(NaturalNews) A simple and profound solution to human problems was discovered by a colleague of Sigmund Freud around the time of Freud's death.
The solution was quietly swept under the rug by the mental health establishment, which is why you have never heard of Edmund Bergler.
It is also why second rate psychology, haokie personal growth techniques and mass pharmaceuticals are widely accepted as the "best we have" in mental health.
Bergler figured out how people become attached to negative mental and emotional states experienced in childhood and simply cannot shake them, resulting in depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues and all manner of self-sabotage.
Freud himself was intrigued by Bergler's work and even began to write about it, but passed away before he had a chance to fully endorse it.
A few obscure practitioners and visionaries, like psychotherapist Peter Michaelson, have preserved and developed Bergler's work, which is why we have access to it now.
The work answers the most difficult questions about human nature:
Why do we sabotage ourselves?
Why do we stare truth in the face and deny it?
How come we do the opposite of what we know is right?
How is it that we can possess all the tools and strategy and support we need, but refuse to use them?
And so on...Why does the following EVER happen?
You know exactly how to lose weight, but do the opposite, even after making some progress.
You know the kind of person you should never date, but are attracted to them regardless.
You know exactly how to avoid an argument with someone close to you, but walk right into one.
You know that other people are not judging you harshly, but obsess on it anyway, creating a ton of social anxiety.
You know not to walk into that bar, or casino, or buffet, or smoke shop, but walk right in.
You know you need to spend more time with your family, but keep right on working.
You know you could do more around the house, but keep slacking.
You know you should tell your husband what you need, but keep quiet.
You know you have what it takes to start that new business venture, but cannot get yourself to do it.
In short, you have the knowledge and the tools, but do not apply them!
Worse, after you fail to act in your (or someone else's) best interest, you feel ashamed, anxious, depressed, guilty, hopeless, worthless, self-critical and so on. These negative states only lead to more self-sabotage.
None of this makes any sense without the insights developed by Bergler and held onto by the few mental health
warriors who have been committed to the deep solutions that humanity desperately needs.
Failing to apply real insight to problems leaves you walking right into them, again and again. This is why people attempt to fulfill themselves with things that do not fulfill. It's why people unwittingly set themselves up for failure and rejection, often living a life of quiet desperation, wanting that magic bullet that will cure their ills.
It is also why people are vulnerable to scams that pretend to offer magical solutions to difficult problems.
You'd think that modern mental health
would provide real insight into the human condition. It doesn't. The mental health establishment does not have your best interest at heart, unfortunately. If you understand the system, this is the only conclusion that makes sense.
To understand more about the underlying attachments that create self-sabotage, listen to the November 28, 2012 episode of Mental Health Exposed
, or watch this free video presentation
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