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The Secret of Resilience

Healing Personal and Planetary Trauma through Morphogenesis

Published by Healing Arts Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Restore resilience at its developmental source through energy medicine

• Shares the author’s journey of learning the healing art of Jin Shin, discovering the embryological roots of resilience, and healing her own trauma

• Explores how the Jin Shin sites correlate with the Chinese Extraordinary Meridians and with specific embryological events

• Shows how subtle touch in combination with trauma resolution amplifies neuroresilience, enhances creativity, restores motivation, and heals the fragmentation and disconnection associated with trauma and shock

When neuroscientist Stephanie Mines started practicing the hands-on healing Art of Compassion, she began to unravel the mystery of trauma and the secret to resilience. As a survivor of early childhood abuse, police brutality as a social justice activist, and a series of dysfunctional and abusive relationships, Mines was profoundly curious about how the human nervous system finds resilience despite the cumulative burden of chronic stress and traumatic life events. While earning her doctorate in neuropsychology, she met Mary Iino Burmeister, master of the Art of Compassion, or Jin Shin Jyutsu. Art of Compassion consists of non-invasive touch, using the fingertips, on sites of the body that are similar to acupuncture points.

After the Art of Compassion helped Mines resolve her own trauma and awaken her innate resilience, she began to incorporate it into her clinical research. She discovered that the map of the body she learned from Burmeister sites correlated with the Chinese Extraordinary Meridians or Rivers of Splendor, which develop prenatally. She then began investigating our earliest neurodevelopmental processes and was able to correlate the Extraordinary Meridians with specific embryological events. She found that subtle touch on these sites in combination with trauma resolution amplifies neuroresilience, enhances creativity, restores motivation, and heals the fragmentation and disconnection associated with trauma and shock.

Sharing her personal journey as a Wounded Healer, Mines reveals not only how to unlock the secrets of resilience for individual healing but also how embodied resilience will help us heal our wounded planet.

About The Author

Stephanie Mines, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in neuropsychology at the Union Institute. She is the founder of The TARA Approach, a nonprofit dedicated to providing sustainable health options to individuals and communities, and the founder of Climate Change and Consciousness (CCC), a global network to accelerate regenerative responses to the climate crisis. She is the author of 5 books, including We Are All in Shock.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press (July 18, 2023)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781644116098

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Raves and Reviews

“A precious gift of the heart. Mines understands both the tragedy of trauma and the opportunity it creates for us to regain agency and remember who we are. She offers a blueprint that we can use to access primal energies at the source of our authenticity. When we access this flow of energy, we become more aware of the habituated patterns of survival that are no longer serving us. If we can see or feel these patterns, then we have choice. When we have choice, we are empowered. When we are empowered, we can be more fully who we are. If we can do this, we are no longer just surviving, we are thriving. This is how the world is saved.”

– —Yvonne R. Farrell, DAOM, L.Ac., author of Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary V

“It is time to remember your sacred wholeness as a human being— drawing on your innate wisdom for resilience and well-being. Through intimate stories and sacred principles, you will understand that you are a vital part of the Hoop of Life. If you wish to be more resilient and to be the ambassador of your well-being then read The Secret of Resilience.”

– Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., author of The Four Sacred Gifts

“This is a book for the times in which we live. The Secret of Resilience will surprise you with its simplicity, accessibility, humanity, and beauty. Stephanie presents us with a path forward that feels both possible and necessary. This is a must-read for those who are awake to what is ahead for us.”

– Clare Dubois, founder of TreeSisters

“Stephanie Mines’s numinous and lyrical memoir gorgeously embodies healing in Interbeing. Its profound truths shift our understanding of what it means to be human, especially as we relate to birth, Gaia, and cosmos. It will unwind the fields of trauma, bodywork, acupuncture, embryology, and all of medicine.”

– Stella Osorojos Eisenstein, DAOM, IMT

“It is hard work weaving poetry into the gritty work of healing trauma, but Mines has managed to produce a book that is both medicinal and mystical.”

– Sophie Strand, author of The Flowering Wand and The Madonna Secret

The Secret of Resilience brings decades of academic and personal insight into focus from an embryological and neurodevelopmental standpoint. As Mines states, we have a birthright of resilience. This book is sure to be of enormous help to many people wading out of the muck of trauma into this inheritance.”

– Trista Hendren, publisher of Girl God Books

“This book is an ‘allegiance to the earth’ and an invitation to reunite with our birthright.”

– Cheryl Pallant, Ph.D., author of Ecosomatics

“This book appears at the precise time that it is needed for planetary evolution. Mines has dedicated her life to a brilliant exploration of embryology. In that exploration, she has found the secret to resilience that is the key to meeting these chaotic and heartbreaking times. Her personal and professional message directs us to the rediscovery of our innate brilliance. This is a must-read for anyone who inhabits a body and is curious about why they are here now.”

– Dr. Clare Willocks, OB-GYN, founder of Bridging the Healthcare Gap

“It is so rare and precious to find a teacher who prefers not to tell you things, so much as sing you into a new realm of knowledge and vision. Stephanie Mines is a dancer: she dances from the most touchingly and disarmingly personal to the grandest visions for humanity’s potential future. She calls us fearlessly to a homecoming, a necessary return to our ecstatic inner core: our limitless source of vitality and renewal. I’ve learned so much from this tender and compassionate book. It’s exactly the book humanity needs today.”

– Robin Grille, psychologist and author of Parenting for a Peaceful World and Inner Child Journeys

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