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The author draws on her own clinical practice to explain how chronic guilt and pessimism can affect health and offers a recovery regimen based on affirmation, forgiveness, and love
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From the bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind: an accessible guide to healing the destructive effects of guilt.
The reaction by parents, teachers and peers to our own actions often determines our sense of self - how confident we feel and how secure we are about our place in the world. When self-blame and pessimism begin to overtake self-esteem and optimism, the rest may be emotional, physical and spiritual distress.
In Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Answer, Dr. Joan Borysenko, a Harvard Ph.D., explores this mind/body connection as she offers personal and professional advice for journeying toward recovery and self-love.
Here at last is an insightful and uplifting approach for turning the teachings of guilt into the lessons of love.
Postulating that guilt is the root cause of many physical and emotional ailments, the author presents a mind/body system intended to eradicate guilt and promote well-being. Rejecting both formal religions and science, she develops a psycho-spiritual program that focuses inward on the human psyche; indeed, many of her good pointers for overcoming guilt are embedded in mystical and visionary experience. Borysenko affirms the reality of visions and relates instances of her patients' seeing the light--literally--and recovering from physical pain. The book is replete with New Age-type jargon: "Can you remember times when you were spontaneously centered and in touch with the Self?" The author's strange amalgam of pseudo-scientific concepts, extraneous elements of Eastern religions, and strands of mysticism will undoubtedly have great appeal to many troubled, confused people trying to "find themselves." Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/89.
- Carol R. Glatt, Northeastern Hosp. of Philadelphia
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Book Description Random House Value Publishing, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0517092115