Three judges

 

Last week,

in a secret location,

a secret meeting

was held:

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Thus ended the judging

of the first-ever

Bert Mug contest. 

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AND THE 

WINNING CAPTION 

IS:

 

 

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Congratulations to

RL 

(of the great state of Florida)

who will soon receive this:

 

  

And thanks to all of you

who sent us submissions.

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 We had great fun judging them.

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(You guys are hilarious.)

 

 

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I’m a therapist with an odd specialty: control issues. I see everything as related to control.

I think we’re all addicted to it, that this addiction causes most (maybe all) our emotional problems, and that any therapy worth the name helps us redefine our understanding and relationship to control.

Today a new client asked me, “How exactly do we develop this addiction?”

“We’re born that way,” I told her. “We’re born with this big, overdeveloped brain that keeps us scared and worried and trying to control everything and everybody. Sort of like a paranoid computer run amuck. In the East they call this computer monkey mind.”

That’s only half an explanation, though. Some people are obviously more controlling than others. (Think: Mom.) Why is that, if we’re all dominated by monkey mind?

The other half of the answer has to do with Plan A.

From Psychotherapy: Beyond Plan A, by Steve, recently republished on the Recovery Help Now website.

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Coming Soon:

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Monkeytraps 101:

Bert’s Crash Course in Control

which will be sent to everyone on our mailing list.

(If  you’re not on, you can get there just by

sending us an email to fritzfreud@aol.com.

with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.)

 

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