A Leader in the Recovery Movement Reveals How We Can All Heal

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The Healer's Way is the culmination of Earnie Larsen's thirty-plus years as a counselor. The seeds for the book were the questions of a young counselor: How do you keep going? What do you do when you can't make a difference? What makes a healer? The young man asked Larsen to be his mentor and some time later his stories, clues, questions, and answers came together in this book.

At the center of The Healer's Way (Conari Press, September 2007) is the "hoop"--a seven-step process of healing. First we need to make sure our core needs are met; without those we not only can't heal ourselves or others--we probably can't live. Then we need to get lost (step 2), get hurt (step 3), get stuck and hit the bottom of the circle (step 4). Only then can we get called (step 5), get up (step 6), and get going (step 7). Once we get going, we move through the cycle again and again, as life presents us with new opportunities for healing ourselves and others.

The Healer's Way is the culmination of Earnie Larsen's thirty-plus years as a counselor. The seeds for the book were the questions of a young counselor: How do you keep going? What do you do when you can't make a difference? What makes a healer? The young man asked Larsen to be his mentor and some time later his stories, clues, questions, and answers came together in this book.

Larsen writes, "The pages here are about one thing and one thing only: the spiritual alchemy involved in the amazing-grace process of personal transformation. By definition, healing is about change. Who do people change? How do they change? I've focused on those potent moments, the culmination of incredible movements of energy, whether we recognize them or not, at which we become able to see another, higher path - and take it. That is what healing is, whether it wears the face of acceptance or forgiveness, whether it is abut totally changing the direction of one's life or simply opening up to life's deeper meaning."

Earnie Larsen is a pioneer in the field of recovery from addictive and unwanted behaviors, and the originator of the process known as Stage II recovery. He has authored more than 60 books and 40 motivational self-help tapes. He lives in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN. Visit him at http://www.earnie.com. Carol Larsen Hegarty is Earnie's sister and long-time collaborator.

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