3 out of 4 stars
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Did you know your heart could heal physical pain and discomfort? Dominique Bourlet explains this unique concept in his book: Happy Healing. Dominique developed an interest in using the body to heal itself from his work as a horse whisperer. The technique requires the patient to follow his eight magic steps, healing the body, mind, and spirit, without the use of conventional medicine.
The concepts in the book are unique and require the reader to have an open mind. You have to assign your body parts human characteristics like name and gender, hold discussions with your painful body part and find a solution to the pain together. You will also assign an appropriate name to your pain. There is a guide on how to go about selecting a name. Learn that pain does not have to be negative. There are some positive aspects to it. Dominique is incredibly passionate about his work and offers detailed explanations of his methods.
I would be remiss if I did not advise caution when adopting some of the concepts in the book. Some medical situations demand more attention than a discussion with the painful body part. A tumor will not disappear because you talked with it, nor will a broken limb heal because you befriended it. I find it alarming that Dominique tried to dissuade people from seeking modern medical solutions to their ailments. The author’s discriminate view of modern medicine makes me deduct one point, giving the book 3 out of 4 points.
Happy healing is a self-help book. I am glad the author provided diagrams and supplementary material, making it easier to grasp the concepts. The use of real-life experiences further rendered credibility to his work. It is a short book, easy to read in one sitting. However, if you would like to implement his technique take your time reading the book. I did not enjoy the writing style. It felt like I was reading case studies. There were no grammatical errors detected. The language was respectful.
Although I disagreed with some of the ideas, I did enjoy reading Happy Healing. My key takeaway is that pain is my body’s way of communicating its distress. I doubt I will be talking to my pain or body part any time soon, but I am willing to explore holistic ways of alleviating minor aches and pains. If you are open to homeopathic treatment then grab yourself a copy. People suffering from chronic pain will also find the concepts in this book helpful.
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