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Self-Empowerment 101: Re-enchantment with our own capacity for empowering ourselves and others Paperback – February 11, 2008
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The exercises she recommends are worth doing and taking your time over. In fact, I now see that I read the book too quickly. I plan to re-read it slowly, one chapter per week, so I can better absorb what Dr. Kuhn is teaching.
The author is not trying to be a guru - she is trying to make us become our own gurus. This makes the book far more valuable to me than so many of the spiritual books written by self-proclaimed Awakened Beings. At the end of the day, I have to be my own teacher, my own guru, my own authentic self. Though it is often tempting to abdicate that role, when all is said and done, no one can take it over for me. That's what Self-Empowerment really is.
I experienced many things while reading this book: joy, grief, anger, confusion, delight and clarity to name a few. I was able to see my life and actions in a different light even though I am very familiar with the concepts with which Dr Kuhn works. This book shines a light literally into the delicious darkness and seldom visited recesses of our minds with laser like precision and the steady hand of a surgeon to reveal deftly, thoughts and ways of being that serve us no longer. This she does with a fierce compassion and the soul intention of reconnecting us with our essential self and our own power to choose.
If you are not ready and willing to change, don't read this book. If you read this book, you will have either to shift or buy a good eye mask, because you will not be able to turn off the light that Dr. Kuhn turns on. An amazing and transformative journey awaits you.
Moreover, the coaching questions and practice areas at the end of each chapter are supportive and insight-giving as they help me (or my clients) nail down exactly what's true for me within each chapter's topic.
What makes this book genius is how accessible Dr. Kuhn makes the topics for the reader to grasp. Her personal and professional examples along with her personable writing style depicted each topic crystal clear.
I love how Dr. Kuhn distinguishes between making a choice and actually living into that choice. One of my many favorite quotes from the 1st chapter is, "You never find out who you truly are until you are willing to go for what you truly want. Anything and everything is possible."
Dr. Kuhn's book makes me want to seize every opportunity to live my life on the edge of my soul, strengthening the muscles of choice, discernment, and power as I joyously dance in the sea of the unknown. As she declares at the beginning of the book, "I propose that by reaching beyond your present level of perceived power, moving beyond your known strategies for getting by or getting through, you'll begin a life-altering journey, on in which you'll face yourself and all of your facades."
May it be.
Book is exceptionally user-friendly but don't be fooled, it is not elementary. Well-written in a style that makes the difficult task of understanding how "my way of being" contributes to how well my life is or isn't unfolding... much easier. The steady flow of well-timed questions allows the reader to gain traction and learn tools necessary to living a life of choice while negotiating occasional choppy water.
Recommend the book to my clients.
Vicki Panagotacos, MTP, CT
Life Coach and Grief & Loss Counselor
Los Altos, CA
Brenda Luther, Transformational Coach
This book is full of examples, stories and practical tips on how to turn breakdowns into breakthroughs in our life and make possible what seems impossible. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.
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Excellent book that really helped me to refine my coaching practice and work with clients. It has also been a tremendous support for me as an individual. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mrs. Stepford
Great writer. Straightforward and easy. Beautiful access to your own power. Uses personal insight and discovery to help you're own. Check it out.Published on May 22, 2014 by Devonne
Excellent book for anyone training to be a life-coach, love the coaching questions and exercises, they really keep you connected with what's going on in the book. Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by Amazon Customer
the book was great. The author has a generic voice. Thank you for your contribution to the subject. Easy read.Published on July 8, 2013 by Christina LaMar MS
Real good book....very well writen and the content is self explanatory and well conected.
very easy to get your self where you want
This book is a must read for anyone who questions their life-path. Do you wonder why you do the things you do? Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by Lauroli
While I am notably a collector of self-help books and most that I have only read once, Self-Empowerment 101 is a book I will refer to for years to come. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by K. Pettinger