Perfectionism, defined as a deep-seated sense of unlovableness, unworthiness or inability to ‘measure up,’ and typically accompanied by severe self-criticism, is rampant in western culture. This presentation will point out its consequences and offer a specific clinical tool for improving, and for many, completely eliminating all symptoms of the problem.
"...the evidence today implies that atheism is a form of mental illness. And this is because science is showing that the human mind is hard-wired for faith: we have, as a species, evolved to believe, which is one crucial reason why believers are happier – religious people have all their faculties intact, they are fully functioning humans." [Read Article]
"The disease theory, and the science sometimes used to support it, fail to take into account the plasticity of the human brain... Through a combination of a difficult emotional history, bad luck and the ordinary operations of the brain itself, an addict is someone whose brain has been transformed, but also someone who can be pushed further along the road toward healthy development." [Read Article]
Filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz’s documentary The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression is an intimate look at how depression affects its victims and their families. The inspiration for the film came from Schutz’s own experience—she kept a journal while struggling to overcome depression.