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!
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.....
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.