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Episode 9: How to Play Nicely With Your Dark Side of Sabotage

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“We can’t have the light without the dark. And the sooner you can recognize and learn to play with your self sabotages, the better you will be not only as a clinician, but as a friend, as a family member and a citizen of this world,” shares host, Dr. Lara Salyer. In this week’s episode of The Catalyst, Dr. Salyer talks about how to make self-sabotaging behaviors work for you instead of against you.

 

Whether or not we want to admit it, we all engage in self-sabotaging behaviors, even if we don’t realize it. Some of the many ways we get in the way of our own success are emotional dysregulation, internalizing, lack of direction, externalizing, perfectionism, fantasy proneness, and apathy. To better prevent self-destruction, it is important that we learn how to recognize cognitive distortions so that we don’t get hindered by things like imposter syndrome.

Tune into this week’s episode of The Catalyst for a conversation with host Dr. Lara Salyer to learn more about the seven methods of self-sabotage, how to recognize it, and ways to counteract cognitive distortions so you can lead a better and more fulfilling life.

About The Catalyst Host, Dr. Lara Salyer:

I worked as a family physician for 15 years until burnout changed the trajectory of my career. I realized I wanted to start a holistic functional medicine practice in my rural hometown and made it happen. In addition to practicing functional medicine, I now mentor practitioners who are looking to change their paths in healthcare by using what I refer to as the “Catalyst Roadmap”. I share each step of this framework with listeners so that they may apply it to their careers, relationships, personal goals, and projects. 

In This Episode I'm Talking About:

  • The 7 methods of self-sabotage
  • How to recognize cognitive distortions
  • Imposter syndrome and how common it is among humans
  • Ways to counteract cognitive distortions to live a more fulfilling life

Quotes:

  • “It’s those unsightly quirks in our personality that we all have, we can’t have the light without the dark. And the sooner you can recognize and learn to play with your self sabotages, the better you will be not only as a clinician, but as a friend, as a family member and a citizen of this world.” (00:51-1:09)

 

  • “You have to learn to love what you hate. And sometimes doing the dirty work of understanding your dark shadows and your self-sabotages turns out to benefit you.” (3:13-3:24)

 

  • “When you’re strong in what you offer, your services, your mission, and purpose, you can handle anything that comes your way.” (6:46-6:56)

 

  • “Burnout doesn’t start with us, it doesn’t start with them. It starts with everything. It’s a whole system’s failure.” (16:22-16:29)

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