Book Review Post Traumatic De-Stress

9781742845135_CoverTitle: Post Traumatic De-Stress
Author: Pat Joce
Genre: Healing, Spritiualism, Mind Body & Spirit, Non-Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Post Traumatic De-stress is a self-support tool for those impacted from a loss event. The book is written from the perspective of a Loss Survivor and it is not a medical reference. The unique feature of this book is that it is presented as a personal journal of a Loss Survivor and allows for the reader to journalise their own loss journey. The character of the Loss Survivor is fictitious however the journal entries of this character are based on true accounts of loss experience. The content of the book focuses on the particular phases of life after a loss event, which include: • Understanding loss • Knowing and monitoring your loss thoughts and feelings • Using support strategies to manage your loss thoughts and feelings • Communicating your loss story • Managing life after loss • Loss realisation and awareness The book promotes is the critical importance for the Loss Survivor to seek professional medical advice as soon as possible after experiencing a traumatic event.

Having gone through several loss events already, I know how tough it is to deal with that loss, to heal from it, to let go of all the conflicting emotions you feel connected to it. Reading Post Traumatic De-Stress felt like reading the book I should’ve read when I first went through something like this. I needed this book right then, but unfortunately I didn’t have access to it yet. People going through loss, suffering from anger, depression, and all the emotions that follow a loss event, should definitely read this one.

What I enjoyed the most was how the book was written from the POV of a Loss Survivor. It reads a little like a journal/diary while at the same time providing insight. Recovering from loss is a tough journey, and I do feel this book can help if you’re going through this.


Book Review: Seachange @ Work by Linda James

23132069Title: Seachange @ Work: Discover what a difference an energised day makes!

Author: Linda James

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help, Mind, Body and Spirit

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Seachange @ Work brings ancient wisdom and energy techniques into the modern workplace to reshape our work habits, rejuvenate the work environment and create more personal energy. Author Linda Mary James has tailored this book for the 21st century workplace so the concepts can be incorporated seamlessly into the daily routine.

Linda shows readers how to track and manage their energy levels throughout the working day. She also looks afresh at the modern corporate environment, introducing the concept of the energy system of a business to illustrate the importance of a well-balanced workplace.

Seachange @ Work is structured around a typical working day. The book starts with the journey to work, takes readers through their working day and shows how to:

  • Create an ideal working day
  • Arrive at work feeling fresh and ready to take on the day
  • Understand the chakra energy of your business
  • Identify key areas that would benefit from an increase in energy flow
  • Create a supportive working environment
  • Easily introduce the beneficial effects of colour, gemstones/crystals, essential oils, flower essences, sound etc into your workplace
  • Be your authentic self in the workplace
  • See working relationships from a different angle
  • Maintain high productive energy all day.
  • Arrive home with energy to enjoy the rest of day
  • Work with passion and purpose

Each chapter provides clear, easy-to-follow guidance 5 minute exercises designed to help readers gain a greater awareness of their environment and develop the basic skills to sense and work with the energy around them. In this practical and engaging book, Linda James shows how, with small adjustments, readers will bring authentic, positive changes and increased energy to their working day.

Seachange @ Work offers an interesting take on how to create more energy, how to rejuvenate the work environment, and how to change your workplace so you can gain more energy while working. Since I mostly work at home, where I set my own hours, my own routine, and where no one checks up on my progress, I often struggle finding sufficient energy to work, or to complete all my chores for the day. I can see some of the techniques described in this book working for me, while others, I’m skeptical about, but willing to give a shot anyway.

The book also mentions chakras, gemstones and crystals, and while I’m usually quite skeptical about that kind of things, I wouldn’t mind giving it a try anyway. I particularly liked the exercises the book offers, as I’m a practical person, and I rather put theory to practise.

It’s an interesting, well-written book with a lot of practical uses, and it inspired me to try some of the tips myself.