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7 Keys to Connection: How to Move Beyond the Physical and Emotional Trauma of a Disconnected Culture
Freeman, Joy Lynn
Soundstar Productions / Softcover / 2018-06-01 / 0962386170
Internal Family Systems Therapy / Trauma (Self-Help)
price: $25.50
298 pages
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Learn to heal the Wounds of Childhood Trauma and our Disconnected Culture. Be led to find freedom from persistent patterns of emotions, health and even addictions. Gain a deep understanding of yourself, your motivations, and even your conflicting emotions. Many tools lead to true self love and compassion that can transform the toughest of wounds.

Review Quotes:
"Seven Keys to Connection is a profound work integrating decades of personal growth work with extensive research of what Joy calls "The Great Disconnect." She shines light on the dysfunctional characteristics of our industrialized technological culture, one which greatly influences our collective tendency toward addictive behavior. Joy speaks vulnerably to her own transformative journey and invites the reader to experience self-love and compassion, while taking full responsibility for the lives we create.
This masterful work provides a road map with extensive tools and processes to lead us home to our true nature, free of guilt, shame and dysfunctional patterns. Our energy is then liberated to express our life purpose and contribute to the transformation of our culture. As free, integrated, and balanced human beings, we can steward the emergence of a soul-centric co- creative culture, one that empowers our uniqueness, honors the sacred and is deeply fulfilling." Katharine Roske The Co-Creator's Handbook 2.0

" Dr. Freeman integrates a vast collection of insights to give us a path toward healing the multilayered fragments we all grapple with in this massive, out-of-control technological civilization. Hers is a truly integrative mind." Chellis Glendinning Ph.D, Psychologist and author of My Name Is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization and other books

"Joy Freeman's book 7 Keys to Connection is a gem. The book is counter shaming in its down to earth out of the box approach. So many have been on a lifelong journey toward wholeness and connecting longing for a deep inner connection with self and ultimately a deeper connections with each other. 7 Keys to Connection will help you get there." Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT, BCT Co-Creator Healing Shame Workshops

"Joy is a compassionate teacher with an ability to break things down into simplified and organized steps. She has a nonjudgmental loving heart with a discerning intelligent brain to help people access their full potential. Her way of expressing makes complex psychological concepts easy to understand. Having experienced her work with Internal Family Systems therapy, (that she writes about in this book), along with her own intuitive guidance uncovered some powerful revelations that were not accessible prior to our work. I recommend Joy in all of her expressive therapies and compassionate guidance roles and I especially recommend reading this book." L.M.K., Founder of Zen Health

It will never cease to amaze me how in sync I am with your book. I find myself turning to it when a crisis appears. Each time I am led to the exact section I need in that moment and it is like every word on the page was written just for me and customized to meet my needs. Today I was led to the section on setting boundaries and being codependent. It was just what I needed to help me gain the strength to get genuinely excited about my new journey moving forward into the world. That coupled with some of your personal stories has me in total awe of the book in my life." --C.B., counseling client


Table of Contents:
Introduction: Emotional Pain, Physical Conditions,
Addictions, and the 7 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

Chapter 1: Roots of Addiction and Pain--
Cultural and Personal Trauma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Chapter 2: Soulcentric Developmental Wheel--
What are Your Missing Tasks? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Chapter 3: Key 1 Feeling Your Feelings--
Demystifying Emotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Chapter 4: Internal Family Systems (IFS)--
Greater Understanding of the Dynamics Within . . . 87

Chapter 5: Key 2 Developing the Witness--
Transforming the Inner Critic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Chapter 6: Key 3 What It Means to Love Ourselves--
How to Counter Shame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Chapter 7: Key 4 The Art and Power of Surrender--
Integrating the Spiritual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Chapter 8: Key 5 Right Brain Integration--
Soul Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Chapter 9: Key 6 Practices--
Committing to Healthy Routines . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Chapter 10: Key 7 Foundation of Trust--
The Ability to Take Risks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193

Chapter 11: Key 7 Continued The Give Back--
Worldly Soul Expression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

Chapter 12: Magic Happens--
Where You Have Been and Where You are Headed . 227

Chapter 13: IFS Dialog Process--
Moving from Egocentric to Soulcentric . . . . . . . . .235

Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265

About the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

About the Author:

Dr. Joy L. Freeman's professional research and life long journey to self-healing have dramatically shifted her own life and the many lives she has touched. She teaches the essential actions to move beyond a dysfunctional childhood, a disconnected culture, and even core shame. Joy Lynn Freeman D.C., Ph.D. (cand.), knows the concept of "body/mind in the most thorough way - from both sides of the equation. Prior to her entry into the field of psycho-emotional healing, Dr. Joy had been a practicing natural physician, as a holistic chiropractor. After many years of in-depth immersion into the world of deeper causal factors of suffering - physically, emotionally and spiritually, Joy now specializes in somatic and expressive arts oriented and trauma informed psycho-emotional therapies. Along with this, she integrates shame and trauma work and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. Her post graduate work was focused on Vocal and Creative Expression as medium for Transformation. In addition to her latest book, 7 Keys to Connection: How to Move Beyond the Physical and Emotional Trauma of a Disconnected Culture, she is also the author of Express Yourself: Discover Your Inner Truth, Creative Self and the Courage to Let It Out, two music CDs of original songs and a series of five yoga videos: Back-care-cise. She also created and led many transformational workshops and retreats including Quantum Shift Retreats, incorporating expressive arts, deep process, ritual and nature. As a powerful agent for change, Joy facilitates both personally and in group with a warmth, zest, and passion that spreads to all whom she contacts. Employing her earnest caring, natural abilities, and extensive skills, Dr. Joy has helped her clients find their buried emotions, deeper truths, and has supported many out of deep and challenging places. Her unique work and heartful presence creates an acceptance and safety that assists others in finding the courage to express their authentic and creative selves, find their voices, speak their truth, and follow their callings. Joy expresses her creative self as a dancer, singer, drummer, and speaker. She also has a unique gift in creating a safe space for others to free their expression utilizing singing, dancing and drumming. Her greatest joy is to support others in finding their creative, expressive, free and vital selves.

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