A Dance to Freedom: Your Guide to Liberation from Lies and Illusions

A Dance to Freedom: Your Guide to Liberation from Lies and Illusions

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A Dance to Freedom: Your Guide to Liberation from Lies and Illusions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jane30 More than 1 year ago
100% recommendation! If you really want to reach emotional autonomy, this is a must-read! It is the first book, I know, where you can see the revolutionary insights of the famous author Alice Miller in action. Sylvie Shene's book gives a strong prove, that it is true, that we unconsciously repeat the way we were treated in (early) childhood throughout our lives, since we get conscious about the neglect and the wounds we have suffered from as children. The influence coming from childhood is shown in many studies like "ACE" study of Kaiser Permanente, the work of Lloyd de Mause etc. and cannot be underestimated if we look at any matter of life on this planet- neither the personal tragedy of one person or society issues, environmental or other concerns of global dimensions...As Alice Miller puts it: "The roots of violence are not unknown". Reading this book means to follow Sylvie Shene's truly amazing journey from a childhood in a dysfunctional family, with breathtaking and heartbreaking scenes of emotional and many other ways of abuse, her long struggle to bring some space between her and her family by finally moving to USA, and her unswerving to work through it, since she finally could break from the spells of the neglected child within... Honestly, sometimes I thought, this is more than what fits in one person’s lifetime or what one single person can cope with, but Sylvie Shene did. The fact, she knew the work of Alice Miller was her exit out of emotional dependency and its bad effects on her life. And she shares this journey with us. What is even more amazing and special about her book: She offers everybody a kind of a roadmap with helpful paths to find one's own way to break free from emotional prisons: It is in between the chapters of her book where you find worksheets or let’s call it "questionnaires" with questions leading very deep to one's soul, if asked honestly. It can help us to unveil the layers of unconscious neglect, addictions, and self- betrayals and so on... What Sylvie Shene writes about her life "after" freeing herself, gives hope and an example, how to connect with children more respectful, and how we can really live a life as a mature conscious adult, free from emotional addictions... I hope many people will work with this questionnaire, because I think, this world can get to a better place. And this is, what we desperately need- imho