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Be Your Differentiated Self with Dr. Lorenzo Neal

13 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Lorenzo NealWebsite

Author, counselor, educator, and pastor Dr. Lorenzo Neal discusses topics through the lens of differentiation of self and it's affect on our interpersonal lives. Family issues, religious expression, social justice issues, and politics are all engaged by how well self differentiated we are. Support t… read more

13 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Cut-Off

January 20th, 2022


If you've ever had to cut someone out of your life, you know the emotional rollercoaster that comes with it. We never hope to have to cut someone off …

The un-Fused Self

November 24th, 2021


When we hear the word fusion, we usually don't associate it with our relationships but it plays a critical part in them. Dr. Neal discusses how fusion and group think contribute to an individual's sense of emotional and …

The Motivated Self: Finding the Path to Relational Satisfaction

October 25th, 2021


It's often a struggle to find motivation to do well in interpersonal relationships. Extrinsic and Intrinsic motivators play a role in helping us find …

The Self and Emotional Intelligence

April 9th, 2021


All of us desire to have better interpersonal relationships. A big key to this is being emotionally intelligent. Dr. Neal discusses how emotional intelligence is a key ingredient to being a highly self-differentiated …

Blossum Up the Self with Krisshundria James

August 19th, 2020


On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by my niece the lovely Krisshundria James. She's an author, counselor, entreprenuer, and life coach. We discuss the trauma that impacted her self and put her on a trajectory …

The Quarantined Self

May 19th, 2020


In this long delayed episode of the BYDS podcast, Dr. Neal discusses his personal stressor response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter in place quaratined life. Sometimes we need to escape from the negative stress …

The Architect or Archetype

February 4th, 2020


Dr. Neal introduces the concept of Jungian Archetype as part of the development of self identity for interpersonal and intra-personal growth


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The I's Have It

December 24th, 2019


The letter I is a simple letter but when seen within the broader scope of human existence, it can be one selfish letter. On this episode of Be Your Differentiated Self, Dr. Neal discusses how the I-Position in …

The Self and Belonging

December 16th, 2019


Everyone wants to belong to something. There is a human need to be connected in various ways. Dr. Neal discusses how belongingness and the self are connected and serve as motivation towards creating a healthier …

The Differentiation of Self Inventory (DSI): Seeing Your Differentiated Self

October 25th, 2019


Is there a way to measure Self-Differentiation? Of course there is and Dr. Neal walks us through the Differentiation of Self Inventory better known as the DSI. This self-taking inventory provides questions on a Likert …

Thinking in Systems: Anxiety, Emotions, and The Self

October 11th, 2019


Differentiation of self begins with learning to think in systems. Systems thinkning is seeing the self from inter-related perspectives. Dr Neal disccusses how anxiety, emotions, and the self are inter-related and can …

So What is Differentiation?

October 4th, 2019


This episode explains the concept of differentiation of self as part of Dr. Murray Bowen's Family Systems theory of family counseling. Dr. Neal explains the eight concepts of Bowen's Family Systems theory and the four …

Be Your Differentiated Self (BYDS) Podcast Introduction Show

September 30th, 2019


In this short introdcution clip, Dr. Lorenzo Neal gives the initial introduction on what the BYDS podcast is all about.

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