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Being In My Body is now available at Amazon.com
You can also get it at CreateSpace
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Here’s what readers are saying about Being In My Body
“Toni has gifted us with a readable and rich handbook on how to deal with trauma. She carefully weaves well-researched information with examples and healing techniques. Toni stays with you as you read and you can feel her compassion coming through.”
David Richo, PhD: Author of When the Past is Present (Shambhala)
“Being In My Body is a testimony both to Toni Rahman’s personal work and her professional and clinical skills. This book is not only easy to read and understand, but interesting and informative.
“Toni does an excellent job of explaining the different kinds of trauma, which is an important contribution to field of traumatology.
“I found myself feeling comfortable in my own body as I read her book, which told me that she was in HER body as she was writing it.
“Most of all, I appreciate Toni’s open-hearted writing style, and her compassionate approach towards herself, her family, her clients and her readers.”
Janae B. Weinhold, PhD LPC, Co-author of Developmental Trauma: The Game Changer in the Mental Health Profession, Counterdependency: The Flight From Intimacy & Breaking Free of the Codependency Trap
“Toni presents a unique and well-thought-out perspective on healing from trauma and attachment disorders. As a couple therapist whose business it is to put the dyad first, I nonetheless respect the importance she gives to individual healing. Toni offers a comprehensive primer on some of the key concepts for healing that are derived from neuroscience, attachment theory, and somatization/embodiment. And she brilliantly puts them together in a way that creates more than the sum of the whole.”
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT is a clinician and teacher; he developed A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), which integrates attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation, and founded the PACT Institute.
“Being In My Body offers a way for us to integrate with our bodies, not just to discover historic trauma, but also to obtain daily awareness of what is going on in our lives. It seems so obvious, but we completely ignore our bodies instead of listening to them.”
“I feel like your book reached me in many different ways. So it was really a privilege to live with it over the last few weeks. I don’t think I’ll ever feel the same about or deal with my body in quite the same way (not that I disliked my body). It has opened new avenues for me to reconsider how I work with my body and perhaps bring out in the open locked memories and finally release them. Definitely serendipity for me at this time.”
– Stephanie Brooks, Business Manager, MSSD
“Being In My Body is a beautiful synthesis of powerful teachings, practices, and stories that have helped me tremendously in my still-unfolding journey towards greater self-understanding, self-acceptance, and embodiment. Toni Rahman has helped me understand the ways in which I experienced developmental trauma, how it has impacted me, and perhaps most importantly, what I can do about it in the present moment. This book has left me feeling empowered, supported, and deeply understood. I have read many books that touch on these topics and themes, and what I found most unique about this book was Toni’s willingness to be vulnerable and open with her readers. As I read Being In My Body, I felt like I was being accompanied through difficult terrain by a gentle guide who was willing to share her own journey in the hopes that it would help others along on theirs. In my case, it certainly has, and I hope that many others will benefit as well.”
– Megan Farmer, Postgraduate Psychology Student, Calif.
Tracy and the Vender
Buying toys made in China for our half-Mexican nephews back home. Hope they like them. Wish they were here so they could pick them out themselves.
This is the view from the restaurant. Pretty typical for these sweet little old towns outside the big cities.
We had great entertainment.
Botanas in Comala
Tracy knew about a place where they serve appetizers, on the plaza in Comala. She had a beer, and I had horchata. Two glasses. It was amazing.
Leaving on Sunday in the morning, about 8:00. We’re setting out for a week away from the Kalpulli. Headed in the general direction of Puerto Vallarta, but will do some stopping and exploring along the way.
I came home with a bracelet. I ate my amaranth balls before I could get them home. And we brought dehydrated banana/guava treats and a lemon-wild anise beverage to sell. Tracy made tamales wrapped in a leaf she harvested out of our back yard. The filling was made from some mushrooms her gardener brought us, and we dehydrated a couple weeks ago. Awesome! With what we earned, we had enough to buy a couple packages of bees-wax candles, some nopal/corn tortillas, and some choyotes. Tracy also found a home for some tomato plants that needed a little love, and someone to appreciate them while we’re in the states.
Nopal Cactus Guy
A local distributor of Nopal Cactus products came to share his products with us. Turns out, he’s also an expert on the Mexican calendar, so he gave us a lecture on how that works. He sells the calendars, along with instructions on how to use them.
Tiangis, Take II
Children arriving with a basket of things to sell or trade. Tiangis happens on the Kalpulli every other Thursday (or so). An event we all look forward to. Here come the squash blossoms, the choyote, and home-made yoghurt.