When Paula Reed looks back, life hasn’t been easy. From sexual abuse by a family friend to losing her mother to cancer and living with a drink-dependent father, nobody blames Reed for her propensity to always seek answers to heal her pain.
In her new book, Reed, a holistic and complementary therapist, tells her poignant yet fascinating life story, while sharing the answers she has uncovered to some of the modern world’s biggest health questions.
Onion Therapy is Paula Reed’s story of her life looking for answers to the biggest health issues of our modern age. For the last ten years, she has steered the Loughborough Cancer Self Help group, one of the oldest groups of its type in the UK, and is the current chairperson.
Her personal story tells of her childhood; losing her mother to cancer when she was only nine years old, and having to grow up very quickly to look after her younger sister and cope with her drink dependant father. She had to live with the inner turmoil of being sexually abused by a family friend and being too ashamed to tell anyone for more than 30 years. Onion Therapy is the revelation of her healing journey and the answers she has found for everyone to share.
“Ultimately, this book is a raw look at life through my own personal lens; at the adversity that has driven a lifelong desire to find answers to the health problems that prevent many of us from prospering,” explains the author.
“It contains an abundance of tips and techniques anyone can use to heal common and rare health complaints, as well as how to deploy and exploit the power of the mind – one of our most useful resources.
“Of course, I had to relive much of the past to write this, but found I had a wider obligation to humanity to share all I have learned, including what inspired me to seek the information out. I hope it’s helpful and changes as many lives as possible.”
For ten years Paula, a former banker, has helped to run The Loughborough Cancer Self-Help Group, and has discovered how alternative treatments and therapies can offer help and hope often after conventional medicine has failed. She also knows that the very best way to evade cancer is through living a healthy and positively mindful life. She knows too, that it is also the very best way to live life even without the threat of cancer.
She says: “There are hundreds of self-help books out there, but this book is different. In addition to providing information about alternative therapies, you will learn about the most important component of health – the power of the mind. Not only can it make the difference as to whether you get disease or overcome disease, it can also make the difference as to whether you achieve or not.
“If used properly this component can be applied to anything and everything in life to create a positive outcome. The very fact that I am writing this book is proof, as until I learned how to change my belief of “not being good enough” I was held back, and being prevented from making my dream a reality.
“My personal journey to get to where I am today, what I had to go through to get here, together with being under constant stress had a seriously negative effect on my health. But that is not the whole story. Like me you are likely to be shackled, bound by your own beliefs, 70% of which are negative. Not only is your health being affected but many other aspects of your life are held back from progress.
“In my personal journey you will read about how I deal with my stress and how I have learnt to utilise the power of my mind to change my beliefs; and in this book you will learn how you can change those beliefs that are stopping you from moving forward.”
‘Onion Therapy’ is available now. For more information and to order, visit the official website.