Do you believe your love for junk food, your dysfunctional childhood, or the stress in your life is at the root of your compulsive eating? Is so, you've fallen into the therapy trap. The cause is more fundamental yet simpler. Here's how to diagnose and treat the root, acting as your own therapist.
I sat down with Johnny Strike, author, musician, former counselor, and founding member of San Francisco's earliest punk band Crime. He conducted a wide-ranging, in-depth interview with me in which we discussed self-esteem, addictions, procrastination, obesity, psychoanalysis, Albert Ellis, REBT/CBT, and more. I wish to share the results with my readers.
In a "Dear Annie" column in the Marin Independent Journal, a writer signs her query: "Through With Therapy in the Midwest." She complains she's fritted away thousands of dollars on a variety of therapists and concludes therapy is a "waste of money." In the response, Annie observes: "Therapy does not work for everyone."