Psychobabble: Exploding the myths of the self-help generation

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Pearson UK, Dec 14, 2012 - Self-Help - 280 pages
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Exposing the self-help myths that make us all more 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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Review: Psychobabble: Exploding the Myths of the Self-Help Generation

User Review  - Shu Kai - Goodreads

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!!!! Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica Salazar - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements
whats so wrong with popular psychology anyway?
Epilogue
The root of all your problems is low selfesteem
Let your feelings out
Emotional intelligence is what really counts
Let your goals power you towards success
No one can make you feel anything
Your inner child needs a hug MYTH 12 You can learn to do anything you want
Youd better get yourself sorted MYTH 14 You are stronger than you know
You are a master of the universe
There is no failure only feedback
lts all your parents fault MYTH 18 You can heal your body
You are in control of your life
Married bliss a matter of give and take
Discover the real you

Think positive and be a winner
We need to talk MYTH 8 Whatever your problem CBT is the answer MYTH 9 You can never be too assertive
Men and women live on different planets
Make every second count
We must all strive to be happy
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Exposing the self-help myths that make us all more 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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