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Neurosculpting, by Lisa Wimberger.

February 3, 2015

Neurosculpting:A Whole-brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness, by Lisa Wimberger.  Sounds True (2015), Paperback, 242 pages.

3 Stars

A guide to increasing mind-body wholeness through rational understanding of the latest science about the brain and through imaginative understanding of the emotions.

For over 30 years, Lisa Wimberger had sudden seizures that left her unconscious. Finally she was able to stop these attacks using new information about the plasticity of the brain which provided a secure base from which she worked. Her own visions and images contributed stories and images for understanding her problems and resolving them. From her own experience, she developed a process called “Neurosculpting” which she shares with others who also suffer from the various problems of mind-body misalignment.    Wimberger is part of an institute that offers classes, workshops and online learning in which she shares her healing with others and offer a path out of their suffering.  This book is an addition to that work.

Wimberger is a strong advocate of the need for the mind and body to communicate in healing. Although not a doctor or a scientist, she has a strong grasp of the physical malfunctions that are involved when stress drives the body into self-protection and rigidity. Her discussion of emotional healing is firmly within the mainstream of the psychological mainstream. So are the exercises she suggests for journal writing, imaging, and changing thought patterns in ways that can aid our brains to reshape themselves in healing ways.

Neurosculpting is one of many books today that offer aid for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mind-body disorders. Sounds True, which published this guide, has a solid history of publishing some of the best of  these as well as tapes and videos.  What sets this book apart is the way in which Wimberger uses her own story of suffering and release as part of her narrative of healing. Her book would be particularly helpful to individuals and their families trying to understand and cope with trauma.  Wimberger offers a good introduction and a course of action which can be followed along with or without medical assistance.  Some readers will find it helpful in dealing with trauma and with less debilitating mind body dysfunction.  Other books, such as those by Judith Herman and  Bessel van der Kolk, may be more useful for those wanting a more comprehensive account of such problems and their various treatments.

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  1. February 3, 2015 4:35 pm

    Trauma Trails, Recreating Songlines by Judy Atkinson is a great companion to this book as it deals with transgenerational trauma, especially through colonisation of indigenous peoples. Do you know Judy’s book?

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