This entirely accessible user's guide will help you to take command of your life. From the creator of a scientifically proven form of psychotherapy that has successfully treated millions of people worldwide, its essential simplicity and its depth of compassion and empathy inspire the confidence to really give this method a go! Whether we've experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don't fully understand. Francine Shapiro explains how our personalities develop and why we become trapped into feeling, believing and acting in ways that don't serve us. She teaches techniques to release us from these prisons, to improve our relationships, break through emotional barriers, overcome limitations and, without pressure, to excel in ways taught to Olympic athletes, successful executives and performers. Described as a life-transforming gift to the world , Francine s methods hold the key to freedom.