It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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How to shed mental health labels and create personal meaning
Eric R. Maisel Ph.D.
Millions of people want to do something in a daily way—write their novel, practice their yoga, build their home business—but can't seem to make that work. Here's what to try!
When your parent is an authoritarian who bullies and tyrannizes you, what consequences can you expect? One is a lifelong difficulty with decision-making.
We've been saddled with the metaphor of "seeking meaning," as if meaning were "out there" and could be found by searching. But meaning is really just a psychological experience.
Psychotherapy could still become what it always ought to have been: our premier tool for investigating the human condition.
Contemporary psychiatry and psychology view you and me as collections of symptoms who fall prey to "mental disorders." Isn't there a better way of viewing us?
The 25 lenses of multi-lens therapy and why it helps both clients and therapists.
Part 3 of the "Introduction to Multi-Lens Therapy" series addresses how therapists and other helpers can introduce the ideas of multi-lens therapy in session with clients
In part 2 of the series introducing multi-lens psychotherapy, learn how the hints that clients drop in session help therapists understand what's causing a client's distress.
A major criticism of psychotherapy is that it pays too little attention to the causes of human distress. Multi-lens therapy, a brand-new therapy, helps correct that problem.
Recently "mania" shifted from mental disease to symptom of bipolar disorder. This provokes the question: what do we mean by "mania"? Do we perhaps mean many very different things?
Parents face multiple challenges as they parent, including trying to figure out what a mental disorder of childhood diagnosis really means, and this one-minute strategy can help!
Authoritarian parents make their children's lives miserable. If you're dealing with an authoritarian parent or haven't recovered from those dealings, here are 10 tactics to try.
If you want to be more creative, you must accept the realities of the creative process, including the hard reality that only a small portion of what you do may turn out to be good.
Jo Ann Cook's book Making Healthy Children Sick: What the Mental Health Industry Is Not Telling You is based on her experiences as a social worker in the school system.
Richard Hallam's new book examines crucial questions about the nature of mental health, including whether it might make sense to get rid of the concept of mental illness.
The Authoritarian Wound series concludes with notes about male and female authoritarians, cross-cultural differences, and the likelihood of healing from authoritarian wounding.
As part of the ongoing authoritarian wound series, we examine how authoritarian wounding can lead to lifelong physical problems and ailments that can elude medical diagnosis.
How victims of authoritarian wounding, who typically do not believe they or their efforts really matter, can return to a life of daily purpose.
How a mild-mannered teacher beloved by all can still prove an unwitting tyrant to her daughter.
Authoritarians frighten their victims both by acting aggressively but also by behaving wildly inconsistently.
Growing up with an authoritarian parent (or authoritarian grandparent, sibling, etc.) can cause childhood depression--and lifelong depression, too.
Authoritarians, both male and female, are anti-female. Is it just that girls and women are easy prey? Or is more going on here?
Why is the harm that authoritarians inflict so devastating? Because it affects every family member.
In this new installment of the authoritarian wound series, we look at how prolonged contact with an authoritarian produces lifelong anxiety, confusion and incompetence.
An Authoritarian Wound Questionnaire respondent explains her relationship with her authoritarian mother.
The ongoing Authoritarian Wound series continues with an examination of the authoritarian personality's relationship to religion.
In the next installment of the Healing the Authoritarian Wound series, we look at why authoritarians want their rules violated and not followed.
Based on Dr. Maisel's primary research on authoritarian wounding, learn what you can expect from authoritarian contact and how you can heal the wounds inflicted by that contact.
Based on research on authoritarian wounding, learn what you can expect from authoritarian contact and how you can heal the wounds inflicted by that contact.
Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is the author of forty books, among them Rethinking Depression.
Rethinking Mental Health reimagines ideas like normal and abnormal, mental health and mental disorder, and other concepts in need of updating and upgrading.