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A Healing Space

Befriending Ourselves in Difficult Times
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
November, 2020
ISBN:
9781683643739
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$24.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

With A Healing Space, depth psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher Matt Licata extends an invitation to explore the endless richness of your life—without minimizing or turning away from hardship, nor by seeking the shelter of comfort or certainty. “I do not have any answers for you,” he writes. “Rather, I see my role as helping to illuminate the immensity and even magic of the questions themselves.”

In my experience, true healing is not a state where we become liberated from feeling, but freer and flexible to experience it more fully. When we experience our suffering consciously, it reveals sacredness and beauty we might not expect. Healing will always surprise us.

On this journey, you’ll learn to use new tools and perspectives to find your own sources of guidance, including:

  • Slowness—in a speed-obsessed world, rediscover the revolutionary power of slowing down, listening, and letting the fullness of each moment unfold
  • Uncertainty—why we often protect ourselves from the unknown at any cost, and how we can gradually learn to open to the gifts of uncertainty
  • Alchemy—explore the wisdom of transmutation as an inner process of things falling apart and then coming back together in ways that are more integrated and whole
  • Depth Psychology—integrating modern advances in psychotherapy and neuroscience with the timeless power of a soul-based psychology
  • Embodied Spirituality—discover the healing potential of an approach to spirituality that honors the body, emotions, relationships, and the shadow
  • Love—allow yourself to awaken to the revolutionary call to love and participate in the full-spectrum of life, dissolving the “trance of postponement” with the power of an open heart.

A Healing Space is not a book to be absorbed and processed in one sitting—instead, you will find yourself returning again and again, whenever your soul calls you to examine, transform, and renew yourself.

At times we need to crumble to the ground at the magnificence of it all, awestruck at the bounty that has been laid out before us. To fall apart. To fail. To get back up. To be humbled again. To start over. To be a beginner in the ways of love. To make this journey with our fellow travelers, and the sun, moon, and stars.

Also by Matt: The Path is Everywhere.

Publisher’s Description: 

A gifted teacher explores how both hardship and joy can lead us back to the sacredness of ordinary life.

What does healing mean to you? For many of us, to heal is to solve a problemto remove an illness, put a trauma behind us, or change something we dont like in our life so we never have to deal with it again. Yet does that idea of healing serve us or does it cut us off from lifes gifts? True healing is not a state where we become liberated from feeling, but freer and flexible to experience it more fully, writes Dr. Matt Licata. When we experience our suffering consciously, it reveals sacredness and beauty we might not expect. Healing will always surprise us.

With A Healing Space, Matt extends an invitation to explore the endless richness of your lifewithout minimizing or turning away from hardship, nor by seeking the shelter of comfort or certainty. I do not have any answers for you, he writes. Rather, I see my role as helping to illuminate the immensity and even magic of the questions themselves. On this journey, youll learn to use new tools and perspectives to find your own sources of guidance, including:

Slownessin a speed-obsessed world, rediscover the revolutionary power of slowing down, listening, and letting the fullness of each moment unfold
Uncertaintywhy we often protect ourselves from the unknown at any cost, and how we can gradually learn to open to the gifts of uncertainty
Alchemyexplore the wisdom of transmutation as an inner process of things falling apart and then coming back together in ways that are more integrated and whole
Depth Psychologyintegrating modern advances in psychotherapy and neuroscience with the timeless power of a soul-based psychology
Embodied Spiritualitydiscover the healing potential of an approach to spirituality that honors the body, emotions, relationships, and the shadow
Loveallow yourself to awaken to the revolutionary call to love and participate in the full-spectrum of life, dissolving the trance of postponement with the power of an open heart

A Healing Space is not a book to be absorbed and processed in one sittinginstead, you will find yourself returning again and again, whenever your soul calls you to examine, transform, and renew yourself. At times, writes Matt, we need to crumble to the ground at the magnificence of it all, awestruck at the bounty that has been laid out before us. To fall apart. To fail. To get back up. To be humbled again. To start over. To be a beginner in the ways of love. To make this journey with our fellow travelers, and the sun, moon, and stars.

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