(This piece is to appear in Unlimited Human!, the journal of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association)
This piece explains that psychotherapy is a government institution, which medical historians already know but which escapes most people. A psychotherapist's first obligation is her profession, which is subservient to government, and not to you.
Therapy doesn't have to be this way. There is a client centered approach to mental health. It's called hypnotherapy and psychotherapy should aim to be more like it. Unfortunately, if you want to be treated as a person, you'll have to pay for it yourself.
"People ascribe their obstacles to their minds; governments ascribe their obstacles to their citizens. To guide and support each other, people create community. To guide and support their communities, governments advance psychotherapy."
To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.