Episode 91: Bill O’Herron, LCSW – Understanding Our Brains & Why We Are Good Enough

by | May 2, 2021 | Interviews with Leaders | 0 comments

“A truth is an experience, it’s not a thought.”

-Bill O’Herron, LCSW

 

Bill O’Herron, LCSW is a corporate executive, practicing therapist (weekends and evenings), and writer who seeks to use his 33 years of financial sales management experience, 24 years of marriage, 15 years of counseling clients, and 8,500 hours of sitting quietly to help his clients better understand themselves and deepen their relationships. Bill teaches that all our relationships with others, especially our marriage, started in 4th grade, when our limbic-emotional body learned, absorbed, and inherited our parents’ lives and experiences.

His research shows that relationships fail for one single reason: a lack of understanding of one’s own emotions and reaction patterns created in childhood. His work with archetypes demonstrates also that relationships are not a single experience or dyad between two people but are eight unique relationships all occurring at the same time. Three key concepts he uses to accelerate client’s work are Stand in the Fire, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics at Home, and Relatus. These three provide direct access to understanding self.

Connect with Bill
WholeCounseling.com
“Waking Up Marriage: Finding Truth In Your Partnership” by Bill O’Herron, LCSW

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Timestamps
00:04:19 Welcome, Bill!
00:07:55 Meditation & Our Monkey Brains
00:11:53 Understanding Our Left Brain / Right Brain Relationship
00:18:31 How We Relax the Relational Brain
00:21:58 Tracing Our Thoughts to Our Feelings
00:23:47 How We Can Be Comfortable Sitting Alone
00:32:45 What We Do to Slow Down Our Rational Minds
00:39:43 The Intuition Project
00:50:37 Happiness Isn’t a Steady State
00:53:47 Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop
00:57:16 Resources Bill is Looking For
00:58:58 Connecting with Bill
00:59:50 Bill’s Life-Changing Book
01:01:37 Bill’s Personal Call to Action
01:02:59 Thank You, Bill!

Bill’s Life-Changing Book(s)
“Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramhansa Yogananda
“Ultimate Journey” by Robert Monroe
“The Universe Story” by Brian Swimme

Books Mentioned
“Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child” by John Bradshaw
“Beyond the Brain” by Stanislav Grof
“Seth Speaks” by Jane Roberts
“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

Additional Resources
Cycles of Seven and Learning to Flow with the Cycles
Dunning-Kruger Effect
Neocortex
Reticular Activating System
Midbrain
Our Three Brains – The Reptilian Brain
What Is The Divine Feminine?
Piscean Age
Aquarian age
The 12 House of the Zodiac
The Monroe Institute
Limbic System
Solar Plexus
Kent State University
Stanislav Grof And His Famous Holotropic Breathwork | Gaia
Everything You Need to Know About DMT, the ‘Spirit Molecule’ | Healthline
What Is Ayahuasca? Experience, Benefits, and Side Effects | Healthline
Joseph Campbell
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Alcoholics Anonymous

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