The No-Self Help Book
Forty Reasons to Get Over Your Self and Find Peace of Mind
By Kate Gustin and JP Sears
The No-Self Help Book is the first to take the "self" out of "self-help." Written by a clinical psychologist and student of Eastern philosophy, this guide offers a radical solution to readers struggling with self-doubt, self-esteem, and self-defeating thoughts: get over your self-it's time for "no-self help"!
By breaking free of your own self-limiting beliefs, you'll discover the unlimited potential of who you really are. It's time to get over your self!
There is an insidious, global identity theft occurring that has robbed people of their very recognition of their true selves. The culprit-indeed the mastermind of this crisis-has committed the inside job of creating and promoting the idea that we are all a separate self, which is the chief source of our daily distress and dissatisfaction.
No more than a narrative of personhood pieced together from disparate neural activations, the self we believe ourselves to be in our own minds-although quite capable of being affirming, inspiring, and constructive-often spews forth a distressing flow of worry and second-guessing, blaming and shaming, regret and guilt. This book offers an antidote to this epidemic of stolen identity, isolation, and self-deprecation: no-self (a concept known in Buddhist philosophy as anatta or anatman).
The No-Self Help Book turns the idea of self-improvement on its head, arguing that the key to well-being lies not in the relentless pursuit of bettering one's self but in the recognition of the self as a false identity born in the mind. Rather than identifying with a small, relative sense of self, this book encourages you to embrace a liberating alternative-an expansive awareness that is flexible and open to experiencing life as an ongoing and ever-changing process, without attachment to personal outcomes or storylines.
To help you make this leap from self to no-self, the book provides forty bite-sized chapters full of clever and inspiring insights based in positive psychology and non-duality-a philosophy that asserts there is no real separation between any of us.
So, if you're tired of "self-help" and you're ready to explore who you are beyond the self, let The No-Self Help Book be your guide.
Kate Gustin (Author)
Kate Gustin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001, and has worked in a range of clinical settings including community mental health clinics, VA hospitals, college counseling centers, and Kaiser Permanente's department of psychiatry. Gustin presently conducts individual and group psychotherapy in her private practice and offers trainings and workshops on positive psychology for patients, students, and health professionals.
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31 Jan 2019
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