- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus; New Ed edition (8 Mar. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749927836
- ISBN-13: 978-0749927837
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.4 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Understanding how your emotions and thoughts affect you physically: Understand the Link Between Your Emotions and Your Illness Paperback – 8 Mar 2007
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** 'YOUR BODY SPEAKS YOUR MIND is uplifting, accurate and ever so helpful for helping us live more fully and joyfully. (Dr Christine Northrup, author of WOMEN'S BODIES, WOMEN'S WISDOM ** 'If you're ready to begin your journey into the land of mind-body relationships, free of guilt, shame and blame, in search of empowerment and healing, this book can be a valuable guide an)
Dr Bernie Siegel, author of LOVE, MEDICINE AND MIRCALES and HELP ME TO HEAL
About the Author
Deb Shapiro has trained extensively in various schools of bodywork, Buddhist meditation and Jungian psychology in both the UK and America. She has been teaching body-mind therapy and meditation with her husband, Ed Shapiro for over 20 years, and has written several books.
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With this book, Deb Shapiro, will assist you with taking charge of your health and healing by listening and paying attention to what your body is trying to tell you from head to toe, inside and out. The premise is that all thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, aches, pains and illnesses, are hidden messages available for you to decipher.
Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages That Underline Illness, sets out practical advice in an easy to read format. I read the whole book from beginning to end the first time round, however, using it regularly, I often return to this book by dipping into just the section which matches my current ailment (be it a cold, sore throat or aching muscles, for example). Putting symptoms into words has never been easier! I also love the idea that healing comes through appreciation and gratitude rather than through resistance.
In addition, there is a CD with includes an Introduction, Talking With Yourself, and The Body Mind Appreciation meditations, which encourage positive thinking and affirmations to teach self love, no matter what you have (or may think you have) wrong with your body in terms of both your physical and psychological being. Used with the BodyMind Review (Pg 77) and BodyMind Writing (Pg 78) the whole package ensures a deep awareness and gratitude for every part of your body, even those parts that may be hurting you. This book is already a best seller here in England, along side many of Deb Shapiro's other books, which promote healing yourself and others. She is a popular inspirational author, and I have to say I am already a fan of her healing methods. Comes highly recommended with Sassy's Seal of Approval!
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The idea that the human mind and body interact, in both directions, is no longer startling news, though only a few decades ago orthodox medicine might have questioned such interaction. This book presents various stress-lowering techniques to combat various illnesses - so far, so good. It is also easy to read.
The problem I have with the book is that almost all illnesses are regarded as being caused and cured by states of mind. As I said in my reviews of two comparable books by Louise Hay that I posted on Amazon earlier in the year, this is effectively the Christian Science viewpoint, though Debbie Shapiro does not suggest that the meditative and curative state of mind must be religiously focussed.
Orthodox medicine, and even more so complementary medicine, would support the idea that our thoughts and emotions can make us ill, or improve our state of health. There is much useful information here on simple therapeutic techniques to achieve positive results; but as for the Louise Hay books, I think the case here is grossly overstated. This is despite the fact that early in the book the author acknowledges that mind or spirit alone cannot always cause or cure illness. Nevertheless, we read that, if we have thrombosis for example, we should look to where our feelings have become `congealed, stuck, solidified or unresponsive': `What change are you resisting?' she asks.
There are many more examples such as this and I would seriously doubt that there is such an intimate one-to-one relationship between serious medical conditions and thoughts or emotions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An amazing book and people wishing to know why things in the body happen should read it. Arrived in excellent order and packing secure.Published 9 days ago by ann sephton
amazing book these were gifts as i use my constantly
. recommend to anyone. good buy
This is a book that ALL therapists should have on their bookshelf! If ever I have any aches /pains /feelings, I look it up in this book and Deb is usually spot on.Published 4 months ago by Glenjo
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