Turning the Hourglass: Children’s Passage Through Traumas and Past Lives, is a collection of stories written from the child’s point of view. It is based on the therapeutic model that Christine has developed which includes Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents and Regression Therapy. Emerging through these true stories of children are poignant words that draw the reader into the child’s world. Whether it is childhood trauma of abuse, difficulty with divorce and parenting variations, pre-natal, birth or past-life patterning, the stories unfold with children conquering their problems and developing into the lovely young people that they truly are. Various symptoms and behaviors ranging from issues such as a diagnosis of ADHD to severe anxiety and depression are lifted from the child as these healing stories guide the reader through each journey.
Parents who realize the benefits of alternative therapeutic techniques for their child or are searching for a method that truly works, teachers and therapists will find this book enlightening as they discover a powerful method of working with children. Awareness is raised about children, their plights and their enduring strengths inviting us all to acknowledge those who have such a small voice in our world.
“This is one of those books that is so engrossing, it is hard to put down. The book is unique in that it describes the cases by way of the child’s own words making it possible to enter right into the child’s world. Christine’s method of encouraging the child to create a story, be it a projection or a past life, is peerless. Therapists who work with children will find this book to be a tremendous gift.”
Violet Oaklander, Ph.D.
Author of Windows To Our Children: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents and Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child’s Inner Self
“A superb presentation by a master therapist and a wonderful read full of vital information. Christine Alisa’s work is a gift to all children!!”
Morris Netherton, Ph.D.
Author of Past Life Therapy and Strangers in the Land of Confusion
Christine Alisa is a compassionate healer who has worked with children, adolescents and their families for over twenty-five years. She is a Marriage Family Therapist with a private practice in Southern California where she lives. She has trained therapists in the United States, Europe, India and Brazil in the Regression Therapy she has developed with children and adolescents, which includes the extensive experience with Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents.