Blogging Adventures: Poking Around in Psychology and the Human Experience
The vast majority of my writing over the past 20 years have been in the form of various kinds of "psychobabble."
Of course, I am not a trained therapist, nor do I own a PhD in psychology, psychiatry or social work. In fact, I come by all my psychobabble from simple observation of — and interaction with — the human condition.
There's a funny dichotomy involved in writing commentary about the human mind, spirit and the things that drive many people towards some version of personal growth and eventual self-actualization: Even though most people seem to find such words both helpful and interesting, my writings on the things that motivate us and make us tick are barely even "blog worthy," as writing.
And they are certainly not publishable as "serious" articles, since I am chronically undercredentialed, in such a context. How "dare" I have an opinion (insightful, or otherwise) if I don't have the right set of initials to put behind my name, along with a framed piece of paper from a major university?
In terms of sheer volume, I would estimate that I have written the equivalent of about six 300-page books on the topics of finding peace within oneself, healing wounds from abuse, childhood toxic behaviors, and on dynamics and interactions in relationships-- from friendships, to family, to work, to love.
With the exception of a handful of e-zines and limited circulation newsletters, none of this body of information has ever found its way into print. I'd love to say that it's because my opinions are "unpopular," or something like that — but the deeper truth is that I am just "a guy with an opinion," not a Mental Health Professional.
Of course, some of my opinions tend to be unpopular, because I often take the psychological establishment to task over its chronically myopic and self-congratulatory viewpoint of How Things Work.
Lest this sounds like I am poking around at the edges of a pity party, let me assure you I am not. I am just sort of musing out loud. Mrs. Denmarkguy — for example — is educated as a Jungian Analyst, yet she chose to not have a practice as a formal psychologist because the rules and regulations of the industry actually stood in the way of her being able to truly help and heal people.
So she practices as a "Life Coach" instead... dispensing the same mental/spiritual/psychological help she learned, except without the restrictions. Ironically, 50% of her clients are mental health professionals...
As for myself, I've limited my delvings into understanding and healing people's minds to dispensing advice via blogs and articles. I don't pretend I have any "magic potions" for healing... but I do have the freedom to explore topics in an honest way people don't get from a licensed therapist.
I just put the information out there... and if it's useful to someone, then maybe I have done a good thing!
Thanks for reading, and have a great Thanksgiving week!
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