Psychotherapist and author Karen Krett talks with Francesca Rheannon about THE DARK SIDE OF HOPE: A Psychological Investigation and Cultural Commentary
"Hope saturates the cultural air we breathe: in movies, songs, advertising, political slogans and self-help books. Now, for the first time, "hope" is being put on the therapist’s couch and its duality is examined in depth.
For too long, hope has been promoted as an unmitigated virtue without any consideration of its darker side. Hope that is a reflex divorced from reality may, all too frequently, impede development and contribute to psychological suffering.
In a childhood lacking in parental love or protection, hope can be the emotional glue that keeps one from falling apart, from losing the thread of life. In adulthood, replaying unconscious patterns of hoping for what can never be interferes with our ability to make good choices in the most important areas of our lives. It may seem as if giving up any hope would be disastrous, but this book offers a different and progressive perspective. By breaking the hold of the dark side of hope, we can become free to direct ourselves toward hopes which can be realized and thereby gain greater fulfillment." ~ Karen Krett, LCSW
Karen Krett has been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1988, with an office on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Karen is married, a mother of two, and a grandmother of two.
Source: writer's voice with Francesca Rheannon: Karen Krett, THE DARK SIDE OF HOPE
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