Embrace Yourself: Finding Freedom in Acceptance

Embrace Yourself: Finding Freedom in Acceptance

Embrace Yourself is a work of love and empowerment, packed full of inspiration and honesty. More than just another self-help book, Embrace Yourself includes pointed questions at the end of each chapter to help you explore what it is that brings you home to yourself. The book sparks inspiration and action toward a better, more fulfilling and joyful life. As someone who grew up with Cystic Fibrosis, overcame the struggle of child abuse and neglect, and has healed from childhood trauma and the pain of rape and multiple miscarriages as an adult, Jessica Bird truly writes from a place of compassion and vulnerability. The love she pours into her writing is beautifully complimented by her sense of humor and appreciation for the little things in life. This book is a guide for learning to love and accept yourself while continuing to and take control of your own life.

Finding Freedom

Eliminate the Lies and Become All You Were Created to Be

Finding Freedom

You don’t have to keep suffering, living in defeat and darkness because you are unequipped with the truth needed to eliminate all the lies, deception, and fear you’re experiencing due to the unexpected events in life, unwanted situations, and times when your circumstances seem to be spiraling rapidly out of your control. Don’t do it. Don’t believe there is no way out. You can escape. You will escape. Believe it. The trials we face are the perfect opportunity to receive lies, be deceived, and remain in a permanent state of fear. Unequipped with the truth we are quickly disconnected from who we really are and all we are capable of. The consequences of believing lies to be the truth, allowing ourselves to be deceived, and accepting fear to be our reality always lead to personal defeat. Finding freedom is possible. The lies will convince you otherwise, deception will have you believing there’s no way out, and fear will keep you permanently trapped. Don’t believe it. Don’t accept lies, deception, and fear to be your truth. Let God’s truth be your truth. Get ready to break free from everything that has ever held you back. Finding Freedom is your way out.

Embracing the Now: Finding Peace and Happiness in What Is

Embracing the Now: Finding Peace and Happiness in What Is

The now-this moment-is the true source of happiness and peace and the key to living a fulfilled and meaningful life. Embracing the Now is a collection of essays whose common thread is the now. Full of clear insight and wisdom, it explains how the mind keeps you from being in the now, how to move into the now and stay there, and what living from there is like. It also explains how to overcome stumbling blocks to being in the now, such as fears, doubts, judgments, misunderstandings, distrust of life, desires, and other conditioned ideas that are behind human suffering.

Beyond Your Wardrobe

Finding Freedom in Embracing God's Call to Modesty and Unfading Beauty

Beyond Your Wardrobe

Is modesty all about the clothes we wear? What if I told you that modesty is about more than clothes and that there is a way to find freedom by embracing it? We usually don't associate modesty with the word "freedom". This is because Hollywood and popular culture continually try to convince us that pursuing worldly beauty and success are essential factors to our acceptance and worth. But when we choose to discern the truth from God's Word instead of the world around us, we quickly find out that pursuing the ideals behind their beauty standards will leave us empty and unsatisfied. Through God's Word, we discover that modesty isn't an out of date list of rules we have to keep; it's an attitude and a lifestyle of humility, self-control, gratitude, and grace. When you choose to embrace the reasons the Scriptures give us for living a modest life, they will not only change the way you want to dress, but they will change the way you see yourself. Then you will not only learn to dress with humble confidence, but you will also discover within yourself a beauty that will never fade away. With an appendix for men and links to resources online, this isn't like any book you've read before. Instead, it's an invitation to a journey through the beauty and power that modesty has to offer anyone willing to embrace it. "Humility, gratitude, grace, and faithfulness are just a few of the ways Bethel Groves takes modesty 'Beyond Your Wardrobe.' I love that she dives right in by going to the heart of the issue, but she isn't afraid to answer the questions we all know every girl has, and still brings it back to what's in our hearts in the end. Reading Bethel's book is like talking to a big sister. She isn't afraid to share her opinion, but you know she is pointing you in the right direction." Heather Hart - Director of Finding Your True Beauty

Breaking Everyday Addictions

Finding Freedom from the Things That Trip Us Up

Breaking Everyday Addictions

Addiction is a rapidly growing problem among Christians and non-Christians alike. Even socially acceptable behaviors, such as shopping, eating, working, playing, and exercising, can quietly take over. Clinical psychologist David Hawkins breaks the silence with this enlightening expos of the addictions that control people every day. It's loaded with practical information that will help readers... recognize and talk about addiction in their own life or family understand how people become addicted and what can happen when they do break the addictive cycle of thoughts and behaviors create a healthier lifestyle based on scriptural principles build a community of support Virtually everyone is addicted to something or affected by a loved one who is. Many people who appear to live freely are secretly controlled by their compulsion. "Breaking Everyday Addictions" provides the tools they need to allow the healing power of Christ to permeate their lives.

Healing the Addictive Personality

Freeing Yourself from Addictive Patterns and Relationships

Healing the Addictive Personality

Since 1991, Dr. Lee Jampolsky's self-help classic Healing the Addictive Mind has given well over 100,000 people around the world the tools to create significant change in their lives. Now he continues his proven and trustworthy blend of practical and positive psychology with HEALING THE ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY. Dr. Jampolsky's straightforward approach, based on firsthand experience, presents ways of healing addictive thinking, behavior, and destructive relationship patterns with forgiveness, compassion, and the potential for limitless opportunity through an eleven-week action plan.A personal note from the author: “Many people live in a self-imposed prison and don't even know it. I did. For years I was so busy building walls I did not see that I was imprisoning myself behind them. My addictive thinking and behavior became the bars of my cell. I denied feeling empty inside and instead looked for new things to acquire, substances to take, and goals to achieve in order to feel better about myself. Sometimes I felt momentarily free, powerful, and whole, but in the end my addictive cycle only compounded my loneliness and despair. If you recognize this pattern in yourself, this book is addressed to you. Today, I am able to tell you I now know what true freedom and happiness are and I offer the path that I intend to follow every day of my life.”Reviews:"This 178 page book is a miraculous Godsend because it goes deep to expose the profile of the addictive personality, and then broadens from there to show us how to recognize the characteristics of the addictive personality and understand why it develops in the first place. The layout of this awesome teacher helped me to see how I can go from a place of addictive thinking to having a truth-based personality.I liked how the negative core beliefs were laid bare, and the healthy counterparts were readily available because many times there is denial associated with addiction and it helped me see the true man behind the curtain and not just the illusions I have been living with. The cunning foe of addiction has become such a part of our society that I would recommend this crucial and charming champion to anyone at any stage of their spiritual growth and development. This precious gem will help many on the path to serenity and it has found it's way to my spiritual toolbox. Thanks, Dr. Lee for this most excellent way out.—Riki Frahmann www.mysticlivingtoday.com

Freedom from Addiction

Breaking the Bondage of Addiction and Finding Freedom in Christ

Freedom from Addiction

Many Christians are locked in a cycle of addiction, particularly in the areas of alcohol and drug abuse. Many have turned to 12-Step programs for help. But, where is the incredible power of Christ in this process? In a positive, non-condemning way, Anderson provides an alternative model of recovery for substance and alcohol abusers, a model that will also work for individuals struggling with other kinds of addictions. The first half of Freedom from Addictions tells the unbelievable story of Mike and Julia Quarles, and how Mike overcame a debilitating addiction to alcohol. He achieved success by applying the principles that make up the central theme of Dr. Anderson's message: that we are saints according to God's word (Eph 1) and that true freedom comes from realizing o ur identity in Christ.

EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children

Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation

EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children

"This volume is a welcome and excellent resource for all clinicians working with severely traumatized children." Francine Shapiro, PhD Founder, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs "Over the past 15 years, Ms. Gomez has developed highly original and brilliant interventions for working with these very difficult to treat children. This book will be an enormous great gift to our field." Dr. Susan Coates Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University This is the first book to provide a wide range of leading-edge, step-by-step strategies for clinicians using EMDR therapy and adjunct approaches with children with severe dysregulation of the affective system. Written by an author internationally known for her innovative work with children, the book offers developmentally appropriate and advanced tools for using EMDR therapy in treating children with complex trauma, attachment wounds, dissociative tendencies, and compromised social engagement. The book also presents the theoretical framework for case conceptualization in EMDR therapy and in the use of the Adaptive Information Processing model with children. Principles and concepts derived from the Polyvagal Theory, affective neuroscience, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, developmental neuroscience and the neurosequential model of therapeutics, which can greatly support and expand our understanding of the AIP model and complex trauma, are presented. The text also offers an original and pioneering EMDR therapy-based model to working with parents with abdicated caregiving systems. The model is directed at assisting parents in developing the ability for mentalization, insightfulness, and reflective capacities linked to infantís development of attachment security. A unique and innovative feature of this book is the masterful integration of strategies from other therapeutic approaches, such as Play therapy, Sandtray therapy, Sensorimotor psychotherapy, Theraplay and Internal Family Systems (IFS), into a comprehensive EMDR treatment maintaining appropriate adherence to the AIP model and EMDR therapy methodology. Key Features: Provides creative, step-by-step, ìhow-toî information about the use of EMDR therapy with children with complex trauma from an internationally known and innovative leader in the field Explores thoroughly the eight phases of EMDR therapy in helping children with attachment wounds, dissociative tendencies and high dysregulation Incorporates adjunct approaches into a comprehensive EMDR therapy while maintaining fidelity to the AIP model and EMDR therapy methodology Contains an original EMDR therapy-based model for helping parents with abdicated caregiving systems to develop metalizing and reflective capacities

Broken to Brave

Finding Freedom from the Unlived Life

Broken to Brave

EVERYONE HAS A BATTLE. You get the one you need... Choose BRAVE. Choose to be... YOU. While the chemo dripped, Teresa shivered as she replayed the words, "you have cancer." A wife, mother, and school principal, her life would irrevocably change in ways more damaging than the chemical toxins pumping into her veins. From a prison cell of vulnerability and with humor and poise, Teresa shares her roller coaster ride from hopeless imprisonment through cancer, loss and depression, self-sabotage, and suicide to courageous freedom from her unlived life. Broken to Brave challenges you to consider your perception of time; who surrounds you during change and struggle; extending grace ]to yourself; your power to choose. If you or a loved one are chained in a prison of an unlived life, Teresa helps you recognize self-destruction warning signs; embrace reality and accept your purpose; acknowledge your strengths with permission to grow; find your keys to start living in the moment without the weight of the past and future.

Let’s Stop Playing Games

Finding Freedom in Authentic Relationships

Let’s Stop Playing Games

We yearn to be accepted and loved for who we really are. Unfortunately, we sabotage our efforts to develop successful relationships when we feel threatened. We play manipulative games with each other, protecting ourselves without realizing it. These subtle games are crippling our relationships. Let's Stop Playing Games addresses this issue with some serious fun, helping us: o expose our unhealthy games and why we play them; o enjoy humorous yet sad stories that show how these games work (or don't work) for us; o explore some game changers--practical, loving solutions to replace our games. In the end, we hope to be lovingly transformed in our relationships with our friends and family and even with God. We will be connected to each other, forming the authentic community we yearn for. What a great place to live!