Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child by Thich Nhat Hanh

Reconciliation- Healing The Inner Child

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
Language: English
Paperback:‎ 186 pages

A revered Zen teacher presents the Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness as tools for healing fraught relationships and moving past childhood trauma
Based on Dharma talks by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and insights from participants in retreats for healing the inner child, this book is an exciting contribution to the growing trend of using Buddhist practices to encourage mental health and wellness. 
Reconciliation focuses on the theme of mindful awareness of our emotions and healing our relationships, as well as meditations and exercises to acknowledge and transform the hurt that many of us experienced as children. The book shows how anger, sadness, and fear can become joy and tranquility by learning to breathe with, explore, meditate, and speak about our strong emotions. Reconciliation offers specific practices designed to bring healing and release for people suffering from childhood trauma. The book is written for a wide audience and accessible to people of all backgrounds and spiritual traditions.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: The Child Within 1
Part 1 Teachings on Healing
The Energy of Mindfulness 9
We Are Our Ancestors, We Are Our Children 17
Original Fear, Original Desire 27
Breathing, Walking, and Letting Go 35
Transforming Suffering 51
Healing the Inner Child 65
Reconciliation 77
Becoming a Bodhisattva 107

Part 2 Stories of Healing
Lillian Alnev, Joanne Friday, Glen Schneider, and Elmar Vogt 123

Part 3 Healing Practices
Removing the Object 141
The Sixteen Breathing Exercises 143
A Letter from Your Inner Child 161
The Five Earth Touchings 163
Peace Note 167
Beginning Anew 169
Emotional Release and Physical Movement 173

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