Like much of our culture’s pop psychology quick fixes, Dr. Phil’s counsel can leave many people feeling confused and inadequate.
In his new book Talking Back to Dr. Phil, Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology, counselor, educator and attorney David Bedrick introduces a fresh approach to addressing our disturbing feelings and behaviors, and encourages a loved-based psychology rooted in the belief that there is profound meaning in our struggles, which can be healed when compassionately reframed.
Using examples from the television show Dr. Phil, the author illustrates mainstream psychology’s tendency to shame people into thinking something is wrong with them and debunks many standard protocols and “fixes.”
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Through the lens of a love-based psychology, we learn to:
Embrace our authentic selves instead of attempting to ‘fix’ ourselves View humanity’s deviations from ‘the norm’ as a reflection of nature’s diversity Experience the power and intellige