We all have been there with a romantic partner, family member or friend who always has something dramatic going on in their lives. Perhaps it may even be you who is addicted to drama. There are important patterns to recognize and correct if you or someone you know is addicted to drama. Don’t let the drama of others, or within yourself, continue to decrease your happiness and well being. Listen to today’s show for key tools and tips for dealing with drama in your life.

In this episode with Dr. Scott Lyons we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • What is drama, how to recognize it and the important differences between a drama reflex and a drama occurrence
  • How those who engage in drama are disconnected from themselves
  • How drama helps reinforce one’s identity as a victim and how to break this pattern
  • Why some individuals create drama to feel alive and connected
  • How to relate with someone who is addicted to drama
  • Interrupting the drama pattern for a happier, healthier life
  • And much more!

Dr. Scott Lyons is a licensed holistic psychologist, educator and author of the book Addicted to Drama: Healing Dependency on Crisis and Chaos in Yourself and Others, with Hachette publishing. Scott is also the host of The Gently Used Human Podcast, a delightfully depthful and often hilarious exploration of what it is to be human, to have lived life, and come out gently used.

As a renowned body-based trauma expert, Doctor of Osteopathy (Spain) and Mind-Body Medicine specialist, Scott helps people to break free from cycles of pain, limited beliefs, and trauma. Scott is an innovator in transformative wellness and trauma therapy, teaching over half a million people internationally over the past twenty years how to relieve stress and restore vitality. Scott has worked with many of the country’s top leaders and CEOs as an executive coach and wellness consultant.

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Addicted To Drama

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