Talking Back to Dr. Phil : Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology
Format: Trade Paper
Publisher: Belly Song Press
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In this innovative book, counselor, educator, and attorney David Bedrick introduces a fresh approach to understanding disturbing feelings and behaviors. Using examples from the television show Dr. Phil, he illustrates mainstream psychology's tendency to shame people into thinking something is wrong with them. He then debunks many standard protocols and & fixes. Drawing on provocative insights into such topics as dieting, sex, anger, addictions, domestic violence, and more, Bedrick goes on to present a love-based psychology rooted in the belief that there is profound meaning in our struggles, which can come to light when they are compassionately reframed. Through the lens of a love-based psychology we learn to: â€¢ Embrace our authentic selves instead of attempting to â€œfixâ€ ourselves â€¢ View humanityâ€™s deviations from â€œthe normâ€ as a reflection of natureâ€™s diversity â€¢ Experience the power and intelligence of our feelings â€¢ Recognize the larger cultureâ€™s formative role in our individual suffering â€¢ Transform conflict into a catalyst for building sustainable relationships â€¢ Accept our greatest difficulties as our strongest allies
David Bedrick, JD, Dipl. PW, is a teacher, counselor, attorney, and organizational consultant, having taught in organizations including the U.S. Navy, 3M, the American Society of Training and Development, and the Process Work Institute. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Arnold Mindell, PhD, is a therapist in private practice and the author of 20 books, including Dreambody, Quantum Mind, and The Shaman’s Body. He lives in Portland, Oregon.