“The One-Hour Miracle was twenty-eight years in the making—the net result of which is a deeply humane, tenderly nuanced, sensitively drawn, and brilliantly inspired work of art. This unpretentious and understated gem of a book by Hahn and Beckett offers finely honed pearls of wisdom that are at once simple but profound, humble but sophisticated, unassuming but quietly compelling, and subtle but absolutely riveting.
“Seamlessly interlacing theory and practice, the richly textured tapestry that Hahn and Beckett lovingly weave for the reader has, as its centerpiece, the ‘wisdom of the body’ and the body’s intrinsic capacity to heal itself—healing that takes place from the inside out and from the bottom up. But the warp and woof of their broad-ranging, holistic Life Centered approach to easing suffering and transforming darkness into light also incorporates elements of choice, freedom, existentialism, accountability, possibilities, embodiment, acceptance, mindfulness, consciousness, awareness, witnessing, patterns, attunement, intuition, imagination, spirituality, vision, intention, the quantum realm, muscle testing, and energy psychology.
“Now that I have finished reading this generously accessible, refreshingly streamlined, and beautifully crafted pièce de résistance, I realize that I will need to re-evaluate my own therapeutic approach! A dyed-in-the-wool psychoanalyst by training with decades of clinical experience under my belt, I had always been convinced that transformation and growth required years and years—and not just several hours. But now I find myself thinking that perhaps I have been wrong! Quite possibly by the time you yourself have finished reading this uplifting, inspiring, and hope-infused chronicling of
embodied healing journeys, perhaps you, too, will find yourself believing in miracles!”
—Martha Stark, MD, faculty, Harvard Medical School; co-founder/co-director/faculty, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, William James College; author of nine books, including Relentless Hope: The Refusal to Grieve
“With the same unflinching courage with which Freud excavated the unconscious and changed the way we understand mental phenomena, The One-Hour Miracle sets itself to expand the frontiers of psychology. It advocates for a paradigm shift in the field, for it invites us to think of our suffering not in terms of drives, childhood experiences, or interpersonal relations, but in a much larger metaphysical framework where the totality of Life (understood as an energetic whole) precedes dismemberment and separation. This shift of perspective opens a path to healing that defies Western rationality, for it sees the origin of trauma through a temporal lens that refuses to admit a neat distinction between our past, present, and future. Such a radical approach calls for the syncretic integration of healing techniques, from muscle testing to Enneagram to more traditional psychotherapeutic tools. More importantly, it bespeaks an attitude of mind in which narratives are not measured by their literal truth but their pragmatic efficacy. The results border on the miraculous, but the search always starts with the most immediate and profound: asking the body to share its wisdom and accepting wherever it might take us.”
—Pablo Muchnik, associate professor of philosophy, Marlboro Institute for the Liberal Arts, Emerson College
“This book reveals the best of Buddhist psychology. It starts with explaining the key Buddhist concept of life is suffering and then describes how to become non-attached so that suffering can end. If there is one book that I can recommend that weds the spiritual and the psychological, this book truly is it.”
—Lama Surya Das, author of the bestselling Awakening the Buddha Within
“It’s a true joy to recommend this book to those searching for answers as to why they are suffering. These findings offer a window into healing that’s possible as we reintegrate the split-off fragments of our consciousness, especially the body’s storage of overwhelming, painful, energetic memories.”
—Mary T. Sise, LCSW, DCEP, past president, Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology, coauthor of The Energy of Belief.
“There is more to one’s story and suffering than personal history and context. We carry all kinds of experiences, lodged in our energetic field. LCT creates a sacred container to hold and guide people as they discover and release the imprints of trauma and gather wisdom. Don’t be thrown off by the title, clichéd but true. I’ve practiced this work for decades and can attest to its effectiveness. I am enthralled by the vivid tales that emerge from the deeper knowing of a person’s body and soul. Call it imaginative, call it mystical, the outcomes can be astounding. Time after time, when a person’s suffering is inexplicable or other methods fall short, the approach uncovers pathways to freedom. What a way-shower this book is, and the illustrative stories are irresistible reading! I am so excited for you to hold it in your hands.”
—Jenny Freeman MFT, REAT, author of Playful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy for Children and Their Families
“In healing, we deal with many layers of the body, mind, and heart. This wise book can give you the tools to integrate and flourish. Full of practical guidance and exercises culled from decades of clinical experiences, you’ll find this book gives you a steady hand, inviting you to be connected internally and externally.”
—Deirdre Fay, MSW, author of Becoming Safely Embodied and Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery
“I couldn’t stop reading this book. Initially skeptical of some of their techniques, Hahn and Beckett fully engaged me with their integration of mindfulness and body-centered psychotherapy. Their compassion and conviction for this work is evident on every page.Both accessible and deep, I will go back to this book again and again to better understand my own journey of suffering and healing, as well as to develop better tools to support others.”
—Judith Oleson, director, The Tom Porter Program on Religion and Conflict Transformation, Boston University School of Theology
“Hahn and Beckett have found a way to marry mindfulness with the intuitive wisdom of the body. They show us how to tune into bodily sensations and ask a single, seemingly simple question: ‘What have you come to share?’ Under the authors’ sure guidance, we can use our response to unlock self-compassion, new clarity, and a process of deep healing.”
—Marian Sandmaier, author of Invisible Kin: The Search for Connection Among Adult Sisters and Brothers.
“Having practiced LCT for over fifteen years, what you are about to read is an amazing healing paradigm enfolded into an extraordinary framework for understanding Life. The authors weave complex traumas into beautiful fractal patterns in Life, demonstrating how to make meaning out of suffering; the answer is within; our body remembers everything. The writing is clear, packed with intriguing stories and boundless wisdom. The new consciousness-based healing paradigm that this book introduces is a miracle itself—definitely worth the attention of therapists from every therapeutic perspective, and for anyone who wishes to make sense of and heal their suffering.”
—Shu-Fang Wang, writer, energy psychology lecturer/practitioner
“As described in The One-Hour Miracle, LCT is very thoughtful work in how it addresses consciousness, from where problems stem, and not just surface issues. When we shift to the observer instead of the victim everything can heal.”
—Kim D’Eramo, DO, bestselling author of The MindBody Toolkit
“The first time I encountered LCT, I knew that it would change the way I work as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. Little did I know how much the work would change my life through an impromptu healing session! I read about a hundred books a year, many of them in the field of psychology. Rarely do I find one that is a page-turner; that I have a hard time putting down. Hahn and Beckett’s new book is filled with interesting theory and compelling case studies that illustrate the framework that allows for deep, lasting change and healing. They give ways to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually that you can do at home by yourself or with someone you trust guiding you. I highly recommend it, particularly if you have tried all kinds of other modalities but haven’t found the results you want and deserve to have.”
—Elizabeth Bonet, PhD, LMHC, Hypnotize Me podcast host
“I highly recommend this book to people who are looking for a new approach to everyday problems.”
—Sharon Saline, PsyD, clinical psychologist, speaker, and author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew
“The One-Hour Miracle is a brilliant introduction to one of the highest-level solutions for suffering that I have ever known. Hahn and Beckett are pioneers in modern medicine, able to see that imagination is the key to a solid foundation for well-being. Working with them has led me to profound breakthroughs, so much so that I often refer LCT to my own clients. We have long needed a version of therapy that asserts that who we are is powerful enough to break through all perceived limitations. Hahn and Beckett have discovered that version and, in this book, offer it generously to the world.”
—Amisha Patel, founder, The Tree of Life Success series
“The world of energetic healing is here, and Andy and Joni’s work is at the forefront of healing trauma and, therefore, disease. I love and endorse their work.”
—Richard Flook, author of Why Am I Sick?
“I heartily applaud Hahn and Beckett for the significant healing transformations they are making in people’s lives as they actively pursue their mission to help end all suffering. I highly recommend it!”
—Irene Weinberg, author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven, host of Grief and Rebirth podcast