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In this instructive and uplifting narrative, Dr. Barry explores how to recover from loss, trauma, grief, and loneliness by helping readers identify their emotions and providing the steps to emotionally heal yourself.
When we experience trauma, loss or grief the pain can feel as if it will last forever. We begin to wonder if our old selves—the ones who felt hope and happiness and joy—are lost to us. And our emotions can lead us into damaging behaviours that compound our problems. Dr Harry Barry acknowledges there is no magic wand that will take our pain away completely, but he uses his clinical experience, combined with cognitive behavioural therapy, to show that emotional healing is always possible.
You can put yourself back together with the simple exercises and straightforward advice that have helped countless others. Healing is the process of restoring the healthy mind and body of someone in distress, and Dr. Barry offers a holistic approach to the whole person.
Emotional Healing is a practical, compassionate companion for anyone who feels that their emotional wounds are preventing them from fully embracing life. Learn to feel like yourself again.
About the Author
Dr. Harry Barry is a highly respected author and physician, with over three decades of experience as a GP. With a keen interest in the area of mental health and suicide prevention, he is the international bestselling author of numerous books addressing various aspects of mental health including anxiety, depression, and toxic stress. This is his first book to be published in America. Dr. Barry lives in Ireland.
"Dr. Barry offers hope to anyone willing to face their fears and do the work. Much-needed guidance in today’s turbulent world."
"An intensely powerful book filled with clear tools to help us survive and cope with some of the most profound moments in our lives. Moving and thoughtful."
— Bruce Daisley, author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller The Joy of Work
"Another fantastic book from Dr Barry, this time focused on emo- tional healing. The book deals with understanding and tackling negative emotions including dealing with very painful and difficult topics such as the death of a partner or child. A personal touch is brought throughout the book and it is both a very interesting and enriching read."
— Professor Catherine Harmer, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford
"In a sea of self-help nonsense, Emotional Healing is truly an inspirational book and a practical ‘how to’ guide. Dr Harry Barry is the best in the business so when he says you can emotionally heal your life – believe him."
— Niamh Horan
"Emotional Healing is a refreshingly helpful book for anyone who is seeking to have a better understanding of their emotional life and wellbeing . . . for anyone struggling with emotional problems or distress it has the potential to be a powerful self-empowering and transformative book."
— Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, social campaigner, author and founder of Focus Ireland and the Sanctuary Meditation Centre
"The strategies outlined by Dr Harry for responding to such upheavals can help us develop the emotional resilience to put ourselves ‘back together again’ and recover the ability to not only take care of ourselves, but those we love."
— Professor Larry Culpepper, Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
"This is rock-solid, practical advice on how to heal yourself emotionally by a fine GP who knows his brain science and has long experience of helping people find their way through emotional crises. Above all, he does not medicalize the mind but instead offers a powerfully humane array of first-rate advice."
— Professor Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin and author of The Stress Test
I love this book. Emotional Healing will give so much hope and practical help to so many who feel adrift in life, convinced that nothing can fix them . . . This book can change your life. It teaches us to fix ourselves."
— Cathy Kelly, author and UNICEF ambassador