ep.41 How Do I Find Meaning In Life? | AKA

Ask Kati Anything audience questions:1. Hey Kati! Thank you for all that you do! My question is how do I find meaning in my life? I struggle...2. Hey Kati happy Thursday! My dad left when I was 8 and recently he reached out to me for the first time in ten years. I repressed the feeling for so long that I truly lived in a happy delusion of believing my dad leaving had zero effect on me...3. Do therapists really mean it when they give you compliments or are they just saying it to build the therapeutic relationship? I've had therapists say things like "i'm in awe of you" or "I was completely blown away when you said...". I find my inner voice saying...4. Hi Kati! I was wondering, if you're around a narcissist for a long period of time (dating, married or grew up with one etc) can their narcissistic qualities rub off on you making you display their...5. Hey Kati, what is a healthy amount of control? I tend to feel all or nothing is the only approach. I try not to control others, but I feel like I’m the only thing I can control, so I can be a...6. Hey Kati, I hope you’re doing great. I’m a pretty shy person and I struggle to make eye contact with people in my daily life. The only person I can look in the eyes without feeling embarrassed is my therapist. When I started therapy I thought I was gonna struggle to...7. Hey Kati! How can I stop replaying the bad parts of my last therapy session in my head? I feel like my thoughts spin round and round like on one of those teacup rides - it's nauseating - and with my appointments being every fortnight, it's exhausting. I told her about a new intrusive thought that...8. Is psychosomatic pain a real thing, if so, how could one differentiate psychosomatic pain from a physical pain? Or just chat about psychosomatic symptoms..9. Hey Kati! Happy Thursday! Every once in a while, I have a feeling of intense anxiety or feeling down for no reason at all. I feel like I have to have a reason for why I feel the way that I do or else I will overthink it and I don't like not having a reason...10. Hi Kati, should I and how should I approach the topic of touch starvation in therapy? I struggle with touch starvation and didn’t really have that need fulfilled as a kid but I don’t like to talk about it in therapy because it’d be weird knowing that my therapist...Connecting with KatiAre u ok? Kati's book is in stores now!Kati's Amazon SuggestionsPATREON is a great way to help support the creation of mental health videosJournaling Club - On Tuesday & Friday Kati posts a journal prompt to help keep you motivated and working on yourself! Opinions That Don't Matter! (Kati's second podcast)video version audio versionONLINE THERAPY  I do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor. I receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp. I only recommend services I know and trust.BUSINESS EMAIL  linnea@toneymedia.com MAIL  PO Box #665 1223 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403 PLEASE READ If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.Support the show (ht --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/support

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