Dr. Carl Alasko, has been a practicing psychotherapist specializing in couples and families. Based on twenty five years of clinical experience, Dr. Alasko wrote Emotional Bullshit in December 2008, a time coincidence with financial crisis of 2008. The book cited many true stories and instances including Vietnam War of 1960s to demonstrate how we self talk ourselves into an alternative reality so to push away our responsibility. It operates without our knowledge or consent, and its toxic effects are expanding to an unprecedented degree.
Author Carl Alaska, PhD, called the undetected plague which is destroying millions of human relationships and still spreading Emotional Bullshit. It’s a psychological and emotional disease that is wreaking havoc within all our relationships, from the most private to the most public. This stealth disease is actually made up of three common psychological dynamics: the Toxic Trio of Denial, Delusion and Blame. Emotional Bullshit emerges when we use these three dynamics together to:
* deny, manipulate and distort essential facts
* substitute a delusional and false reality, and then
* blame someone or something when things fall apart.
The book provides a revolutionary way to eliminate Emotional BS from your life. One of the reader put it this way: “The book helped me understand the problems of society start with the individual. Dr. Alaskio introduces us to ‘Toxic Trio,’ a combination of behaviors and forces constantly at work. The ‘Toxic Trio’ is not a snappy catch phrase for simple choices that one simply avoids and lives happily ever after. Many components of this trio are innate behavioral and chemical processes that are necessary for survival. It is when we abuse the properties of the ‘Toxic Trio,’ that problems begin. Dr. Alasko gives you the knowledge and power to understand the forces that come into play when you feel compelled to refuse to accept responsibilities for the choices you make. The author, a practicing family therapist, recognizes these actions as a plague, as it has proven to be the prevalent cause of destructive and even irreparably damaged relationships. Avoid the dark, downward spiral of self-deception and delusion. Learn how to recognize and manage your Toxic Trio, for the benefit of yourself and those you love, how to live up to the high standards for which you hold your family, your neighborhood, and society as a whole.”
Check out the. It can give you the Aha moments for your situation as well. My earlier blog series about inner security had heavily quoted from this book:
- How Can We Find Inner Security – Homeland Security and Terrorism;
- How Can We Find Inner Security 2 – Media
- How Can We Find Inner Security 3 – White Supremacy of West
- How Can We Find Inner Security 4 – Believe System of East
- How Can We Find Inner Security 5 – Democracy in Chain
- Finding identity in the Process of Globalization