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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Balboa Press (15 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452535485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452535487
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Mar 2012
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I thought the book was okay and it's good that it helps some people but I didn't like the but on page 149 Were it says those who were not successful were not willing to change their behaviour,

I did the therapy and started different jobs, different courses, different relationships, but yet they all failed because of my lack of energy and concentration so I find language like that a bit insulting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. D. Levitt on 28 Feb 2012
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What an incredible book and inspiring personal story. Highly recommended. I've also used Mickel Therapy with great success so could relate a lot to this. Fantastic stuff.
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By Louise Walsh on 21 Oct 2012
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This book was very informative. Especially the last three chapters where it explains essential tips to staying well. This is especially good for ME, CFS & Fibromyalgia.
I felt a sence of well being after reading it. I was reminded of how life is not all about rushing here and there but taking a little time to fill ourselves up by doing some essential "Me Time". So then our pot is refilled and we can give to others or do the chores, work etc that we have to do. I have found that by my choosing to apply the advice here, my life is so much happier and i am so much healthier. We all have choices so its up to you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
We react according to our beliefs 6 April 2012
By Robyn Wheeler - Published on
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Mickel Therapy is something I'd never heard of until I met the author at a conference. We didn't talk long but I did get an opportunity to read Destined for Disease. Even if one doesn't believe in Mickel Therapy or "mind over matter," this book can still be helpful for anyone wanting to change, improve their life and defeat old, negative habits. Chambers give examples of life events, how they shaped her beliefs and how they effected her choices throughout life. This book also discusses how the "have to's" in your life should not overtake the "want to's" in your life. Especially, if you are woman, this is something you need to make an effort to do so you don't get swallowed up by others needs and ignore your own. It is never a bad idea to evaluate your life periodically and make changes to improve on your spitit. Negative attitudes and actions can be changed by positive thinking, affirmations and creating a balanced environment for yourself. Kudos to Chambers for continuing to improve on her life, avoid the negative (miserable, manipulating) people and making the necessary adjustments. It doesn't matter how she got there, it matters that she did eventually get there and is living a happier life. Peace and happiness isn't always easy to come by and finding a solution to your inner turmoil is never a bad thing! I also experienced a more balanced life after being diagnosed with Dysthymic Disorder in 2010. I've been critisized for taking medication but I tried other methods and none had the effect I was looking for. Life is short, make it a happy one any way you can without hurting yourself or others. Born Mad
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent - food for thought for everyone 5 Nov 2012
By A. Godbey - Published on
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The prior reviewer is obviously Western Medicine oriented. Too bad for him/her. Like all others who roll their eyes at anything other than the "norm", have fun taking pills and getting worse the rest of your life. But for those who want to find real cures, that means finding the cause of the illness/disease, treating that in a way that works WITH our bodies not against them, and not letting a doctor dictate how our life will be. This book - along with many others - shows that symptoms are our bodies way of talking to us, and can be helpful tools in guiding ourselves back to wellness.

I began researching cures for fibromyalgia a while back for my mother, who has had it for 15 years. I stumbled on Mickel Therapy and did a lot of reading about it, and have spoken to a therapist at length (not the author of this book). That led me on a journey to read about other mind/body therapies and about the science behind it in such books as "Molecules of Emotion". Yes, there IS science behind this. And all that brought me to this book, which I thought was excellent. The author clearly laid out how her emotional environment - as she was growing up and into her adult life - caused certain symptoms and what she did or didn't do about them. It showed her progression into fibromyalgia, then how she used Mickel Therapy to change her life and heal herself.

I absolutely believe (and science has shown) that repressed emotions cause all sorts of traumas to the body on a cellular level, and leads to many diseases and illnesses. It explains why disease is running rampant in this culture of ours, and in the fast pace we all live in nowadays. Think about it...we were never designed to live in the environments we do, and there are bound to be repercussions for it. This book is an excellent illustration of how we - as a culture - have gone astray by not listening to our bodies and inner voice anymore. I highly recommend this read.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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By esp - Published on
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I had CFS and recovered using Mickel Therapy in 2006. I just finished reading Destined for Disease and sure wish that I'd written it! BRAVO, so well done. Thank you.

I read the first review by C. Maryhew. This review should be pulled. A book cannot be reviewed without reading it. This person is biased and is spouting his/her own BELIEF SYSTEM, which I call BS.

If you have FM/CFS or any other dis-ease, read this book. I am always giving my copy away and buying another. Brilliant! Thank you, Ms. Chambers, for writing this amazing book.
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A nice book and therapy for depression, perhaps, not ME/CFS 21 Feb 2012
By C. Maryhew - Published on
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I have not read the book, but I have previewed the sections relating to "chronic fatigue syndrome" and read the summary.

The diseases discussed in this book are not the result of anxiety, energy malfunction, or childhood sexual abuse. There is an overwhelming amount of research showing these are physiological diseases which are not cured with CBT, GET, Mickle therapy, Lightning Therapy, or thinking positive thoughts. Those approaches are no more effective for FM, ME/CFS, IBS, etc, than they are for cancer.

Either the author's "cure" coincidentally occurred simultaneously with her "treatment", or, more likely, she didn't have those disease to start with, and was the victim of a poor diagnosis resulting from poor definitions. I would suggest the author and her doctors read the Canadian Consensus Criteria or International Consensus Criteria before assuming ME/CFS is involved.
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