Shine the Light of Truth on Shame: Daily Reflections
May 2017 ISBN 9781540879950
480 pages The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
Shine the Light of Truth on Shame is a refreshingly unique book that provides an honest, thorough, easily understood, and insightful program to release us from the pain of shame. Author Barb Tonn shares from a deep well of tools she developed working as a psychotherapist, who for over thirty years specialized in healing shame. The book will appeal to a variety of people: those who have heard of shame and are interested in learning more about it; those who are already working to heal their shame, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, abuse, and adult children issues while in therapy or utilizing self-help and personal growth tools; counselors; people in recovery from addictions; and those who are mindfully and spiritually changing the direction of their lives from one of war to one of peace. The book takes a deep dive into where shame is anchored in our lives and world and then presents solutions for creating a new paradigm for living that is held in love instead of shame. It provides powerful techniques for healing shame, personal stories to demonstrate the shame/rage loop and how to release from it, and 365 days of reflections and meditations to help release us from the grip of shame. The daily format provides interventions that can easily be integrated into one's daily life, a step at a time. As readers move through the year of daily interventions, they are brought more deeply into the healing of shame. By day 365 readers have a working program for intervening on shame that can be easily utilized for the rest of their lives. Author Barb Tonn has been in recovery from shame and addictions for close to forty years. She is able to address many of the needs of the recovering and 12-Step community, as well as the community at large. She speaks to many of the needs of recovering individuals that often go unaddressed and greatly impact the quality of their recovering lives. The author deeply believes that unaddressed shame is the greatest cause of relapse in people healing from eating disorders, sexual addiction, substance abuse, codependency, gambling addiction, alcoholism, workaholism and other addictions. This unresolved shame prevents the individual from achieving the peace that is possible and desirable in recovery. Shine the Light of Truth on Shame is a powerful journey out of shame and into peace. The author shares her 30 years of experience working with clients in healing their shame as well as 40 years of healing. Her personal sharing helps the reader feel the love and peace that is possible when shame is brought into healing.More/less