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Learning What You Need to Unlearn

8We are too focused on learning (something new) and  not focused enough on un-learning (something old that keeps getting in the way).

Much of the time when clients come to see me they want to learn something new.  Much of the time what actually seems to help them is un-learning of something old that kept getting in the way.

Ask yourself: “What do I need to un-learn today?” And learn what you need to un-learn.

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Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2014). Learning What You Need to Unlearn. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 28, 2020, from


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