Reviews by Kayla Hancock –
How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult:
A Path to Authenticity and Awakening
As children, each of us developed our own unique ways of getting attention from others to get our needs met. At the same time, we acted out against authority to develop a sense of individualism. Ira Israel helps readers to recognize the exteriors we have manifested as children so that we can overcome the feelings of anxiety that these conflicting energies bring into our adult lives. After accepting and transcending these states of being we are then free to be our authentic selves.
The Thompson Method of Bodywork
Structural Alignment, Core Strength, and Emotional Release
Using ideas from Zen shiatsu, Gestalt psychotherapy, Rolfing and yoga, the Thompson Method helps to heal pains in the physical body with proper body mechanics and looking at the emotional issues that often create chronic pain. Cathy and Tara Thompson provide illustrations for 90 exercises meant to help emotions move through the body. They also discuss breathing techniques and teach readers how to listen to the body’s signals to find what lies at the core of our discomfort.
Realigning Body and Soul
While we are much more in touch today with the connection between mind, body and spirit than we were 20 years ago, we still have yet to reach our highest physical capacity. Ginny Nadler focuses on how the perineum plays a part in our chronic pain and explains that it is important to restructure the cells in our bodies that have been damaged by collective trauma. Nadler also explains how structural realignment helps to detangle layers of distorted muscle and bring balance and freedom to the body.
Reaching a State of Positive Change
This collection of stories helps remind readers that we have the power to create positive change in our lives. The compilation includes topics like letting go, taking chances and celebrating what the future may hold.
The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ayahuasca
About 50 years ago research on psychedelic drugs was brought to an end by the U.S. government. However, there has been an upheaval of new research on psychedelics that suggest that these supplements may, in fact, have strong therapeutic properties. Dr. Richard Louis Miller and his contributors focus on the healing properties of MDMA, LSD, ayahuasca and psilocybin. They also offer an in-depth history of psychedelic research and explore the links between psychiatric drugs and mental health.
The Gifts of Acceptance
Embracing People and Things as They Are
While no one’s life is perfect, there is one way you can enjoy greater satisfaction with your life: acceptance. Daniel Miller shares his own experiences as well as other inspiring stories about the connection between accepting people and hardship and living with more joy. He also explains how acceptance helps us find self-acceptance and create a successful future.
Kayla Hancock is grateful to be a part of this community. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and certified Deeksha giver who enjoys working alongside her angels and spirit guides to bring more love, joy and compassion into the world.