Worthy As You Are: Weed Out Unhealthy Beliefs and Nourish Your Authentic Self

Worthy As You Are: Weed Out Unhealthy Beliefs and Nourish Your Authentic Self

by Durgadas Allon Duriel
Worthy As You Are: Weed Out Unhealthy Beliefs and Nourish Your Authentic Self

Worthy As You Are: Weed Out Unhealthy Beliefs and Nourish Your Authentic Self

by Durgadas Allon Duriel


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Connect with Spirit, Tend Your Inner Garden, and Plant Seeds for a Better Life

You are worthy as you are, right now. This book proves it, taking you on a journey of compassion, authenticity, and spiritual connectedness. Durgadas Allon Duriel shares empowering tools and exercises, uniting cognitive behavioral therapy with spiritual practices to help you remove harmful self-talk and cultivate good habits. Learn how to healthfully process difficult emotions and experiences around shame, chronic illness, anxiety, self-sabotage, aging, and more.

Guiding you through nine important realms of life, including body image, relationships, self-love, sexuality, and career, Durgadas leads you toward greater freedom within yourself. You'll also discover techniques for self-care and compassionate thinking, such as affirmations, meditation, and journaling, while learning how to avoid spiritual bypassing. With this book, you can shift your everyday thoughts from negative to nourishing and embrace your authentic self.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738772417
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/08/2022
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Durgadas Allon Duriel (San Francisco, CA) is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified holistic health practitioner working in private practice. He is a formal practitioner of magic with more than twenty years of experience and has practiced Yoga and meditation for over fifteen years. He holds a master's degree in social welfare from UCLA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Foundations and Preparations

Chapter 1 The Basis and Basics of Our Work Together 13

A Fourfold Process of Healing and Establishing Well-Being 19

Affirmations and Affirmative Talks 22

Compassionate Thinking 28

The Illusory Truth Effect and Confirmation Bias 34

Acting for Well-Being 36

A Worksheet for Challenging Unsupportive Thoughts 41

Chapter 2 Centering Spirit in the Process 45

Connecting with Spirit through Meditation 48

A Heart Meditation Practice 50

Some Additional Points about Meditation 54

The Amazing Powers of Spirit 57

Layers of Complexity within Creation 62

Chapter 3 Preparing Ourselves for the Journey 71

Navigating Resistance to the Process 74

Gardening within the Shadow 78

Meeting Difficult Emotions with Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Compassion 80

A Technique for Processing Difficult Emotions 85

Part 2 The Affirmative Talks

Chapter 4 Body Image and Body Positivity 95

Food, Sex, and Body Image 97

Owning the Pleasures of the Body That We All Deserve 99

Weeding the Garden 102

Planting New Beliefs 103

Chapter 5 Romantic Relationships 107

Accepting Each Other 109

Growing and Developing Together 112

Interdependence over Codependence 114

Weeding the Garden 116

Planting New Beliefs 118

Assertive Communication Skills for Romantic Relationships 121

Chapter 6 Self-Love 125

A Tale as Old as Time 128

Weeding the Garden 134

Planting New Beliefs 135

Chapter 7 Gender 139

Our Authenticity Is Natural 141

Weeding the Garden 143

Planting New Beliefs 144

Chapter 8 Sexuality 147

Sexual Exploration Is Healthy and Holy 149

Weeding the Garden 151

Planting New Beliefs 151

Chapter 9 Career and Productivity 155

The Expectation of a Dream Job 157

The Professional World Is Thought-Dependent 158

Making the Most of Where We Are 160

Following Our Bliss 162

Weeding the Garden 163

Planting New Beliefs 165

Chapter 10 Money and Material Goods 167

Owning Our Authentic Wants 169

Weeding the Garden 170

Planting New Beliefs 171

Chapter 11 Family 175

My Story of Family Healing 177

Healthy Boundaries and Healthy Children 181

Weeding the Garden 183

Planting New Beliefs 184

Chapter 12 Home 187

Weeding the Garden 189

Planting New Beliefs 190

Part 3 Navigating Some of Life's Difficulties

Chapter 13 What is Spiritual Bypassing? 197

Chapter 14 Listening to Anger and Guilt 205

Shame versus Guilt 208

Chapter 15 Chronic Mental and Physical Health Conditions 213

On Depression 217

On Anxiety 222

Chronic Physical Health Conditions 225

Our Best Is Enough 228

Chapter 16 Self-Sabotage and Transitions 231

Closure 234

Aging 242

Conclusion: Gardening Together 245

Bibliography 251

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