I Can’t Fix You–Because You’re Not Broken: The Eight Keys to Freeing Yourself From Painful Thoughts and Feelings, by Jo Eckler, Psy.D., RYT
After 16 years of listening to therapy clients, and many more years dealing with trauma, tragedy, chronic illness, and other adventures, Dr. Jo, a licensed clinical psychologist and registered yoga teacher, has condensed her training and experience into these chapters. Each one offers a different tool for increasing your resilience, ease, and confidence in facing anything that life brings your way, along with ideas for practicing it in everyday life.
Peppered with personal examples and a playful, warm style, this accessible owner’s manual for the mind offers practical advice, relief, and loving encouragement for anyone struggling with emotional or physical pain who has become frustrated with traditional approaches and is ready to try something different.
There are things that most of us are never taught about how to deal with being human. In these pages are 8 concepts that will change how you relate to these thoughts and feelings that have kept you down for so long. In 8 weeks, these concepts can help you start to break free, to start living instead of just going through the motions. More freedom of movement. More freedom to choose. More freedom to live the way you haven’t even dared to wish for all these years, that you thought was for other people but not for you.
About the Author
Dr. Jo Eckler procrastinates writing by working as a licensed clinical psychologist, energy worker, and registered yoga teacher in Austin, TX. Her mission is to help others find more self-compassion, meaning, and conscious choice in their lives.
Where To Purchase This Book
This book is available for purchase on Amazon for Kindle
This book is also available on Amazon in paperback here
“This sweet, deceptively simple book is a gentle antidote to the immense pressure of feeling damaged, broken, hopeless. Dr. Jo begins from a space of constructive empathy, and uses that foundation to guide the reader through the process of regaining some control over a runaway mind and moving out of old patterns. She infuses what can be the very scary process of confronting your own emotions and needs with genuine wit and compassion; though the work is hard she never leaves the reader to do it alone. She begins with a conversation and leads into a series of exercises, everything building on what came before, so that even daunting explorations are presented as achievable, reasonable goals. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book that so genuinely made me feel as if the author had faith in the readers, really believed in them and their capacity to improve their lives.
There are no promises that once you’ve mastered the secrets of this book, your life will be magically perfect, your skin will be clear, traffic will melt away in front of you and you’ll never struggle or feel sadness again. It’s not that sort of book. It’s a book that says, ‘Life is hard and complicated, and there’s nothing wrong with YOU if you’re having trouble. You don’t have to have all the answers, but if you spend a little time with me I can share some of my tools with you, tools that helped me out of a place much like the one you’re in now.'” – Rowan B.
“It’s human nature to think that something is wrong with us, sometimes very wrong with us. Dr. Eckler’s compassionate tone instantly puts you at ease. She’s human too and shares many stories of her own struggles and challenges. Coming from an ACT therapy model, Dr. Eckler lays out 8 key concepts for bringing us from darkness to light. You can even take each chapter one week at a time and pretend it’s a therapy session! Her writing feels like she’s talking directly to you, and I imagine this is how she talks to her clients. Each week is filled with insightful reflection questions and activities. There’s a lot of material packed into this e-book. I found this book sweet, funny, and most of all kind. Dr. Eckler encourages all of us to create a kinder world by being kind to ourselves.” – Lynn C.