Quote from bmwm3dude “Alan Yentob sets out to learn from the big hitters in the self-help world and interviews them on their belief of how much we really need self help: Susan Jeffers, author of the bestselling Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway; David Burns, whose book Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy has sold over 5 million copies, and Anthony Robbins, who fills stadiums with his can-do performances. Tony Robbins has been the personal coach to a raft of celebrities including Mikhail Gorbachev, Serena Williams and Bill Clinton. David Burns, a pioneer of cognitive therapy, challenges pain head on with the idea that, your thoughts create your feelings so your thoughts can change your feelings. You not only have to be employed, but constantly employable. Not only married, but constantly marriageable. And that is the moment self-help emerges as a powerful literature.


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The episode ends with The Wizard of Oz, the ultimate self-help film. All the characters – the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Lion and Dorothy – think they have to look to the Wizard for the answers; what they eventually realise is they were within themselves all along.”

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