Negative Self-Talk: A Sense of Inadequacy & Feeling of Being Less Than

by Dr. Paul Brenner Years ago I read the book, In Search of the Miraculous, by P.D. Ouspensky. He wrote about the teachings of a Philosopher/ Psychologist, G.I.Gurdjieff. What impacted me the most about Gurdijieff’s work was his awareness of how addicted we are to the familiar and the insanity of our minds.   One method Gurjieff recommended to release us from mental bondage was through self- witnessing.

Approximately 60 % of our thoughts are negative.   Years ago, one morning, I wrote down all of my thoughts and in the afternoon, tried to identify which were learned and which were mine. To my amazement, none of my thoughts were mine.  
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Dr. Paul Brenner

Psychology as Medicine-Epigenetics Expert & Speaker

When we asked Paul Brenner, MD, PhD, what he meant by “Psychology as Medicine,” he explained it this way:

“For the past ten years, I have served as a Psychosocial Oncologist at the UCSD Health Systems/San Diego Cancer Center. I have found that the childhood emotional pain of cancer patients is most often similar to that of their parents.   Recently, in rodent studies, it has been found that early stress is carried to the next generation on the X chromosome.

It has become evident to me that most of our negative, self- flagellating thoughts are related to our earliest, childhood unmet needs. 
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