I have been using the concepts and tools in Outsmarting Yourself for several years in my own life, in my counseling, and in our recovery ministry. Understanding the Verbal Logical Explainer (VLE), being “triggered,” and the Immanuel approach to emotional healing has been invaluable in helping individuals and couples work through painful issues, resolve conflict, and experience deep healing. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to really understand why they respond the way they do and how to escape their destructive patterns. Dr. Lehman’s material strikes a unique balance as it contains both cutting edge brain science as well as personal examples that illustrate the points so well even my thirteen-year-old daughter thoroughly enjoyed and even grasped most of the content. You will find this book a blessing both for yourself and for those with whom you minister, counsel, or simply share life.
Pastor and Director of New Hope Fellowship & Recovery Ministries