One of the things I enjoy most is reading or listening to books on psycho-emotional healing, on relationships and communication. In some ways it has surely been an effort to fix something about myself, and it has clearly turned out to be a way for me to discover and accept the real me that has been there all along.
While, yes, my approach tends to focus on how physical stress (lack of sleep, allergenic foods, infrequent meals) impacts the physical body (hormones, neurotransmitters and nutrients)…emotional stress is also a key instigator in the development of illness. Much of this “emotional stress” (or all of it), it turns out, we, ourselves, create.
This point is not simply another reason to be hard on ourselves, but instead, a key to transformation. If we choose to stand back, observe and be mindful of the choices we make in each moment that are actually keeping us where we don’t want to be…we can create freedom for ourselves, and others.
I would like to share the books that made the biggest difference for me in recent months in the hopes that they will help you as well. Some of them are available to download to you MP3 player at audible.com.
1. The Vortex by Jerry and Esther Hicks
2. Solemate by Lauren Mackler
3. The New Codependency by Melody Beattie
4. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
5. Getting the Love You Want by Halville Hendrix
6. Radical Self-Acceptance by Tara Brach
7. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion by Marshall Rosenberg
I would also like to acknowledge Landmark Education as the courses I have completed there have been life changing.
For those of you interested in working on a psycho-emotional level, I encourage you to not only read books and attend seminars, but to also work with a therapist. I have especially benefited from therapists who specialize in Gestalt therapy, EMDR and Core Energetics.
I wish for you all to rediscover your essence and to be empowered to live a life you love.
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