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Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation

Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation

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A compelling investigation of how intense psychological suffering can lead to a dramatic shift into a new, expansive identity

Why do some people who experience the worst that life has to offer respond not by breaking down but by shifting up, into a higher-functioning, awakened state, like phoenixes rising from the ashes? And perhaps more importantly, how can we emulate their transformations? Over many years of observing and studying the phenomenon of life-changing awakening through extreme suffering, Steve Taylor coined the term "transformation through turmoil." He calls these people "shifters" and here shares dozens of their amazing stories. In addition, Taylor uncovers the psychological processes that explain these miraculous rebirths after years of struggle or devastating loss, addiction, or imprisonment. He highlights a number of lessons and guidelines that the shifters offer us. In Extraordinary Awakenings, readers will find not only riveting stories of transformation that show the amazing resilience of the human spirit, but also hope and guidance to call on during their own struggles, together with inspiration and profound food for thought.

Author: Steve Taylor
Publisher: New World Library
Published: 09/07/2021
Pages: 264
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.91w x 0.71d
ISBN: 9781608687671

About the Author
Steve Taylor, PhD, is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, the chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and the author of many bestselling books, including Spiritual Science, The Fall, The Calm Center, The Leap, and The Clear Light. His articles and essays have been published in over 100 academic journals, magazines, and newspapers, and he blogs for Scientific American and Psychology Today

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