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This book is intended for those who want to improve their mental health. This book can be used by those who have mental health problems as well as those who don’t; however, as is stressed halfway through, this book is not intended for those with serious mental health problems (such as schizophrenia or any personality disorders), or to replace treatment such as medication and CBT.
The book is written in two languages – psychological and spiritual. I found it difficult to read due to the changes in terminology and felt it overwhelming in places.
The book is intended for the reader to read slowly, to ponder between paragraphs and take notes about oneself. This was useful to do, but I do think the author could have included more examples of the things to notice and write about myself as I struggled in some parts to know what to note down.
The book intends to ‘fill a gap’ in the market and collaborates techniques into one place. This is a good idea but I felt that the author skipped over some topics too quickly and I felt that the book was rushing to get to the few ‘self-help’ techniques in the final chapters.
The book focused on the concept of each human being made up of 5 different people (nurturing parents, critical parent, adult, natural child, and adapted child). I have not come across this concept before but it makes a lot of sense that that learning and understanding each ‘person’ will help to bring harmony between them. The techniques discussed in the book focused on this concept.
The exercises are a bit daunting and difficult to begin with but with practice they would become easier and more fulfilling. I am willing to continue practising some of the exercises – I personally found the writing exercises more beneficial.
Overall, this book was interesting to read as I have never considered the spiritual-self to have any impact on my mental health; although I did feel pushed into trying alternative therapies (such as massage and aromatherapy). I recommend that readers read this book with an open mind and encourage them to try all of the exercises. As a ‘self-help’ book I believe this book missed some important information and could have included lots more exercises for the reader to engage in.
Thank you @natpopsevans for reviewing this book on behalf of Blurt