In this episode, Bailey interviews Dr. Kaveh Kavoosi, an emergency doctor and student of Internal Family Systems who provides tools and strategies to help you understand your feelings and process your experiences in a way that brings you joy and freedom.


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How often do you check-in with yourself? Your internal dialogue is as important as what you communicate to others. There are multiple parts of you that need to be heard and addressed and they are involved in helping you process all your life experiences, including trauma. Dr. Kaveh Kavoosi, a student of Internal Family Systems, is a big promoter of developing tools to perform this internal dialogue in the most productive way.

One of the most important things is to experience, contemplate, and integrate what happens in your life. We tend to hold onto feelings and memories, when in reality, feelings should be experienced and then let go. This is especially true for traumatic experiences, which can lead you to develop maladaptive coping mechanisms. All of this can be addressed and you can change how you experience life by choosing to unburden yourself using the many strategies and tools Kaveh explains during this episode.

About Dr. Kaveh Kavoosi 

Dr. Kaveh Kavoosi is an emergency doctor who has been practicing for 3.5 years. He is also a student of Internal Family Systems, which contemplates the human being as an entity composed of multiple parts that need addressing and understanding to lead a healthier and happier life. Dr. Kavoosi promotes a different approach to medicine and he brings a different perspective to the medical profession.

Key Takeaways

  • Qualitative contact with your feelings and experiences can transform your health in a positive way.
  • We hold onto things to be able to feel a sense of safety and ensure survival, but this can have a negative impact on your health.
  • You can develop different defense mechanisms according to the situations in which you find yourself in.
  • Internal Family Systems allows for the understanding of why you do what you do and it can help in the process of unburdening yourself.
  • Navigating the identities you have placed upon yourself or that someone has placed on you.
  • Everyone belongs in this world and this does not require validation.
  • The true lottery win is recognizing and appreciating your life.
  • Integration is instrumental to process our experiences.
  • Making your brain curiously adaptable can lead to a whole new way of living life.

In this episode we covered:

  • (00:00) Welcome to Dr. Kaveh Kavoosi to The Mindrise Podcast.
  • (02:29) Dr. Kaveh’s personal experience with panic attacks and anxiety and the shortcomings of traditional medicine when dealing with these concerns. 
  • (05:44) Holding onto thoughts and experiences and the negative impact this can have on your body.
  • (07:45) The conditioning of society as a force that leads us to compartmentalize and catalog our feelings and experiences.
  • (09:41) Internal Family Systems as the understanding of the different parts of ourselves that exist in a natural state.
  • (12:08) The extinguishing tools you use to deal with trauma and how a lack of understanding of these tools can perpetuate trauma. 
  • (18:36) The importance of understanding that the things you’re experiencing are not who you are. 
  • (24:28) The need for more appropriate trauma-management at all levels of society. 
  • (30:48) Using experience, contemplation, and integration to fully experience your life.
  • (36:44) Vulnerability as an indicator of what needs to be addressed. 
  • (40:28) The power of checking in with yourself and having a conversation with the different parts of you. 


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