Dec 30, 2018
In this episode, I explain how I used Harry Potter to help a client deal with her suicidal urges. Please note that my area of expertise is compulsive and binge eating, not suicide – so take everything you hear as anecdote, rather than expert advice. In addition, my client has never attempted to take her own life – we are talking about passive suicidal ideation (i.e. dealing with thoughts such as ‘I don’t want to be here anymore’ rather than any active intention to end her life).
4 min 30: HOW TO CHANNEL SUICIDAL URGES USING THE DEATHLY HALLOWS
I talk about the work I did with my client around safely channelling and releasing her desire to die via the 3 chapters The Forest Again, King’s Cross and The Flaw In The Plan from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.
This is all about the power of imagination instead of well-worn clichés that try and fail to appeal to logic. Sharing Harry’s terror and hopelessness then return to Hogwarts allowed Sophie to connect with her desire to live and resilience.
If you are not already a member of Audible, you can get this audiobook free. Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/EatingCoach and you can help support the show.
20 min 16: THE 5 QUESTIONS TO REFRAME THE DESIRE TO DIE
Q1: Can you translate this desire?
Q2: What in your life must die?
Q3 relates to expressing suicidal urges
Q4: Have you met Cavebrain, your secret superpower?
What to do at the end of this podcast
Suicide Prevention Help:
UK – The Samaritans
Tel: 116 123
In The USA:
Karla McLaren – The Language of Emotions
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – if you are not already a member of Audible, you can get this audiobook free. Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/EatingCoach and you can help support the show.
James Altucher’s article :
The Eating Coach episodes on Cavebrain: http://www.theshiftinside.com/audio-why-cant-i-stop-stress-eating-ask-your-cavebrain/
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