New Novel Explores Holistic Healing Ideas

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Author and counselor, Linda Amato, shares an inspirational story about ending abuse

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After reading Louise L. Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life,” Linda Amato embarked on a journey to change her life. She became a Reiki master, a holistic healer and a counselor. Hoping to pass on some of the insights she gained in her transformation, Amato delivers her new inspirational novel “Making Believers: Connect to the Light Within” (published by Balboa Press).

“Making Believers” is the story of Gracie and her daughter, Amanda. As a child, Gracie suffered abuse from her mother. Rather than breaking the cycle, Gracie repeated the pattern of abuse, inflicting the same pain on Amanda. But Amanda is blessed with the strength and belief that unconditional love is the key to helping others. Putting aside her own pain, Amanda becomes an ambassador for compassion and understanding, allowing her to come to terms with her traumatic past and her mother’s actions.

A holistic health counselor, Amato believes fear is the greatest of demons to people who suffered from physical or emotional abuse. This belief permeates through “Making Believers” and is a guiding principle in her life. “In learning all I could by reading Hay House authors and others, I was capable of transforming my life as a wife, mother of four children and caretaker of my dad who was alcoholic/manic-depressant for 30 years into a story of unconditional love.”

Amato applies her experience as a counselor to the characters in “Making Believers,” showing readers techniques for transforming their lives. She is steadfast in her conviction that all forms of abuse – alcohol, drugs, mental and physical – must stop immediately, and she hopes her book will help to lead the charge against these patterns.

About the Author
As a certified holistic health counselor, Reiki master and metaphysical practitioner, Linda Amato has been helping clients heal the spiritual and emotional scars of their past for seven years. She has cared for her father – who suffered from manic depression – for 30 years, and she formed many of her core beliefs about healing and transformation while working with him. Amato has been married for 40 years, and she is a devoted mother and grandmother. Bellmore, N.Y. has been her hometown for the past 24 years.

Balboa Press, a division Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.


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