Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) December 04, 2012
Life is stressful. More and more people are feeling traumatized due to storms, floods, war, rape, child abuse, accidents, and serious illness. And many struggle with emotional pain from old incidents that keeps them from living fully.
Now there’s hope. A new book shows readers how to release trauma and self-defeating patterns, empower themselves and become more consistently happy.
From Hurt to Joy: How to transform self-defeating patterns with Energy Dynamics, is by Sarah Gillen, MA, LMFT, PCC.
Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, said, “From Hurt to Joy is a down-to-earth guide to being human, warts and all. This book is ingenious."
Ms. Gillen is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Credentialed Coach with over 30 years' experience. She is also extensively trained in Energy Medicine and is an intuitive healer. She has worked with thousands of people helping them recover and change their outlook. She has an office in Montpelier, VT, and works at-a-distance by phone.
"I have suffered from anxiety for my whole life due to sexual abuse by my stepfather for years. I read the chapter on anxiety and had tears in my eyes. Using Sarah’s techniques, I relaxed! I now have control of the fear instead of it controlling me," said Susan M.
What makes this book stand out is the scientific information, as well as the perspectives from alternative medicine. It’s a unique blend of rigor, insight, case studies, and clear exercises. Gillen provides information on how the brain holds onto hurt or trauma and what the real role of self-criticism and shame is. “You can use your understanding of how the brain functions to more effectively change your patterns,” she said. At the same time the book is quite spiritual. Gillen sees healing as a process of being with oneself as authentically as possible. She draws from different traditions in her work, as well as in this book.
From Hurt to Joy also goes in depth into breathing techniques, how to release stored feelings and reliably ground oneself in the present. It gives extensive information on reducing anxiety and physical pain, protecting oneself around toxic people, and clear steps that to change one’s outlook and be more optimistic and happy.
“It’s a different kind of Energy Work – rigorous, grounded in theory and clinical experience,” said R. McNaughton of Vermont.
With lovely photos and inspiring quotes, From Hurt to Joy is a valuable and life-changing book. It would make a wonderful holiday gift for anyone who wants to free themselves from old patterns that hamper their success in work or in life, as well as those who have wrestled with trauma.
For more information: fromhurttojoy.com