UnTherapy: A Positive Psychology for Enlightened Living is a reference manual for reversing the fallout of self-neglect that so often results from over-activity, an incessant desire to improve, and the imbalance that occurs as a result of over stimulation of the mind. UnTherapy is a commonsense guide to emotional survival during this era of technology-related stress.

In an easy-to-use two-page per chapter format, this little book contains the seeds of emancipation that will speak to the hearts of "self-improvement" junkies teetering on the brink of burnout as a result of "working on themselves." Unlike self-improvement books, UnTherapy proposes that peace of mind is an essential component to any end goal.

This book was written for busy people who recognize that job apathy, stress, and anger can result in compulsions to overeat, drink, isolate, stay too busy or “veg out” too much. These very coping strategies that were originally adopted to “take the edge off” can inevitably result in a life that strays away from one's core values.

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  1. A Note from the Author 6
  2. The Wisdom of Insecurity 7
  3. Leap and the Net will Appear 10
  4. The Psychology of the Buddhas 13
  5. Chapter 1: Resilience of the Human Spirit 17
  6. UnTherapy 18
  7. The Therapeutic Relationship 20
  8. Options for Change 24
  9. Wounds 26
  10. Chapter 2: The Challenges of Being Human 42
  11. Childhood 43
  12. Fear 46
  13. Ambition 48
  14. Inadequacy 51
  15. Dehumanization 53
  16. Stress 56
  17. Change 58
  18. Suffering 60
  19. Chapter 3: The Pilgrimage Itself is the Goal 63
  20. Meditation 64
  21. Awareness 67
  22. Practice 69
  23. Deprogramming 70
  24. Monkey Mind 72
  25. Enlightened Living 74
  26. Liberation 75
  27. Chapter 4: Toward a Positive Psychology 76
  28. Attitude 77
  29. Self-Improvement 79
  30. How Thoughts Affect Feelings 82
  31. Self-Imposed Suffering 84
  32. Reversing Robotic Behavior 86
  33. Self-Mastery 88
  34. The Value-Driven Life 90
  35. Saying “No” 95
  36. Chapter 5: The Mind in Service of the Heart 97
  37. When “Can’t” means “Won’t” 98
  38. The Need for Validation 101
  39. The Parent and Child Within 103
  40. Short Term Pleasure, Long Term Pain 106
  41. Internal Dialogues 109
  42. How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself 111
  43. Handling Fear 113
  44. Resolving Internal Conflicts 116
  45. Self-Negotiation 118
  46. Chapter 6: UnTherapy: The Conscious Alternative 122
  47. Compassion 123
  48. Victim No More 125
  49. Using Your Mind for a Change 127
  50. Perseverance 129
  51. The Inner Critic 131
  52. Breaking Bad Habits 134
  53. Motivation 137
  54. Focusing on What You Want 139
  55. Chapter 7: Enlightened Living 144
  56. Meeting Your Own Needs 145
  57. Self-Contract 146
  58. Harnessing Time 147
  59. The Cure for Procrastination 149
  60. Leisure 152
  61. Facing the Fear of Death 154
  62. Banishing Artificially Imposed “Shoulds” 156
  63. Wisdom to Live By 157
  64. A Final Word 158

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UnTherapy: A Positive Psychology for Enlightened Living is available in both hardcover and softcover formats.


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