May 28 2022
17: Episode 17 - If sharing this educates and saves lives, then I am glad I experienced coercive control! A Macrus Aurelius quote that leads to a discussion on spotting and surviving the most misunderstood form of domestic abuse
Coercive Control is a major cause of suicide and most don't even spot it until its too late! Even the latest UK Government reports admit a huge lack of understanding in this area and it is extremely complex! But having experienced myself (twice!) to extreme degrees, I can say that if it were not for my own love of philosophy and ability to give myself the needed psychoanalytical therapy, I would have taken my own life - and I have experienced a lot as listeners know! Maybe, this is why it was me who suffered those experiences of what is a psychological attack; to now use that wisdom to be able give the world an understanding of coercive control like no other with the aid of my incredible cohost Jamie, starting with this episode!
For the interview of Adams initial, listen to Episode 72 of Jamie's Optimise Me Now podcast which can be accessed here:
We want to bring you a guide for life! Breaking down the unique wisdom of some of the greatest minds that have ever existed proven by the fact that the teachings of the stoics are still in existence today! But so few of us manage to realise the true meaning and value of many of these great philosophical works within the context of modern society.
In a similar approach to the Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for Modern Life podcast, but with the shared thoughts of co-hosts Adam Bates and Jamie Keeling adding the dynamic of two way conversation and their combined experiences through life!
For most episode the theme will centre around a different piece of text or quote from a well known Stoic philosopher from those attributed to Socrates through the words of Plato, or to Epicurus, to Seneca or others.
The aim is to bring you the guide for life, a life of happiness and fulfilment
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