As far as self-help/personal growth books go, I’ve read a ton of them. So when one proposes to be a “breakthrough guide” to helping me discover who I really am, I have very high expectations. Sedona Intensive founder and author Albert Clayton Gaulden has written a very usable book containing a lot of good information and techniques for breaking out of molds imposed on us by others, and finding authenticity. Not sure I would call it a breakthrough guide, as since it’s original publication in 2006 there have been far more groundbreaking books, but it is a great addition to anyone’s personal growth library.
The Sedona Intensive has long been known as a powerful and profound experience for those who have engaged in the alternative therapy program. Gaulden utilizes the program’s teachings in this book, which focuses on uncovering obstacles and hidden blocks to full self-realization, authenticity and fulfillment. Many of these techniques are especially beneficial for those dealing with any sort of addiction, and getting beyond the denial to deal with the truth and process through the healing cycle.
The book is filled with insight, personal experiences and, as I said before, usable ideas anyone can master. There are a handful of illuminating ideas, even if they’ve all been said before in many other books of the ilk. It’s a book I do recommend, that, although it fell short of my expectations on some levels, certainly is worth using as a workbook to a higher level of existing in this crazy and chaotic world.