BRISBANE, Australia, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It was 1989. 23-year-old Winfried Sedhoff was just two years out of medical school with his M.D. in hand and a promising specialized medical career in front of him, but the depression he had battled throughout his youth had become crippling. Realizing he had no idea who he was or what he really wanted in life, Dr. Sedhoff came to the brink of suicide.
That shook him to his core, and Dr. Sedhoff took the drastic step of sequestering himself in a tiny apartment in Sydney for a full 12 months. He emerged healthy, with a clear sense of himself and a set of principles he has successfully used in his clinical practice to help others overcome depression and anxiety. Now Dr. Sedhoff is sharing those principles with everyone in his new book, A Balance of Self: A New Approach to Self Understanding, Lasting Happiness, and Self-Truth (ISBN 978-19217874-5-4, Vivid Publishing, http://abalanceofself.com).
Written to help those looking for fulfilling and sustainable balance in their lives, A Balance of Self will be particularly helpful to anyone suffering through a personal crisis, seeking a different approach to treating and preventing depression and anxiety, or hoping to find or regain a sense of who they are. The key to addressing each of these concerns, says Dr. Sedhoff, is the individual's sense of self.
During his own recovery period, Dr. Sedhoff found his own sense of self and built a critical understanding of the world from the ground up, gaining unique insights into mental and emotional health, motivation, and neurobiology. He then parlayed those insights into practical treatment models and ideas that mesh seamlessly with current psychology practices and neuroscience discoveries.
In A Balance of Self, readers will find a simple, practical blueprint for combating weaknesses, reversing unhappiness and creating lasting personal satisfaction. Dr. Sedhoff walks readers through his Balance of Self Model (BOS) and Validation Loop Theory (VLT) to a place of honest self-discovery and deep insight into who they are and why they think, feel and act in certain ways. From there, the author helps readers create the balanced, fulfilled lives they deserve to live.
"A Balance of Self is the product of more than two decades of work around sense of self and life balance," Dr. Sedhoff explained. "Thanks to the principles I have laid out in the book, my own depression is a thing of the distant past, and I have been able to help my clinical patients live healthier, happier lives free of depression and anxiety. It is my hope that A Balance of Self will do the same for everyone who reads it."
A Balance of Self: A New Approach to Self Understanding, Lasting Happiness, and Self-Truth is available from http://abalanceofself.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository.
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