Bruce M. Di Marsico, the creator of Option, died Monday, December 4, . The cause of unhappiness is a belief. What happens, no matter how. 1 [Bruce Di Marsico, Deborah Mendel, Wendy Dolber, Frank Mosca, Aryeh Nielsen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Option Method.

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Where would I end? I am as-if denying reality, and that is wrong. Years later while at work as a psychotherapist, and human relations consultant, he came to develop the Option Method as a self-help tool to help people become happier in their everyday lives.

He was in great pain from many severe health problems. He optoon down to earth. It encapsulates his entire philosophy and is based on material he developed near the end of his life.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Then he got down. To order send check or money order to Deborah Mendel, P. He describes the difference between wanting and needing.

He never did get around to publishing a book himself, but he left us with a wealth of material to work with. That is the very fear that they manifest: It is wrong to expect misfortune. Unceasing, constantly moving, more and more happy. Not affiliated with the Option Metohd. Everything is the way it is, and you really can be glad to feel the way you do. The Myth of Unhappiness captures the essence of this groundbreaking self-help tool. To state it simply: He said he wanted me to know how he worked.

In Memory of Bruce Di Marsico

He loved to be with students. Unhappiness is believing that something is necessary, something has to be, should be, ought to be, or must be other than what it is. They are meant to be feelings of helplessness, or we would not consider them unhappy feelings.


Then my friend Anne Grete arrived to pick me up. Barnaby was showing dl books.

He sheds new light on the myriad forms our unhappiness can take while at the same time removing its mysteries. An important point to remember about my philosophy is that I do not believe that people should not be unhappy, or that they should be happy.

Nobody is afraid of a bear, or of being hurt by the bear, but of the unhappiness that is believed will occur from the hurt. He gave me an Option session. My attempts to explain that people perceived his communication as hostile meant little or nothing to him. That attitude does not need to presume avoiding unhappiness in order to justify a simple desire. Admittedly, these unhappy emotions seem to happen to us. To state it simply:. Di Marsico A powerful man with a profound gift.

No person is afraid of illness, but of being ill and unhappy also. She had never been afraid to leave Ulster County. To learn more about Bruce and his teachings, contact Deborah Mendel. Following the introductory and intermediate Volumes 1 and 2, Volume 3 delves deeper into the nature of happiness and unhappiness in nine parts: I describe it like this, no person is afraid of being poor, in itself, but of being an unhappy poor person.

Since then the Option Method has been taught to teachers, psychologists, therapists, social workers, clergy and other Option Method Master Teachers as an additional tool in their professions.

Your eyes really sparkle and beam love, and I sure enjoyed smiling with you. In this book Bruce explains the philosophy behind his Option Method Questions.

Description The Option Method: Anne Grete said she guessed she had stayed in Ulster County where she was born for so long because she was scared to leave.


Both roots are quite appropriate for the name of the method whose goal is to serve by helping people to realize the role that personal choice plays in their emotional states.

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The way I am being is a bad wrong, self-defeating way of being. A precursor to new age personal growth and development tools, today The Option Method is practiced the world over. The Option Method is not unlike the above, but its questions are more specific and personally applicable to mxrsico person being helped. We are afraid that we have a self-defeating attitude.

It was an adventure to become gloriously entangled in the web of agreements and brucce with him over this never ending feast of topics, from the sublime to the ridiculous. It was unique and in the total context of who he was and how he was will never, to my mind, be duplicated. The Myth of Unhappiness. The Option Method is not about memorizing questions.

An attitude is a well-established set or mareico of behavior that reflects a well-established set or pattern of beliefs, because they’ve long been believed in and never had any reason to be challenged or questioned. Unhappiness, in fact, means that I believe that I do, or want, or think, or feel a way that is bad for me.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Several metho asked me to write something about Bruce for this issue.