Fear, anger, anxiety, negativity, rudeness, information overload — the stressors of modern life can make just getting through the day a daunting task. Since 1985, John Maxwell Taylor has been moving through the collective madness with joy, spirit, and strength. The Power of I Am invites the reader to join him on this journey. Combining principles from martial arts, mindfulness, body-centered awareness, and spiritual and scientific principles, this engaging mix of practical tools, stories, and life lessons teaches personal empowerment through gaining inner strength in social situations and dealing effectively with negative people. The author uses real-world experiences to show readers how to stop being drained by “energy vampires,” how to defuse conflict by boosting energy levels when trouble comes, how to eliminate stage fright and other social anxieties, how to increase personal magnetism and sense of self, and how to tap the existing, but often dormant, power of the mind for personal transformation.
About Peter A. Levine
Dr. Peter A. Levine, author of the best-selling Waking the Tiger and of Healing Trauma, has a background in medical biophysics, stress, and psychology. He developed Somatic Experiencing®, and serves as a consultant to the Meadows, a leading residential addiction recovery center. He lives on the banks of the St. Vrain River in the Rocky Mountains.
"The Power of I AM shows us the way and, happily, it is highly entertaining and a rattling good read. Enjoy your journey with John Maxwell Taylor. I can assure you that you are in very good hands."
- From the foreword by PETER A. LEVINE, Ph.D., author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma and Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body
"I AM: More energized. More empowered. More self-aware. More enlightened. More fulfilled."
— ROBERT MAYER, author of How to Win Any Argument Without Raising Your Voice, Losing Your Cool, or Coming to Blows
"Women seeking self-empowerment will find these techniques highly effective in connecting with their innate divine power in difficult social situations. Here you can learn to stay grounded and centered amidst conflict and speak your truth without sacrificing yourself, your strength, or your femininity to please others."
— LINDA E. SAVAGE, Ph.D., author of Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality: The Power of the Feminine Way; AASECT Certified Sex Educator; President, San Diego North County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists