Waterside Productions Announces a New Edition of Lou Marinoff's Book "Therapy for the Sane"

 
CARDIFF BY THE SEA, Calif. - June 23, 2020 - PRLog -- Conceived and written as the sequel to Plato Not Prozac, Therapy for the Sane applies time-tested ideas from Western and Asian philosophy to the resolution of everyday problems we encounter in the 21st-century. The title Therapy for the Sane was considered too controversial by the original publisher (Bloomsbury 2003), whose first edition was entitled The Big Questions. However you call it, the book became an international bestseller, and Waterside proudly presents this newly-revised edition.

Exactly like Plato Not Prozac, Therapy for the Sane begins with a gentle yet withering critique of the ongoing drive to "medicalize" or pathologize the human condition, turning ordinary problems into mental illnesses. The widespread misconception of humans as fundamentally "sick animals" fuels a runaway industry of specious diagnosis, and an epidemic of gratuitous mass-drugging. Psychiatry and psychotherapy have been colonized by "big pharma," which cares primarily about your drug consumption, not your mental health or sense of well-being.

Enter philosophy, known in the ancient world as "medicine for the soul." Therapy for the Sane offers ample doses "over the counter," addressing burning questions that philosophers and ordinary people alike have asked since time immemorial, questions which psychiatrists and psychotherapists are not trained to answer philosophically, if at all. How do you know what's right? Are you guided by reason or passion? If you're offended, are you harmed? Must you suffer? What is love? Can't we all just get along? Can anyone win "the war of the sexes"? Who's in charge here: we, or the machines? Are you a spiritual being? How can you handle change? Each chapter tackles one of these questions head-on, and its insights are richly illustrated by case studies drawn from Lou Marinoff's philosophical counseling practice. Reading this book is like sitting in on his private sessions.

Each and every chapter underscores a central theme of the book: that life presents us all with adversities, perplexities, and anxieties—among other discomforts—that we experience as dis-ease. Yet such dis-ease should not be confused with disease. One small hyphen makes an enormous difference. If you have a physical illness, you need medical treatment. If you're mentally ill, you need psychiatric or psychological help. But if you're experiencing dis-ease, as part and parcel of the normal human condition, try Therapy for the Sane.

Order your copy today: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949003876

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