From self-discovery to self-transformation! IN A NEW LIGHT is a book that brings absolute reassurance about the person you are before leading you into the person you might be. It offers immediate, practical help if you are seeking to change your understanding of yourself and others for the better. 'Why do I behave as I do?', 'Why is there a split between what I seem to understand, and what I can put into practice?', 'What does control of my emotions mean?', 'Why do I find things repeating themselves in my life? Working from a loving outlook, finding the positive, understanding what learning really is and releasing self-doubt are all part of the IN A NEW LIGHT approach. Many personal growth books actually reinforce self-doubt, but this book works by establishing a strong sense of self first of all. It raises our awareness of our relationships to others and why we manifests the emotional states we do. It does this against a background of love and spirituality, suggesting that the principle of love is a divine law which always works for good and for healing, however difficult the road we travel may seem.
Revolutionary in its approach to people, this is also a book for workers in the field. Part of the approach is not to separate out client and the counsellor in quite the same way as many systems do, but sees the counselling approach as, at least 'two intelligences working together' (a phrase from Re-evaluation Co-counselling).
ANNA HAYWARD was born in Southampton and has a background in Reevaluation CoCounselling. She has an MA (Ed.) in the areas of psychology and philosophy of education. She is an Iyengar-qualified yoga teacher and is now employed full-time at the White Eagle Lodge in Liss, Hampshire.
Introduction 1. What is Your View of Yourself? 2. The Learning Edge a. What Mistakes Really Are b. Learning and Change c. Integrity and our Uniqueness d. People are Not what they Seem e. Protectiveness and Safety f. Wrong? 3. Unveiling the Self to the Self a. Intelligence is Inherent b. Conscious and Unconscious c. Unveiling d. Seeing Ourselves as Basically Good e. The Return to Innocence f. Make Sure you Feel Safe g. Choose your Help Well 4. Dealing with Emotional Experience a. Dispensing with Guilt b. Open and Centred c. Dealing with our Anger d. Fear and all its Sidekicks e. Getting a Handle on Depression f. Using Sensitivity 5. Mastering the Mind a. The Mind and the Feelings b. Mindsets c. The Power of Your Thought d. Expectations e. As you are Now f. Allowing Self-Confidence g. More Confident than You Think 6. Liberating the Voice a. Talking b. What Do you Say about Yourself? 7. Recognizing Choice a. Dealing with Hypnosis b. Courage c. Trusting the Way d. Keeping Hold of the Inner Thread e. Staying Still f. Power Released g. Supporting the Will h. Rediscovering Self- Belief 8. Making Things Work a. What is True? b. Truth is Fluid 9. Two Intelligences a. One to One b. Listen c. Respect d. Two Intelligences e. Safety Creates Honesty f. Take your Cues from the Other Person g. Understanding outbursts h. Other People's Tears i. Cultivation of Imagination as a Tool j. Facilitating a Group k. How Would you Like to Continue? Book List Index