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  1. Allissa
    October 19, 2018 @ 12:12 pm

    Thank you for this review. I have never read a book review before and I found it quite useful. I like that you added key quotes as it gives me a feel for the book should I decide to read it. The concepts are also intriguing – I have heard of the mind-body connection before and I am interested in learning more about brain rewiring as I know I have been holding myself back from greater things because of past traumas and deeply rooted beliefs about myself.

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    • Patricia Morgan
      November 5, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

      You are welcome, Allissa. Thank you, for reading and leaving your comment. I love quotations as they are like nuggets of wisdom.

      Brain rewiring is fascinating. Basically what we repeat, whether it is thinking or doing, creates neural pathways. When those neural pathways become strong the thoughts and behaviours become habituated, often unconsciously. That is good news for brushing our teeth and bad news if we have negative self-talk. Rewiring the brain requires first becoming aware of our patterns, then discovering the core beliefs that support patterns, and the emotions involved. Often there is an old key event involved. At that time, you were not in control, nor had a choice. Your body went on alert with your nervous system firing but you did not have the opportunity to come to a place of resolution and calm. So you end up carrying the trauma and emotions. It’s like they are trapped.

      As I read your message I feel heartened that you are aware that you have past trauma and have some unhelpful, maybe painful beliefs. You are on the right track! With commitment you can start to uncover your patterns, those old traumatic events, the corresponding beliefs, and the blocked emotions. You will unravel yourself to find the wonder of YOU! The truth of you is that you are lovable, capable (with unique gifts), and resilient to your challenges.

      Consider finding a qualified therapist with training in EMDR. You deserve skilled support in helping you re-wire your brain and release the trauma held in your body. If you would like to read more, consider getting a copy of Shapiro’s Getting Past Your Past. I also recommend Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Dr. Peter Levine. You could also look at online videos by Peter Levine. Levine’s video about “Flipping Your Lid” can be easily found through google!

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  2. Heather O'Shea
    October 24, 2017 @ 5:50 pm

    Found this to be a very helpful and interesting read. Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to seeing more articles like this!!

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    • Patricia Morgan
      October 24, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

      Thank you, for your acknowledgment. I am glad to read that you found the book review of Getting Past Your Past helpful. There are other book reviews by me available. Go to https://solutionsforresilience.com/blog and on the right side of the page, click on the category, Resiliency Books.

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