Chicago : Belly Song Press, 2013.
1 online resource (233 p.)
Dieting As an American Koan: Zen and the Art of Weight LossCan I Get a Witness? Taking a Stand against Assaults on Body Image; Part IV Addictions and Obsessions; Substances As Allies: The Urge for Altered States; Making Me Over: Obsessing about Obsessions; Part V Diversity; All Together Now: Appreciating Family Diversity; Passion through the Ages: Sex and Shame; Breaking It Down: Black Youths, Sports, and Education; Part VI Domestic Violence; Don't We Look Happy? The Silence around Domestic Violence; Let Suffering Speak: Bearing Witness to Domestic Violence; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; Foreword by Arnold Mindell, Ph. D.; Introduction; Part I Labeling, Lies, Judgment, and Anger; Call Me Crazy: Is Psychology Making Us Sick?; Cocreating Dishonesty: Sex, Lies, and Psychology; In the Shadow of Our Judgments: Ethics and Psychology; Anger: Befriending the Beast; Part II Relationships; Having It Out: Sustainable Alternatives to Compromise; Relationship Conflict: What's Gender Got to Do with It?; Rank Dynamics: The Anatomy of an Affair; Part III Diets and Body Image; Married to Dieting: Banking on Failure.
Utilizing in-depth research and analysis, this volume debunks the quick fixes and simplistic explanations of Dr. Phil McGraw. While he's watched and revered by millions, no critique exists for his daytime advice-and like much of "pop psychology," his counsel is often ineffective, leaving people feeling like failures and that something is wrong with them. Readers will easily identify with the guests and stories from actual Dr. Phil episodes, on topics ranging from anger, sex, addictions, and dieting to domestic violence, race, and gender. A powerful, love-based alternative psychology is then of.