The Doctor's In!

Dr. Greg describes how Prop 8 affects his life and explains why a client does "bad things for good reasons."

on Mar 25, 20130

Now, my client avoids people who are overweight and if he cannot, he punishes them, rejects them, or attempts to teach them a lesson in order to make them change.  You see me explain to him that his power was taken away as a child and now he is seeking to get it back. My job now as a therapist is to both help him regain his power without resorting to harming another person and to help him realize the harmfulness of his actions while developing compassion for people who are overweight. Changing an aversion is not something that is easily done, but I am happy my client is up for the challenge.

To try to help him along in his journey, we will have him meet a group of women who were once overweight to hear about the impact his comments make and to hopefully help him develop more empathy for their struggles. That happens next week. See you then!

8 comments
aprilsherwood68
aprilsherwood68

Dr.Greg!! Thanks For This Show!! It's So Important We Explain And Create Understanding About Being Over Weight/ Obese!! I Have Been That Way All My Life And Have Been Subject To Bullying My Whole Life!! It Hurts, Even Though I Have Lost Over 250 Lbs, From Procedures etc.... I Am Still Considered FAT By Today's Standards. It's Hard Dealing With This. Sometimes, It Just Doesn't Matter, How Much You Try, The HATRED STILL EXISTS!! Thanks, For Bringing Awareness To This Subject!! HUGS!! Keep Up Your Great Work!!! :) 

baker41
baker41

Dr.Greg, I understand your father went through abuse of his own, but I HATE that he minimizes what he did to you and invalidates your feelings.   I don't understand why you want him at your wedding.   while you seek to separate people from their actions, I think they ARE their actions.....

AnnTurta
AnnTurta

Great episode! I love this show.

bpster
bpster

Doctor Greg your twitter was very hard to find if you could include a link at the end of your blog I'm sure that would be helpful for others. 

bpster
bpster

I just think you're an awesome person, you are so humble it's refreshing. I love how soft spoken and rational you are. I do hope we have change soon, it's been a long time coming. I've been up and down with my weight part of my life. I became obsessed with exercise at points in my life. I've been lucky to live in California where fruit and vegetables are abundant. Interesting show last night, look forward to seeing the progress! Congratulations on your commitment I wish you the very best. Bless! 

Kate_in_CA
Kate_in_CA

Dr. Greg: I really enjoy the show. It's not only entertaining, it's informative. I feel like I learn the most from you. You explain why you do what you do really well. Best of luck in the future and as a fellow Californian, I hope Prop. 8 is struck down.

BravoFanne
BravoFanne

Dr. Greg, I'd just like to say I really admire your style, honesty and professionalism in dealing with your clients. Also admirable is your restraint and calmness in your personal relationship.  My comment is that I really felt for you when you recounted overhearing your partner discussing how your weight gain had so turned him off.  For what it's worth, and I know you're in a long-term, committed relationship, I feel you are deserving of so much more from a partner.  You are youthful, positive and so very hot; your partner seems almost jealous or controlling of you.  Regardless, I just want you to know how much I enjoy your segments.  Good luck.

judy@london
judy@london

 @BravoFanne I agree with all of your comments except the last one,I don't see Dr. Greg's partner as being controlling at all.To me,they both seem very loving and accepting of one another.I really enjoy this show and Dr Greg is my favorite.