What is No-Holds-Barred?
Difficult Things No One Wants to Hear
Psychotherapy is quite politically correct. Due to its regulation by a state body, there is a typical narrative, decided by a typically liberal, governing body that a therapist must adhere to. A practitioner always wishes to stay pretty neutral, catering to the world-view of the largest demographic possible in order to ensure a continuing stream of new clients who are not offended by an approach that may not fit in the “middle of the road.”
The purpose of this blog is not to hurt people intentionally, the “middle of the road” here can be said in a word, truth. More broadly put, you will find what these authors, mostly professional mental health practitioners, find to be their truth. Informed, by both education and experience, but still opinion. If you disagree with their opinion, fine, I am sure you will find someone out there that shares your views. But is that really the way to grow? Generally speaking, if something said here really offends you, then it is something you need to pay special attention to. Carl Jung would call your disdain for an author’s opinion here to be a “projection” and projections generally are something that we are trying to push out of ourselves into some other object in order to safely hate it. Not a very good idea.
I do not write all of these articles. So don’t spend a lot of time trying to find me to blast your negative projection onto me. If you actually like what you read, send me an email, and depending on your tone, I might try to help you locate the author. Any email inquiries should go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So hopefully you will enjoy what you read, or at least obtain some personal insight. The basic intent of this blog is to help, not to hurt, but often you can’t have one of those without the other.