The Psychonaut Show
About This Show
“The Psychonaut Show,” hosted by Dr. JKB, is on a mission to seek out strange, new worlds in inner space. We discover the tools that psychoanalysts since Freud have used to penetrate the mysterious depths of the unconscious. At times, we go beyond psychoanalysis into the wisdom traditions of both East and West, but always with the practical goal of becoming more effective, more connected, and more attractive in our daily lives.
Dr. JKB is John K. Burton, M.D., a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and has been treating patients for more than 20 years. Although he does use medication and evidence-based psychotherapies, he has always found that people respond best when they feel understood. He credits his psychoanalytic training with a framework and tools for understanding even the most confusing situations. His belief that these tools should be available to as many people as possible, without financial or geographical limitations, inspired him to create “The Psychonaut Show” podcast.Read more »
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4: Episode 2.4: Narcissism - "You Probably Think This Episode Is About You."
Q: What do President Trump and daffodils have in common?
A: They've both been called the name of a Greek myth.
It seems that we hear about Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder all the time these days, especially as an accusation, but what does being called "a Narcissist" really even mean?
To investigate this idea, we go back to Freud – of course. But we also bring in our friend from Season 1, Heinz Kohut, and our first actual living psychoanalytic theorist, Otto Kernberg! We also take a tour through the ancient myths of the original self-centered chap, Narcissus, and on the way we encounter the Goddess of Vengeance, visit the Budapest School, wrestle the Pathologic Grandiose Self monster and come to rest at the Reservoir of Self-Esteem.
Whether you are dealing with a difficult boss, an obstinate adolescent, or are being accused of narcissism yourself, the lessons of this episode will help us remember what our mothers (and Ru Paul!) always told us...Read more »