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The Essence of Self-Healing: How to bring Health and Happiness into your Life


Written with warmth, charm and profound insights, “The Essence of Self-Healing: How to bring Health and Happiness into your Life” delivers an invigorating and empowering understanding of the links between you, your thoughts, your beliefs and your health.

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of “The Essence Of Self-Healing”

Finally, real help and real answers… Focusing on the aspects of health that can be controlled, this guide to self-healing encourages self-confidence and empowerment.

This book champions self-healing as a fresh alternative, exploring the reasons behind the tendency of many people toward self-sabotage, how one chooses to be ill and how one can likewise choose to be well. It takes the approach that humans are not victims of illness and pain, but conscious participants in a reality that they can change, a realization that can lead to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

“The Esssence of Self-Healing: How to bring Health and Happiness into Your Life” includes practical advice on how to say no to illness and pain, how to heal the past and break negative patterns, how to lose weight and keep it off and how to feel great! This book gives you all the tools to take charge of your health and well-being.

Book Presentation - 34 mins

by Petrene Soames | at "Transitions Bookstore" in Chicago

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Published Reviews:

“”The Essence of Self-Healing: How to bring Health and Happiness into Your Life” is an invaluable resource that can offer a good dose of help to just about anyone.” – Independent Publisher Magazine

“”The Essence of Self-Healing” is very highly recommended reading for those who are interested in exploring the mind-body connection regarding issues of personal health, students of alternative medicine and anyone seeking to improve their personal, emotional and psychological well being.”  – The Bookwatch

“This book is packed from cover to cover with helpful information. It is written with considerable knowledge and a sincere desire to pass it all on. Not a stone is left unturned in her wish to impart the most helpful information.” – Healing Today Magazine, The National Federation of Spiritual Healers in the UK

“This book strikes just the right balance between being authoritative and also being replete with common sense – an invaluable commodity in today’s world of intuitive and esoteric wisdom… Petrene Soames provides a luxurious array of choices empowering us to go about using the many healing tools at our disposal… Not only are there chapters devoted to exploring the many avenues to self-healing which contain clearly written and practical explanations, but there are also guidelines and exercises about what to do.” – Positive Health, UK

It is so refreshing to read a book on healing that is not pushing a particular approach as the answer to all your problems. On the contrary, Petrene Soames recognizes that our individual needs are all so different that there is no single answer.” – New ConneXion

Excellent insight into why we get ill and out of balance. Petrene Soames provides methods for creating healing results even when everything else has failed.” – Mind Quest

“”The Essence of Self-Healing” by Petrene Soames is a well-grounded, basic and practical guide.” – Janet Cunningham Ph.D., President of the IARRT

“Petrene Soames’ enthusiasm will help her readers begin to take first baby steps out of their fears and miseries and move into happier and healthier existences.” – Phylameana Lila Desy, About.com

“I certainly agree with Petrene Soames that we must learn to listen to our bodies and go inside to find our answers, as opposed to giving control to our doctors. Had I listened to my neurologists I’d be sitting in a wheelchair today. I recommend “The Essence of Self-Healing”.” – Betty Iams, author of “Journey to Wellness”.

“Very useful insights. Namaste. A comprehensive handbook.” – Arizona Networking News

“Petrene Soames provides the reader with step-by-step instructions, easy-to-use techniques and exercises to promote personal health through the process of “Self-Healing”. Readers will have a much clearer understanding of why they get out of balance and out of shape. They will learn to say no to illness and pain, to stop being negatively affected by others and to bring positive results even when everything else ( including traditional medicine ) has failed. They will learn how to heal the past and break negative patterns, lose weight, keep it off, and feel great about their bodies. “The Essence Of Self-Healing” is very highly recommended reading for those who are interested in exploring the mind-body connection regarding issues of personal health, students of alternative medicine and anyone seeking to improve their personal, emotional and psychological well being.” – Midwest Book Review

“”The Essence of Self-Healing” will become a primer on self-health and health-care in America. Anyone who is seriously investigating means to improve our health care will find this book invaluable. Her emphasis on taking personal responsibility for our own health and a valid course of treatment should be welcomed by any health-care professional.” – Dr. Bill Lanning, Houston, Texas.

Customer Reviews…

“”The Essence of Self-Healing” covers more subjects and how-to examples than any I have read. I am amazed at all the information contained in your book.” – Jerry Woody, Kentucky.

“”The Essence of Self-Healing” strongly emphasizes the understanding of self-healing. It shows you how to trust your heartfelt instincts in order to make better choices in a most powerful and natural way. This book is not your usual self-help book. It is interesting, enjoyable to read and life enriching. It shows you how to create balance in your life in the most simple and invigorating ways possible. I was never overwhelmed and feel richly rewarded by the knowledge of achieving a happier, healthy lifestyle.” – Jane Heid, Illinois

“”The Essence of Self Healing” is a book written in a very simple and easy to understand way. I have read it many times and I continue to re-read it, discovering each time a new aspect. Petrene, after she helps you to understand the unconventional stance that sickness is a choice, teaches you to see yourself and the world in such a simple and intuitive way… Free from the fog of technical jargon you are then able to realize the root of the problem which is expressing itself as illness and to free yourself from that. The simple exercises and techniques in the book are brilliant, small journeys inside yourself and outside yourself, beyond yourself. I now use them often, whether it is to free myself from small pains and annoyances or whether it is to maintain a feeling of health and well-being. I am an avid reader and I recommend this book without any hesitation, it is not only a useful and enjoyable book but above all else, offers a window with a view to humanity beyond sickness.” – Nectaria, Athens, Greece

“”The Essence of Self-Healing” by Petrene Soames is without a doubt an amazing work of wisdom, sensitivity and deep love for a humanity which is ill and suffering on a physical as well as mental and spiritual level. According to Petrene our health is completely connected to our thoughts and beliefs and it is up to us – and only us – to safeguard it. It is really an impressive book which offers an abundance of practical advice for our own self-healing and gives comfort in times of pain and disappointment. For sure it is a book which reminds us all that real Strength and Healing is found inside of our Selves.” – Sofianna, Athens, Greece

“”The Essence of Self-Healing” is a very good and very positive book!! It is full of Positive Thoughts!!”- Stavroula, Athens, Greece

“Petrene Soames must be a wonderful person – I have already started reading the book and it really is sweet and warm…” – Giannis, Athens, Greece

“I finished the book yesterday. It really is wonderful. I liked it very much!!! I started to use some of the exercises, especially those to help me let go of everything I no longer need and I can see that they are very helpful… The exercises in the book are many and it is still difficult for me to remember them all and especially which one to use for each situation and so I do what I remember each time… I am of course seeing results! And so I continue… Thank you very much!!! It is a book which offers a great deal to humanity and I am grateful.” – Eleni, Athens, Greece

“I take pen to paper and begin to write… It is a bit of a mess, somehow all mixed up together in my head but I know that by writing it will slowly all be put in order… I said “no more pain!” and… that was that!!! It was so simple in the end… “But how is this possible?”, I asked myself… “Is this not something you could have thought of yourself??? And it’s been so many months of pain too!!!” I found many truths in Petrene’s Book “The Essence of Self Healing”... Some are bitter truths… For example: Pain makes us feel “alive” and because it is a bittersweet feeling, in some completely masochistic way we like it and find it difficult ( or more to the point we don’t want.. ) to let it go. Now I know how I can heal myself… It is a wonderful feeling. When our faith in ourselves is shaken, when we wonder where on earth our mind/logic has gone, when we feel it is impossible to deal with our emotions and we are sure that “i must be doing something wrong!”… After reading the book I feel that my belief in myself has been reinstated. I trust myself again. I am sure now that my logic exists and is right because it is backed up by my emotions, which are always right because they are guided by my instincts, which yes!, are always right! What a shame I didn’t know all of this earlier… But it is never too late. I remember the example of the 80 year old woman in the book. She “got it” when she was 80! Who am I to complain? I am enjoying the time I spend with myself now, with my thoughts, with my daughter, with my home… I SEE!… I don’t just look…. It is amazing!!! To say thank you is so small in my case but I feel it and I mean it… A LOT!” – Anna, Athens, Greece

“Lately I have been trying to find the peace that I have lost and in this search have read many books. One of these has been “The Essence of Self-Healing” by Petrene Soames. This book has given me the belief that I may be able to find it again…” – Vasiliki, Athens, Greece

Additional information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 21.5 × 14 × 2 cm