On the Courage to Think Oneself Afresh. Stories from Psychotherapy
new 3rd ed. published 2022. 256 pages Rights sold: Korea, Poland, Russia, Turkey
A Liberating Book
“I’m not good enough.” “I don’t matter.” “I have to function.” We believe the voices in our heads and come to depend on these internalized claims about ourselves. They become virtual articles of faith, influencing what we think we can achieve in life and what we think we are (un)able or forced to do.
In these ten gripping stories from her practice, the psychotherapist Nesibe Özdemir gives us insights into what people believe about themselves. She shows how people are changed when they recognize and challenge their deep-seated certainties. The stories are skillfully crafted to urge readers to challenge their own convictions about themselves. What keeps me captive and undermines my life? What I can I do differently? Who do I want to think I am? This is a book that encourages readers to think of themselves afresh and to take a kinder view of themselves.
• Recognize and change the beliefs that are holding you back
• And entertaining and illuminating view of therapy in action
• Real-life psychological knowledge for a stronger sense of self-worth
“We think what we believe. We do what we believe. We feel what we believe. We are what we believe. So you should make a conscious decision about who you believe yourself to be.”