In this podcast (episode #267) and blog, I speak with Holocaust survivor, world-renowned psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Edith Eger about her experiences in Nazi Germany and as a psychologist working with other trauma survivors, as well as the incredible power of the human mind and vital life lessons we all can benefit from.
Dr. Edith Eger used her experiences during the Holocaust as an opportunity to learn how to live life from the inside out. As shenotes in her incredible memoir, The Choice, Dr. Edie came to see hatred as something to be pitied—she recognized that the Nazis who abused and tormented her and killed her loved ones were the true prisoners during the Holocaust. They were prisoners in their mind, brainwashed and controlled by their learned hate.
Through her experiences and her practice, Dr. Edie has observed that:
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3:22 Dr. Eger’s experiences in Auschwitz
7:26 Why you need to pay attention to what you are paying attention to!
8:30 The power of perspective
9:35 The power of a probability mindset
10:41 Why you need to love yourself
14:33 How to see the current COVID-19 pandemic
15:20 Why time doesn’t heal everything
26:28 Would you like to be married to you?
28:05 The power of choice
31:40 The power of connecting with others
40:06 Why reframing the past is so important
44:10 Trauma recovery and the power of feeling
59:50 Getting to the root of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors
1:00:42 The worst prisons are the ones we create in our minds
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