During their more than 80,000 hours facilitating psychotherapy, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky realized that most people are unaware of 10 crucial psychological truths—truths imperative to maintaining mental health and well-being. As a result of this lack of awareness, people become anxious, depressed, and generally unhappy; if they learn the 10 truths, they are more likely to lead productive, fulfilled lives. Do you know that:
• Emotions are understandable and contain valuable information?
• Our behavior has a hidden purpose?
• We all have an internal saboteur whom we must identify and control?
• We can change how we act if we change how we think?
• Time heals nothing?
Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life combines extensive psychological research with decades of clinical practice in a practical, easy-to-digest narrative. Through examples and exercises, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky present a step-by-step strategy to help you make use of the truths and become a happier, healthier you.
“Individuals suffering from drug and alcohol or other addictions, anxiety, depression, resentment, and compulsive behavior, as well as those having difficulty moving on from bad experiences can greatly benefit from the knowledge and practical exercises in this book.”—Calvina Fay, executive director, Drug Free America Foundation, inc.
“Dr. Harold Shinitzky, whom I call Doc, has kept me from making irrational decisions at some really hard times. He has a way with positive words and wisdom like no other. Doc’s book Your Mind is a definite read and has helped me tremendously! Grip it and read it!”—John Daly, PGA golfer>br>
Dr. Christopher Cortman has been a licensed psychologist in Florida for 24 years. He is a much-sought-after speaker, addressing mental health topics with knowledge, humor, and a down-to-earth style that informs and entertains audiences. Dr. Cortman has facilitated more than 50,000 hours of psychotherapy and has provided psychological consultation at five hospitals in the Sarasota/Venice area. He also serves as a consultant to government and law enforcement agencies, frequently testifying as an expert witness in civil and criminal courts. Recently, he spoke alongside Tipper Gore on mental illness and has joined Dr. Shinitzky on Radio Disney.
Dr. Harold Shinitzky is the recipient of the 2009 Florida Psychological Association Distinguished Psychologist Award and the 2009 FPA Outstanding Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Award. He is the national consultant to the Police Athletic Leagues and has been the mental health correspondent for Radio Disney, ABC, and Fox television in Tampa. Dr. Shinitzky was the Director of the Assessment/Intervention Team (AIT) Prevention Services at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, where he also developed and facilitated positive peer-oriented prevention programs for high-risk youth.