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5.0 out of 5 stars Tap into Your Code To Joy, April 5, 2012
This review is from: Code to Joy: The Four-Step Solution to Unlocking Your Natural State of Happiness (Hardcover)
Do you constantly find yourself in unhealthy relationships? Do you have an unnatural and exaggerated fear of heights? Are you ever despondent for no particular reason? Do you sabotage your abundance time and again? Are you deathly afraid of getting lost? Or do you suffer from something different but nonetheless devastating?

This book, by noted psychologists Drs. George Pratt & Peter Lambrou (and coauthored by John David Mann), helps us dig deep into our subconscious in order to unlock the door to what's really holding us back.

In his foreword, famed talk-show host Larry King quotes coauthor Pratt:

"Whether it's an unresolved hurt, persistent low self-esteem, or vague sense of anxious unease, most of us struggle with some version of what we call the fog of distress. It clouds our lives, interfering with our relationships, our careers, even our health. And no matter how many hours you spend on the couch, talking it through just doesn't always do it."

"Why not?" asks King.

Pratt explains, "Because there's typically a disconnect between what we logically know about ourselves and the place in the brain where our emotions live. Sometimes you just can't get there from here. You have to find alternative ways to get that information to click."

Throughout the book, the authors discuss "energy psychology" and share dozens of case studies involving a wide assortment of personality challenges. The one constant in all these cases is that something deep in the subconscious, based on an event that happened long ago (and, in many cases, that is totally forgotten by the sufferer) has manifested in the current, debilitating challenge the person is experiencing.

According to the authors, there are seven -- what they refer to as -- "limiting beliefs," and at least one is at the root of whatever conscious form the problem has now taken. There are four steps that each sufferer is taken through. And while I'll name them...

Identify
Clear
Repattern
Anchor

...each step comes with its own set of instructions. The reader is taken through a series of exercises, and I have little doubt that if the reader followed them faithfully, he or she would most likely be able to work through what is keeping them from the happiness and joy the authors believe we were created to have.

Because (to paraphrase the authors) the subconscious is to the conscious "as an elephant is to a flea," the subconscious rules. This is something that most of us who have studied personal development know. However, along with compelling case studies and step-by-step instructions to work within this context, Pratt and Lambrou take it a step further. Their four-step process goes beyond addressing the mind and emotions and works directly with the biofield, at the cellular and energetic level. This is key!

This is an excellent book. At the very least, you'll find it to be a fascinating explanation as to how the mind works (and can play some devastating tricks on us) and, at best -- if you are willing to invest the time and energy in following their instructions -- you could make some hugely positive changes in your life.
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