“Becoming Your Best Self” implies that there are other selves that might not be “best” all of the time, but you are striving to be better, not perfect. It also builds on other “parts” of therapy models which are most helpful.
Donna has found a way to describe our unhappiness in a non-pathological way, and promotes the idea that symptoms previously thought of as pathological are adaptations—both understanding their value and how they can help or hurt us. She has taken the Transactional Analysis PAC model and updated it by putting a new spin on it. It recognizes the importance of family of origin without requiring years of investigation.
Donna’s Self-Integration model promotes the idea of self-healing as opposed to healing through medication. I believe more and more in the idea that healing yourself in your efforts to have a better life will become more accepted. Donna’s use of case examples will help individuals and therapists understand this model: it’s teachable, understandable and therapists can relate to it.