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The Secret Wisdom of Ancient Parables: Lessons for Living Positively by [Stanley Siegel]

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"The Secret Wisdom of Ancient Parable is like a personal trainer for your soul. Chapter titles, such as 'Thought Errors' and 'Transference', help the read through each of those specific problems. The book does this first with a Tao-te-Ching-esque parable, which may seem like it has nothing to do with the actual problem addressed in the chapter title. Siegel's commentary follows, and this is where the healing can actually begin. ... Plus, the cute drawings throughout the book are parables in and of themselves." - Anetropi Health

"The parables alone in this book are profound, entertaining, easy to read. Upon taking a second look, each story would actually make a perfect bed time story for children. Plus, the book includes brilliant illustrations that correspond to each parable. While seemingly simple on the surface, each story takes on an ulterior meaning when Siegel adds his commentary afterwards. The story suddenly goes from a cute 1-2 page passage to a transformative piece of advice that can be applied to anyone's life. For anyone who has ever read any of Siegel's other books, he is professional when it comes to mindfully picking apart any content in order to reveal the deeper subtext, like a surgeon preparing to remove a few malignant tumors from a patient. ... This is the best self-improvement book that I have read and one that I will keep with me always." - New York eBook Examiner 

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01GQPYYNQ
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 19, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2342 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 72 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Stanley Siegel, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, author, lecturer, and life coach. He is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine and Alternative Therapists Network. His is the former Director of Education and Senior Faculty member of New York's Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy.[

After creating and writing the "Families" column for Newsday, he went on to author three popular books: The Patient Who Cured His Therapist and Other Unconventional Stories Of Therapy (Penguin/Dutton 1992; Penguin/Plume, 1993; Marlowe and company, 1999) which have been translated into 5 languages, Uncharted Lives: Understanding The Life Passages Of Gay Men (Penguin/Dutton, 1994; Penguin/Plume 1995), and Your Brain on Sex: How Smarter Sex Can Change Your Life ( Sourcebooks, 2012). In May 2016, The Secret Wisdom of Ancient Parables: Lessons for Living Positively was published by New Consciousness Media the parent company of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine.

Siegel has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Adelphi University, and the University of California, Berkeley; was the founding Director of the Family Studies Center in Huntington, New York, and has served as a consultant to hospitals and mental health centers throughout the country.

Regularly quoted in the media, he has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America several times, as well as many other television and radio programs, and has acted as a consultant for film and television. Siegel was invited on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss "How Healers Heal Themselves."

Following a passion for classical and contemporary dance.He served as the Dance Editor of Show Business Magazine, writing weekly dance reviews and reporting on the contemporary dance scene.His daughter, Alyssa Siegel, LPC lives in Portland, Oregon and is a contributor to Your Brain on Sex.

With nearly 50 years of experience in the field of psychology, Siegel has developed an unconventional and tradition-challenging approach to psychotherapy that is highly regarded.

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