Dr Ruth Bettelheim on Emotions – Compassion

Dr Ruth Bettelheim

Dr Ruth Bettelheim


Dr Ruth Bettelheim has more than 20 years experience with emotions as a psychotherapist, she has a deep seeded calling for her chosen path being the daughter of psychoanalysts. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and her work has appeared in the New York Times and USA Today. She studied psychology at the University of Chicago and UCLA and has held many academic and consulting positions. Dr Ruth and I talk about my film and she shares another theory in what may have eaten away at my Mum. We talk about having rewarding work and intimate relationships as key factors for healthy emotions, and that we should observe our own emotions with compassion. It was certainly an enlightening conversation and we discussed much more not in the podcast, especially the importance of love which she wrote a fantastic article for the Huffington Post which can be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ruth-bettelheim/the-love-drug_b_6651792.html?ir=Australia.

This conversation was recorded early in the morning my time and my kids were just waking up and getting lively. Despite being behind close doors, you will hear some screaming in the background halfway through the recording but don’t be alarmed they’re just having fun.

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