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The Emotionally Abused Woman: Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself
The Emotionally Abused Woman
Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself
Paperback      ISBN: 0449906442
"A sensible book, full of insight and hope,"* that offers support and guidance in freeing emotionally abused women from the cycle of abuse and establishing new healthy patterns of relating to others.

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- Does your husband or lover constantly criticize you and put his needs before yours?
- Do you sometimes wonder if your best friend is truly a friend?
- Does your boss try to control your every move?
- Does your fear of being left alone keep you in chronically hurtful relationships?

If any of these questions sound familiar, you could very well be suffering from emotional abuse--the most widespread but also the most hidden abuse that women experience. This type of abuse is just as damaging as physical or sexual abuse.

But there is help in this invaluable compassionate sourcebook. As a marriage, family, and child therapist who has grappled with these issues herself, Beverly Engel guides you through a step-by-step recover process, helping you shed the habits begun in childhood and take the first few steps toward healthy change.

Using numerous examples drawn from case history and her own therapeutic expertise, Engel will show you how to

- Recognize and understand the abusers in your life
- Identify the patterns that have kept you emotionally trapped
- Complete your unfinished business
- Decide whether to walk away from an abusive relationship or take a stand and stay
- Heal the damage of abuse by building self-esteem
- Break the cycle of abuse and open yourself to the promise of healthy relationships
Empowerment Through Reiki: The Path to Personal and Global Transformation
Empowerment Through Reiki
The Path to Personal and Global Transformation
Paperback      ISBN: 0941524841

Reiki is a Japanese term which means "universal life energy" -i.e. the energy that lives in all creation, that is inherent to all living beings and that nourishes them and keeps them alive. This book describes exactly how Reiki energy works, the way it can be used and the effects that can be achieved with its help.

Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships
Uncoupling
Turning Points in Intimate Relationships
Paperback      ISBN: 0679730028
A brilliant sociological look at the dynamics of separation and an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to understand--or prevent--the collapse of a relationship.

How do relationships end? Why does one partner suddenly become discontented with the other--and why is the onset of that discontentment not so sudden after all? What signals do partners send each other to indicate their doubts? Why do those signals so often go unnoticed? And how do people who saw themselves as part of a couple come to terms not just with absence and abandonment, but with a new, single identity? Drawing from extensive research and in-depth interviews, this groundbreaking book reveals a process that begins in secret but gradually becomes public, implicating not only partners but their social milieu. Enlightening, accessible, and deeply affecting, Uncoupling offers a startling vision of what really happens behind the surface when relationships come apart.
What's My Type?
What's My Type?
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0062504215

Hurley and Dobson explore how the wisdom of the Enneagram allows you to bring out the best in yourself and others. Delving deeper than other systems of personality exploration, the Enneagram system of nine distinctive patterns of unconscious motivation reveals the primary sources of our behavior and the reasons we live as we do.

Through detailed descriptions and discerning self-inventory questions, Hurley and Dobson make discovering your personality type fun and easy. They provide simple, proven methods for neutralizing negative attitudes about self and others and releasing untapped potential. Armed with the Enneagram's insights, readers learn to transform weaknesses into strengths, break free of crippling patterns, choose new ways of relating to others, and enjoy balance and harmony. For example:
  • The Achiever can move from dissatisfied perfectionism to effective leadership and become a Pathfinder.

  • The Observer can move from fear of commitment to curiosity and courage and become an Explorer.

  • The Helper can move from over-involvement in the lives of others to mutual relationships and become a Partner.
Inspirational, easy-to-use and practical -- What's My Type? puts the Enneagram system to work for you.
This Is My Wish for You
This Is My Wish for You
Hardcover      ISBN: 096211314x

This is a book created to be given. At its center is a poem by Charles Snell which was written for, and published in, 1914 as a small gift book. In it the giver, in a series of concrete images, extends the recipient many good wishes.
"This Is My Wish for You" is in the tradition of ancient blessings, in which one tries, through the power of language, to throw a mantle of protection and beneficence over the receiver.
In our volume, the text is presented within borders made by Daniel Maclise for a book entitled "Moore's Irish Melodies," published in 1846. We have selected images to accompany each wish. These are made by a great variety of painters and illustrators, and range over more than 150 years.
We assert, without exaggeration, that this is the nearly perfect gift book.

Driving Your Own Karma: Swami Beyondananda's Tour Guide to Enlightenment
Driving Your Own Karma
Swami Beyondananda's Tour Guide to Enlightenment
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812532

Have you tried so many spiritual paths that you've become pathological? Experienced so much personal growth that you're totally growthed out? Do you think God probably loves you--but He's just not ready to make a commitment? Have you spent so much money on fixing yourself that now you're really broke? Do you think you might be confused, but you're just not sure? Look no more. Swami Beyondananda, whose syndicated columns, tapes, and live performances have delighted millions, has the ultimate answers for you.

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
Writing Down the Bones
Freeing the Writer Within
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0877733759

Natalie Goldberg's word-of-mouth hit has sold well over half a million copies. Goldberg, who has conducted writing workshops for both beginners and professionals all over the United States, sees writing as a practice that helps us comprehend the value of our lives. With insight, humor, and practicality, she inspires writers and would-be writers alike to take the leap into writing creatively and well.

The Tao of Voice: A New East-West Approach to Transforming the Singing and Speaking Voice
The Tao of Voice
A New East-West Approach to Transforming the Singing and Speaking Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812605

Stephen Cheng's innovative book is the first to combine the best of Western vocal technique and modern psychophysical exercises with ancient Chinese philosophy and breathing practices. His simple but powerful vocal method is widely known for bringing about dramatic improvement in the performance of novices and professionals alike. Whether you are a singer, actor, or public speaker, it will help you to develop your vocal identity; increase vocal range and power; enhance the quality, dynamics, color, and expression of your voice; overcome stage fright; and memorize with ease.

Healing After Loss:: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
Healing After Loss:
Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
Paperback      ISBN: 0380773384

The classic guide for dealing with grief and loss

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort.

100 Ways to Keep Your Soul Alive: Living Deeply and Fully Every Day
100 Ways to Keep Your Soul Alive
Living Deeply and Fully Every Day
Paperback      ISBN: 0062510509

From the founding editors of "Values & Visions" magazine: rich insights and practical advice on caring for one's soul amidst the turmoil of everyday life.

This delightful book is truly a care package for the soul, full of practical wisdom for daily living and one hundred concise suggestions for healing and feeding the spirit.

"This book of meditations does what it promises--helps keep (a wonderful word) soul present in daily life."
--Thomas Moore, author of "Care of the Soul" and "Soul Mates"

"Simply the best take-out, gourmet soulfood available to delight and nourish the deep in you."
--Sam Keen, author of "Fire in the Belly"