[Reading] ➾ The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life ➵ Edith Eger – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life This Practical And Inspirational Guide To Healing From The Award Winning, New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Choice Shows Us How To Stop Destructive Patterns And Imprisoning Thoughts To Find Freedom And Enjoy LifeEdith Eger S Powerful First Book The Choice Told The Story Of Her Survival In The Concentration Camps, Her Escape, Healing, And Journey To Freedom Oprah Winfrey Says, I Will Be Forever Changed By Dr Eger S Story Thousands Of People Around The World Have Written To Eger To Tell Her How The Choice Moved Them And Inspired Them To Confront Their Own Past And Try To Heal Their Pain And To Ask Her To Write Another, How To Book Now, In The Gift, Eger Expands On Her Message Of Healing And Provides A Hands On Guide That Gently Encourages Us To Change The Thoughts And Behaviors That May Be Keeping Us Imprisoned In The Past Eger Explains That The Worst Prison She Experienced Is Not The Prison That Nazis Put Her In But The One She Created For Herself, The Prison Within Her Own Mind She Describes The Twelve Most Pervasive Imprisoning Beliefs She Has Known Including Fear, Grief, Anger, Secrets, Stress, Guilt, Shame, And Avoidance And The Tools She Has Discovered To Deal With These Universal Challenges Accompanied By Stories From Eger S Own Life And The Lives Of Her Patients Each Chapter Includes Thought Provoking Questions And Takeaways, Such As Would You Like To Be Married To You Are You Evolving Or Revolving You Can T Heal What You Can T Feel Filled With Empathy, Insight, And Humor, The Gift Captures The Vulnerability And Common Challenges We All Face And Provides Encouragement And Advice For Breaking Out Of Our Personal Prisons To Find Healing And Enjoy Life

10 thoughts on “The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life

  1. says:

    Hope It s what lit the fire within my soul when I read The Choice and it s what made its flame shine even brighter as I made my way through The Gift Hope that I can do the work that I know I need to do in order to address the pain and trauma I ve experienced Hope, because if Edith Eger can do it then so can I Hope, which Dr Eger defines as the awareness that suffering, however terrible, is temporary and the curiosity to discover what happens next One of my takeaways from The Choice was a Hope It s what lit the fire within my soul when I read The Choice and it s what made its flame shine even brighter as I made my way through The Gift Hope that I can do the work that I know I need to do in order to address the pain and trauma I ve experienced Hope, because if Edith Eger can do it then so can I Hope, which Dr Eger defines as the awareness that suffering, however terrible, is temporary and the curiosity to discover what happens next One of my takeaways from The Choice was a desire to have the opportunity to be counselled by Dr Eger, a survivor whose experiences, compassion and insight combine to allow her to get to the root of a problem before she lovingly guides you towards the you that you ve been stifling under layers of pain, anger, insert relevant adjective s here , and paralysing what if s You may never have the honour of sitting across from Dr Eger in her office but this book is the next best thing All therapy is grief work A process of confronting a life where you expect one thing and get another, a life that brings you the unexpected and unanticipated If you ve already read The Choice then you ll be familiar with some of the stories of Dr Eger s life and those of her patients that are included in this book You ll also find stories that will be new to you, which help illustrate the points Dr Eger makes as she hands you the keys that will help you unlock the prison of your mind To heal doesn t mean to get over it, but it does mean that we are able to be wounded and whole, to find happiness and fulfillment in our lives despite our loss Twelve keys are presented in this book Dr Eger addresses the prisons of victimhood, avoidance, self neglect, secrets, guilt and shame, unresolved grief, rigidity, resentment, paralysing fear, judgement, hopelessness, and not forgiving.At the end of each chapter you ll find Keys to Free Yourself These consolidate what you ve learned in the chapter and can be used to facilitate your own healing Some require you to use your imagination Others provide prompts that you can use in journalling Then there are some that would be ideal to work through with a therapist I like to remind my patients the opposite of depression is expression.What comes out of you doesn t make you sick what stays in there does This is one of those books where it would have been much easier to have highlighted the passages that didn t speak directly to me While I discovered the gems in this book in the order Dr Eger has presented them, you don t need to do this Each chapter is its own lesson, so you can take what you need when you need it I know I will be rereading this book from cover to cover in the not too distant future but I also anticipate I ll be spendingtime on specific chapters over time.Although healing from pain and trauma is serious work, that doesn t mean there aren t smiles to be had as you make your way through this book Currently, my favourite smile inducing quote is about taking charge Don t be Cinderella, sitting in the kitchen waiting for a guy with a foot fetish You could dive into this book without having experienced The Choice but I would recommend reading them in the order of publication While you can apply the lessons to your life without knowing Dr Eger s own story, they re enriched by this knowledge Because I know what Dr Eger chose to share in The Choice, I trust her when she outlines what she found helpful I also can t give myself an out, claiming something is too difficult, when I have witnessed someone I now have such admiration for working through unimaginable pain and trauma to find freedom I now recognize that the most damaging prison is in our mind, and the key is in our pocket No matter how great our suffering or how strong the bars, it s possible to break free from whatever s holding us back.It is not easy But it is so worth it Content warnings include addiction, death by suicide, domestic violence, eating disorders, grief, gun violence, murder, racism, sexual assault, suicidal ideation and torture.Thank you so much to NetGalley and Rider, an imprint of Ebury Press, Penguin Random House UK, for the opportunity to read this book.Blog

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    Dr Edith Eger is the author of The Choice, a memoir of her life before, during and after her time in Nazi concentration camps during WW2 The Choice is a stunning piece of writing and an ideal read for anyone wanting a true perspective of life in the death camps I would thoroughly recommend it, Dr Eger is an absolute inspiration The Gift is her self help book as she is a qualified therapist The basis of her theory is one which I always espouse, that we cannot control events, we can only contro Dr Edith Eger is the author of The Choice, a memoir of her life before, during and after her time in Nazi concentration camps during WW2 The Choice is a stunning piece of writing and an ideal read for anyone wanting a true perspective of life in the death camps I would thoroughly recommend it, Dr Eger is an absolute inspiration The Gift is her self help book as she is a qualified therapist The basis of her theory is one which I always espouse, that we cannot control events, we can only control our reaction to these events I thoroughly enjoyed this book, Dr Eger is a wise woman who I would love to meet, she is still dancing and high kicking in her 90s and is a real heroine of mine

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    I ll be forever changed by Dr Eger s story we all have the ability to pay attention to what we ve lost, or to pay attention to what we still have Oprah This pretty much sums it up from the great Oprah herself Inspirational

  4. says:

    Wow, this book will change your life and save you a fortune in therapy fees Everyone needs to read this book It s a game charger

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    So much of this book resonated with me Although I have a very different story to Dr Eger s, I also recognised that I had a choice in how I respond to what was done to me and how I want to live my life.I refused to be identified by what had happened to me gang raped at 13 and chose to take back my power by living my life as well as I can.I think this will be a great self help guide to anyone that is struggling or feels stuck in life She offers such wisdom not only through her professional ach So much of this book resonated with me Although I have a very different story to Dr Eger s, I also recognised that I had a choice in how I respond to what was done to me and how I want to live my life.I refused to be identified by what had happened to me gang raped at 13 and chose to take back my power by living my life as well as I can.I think this will be a great self help guide to anyone that is struggling or feels stuck in life She offers such wisdom not only through her professional achievements but her incredible story of survival Even a Nazi can be a messenger of God This boy was my best teacher, guiding me to the choice I always have to replace judgement with compassion to recognise our shared humanity and practice love To celebrate the gift of life is to find the gift in everything that happens, even the parts that are difficult, that we re not sure we can survive To celebrate life, period To Live with joy, love and passion

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    Edith Eger was a teenager when she and her family were sent to Auschwitz and not only did Edith survive the Holocaust, she moved with her husband to the United States, worked in a factory, brought up her family, she then went on to graduate with a PhD from the University of Texas and became an eminent psychologist and even today she maintains a busy clinical practice and lectures around the world.The Gift is a follow on from The Choice You can t help but admire Edith and want to give her a hug Edith Eger was a teenager when she and her family were sent to Auschwitz and not only did Edith survive the Holocaust, she moved with her husband to the United States, worked in a factory, brought up her family, she then went on to graduate with a PhD from the University of Texas and became an eminent psychologist and even today she maintains a busy clinical practice and lectures around the world.The Gift is a follow on from The Choice You can t help but admire Edith and want to give her a hug Having seen things one would never hope to see or encounter, her determination and free spirit is astounding The Gift is described as being practical and inspirational guide to healing, one which shows us how to release your self limiting beliefs and embrace your potential.Throughout the book, Edith provides a hands on guide which works to gently encourage us to change the imprisoning thoughts and destructive behaviours that may be holding us back her quote The prison is in your mind The key is in your pocket being quite crucial

  7. says:

    The Gift by Edith Eva Eger is an amazing field guide of mental health and self care I read her first book, The Choice and loved the mix of her personal biography and practical tips to choose happiness and fulfillment The Gift expanded on the latter theme and includes 12 specific topics Readers can follow the book from beginning to end or skp around and read the topics that resonate most with them, the book can be read in pieces She covers important topics like Avoidance, Guilt Shame, The Gift by Edith Eva Eger is an amazing field guide of mental health and self care I read her first book, The Choice and loved the mix of her personal biography and practical tips to choose happiness and fulfillment The Gift expanded on the latter theme and includes 12 specific topics Readers can follow the book from beginning to end or skp around and read the topics that resonate most with them, the book can be read in pieces She covers important topics like Avoidance, Guilt Shame, Resentment, Fear etc She uses her personal experiences alongside her education and professional experience to demonstrate how to unlock our mental prisons Dr Eger is amazing and her supportive, tough love style makes for an engaging read of which is rarely found in any type of self help book This is a wonderful follow up to her first book and a must own how to guide to a balanced life Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and most of all to the author for the chance to review an ARC of this gem

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    The Gift by Edith Eger is very much like the second half of her book The Choice which was my least favourite part of her book It is a self help book and is well written and relates often back to her coping mechanisms and how she survived the time she spend at Auschwitz It gives examples of cases she encountered during her counselling sessions and techniques she employed to help clients overcome the situations in which they found themselves It has many useful tools and techniques which one m The Gift by Edith Eger is very much like the second half of her book The Choice which was my least favourite part of her book It is a self help book and is well written and relates often back to her coping mechanisms and how she survived the time she spend at Auschwitz It gives examples of cases she encountered during her counselling sessions and techniques she employed to help clients overcome the situations in which they found themselves It has many useful tools and techniques which one might reach for should they heed to change how they re reacting or behaving in a particular relationship or situation of their life If you re looking for another recount of life in Auschwitz or some such literature this isn t the book for you, but if you ve a trauma or unhappiness that you d like to try overcome you could certainly give this book a try

  9. says:

    The Gift by Edith Eger is very much like the second half of her book The Choice which was my least favourite part of her book It is a self help book and is well written and relates often back to her coping mechanisms and how she survived the time she spend at Auschwitz It gives examples of cases she encountered during her counselling sessions and techniques she employed to help clients overcome the situations in which they found themselves It has many useful tools and techniques which one m The Gift by Edith Eger is very much like the second half of her book The Choice which was my least favourite part of her book It is a self help book and is well written and relates often back to her coping mechanisms and how she survived the time she spend at Auschwitz It gives examples of cases she encountered during her counselling sessions and techniques she employed to help clients overcome the situations in which they found themselves It has many useful tools and techniques which one might reach for should they heed to change how they re reacting or behaving in a particular relationship or situation of their life If you re looking for another recount of life in Auschwitz or some such literature this isn t the book for you, but if you ve a trauma or unhappiness that you d like to try overcome you could certainly give this book a try

  10. says:

    A truly amazing woman, after all her suffering at Auschwitz, she not only overcame and survived, she went on to study psychology and had helped other people, and is still helping by writing her books This book differs from Edith Egers book the choice because it has stories from other survivors of various incidents and it tells how her advice helped them Advice which even I found interesting and made me think about things in a different way Such an amazing book from a really remarkable wom A truly amazing woman, after all her suffering at Auschwitz, she not only overcame and survived, she went on to study psychology and had helped other people, and is still helping by writing her books This book differs from Edith Egers book the choice because it has stories from other survivors of various incidents and it tells how her advice helped them Advice which even I found interesting and made me think about things in a different way Such an amazing book from a really remarkable woman I think everyone should read at least one of her books

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