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Adoption Healing

...A Path to Recovery
By: Joe Soll
Narrated by: Elan O'Connor
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In this unique book, the reader is provided with a description of the unfolding of the adoptee's personality from birth, detailing each developmental milestone along the way, followed by different methods of healing the adoptee's wounds, including inner child work, visualizations, healing affirmations, and anger management. Every chapter includes a Myths and Realities of adoption section, a summary of the chapter and exercises to do one's own.

"Joe Soll has probably worked with adoptees and first parents more than anyone else on the planet. His approach has always involved empathy, intuition and introspection, without which dialogue runs dry. Few know the depth of the adoptee and first parent experience as well as Joe Soll, especially the dark side, where loss and loneliness reside.

Combining his experience, or perhaps we should say wisdom, with current therapeutic approaches, Joe creates an environment where growth can occur. Read his work, try it out, see how it works for you." - Robert Andersen, M.D., psychiatrist, author of Second Choice: Growing Up Adopted and A Bridge Less Travelled: Twice Visited

"Some books are so good that you can even forgive your friend for "borrowing" your copy and never giving it back. Adoption Healing … a path to recovery by Joe Soll is one such book." - Jane Jeong Trenka, Journal of Korean Adoption Studies

"As an author, teacher, and therapist, Joe Soll has brought the essence of adoption, its inherent pain to pen. His words offer counsel for the tragic separation that has occurred in the sacred union of mother and child." - Jane Guttman, DC, author of The Gift Wrapped in Sorrow.

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Critic Reviews

"Joe Soll has probably worked with adoptees and first parents more than anyone else on the planet. Few know the depth of the adoptee & first parent experience as well as Joe Soll". (Robert Andersen, MD)
"As an author, teacher, therapist, Joe Soll has brought the essence of adoption, its inherent pain to pen. His words offer counsel for the tragic separation of mother and child". (Jane Guttman, DC)
"Some books are so good that you can even forgive your friend for "borrowing" your copy & never giving it back. Adoption Healing, a path to recovery by Joe Soll is one such book". ( Journal of Korean Adoption Study)

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  • denise smoke
  • 29-09-2016

Amamzing !Told my story I never had words to share

Would you consider the audio edition of Adoption Healing to be better than the print version?

Yes , yes, yes its the best

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Have you listened to any of Elan O'Connor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

100% the best

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole book moved me helped to feel the feelings I thought I wasn't allowed to feel. Very healing.

Any additional comments?

Thank you for the work you put into this book, I never knew how to explain how I have always felt about being adopted and this book did it for me

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  • April Tingler
  • 20-09-2016

Great book

As an adoptee this book gave a lot of insight on feelings I have had. I will recommend it to other adoptees.

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  • Steve
  • 06-05-2016

Good material if you can stay awake

Would you listen to Adoption Healing again? Why?

Only if I can use a speed control - this reader would be great for an insomnia treatment book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Adoption Healing?

The book is instructional, not narrative.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Elan O'Connor?

Mike Chamberlain. He is an excellent reader, and an appropriate choice since the author is male.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book is instructional, not narrative.

Any additional comments?

The reader was easy to understand and had no accent, but she seemed to blod through this book like a sleepwalker. Perhaps she felt the intended listener would be an adopted newborn?

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  • Dana
  • 09-02-2020

A Must Read.....

A must “read” for anyone in the triad of adoption. Powerfully enlightening! Narrator is superb. Absolutely recommend the audio version rather than written; hearing a human voice convey these important messages & concepts is more convincing & instilling than hearing your own voice in your head reading the written word. It also affords you the time & pause to do the suggested self talk exercises without the urge to skip them & continuing on reading.

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  • Annie
  • 14-08-2019

A MUST read book that shattered adoption myths with scientific research.

Not sure why people were negative about the performance, on such a painful subject that caused individuals the most brutal traumatic life changing experience as a newborn, I found her voice soothing, empathetic and healing. This book made sense to me, newborns need their mother to be as close and responsive as possible, yet an adoptee is somehow fine because someone else REALLY REALLY wanted to have, care for and raise them??

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  • Ken T
  • 16-11-2018

Useless if you are adopting an older child

Credit/acknowledgements prologue went on FOREVER. I finally started tabbing forward to get past it. Then it was almost all about mother infant bond. No value if you are adopting an older child. I gave up at 4.5 hrs because it gave no useful insights. I would also agree with the other reviewer who suggested it for insomniac infants becase the reading pace was awful and plodding.

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  • Kona Girl
  • 08-03-2017

Horrible

I am at a loss to understand why anyone would recommend this book. As an adoptive parent and surrounded by adoptees both my own and friends, the journey is a personal one. This book be written with the bias toward someone who is very bitter and singly about The authors bitterness and belief that there are only young parents who can't afford to keep their child and adoptive parents who could not have biological children. I have many adoptive friends. The majority of whom have no interest in meeting their birth parents. And half of those that did meet their birth. It was a whirlpool experience for them.

The opinions and believes are of one very defined stream. They don't discuss the many pros and cons of each item that she goes through. I much prefer other books and courses

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  • MR J E SHEWRY
  • 22-09-2015

Valuable resource, but limited midset from author

Useful and recommended resource, but all based on some limited tenets from author. Quite repetitive