Setting Healthy Boundaries With Dr. Leslie Dobson

Setting healthy boundaries is not always the easiest thing. There is a fine line between being nice and letting people take advantage of you.

It’s dependent on so many factors. In conversation with Dr. Leslie Dobson on the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast Episode #212.

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About Dr. Leslie Dobson 

Dr. Leslie Dobson, a forensic psychologist, shares her journey into the field and the challenges she faced. She discusses the importance of rotations and access to treatment for inmates in the prison system.
Dr. Dobson emphasizes the impact of trauma on mental health and the need for better treatment options.
She also highlights the issues with the judicial system and the lack of support for individuals with mental illness.
Dr. Dobson differentiates between psychopathy and trauma, and discusses the dynamics of narcissistic relationships. She provides insights on setting healthy boundaries and recognizing burnout. Dr. Dobson suggests therapeutic activities for healing old wounds and demystifies mental health. She concludes with her upcoming book and plans for female empowerment retreats.

Takeaways On Setting Healthy Boundaries and The Episode

  • Access to treatment and rotations are crucial for inmates in the prison system.
  • Trauma plays a significant role in mental health issues.
  • The judicial system lacks support for individuals with mental illness.
  • Psychopathy and trauma are distinct but can overlap in some cases.
  • Setting healthy boundaries is essential for personal well-being.
  • Recognizing burnout and seeking professional help is important.
  • Therapeutic activities like journaling can aid in healing old wounds.
  • Life doesn’t have to feel bad, and there are resources available for support.

Chapters From The Episode Setting Healthy Boundaries

00:00 Introduction and Background

02:20 The Importance of Rotations and Access to Treatment

04:20 The Impact of Trauma on Mental Health

07:13 Issues with the Judicial System and Lack of Support

08:36 Understanding Criminals and Addressing Their Pain or Trauma

09:46 Differentiating Psychopathy and Trauma

11:15 Identifying Threatening Behaviors and Red Flags

13:43 Understanding Narcissism and Impression Management

15:08 The Dynamics of Narcissistic Relationships

16:59 Setting Healthy Boundaries19:08Recognizing Burnout and Seeking Professional Help

24:56 Therapeutic Activities for Healing Old Wounds

26:50 Demystifying Mental Health and the Importance of Self-Care

28:21 Upcoming Book and Female Empowerment Retreats

30:12 Closing Message: Life Doesn’t Have to Feel Bad

If You Need Help Setting Healthy Boundaries

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