Candace Pert shares her own journey, both personal and professional, to understanding that emotions are physical things. They are actually chemical chains of proteins found throughout the body. Pert draws out this connection between mind and body.
This will be an uplifting read to people who feel stuck or disempowered in their ability to heal. The reader is encouraged to take the helm in his or her healthcare through learning and using Energy Medicine, which is a system of healthcare open to a layperson to actively engage in his or her healing.
No one ever tells us to stop running away from fear…the advice we usually get is to sweeten it up, smooth it over, take a pill, or distract ourselves, but by all means make it go away.
― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
This is a wonderful book and one to have by the side of your bed when you are going through those times when you can’t sleep and can barely get your breath. Pema Chodrun tells us that this is what it means to be human, that we can stand it and then talks us through breathing and facing ourselves while feeling our emotions.
Just A Few Good Books:
Energy Medicine, Donna Eden
Energy Medicine for Women, Donna Eden
Self-Hypnosis: The Complete Manual for Health and Self-Change, Alman and Lambrou
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund Bourne, PhD
I, David R. Hawkins, PhD
Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert, PhD
Awakening Intuition, Schulz,MD
A Path with Heart, Jack Kornfield
The Mythic Path, Feinstein & Krippner
Brain Lock, Jeffrey Schwartz, MD
Buried Alive Feelings Never Die, Karol Truman
A Different Kind of Health: Finding Well-Being Despite Illness, Blair Justice, PhD
Emotional Freedom, Judith Orloff, MD
Jack Kornfield, PhD
Thich Nhat Hanh
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
Henry Benson, MD