Knowing Acts: Engage in Healing

Knowing Acts: Engage in Healing

Knowing Acts: Engage in Healing

Knowing Acts: Engage in Healing


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Knowing Acts-Engage in Healing is a customizable workbook for your personal journey of healing. It includes 100 pages of full-color beautiful illustration and over 30 easy, pleasant-to-do exercises with music, art, mindfulness, podcasts, poetry, haiku, and more. There are selections of brave books, websites, podcasts, audio books, and free resources. Rich with original healing art by Maine watercolorist Linden O'Ryan, Knowing Acts helps you create your own calming practice for emotional balance. Created by trauma survivor Heidi Love on her own healing journey, and reviewed, endorsed, and enhanced by numerous trauma experts, Knowing Acts combines psychology, experience, and art to help you rise above trauma and live life to it's fullest.

Knowing Acts offers engaging ways to create a calming practice for those suffering from overwhelming emotions and allow readers to ACT before spiraling down in unhealthy ways. It helps to defuse deep sadness, grief, shame, rage, anger, and feelings of numbness and being lost, through an automatic response. It uses a stopgap measure to help trauma, sexual assault, and domestic violence survivors move from PTSD, suicidal ideation, or debilitating emotions to places where they can feel calm and restored, and seek professional help. Created by trauma survivors for survivors it includes a customizable workbook for you to create your own plan of ACTS to use during the sudden onset of intrusive thoughts and overwhelming feelings.

Thoroughly reviewed and endorsed by numerous trauma and counseling experts, including Dr. Anne Hallward, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Tufts University Medical School, and Dr. Susan Newman Manfull Social Psychologist, it is hailed as a lifesaving resource. If you or someone you know is seeking a healthier approach to overwhelming sadness, grief, anger, rage, or numbness, or recovering from PTSD, suicidal thoughts, trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence or other hardship, Knowing Acts offers a calming approach to emotional balance and healing.

"This inspiring book is a touchstone, a safe harbor to return to again and again as we navigate the courageous journey toward healing." Anne Hallward MD, Founder and Executive Director, Safe Space Radio, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University Medical School.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737552802
Publisher: Heidi Love
Publication date: 09/24/2021
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Emerging from violent crime as a child, Heidi Love embarked on a five-year, 12,000 nautical mile odyssey to sail from Maine to French Polynesia. Raging storms and PTSD flashbacks at sea uncovered repressed memories and threatened her life, inspiring her toward greater healing. In order to survive PTSD during storms at sea, she created Knowing Acts, a non fiction, self-help book of therapist-approved exercises, to provide an automatic calming practice when she was afraid. While the exercises themselves are not new, having them in an easy-to-use, art-filled, customizable workbook that offers a stopgap measure for survivors in crisis is unique. Heidi Love is a CSA survivor, author, blogger, creative director, marketing strategist, and a retired cofounder of the digital marketing agencies ETHOS and VONT. Heidi Love earned an MBA and a fully paid Women of Achievement Fellowship from the University of New Hampshire and graduated from the Institute for Civic Leadership. She is a former board member of Maine Women's Fund and a newly-appointed board member of Safe Space Radio. She has raised several million dollars for gender-based charities and social change. Her passion is to help others rise above trauma. (she/her/hers)

Linden O'Ryan is a Maine watercolorist creating artworks of imaginary landscapes of the heart. In her journey of healing, this work grew out of a meditative practice to move herself from struggle to grace, from sorrow to joy. These works have also offered support and connection to the well being of others. Her artworks range from whimsical to reverent and inspirational. (she/her/hers)

Founder and Executive Director, Safe Space Radio, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University Medical School.
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