When it comes to romance and friendship, many people fear rejection, even when they’re just conjuring it up in their imagination. If we’re frequently anxious about being accepted or loved, we may be emotionally attached to rejection. With this attachment, people operate on … [Read more...] about Are You Overly Sensitive to Rejection?
The New York Times buried the bad news on its science section’s back page, but it really ought to have been bannered across the newspaper’s front page. The headline, as it appeared in the print version earlier this month, reads: “While People Languish, Science Plays the … [Read more...] about Evolving Consciousness is the Lifeblood of Mental Health
Readers often send me emails with their comments and questions concerning different aspects of depth psychology, inner conflict, and the process of psychotherapy. Here I respond to six of them. I’ve done some editing of the questions, which are in italics. These answers review … [Read more...] about Answers to Questions from Readers (Part 9)
If there’s one subject that ought to be required in the classroom, it’s the study of how we deceive ourselves. Self-deception occurs largely through unconscious mental activities that are associated with inner conflict. It’s as if mischievous imps are cavorting inside us, … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Duped by Your Defenses
It has been my dream job, descending into the psyche’s inner cosmos, hunting for relics of childhood, signs of inner conflict, and traces of our essence. Our psyche is where our consciousness struggles to evolve. At this depth, the psyche is opaque, its ambience dim and … [Read more...] about The Shocking Secrets of the Psyche