12 Essential Insights Work Group Session

July 28, 2022

In the session of the 12 Essential Insights Work Group, Dr. Berger discusses the idealized self, and how our desire to achieve it acts as a strong force in our life. Our desire to be accepted, to be loved, and to belong often creates adaptive behaviors that are in conflict with our ideal self. These behaviors may be a compromise of who we are, and can conflict with our our work towards our true selves.


  • Allen Berger, Ph.D., therapist and author
  • Members of the Work Group

1 video | 46 minutes