Healing Through Feeling Your Emotions: The Formula of AEDP | Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW

Today we are joined by psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel for a deep dive into AEDP (Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy). Hilary recounts her transformative journey of discovering AEDP and the profound impact it had on her practice. Through captivating storytelling and heartfelt insights, she illuminates the power of this therapeutic approach to facilitate lasting change and personal growth. In this podcast, Hilary emphasizes the importance of embracing our emotions fully and fearlessly. She guides us through the process of understanding how suppressing or avoiding emotions can hinder our overall well-being and limit our capacity for genuine connections. By encouraging listeners to explore the depths of their emotional world, Hilary empowers us to embark on a journey of self-discovery and emotional liberation.

Show Notes:

0:00 Intro

4:10 An Intro to Psychodynamics

8:56 Facing the Unconscious with Strength

10:16 Hilary’s Story of Becoming a Psychotherapist

14:26 AEDP: How Emotions Work in Our Mind & Body

17:27 Getting Out of the Head and Into the Feelings

20:18 The Change Triangle & Core Emotions

32:22 Working Through a Core Emotion

38:58 The Basics of Emotion Education

44:37 Understanding Emotional Control

48:39 Parenting as a Therapist

58:08 What Hilary Learned from her Mother

1:00:40 Conclusion

Hilary Jacobs Hendel is author of the international award-winning book, “It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self” (Random House & Penguin UK). She received her B.A. in biochemistry from Wesleyan University and an MSW from Fordham University. She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. She has published articles in The New York Times, Time, NBC Think, FOX News and Oprah, and her blog is read worldwide. You can find free resources, classes, webinars, and curricula on emotions and the Change Triangle tool for emotional health at hilaryjacobshendel.com and follow her work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Hilary’s Website: https://www.hilaryjacobshendel.com/

The Change Triangle: https://www.hilaryjacobshendel.com/pr…

Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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