Restoring My Soul

A Workbook for Finding and Living the Authentic Self

by Andrea Mathews LPC NCC



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/15/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 329
ISBN : 9780595426713
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 329
ISBN : 9780595870011

About the Book

As infants who only understood oneness with the mother, we were surrounded by people, attitudes, traumas, relationship dynamics and all manner of parental projections with which we identified. We, therefore, hung our name tags on our parents' old unresolved and projected "stuff" in certain prescribed ways that formed a mask and a costume meant especially for us. Though we were mistaken in donning the mask and costume laid out for us, this mistake kept us attached to our caregivers, and/or helped us survive sometimes horrendous childhoods.

But our survival technique has now become the albatross around our necks, while we walk the planks laid out for us by the roles we play. Do we imagine that our problems are really the result of some external force? Again, we are mistaken. Most of the problems that we have today have come about as a result of the role we play, its script and the choices we have made out of that identity. The solution lies in finding the Authentic Self.

And yet, our world teaches us that finding the Authentic Self is, at best, a well-guarded secret passage of mythical proportions, and at worst, wasted time and effort, for it simply cannot be done. If we believe that, we are mistaken yet again. Not only is it possible to find and begin to live out of our authenticity, but it is the most hopeful journey we will ever take. It offers us the potential of a lasting peace, and yes, even joy. Working the pages of this book offers a practical yet deeply spiritual guide to finding and living the Authentic Self.

About the Author

Andrea Mathews, LPC, NCC has 30 years’ experience in the mental health field, 15 of these in a thriving solo practice, assisting others in finding and living the Authentic Self. Restoring My Soul came directly out of her unique Transpersonal approach to psychotherapy as well as her own personal experience discovering authenticity. Mathews is also the author of The Law Of Attraction: The Soul’s Answer To Why It Isn’t Working And How It Can (O-Books, 2011), and the author of several magazine articles published internationally. She is the host of the Authentic Living Show on, the 7th Wave Network, on which she has interviewed some of the world’s most profound and prolific bestselling authors and entertainers in order to facilitate greater consciousness of the path to the authentic self. The list of these guests includes such thought leaders as: Marianne Williamson, Gary Zukav, Tom Shadyac, Rosanne Cash, Byron Katie, Caroline Myss, Thomas Moore, Dr. Clarrissa Pinkola Estes, Dr. Judith Orloff, Dr. Christiane Northrup and many more. The show was syndicated in 2008 and based on Restoring My Soul. Mathews is also a Corporate Trainer and Motivational/Inspirational speaker, training and speaking on an international basis.