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Gerad Kite was a therapist for years before realizing all the talk and analysis weren't making a lasting difference in the lives of his patients. So he quit his practice and looked for a new way to help people feel better. What he discovered is a different approach to finding a secret, peaceful, and permanent place inside yourself that you can access at all times, a path to getting out of your head, to surrender to what is. You'll see that you already have what you need to be happy and well.
Kite draws on the principles of ancient Chinese philosophy and his extensive experience helping people from all walks of life as a relaxation and acupuncture expert. His ten steps will show you how to tune in to your natural rhythms, view your emotions from a different perspective, and finally experience a state of bliss that you can return to again and again.
The secret to feeling at home in yourself isn't therapy, meditation, silencing your phone, throwing out your possessions or traveling the world. The answer is already inside you.
Gerad Kite is an Acupuncture Master (AcM) and psychotherapist with over 25 years clinical experience. He is a recognized leader in the field of infertility and an internationally respected practitioner and teacher of Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture. In 1993 he started the first ever NHS acupuncture service at Kings College Hospital in the UK while building his private practice in central London. In 2006 he opened the Kite Clinic where he led a large team of practitioners performing over 10,000 treatments a year, and in 2007 he founded the London Institute of Five-Element Acupuncture (LIFEA) where he personally trained his current team of practitioners.
Library Journal Review
The theme of both of these guidebooks is to find enjoyment in being oneself and to be free of pursuing perfection. Kite, an acupuncture master, helps people tune in to their own rhythms and direct their perspectives toward a sense of calm self-awareness. Vine top blogger Marsh encourages self-acceptance through coloring in charts, discovering self-defeating patterns, and listening to the stories of others who have transcended societal expectations of race, age, and gender. While Kite's work provides new ways in which to think about our relationship with the world, Marsh's emphasizes achieving one's own version of success. In compassionate chapters, he pushes readers to let go of the concepts of punishment and control and feel confident about being good enough. -VERDICT Neither book is groundbreaking in offering suggestions for a self-acceptance to which all people aspire, but both suggest valid feel-good ideas. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.