The Healer's Way: Bringing Hands-On Compassion to a Love-Starved World

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Conari Press, Sep 1, 1995 - Self-Help - 226 pages
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A leader in the recovery movement reveals how we can all heal.

At the center of The Healer's Way is the "hoop"--a seven-step process of healing. First we need to make sure our core needs are met; without those we not only can't heal ourselves or others--we probably can't live. Then we need to get lost (step 2), get hurt (step 3), get stuck and hit the bottom of the circle (step 4). Only then can we get called (step 5), get up (step 6), and get going (step 7). Once we get going, we move through the cycle again and again, as life presents us with new opportunities for healing ourselves and others.

The Healer's Way is the culmination of Earnie Larsen's thirty-plus years as a counselor. The seeds for the book were the questions of a young counselor: How do you keep going? What do you do when you can't make a difference? What makes a healer? The young man asked Larsen to be his mentor and some time later his stories, clues, questions, and answers came together in this book.

Larsen writes, "In the beginning, and in the end, healing is about change. The pages here are about one thing and one thing only: the spiritual alchemy involved in the amazing-grace process of personal transformation."

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
31
Section 3
57
Section 4
65
Section 5
69
Section 6
77
Section 7
93
Section 8
96
Section 9
103
Section 10
133
Section 11
171
Section 12
215
Section 13
226
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Page xi - To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
Page ix - They may be major events, such as the birth of a child or the death of a...

About the author (1995)

Earnie Larsen is a pioneer in the field of recovery from addictive and unwanted behaviors, and the originator of the process known as Stage II recovery. He has authored more than 60 books and 40 motivational self-help tapes. He lives in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN.

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