By Kayla Hancock –
Yogic Tools for Recovery: A Guide for Working the Twelve Steps by Kyczy Hawk ($16.95, Central Recovery Press, Paperback)
Current research suggests that yoga and mindfulness can significantly help those struggling with addictive behaviors. In this guidebook, Kyczy Hawk provides readers with yoga practices that compliment any twelve-step process. She also includes instructions and illustrations so that readers and yogis of any experience level can follow along and bring balance and joy back into their lives.
Overtones and Undercurrents: Spirituality, Reincarnation, and Ancestor Influence in Entheogenic Psychotherapy by Ralph Metzner Ph.D. ($16.95, Park Street Press, Paperback)
With over 50 years of experiences as a transpersonal psychotherapist, Ralph Metzner has a lot of knowledge to share. For example, he claims that many psychological problems are due to things such as prenatal imprints, psychic intrusions and ancestral connections—factors that conventional psychotherapy does not take into consideration. He shares 15 case histories from his years as a psychotherapist when he used practices such as guided regressions, psychedelics and meditation to help his clients.
Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy by Andrea Brandt ($16.99, PESI Publishing and Media, Paperback)
Most people think of aging as a negative thing. Luckily, Andrea Brandt reminds us that we have control over our lives and that we don’t need to let poor stereotypes dictate how we live. She teaches readers how to become mindful of aging through various exercises that help one to embrace it. She also shares inspiring stories of real people who have used these practices to claim their joy and age without losing their enthusiasm for life.
7 Keys to Serenity: Creating Harmony Within by Serge Mazerand ($19.95, BookBaby, Paperback)
“We are the instruments that create the sounds of our lives.” Serge Mazerand compares our lives to music to explain how, as vibrational beings, we must accept responsibility for composing our “orchestras”: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life. He emphasizes that during this time of uncertainty that we currently live in, we must learn to create awareness and master the “bodymind” connection to live in a state of serenity.
The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude: An Evolutionary Journey to Awakening Your Spirit by Dr. Darren R. Weissman ($18.95, Hay House, Paperback)
As humans, we have an infinite potential for healing ourselves. Dr. Darren R. Weissman teaches readers how to unleash their capacity for healing and helps us to understand more about the processes of disease and stress. Weissman also reveals key life lessons that enable us to see ourselves from a higher perspective and move through life with more ease.
The Dreamlife of Families: The Psychospiritual Connection by Edward Bruce Bynum Ph.D., ABPP ($18.95, Inner Traditions, Paperback)
Have you ever experienced the same repetitive nightmare as a loved one? According to Edward Bruce Bynum, this is no coincidence. Combining traditional dream analysis, varying forms of psychology, and even clinical science, Bynum shows how personal unconscious (which is reflected in dreams) is intertwined with the unconscious of our families. He explains how this shared reality can manifest itself in illnesses, shared dreams, telepathic experiences, during medical crises and more. With this knowledge, readers are given the opportunity to pinpoint family patterns and begin the healing process.
Kayla is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and certified Deeksha giver who enjoys working alongside her angels and spirit guides to bring more love and compassion into the world.