Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves

How to Face the Truth, Accept Yourself, and Create A Better Life

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Shares stories and examples of how people fool themselves, showing readers how to recognize the lies, face what is being avoided, and create a better life.

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Do you feel stuck in your life? Do you wonder why? Does something seem wrong, but you can't put your finger on it? In The Lies We Tell Ourselves, psychotherapist Jon Frederickson reveals the ways we fool ourselves and how to get unstuck.

Through dozens of stories and examples, he demonstrates that the apparent cause of our problems is almost never the real cause. In addition, he reveals what we really fear and how to face it. In the spirit of Stephen Grosz and Irving Yalom, Frederickson shows how to recognize the lies we tell ourselves and face the truths we have avoided--and stop saying yes when we really mean no.

Although we may use falsehoods to escape pain, clinging to our fantasies actually becomes the source of greater suffering. This book shows how to create a better life by letting go of our lies and facing reality. It also demonstrates that therapy is not merely a chat; it is a relationship between two people devoted to facing the deepest truths of our lives so we can be healed.

Publisher: Kansas City, MO :, Seven Leaves Press,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780988378889
0988378884
Characteristics: vi, 168 pages ; 23 cm

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