Extraordinary Maturity is my term for what you can achieve with the hard work of profound self-acceptance. What happens when you pursue emotional healing all the way to the bottom? I use the analogy of the moment in the Wizard of Oz movie when Dorothy first steps from the house into the land of Oz. Up to this point, the movie has been in a dark black and white, but it explodes into riotous Technicolor. This is the change that can happen in your life if you do the deep work on yourself, especially aggressively accepting and processing one’s emotions.

Greg Mooers is a skilled therapist whom I first met in his work with addicts. He also hosts the community-access interview show and website LifeCamp. Greg invited me onto the show to describe what this is. I recorded these shows in April 2006.