SOURCE: Bruce Derman, Ph.D.

December 07, 2010 06:00 ET

Psychotherapist and Author, Bruce Derman, Ph.D., Reveals Essential Secret to Achieving Inner Peace in His Thought-Provoking New Book, "THE HOLE"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - Throughout the ages, people have searched for that elusive ingredient that will make their lives complete and fill up the "hole within." In their efforts to fill this hole, millions have turned to food, sex, gambling, drugs and alcohol or compulsive spending.

Now, in his insightful, new book, THE HOLE, author Bruce Derman, Ph.D. reveals an innovative perspective to achieving inner peace in this fable about a seemingly, successful couple who suddenly discover the presence of a gaping hole in the floor of their home. At first, they ignore and avoid the hole, which symbolizes the emptiness in their own lives. Finally, they try to fill the hole but no matter what they do to 'fix' it, it keeps growing larger. When a mysterious stranger appears and offers to help them with their exhaustive efforts to fill the bottomless hole, they begin to see that they must choose between the endless exercises of filling the emptiness or learn the skills necessary to accept it.

Author Bruce Derman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist and the author of three, self-help books aimed at resolving relationship issues, which have received critical acclaim: We'd Have a Great Relationship if it Weren't For You and We Could've Had a Great Date if it Weren't For You

In this easy-to-read fable, THE HOLE, Dr. Derman pinpoints the essence of the problems that surround our culture today as we are being seduced by various illusions that we think will complete us. From houses and electronic toys; to looking attractive, hot cars; weight loss remedies and get-rich-quick schemes; people are bombarded like never before with the message that they need "more" to be happy.

Speaking about the concept for his third book, Dr. Derman states, "THE HOLE addresses the biggest difficulty that everyone faces: accepting their own emptiness, which is a natural part of who we are. Emptiness, as depicted by the hole in this book, lies beneath the core of virtually every problem that troubles mankind. Understanding this concept is crucial in order to find peace in one's life.

"In my therapy practice, it became apparent that this emptiness is at the root of every human issue, every addiction and every depression. If it is not resolved, it leads to fighting among couples, divorces, out-of-control debt, eating disorders, and a loss of health, wealth, and peace."

He adds, "The only way to fill the void requires first, fully accepting it 100% and learning to see it as your best friend." Along the way, Dr. Derman reveals what one must do to attain that level of acceptance and how this will lead to no longer yearning for more. Ultimately, this book dares to go where no fable has gone before. 

THE HOLE is available online for $13.00 at:, at:, or through Kindle.

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