David Bedrick, JD, Dipl. PW is an author, speaker, teacher and expert on the topics of shame, night time dreams, weight loss and body image, diversity and social injustice, and new paradigms in psychology.

Breaking Shame’s Grip

Breaking Shame’s Grip Shame is a psychological immune disorder - it undermines our boundaries, leaving us unprotected, and turns us against ourselves, endangering our... more

Anger Alchemy

Anger Alchemy The sun comes breathing fire, yet we don’t think something’s wrong with it. Thunder and lightning appear, we may even run away, but we don’t... more

Shame: The Master Emotion

A child is assaulted by a parent; the other parent looks away, dismisses, minimizes, or simply doesn’t see. What happens psychologically? The assault needs to be... more

Stress: The Whole Truth

"I'm so stressed"; "I'm stressed out"—words spoken by people every day. Stress is one of the most written-about areas in psychology. Just by listening and reading,... more

6 Reasons Not to Forgive, Not Yet

I readily admit that there is a moral imperative to forgive; it is clear that forgiveness can be a powerful force of healing and reconciliation. However, I must speak... more