Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life

Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life

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When we purposefully change our handwriting, we introduce attitudes that can improve our relationships, give us the impetus to achieve and take risks, and simply bring out the best in us. This is because our handwriting is a reflection of our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we fall in love, survive a serious illness, or change careers, our view of life is

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When we purposefully change our handwriting, we introduce attitudes that can improve our relationships, give us the impetus to achieve and take risks, and simply bring out the best in us. This is because our handwriting is a reflection of our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we fall in love, survive a serious illness, or change careers, our view of life is dramatically altered and, as a result, our handwriting patterns change. Conversely, desired transformations can result from intentionally changing the way specific letters are written:
* Stick to that diet by changing the letter T.

• Avoid being overlooked for that well-deserved promotion by changing the letter G.

• Reduce stress and cease juggling too many things at once by changing the letter S.

• Overcome shyness or stage fright by changing the letter A.
Included is an enlightening assessment test that identifies those personality traits requiring attention. Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life profoundly reveals that the key to making dreams come true is as simple as putting pen to paper.

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Sark author of Succulent Wild Woman Vimala's work is revolutionary. This book will allow an in-depth rebuilding of a stronger you.

Elaine St. James author of Simplify Your Life Vimala reveals with infectious enthusiasm a wealth of powerful techniques that, I can promise from my own experience with them, will definitely change your life.

Christiane Northrup, M.D. author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom [This book] is just plain exciting. I feel strongly that Vimala Rodgers is right, so I'm starting my handwriting changes today. I urge you to do the same.

Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph.D. author of Write It Down, Make It Happen Mr. Palmer, step aside. The Vimala Alphabet is ready to change the world. Vimala Rodgers is passionate about her topic and makes it fun to play along.

Bernie Siegel, M.D. author of Love, Medicine and Miracles and Prescriptions for Living Symbols are the key to communication. Read this fascinating book about self-expression to understand yourself and your ability to change.

Margaret Shepherd author of Calligraphy Made Easy and The Art of the Handwritten Note Vimala offers a fresh, pure, and striking alphabet to anyone whose handwriting needs some encouragement even those who are ready to give up. If you clutch and go dismal at the thought of presenting yourself on paper, you need this book.

Andrew Ramer author of Angel Answers and Revelations for a New Millennium What yoga is to the body-mind, Vimala Rodgers's work is for the mind-body. I highly recommend her joyful book to everyone on the path toward healing and wholeness; it's a missing link in the holistic field.

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Margaret Shepherd author of Calligraphy Made Easy and The Art of the Handwritten Note Vimala offers a fresh, pure, and striking alphabet to anyone whose handwriting needs some encouragement even those who are ready to give up. If you clutch and go dismal at the thought of presenting yourself on paper, you need this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684865416
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
323,459
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Chapter 1: What Is Handwriting?

The focus of this book is to guide you, the reader, in allowing your hidden gifts, ideas, and abilities to tumble forth — treasures that you tucked away early on. As young children we all developed our own reasons for denying what we really loved to do or for not expressing an idea that no one had heard of before. Innocently sharing it and being greeted with adult ridicule rather than encouragement was often enough to have us quietly stuff those special ideas into a secret place inside — but they don't go away. They merely hide...waiting, waiting.

The wall that barricades these special gifts and sabotages our intentions to let them come out of hiding is a simple four-letter word: fear. It lives in our mind. We have put it there, and only we can dismantle it and allow our unique gifts to surface.

I can hear your question: "What does my handwriting have to do with all this?" I thought you'd never ask.

Handwriting

Our handwriting is far more than a succession of words put together to create a means of communication. It is a map of our attitude toward life, a labyrinthine pathway to long-forgotten hiding places inside, a diagram of our unconscious mind. In simple terms, our writing patterns are clear indicators of how we feel about ourselves. They are a measure of our self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-reliance; they indicate our fears as well as our unique abilities. Self-image is the lens through which we see life, and handwriting patterns mirror the components of the prescription in that lens.

Although the hand — or teeth or toes — holds the pen, it is the brain that causes it to move as it does. When we write, each movement of the pen not only reflects the attitudes we have about ourselves, it reinforces them. Each time we press the pen to the paper to create a letter formation, connect letters, or shape a margin, we are declaring, "This is who I am." The more often we write in a specific manner, the more deeply that attitude is ingrained in our psyche.

Most of us have seen handwriting that caused us to gasp, laugh, or feel a certain way. Signatures especially. At one time or another you may have shown an unknown writer's handwriting or signature to someone and said, "Look at this!" You don't have to be a handwriting expert to gain insights about people through their writing. Essentially, handwriting is a graphic representation of our interpretation of life, indicating how we feel about ourselves and how this feeling affects our view of those around us.

Graphology

Graphology, also called handwriting analysis, is the science that correlates handwriting patterns with personality traits. Professional graphologists are trained in the interpretation of handwriting patterns and their relationship to the personality. Their expertise lies in drawing up a list of personality traits based on a thorough study of a handwriting sample.

Graphotherapy

Graphotherapy is the behavioral science that invites the writer to take pen in hand and change self-defeating aspects of the personality by altering specific strokes in the handwriting. Graphotherapists are trained in graphology and have additional training in psychology. Their expertise is to guide the client in altering handwriting patterns as a means of removing negative thought habits and replacing them with positive, self-supportive ones. By changing writing patterns we simultaneously reconfigure the neuropathways in the brain that record our self-image.

Writing Systems

I have been fascinated with handwriting patterns since before I could read; as far back as I can remember, the letters of the alphabet have been a special source of intrigue and discovery for me. When as a young teen I took on the study of interpreting handwriting patterns, I ended up doing my own empirical research as I found that most books on graphology were either outdated or did not agree with one another. Through my own studies I discovered that Truth occurs not from belief but only through experience.

From studying pictures of scratchings on ancient cave walls to papyrus rolls and mysterious alphabetical etchings such as Ugaritic script, Akkadian cuneiform, Linear A, and Linear B, my interest in handwriting gained momentum. As I investigated writing systems and phonetic alphabets from around the world I became intrigued at the cross-cultural patterns among them. I found that it was not just the Hebrew or Greek Cabala or the Germanic runes that ordained a special meaning to each alphabetical letter, but that countless traditions around the world did the same thing; the Roman alphabet was no exception.

Then there is Sanskrit. The more deeply I study this incredible language, the foundation of all Indo-European languages, the more spellbound I become by the ancient alphabet in which it is written called Devanagari or script of the gods. The Sanskrit language itself, known as Devavani or language of the gods, is not only a deep well of spiritual knowledge, it is also mathematically and tonally precise.

For now, however, the Roman alphabet remains my touchstone, for it is an amazingly rich acculturation of numerous traditions. Besides, I am passionately in love with the English language.

The Vimala Alphabet

In my freshman year of college I took the required Logic course, memorized all of Aristotle's syllogisms, and came up with a personal vision based on conclusions predicated on a modified syllogism of my own. Here it is:

Since each stroke of the pen reaffirms a thinking habit, and each thinking habit shapes our self-image, and self-image is the lens through which we see life, and this lens determines our behavior...if an alphabet were designed that exhibited only the most noble human traits, world peace might be a possibility.

Ah, the visionary mind of a teen! At the time I had no concept of the research or time a project such as this would involve, nor could I envision the joy it would provide along the way.

It has taken me well over thirty years of researching, designing, and refining to accomplish my goal. The end result is The Vimala Alphabet. It is the only writing system that uses handwriting not only as a means of communication but also as a character-building tool, for the shape of each letter reaffirms the writer's most noble qualities. By the mere act of moving the pen across the paper using this alphabet as a model, the writer, on a subconscious level, reaffirms the aspects each letter represents.

Each stroke of The Vimala Alphabet supports the child of God who lives within us all, the child who has a hearty sense of self-esteem, gutsy self-confidence, vigorous curiosity, positive outlook, intrepid creativity, the wisdom of innocence, rampant tolerance, and clear communication skills.

When children use this writing system they establish a repertoire of value-based thinking habits. When adults write these letters they uncover long-hidden abilities and generate the self-confidence to begin expressing them. Turn the page to see what the alphabet looks like.

Copyright © 2000 by Vimala Rodgers

Meet the Author

Vimala Rodgers is an educator, handwriting expert, and motivational speaker, as well as the Director of The Vimala Rodgers Institute of Integral Handwriting Studies in Cool, California, where she lives. She can be contacted at http://www.iihs.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Obviosly a person is not going to get serious therapy from a small book - but a person can recognize some of their traits matching up with Vimala's scripts. And, if a person thinks, say changing the cross-bar of a lower case T will help them be more positive... where's the harrm? I was glad to find a Nook version so I can refer at liesure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Donate barnes and noble pass it on
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bluejayCO More than 1 year ago
A different alphabet than we learned in school. Very interesting and useful to a wide range of people.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Implementing Vimala Rodgers's handwriting changes from 'Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life!' is the most powerful tool that I know for self-improvement. Using handwriting changes is an accelerator for anything I've done since using the Vimala alphabet, from getting my nerve up to change careers, improving my eyesight naturally, raising my goals and improving personal relationships. Currently, I'm practicing the Palmer r, the Epsilon e and r and the figure 8 g to aid me in creating my own book. This book is straightforward, non-threatening, lively and thorough. It covers the components of handwriting, has easy-to-follow instructions for each letter and most importantly to me, explains the personal application of each letter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each individual letter of the alphabet is a final product of thousands of years of evolution. Each of the 26 letters in our English alphabet tells a story aboutthat history by the way a letter is formed. Some letter formations will affect your conscious and subconscious mind in a positive way and some in a negative way. Many of the writing strokes we were taught in penmanship class as children reflect some of the kinds of attitudes that are detrimental to the writer. Most of these are accepted by children as the only way to write a letter and they greatly hamper their(our) personal expression. There are healthy and unhealthy ways to write these 26 letters of the English alphabet. Vimala's book gives you the information you need to start writing in a way that promotes a positive attitude toward yourself and others and helps you to express your authentic self. Truly a book that will affect the lives of all of us living and writing in the 21st century. Make sure to give the 40 day writing practice a try!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Almost all of us have had our destiny strongly influenced by the educational system which taught usonly one 'correct' way of doing things. This includes how we learned to write our letters in grade school. In this book VimalaRodgers shows us how to change the self-defeating and creativity restricting patterns we all learnedas children. Its a joyous experience to read this book and find your true self again.
MaryJenkins More than 1 year ago
This is a great product... YES. Is Vimala a wonderful and educate person... YES. HOWEVER it important to note that, on an internet radio show, I heard Vimala state that she is NOT a handwriting expert OR a handwriting therapist but she IS an ALPHABETICIAN. Is she then qualified to write on handwriting THERAPY? There is a BIG difference in my opinion!! Dr. Pierre Janet, a pioneering French psychologist and philosopher in the field of dissociation and trauma was the first person to prove the connection between a person's past experiences and present-day issues. He is also the first person to use the words "dissociation' and `subconscious'. In many ways he preceded Dr. Sigmund Freud and many consider Janet the true founder of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. He received an honorary doctorate from Harvard in 1936. One of Dr. Pierre Janet's students during the 1940's - a graphologist named Paul S. Colombe - developed the `pen and pencil therapy' or "Grapho-therapeutics". He stated that, when writing, the subconscious sends a message to the hand and, by reversing the process, we could consciously send a different message to the subconscious. Thus grapho-therapy, was developed from this theory although no actual programs per se were put into place or implemented specifically until 1987. In 1987 Treyce d'Gabriel, a Metaphysical Psychologist, who also has traditional psychology degrees and has worked in traditional psychology for most of her life, created the Handwriting Formation Therapy (HFT) program... and copyrighted it 13 years prior to Vimala's first book "Change Your Writing, Change Your Life". Since the conception of Treyce's HFT program, there have been many programs which appear to be unauthorized attempts or copies of her program, most of which classify themselves under an umbrella term of "graphotherapy". Despite Treyce's 2009 YouTube and otherwise public announcement that she would allow "HFT clinics" to be launched all over the world, as of 2010, Treyce has not trained or certified anyone in the HFT discipline stating the certification is currently being developed. In 2006 Treyce was the first analyst in history to conduct research that was aimed at reducing crime recidivism rates via the HFT program. Her 2006 project for the State of Texas Juvenile Probation Commission was a proven success. All the kids that participated remained 100% anonymous and, after the full six month program, improved grades, behaviors, self-esteem, and much more. The most important success is that to-date, none of these kids have reoffended proving that Treyce's HFT program not only reduced, but stopped, juvenile crime recidivism rates in Texas by a full 100%. Since its conception in 1987, hundreds of kids and adults around the globe have changed their life... permanently. I recommend you visit www.WrittenEscape.com and search for her "No Doc, No Drugs" book aimed at this HFT program. When you want to change your life change it with someone who is qualified.