The Heart Reconnection Guidebook
A Guided Journey of Personal Discovery and Self-Awareness
by Lee McCormick; Mary Faulkner; Joan Borysenko Ph.D.; Will Taegel Ph.D.; Holly Cook LPC-MHSP
Pub Date 06 Nov 2018
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This book is written for all who have suffered heartbreak. It is for those troubled by anxiety, depression, loss, grief, questioning their self-worth, caught in addiction or obsessive/compulsive behavior, and struggling to find meaning. While the list is broad in scope, it shares a common theme: The conditions reflect a broken relationship to the core of your being, your own 'healing heart, sacred heart.' For anyone who has struggled with the not enough—not good enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not strong enough—and the list goes on, this book is written with you in mind.
With 300 years of collective wisdom, the path laid out by the authors is well road-tested and culled to reflect what has been—and continues to be—most effective in their own lives and the lives of those they have helped over the years. Through thought-provoking questions, meditations, self-reflection, and creative practices to choose from, the book offers a process of gradually uncovering the uniqueness of your own heart and soul. This multifaceted approach to healing opens a new path for greater awareness and well-being that lasts.
Complementing the The Heart Reconnection Guidebook text is a comprehensive teacher's guide which presents the concept of Heart Reconnection Therapy (HRT) and walks the therapist or counselor through wellness-promoting activities, insightful discussions, and meditations related to the The Heart Reconnection Guidebook text. It is an excellent resource for working with individuals and also with groups.
This book is based on the wisdom tradition rather than therapy in the usual sense, as it is based on each participant's self-exploration. There is no specific "agenda," meaning the book or the leader Is not taking participants to a predetermined 'right' way to be, but rather creating a context for each person's encounter with their own truth and who they are in the core of their being. Readers and teachers alike will find the wisdom traditions offered within these pages life-changing, self-empowering, and community-building—all for the sake of greater happiness, increased awareness, and sustainable well-being.
A Note From the Publisher
An introspective healing journey harnessing our heart's innate ability to love ourselves back to wholeness.
Besides its content, the strength of The Heart Reconnection Guidebook lies in the years of study, practice and combined professional work of the co=authors. Their access to a large recovery network and extensive data-base affords them to access the communities most in need of their work. Each are creative forces in the mental health and recovery arena for more than twenty years.
Lee McCormick is the founder of The Ranch Recovery Center in Tennessee and The Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu, California. He is also co-founder of Nashville's Integrative Life Center and IOP/PHP Community Recovery program. Through Spirit Recovery Inc., Lee facilitates the production of healing and recovery conferences and spiritual journeys around the world. He is the executive producer of the documentary Dreaming Heaven, in which he plays a leading role. He is the author of The Spirit Recovery Meditation Journal: Meditations for Reclaiming Your Authenticity and coauthor of Dreaming Heaven: The Beginning Is Near! and Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag.
Mary Faulkner, MA., is a writer, therapist, and teacher. She is the author of eight books on spirituality and healing. Mary is the cofounder of Integrative Life Center; former director of women's services at Cumberland Heights both in Nashville, Tennessee; former trauma specialist; and a spiritual advisor at The Ranch in Nunnelly, Tennessee. Mary certifies counselors and health care professionals in Integrative Hypnotherapy for Transforming Trauma and Healing the Heart.
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the integration of mind, body, and spirit. She is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in cell biology from Harvard Medical School, and president of Mind-Body Health Sciences. A New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books and several meditation CDs, Joan synthesizes cutting-edge science with deep humanity.
This distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international healthcare revolution that recognizes the role of meaning and the spiritual dimensions of life as an integral part of health and healing. Eloquent and inspiring in settings that range from hospitals to hospices, from theaters to conference venues, and from boardrooms to houses of worship, Dr. Borysenko is a credible bridge between faith and reason. Her brilliance, humor, and authenticity—combined with the latest research—make her a compelling and inspiring speaker and writer.
Will Taegel, Ph.D., walks in two dimensions. One reflects his lifelong connection with the Indigenous Mind/Heart and the other his psychological and scientific research. While both his doctorates concentrate on the synergy of ecopsychology and the matrix of field physics, he counts his shamanic training described in his book Walking With Bears as the most important of his life. Walking With Bears completes a trilogy that includes Wild Heart and Mother Tongue; all address a human return to Earth-based consciousness. Will is Dean at Wisdom School of Graduate Studies, Ubiquity University, Austin, Texas. He is an experienced psychotherapist with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry, and holds a Doctor of Ministry focused in Family Systems Therapy and Spirituality from University of California at Berkeley.
Holly Cook, LPC-MHSP is a licensed professional counselor, mental health service provider with more than 30 years of experience as a therapist, program administrator and international trainer. Becoming a therapist was a natural path for Holly to follow. An avid people watcher, she has studied cultures, rituals and the use of ceremony throughout her life and believes that creating felt sense experiences is the way to healing and reconnecting with one's heart. Holly has been described as a 'life artist' who works with people, helping them find and create the life they want to live. In addition to her private practice in Nashville, TN, Holly is a co-founder of the Integrative Life Center which integrates spirit and science-based approaches to healing and creating community.