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The author of the book: Aleta Edwards
Edition: Aleta Edwards, Psy.D., via Smashwords
Date of issue: January 28th 2011
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Most self-help or personal growth books help people “cope” better with one specific problem that troubles them. While everyone needs coping skills, they are temporary aids that do not increase one’s self-awareness and understanding, as they do not address the root cause of the problem. In focusing on a specific problem or trait, they also fail to recognize that this trait is part of a wider constellation of interlocking issues. Self-help books of a more spiritual bent emphasize “awareness,” but do not show people how to get beyond their defenses to become truly self-aware. Still other books focus on a diagnostic label, such as Panic Disorder or Depression, but do not consider the type of person with these labels and their cause.
Fear of the Abyss offers healing for a wounded core by providing specific guidance to those with the core issues of perfectionism and shame, regardless of which issues or diagnoses are on the surface, helping them to let go of that which is defensive or inauthentic. People like these fear facing emotional wounds, and develop their traits to defend against them. The title derives from what they fear on the deepest level—being like a dreaded other, often an abusive parent, or being the way a parent made them feel as a young child. Their fears have intense, varied associations, affecting their everyday lives and relationships. By following the path to their wounded core, readers will develop greater self-awareness, which is the cure for the broader spectrum of issues.
Fear of the Abyss takes complex ideas and makes them accessible to the layperson. It includes exercises designed to gradually and gently guide the reader into more depth and insight, as the readiness develops. It contains clinical vignettes to illustrate each chapter’s main points and to share with readers the healing process of others.
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Read information about the authorI graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and practiced in Chicago for over 20 years. I have been in Tampa for a couple of years and it is where I now practice.
I became interested in writing a book, because I kept seeing people come in for anxiety or depression, who really had the issues of shame and perfectionism that were never addressed. I felt that the label one receives would obscure the TYPE of person one was, and I saw how people did better having their unique and whole personalities seen and heard. I wrote my book to reach out to more people.
It has been rewarding to me to write. I have gotten many wonderful reviews and many readers have emailed me, sharing their stories, which is a tremendous honor.
I now live in Tampa, Florida with my husband and our two mini-daschshunds.