“A simple but penetrating perspective on transforming our childhood pain and confusion into strength and clarity.”—Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh offers unique insights on how mindfulness practice can encourage wellness and balanced mental health, and help heal childhood suffering and trauma. With personal stories, techniques for dealing with old and new situations, and advice for building strong and long-lasting relationships, Reconciliation is full of concrete practices for healing the inner child. Nhat Hanh shows how mindfulness can transform anger, sadness, and fear and allow joy and tranquility to flourish.
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One of our most compassionate visionaries illuminates the path toward healing our inner wounds and creating a reconnection with others and ourselves. Soak in Thich Nhat Hanh’s words of wisdom.—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Mindsight
Thich Nhat Hanh offers readers effective ways to come to peace with painful life experiences. His loving approach is grounded in a deep wisdom about life’s unavoidable challenges, and the true happiness that is possible for each of us. —Rick Hanson, PhD, Buddha’s Brain
…applies Buddhist priciples and practices to the important work of healing childhood wounds. A lovely book of profound compassion. —Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC, Healing from Trauma
Not everyone has the perfect childhood, but it shouldn’t put a damper on the rest of your life. Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child is a spiritual and philosophical guide from Thich Nhat Hanh who provides much to consider when one is facing the pain of their childhood, and how to look past the negative impacts of our youth to find our lives and live them to the ultimate fullest in the long term. Although Reconciliation draws upon Buddhist principles, its wisdom is intended to aid readers of all faiths and backgrounds. Reconciliation is an insightful and recommended addition to any inspirational and self-help collection.—Midwest Book Review
Many of us still have a wounded child alive within us. Our wounds may have been caused by our father or our mother. Our father may have been wounded as a little boy, too. Because he did not know how to heal the wounds from his childhood, he has transmitted his wounds to us. If we do not know how to transform and heal the wounds in ourselves, we are going to transmit them to our children and grandchildren. This is why we have to go back to the wounded child in us, to help him or her heal.
Your wounded child may represent several generations. Maybe your parents and grandparents had the same problem. If you generate the energy of mindfulness, understanding, and compassion for your wounded child, you will suffer much less.