Secrets, Lies, Betrayals

Secrets, Lies, Betrayals

How the Body Holds the Secrets of A Life and How to Unlock Them

Book - 2004
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Reading Maggie Scarf's groundbreaking new book could change your life. InSecrets, Lies, Betrayals,the bestselling authorofUnfinished Business, Intimate Partners,andIntimate Worldsbrilliantly explores how the body holds on to painful episodes from the past--including secrets we may be keeping even from ourselves--and how we can release them to live freer, healthier lives. The body has a unique memory system, in which early trauma and deeply buried feelings become woven into the fabric of our physical being. Certain events can trigger these body memories, which may then manifest themselves symptomatically--as persistent anger, mood swings, headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue. These echoes from the past also cause destructive patterns in our lives and relationships. Why does a beautiful, successful woman like Claudia seek out abusive, explosively tense relationships in which she is forced to hide the truth about herself? Why does the presence of a strange woman's name in her husband's cell phone directory make Karen feel physically ill, to the point where she cannot get through her daily life? And why does the author herself experience painful physical symptoms when she wrestles with contradictory memories of her mother? Exploring these and other personal narratives, Scarf reveals how the body, through its neurobiological systems, retains some of life's most important experiences--and describes how new power therapies, such as reprocessing and psychomotor, have had immediate results where traditional therapies have had a lower success rate. Grounded in recent breakthroughs in mind/body science and drawing on Scarf's personal experiences, this book is a masterpiece of research, analysis, and insight into the human psyche, and into human life. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2004.
ISBN: 9780679457039
0679457038
Branch Call Number: 616. 8914 SCA
Characteristics: xxxii, 344 p. ; 25 cm.

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