Synopses & Reviews
The Joyous Recovery is a path back to yourself. In this new guide to emotional recovery, Lundy Bancroft explains where healing comes from and why current approaches aren't bringing us the changes we're hoping for. You'll hear some surprising insights, including: * why fighting to improve your attitudes and outlook never works for long* why your healing is not all up to you, and why "self-help" so often fails* why you sometimes start to feel worse when your life starts to go better* why we're avoiding the paths to healing that actually work the best* why, even in our times, we still don't talk about the most important issuesAnalyzing our difficulties is much easier than finding our way to deep healing. So The Joyous Recovery spends just one chapter looking at what's gone wrong, and devotes the other nineteen to explaining what to do about it. Here's just a quick look at what you'll learn: * how to form an effective healing partnership, the game-changer for healing* how to understand the cyclical nature of successful healing, and how to get those cycles turning* how to understand your body's natural plan to keep you emotionally well -- you have an emotional immune system, not just a physical one -- and how to work with it to propel your recovery* how to harness the power of opposites, bringing parts of ourselves together that we thought had to be at war with each other* how to draw upon the exciting power of the Peak Living Network, a peer-led healing support system that costs nothing to participate in* how to make healing a joyful and transforming experience, instead of having it feel like lots of hard work for small gainsThe Joyous Recovery is an approach to emotional healing unlike anything you've encountered before. And it works.Lundy Bancroft is the creator of the Peak Living Network. He has spe¬cialized in abuse and recovery for the past 30 years, including over 10 years leading weekend healing retreats. His book Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men is the largest-selling book in history on domestic violence, with over 300,000 copies in print. Lundy has written four other books and two plays, including the book When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Kids Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse and the play Forbidden to Protect. He is an avid baseball and hockey player, rock climber, and activist.