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Everyone has experienced physical pain, some more than others. As we age, pain comes faster and stronger, until it becomes chronic. At times, the only wisdom doctors can impart to us is that “you’re getting older, get used to it” and prescribe strong painkillers for the symptoms.
Dominique Bourlet, in his book Happy Healing, shows us another way. He is a licensed healing practitioner in Germany who acquired most of his craft in Asia. During his time in those parts of the world, he learned Chinese acupressure, along with various other techniques of spiritual and energy healing. Over the years, he developed his own emotional healing protocol called Happy Healing, which is another great addition to the methods that do not rely on traditional invasive Western Medicine.
In the book, the author describes his eight-step process at great length, explaining why it works so well. I found it quite interesting that the origins of Happy Healing stem from the author’s years of working as a horse whisperer. From horse whispering, Dominique Bourlet transitioned to body whispering, which is a concept that sits at the core of the entire approach to healing.
Since around 2012, after my life-long pain of RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) got worse and worse, I started looking at alternative healing, as I didn’t want to keep taking painkillers for the rest of my life. Eventually, I found the healing protocol that works for me, however, had I found this book earlier, I would have definitely given it a chance. I have a Reiki level II practitioner diploma, I am practicing meditation, and I’ve even had a few past-life regressions in my time. So I know what is possible out there, and I am aware that there is more to natural healing than meets the eye.
Having experienced firsthand some of the ineffective ways Western medicine dealt with my health issues in the past, the author’s following words strongly resonated with me:
This is the very reason why so many people turn to alternative healing when traditional orthodox medicine fails them. And this is why, if you give it a chance, the Happy Healing protocol might just be what eases your pain as well.If "war" is declared against disease, if we try to "kill" pain with "painkillers," the big issue is that the body might become the battle field of this military fight, the collateral victim of a heavy and massive treatment.
In the end, it happens that patients sometimes heal from the disease, but die of exhaustion, with an immune system totally weakened by the military-like medical campaign fought too vigorously.
The book, at around 150 pages, is quite short; however, it packs quite a lot of material. I have read it in one afternoon, but if you read it to gain from it and apply its knowledge, you will spend many engaging hours learning the techniques and making them your own to get rid of your pain.
The writing style is clear, and though I disagree with the use of commas in constructs such as “not only … but also,” since the author used commas every single time the same way throughout the entire book, I realize that it was a conscious decision, not a mistake. For a self-published book, it is edited exceptionally well. For its innovative technique and wealth of information, coupled with ease of reading, I give Happy Healing by Dominique Bourlet 4 out of 4 stars.
There is a disclaimer that I want to make, however. If you broke your arm or sprained your ankle, going to the ER is still your best bet for the obvious reasons. This book is mostly aimed at people who live with chronic pain, for whom doctors have no other treatments besides giving them strong painkillers for life. If you are closed to anything that is not Western medicine, this book is not for you. But if traditional treatments failed you, the eight steps might just give you that much-needed pain relief. So why not give it a try?
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