Episode 119: Will Randle – Dissociative Identity Disorder & Our Ever-Changing Understanding of Mental Health

by | Nov 9, 2021 | Interviews with Leaders, Popular | 0 comments

“If you wanna help somebody heal and be mentally healthy, you’ve gotta see them.”

—Will Randle

Will Randle is a therapist who specializes in working with people with extreme experiences & structural dissociation. This might include trafficking, organized abuse & child pornography survivors, sexual & physical trauma, and some combat experiences. He works mostly from a body and biology perspective informed by Buddhist practices. He only took one psychology class, and got a C-.

Connect with Will

00:02:35 Welcome, Will!
00:08:16 Working with Individuals Who Have Seen Combat
00:22:06 Dissociative Identity Disorder
00:28:37 How Our Understanding of Mental Health Has Changed
00:34:56 Our Window of Tolerance
00:41:17 Dissociation as a Practice
00:55:08 What Produces Happiness
00:59:43 Resources Will is Looking For
01:02:35 Will’s Life-Changing Book
01:04:14 Will’s Call-to-Action
01:06:17 Connecting with Will
01:07:36 Thank You, Will!

Will’s Life-Changing Book
“A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life” by Santideva

Books Mentioned
“Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5” by American Psychiatric Association

Additional Resources
Episode #70: Lisa Bond on The Mosaic Life Podcast
Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Episode #114: Dan Sheehan on The Mosaic Life Podcast
Recognizing Complex Trauma
What Is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?
Can the R Kelly verdict lead to a shift in the music industry? | The Guardian
False Memory Syndrome
Pat Ogden
Kadampa Buddhism

Words of Wisdom
“What seed, what root did it grow from? Who’s doing this? Who’s killing us, robbing us of life and light, mocking us with the sight of what we might’ve known? Does our ruin benefit the earth, does it help the grass to grow, the sun to shine?” —The Thin Red Line

“A Great Man Doesn’t Seek To Lead. He’s Called To It.” —Duke Leto Atreides, Dune

“Do not pity the tortured, pity the torturer, for his pain is just beginning.”

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