So often when students talk about vulnerability with me in therapy, I hear the phrase, “I don’t want to be a burden.” On this episode, I talk with Jonathan Huston, a counselor at CAPS about how our language and culture contribute to the belief that being vulnerable means being a burden and how to get past barriers to vulnerability. Students share why they think vulnerability is difficult and I review a study discussing Shame Resilience Theory.
Intro: RJD2 – Ghostwriter
For Science: D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Shugar Daddy
Hearing from USU: Bombay Bicycle Club – Carry Me
Outro: Radiohead – Lotus Flower