LIFE IS LUMPY

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


Life is like lumpy gravy. Unfortunately, life-gravy has one nasty habit. It keeps producing more lumps. You are the chef. Your choices are to mash the lumps, chew the lumps, smooth the lumps or avoid the lumps. Permanent avoidance of lumps makes emotional, physical, and psychological symptoms worse.

We generally do NOT choose our sexual preferences. We choose to act on them, but sexual arousal is rarely a choice for us. It is either there in certain circumstances or it is not.

You may hire an assistant chef (therapist) to help. If the lumps seem impossible, or the same lumps keep reappearing, or you are severely distressed by one or more of them, then you had best stop avoiding your lumps. If your distress is mild, try this book or others, talk to friends or join a support group.


If your distress is severe or self-help approaches prove ineffective, you need to consider hiring a lump specialist (i.e., a paid therapist) as an assistant.

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Celebration Time: If we are such a sexist society why do men vote as much as they do for women candidates? Why do blacks with a B+ high school average have a better chance than whites of entering college?

More Excerpts This Chapter
   RECOMMENDED GOAL OF THERAPY: INNER PEACE
   DON'T GIVE ALL YOUR PERSONAL POWER TO A THERAPIST
   THERAPISTS WILL DISAGREE WITH THESE WORDS
   FINDING A THERAPIST - SETTING THERAPY GOALS
   LIFE IS LUMPY
   CHANGES, SELF-GROWTH AND THERAPY DON'T ALWAYS TICKLE
   VENTILATION IS NOT ENOUGH
   SUFFERING SMARTER IS DUMB
   EACH THERAPY HAS ITS OWN LIMITS
   ALL PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THE SAME MOTIVATIONS
   FEELINGS
   THERAPISTS IN THERAPY
   LEMON THERAPISTS
   OUR SOCIETY IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK
   MISSING FROM THIS BOOK
   YOUR PERFECT THERAPY


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