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I'm OK - You're OK book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An enormously popular (7-million copies sold) and insightful cl. Enlarge Book Cover · Left hand banner - . And for a huge portion of the population, that position is "I'm Not OK-You're OK." This negative "life position," shared. Dr. Thomas A. Harris MD published I'm OK - You're OK in after being influenced by Dr. Eric Berne and the groundbreaking book Games People Play.

It is a practical guide to transactional analysis as a method for solving problems in life. It is estimated by the publisher to have sold over 15 million copies to date [4] and to have been translated into over a dozen languages. In the preface, Harris praises the then-new procedure of transactional analysis TA, or as Harris often refers to it, P-A-C as a major innovation addressing the slow process and limited results that he and other psychiatric practitioners believed was characteristic of conventional psychiatry. Rather than working with abstract concepts of consciousness, Harris suggests that the pioneering work of brain surgeon Wilder Penfield in uncovering the neurological basis of memory could offer complementary insights grounded in observable reality. Specifically, Harris emphasizes reports of Wilder's experiments stimulating small areas of the brains of conscious patients undergoing brain surgery the brain does not have any pain receptors, so this can be done in relative comfort for the patient. Though the patients were conscious that they were on an operating table, the stimulation also caused them to recall specific past events in vivid detail—not just facts of the event, but as a vivid "reliving" of "what the patient saw and heard and felt and understood" when the memory was created. Based on these experiments, Harris postulates that the brain records past experiences like a tape recorder , in such a manner that it is possible subsequently to relive past experiences with all their original emotional intensity.

According to Dr. But with an analysis of our personalities, Dr. Harris provides a framework with which to change our lives. Demand for the book was tremendous, and today it sits comfortably in the pantheon of self-help titles that have sold over ten million copies.

I'm OK - You're OK: Book Summary & Review in PDF | The Power Moves

But a lot of tacky things sold by the truckload in that era, like patchwork bell-bottoms, Bay City Rollers records and tickets to Evel Knievel events — what is different about this product is that it is still selling well. Berne reacted against this, elevating relationships to the high table of study.

Instead of asking a subject about themselves as in psychoanalysis , one could determine the problem simply by being a witness to what is actually said or done in the course of a transaction. Berne as well as Harris would perform psychotherapy sessions based almost entirely on observations of what his subjects were doing, saying, and engaging in. Though limiting and destructive, they were also a sort of comfort, absolving us of the need to really confront unresolved psychological issues.

There was no assumption of underlying malaise. This new approach was of course the essence of self-help.

The Adult in us prevents a hijack by unthinking obedience Child , or ingrained habit or prejudice Parent , leaving us a vestige of free will. Shelves: social-science , psychology , social-studies , just-terrible , human-services It's rare that you come across a book that takes you six months to finish, with more or less weekly efforts to just get it over with.

I’m OK – You’re OK by Thomas A. Harris

This book suffers from trying to be everything and ends up being nothing. Despite my bitter frustration from laboring through this insipid, disorganized mess, I still will give Harris the benefit of the doubt and assume this was all done in good faith and was a concerted effort to reach out to people in n It's rare that you come across a book that takes you six months to finish, with more or less weekly efforts to just get it over with. Despite my bitter frustration from laboring through this insipid, disorganized mess, I still will give Harris the benefit of the doubt and assume this was all done in good faith and was a concerted effort to reach out to people in need.

That being said, this one belonged on the clearance rack in It astounds me that this book advertises itself of the cover as "Over 15 million copies in print" and "The classic bestseller that has changed the lives of millions.

Regarding psychotherapy and counseling, I never had to read a text by Carl Rogers in school, nor have I ever met someone who mentioned reading one of his; yet he is indisputably one of if not the most significant and influential figure in psychotherapy.

By contrast, I never heard of Harris until I picked up this book, despite his millions sold. But with an analysis of our personalities, Dr. Harris provides a framework with which to change our lives.

You know a book is a classic when you see it featured in sitcoms. Demand for the book was tremendous, and today it sits comfortably in the pantheon of self-help titles that have sold over ten million copies.

But a lot of tacky things sold by the truckload in that era, like patchwork bell-bottoms, Bay City Rollers records and tickets to Evel Knievel events — what is different about this product is that it is still selling well. Berne reacted against this, elevating relationships to the high table of study. Instead of asking a subject about themselves as in psychoanalysis , one could determine the problem simply by being a witness to what is actually said or done in the course of a transaction.

I’m OK – You’re OK: Book Summary & Review in PDF

Berne as well as Harris would perform psychotherapy sessions based almost entirely on observations of what his subjects were doing, saying, and engaging in. Though limiting and destructive, they were also a sort of comfort, absolving us of the need to really confront unresolved psychological issues.

There was no assumption of underlying malaise. This new approach was of course the essence of self-help.

The Adult in us prevents a hijack by unthinking obedience Child , or ingrained habit or prejudice Parent , leaving us a vestige of free will. Transactional analysis may not be a household term, but in some minds it lived on. James Redfield has acknowledged Harris and Berne as crucial influences when he came to write one of the biggest-selling books of the s, The Celestine Prophecy.

Awareness of, and reliance on, this internal voice is a secret that all successful people share. Review printed with permission from: Another interesting article is this essay published in in the New York Times.

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