Psychologist Jayni Bloch Pens New Guide on Understanding Hardship as a Means to Personal Growth

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New book “The Riddle in the Mirror" is on healing and growth through spiritual exploration.

Destructive patterns seen throughout history are destined to be repeated if human beings don’t heal themselves on a personal level.

In her latest work “The Riddle in the Mirror,” psychologist Jayni Bloch draws from both personal childhood experiences in Apartheid-era South Africa and more than 30 years of professional practice to develop a framework for dealing with emotional struggles. The book combines Bloch’s personal life story with psychological study, philosophy, archetypal symbolism and South African history to provide a guide that anyone can use in order to embrace spirituality, grow and heal.

Employing several schools of thought and practice, Bloch also explains the importance of archetypal symbolism—forces that can help individuals solve their own “riddle in the mirror” of reality and offer perspective on how personal growth relates to life’s larger scheme.

“Emotional struggles are labeled in ways that make us feel inferior and helpless,” Bloch says. “Looking back at my own experiences and searching for understanding in life, I realized that all struggles are actually “normal” aspects of human growth. I want people to connect and live with awareness of our spiritual sides.”

Her instructional, contemplative guide on the principles of healing also highlights commonalities amidst the struggles of all people. Emotional struggles often carry a social stigma, but Bloch assures readers that these obstacles are simply aspects of human growth and teaches people how to turn them into opportunities.

“The Riddle in the Mirror” gives readers a fresh perspective—born out of Bloch’s expertise—on the purpose of life’s difficulties as a means to grow.

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“The Riddle in the Mirror: A Journey in Search of Healing”
By Jayni Bloch
Paperback: $11.99
Hardcover: $28.99
eBook: $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-45255-940-7
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About the author
Jayni Bloch is registered with the College of Psychologists in Ontario and the owner of Kanata Psychotherapy Centre (, a private psychology practice that works with individuals, couples and families. She has more than 30 years of experience in the healing profession, holding a Master’s in clinical psychology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social work. Jayni adds to her clinical experience through continued educational training, combining many schools of thought with practical experiences. Her fascination with people and the meaning of life started during her childhood in South Africa, where she became a keen observer and contemplator of life. She is married and enjoys photography as a hobby.

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