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What a fantastic little Bookshop we have here at the Relaxation Centre! It’s like a kind of Aladdin’s Cave, full of wonderful exotic and undiscovered treasures. This exceptional little Bookshop is the work of many passionate people from various walks of life – that is what makes it so unique.

In our bookshop are voices numerous; new and old special, extraordinary pioneers calling out their discoveries to share with you and they are found in our Books, CDs and DVDs and many of our terrific courses. Should you find that we don’t have the item that you are looking for PLEASE don’t hesitate to ask one of our wonderful Bookshop staff members for help, they will be only too happy to assist you to source it.

We have such a wide range of Meditation and Relaxation materials along with the countless other self-discovery and life-skill materials such as: Nonviolent Communication, insights on cancer and what we can do, and Creative Expression.

Our little gift corner offers many interesting and unusual cards and small gifts (lots of them under $20). We have great books for kids and healthy parenting tips, so come along and say hello to our amazing staff here at the Bookshop and have a browse around our outstanding little shop.

So often behind all books there is a story prior to people getting into personal and spiritual exploration and writing. There is often a background of extreme difficulty, sadness, fear, sickness, aggression/bullying, drugs, alcohol, not fitting in, feeling alienated or being totally unacceptable.

Out of that background the person (author/speaker/researcher) has searched deeply within themselves for answers. Bit by bit those answers appropriate to their situation have emerged and they found themselves being involved in teaching others in ways they could never have imagined even a short time before. Such is the mystery of life – such, it seems, is the value in suffering – such is the power and resilience of our spirit.

So whatever it is you are battling with inside yourself come and look at our stock, listen to some of our Relaxation CDs, check out many of our DVDs in our Film  Sessions
(Thursday afternoons and Friday evenings).

Many of us are questioning as never before and can seem constantly challenged. We look for answers and often discover that what once worked for us doesn’t work any longer  and, yes, life is definitely speeding up and changing and we have to move with it. It’s then we need to look at things we would never have considered previously and yet oddly might now seem to fit perfectly and give us what it is that we’re needing and, most importantly, lead us to the answers that we seeking.

That’s what the Relaxation Centre Courses and Shop are here for. Please use them and enjoy them.

In the past few weeks we have rearranged the Shop to give you more space when you visit us.

You will see we have added a table and chairs to the middle of the shop so you can come in, sit down and enjoy browsing through some of the wonderful books we have here waiting for you.

Each month we bring in many new books but always try to retain and have in stock some of those great old favourites that have been and still are so motivational and encouraging. These are books that are timeless.

Now we want to introduce you to some more recent favourites for better health.

The Fast Diet Recipe Book Mimi Spencer

This book is full of 150 carefully crafted nutritious low-calorie recipes to enable you to incorporate the 5:2 weight-loss system into your daily life. It includes simple breakfasts to leisurely suppers and a month of meal plans. Dr Sarah Schenker (co-author) is the nutritionist for two of the leading internationally-renowned soccer teams in London.

Anti-inflammatory Foods and Recipes – Using The Power Of Plant Foods To Heal And Prevent Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease And Chronic Pain

The above says so much – but Beverly Lynn Bennett highlights that inflammation is the immune system’s defense defence mechanism in action. Acute inflammation is a desirable response to injuries and infections but chronic inflammation, which can be present without noticeable symptoms for years, can lead to serious health problems such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook

This is a do-it-yourself guide to living well with chronic illness, written by Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt.

The authors say that with 5 auto immune conditions between them they have achieved outstanding results using the exact basis laid out in their book. They hope this is the missing link you’ve been seeking to reclaim a vibrant healthy life. They say that beyond most books about autoimmune disease that focus on diet alone, each step of this book is divided into easy-to-use chapters that demystify the process to lead you to optimum healing. They suggest 7 key steps to recovery.

Thyroid HealingAnthony Williams, author, says if you’ve struggled with any chronic health issues you’re not alone – you’re one among millions confronting the mysterious symptoms that medical communities have begun to connect with thyroid illness. Like so many, you want the greater truth about the thyroid.

They say we’ve waited over 100 years for real insights from medical communities into thyroid problems, and they haven’t come. Even the most recent expert opinions don’t yet have a handle on what’s really behind your suffering. Hashimoto’s is not the body attacking itself. There is more to thyroid cancer than we’re being told. You’re not hopeless if you don’t have a thyroid anymore. Thyroid illness should not be blamed on your genes. Today’s thyroid diagnoses do not explain your years of suffering with mystery symptoms. The author Anthony William invites you to discover the real reasons and the healing path for dozens of symptoms and conditions. By the same author we have a book which is extremely popular, Medical Medium.

Again he highlights secrets behind chronic and mystery illness and how to finally heal.

At last we have it!

Many of you will remember that in December last year Dr Rod Rutledge, a Canadian oncologist visited Brisbane and spoke at here. Unfortunately, when he spoke in New Zealand prior to him reaching Brisbane the audience snapped up his multi copies of The Healing Circle. He describes his book as integrating science, wisdom and compassion in reclaiming wholeness on the cancer journey. We received very enthusiastic feedback from his two presentations and people were very disappointed that they couldn’t get hold of the book – so here it is. On the back of the book it says, “This book includes inspiring true stories and teachings from the ‘Skills for Healing Cancer Retreats’. It’s intimate examination of the cancer journey provides a practical and fresh perspective on how to heal the at the levels of body, mind and spirit.

Below we show a few books which have had a profound effect on many people.

Dr Ainslie Meares was a remarkable medical doctor/psychiatrist who practised in Melbourne. Many people claim that he was the first doctor in the Western World to advocate and prove the beneficial effects on our physical bodies of learning and practising Relaxation. His focus was on teaching stillness.

Lionel invited Dr Ainslie  Meares to Brisbane in 1981 to be the key speaker at a conference we organised to include 3 other doctors on what we as individuals can do for ourselves in addition to what doctors offered to those with cancer.

Dr Meares was  meticulous in his research and recording of the effects of Relaxation on his patients. For many of his final years he focussed on people diagnosed with cancer with only limited time to live. Some of the results were remarkable and virtually all of the people he gave 3 or 4 sessions of Relaxation a week to reported a wide variety of benefits, physically and in their general wellbeing.

Dr Meares wrote 30 books including “Relief Without Drugs” (no longer available) which, on its own, inspired individuals and practitioners worldwide. He detailed records of each patient and was very scientific in his whole approach.

Hundreds of people attended the session in Brisbane.

We recorded his presentation and have it here on CD. It is titled “The Healing Effects of Meditation” and we sell it for $22. We know of no other CD of his talks.

A book which is not often shouted about from the roof tops is entitled “You Own Perfect Medicine.”  On the cover it says, “The proven natural miracle cure that medical science has never revealed – although clinically tested and medically proven.” The problem for most people it is all about the application in a range of ways of your own urine – YUK say most people immediately – but when you read the author Martha M Christie’s personal story you can see why she devoted the rest of her life to looking into this in many countries, cultures and down through the ages to leading medical researchers. The list of medical conditions worked with is fascinating and surprising – so whatever you do keep an open mind. It might be what you’re looking for now or in the future – quotes by doctors in many countries are included.

“Natural Gardening in Australia” is a wonderful book full of invaluable ideas. Jeffrey Hodges wrote it in 1989. When we first got to know Jeffrey he constantly brought in the most beautiful looking vegetables full of great taste. On the back cover of Jeffrey’s book he is described as an environmental scientist, lecturer and avid gardener – his enthusiasm, commitment and practical know-how made this book an immediate best-seller. Over the years it has been revised, expanded, and empowered and assisted countless Australians to know how to garden in harmony with nature. Jeffrey says, “My ultimate goal is to create a self-sustaining garden eco system – a garden where I don’t have to water, weed, fertilise, kill pests or even sow seeds.” Sounds amazing? Well the book has been reprinted many times and it’s here.

Do you like being surprised? – do you like to question why you haven’t heard something before? – do you like to correct deep misunderstandings? – do you like to say, “Well, how amazing!”? Well, here’s your opportunity.

HAVE YOUR SAY! We welcome your ideas, suggestions and recommendations; just pop them into the suggestion box located on the counter at the Bookshop.

Please ring us on 3856 3733 with any questions you have or requests for Books, CDs and DVDs.