Rediscover Your Inner Self: The Importance of Uncovering Your Thinking Traps

Date: Nov 1, 2023 Duration: 18: 59 min
We all have the thinking traps that hinder resilience, such as jumping to negative conclusions and personalizing mistakes. It’s important to realize what our patterns of thinking are.
In this episode, you’ll explore the profound notion of self-judgment and the remarkable practice of rediscovering your inner self. Dr. Bonnie Wims skillfully guides you through the process of letting go of the myth of perfection and moving into accepting your beautifully imperfect self. You’ll be encouraged to embrace your mistakes as opportunities for growth and learning, just as she has.

Dr. Bonnie Wims’ empowering message is clear: it’s your uniqueness, your authenticity, and your determination to learn and improve that define your worth. She motivates you to discover what your own thinking traps are, and shows you how to break free from their grip. You’ll feel inspired to seize every challenge as a chance to become stronger and more resilient. Remember, your worth is not determined by perfection, but by your unyielding spirit and your willingness to keep moving forward.


Society has led us to believe that therapy is for those with deep-seated issues and that it’s not for those of us who are “successful and stable”. The Therapy: Deconstructed podcast, hosted by Dr. Bonnie Wims, debunks the myths and societal beliefs about therapy and explains not only what therapy is, but also how it can help anyone who’s facing obstacles in their lives.

As a therapist, coach, and a UK Chartered Counseling Psychologist specializing in helping the global community, Dr. Bonnie has helped innumerable people get from where they are to where they’d like to be. She’s “your someone else” who is there for you when you need to bounce things off of so that you can better understand yourself. And she does it in a warm and intelligent style that’s peppered with levity.

Listen in each week to Dr. Wims if you’re therapy-curious and get answers to all your questions about what therapy is, what it is not, and how therapy may be the x-factor you’ve been searching for.

📜 I don’t go to therapy to find out if I’m a freak. Dr. Williams’s poem “What Do You Hear in These Sounds”. 01:06
🙃 Perfectionism traps us in a catch-22: negative thinking patterns and self-doubt. 01:50
📕 The Resilience Factor book: thinking traps and patterns prevent us from being resilient. 03:48
⚠️ Jumping to conclusions of negative. 05:09
2️⃣ Personalizing faults and mistakes: a thinking trap that tells you that you are guilty. 06:29
🎙️ Success in podcasting comes from letting go of the idea of a perfect podcast. 08:22
🧮 Comfort zone and pushing out of it: practice and learning – trying again is the key. 10:06
🎯 Remind yourself to stay connected to yourself: meditation or different tools. 13:15
🌞 Learning and being curious are big reasons for living. 15:57

What Listeners Are Saying


Every month, I look forward to a new episode of Therapy Deconstructed. The way Bonnie weaves her own story through the episodes is captivating. She has a calm and nurturing voice, like the trusted friend you always turn to when you need solid advice. I always finish an episode feeling like she was talking directly to me.

Thomas MacInnes

As someone who had never gone to therapy, I found myself in a situation last year that was very sad, confusing and overwhelming for me and I was really unable to figure my way through it. I turned to Bonnie and she so graciously and effortlessly (seemingly) had so much empathy and compassion for my feelings and she truly helped me navigate getting my emotions and really my life back on track. I am very grateful for Bonnie and her wisdom, honesty, humor, candor but mostly for her compassion. I’m excited to listen to her podcast but would highly encourage anyone who is reading this to reach out to her. She really helped me and I am very thankful to have her in my corner.


Dr. Wims makes therapy digestible and even fun to learn about. Sometime therapy feels like a big mystery and something super intimidating, but she breaks it down make it feel more personal and helpful.


I’m pretty particular about what podcasts I’ll tune into, but this one was recommended so I decided to check it out. Bonnie is a natural at this – she offers thoughtful insights into our thoughts and emotions and why we humans fall into unhelpful patterns, then provides simple wisdom on how to reframe them. Big fan.

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