Breaking Free from the Victim Trap: Reclaiming Your Personal Power (Paperback)
This book teaches people to connect their non-productive present-life circumstances with the source causes, and provides tested methods to change those that can and should be changed. The reader will begin to discover hope that healthy change is possible and gather determination to seek help to make those changes. This book identifies the victim, rescuer and persecutor personalities set forth in earlier ground-breaking work (and bestsellers) by Eric Berne, Claude Steiner and Thomas A. Harris. "Breaking Free..." builds upon this sturdy foundation of conflict resolution and takes the reader to the next level of healing. The easy-to-understand descriptions of the Victim Triangle help the reader to see how and why this may apply to him or her. There are a number of personal questionnaires and self-evaluation tests. For example, the reader can take a Victim Triangle Self Diagnosis Test, which is often helpful in motivating readers to seek and receive the healing they need and desire. The book describes through clear and dramatic case histories the connection between these victim patterns and most addictive behavior. This book presents a working model of what actually causes such self-deprecating behavior as alcoholism, sexual addiction, eating disorders, domestic violence, and the exhaustion of over-commitment seen in workaholics. Fascinating case histories assist the reader in recognizing this syndrome and how it may be wreaking havoc in their own lives and relationships. After careful consideration of causes and behaviors, the book provides simple tested treatment techniques that have been found to be extremely effective by thousands of clients. This is where "Breaking Free From the Victim Trap" breaks free of outdated methods and introduces a unique combination of healing techniques that virtually anyone can access. There is a clear explanation of the powerful benefits of hypnotherapy as well as an introduction to the Personal Transformation groups that have been established to treat this syndrome. The numerous case histories of real people who have healed the victim patterns in their lives offer hope and inspiration to those who seek healing and resolution. The book provides the reader with foundational concepts and tools for personal change. To those seeking treatment and to those providing treatment, clear choices are offered to provide the suffering person with new self-affirming behaviors. This book offers a holistic approach to personal growth and spiritual advancement.
About the Author
Diane Zimberoff is the person to write this book because her whole life has prepared her to do so. This book records her life's work and offers it up to the reader for inspiration. She has been on a profoundly personal and spiritual search since her mid-twenties, fascinated with Western psychology as well as with Eastern wisdom. Diane interrupted her practice of psychotherapy in Los Angeles thirty-five years ago to travel to India in search of spiritual answers. She was constantly seeking a path to self-discovery and effective healing for herself, her clients and most importantly for her colleagues. When she returned to the United States, Diane began incorporating the spiritual gifts she had received with psychotherapy and body/mind/spirit healing. A magnificent tapestry emerged as she combined Humanistic psychology, hypnotherapy, and Eastern teachings into what is now known as Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy(R) and the Personal Transformation Intensive(R) (PTI) process. Her work has profoundly affected the lives of tens of thousands, and for twenty-five years she has trained professionals around the world to master the powerful techniques of Heart-Centered Therapies. This book describes how the Personal Transformation process unfolds uniquely for each individual reader.