Is Psychology Making Us Sick?
Introducing a love-based psychology
David Bedrick J.D., Dipl. PW
There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW, is a counselor, educator, attorney, and the author of Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology.
This blog “talks back” to a century of normative psychology, an approach that often has more to do with socialization than well-being. It presents a love-based psychology that:Embraces authenticity instead of suggesting “fixes”Views deviations from “the norm” as reflections of nature’s diversityBelieves in the power and intelligence of feelingsRecognizes the larger culture’s role in individual sufferingSees conflict as necessary for building sustainable relationshipsRegards our greatest difficulties as our strongest allies