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A personal disappointment
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2009
I have read all of Dr. Pipher's books and generally find them to be well-written and down to earth. My personal disappointment with this book is as follows: when she was having her "breakdown" she apparently did not seek psychological treatment. Ultimately she was successful in mending herself through meditation, hot baths, nature and stress managment. She got medication prescribed by a colleague. She could have set a valuable example to others by availing herself of the same service she provided to others for 30 years, psychotherapy. It might have helped to remove some of the stigma of asking for help to acknowledge that she needed that same kind of help. As I say this was a personal disappointment to me as I feel that if , as a psychologist,you believe psychotherapy is valuable to others, it should be of value to you as well.