Knowing Your Own Mind
If you’ve ever felt that something was preventing you from living life to the fullest, two Florida psychologists have a prescription that might be just what the doctor ordered. Doctors Chris Cortman and Harold Shinitzky have combined more than 80,000 hours of clinical experience into Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life — 10 Simple Truths That Will Set You Free, a new book that will help readers understand how the mind works by examining “ten simple truths that will set you free.”
A special thanks to Dr. Shinitzky for taking time out of his busy schedule and allowing us to ask him a few questions about his new book. We would also like to thank him for agreeing to send us a couple of signed copies to give away to our blog participants at the end of the week. For more information on this powerful duo, please visit their websites: drshinitzky.com (Dr. Shinitzky) and srqshrink.com (Dr. Cortman). The Winners of the books are: Amanda G. & R Wentz Congratulations! Thanks again everyone!
We asked Dr. Shinitzky:
Who should read your book & why?
This book is a must read for all humans. If you walk upright, then its for you. After decades of providing clinical services for individuals, couples and families, my co-author (Dr. Cortman) and I summarize the top ten issues (or truths) that people struggle with in life and present in therapy. Before moving to Florida, I was on the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director of Prevention Services (AIT). My goal has always been to address issues before they become problems. This makes me a Preventionist. Most people acknowledge that they have struggled with a couple of these truths during their lives. Whether it applies to their own individual life (goals, self-worth, negative self-talk, making poor choices or trauma) or if the struggles are with relationships, work or family (boundaries, sabotaging, compulsive behaviors), we decided to share our experience with the general population. The obvious audience would be adults. It would be great for these adults to then share this wisdom with their children. We have been asked to translate, “Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life” to a high school population. So, we are in the process of taking the same 10 Truths and organizing the material with clinical stories that are age appropriate. The reviews of the book have been fantastic. One suggested that the book is a great self-help for adults, a wonderful prevention road map for children, and will be a perfect book for providers to keep on their bookshelves and hand out to their patients as an adjunct to their therapy. I have a specialty in Sports Psychology, and players have greatly appreciated this information. They are able to apply the material into their lives and their sport and see immediate results and progress.