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Avoiding reality

American Scholar published a letter I wrote addressing what I believe is a very serious threat – in fact the threat – to any discussion between friends, public debate, or personal growth.  No kidding.  You can find the letter here so … Continue reading

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The fault lies not in our stars

Letter I sent to the Washington Post in response to one of their columns – who knew they’d print it!  It touches on something we often have to address in psychotherapy, gently and when the time is right. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-keep-falling-for-politicians-we-know-wont-keep-their-promises/2018/05/23/d5c3ca30-5d29-11e8-b656-236c6214ef01_story.html?utm_term=.08969dc2b26a   … Continue reading

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Lies – conscious ones this time. Trump, DeBlasio, immigration, terrorism, abortion.

My book is about unconscious lies – how they cause and sustain most of the problems in our lives.   Today I’m compelled to post about conscious lies, the mess our world has become and what we can – must – … Continue reading

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intterview for a new program: “Transformation TV”

This is a roughly 30 minute interview covering psychotherapy, what goes wrong in our lives in general, why therapy can take so bloody long, why it’s so easy to lie and hard to catch and stop it.  And of course … Continue reading

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Simple answer to ubiquitous problem

I’m not a fan of one-size-fits-all psychology.  People are much more complicated critters than as depicted in the self-help literature.  The stern, almost thug-like, cold, martinet of a father is a source of necessary and even comforting clarity one son; another … Continue reading

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Why “Stop Lying”? Why Get In Touch

“Stop lying”, I wrote in the book.  Here’s a case which illustrates how to do this and why it’s important to do. When Jack started with me, he was an extremely successful businessman, not yet 30, utterly unable to enjoy … Continue reading

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TV appearance for #StopLyingBook

   

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Trump, the election, and psychotherapy – 2

Another short video demonstrating when therapy is useful, going somewhere, productive, and when it’s a waste.  More often then not, I’m hearing from people, it’s a waste, particularly as they talk about Trump.  Please take a look at this 10 … Continue reading

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Trump, the election, and psychotherapy.

Never in my 30 years of doing this work has the same question come up remotely as much as it has in the past half year.  Friends ask, colleagues debate, and patients ask.  I’ve posted my answer as a video … Continue reading

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addicted? hesitating? “paralysis by analysis”

I’m cited several times in a good brief article about a common block in moving our lives forward.  It’s about voice training but the same words apply to psychotherapy and life. https://www.edgestudio.com/blogs/are-you-addicted-voice-over-training Or just read it here: Are you addicted to … Continue reading

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