Kate Gustin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her education from Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley. JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, YouTuber, author, international teacher, event speaker, curious student of life, and satirist best known for his popular YouTube channel.
“Drawing on psychological research and clinical experience, Kate Gustin offers a profound understanding of our truest identity underneath the mind’s story, helping us connect with the peaceful, interconnected consciousness at our core. The No-Self Help Book is a refreshing and timely antidote to the rampant loneliness of our times.” — Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason
“Kate Gustin’s The No-Self Help Book is a new approach to emotional healing, that provides simple, clear-minded lessons on getting away from the negative, bullying voice of the constructed self. As you learn to ignore the false narrative, you’ll see yourself through new eyes as you discover that you’re not who the voice inside you says you are, or who you pretend to be. Instead, you discover the authentic being within each of us who is capable of relaxed joy and awareness.” — Anne Lamott, author of Almost Everything
“If you were to try to define yourself, how would you do that and what would your SELF look like? Treat yourself to the concept of NO SELF and discover how you are not just your mind’s stories.” — Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Love
“Kate Gustin’s quirky and compelling book subtracts the self out of self-help! She communicates a powerful and ageless spiritual truth in a way that is accessible, humorous, and compassionate. Highly recommended!” — Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, author of Yoga and Psyche and Eyes Wide Open
“Kate Gustin has written a book that is at once insightful, refreshing, playful, and truly wise. The No-Self Help Book goes to the very root of our unhappiness and insecurity: as long as we think we’re separate from the rest of life, we aren’t enough and will remain stuck in the prison of our minds. When we learn to see ourselves from the illuminating perspective presented in these pages, we can understand that from the beginning we were always enough just as we are. Then we can play at being who we truly are instead of taking ourselves so seriously. How liberating!” — James Baraz, cofounder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA; coauthor of Awakening Joy
“Funny how answers come along right when you need them…I was pondering about Self as different from self – and feeling rather confused, wondering how to know when I’m acting from one or the other. Decades ago, while in the depths of terrible depression and anxiety, I became keenly aware of a self that was gloriously happy and having a great time! This happy self was SO inappropriate to my situation at the time, I thought I might be losing my mind. I could not rationally own it as ME but there it was, loud and clear and feeling deeply real. I even asked a few people if they had ever had such an experience and got only blank looks, confirming my concern about a mind that had decided to rebel against reality and do a happy dance on everyone’s grave – including my own if it came to that. Eventually, I grew to understand that I wasn’t nuts but that Self had emerged like a guardian angle on a day that was spiritually crushing. But…since then, I’ve wondered what other things Self was about. And here, at last, are straightforward descriptions of Self and self written by clearly brilliant (and amusing) Kate Gustin. Thank you Dr. Gustin! May the Self be with you! :-)” -lfraser@swinert… February 26, 2019