The Gift of Our Compulsions: A Revolutionary Approach to Self-Acceptance and Healing

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New World Library, Oct 6, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 352 pages
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To some degree we are all compulsive. Our struggles range from overworrying and overworking to overeating and alcohol and drug abuse. When we realize we are compulsive, our main reaction until now has been to try to control our behavior, but when we try to control our compulsions, they control us. If we do manage to stop one, another always seems to take its place. Over the past three decades, Mary O’Malley has developed a revolutionary approach to healing our compulsions. She gently invites us to be curious about them, to engage them and ask ourselves questions that help us understand our behaviors. She shows us how lasting healing can come from being curious and forgiving rather than controlling and shameful. Compulsions then become our teachers. Her book is filled with new perspectives and simple techniques that anyone can easily grasp.
 

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Review: The Gift of Our Compulsions: A Revolutionary Approach to Self-Acceptance and Healing

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I felt this book started better than it finished and became very repetitive. I appreciate the author's points and found much of the information instructive, but my patience was definitely pushed trying to finish the book. Read full review

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User Review  - alana (eHawk) rivera - Goodreads

I felt this book started better than it finished and became very repetitive. I appreciate the author's points and found much of the information instructive, but my patience was definitely pushed trying to finish the book. Read full review

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Mary O’Malley is a speaker, group facilitator, and counselor in private practice. For over 30 years she has been developing a transformational approach to working with everything that keeps us from being present and fully embracing and enjoying our lives. She offers counseling, ongoing groups, and spiritual retreats with a focus on healing one’s core issues through her unique process of learning to accept and relate to our compulsions rather than trying to control or avoid them. Mary O’Malley lives in Kirkland, Washington. Her website is: www.maryomalley.com

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