Comments about the book
Energy works is a wonderful resource for those
who are seeking personal and spiritual development.Drawing from
a wide range of theories and psychotherapeutic processes it
offers readers many valuable self help processes and offers
down to earth explanations to demystify the world of psychotherapy.
Definitely a book to "experience" and "be"
with. Highly recommended and well worth several reads. I recommend
to therapists, clients and students alike.
Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Supervisor &
This book has been an inspiration, I have worked
with energy for a relatively short time and this gave me the
insight into the whole picture.
The book can be read in short pieces whilst one is doing inner
work, it is easy to understand even though in depth, I have
received some fantastic experiences and feelings of great peace
and above all self awareness and the ability to self heal.
Dear Teresa and Graham,
Thank you so much for the work and love you put into Energy
Works! I really revelled in the book. Reading others' SKHM experiences
started triggering me and opening my heart! :O) I have been
working with Patrick for a while now and hope to soon be teaching.
I would love to meet you in my travels in the All Love world.
If Spain really goes non-smoking I may travel to one of your
classes when Patrick is there. :O) I did want to tell you what
I told Patrick. If the book ever goes into a second printing
I hope you will let Patrick rewrite his introduction. It doesn't
show his heart and brilliance. It is the only part of the book
I did not fully enjoy. Other than that I was in heaven, or more
accurately All Love! :O) Many blessings to you both for what
you are doing!
I know the authors. They are delightful, and
special, people. It is, though, despite that fondness that I
write this review, not because of it.
I am always nervous reading friends’ work.
If it stinks … Well, there are only so many variations
on ‘What can I say?’! I’m delighted to say
that, in this case, such anxieties were allayed almost as soon
as I started to read.
Teresa is a psychiatrist who sets big store
by the spiritual and metaphysical. She thus invites comparisons
to be drawn with the late Scott Peck. It is a measure of the
book’s worth that she can stand, and easily, such comparison.
For those, like me, who have read ‘The
Road Less Travelled’ and loved it, it is an excellent
companion-piece, where both shed further light on each other.
For those, like certain friends of mine, who have read ‘The
Road Less Travelled’ and loathed it, it would, I think,
be a less grating introduction to self-improvement. To those
who have never read Peck’s book, or even heard of it,
it would provide an easily digestible guide-book into the infinitely
fascinating, and desperately important, task of knowing ourselves.
‘Energy Works’ is sub-titled ‘Initiation
Without a Master’. Its sort-of sub-plot is to introduce
the reader to a form of spiritual practice called ‘SKHM’.
And I’m sure it does so admirably. But I really don’t
think you need to be in the least bit interested in SKHM to
derive considerable benefits from the book. Indeed this introduction
is not, to me, the book’s essence. Which is: to start
to introduce you to yourself.
Polonius’s dictate ‘Unto thine own
self be true’ has been inscribed over one of the healthier
portals of the 21st Century. There is a rather touching belief
that, in order to be true unto yourself, you need do no more
than be aware of the axiom. The truth is, that being true to
ourselves is probably the single greatest challenge any one
of us is going to face. And most of the manuals on how to accomplish
it, whilst plentiful, are mostly lamentable.
‘Energy Works’ is not lamentable.
Not by a long, long chalk. Its language is deceptively simple,
and complicated wheels-within-wheels situations are depicted
and dissected with jargon-free clarity and no little humour.
It has long been a source of pride to me that
I could count Teresa and Graham amongst my friends. That pride
has only been deepened by the fact that they have written such
a splendid, and important, book.
Author, Film director.
I happened to visit a large book shop because
in Israel, books in English are quite expensive and there isnt
much of a selection in my field. I happened to have noted your
book on the shelf!
When I flipped through a few pages, my eyes fell on the description
of the Shenu meditation. My legs became like wet noodles. I
couldn't believe I was reading what I have just recently started
doing about two months ago.
In my counseling and healing practice I was requesting for a
better system of healing. Suddenly a few months ago I found
myself standing beside my patient and I visualized this stream
of light that reached the heavens and the earth. They showed
me that it was Mother Earth and the elements and Father Sky.
When the energy met at my heart, the force that flowed through
my hands was like electricity. The patients had many positive
reactions, but I think I got the best part of it....
I have completed reading your book, and I was wondrously touched
by all that you both wrote.
"The power of life is in your heart and mind"
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