Steve Taylor discusses his book Extraordinary Awakenings: From Trauma to Transformation.
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Extraordinary Awakenings is a compelling investigation of how intense psychological suffering can lead to a dramatic shift into a new, expansive identity. Why do some people who experience the worst that life has to offer respond not by breaking down but by shifting up, into a higher-functioning, awakened state? Perhaps more importantly, how can we emulate their transformations? Over many years of observing and studying the phenomenon of life-changing awakening through extreme suffering, Steve coined the term ‘transformation through turmoil’. He calls these people ‘shifters’ and here shares dozens of their amazing stories.
In addition, Steve uncovers the psychological processes that explain these miraculous rebirths after years of struggle or devastating loss, addiction, or imprisonment. He highlights a number of lessons and guidelines that the shifters offer us. Readers will find not only riveting stories of transformation that show the amazing resilience of the human spirit, but also hope and guidance to call on during their own struggles, together with inspiration, and profound food for thought.
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