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Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing

On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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Rewriting Life Scripts: Transformational Recovery for Families of Addicts by Liliane Desjardins
Rewriting Life Scripts: Transformational Recovery for Families of Addicts

crazypsychobooklover, June 30, 2010

Rewriting Life Scripts
Transformational Recovery for Families
of Addicts
Authors: Liliane Desjardins, Nancy Oelklaus, Irene Watson
Publisher: Life Scripts Press
ISBN: 978-1-932690-97-2

When a family member has an addiction (to alcohol, drugs, etc.) the other members of the family by necessity are forced to change their behaviors, their lifestyle and their expectations. In many cases, these changes have occurred slowly and over a period of years or even decades. When the addicted family member make the monumental move towards recovery, the family often finds itself thrown into a new kind of chaos without expecting or understanding it.

This book is based mainly on using the 12 step addiction recovery process, but everything discussed can be utilized regardless of the method of recovery used. The book is divided into several parts, each dealing with a different stage of recovery. Families will find this helpful, enabling them to study and work through each recovery phrase as it's being experienced by the recovering family member. By completing all parts, the reader will reach a clear understanding of just what changes and adjustments they have had to make in the past and how the family dynamics will now be changing for the better. Topics are covered in a clear and easy to understand manner, explaining all the stages of change, defining the various roles played by family members in both the dysfunctional (addiction) phase and the truly transforming and freeing journey the family members all take as they work together to rewrite and change the family dynamics.

The three authors bring a wide range of life experiences, education and career training to this work. This gives the book a deeper, broader application that will apply to an untold number of families. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with addiction and recovery, and to anyone and everyone who is part of a family at any point on the addiction spectrum. Excellent resource and promising tool for a happier family.
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Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Metapsychology by Marian K Volkman
Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Metapsychology

crazypsychobooklover, June 27, 2010

Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with
Metapsychology (Explorations in Metapsychology Series)
Author: Marian K. Volkman
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1-932690-05-0

Applied Metapsychology makes use of one on one sessions to achieve personal goals. Developed by Frank A. Gerbode, MD, it utilizes relieving past pain and trauma and working through personal issues to expand the consciousness of the patient or user . People who study and use Metapsychology report living a fuller and more fulfilled life, with less fear, depression and unhappiness than the general population. By reading and using the detailed information in Marian K. Volkman's book, the reader will be given a concise, indepth and easily understandable grasp of metapsycology, it's value and how it's used.

Written in a manner that will appeal to therapists, laypersons and students, this book will assist the user in more accurately predicting patterns of human behavior and dealing with negative situations, people and behaviors. It's a truly user friendly volume on exapanding personal understanding of your own behavior, motivations, ambitions, deep seated issues, relationship style and communication abilities. She has formatted the book in a way that makes it ideal for group study as well as personal use. While offering a broad background of metapsychology, each aspect is written in extreme detail and ease of understanding and utilization. The author presents a wide and varied wealth of information in easily digestible sections.

Topics of study in this book include quality of life, stress and trauma as a factor in life, understanding emotions and predicting them, improving relationship in all the areas of your life: family, work, friends, etc. I found this book to be really motivational and thought provoking. I know it's one I will turn to again and again as situations arise and problems need resolution. Highly recommended, I look forward to much more from this author.
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Life Without Jealousy: A Practical Guide by Lynda Bevan
Life Without Jealousy: A Practical Guide

crazypsychobooklover, June 27, 2010

Life Without Jealousy: A Practical Guide
Author: Lynda Bevan
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 978-1-932690-85-9

Anyone who has ever been involved in a relationship, whether it's friendship or romance, has probably experienced jealousy. There are many forms of jealousy, all of them unwanted and uncomfortable, regardless of the cause. The author, Lynda Bevan discusses the various type of jealousy, where they come from and how to handle them; whether you are the jealous person or the one who is the reciepent of jealousy.

This book is part of an excellent ongoing series from Loving Healing Press; the 10 Step Empowerment Series, practical guides written by experienced therapists for solving life's problems.

The book is written in a style that is both interesting and easy to understand. Regardless of the reader's knowledge of psychology, it is user friendly and educational. From the broadest definitions of jealousy and envy, the book then delves more deeply into the many forms jealousy takes: sexual, romantic, possessive, emotional, financial and material among others. The psychology of jealousy is explained, as well the differences of the sexes in how they feel and handle jealousy, and the damage caused by jealous behavior. Causes are discussed in detail, and real workable solutions are offered to repair the damages.

Regardless of which side of jealousy you find yourself on, help is available in this book. Highly recommended by this reviewer.

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women's Health: Bridging the Gap Between Western and Eastern Medicine by Kathleen Albertson
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women's Health: Bridging the Gap Between Western and Eastern Medicine

crazypsychobooklover, May 26, 2010

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women's Health:
Bridging the Gap Between Western and Eastern Medicine
Author: Dr. Kathleen Albertson, PhD
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1-61623-651-9

How many times have you dealt with common female health issues, wondering if there was a better treatment? If you're like most women, some of your health (physical, emotional and mental) problems and difficulties often reoccur, not necessarily serious or life threatening, but painful, inconvenient, time consuming or expensive to deal with. Regardless of our age, general health, lifestyle or personal situation, all of today's women seem to be busy and stressed, and we are always rushing to keep up with someone or something.

Dr. Kathleen Albertson has dedicated years of her life to the study of holistic nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, traditional chinese medicine and western medicine modality. As an advocate for the best total healthcare for women, she brings this knowledge to the rest of us. Many times, traditional western medicine treats only the visible symptoms of a disease or health problem without actually ever looking for the actual cause.

Written in an engaging and concise style, Dr. Albertson explains exactly what Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) does, and how it differs from Western Medicine. Her explanations and informative review of many gynecological, reproductive and menopausal problems will be helpful to all readers. The book contains a wealth of drawings and diagrams that further clarify TCM. The glossary is huge and filled with information helpful to all women. I firmly believe this book to be a treasure trove of sensible health information, and wish I had known much of this years ago. Doctors who work with women would be doing themselves and their female patients a greatly valuable service by reading this book and utilizing the information it offers.
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Gifts from the Child Within: Self-Discovery and Self-Recovery Through Re-Creation Therapy, 2nd Edition by Barbara Sinor
Gifts from the Child Within: Self-Discovery and Self-Recovery Through Re-Creation Therapy, 2nd Edition

crazypsychobooklover, May 24, 2010

Gifts From The Child Within: Self-Discovery and
Self-Recovery through ReCreation Therapy,
2nd Edition
Author: Barbara Sinor
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 978-1-932690-46-0

Gifts From The Child Within is a beautifully written, incredibly moving and potentially life changing workbook for self discovery and recovery through Re-Creation Therapy.

Many of the emotional, mental and even physical problems we face as adults can be traced back to a childhood trauma or experience. To work through the issues of today, it's often of vital importance to discover and work through the issues of childhood.

Dr. Sinor is an advocate of the use of Re-Creation Therapy. Re-Creation Therapy is a transforming process; reaching for and touching the child that still resides within all of us. When we accept the child we were and the trauma and expperiences we were subject to, we can release the blockages and pain of childhood that have followed us into adulthood. Divided into several parts, the book enables the reader to work through issues that still affect them at the speed they are comfortable with.

Part One deals with helping the reader comprehend and understand what the concept of "The Child Within" really means. With examples and exercises, reasders will be better able to reach their inner children and understand what issues are still being carried within.

Parts Two and Three offer visualizations, affirmations, exercises and the use of autohypnosis to begin the recovery process. With space left blank within the book, it can be used as an actual journal, tracking the reader's progress thoughout the stages of both discovery and recovery.

The author has presented the information in a way that allows for use by both the professional and layperson. Written in an easily understandable and conversational style, the reader will feel they are working with a friend, and feel the ability to open up and work through the baggage and issues carried forward from childhood. One of the things I found particularly helpful was that the program is set up to be worked at the reader's own pace and on a schedule and timing that allows the user to fully digest the information they discover at their own speed; avoiding the stress that comes with a need to maintain a stringent deadline, working on a particular issue until you feel you've worked through it.

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