Gifts from the Child Within: A Workbook for Self-Discovery and Self-Recovery Through Re-Creation Therapy Paperback – Nov 1993
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Author: Barbara Sinor, PhD has her own private counseling practice for over 25 years. She received her Doctorate in Psychology at the Southern California University for Professional Studies in 1997. She has a Master of Arts degree in John F. Kennedy University's Graduate School for the Study of Human Consciousness majoring in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology.
ISBN Number: 978-1-932690-46-0
Publisher: Loving Healing Press Inc.
Genre/Market: Psychology/Psychotherapy/Counseling/Self Help
Publication Date: 2008
Book Length: 224 Pages
5 Out of 5 points
"I received this book for free from ReviewTheBook.com and from Loving Healing Press Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan for this review."
I wanted to learn all about my own "child within" and thus decided to do a free book review. This book addresses so many self help issues that many individuals seem to have. I was a victim of my circumstances, or so I thought. I think recovery is the key to self healing and a process that makes us look at our old patterns and wounds from our childhood. This book addresses just that! If you have been traumatized and violated in any form this book walks you step by step on how to recovery and some may take a lifetime to overcome depending on the issue.
Quote from Chapter 7: "We heal by remembering, literally bringing back into the wholeness of our being that which we have lost by hiding it from ourselves." ~ Joan Borysenko
The codependency chapter on page 119 brought some self reflection for me! I learned that if we put "conditions" on others in order to get them to love us, then that is a form of false love. For example, "I will do anything you say, be anything you want" is a conditional statement of non-loving. Whereas unconditional love says, "I love myself and desire to share that love with you." I have to say this is the way I was raised as a child and I have to learn to overcome this as an adult.
I know that I do not want to be a "victim" of life and that I want the freedom of choice. Although it is going to be a learning process and Barbra really does help my inconsistencies with all of my own issues. If you want to learn to recover and do positive affirmations this journey will take time, but it is well worth doing in order to be your authentic self.
Jackie Paulson © 2011 All Rights Reserved
Self-Recovery through ReCreation Therapy,
Author: Barbara Sinor
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Gifts From The Child Within is a beautifully written, incredibly moving and potentially life changing workbook for self discovery and recovery through Re-Creation Therapy.
Many of the emotional, mental and even physical problems we face as adults can be traced back to a childhood trauma or experience. To work through the issues of today, it's often of vital importance to discover and work through the issues of childhood.
Dr. Sinor is an advocate of the use of Re-Creation Therapy. Re-Creation Therapy is a transforming process; reaching for and touching the child that still resides within all of us. When we accept the child we were and the trauma and expperiences we were subject to, we can release the blockages and pain of childhood that have followed us into adulthood. Divided into several parts, the book enables the reader to work through issues that still affect them at the speed they are comfortable with.
Part One deals with helping the reader comprehend and understand what the concept of "The Child Within" really means. With examples and exercises, reasders will be better able to reach their inner children and understand what issues are still being carried within.
Parts Two and Three offer visualizations, affirmations, exercises and the use of autohypnosis to begin the recovery process. With space left blank within the book, it can be used as an actual journal, tracking the reader's progress thoughout the stages of both discovery and recovery.
The author has presented the information in a way that allows for use by both the professional and layperson. Written in an easily understandable and conversational style, the reader will feel they are working with a friend, and feel the ability to open up and work through the baggage and issues carried forward from childhood. One of the things I found particularly helpful was that the program is set up to be worked at the reader's own pace and on a schedule and timing that allows the user to fully digest the information they discover at their own speed; avoiding the stress that comes with a need to maintain a stringent deadline, working on a particular issue until you feel you've worked through it.
John E. Smethers, PhD
Author of Scumbag Sewer Rats
Those who have suffered something terrible will fall into the trap of co-dependency with Dr. Sinor also addresses in depth in the book. You can chose to be a victim or you can choose freedom.
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