In this unique book, the reader is provided with a description of the unfolding of the adoptee's personality from birth, detailing each developmental milestone along the way, followed by different methods of healing the adoptee's wounds, including inner child work, visualizations, healing affirmations, and anger management. Every chapter includes a Myths and Realities of adoption section, a summary of the chapter and exercises to do one's own.
"Joe Soll has probably worked with adoptees and first parents more than anyone else on the planet. His approach has always involved empathy, intuition and introspection, without which dialogue runs dry. Few know the depth of the adoptee and first parent experience as well as Joe Soll, especially the dark side, where loss and loneliness reside.
Combining his experience, or perhaps we should say wisdom, with current therapeutic approaches, Joe creates an environment where growth can occur. Read his work, try it out, see how it works for you." - Robert Andersen, M.D., psychiatrist, author of Second Choice: Growing Up Adopted and A Bridge Less Travelled: Twice Visited
"Some books are so good that you can even forgive your friend for "borrowing" your copy and never giving it back. Adoption Healing ... a path to recovery by Joe Soll is one such book." - Jane Jeong Trenka, Journal of Korean Adoption Studies
"As an author, teacher, and therapist, Joe Soll has brought the essence of adoption, its inherent pain to pen. His words offer counsel for the tragic separation that has occurred in the sacred union of mother and child." - Jane Guttman, DC, author of The Gift Wrapped in Sorrow.
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"Some books are so good that you can even forgive your friend for "borrowing" your copy & never giving it back. Adoption Healing, a path to recovery by Joe Soll is one such book". (Journal of Korean Adoption Study)
"Joe Soll has probably worked with adoptees and first parents more than anyone else on the planet. Few know the depth of the adoptee & first parent experience as well as Joe Soll". (Robert Andersen, MD)
"As an author, teacher, therapist, Joe Soll has brought the essence of adoption, its inherent pain to pen. His words offer counsel for the tragic separation of mother and child". (Jane Guttman, DC)
Useful and recommended resource, but all based on some limited tenets from author. Quite repetitive
I am at a loss to understand why anyone would recommend this book. As an adoptive parent and surrounded by adoptees both my own and friends, the journey is a personal one. This book be written with the bias toward someone who is very bitter and singly about The authors bitterness and belief that there are only young parents who can't afford to keep their child and adoptive parents who could not have biological children. I have many adoptive friends. The majority of whom have no interest in meeting their birth parents. And half of those that did meet their birth. It was a whirlpool experience for them.
The opinions and believes are of one very defined stream. They don't discuss the many pros and cons of each item that she goes through. I much prefer other books and courses
"Amamzing !Told my story I never had words to share"
Yes , yes, yes its the best
100% the best
The whole book moved me helped to feel the feelings I thought I wasn't allowed to feel. Very healing.
Thank you for the work you put into this book, I never knew how to explain how I have always felt about being adopted and this book did it for me
As an adoptee this book gave a lot of insight on feelings I have had. I will recommend it to other adoptees.
"Good material if you can stay awake"
Only if I can use a speed control - this reader would be great for an insomnia treatment book.
The book is instructional, not narrative.
Mike Chamberlain. He is an excellent reader, and an appropriate choice since the author is male.
The book is instructional, not narrative.
The reader was easy to understand and had no accent, but she seemed to blod through this book like a sleepwalker. Perhaps she felt the intended listener would be an adopted newborn?
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