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The bestselling psychotherapist and author of The Power of Kindness provides concrete, meaningful lessons in developing internal willpower during times of personal crisis.
We all experience periods of gloom, fear, and uncertainty. But we each possess deep reserves of inner strength and wisdom for dealing with such setbacks. Indeed, it is the very arrival of darkened circumstances that can summon our untapped energies.
In Your Inner Will, therapist and philosopher Piero Ferrucci explores how to play on the iron chords of our interior selves. In this stirring and deeply practical work, Ferrucci provides a full program for the cultivation of the will by employing insights from classical mythology and wisdom teachings, neuroscience research, case studies, and psychological exercises.
Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of will and is followed by exercises that guide the reader in its development. Chapters include: Mastery, Autonomy, Freedom, Courage, Integrity, and Resilience. Ferrucci describes the pitfalls we face when our inner strength is lacking, and shows us what we can expect when it is healthfully developed. An effective will can guide us in our search for inner freedom; it helps us to take risks and to renew ourselves; it makes us feel strong and confident.
Your Inner Will is an immensely practical study that helps readers navigate crises and pursue more purposeful lives.
About the Author
Piero Ferrucci is a psychotherapist and philosopher. He has been a student of and collaborator with Robert Assagioli, the founder of psychosynthesis. He is the author of books including The Power of Kindness, What We May Be, Inevitable Grace, and What Our Children Teach Us, as well as the editor of The Human Situation, a book of Aldous Huxley’s lectures. He lives near Florence, Italy with his wife and two sons.
“This book, written by a collaborator of Roberto Assagioli, presents the best of the emerging trends in philosophy, neuroscience, and cognitive therapy in order to help readers shift their focus of attention and regain power in their lives. Ferrucci is realistic, supportive, and confident in his readers’ ability to find their way through the labyrinth and into the light of conscious choice and self-determination. The book is filled with suggestions for pursuing individual inner wisdom, for putting what is learned into practice, and for opening the door to further personal growth via internal exploration.”
“The author is a psychotherapist and a long-time student and practitioner of Roberto Assagioli’s psychosynthesis. He blends his clinical experience and insight with experimental studies to discuss the development of personal qualities that apply to the spiritual path: for example, depth, resilience, integrity, courage and the state of grace. Practical advice.”
--Light of Consciousness
“His insights are widely intuitive. The very act of reading his balanced sentences unties knots and encourages openness.”
--Los Angeles Times
“Piero Ferrucci evokes from the rich and complex tapestry of human endeavor the simple grace of the Way.”
“In my works I continue to use many of the techniques Dr. Ferrucci describes so beautifully.”
--Stephanie Matthews-Simonton, coauthor of Getting Well Again
“Ferrucci keeps it simple yet profound.”