If you are like the majority of humans whose emotions sometimes cause you serious distress - or worse - and you would like to take better control of that, you will want to read this book. Forty years of treating ‘real world’ psychiatric patients, in addition to her own therapeutic journey, taught Dr. Judy to recognize several basic issues that affect the peace of mind and self-esteem of billions of people and can create great distress or even lead to full blown mental illness. By gaining some of those insights yourself and learning some of the skills taught in this book you can do a lot to improve not only your mental health, but also the physical health of yourself, your loved ones and others around you.
Emotions are as much a part of your life as your heartbeat, yet too many people are encouraged to be ashamed of feelings and emotional problems and if you can’t ignore them, to cover them up with medication. You may spend your time blaming yourself for problems you didn’t actually cause. Of course, you might also have been taught to believe that if those other people would just fix themselves, you would be ok. Unfortunately that not only doesn’t work, but could consume a lot of your time and energy.
However, learning new ways to understand and deal with those issues will allow you to take charge of handling them in a positive and productive fashion so you no longer have problems with them. Your more positive skills might even rub off on others, which is a real win for everyone.
Here’s to starting your newer, happier, healthier life.