What if your overwhelming emotions hold the keys to your success?
gDo you control your feelings or do your feelings control you? Many people allow guilt, anger, or self-criticism to dominate their inner lives and adversely affect their relationships. Maybe you’ve tried to deny these aspects of yourself that you don’t like. You might insist, “I need to get over it,” or “I’ve got to stop thinking that way.” But this approach rarely works. In fact, it usually makes things worse. You want to exemplify wholeness, but don’t always know how to bring calm to the turmoil within.
In Boundaries for Your Soul, Christian counselors Kimberly Miller and Alison Cook describe their faith-based adaptation of the popular Internal Family Systems (IFS) model— a process of bringing peace to your inner world.
"Is there a Spirit-led self within you that emanates love and can lead your inner and outer life? Is it possible to love your inner enemies in the same way that Jesus extolled you to love your outer ones? In this beautifully-written book, Cook and Miller not only show you how to do that but also make a strong case that doing so creates enormous inner transformation and peace, turning former enemies into valuable allies. I am thrilled with the way they have translated my work for a Christian audience and believe this book is an extremely important contribution to our culture’s healing."
Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Developer of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model of Psychotherapy
"Boundaries for Your Soul offers us a wellspring of desperately longed-for imagery and actions that provide the opportunity for real change in real time and space. For all of those parts of us that have been waiting our entire lives to hear the call to come home and take their proper place and purpose of healing, wholeness, and creativity, I cannot think of a better place to start."
Curt Thompson, MD
psychiatrist and author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame
Learn how to welcome God into the troubling parts of your soul.
You can turn your shame to joy, anger to advocacy, and your inner critic into your biggest champion. Boundaries for Your Soul includes powerful anecdotes, helpful exercises, an engaging quiz, and opportunities for personal reflection. Gathering the wisdom of the authors’ 25 years of combined clinical practice, biblical studies, and advanced education, experience a journey to become the loving, authentic, joyful person you were created to be.
“Living in the freedom of an integrated life with God is a refreshing priority. This includes transforming the inner garden of the soul, even the weeds. Thanks to Cook and Miller, we now have in our hands this gentle, transformational journey that leads us graciously into healthy internal boundaries of Spirit-led self-leadership.”