In my continued study of topics related to personal and ancestral healing, through some conference I registered for online I received an email about a webinar by Troy Love, author of the book Finding Peace. A Workbook on Healing From Loss, Neglect, Rejection, Abandonment, Betrayal, and Abuse.
He had a free offer of a 5-day email course and after watching his short video about the course, I signed up and then purchased his book.
Books have a way of showing up in my life when I need them or one of my clients needs them. This book showed up for the people in my writing group specifically I discovered, but also for my personal healing.
Troy’s workbook takes you through a group therapy setting in which he introduces the cast of characters and their personal stories. All stories and people are fictional. His chapters then take the group, week by week, through some deep healing. While upon first flip through of the workbook, you may think the worksheets are not that in-depth or “exciting” but they can create massive transformation and deep healing if you do the work.
Week One – The Group and Wound Assessment (Core wounds we suffer)
Week Two – Core Beliefs
Week Three – Core Emotions
Week Four – The Shadows of Shame (there are six
Week Five – Numbing and Mutated Emotions
Week Six – Faith, Hope, and Compassion
Week Seven – Tattoo Removal (the ink stains of core wounds in your heart and body)
Week Eight – Peace and Pain
Throughout the book and each chapter, Troy also has some graphics that clearly show how we start with core wounds and work out through a circle adding layers of beliefs, emotions, shame, etc. This is similar to what I’ve seen in other healing books and classes but presented differently.
I think it’s important to study different teachers and approaches because we will pick something up from one and not another. We all heal and process in different ways.
I recommend this book for anyone starting to look at their personal core wounds, beliefs, emotions and healing. This workbook is easy to use, the narrative he presents for his group meetings give many perspectives of wounds and family history and patterns. It allows us to take personal responsibility for our choices and also to see that we aren’t alone in our wounds and feelings.
Further, I think this book can be used for you alone or in a small group setting, as Troy has illustrated. If you can find a core group of people to work with, create a safe, sacred, open, non-judgmental space – I see this working well. You do not need to be a therapist to use this workbook. However, if you feel things are triggering too much, you should consider seeking professional help.
What books have you read recently that our readers might find helpful? Please share in the comments.
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