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Psychobabble: Exploding the myths of the self-help generation By Stephen Briers Psychobabble Exploding the myths of the self help generation Exposing the self help myths that make us all miserable This is what your psychologist would really tell you if he thought you could handle it This is the kick up the backside the self help genre need
  • Title: Psychobabble: Exploding the myths of the self-help generation
  • Author: Stephen Briers
  • ISBN: 9780273772392
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Psychobabble: Exploding the myths of the self-help generation By Stephen Briers Exposing the self help myths that make us all miserable This is what your psychologist would really tell you if he thought you could handle it This is the kick up the backside the self help genre needs an intelligent, provocative and thought provoking expose of the modern myths that we re told make us happier, but in reality screw us up.Clinical psychologist, Dr SteExposing the self help myths that make us all miserable This is what your psychologist would really tell you if he thought you could handle it This is the kick up the backside the self help genre needs an intelligent, provocative and thought provoking expose of the modern myths that we re told make us happier, but in reality screw us up.Clinical psychologist, Dr Stephen Briers shines a light into the dark corners of self help and explodes the myths, false hopes, quack philosophies and unrealistic expectations it routinely advocates It is a refreshing antidote to the same old same old approaches, offering a radical re think of the way we approach problems in our lives, offering empowering new perspectives and expert advice on avoiding the biggest life traps Dr Briers questions the perceived wisdom, shakes up the status quo, and encourages us to think again.
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    1. Points out that lots of ideas about how to live optimally are mostly opinions but the author often fills out the gaps with his own opinions instead of hard science which might just not exist for most things in life.



    2. Eye opening to read just how pervasive self help culture is A liberating book and a fascinating read This one has definitely liberated me from a few should thoughts that have been weighing me down for years.


    3. This book contains one clinical psychologist s perspective on 23 pervasive self help sayings For those who easily get hypnotized by the big promises the self help genre makes, as I was, this book gives a sobering approach to what we can really do to improve our lives Through some scientific evidence, but mostly opinions, Briers makes compelling cases that show another side that I hadn t thought of myself For the cases of some of these myths , such as MYTH 13 You d better get yourself sorted and [...]


    4. Offered new self help after debunking the old I wasn t sure whether to just blindly take this advice or see it as just as flawed as the old stuff but it was a fascinating insight into how complicated our minds really are, and how ridiculously over simplified the self help industry has become It helped me in a lot of ways I didn t expect forge your own way, make mistakes, don t dwell on failures too much and good can become bad in excess But obviously that s oversimplified


    5. Ironically, a book dismissing the myths of the self help industry that is probably the only self help book you need.


    6. Dr Stephen Briers is a British clinical psychologist who has taken a good long hard look at the self help industry and blown it apart His argument is that the various self help philosophies are making us anxious Anxious that how we are now is just not good enough, that we should be striving for perfection, that if we just visualise things hard enough we can all be rich and famous and that we all have needs that need to be met by our partners Not only are these self help myths making us anxious a [...]


    7. The self help industry is a big business This industry is exploitive, it usually overpromise and under deliver The author does a good job debunking the myths of this industry We ve all hear some stories about cancer patients who, by visualizing imploding malignant cells, find themselves tumor free However, according to studies, psychotherapy and meditation don t affect the disease progression or survival rates Studies show that a patient s chances of recovery are completely unaffected by the moo [...]


    8. Snabbl st inf r eventuellt bokprat Jag har l st den tidigare Briers tar en massa popul rpsykologiska sanningar och motbevisar dom Jag r inte s rskilt bra p k lllkritik s jag vet inte om han har r tt, men boken ger mycket att fundera p Liksom Sven Brinkmans bok St Fast r detta en anti sj lvhj lpsb cker, som dock trillar dit och blir just det Problemet med Briers r kanske att han tar bort en massa illusioner, eller kanske r det bra Men jag som l sare l mnas i sticket, vad ska jag g ra nu liksom



    9. A provoking and reassuring read at the same time Far from perfect, I m not even sure the point he is trying to make in some chapters actually gets through Still, it is an interesting book to get back to when someone promise you shortcuts to understanding yourself or others.



    10. Really an Eye opener and makes you think AWESOMEEEEEEE But not really like fun unless u like psychology la.But if you like psych you will love this book





    11. Entertaining and quick read It hardly explodes anything, and some of the chapters are slightly contradicting I enjoyed the chapter on the know yourself myth.


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