Canadian Psychologist Explains Why Personal Problems Persist

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George Pugh, Ph.D., announces release of debut book, ‘The Icons Within’

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I have developed powerful therapeutic techniques that have helped clients dismantle counterproductive elements within their personality.

When someone experiences abandonment, mistreatment, loss of a loved one and other traumatic incidents, their personality shifts to help them cope with the life-altering event. In “The Icons Within: Iconic Therapy and the Healing Journey to Personal Freedom” (published by iUniverse), psychologist George Pugh, Ph.D., examines what happens when survival-related personality traits remain and later become counterproductive when dealing with everyday problems.

“As a psychologist who has been counseling clients for over 30 years I have come to an understanding of how the personality forms and how it can become dysfunctional,” Pugh explains. “I have developed powerful therapeutic techniques that have helped clients dismantle counterproductive elements within their personality.”

Offering nontraditional treatment strategies, “The Icons Within” addresses a wide range of upsetting and traumatic events held in the client’s memories. These memories are often triggered to release unsettling emotions and cognitions, especially feelings of fear and anxiety and thoughts of self-loathing and discouragement. Pugh describes therapeutic exercises that help the client break free of the toxic iconic process that has held them back from becoming their true self.

“The reader will be awakened to the view that negative energies from hidden and irrational concerns continually reverberate within, triggering needless and unnecessary feelings of vulnerability, anxiety and fear,” Pugh reveals. “The book describes the journey through the healing process where clients share thoughts and feelings about how they experienced the releasing of repressed emotions and then, the freeing of their personality.”

“The Icons Within”
By George Pugh, Ph.D.
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781491767405
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781491767399
E-Book | 274 pages | ISBN 9781491767412
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
George Pugh, Ph.D., a practicing clinical psychologist, has been assisting clients for over 30 years. He has developed unique therapeutic interventions that break the hold of upsetting memories and anxiety-related coping strategies that are counterproductive and limiting. He helps his clients direct a precise attack to the heart of their problems in order to bring relief and resolution quickly. This is Pugh’s first book.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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