Contributors: Nicole Zasowski
Binding: Trade Paper
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Do you have it all and wonder why you still feel empty? Are you facing struggles that you cannot overcome alone? Discover God’s transformational grace and a path to peace and healing from marriage and family therapist Nicole Zasowski.
Nicole felt her greatest joy was to help her clients know their inherent value and safety. What she could not see was that she was personally missing out on the peace she was so passionate about helping others find. She had no idea that coping behaviors she had relied on since childhood–performing, control, and independence–held her identity and sense of security together and only numbed the broken parts of her that needed healing. She lived her life from a deep belief that peace and joy could be found only on the far side of a dream realized, a change of venue, or a goal achieved.
But as Nicole would discover, the coping behaviors we adopt in order to protect ourselves from pain in our early years become barriers to meaning and connection later in life. When she faced multiple miscarriages, a devastating diagnosis, relational struggles, a cross-country move, and a job change, these protective behaviors failed. In the midst of pain, Nicole discovered that the unlikely path to healing begins when we release the protective behaviors we once trusted and find ourselves with open hands to receive what we need in the transforming reality of God’s grace. Through vulnerable storytelling, wise teaching, and thought-provoking questions, Nicole guides readers to consider their own pain and coping behaviors and points them toward healing truths.