10/31/2013 Disabled and Proud

 

Radio curious visits with Dr. Dan Gottlieb, a psychotherapist, author and
host of Voices in the Family, a weekly public radio program originating from
WHYY in Philadelphia.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb is a psychotherapist, author and host of Voices in the
Family, a weekly public radio program originating from WHYY in Philadelphia.
In 1980, half his life ago, a wheel from a large truck crushed his car and
he has been a quadriplegic ever since.

In this interview we discuss his current work and physical condition. He
describes a recent severe accident where he was thrown from his wheelchair
on the way to his first class to be a stand-up comic, and suffered a
concussion and paralysis of his left arm. Although the pain in his arm
remains, he says "it's just an arm."

In this program, Dr. Gottlieb describes how trauma changes human hormones
and human wiring; and how the body holds the truth of our lives, without
judgment or narrative; and his current work to teach compassion to oneself
and others. This program was recorded by phone from his home near
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 17, 2013, and is a sequel to his other
interviews at radiocurious.org/gottlieb. His website is
www.drdangottlieb.com

The books Dan Gottlieb recommends are: "Self Compassion: A Healthier Way of
Relating to Yourself," by Kristin Neff, www.self-compassion.org and "Real
Happiness: The Power of Meditation," by Sharon Salzberg,
www.sharonsalzberg.com.

Radio Curious is a half-hour, weekly, long-form interview program, now in
it's 22rd year. We interview people on a curiously wide variety of topics
about life and ideas.

Playlist Tracks: 
Randy Newmann - Wild Thornberry's closing
Album: Newest Nicktoons; Label: Kid Rhino
Randy Newmann - Wild Thornberry's Theme
Album: Newest Nicktoons; Label: Kid Rhino
Air Date: 
October 31, 2013

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