How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Tools for Personal Transformation

How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Tools for Personal Transformation

by Sandra Ingerman


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We may not realize it, but negative feelings can be as toxic to our health as physical poisons, wearing on us and causing depression, illness, and burnout. In this updated edition of her classic How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, shaman and psychologist Sandra Ingerman reveals the secrets of the ancient alchemists and offers strategies for processing harmful thoughts and emotions and turning spiritual lead into gold. Her methods are simple…but they can change you, others, and the world.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402786082
Publisher: Sterling Ethos
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 348,158
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Sandra Ingerman is the author of Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self (Harper San Francisco 1991), Welcome Home: Following Your Soul's Journey Home (Harper San Francisco 1994), A Fall to Grace (Moon Tree Rising Productions 1997), and Medicine for the Earth (Three Rivers Press 2001). She is also the author of "The Beginner's Guide to Shamanic Journeying" and "The Soul Retrieval Journey" lecture programs and the book and CD program Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide, produced by Sounds True.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 The Alchemy of the Soul 11

Chapter 2 Stop the Reaction 19

Chapter 3 Transmute the Energy 33

Chapter 4 More Tools for Transformation 53

Chapter 5 The Nature of Projections 69

Chapter 6 A Time for Reflection 83

Chapter 7 Protect Yourself in a Toxic World 91

Chapter 8 Toward a New Evolution of Consciousness 103

Appendix Frequently Asked Questions 109

About the Author 113

Acknowledgments 115

Index 117

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How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Tools for Personal Transformation 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sandra Ingerman is not only a respected therapist who has incorporated the secrets and techniques of shaman practice into a method of guiding her followers to a healthier way to influence not only the inner self but also to alter the world around the self (as if that wouldn't be calling card enough!), but she is also a fine writer. In this small in size but large in value book HOW TO HEAL TOXIC THOUGHTS: Simple Tools for Personal Transformation, Ingerman very clearly defines her approach to healing both the individual and those in contact with the individual. Her approach is so very clear and sound that few who take the time and energy to participate in her recommendations will be significantly affected by this guide. Basing her practice of the shaman she dates the beginnings to alchemy, and not the usual 'turning lead into gold' meaning of the word, but instead the true initial meaning to 'lighten the soul's darkness - to transform the energy you project in the world into love and light that can heal you and others'. She does not preach to the reader but rather enlightens with exercises that are easy to follow, easy to make a part of daily meditation. And with this practical information succinctly described, she constantly reminds the reader of the more poetic aspects of healing she incorporates. 'We have forgotten what indigenous peoples and quantum physicists know: that we are not independent from the body we belong to, the web of life that connects us all.' This remains an age of publication of countless self-help books. Some mend, some improve aspects of life, but this little tome by Sandra Ingerman is one that truly affects our perception of our place in this world and the accompanying obligation to make it better. Healthy food for thought and change at a time we most need it. Grady Harp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A small book, easy read, and spot on. If you suffer from depression or just get the blues from the course of your own life or the image of a world out of control this is a great book to read. If you get stuck in your mind with negative phrases and images (toxicity) that are blocking you from seeing the love and light in your life - again, a great book to read.
Nag More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of self help books and this is one of my favs. For me it was an easy read although it did become to wordy at times, but over all it was good. I have given it as a gift to two people and both enjoyed it and got something out of it. It is one I will read again and again.
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