First published on our Facebook page, here’s today’s ‘Folks for a World that Works’ feature, a re-run of one of our inspiring mini-interviews with someone in or around the OurNet community. Following on from Danny Shine, we’re reviewing the insights of best-selling author, speaker and performance psychologist, Dr. Anthony Piparo…
After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) with a PhD in Performance Psychology, having earned the American Psychological Association’s Dissertation of the Year honors for his work on Concentration & Performance Under Pressure, Dr. Anthony Piparo, founded ‘The Peak Solution’.
He has worked with athletes and business professionals afflicted with performance anxiety, students suffering from test anxiety, and everyday people who find it difficult to function in today’s fast-paced, demanding and sometimes uncaring world.
Recently, Anthony achieved International Best Seller status for his book – Freedom from Depression: 6 Keys to Eliminating Emotional Pain. The book was released in September, 2017 and became a best seller in the US and UK, and was also rated a #1 Amazon New Release.
Thank you Anthony for taking the time to talk to us and being one of the ‘folks for a world that works’, can you begin by telling us about yourself and your big passion?
Too many people have become victims from a world that profits from their misfortunes. Too many people are dependent on others for relief, either through medication or therapy.
What would a ‘world that works’ look like to you?
I envision a world where everyone has the capacity to thrive financially, physically, emotionally, and psychologically regardless of their past histories and present circumstances.
What is stopping us from creating a ‘beautiful world we all know in our hearts is possible’?
Eventually we will reach a saturation point when enough people are empowered that there is an instantaneous paradigm shift in consciousness.
Anthony’s book Freedom from Depression: 6 Keys to Eliminating Emotional Pain provides readers with the understanding and tools necessary to aid in their own recovery as a complement to the medication and therapy they now receive. The hope is that one day, sufferers of depression, in conjunction with their physician and/or therapist can decide they have regained their mental health.
You can purchase or learn more about the book here – all proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the US and TGL in the UK.
Afterthought: “When pharmaceutical companies run drug trials to test the effectiveness of their mood-altering drugs only a portion of the participants receive the drug being tested. A certain percentage of the study group receive a placebo. In study after study the results remain the same. One-third of those taking a sugar pill show as much improvement in their mental health as those who are helped by the drug. What does that mean? The power of the mind is just as powerful than any medication and doesn’t come with any potentially dangerous or lethal side effects.” – Dr Anthony J. Piparo