Friday, October 10, 2008

Irene Watson Author of the Sitting Swing

Were you raised by overprotective parents?

Is there someone in your life who tries to manipulate you by not allowing you to be who you are and find your own path in life?

It’s amazing how much influence our parents, the church, or a spouse can have over us even after we are adults. Breaking an unhealthy relationship bond can be painful, but very liberating.

Codependency teaches a person that they have no rights or decision making power. Many times the person ends up being mistreated by others because they won’t or can’t take up for themselves for fear of making things worse.

Most people struggle for freedom from time to time whether it is in a situation, a relationship, or just disentangling from a limited, fear-based belief. How do we learn to speak up for ourselves without exploding when we can take it no longer? How can we set boundaries without hurting someone’s feelings or should we love ourselves enough not to care what others think? Where is the balance?

If you are in a situation where your emotional life is being snuffed out, this interview with therapist and author Irene Watson will help you begin your path to healing and being the person you truly want to be!

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Irene Watson, author of The Sitting Swing: Finding Wisdom to Know the Difference was born and raised in a tiny hamlet of Reno in the northern area of the province of Alberta in Canada. Irene wrote about growing up in a semi-abusive home to finally accepting that experience as a path to a spiritual understanding of life.

Irene is the Managing Editor of Reader Views, where avid readers can find reviews of recently published books as well as read interviews with authors. Her team of reviewers carefully reads each book and posts their honest opinion.

Irene received her Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology from Saint Edward's University in Austin and her Master of Arts, with honors, in Liberal Studies: Psychology, from Regis University in Denver.

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Book Synopsis

Irene Watson's pretentious life could go no further until she faced her past. Her moving and inspiring memoir begins at the end, in a recovery center, where she has gone to understand a childhood fraught with abuse, guilt, and uncertainty. Her powerful story is a testament that it’s never too late to change your life, never too late to heal. The Sitting Swing shows us how guilt, fear and ignorance are borne by our children. Two distinct parts of the book look at an abusive child rearing and the process of recovery that takes place years later. On many levels this is a classic story showing us that change, growth, forgiveness and recovery are possible. It is also a heartwarming healing story and a testament to the strength and courage of the human spirit. In the end it gives hope and freedom to those that accept the past and move forward by rewriting life scripts that have been passed down for generations.

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