Tales from the Known Kingdoms by Lyn Q. Taryn
Adventures in Self-Understanding

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Tales from the Known Kingdoms is a self-help book with a difference. It uses a collection of teaching tales set in mythical and magical kingdoms to explain widespread psychological blocks to achieving peace of mind and happiness. It takes you on a journey through common misunderstandings and hidden patterns that keep people unhappy and stuck in their lives. Known Kingdoms is both entertaining and accessible as it guides you to look at your life from a different angle.
Topics covered in Known Kingdoms include: thoughts and beliefs - and how they create personal reality; understanding emotional reactions; the question of ‘who am I?’; the pursuit of happiness; understanding everyday stress, depression & grief; letting go of childhood issues; boundaries; control & personal responsibility; people pleasing; perfectionism; defensiveness; commitment phobia; using creative imagination for change; parenting models old and new and parenting misconceptions.
For those interested in self development, yet not sure where to begin, Known Kingdoms also surveys some popular approaches to self-growth. These include traditional psychological and motivational methods, ‘Managing Vibration’ for those into spiritual growth, and the psychological side of ‘Seeking Enlightenment’ in the framework of Eastern Psychology.
Known Kingdoms is an introduction to useful psychological ideas that is meaty in the range and depth of concepts it examines, yet is an easy read for the general reader. The stories are designed to reinforce the key themes and to leave you thinking in ways you may not have considered before. The author is a psychologist and counsellor with over 20 years experience, who has drawn on her observations about what people often most need to know.
Whether you are struggling with a problem, feeling stuck or lost, seeking greater happiness, or just want to know more about who you are, you will find this book both a practical and engaging guide.

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Published November 24, 2010 by Lyn Taryn. 366 pages
Genres: Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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