Finding Francesca by Stephanie Correa
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Book Description: Do you feel stuck in an endless cycle of self-criticism, extreme discipline, and restriction? Do you believe being hard on yourself will force you to reach your goals and achieve success? Do you feel victim to self-sabotaging behaviors keeping you from relishing in the success you see others enjoying around you?
What if there was a way to meet these self-sabotaging parts of your personality, to interview them and gain an understanding of why they have been showing up in your life? Imagine reconciling and falling in love with who they are with in you, releasing their negative impact and creating a true sense of inner peace.
Finding Francesca takes you step-by-step through the process of meeting the self-sabotaging parts of your personality by sharing true accounts of intimate, powerful and humorous inner meetings written as the occurred. Through these stories, the visualization process and sample list of protectors included within Finding Francesca, you will be empowered to overcome self-sabotaging behaviors, confidently work toward goals without using restriction and inner-bullying tactics and gain the ability to learn how absolutely adorable and lovable you really are.
My thoughts: Taking an inner look and figuring out why/how we do things is a positive step for anyone who is dealing with issues of weight, self-esteem, abuse, etc. Finding Francesca is the result of Stephanie Correa's efforts to let go of past abuse and move on to a better future.
Stephanie describes a process to imagine yourself in a room with different aspects of your personality. Take each aspect and ask questions on how and why they were formed, their function, and then let them go to find peace. I have just described a simplistic form of her suggestions, but it is the basic foundation.
I appreciate the effort that Stephanie went through to find peace and happiness and applaud her desire the share her healing process with everyone. For me, this approach doesn't feel right. That being said, I do see the benefit of trying it and see if it works for you.
I received this book several months ago and apologize that it has taken me this long to read it. It is a good book. It will help people.
While the abuses she experienced are not described in great detail. They are of a sensitive nature (physical abuse, emotional abuse, bullying, rape). This book may not be a good fit for someone who is sensitive to those situations.