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Happiness Simplified

28 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Kayvon K and Dail ManuelWebsite

Welcome to Happiness Simplified, a podcast about the simple things that can make your life awesome.


16 - Personal Challenges and Past Trauma

In Episode #16, Kayvon and Dai discuss the key to clarity, exercises to help you find it with greater ease, and how confusion is frequently tied to challenging childhood experiences.

Time Stamped Show Notes:
00:58 – Dai shares how he’s doing while on the road
01:31 – How Kayvon is doing
o 02:05 – Kayvon’s father had health issues
o 03:34 – Kayvon’s friend on EMDR therapy
04:10 – “We all have memories that are traumatic”
04:33 – Starting to live your life from the belief
o 05:09 – Identifying beliefs from early childhood
05:32 – The EMDR therapist alters the association and puts a new belief
o 06:51 – Kayvon underwent EMDR sessions
o 07:47 – “Stories develop in our minds through habitual choices”
09:25 – Habits as an excuse
10:08 – “We use different reasons as alibis to NOT change”
10:50 – Kayvon’s example from medical school
11:56 – Action orientation
12:45 – EMDR is pragmatism
o 13:51 – Kayvon researched about EMDR
o 14:48 – EMDR is Kayvon’s way to get clarity
15:32 – Dai turning away from alcohol
17:51 – A lot of personal habits are influenced early in life
18:15 – Living in the same pattern is similar to addiction
19:22 – Where Kayvon is right now in his EMDR therapy
20:33 – “Let the new level of clarity come up”
21:30 – Take time to explore and navigate
22:26 – TRY this EXERCISE
o 23:01 – Get a sheet of paper
o 23:14 – Column 1 – Write…
o 23:47 – Column 2 – Write…
o 24:04 – Column 3 – Write…
25:24 – The freedom model
27:42 – Some habits are just automatic
28:07 – Try the two exercises in one
29:48 – We encourage you to participate!
30:30 – Connect with Dai and Kayvon on Twitter

3 Key Points:
1. Beliefs come from personal memories.
2. Memories play a great part in your life choices.
3. People use reasons to use as alibis for not changing.

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