Need to take the next step in your recovery from abuse or an alcoholic family? Ready to try sound, research-based alternative techniques? In Alternative Healing Beyond Recovery for the Genius you will find the answers you need!
This book is a treasure chest of simple healing exercises and life skills activities that help you, the survivor of abuse and/or an alcoholic family, to release old feelings, repair emotional hurts, and learn missing life skills. Many adult children of alcoholics and survivors of abuse–and there are more than 64 million in this country alone—continue to repeat their dysfunctional family patterns in failed marriages and relationships; or replay abuse in their jobs; or have addictions to cover up pain; or they allow others to use them; or have blind spots so they cannot see their own dysfunctional patterns. And, some survivors have all of these problems and more.
Alternative Healing Beyond Recovery for the Genius offers comprehensive solutions to many of the issues that survivors face. First the book gives the reader the Raiguel Life Skills Inventory, one-hundred research-based items, that clearly state the issues. Taking the quiz can be very helpful articulating the issues that have been in the background but unspoken for years. Some of those life skills are:
- Building Trust
- Being in the Body
- Expressing Emotions: Having Fun
- Expressing Needs
- Managing Anger Appropriately
- Managing Your Addictions
- Overcoming Blinds Spots
- Not Overhelping
- Not Being Perfect
- Not Being Used
- Setting Goals and Managing Money.
Raiguel also includes many guided visualizations, as well as other alternative techniques, she has used for years in her clinical practice with clients that are powerful and effective for healing the past. Raiguel also explains life skills exercises that the reader can do to strengthen those skills.
This book is a powerful tool whether used as a companion to therapy or by individual survivors of abuse.
—Dr. John J. Kohut, Psychiatrist
Raiguel tells stories of life skills graduates who have changed their patterns, learned missing skills and reinvented their abusive pasts and are living abusive-free lives. She began her life skills work in New York City thirty years ago with a small group. Those survivors were the first life skills class lasting six months. The positive results in participants lives were so impressive that she began training other professionals including New York City Child Protective Service workers, Texas Parents’ Anonymous, and Not to Abuse in rural Nevada. Because the life skills curriculum is so simple not only professionals but paraprofessionals have learned her work and are teaching it to their clients and groups. Written in a warm, friendly, yet professional manner, Raiguel outlines her techniques so survivors can heal and teach themselves or counselors can use her book as a companion to therapy. The book is a stand-alone curriculum for leading life skills groups or working with individuals. All these elements make Alternative Healing Beyond Recovery for the Genius a crucial part of anyone’s recovery.