We all know how we cry tears when we are sad, or get butterflies in our stomach when we are nervous. These are simple connections between the mind and the body that are easy for us to understand. But what about the bigger issues, when the body gets ill, diseased, or damaged?
Now with Your Body Speaks Your Mind, Deb Shapiro—author of The Body Mind Workbook and Unconditional Love—shows you a practical way to learn the language of your body so you can understand how your thoughts and feelings directly affect your physical health.
The body shows us what we are unconsciously ignoring,denying,or repressing, she says. With her breakthrough book, readers learn:
- A system-by-system guide to your body that reveals what it is telling you about yourself
- A cross-referenced index of symptomatic illnesses, from headaches to pneumonia, and the emotional imbalances they symbolize
- Creative visualization and meditation techniques on CD to enhance your ability to listen to, communicate with, and heal your body, and more
Healing is a continual journey—one of embracing ourselves ever more deeply, explains Deb Shapiro. Your Body Speaks Your Mind takes you on that journey, deepening your relationship with your own mind and body. Revised and updated UK bestseller.
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|Publisher:||Sounds True, Incorporated|
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About the Author
Deb Shapiro has trained extensively in various schools of bodywork, Buddhist meditation, and Jungian psychology in both England and America. She has been teaching both bodymind therapy and meditation with her husband, Ed Shapiro, for the past 20 years. Their books include The Bodymind Workbook, Meditation: Four Steps to Calmness and Clarity, Voices from the Heart, and Unconditional Love. Deb and Ed Shapiro write the Daily Chillout text messages for Sprint and other cell phones. It's time to make kindness cool, to make compassion a hot topic, to make forgiveness real, and we can do this one day and one message at a time! See: www.EdandDebShapiro.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book and related texts on the topic should be required reading for any medical or health practitioner! Deb Shapiro has been teaching bodymind therapy and meditation with her husband Ed for 25 years. She describes the premise of her book: "By learning the body's language of symptoms, you will soon discover that there is an extraordinarily intimate two-way communication going on that affects both your physical state and your mental and emotional health." Your Body Speaks Your Mind goes on to detail the body parts, some common diseases, disorders, and issues for each body part, and outlines their possible psychological and emotional connections. I appreciated Shapiro's overall acknowledgement about illness in the opening pages. She writes, "Illness is real. Accidents happen. Medicine can help." Shapiro continues, "I am not saying that by understanding the bodymind relationship you will be able to cure all your physical difficulties. What I am saying is that such an understanding adds an essential, and invariably overlooked, component to your healing process." To strengthen and clarify her bodymind concepts, Shapiro cites research studies, quotes medical and psychiatric professionals, and offers countless personal stories. Shapiro presents various avenues of self-study and healing, including mindfulness, meditation, writing and personal dialogue, affirmations, creative visualization, and imagery. I was particularly glad to see pranayama and the chakra system explored as tools for bodymind awareness. Throughout the book, she utilizes these avenues by offering bodymind dialogue questions, exercises, meditation practice ideas, imagery and journaling explorations, and affirmation examples. For instance, Shapiro describes general shoulder pain as meaning "you may be carrying too much [emotional/stress baggage] on your own." To deepen understanding with shoulder pain, she encourages these questions: "Have you been carrying other people's problems for too long? Is there something or someone you need to put down?" A wonderful CD accompanied this book that includes two guided visualization/meditation practices that can assist and encourage the bodymind awareness practice. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is healing something, helping someone heal, or wanting a deeper and more mindful self-understanding. (So I'm pretty sure that is everyone!) For more bodymind resources, check out Deb and Ed Shapiro's website, as well as Ed and Deb's blog at the Huffington Post.
I've read and re-read and have highlighted all the way thru. Accurate information about bodily symptoms caused by the mind. A wonderful tool for self discovery.
I found out and a whole lot more. It was especially fun to look up ailments of friends. Some won't believe, but I do!