Raoul Goldberg, MD,
is a South African integrative and participatory medical doctor and psychotherapist. He is an international speaker, workshop facilitator, researcher, and author with a special interest in self-empowerment and self-transformation. He has a special interest in addictive behavior and his latest book, Addictive Behaviour– the Struggle for Freedom, deals with this topic.
Our reality and experience in life is determined by the character position in which we find ourselves. This position may be historically determined through social conditioning, or ingeniously through the character we create for ourselves for optimal security and comfort. It changes constantly through our interaction with the world and with ourselves. But are they the best positions for effective living? Or are they the root cause for unsustainable health? For example, isn’t the character position of “always wanting to please others” restrictive and limiting?