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« on: January 23, 2011, 06:13:31 PM »

Healing Your Emotional Self
Author: Beverly Engel
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons (June, 2007)
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0470127783
ISBN-13: 9780470127780




Book Description
Parents act as a mirror to show a child who she or he is. Throughout childhood there will be other mirrors, but children inevitably return to the reflection in that original mirror in order to determine their goodness, importance, and self-worth. In Healing Your Emotional Self, Engel offers her Mirror Therapy program to help you reject the distorted images your parents either intentionally or unintentionally projected onto you. She explores the seven types of emotionally abusive or neglectful parents and the seven most common parental mirrors, providing specific advice and recovery strategies for each one.

This program helps with identity-building and healing tasks such as:

  • Creating a positive self-image separate from parents' distorted picture
  • Separating emotionally from your parents and provide for yourself what you missed as a child
  • Overcoming your tendency toward self-blame, self-hatred, and self-destructiveness
  • Learning self-nurturing and set effective limits to help you control your tendency to overeat, drink too much, overspend, and/or overwork

About the Author
Beverly Engel is an expert in emotional and sexual abuse. She is the author of several other self-help books, including The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, Loving Him without Losing You, and The Emotionally Abused Woman.
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