A dysaffirmation is a dysfunctional affirmation. As you know, an affirmation is a phrase, statement or suggestion that is repeated with the intention of making it a reality. There are individuals in this world committed to living miserable lives. In fact most people have areas of their lives that just don't seem to work. We create beliefs about ourselves and the world and these beliefs become negative affirmations, or dysaffirmations. We then rewire our brains and are convinced this is the only way of doing things. We are doomed! We at CoupleDumb are committed to healthy relationships. The dysaffirmations are funny ways to show that some people really believe these things. These are what Victor Frankl talked about as paradoxical intentions. He posited that if we become aware of our dysfunction, we can fix it, especially, when we come face to face with the absurdity of our own beliefs.
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It's amazing how committed people can be to their dysfunction. This is why we decided to help them out and created Dysaffirmations. A dysfunction affirmation will cement those crazy beliefs and remind you that just because you are crazy doesn't mean you're wrong. The world is an ugly place and there are a lot of hippies and yahoos trying to get you to think positively. Dysaffirmations helps you give those yoyos the finger and redoubles your efforts to stay negative. Good luck with your sad life!About the Author:
Lee Reyes-Fournier attended Loyola Marymount University and earned a Masters Degree in Counseling. She has more than 25 years of experience working with families, couples and children. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and a Federally qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). As clinical director, she has lead Federal programs in the treatment of substance abuse and mental health. State programs have implemented her anger management programs designed for children. Lee has served as expert witness on numerous legal cases, appeared on the Telemundo network, and has frequented the Miami affiliate for National Public Radio. Her co-creation of the CoupleDumb blog came after years of requests for the secrets of building a happy marriage.
Paul Reyes-Fournier is the consummate Renaissance man with an idealized belief that people can be happy. With a degree in Astrophysics, he worked in aerospace and education but quickly moved to the corporate world, which eventually led him to return to school to obtain an MBA. He is a licensed real estate broker and a building contractor. His passion to do something good for the world led him to build a career in the non-profit sector where he has served as the Chief Financial Officer of a multi-million dollar rehabilitation agency. He has created and implemented state funded domestic violence programs designed to empower women in shelters to take back their lives by taking back their finances. Paul has championed homeless services and worked at lobbying Congress for additional funds to help individuals transition from homelessness to permanent housing. He has served on the board of directors for several municipal social service organizations. Paul co-authors the CoupleDumb blog, providing the male perspective with his experiences as a husband, father and researcher.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1442118253