Videos

Here are the videos I have created, arranged by category:

My Youtube channels: in English and subtitled in other languages

11 thoughts on “Videos

  1. Dear Daniel

    Thank you so much for your video on finding a good therapist. It came exactly as the help I needed to have the courage to bring up a certain topic to my new therapist a second time when I realised that a part of the story which was more difficult for me to adress still bothered me. And I think I wouldn’t have dared without your viewpoints on the topic.

    What especially helped me was that you described that you were never really annoyed about feedback even if you didn’t resonate at all with some of it but for the bigger part you found it on the contrary always helpful. What helped me too was that you make quiet clear that therapy actually only helps when therapist and client meet on eyelevel. It seems obvious but it is very difficult to attain actually. I really want to get there but I have a lot of fear holding me back and I need to give myself time.

    Last but not least it was your courage to give your opininon openly about the problems with psychology, therapy etc. and that you also talk about the fear that comes with that. This inspired me to do what I think was right myself as well and to know that the fear was just a normal side effect.

    My therapist was not just grateful for my feedback but he also said that he was really touched that I am so honest and open about my feelings. He said that my way to openly adress what I was scared of or worried about made everything so easy and clear for him and was like an invitation to be also open and just to be himself as well. I still was a bit too nervous to fully grasp what he meant but it was clear that he was very, very happy about the way I was approaching therapy.

    So this is what happened today with the help of your video. It’s a beautiful story, isn’t it? I really wanted to let you know. I am so happy I have found a good therapist and I know now also with your help.

  2. Hi Daniel,

    I was wondering if you could do a video or write and essay on how exactly you analyze your dreams. What are things you look for? What questions you ask yourself? Any book recommendations that could help me decode my dreams??
    Thank you so much, I recently discovered your page and I’m happy I did 🙂

    • hi sabrina — it’s a good idea for a video, thanks 🙂 i also do mention dream analysis some in my book (for sale via this website) “from trauma to enlightenment” — in a short section on dream analysis. not so long, though…. also, i have some essays on dreams and dream analysis on this website — you can see them if you put “Dreams” in the search box on this site. but short essays, alas!! —daniel

  3. Thank you for your courage, clarity, and generosity. I discovered you a few months ago after doing decades of PTGrowth in the wild, of course, and laughed out loud. I hope you flourish as you nourish our spirits and
    as you protect us from the professional perverts who run the mental ‘illness’ racket

  4. Dear Daniel,
    I was first introduced to you by my history of psychology professor who I apreciated so much for teaching me the lies of many of my professors taught me. He showed us your videos about mental illnesses specifically schizoprenia, and criticized the psychology field in general that how these “diseases” were created basically for money. People in this field push innocent people to use drugs so they can get wealthy. For the first time 4 year in college I have learned the truth about psychology and “mental illness” from his class. I am not sure anyting to do with it but you both went to swarthmore college. I am thinking it is a great college, because I know two awesome people finished that college.
    After I started listening to your videos, something clicked and I felt that I got you. Maybe l sound silly but I understand what you went through, and what do you want, because I want that too. I want to know my real self too, without all those things that parents and society inflicted upon us. You inspired me to look within myself to find myself. As you said, we have every answer in us. I have started to be aware of my patterns that I replicated from my childhood. Being aware is the first step I think, and I am at this stage now. When I am doing something or thinking something that doesn’t feel right, I stop myself and ask where that is come from. I always find the source of that behaviour is mychildhood. I am getting more and more clues every time, and my self-blame and guilt is diminishing. Thank you, Daniel million times. You have no idea how much you helped me. I am glad that I know you, even a little bit.
    I love and enjoy your videos. You have this clear and simple way of telling your stories, so you are reaching and helping more people. Please please please continue making new videos, because I have finished all of them and listening again second time.
    One last thing, I noticed that unlike many people, you never use the phrase “you know” in your videos or interviews. You just stop, think a second and continue talking. We tend to fill the gaps with nonsense words when we talk, but you don’t do that and that is refreshing. In a way, those little stops add meanings to your story.
    All the best, Daniel and I hope you can find what you’re looking for.
    Hilal

    • cool — thanks for sharing this, Hilal. Definitely some interesting folks went to Swarthmore. i wonder if i know your professor… i am class of 1994, and swarthmore is a small school… warm greetings — daniel

  5. Hi Daniel. I found your work tonight and felt really drawn to it for some big reasons: I suffered extreme childhood abuses and have been in treatment most of my life. In fact I am no longer on speaking terms with my “family”. It’s scary and liberating at the same time.
    I am also a therapist in private practice in NYC. I am relatively new at it and really really enjoy the work.

    So far I am mostly intrigued and curious about your work. But some aspects of your work trouble me but that’s okay.

    I think your stated objective of achieving enlightenment and being trauma free without the unconscious may be the reason for my disagreement.

    But that’s for another day. For now I will absorb what I think is helpful to me personally and for my clients whom I love.

    Thank you.

    • greetings!! and thanks for sharing!!!! always room for disagreement!!! as time goes by i may have more and more disagreements with what i wrote too!! all the best (from macapa, brazil, where i presently am couchsurfing…) daniel

  6. Hi Daniel, what an interesting experience to come across your videos on YouTube. I am a trained family therapist and now a teacher and clinical supervisor in a master’s program. I sent a few links of your videos to the interns in my group and invited them to learn about your ideas. I totally agree with your views about the dysfunctional relationships between clients and their therapists. That’s what I have been teaching in our program. We need to completely change this in order for therapy to be useful and nurturing to our clients. The part we are different is about the breaking away from your parents. I thought A LOT about this for the past day and just finished watching your interview with Steven Summerstone. I got to understand more about where you are coming from and agree with many of your analysis about parent-child relationship. I used to run parenting groups, working with parenting issues and now a parent myself, I could totally see how the absolute power parents have when kids are dependent on them can be misused big time. But I wouldn’t suggest my clients to cut off from their parents completely. However, distance is needed for clients to work out their issues before they feel stronger to face their parents. Please email me if you have time to exchange more ideas about psychotherapy and parent-child relationship. I actually just finished a intensive research on intergenerational relationship (adult children and their parents). Thanks.

    • thanks for the thoughts, SW — alas, i’m hardly on the web at all these days. i’m taking an internet break!!! it’s cool that you’re sharing my video(s) — i hope they prove to be of value. all the best to you! daniel

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