I Know I'm In There Somewhere

Helene Brenner, PhD - Author

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ISBN 9781440626814 | 320 pages | 03 May 2004 | Gotham Trade Paperback | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A Psychological Guidebook for Women in the 21st Century

Does life keep distracting you from acknowledging what you feel, what you need, and what you want? Are you too busy listening to what everyone else wants—your husband or boyfriend, your kids, your parents, your friends, or boss, even what the media tells us to be—to the point that you no longer know what you want?

You’re not the only one.

Based on her work with over a thousand women across the country, psychologist Helene G. Brenner has learned that women feel the impulse to accommodate, adapt and mold themselves to serve others at their own expense. Her solution is an invigorating new approach to women's psychology. The key to transformation, she explains, is not self-improvement, but self-acceptance—affirming and validating what we truly feel and experience and who we already are. Dr. Brenner shows women how to discover and express what they truly want and value, guiding you toward your own Inner Voice. I Know I’m In There Somewhere will show you:
- How to embrace, rather than fix, the Inner Voice that has been there all along
- How to distinguish the Outer Voices (the expectations of the people around you) from Your Inner Voice (the voice of your true self that goes beyond intuition and guides you wisely towards what is right for you)
- What to do when you feel that the essence of who you are is being stifled by external demands and expectations
- Why trying to change yourself doesn’t work, and why gentle acceptance of yourself and all of your feelings is the gateway to lasting change.

Filled with lively case studies, surprising insights, loads of practical advice and powerful "innercizes" to help readers access and live from their own inner voice, this book offers women a whole new way to relate to themselves, improve their relationships and create the lives they truly want.

This is the…book women have been waiting for—a book that understands women and their emotions, inside and out…a must for real women living in the real world, looking for ways to hold on to their authentic selves in the midst of imperfect lives and relationships. (Laura Davis, author of The Courage to Heal)

Helene Brenner’s book... touches all the truths I am aware of. This book can help you become fearless, start living an authentic life, and save you from a host of afflictions. (Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Prescriptions for Living)

We humans have been accumulating inner wisdom and increasing goodness for several million years. How is it that we so easily lose touch with this side of who we are? Dr. Helene Brenner has done something very important. She shows us how to identify our inner powers and strengths and live from them. Listen up, men: This one's for you too. (Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Beyond the Body, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words)

If there's only one book you read this year, let it be this one. Put yourself in the hands of a wise and gentle master therapist who can help you awaken the power and clarity you've always known you could feel... but didn't know how. Many books say they can change your life--this one really will. (Ann Weiser Cornell, author of The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing)

Brenner offers women realistic ways to pursue dreams, encouraging them to accept and interpret their feelings and then guiding them into action…it is empowering. (Eleanor Stables, The Washingtonian)

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