Could this book have helped Michael Jackson?
As news about Michael Jacksonâ€™s cause of death is confirmed as homicide from lethal doses of prescription drugs, healing expert Caryl Westmore, author of a new book, “You Can Break-Free Fastâ„¢ – 3 Simple Steps to Get Unstuck and Attract the Life you Love”, says she believes the number one healing secret that could have saved Michael Jackson lies in his own references to his â€œlost, stolen childhood.â€
The book, a practical self-help guide to emotional healing, proves with numerous cases studies that intense or traumatic memories from childhood can sabotage Adult life and lead to addictions, insomnia, unhappiness, negative beliefs, and pain, both physical and emotional. Which is why the author says Jacksonâ€™s life could have been â€œsavedâ€ if only he had had a chance to heal his damaged childhood.
Jackson who died June 25, would have been 51 on August 29, 2009. His family recently confirmed his funeral date as September 3, 2009.
Since Jacksonâ€™s death, Westmore has been blogging and tweeting on her insights which she has now made available at her website as a free E-book â€œMichael Jackson: 5 Healing Lessons that can heal â€“ or save â€“ your lifeâ€.
Michael Jackson often referred, on TV and in the press, to his “stolen childhood” as a show-biz kid with a physically and emotionally abusive father who instilled fear and hatred in him. Jacksonâ€™s haunting song: “Have You Seen My Childhood” vividly captures his pain and longing for a more carefree way of growing up.
Westmore believes this throws light on Jacksonâ€™s addictive, sad and bizarre behaviors, ultimately leading to his giving his power away to drugs, leading to his death. The L.A. coroner report recently confirmed Jackson died due to a â€œlethal drug cocktailâ€.
The life-saving secret that might have helped him, says Westmore, is deleting the damaging memories of childhood stored in the â€œemotional brainâ€ now recognized by medical scientists as a repository for fearful, intense or traumatic memories.
In Chapter 4 of “You Can Break-Free Fastâ„¢”, she elaborates on the latest scientific and medical findings about this â€œbrain within the brainâ€ and how these throw light on her own approach to healing.
Says Westmore: â€œThe 3-step Break-Free Fastâ„¢ Formula, applies a method called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT, also called psychological acupuncture or tapping, to delete the pain surrounding a past memory and restore balance in the emotional brain, which cannot easily be reached by â€˜talk therapyâ€™â€.
Put another way, she says her book is about rescuing the inner child from being frozen at the time a traumatic memory happened, often leading to problems like Jackson struggled with such as insomnia and addictions.
The book is packed with case studies of the author’s clients who had life-changing sessions that set them free from issues like eating disorders and dysfunctional behavior. In every case their pain had been â€œset upâ€ in childhood and could be released swiftly from with what the author calls a â€œbreak-free-aha.â€
Westmore also reveals her own dramatic story â€“ how she went from divorced, broke, homeless after a house fire and unemployed at 50, to living her dream life today, married to her soul mate and traveling the world as a â€œBreak-Free Fastâ€ writer, speaker and coach. The key to her transformation, she believes, was the clearing processes that eventually gave her a â€œsecond chance at life.â€
She explains her passion for â€œbreaking free from the pastâ€ in terms of her own damaged childhood as the child of an alcoholic father. Her subsequent healing journey after she “wanted to die” led her to study with acclaimed self-help experts and train as a Journey therapist and EFT Practitioner, using her intuitive insights to help clients worldwide, including South Africa where she worked for many years.
â€œThere are two key times in childhood when I notice that people get blocked or stuck as victims,” she says: “between the ages of 0-10 and again in the teenage years. As I discovered, itâ€™s never too late to have a healed childhood and a happy adult life.â€
“If you had a difficult or dysfunctional childhood,” says Westmore, “you have the choice to either break free by healing the damage – or stay a victim and risk progressive self-destruction and wasting of your â€˜golden yearsâ€™ like Michael Jackson, may he rest in peace.”
â€œYou Can Break-Free Fastâ„¢ â€“ 3 Simple Steps to Get Unstuck and Attract the Life you Love,â€ by Caryl Westmore (Foreword by Dr Joe Vitale)is published by Outskirts Press and available as a paperback from Amazon or as an e-book.