Getting Sane without Going Crazyby Dorree Lynn, Joen Fagan (Foreword by)
In the tradition of guides for the perplexed, Getting Sane Without Going Crazy provides a roadmap, a guide through the labyrinth of psychotherapy. The journey detours through the confusing paths of medication, alternative healing and spiritual care, with tips on how to find the right help for you and your loved ones. Reading this book is a freeing and therefore empowering experience.
Author Biography: For more than thirty years, the unconventional Dr. Dorree Lynn has been improving conventional methods and creating innovative approaches to better the mental health of her clients. As co-founder of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Psychotherapy, and as a practicing psychotherapist in New York City and Washington, DC, Dr. Lynn has been psychologist to leaders of government, the arts and the corporate world, as well as others ranging from pundits to postmen. Dorree Lynn has traveled extensively to serve as consultant to institutions and corporations throughout the United States and abroad. She served on the executive board of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and she is on the editorial board of their publication, Voices. Dr. Lynn is a noted speaker and is well-known on the lecture circuit. Articles by and about her can be found in print and she can be heard and seen on National media outlets. "On the Couch" with DR. D. can be found on numerous websites. Dorree has been single, married, divorced, remarried, a working mother, stepmother and grandmother. She believes that in both our personal and public lives, we all struggle to stay sane without going crazy. You may contact her at her website.
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Dr. Dorree Lynn¿s description of good therapy also describes her Getting Sane: ¿peppered with humor and salted with common sense.¿ It¿s a straightforward guide that can equip any reader to be an intelligent consumer of mental health services. Eight easy chapters cover deciding where to look for help, choosing the therapist who¿s right for you, cost, confidentiality, medication (¿From Prozac to St. John¿s Wort¿), alternative therapies, and more. ¿Even if your life at this moment is perfectly satisfactory,¿ Dr. Lynn points out, ¿it will, at some point, throw you a curve ball.¿ When it does, you will need this book. Somebody you know needs it now. Be a friend! Tell a friend about Getting Sane Without Going Crazy.
I am a organizational development trainer,married with three children. I found this book personally useful and I would like to give it to every client I can. I have waited a long time for an informational page turner like this one. Dr. Lynn writes from personal experience and explores evrything from psychotherapy to spirituality.
Usually I dislike selfhelp books. This one is different. The author talks about herself and her life and offers tons of useful information in a most readable, page turning style. I wish everyone who ever got anxious or depressed or had a crisis could read this sensible book. It helped me.
I found this book to be one of those books that I wanted to re-read; I had to make sure that I did not miss anything in my first read. Although I would not label myself 'crazy,' this pretty easy to read book helped me better analyze the intracasies of my life and revealed new ways of assessing myself as well as the practice of therapy in general.
Dr. Lynn's Getting Sane without going crazy is such a good easy read. Dr. Lynn touches on subjects from Spirituality to heath drugs. She explains compicated terms in a way that an everyday person like myself can easily understand. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is searching for answers and understanding. A great read! I coulden't put it down.