A clinical psychologist explores an often misunderstood and unrecognized emotion that's the root cause of many self-defeating and harmful behaviors. Emotional paralysis, a distorted view of self, a felling of being a fraud, lack of trust in others, fear of criticism resulting in underdeveloped talents and a chronic sense of being worthless, invisible or disposable -- these are typical symptoms of share.
Dr. Stephan B. Poulter delves into this 'primary emotional wound'. Distinguishing it from commonplace guilt over a particular moral failing, he describes this toxic emotion as a pervasive but largely unrecognized 'emotional cancer,' with the power of undermining many aspects of life. Dr. Poulter guides the reader that teach one to expose this 'big secret' and to recognize the triggers in daily life that arouse fears and other negative emotions. Further, he shows how we can continue the healing process of self-acceptance, self-forgiveness, empathy and a new sense of inner well-being.
Stephan B. Poulter, PhD, is a renowned Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist in private practice, with over thirty years of experience. He is the author of The Father Factor, The Mother Factor, Your Ex-Factor, The Art of Successful Failure, and Father Your Son.