‘Nobody really cares about me’
‘When I can, I avoid confrontations’
‘I do everything, just to be liked’
‘In the end, it’s never good enough’
‘Occasionally I want to smash anything and everything’
Strong emotions and negative thoughts can rule our lives if we don’t know where they originate from, how we can handle them or how we can liberate ourselves from them. This can result in mere survival, avoidance, anxiety and a life full of conflict. This is unnecessary, since many of these feelings and thoughts are based on illusions that we developed as children to suppress painful feelings. Whilst these subconscious survival mechanisms are very useful for us as children, they can have a destructive impact on our adult life.
In this sequel to Rediscovering the true Self, Ingeborg Bosch touchingly describes how these illusions can make life more difficult and more painful than it needs to be. Using clear examples, Bosch explains how we can overcome this illusory suffering. She gives us the key to escape the labyrinth of these sometimes overwhelming and incomprehensible feelings and thoughts, and she brings us a step closer to emotional harmony.
Ingeborg Bosch (1960) has developed the hugely successful therapy, Past Reality Integration (PRI). PRI offers an alternative life strategy, one that helps us to see the world as more open and enjoy life more fully. As well as Illusions and Rediscovering the true Self, Ingeborg Bosch has written The Innocent Prisoner, about raising children, PRI: 3 Steps to Mastering the Art of Conscious Living, a self-help book, and Our Love, a book about relationships.