Apr 9, 2023
Dr. Mark Goulston, best-selling author, writer, educator and podcaster shares his journey from depression to successful suicide prevention psychologist. As one of the world’s top thought leaders on empathic listening Dr Goulston injects his wisdom into the interview bringing life to his best selling book ‘Just Listen’ leaving gems for healthy relationships along the way.
He explains the essence behind filling the ‘The mirror neuron
gap’ principle and its place in creating healthy interactions and
connections: an essential communication tool.
Seeing beyond the façade to the potential in others is the message of the podcast.
Some take away words of wisdom
Being bright, you can turn nothing into something
Being smart, you can turn something into every thing
Being wise is knowing what’s important in life and what’s worth fighting for and what’s not.
Solution focus beats competition focus.
Journaling is lifesaving and brings out the creative side.
Defeating self-defeat – Loneliness and procrastination
Lament for the Old
When I was a
it was common practice
to avoid the geriatrics floor.
The most widely used rationalization
was the reminder
of our own ultimate demise.
But since my colleagues
knew not how to celebrate life,
I doubted that they truly feared death.
I then thought
it was because we had been taught
to salvage life quantitatively
and not qualitatively.
And it was obvious that
this group was a poor bet.
I then took the
to get to know some of these marvelous people,
three times my age,
who offered a wealth of experience
that spanned hundreds of years.
What was so obviously missing
was someone to share the fullness of the past
and to help relieve the loneliness of the future.
And maybe someone
to give a damn
when they died…
– Mr. Goulston is a third-year student at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.
ABOUT DR. MARK GOULSTON
Dr. Mark Goulston is one of the worlds top thought leaders on empathic listening with his book, "Just Listen," being translated into 28 languages and becoming the top book on listening in the world. He is the inventor of Surgical Empathy, an approach he used to reach suicidal patients for more than 25 years without any of them dying by suicide and is the co-creator and moderator of the documentary, Stay Alive: An Intimate Conversation about Suicide Prevention. He is the co-founder of Michelangelo Mindset and host of the highly rated podcast, My Wakeup Call and instructor of the Defeating Self Defeat audio course at Himalaya.com. He is also a former UCLA professor of psychiatry and FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer.
*Mark Goulston, M.D.*
*Co-Founder, Michelangelo Mindset*
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