Introducing ‘Self-Acceptance Psychology’
As many in the anti-psychiatry movement have stated for years: The public has been misled by pharmaceutical companies, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Institutes of Mental Health and numerous academic researchers. Many anti-psychiatry advocates have offered excellent critiques of the current “medical model” or “disease model” of psychiatric “disorders.”      
The time has come to consider a solution to replace the current disease model, which labels and stigmatizes normal emotions and behaviors as “mental disorders.”
What if there was a system for understanding human emotions and behaviors that…
… was more accurate than the current psychiatric diagnostic model of the DSM?
… could bring about a real understanding of the causes of human behavior?
… could improve the quality of your relationships with others?
… could improve the relationship you have with yourself?
… could lead to real, permanent change — bringing contentment and an improved sense of connection?
Self-Acceptance Psychology™ is a simple, but powerful new paradigm to describe and understand human behavior. It challenges the traditional ways of defining “mental disorders,” yet is based on well-accepted and well-researched psychological concepts. Self-Acceptance Psychology reframes emotional and behavioral problems as adaptive and self-protective responses to fear, trauma, shame, and lack of secure attachment. This conceptual framework has many benefits and can lead to long-term, permanent change.
- explains human emotional, cognitive, and behavioral patterns as natural, predictable responses to real threats or perceived fears
- is based on facts and scientific research, so is more accurate and reliable than the DSM
- is a simple, transparent, and understandable conceptual framework accessible to clinicians and the public
- behavioral explanations lead directly to case formulation and to effective methods of therapeutic intervention and self-help
- provides hope for permanent change through research-proven strategies of mindful self-compassion leading to self-acceptance
There is Hope: A More Effective Model
Self-Acceptance Psychology explains how to improve relationships with others and with yourself, and as such has a positive impact on all aspects of a person’s life.
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True or False?
- Depression, anxiety, ADHD, and schizophrenia are illnesses caused by imbalances in the brain’s chemistry.
- Drugs are effective at correcting imbalances in brain chemistry and can reduce symptoms of mental illnesses.
- Mental illnesses are permanent conditions and patients must take drugs for the rest of their lives to manage them.
- Psychiatric drugs must be safe because they are approved by the FDA.
- If drugs were not safe, psychiatrists and primary care doctors would not prescribe them.
- The American Psychiatric Association uses scientific methods and evidence-based models to develop its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) which helps clinicians diagnose mental disorders.