Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dr. Michael Edelstein, Author of "Three Minute Therapy": Today on The Robert Wenzel Show

Today's Guest:
Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D.
Psychologist and Author of "Three Minute Therapy"

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  1. This is a very good interview. It raises the question; if one is "powerless" over alcohol why doesn't one drink until one is falling down drunk at every occasion? It seems one has the power to stop drinking at a certain point so it must be possible to gain better control of this power.

  2. Wenzel, you are a very smart man. But you should stick to your day job. Pop Psychology is not your forte'.

  3. And what was wrong with what Wenzel said in the interview? Stick to your day job, comments are not your forte.

    1. Wenzel challenging Edelstein on psychotherapy based on a purely anecdotal experience is a lot like Edelstein giving Wenzel his opinion about Austrian economics as a die hard Keynesian. Of course he can have one, but is it of any value?

      The Dr. continued to press W. for a basis for his argument. He never got one; other than some bar encounter with the sister of an abused woman. And yes, I know it is his show and he can ask whatever question he pleases and take any position he chooses. However, I assume he has this man on to enlighten his listeners, not pass himself off as a metaphysical guru.

      And BTW most every idea W. advances on his blog, I am a cheerleader for. But not this one.

      Skip Cook

  4. I think the point that Mr. Wenzel was making deals more with the “instinctive” or “robotic” reaction humans can have to situations. It’s not an all-or-nothing. There’s reason and there’s instinct.

    All of a sudden, imagine, a car zooms in front of me. I panic, not primarily because I have reasoned this through, but because there is instinct. A small child, e.g., can have instinctive reaction to things he has never dealt with before. Likewise, say someone has panic attacks all the time. Yes, there is reason involved. But it is also based on habit, and this habit takes a life of its own that puts a person on “auto-pilot.” Reason can cure that instinct, but as it does that, it forms a new good habit.