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By Chris Goodchild

This fantastically illustrated, relocating and revelatory publication will motivate readers to work out that it is usually that which supplies us the inner most sorrow in lifestyles which can convey us the best pleasure. 'Welcome to my global. i've got autism. 'But A Painful present isn't approximately my autism. it's in regards to the fight to be really ourselves on the planet. To be totally human, to the touch humans and to be touched by means of humans in go back. 'Autism is a blessing, a proficient method of seeing the area. it's also deeply misunderstood. there's a lot speak of discovering a treatment for autism, however it is barely our lack of ability to simply accept distinction that cries out to be remedied. 'Although autism is a present, it may be a painful reward. i've got shared my woundedness in complete so you will be given the energy to deliver to mild your woundedness. nice love and nice soreness are a part of the non secular trip. affliction cannot in basic terms holiday us down, it may possibly additionally holiday us open. This ebook is a pilgrimage of the brain to the center and is an affidavit to the truth that it isn't the absence of disease that makes us who we're, yet our faithfulness in adversity that's the deeper degree. 'My private prayer is that each one who learn this e-book could be encouraged to determine that it's always that which supplies us the inner most sorrow in lifestyles which may deliver us the best joy.' Christopher Goodchild

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All the positive thinking and affirmations work I had done in recent months now looked as if I was just rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. I was on a collision course. This wise old lady knew well that I had just hit an iceberg, and I was sinking fast, my life being thrown overboard. My personas, characters, everything seemed to be floating in an angry and violent sea that threatened to take me under. We worked together for what seemed like an eternity, piecing back together the fragments of my splintered self.

My head was full of demons screaming at me; my soul offered no resistance. I was taken over by death. Having read and studied the poets and religious writers in my attempt to learn the language of desolation, I had come across the writings of Emile Durkheim, who was the founding father of modern sociology and author of Suicide, which has now become a classic and authoritative work, widely acknowledged as the most penetrating and insightful of any such study. I had a burning desire to end my suffering in this life.

From further observation of other people, he went on to brilliantly devise a practical and pragmatic approach to releasing tension throughout the whole body. However, what fascinated me was that this way of observing and correcting ourselves was completely unlike all other relaxation techniques, in that at the core of its teaching was a way of breaking free of our habitual reaction to stimuli, and learning a new approach to life by applying the Alexander technique principles of constructive conscious control.

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