By Madonna Siles

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When Eve suffered a near-fatal mind aneurysm, Madonna Siles, her housemate and buddy, too fast came upon herself making serious brief- and long term therapy judgements with none aid. while the coverage and monetary assets ran out and the traditional treatment services discharged zombie-like Eve to the homecare of a solitary caregiver, either their futures appeared hopeless.

Instead of giving up, Madonna Siles drew on existence event and her advertising and marketing occupation to enhance a rehabilitation application that harnessed the facility of the unconscious brain. utilizing motivational innovations borrowed from the advertisements international, she appealed to Eve's unconscious to circumvent the mind harm and repair common functioning. In 3 brief years, even the medical professionals have been surprised at Eve's restoration and go back to a near-normal life.

Part memoir, half restoration guide, mind, Heal Thyself is a guidebook for millions of shell-shocked people who all at once locate themselves having to make lifestyles and demise judgements for these they love. With humor, heat, and arresting honesty, Madonna Siles's energetic narrative heavily examines not just the patient's restoration, but additionally the the most important position of caregivers—and the emotional, monetary, and functional pressures they face.

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