[Podcast] Episode 24. Existential Kink and Why It Hurts So Good with Carolyn Elliott


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In this episode, Kelly is joined by the author of "Existential Kink: unmask your shadow and embrace your power", Carolyn Elliott. Carolyn unpacks the fascinating concept of existential kink, where taking total responsibility for our life experiences becomes a transformative practice. Kelly and Carolyn explore the interplay between acceptance and approval and discover how embracing our deepest desires can lead to healing and personal growth.


Today on Reclamation Radio:

  • Exploring the taboo desires hidden within the unconscious mind
  • The role of somatic experience and embodied awareness in the practice of existential kink
  • Importance of self-awareness and introspection in identifying unconscious desires
  • Eroticizing past wounds and patterns of suffering
  • Setting aside shame and judgment
  • How embracing desires and challenging experiences can lead to personal growth and fulfillment
  • Living a desire-based existence



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About Dr. Kelly Brogan

KELLY BROGAN, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression. She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. Learn More