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You’ve heard of projection and repression. In our continuing series of the great minds of psychology, we explore the defense mechanisms developed by Anna Freud, first introduced by her father, Sigmund Freud. We discuss:

  • Why defenses are important for the ego and a sign of a healthy mind
  • How Anna Freud expanded defense mechanisms by working with children of World War II in London
  • Some of the defense mechanisms and their purpose
  • How to work with the defenses for a more conscious life

This podcast represents the opinions of Debra Berndt Maldonado and Robert Maldonado, PhD. The content here should not be taken as medical/mental health advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your mental healthcare professional for your mental health questions.

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Why You Get Defensive on Youtube


Debra Maldonado  00:28 

Hello, everyone. Welcome back to another episode of Soul Sessions with CreativeMind. I’m Debra Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado.

Robert Maldonado  00:35

Today we’re talking about why you get defensive.

Debra Maldonado  00:40

We all get defensive, so why it’s normal, all the defense mechanisms we’re going to talk about, including our wonderful inspiration for expanding this knowledge out of Freud. But before we begin, I want to remind you to subscribe to our channel. If you’re watching us on YouTube, click the button here in the corner, you’ll be able to get every episode. For notifications, make sure you click that little bell, so you can get notifications. If you’re listening to us on one of the podcasts services, like Spotify, iTunes, don’t forget, after the show or right now, to click on Subscribe. We have a great series ahead and you do not want to miss any episode.

Robert Maldonado  01:24

Speaking of the series, this is a continuing podcast episode on the series of great minds in psychology. By great minds, of course, we mean that we consider them great because they contributed to the way we work in our coaching.

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