Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Forrest Hanson

The Pitfalls of Self-Help: Comparison and The Secret

The Pitfalls of Self-Help: Comparison and The Secret

In the second episode related to the pitfalls of self-help, we explore how individuals and environments can manipulate others by making them feel like something is wrong with them. This is a self-help podcast. And there's a lot to like about self-help! But it has it's issues as well. Today we're exploring our exploration of those issues by focusing on painful forms of comparison and the natural vs. supernatural frame.New Sponsor: Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Key Topics:2:45: Being goal directed vs. self-acceptance. 6:50: Exploitative practices and the fragile psyche. 10:20: Relating to “problems” in healthy ways. 14:20: Comparison and creating a sense of lack. 16:30: Identifying good teachers and communities.21:30: Comparison.24:00: Separating means and ends. 26:00: How to deal with comparison. 30:30: How much do we actually control?33:00: The Secret, and the natural vs. supernatural frames. 39:15: Cheapening the truly transcendent. Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.From Dr. Hanson: Hardwire lasting change into your mind and heart in just a few minutes a day  with Dr. Rick Hanson's new program: Just One Minute. Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price!Connect with the show:Follow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

Duration: 52 min

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