The start of a new year typically involves us looking at changes we would like to make to improve our own lives and the lives of those around us. With 2020 having been a particularly difficult year, the key to working on these goals could first be learning to reframe our experiences and put trauma behind us.
In his first podcast episode of 2021, Dr Chatterjee speaks to Auschwitz survivor Dr Edith Eger on how to discover your inner power. Dr Edith speaks honestly about how mindset was her most important tool in overcoming her horrific experiences within the concentration camp.
Edith explains how she how she began to view her guards as the prisoners, turn hate into pity and goes as far as describing the experience as ‘an opportunity’. Through forgiveness, Edith escaped from the prison of her past and encourages listeners to, reframe it as ‘liberating yourself and giving yourself a gift, rather than forgiving someone for something’.
Dr Chatterjee said, ‘I felt grateful and humbled to have had the opportunity to speak to Edith and the conversation really changed me. I hope you get as much out of it as I did.’