Eric Maisel is an American psychotherapist, teacher, coach, author, and atheist.

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203: Eric Maisel: Rethinking Mental Health
Dr. Eric Maisel is a prolific writer, to say the least. His numerous publications span the human experience and explore how to interact with the various situations that one may encounter. In this interview, he discusses a couple of his books and spends a great deal of time explaining how he thinks depression should be treated vs how it is currently being diagnosed and treated. It's a different way of thinking about this subject and if it's a topic you're interested in, you owe yourself a listen.This week we talk to Eric MaiselEric Maisel, Ph.D., is is the author of more than 40 books. His titles include, Why Smart People Hurt, Making Your Creative Mark, The Van Gogh Blues, Mastering Creative Anxiety, and Creativity for LifeIn addition, Dr. Maisel is at the forefront of the movement to rethink mental health. He writes the Rethinking Psychology blog for Psychology Today and among his books in this area are Rethinking Depression and The Future of Mental Health.His latest book is called Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation. In This Interview, Eric Maisel and I Discuss...The Wolf ParableHis book, Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family SituationHis book, The Future of Mental HealthThe smartness to understand what's going on with your familyThe strength to make the changes that you need to makeThe strength to be calm, or have a difficult conversationHaving clarity about what's going onAwareness of the situationThe courage to make change because change has consequencesThe skill of presenceBeing resilient - family members, especially siblings, don't go away like other relationshipsVisualizing the "calmness switch" within youThe importance of learning one anxiety management tool because you will have anxiety in lifeHow you name the problem often directs you to the situationThe importance of languageThe importance of knowing the causes of things regarding your healthLiving intentionally, identifying your life purposes and making meaning in your lifeHow thinking that all we are is matter, chemicals etc can lead people to feel less excited about livingEach person has to make the decision to opt to matter, to decide that you matter and that your decisions matterThe cultural trance of tvwww.madinamerica.comStigmatization of mental healthThe three parts of personality: Original Personality, Formed Personality, Available Personality
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Birthdate
Jan 14th, 1947
Episode Count
1
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
45 minutes, 39 seconds