Loneliness vs Being Alone feat. Marlon Simpson (011)

Associate Clinical Psychologist, Marlon Simpson and I, have a conversation about loneliness versus being alone. Marlon holds a diploma in Ministerial Studies and another in Psychology, a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Theology and a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology. After 11 years as a Minister of Religion, with responsibilities of care, guidance and pastoral oversight of a total of 15 congregations over this time, he decided to become a Clinical Psychologist. In this space, he has the ability to further delve into his intrigue with the human mind and exercise his desire to assist others in this vast area.

Associate Clinical Psychologist, Marlon Simpson and I, have a conversation about loneliness versus being alone.  Marlon holds a diploma in Ministerial Studies and another in Psychology, a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Theology and a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology.  After 11 years as a Minister of Religion, with responsibilities of care, guidance and pastoral oversight of a total of 15 congregations over this time, he decided to become a Clinical Psychologist.  In this space, he has the ability to further delve into his intrigue with the human mind and exercise his desire to assist others in this vast area.  Below is an outline of the things we discussed:

  • Guest intro
  • What drew you to the profession of Clinical Psychology?
  • Definition of Alone 
  • Definition of Loneliness 
  • Types of Loneliness 
  • Definition of Social Isolation
  • What is your experience with being alone, loneliness and/or social isolation?
  • How would you describe your social personality outside of work?
  • When you interact with people does it matter whether they are new people or familiar friends you care about?
  • Paint a picture of what loneliness is like for you?
  • What do you think caused your feeling of loneliness in that scenario?
  • What are some of the things that feed our loneliness?
  • Reference blog 'Loneliness: An Epidemic?'
  • Do you think people are becoming more lonely and why?
  • Have you ever opened your IG and felt left out when you see your friends out?
  • Ways to combat loneliness:
  • When was the last time you took yourself out on a date?
  • Change the script in our minds
  • Changing the environment that we are in.
  • Doing something physical
  • Biopsychosocial model
  • What are some of the detrimental effects of loneliness?
  • Depression
  • Decreased libido
  • Parasuicide/Suicide
  • What are some of the medical illnesses that can cause you to feel lonely?
  • How can people find you professionally?
  • Using dating apps/hookup apps to escape loneliness. 
  • Where are you now in your personal journey with loneliness/being alone?
  • Final words

MARLON SIMPSON CAN BE FOUND PROFESSIONALLY AT:
Tel: 1-876-260-4077
Instagram: @_loveyourmind_

REFERENCED BLOG:
Loneliness: An epidemic? (April 16, 2018)

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