Constant bad relationships? An unnatural and exaggerated fear of heights? Despondence for no particular reason? Sabotaging your abundance time and again? Deathly afraid of getting lost? Something different but nonetheless devastating?
A new book by noted psychologists Drs. George Pratt & Peter Lambrou (and coauthored by our own John David Mann) helps us dig deep into our subconscious in order to unlock the door to what’s really holding us back.
In his foreword, famed talk-show host Larry King quotes coauthor Pratt:
“Whether it’s an unresolved hurt, persistent low self-esteem, or vague sense of anxious unease, most of us struggle with some version of what we call the fog of distress. It clouds our lives, interfering with our relationships, our careers, even our health. And no matter how many hours you spend on the couch, talking it through just doesn’t always do it.”
“Why not?” asks King.
Pratt explains, “Because there’s typically a disconnect between what we logically know about ourselves and the place in the brain where our emotions live. Sometimes you just can’t get there from here. You have to find alternative ways to get that information to click.”
Throughout the book, the authors discuss “energy psychology” and share dozens of case studies involving a wide assortment of personality challenges. The one constant in all these cases is that something deep in the subconscious, based on an event that happened long ago (and, in many cases, that is totally forgotten by the sufferer) has manifested in the current, debilitating challenge the person is experiencing.
According to the authors, there are seven — what they refer to as — “limiting beliefs,” and at least one is at the root of whatever conscious form the problem has now taken. There are four steps that each sufferer is taken through. And while I’ll name them…
…each step comes with its own set of instructions. The reader is taken through a series of exercises, and I have little doubt that if the reader followed them faithfully, he or she would most likely be able to work through what is keeping them from the happiness and joy the authors believe we were created to have.
Because (to paraphrase the authors) the subconscious is to the conscious “as an elephant is to a flea,” the subconscious rules. This is something that most of us who have studied personal development know. However, along with compelling case studies and step-by-step instructions to work within this context, Pratt and Lambrou take it a step further. Their four-step process goes beyond addressing the mind and emotions and works directly with the biofield, at the cellular and energetic level. This is key!
The book will be released next week but can be pre-ordered at the authors’ website, where you can download the Foreword by King, the introduction, and two of the authors’ audios.
My call is that it’s an excellent book. At the very least, you’ll find it to be a fascinating explanation as to how the mind works (and can play some devastating tricks on us) and, at best — if you are willing to invest the time and energy in following their instructions — you could make some hugely positive changes in your life.
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Wow, sounds like this book is right up my alley! Thanks, Bob, can’t wait to get it (and have it signed by JDM in 24 days!!!)
Linda, I have a feeling you’ll REALLY enjoy it!
The four step looks like a form of NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming. I’m an NLP practitioner.
The key to these exercises is do them quickly. The brain prefers fast vs. slow.
It’s easier than you think. That’s if you follow through.
Hi Steve, while some terms are similar, and there probably is some slight crossover, and NLP is terrific, I didn’t quite get that impression. Of course, I could be wrong.
Hi Steve — You’re quite right, there is a connection between George and Peter’s work and NLP. George actually studied with Milton Erickson, the great psychologist, on whose work NLP is to some extent based (George regaled me with some hilarious Erickson stories — the man was apparently quite a character!) and later studied with Bandler and Grinder, the creators of NLP. We talk a little about NLP along with EMDR, Gestalt, hypnosis and other approaches, a bit in the book. But the 4-step approach in Code to Joy also goes into some whole other areas. The work being done in the last ten years in Energy Psychology has really been remarkable, and we go into some of that in the book at more length. Hope you enjoy it!
Exactly, what John David Mann said. Ditto. Same. Equal. La misma cosa. 🙂
This looks to be a terrific read. My clients want change fast. I want them to change fast and with less pain involved with the experience.
I wish you great success with this cutting edge tome.
Tam I Am
HI Bob– Sometimes we have the impression that we are in back and forth mode . And we really don’t know how to overcome some situations . Hope i ll find some solutions in this book
Thanks Bob , for presentation.
Thank you, Ibrahima. I don’t want to assume that I know exactly what you mean by “back and forth” (though I think I do). If I’m right, then I believe you’ll find the book to have a lot of valuable information from which you’ll benefit greatly!
So can’t wait to read this one! I can already tell it will be a welcomed addition to my physical & mental library!
Thanks for sharing Bob!
Ahhh, thank you, Geneva (and, great to see you. Seems like it’s been a while). I hope you enjoy it. I found it to be a terrific and very helpful read!
Tam, thank you for your feedback. I hope you enjoy the authors’ book and are able to recommend it to your clients, as well.
I’m always interested in new books in my field of Energy Psychology. The three techniques that I use in my practice, Psych-K,EFT and TAT, have been around quite a bit longer than 10 years – I believe it’s closing in on almost 20 years now, as I have been using them for over a decade. Gary Craig, the developer of EFT and a big fan of NLP, incorporated it into the basic EFT tool. What is amazing about all of these techniques is the speed at which they work and also the gentle effectiveness. Clients with trauma do not have to be re-traumatized to ‘process’ the experience. Most of the time, talk is secondary to the actual healing experience. I’m so grateful that you reviewed this book, Bob. Perhaps more people will take notice of techniques that have been around for many years and have healed thousands upon thousands of lives.
Your grateful friend,