How We Heal: Uncover Your Power and Set Yourself Free (Hardcover)
An instant New York Times bestseller
Beloved wellness author and teacher Alexandra Elle shares this practical and empowering guide to self-healing.
In How We Heal, bestselling author Alexandra Elle offers a life-changing invitation to heal yourself and reclaim your peace. In these pages, readers will discover essential techniques for self-healing, including journaling rituals to cultivate innate strength, accessible tools for processing difficult emotions, and restorative meditations to ease the mind.
Alex Elle elegantly weaves together themes like self-healing, mindfulness, inner child work, and boundary setting and presents the reader with easy-to-follow practices that have changed her life and the lives of the thousands of people she has taught. Her 4-part framework for healing will appeal to anyone who wants a clear process, while the compelling personal stories leave the reader feeling connected and ready to begin again.
Complementing the practices are powerful insights from Alex Elle's own journey of self-discovery using writing to heal, plus remarkable stories of healing from a range of luminary voices, including Nedra Tawwab, Morgan Harper Nichols, Dr. Thema Bryant, Barb Schmidt, and many more.
Brimming with encouragement and delivered with Alex Elle's signature warmth and candor, How We Heal is a must-have companion for anyone that wants to unlock their inner wisdom and confidence to heal on their own.
About the Author
Alexandra Elle is a New York Times bestselling author, wellness educator, and certified Breathwork coach. Writing came into her life by way of therapy and the exploration of healing through journaling and mindfulness. The intention behind Alex’s work is to build community and self-care practices through literature and language. Her work has been featured by a wide range of media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, Good Morning America, Essence, MindBodyGreen, Forbes, and many others. She teaches workshops and leads retreats centered around writing-to-heal and self-care. She lives in the Washington DC metro area with her husband and three daughters.
"We are all healing from something. Elle takes our hands and shows us the way to repairing our hearts so that we can make peace with our past and joyfully experience the present." -Jay Shetty, New York Times bestselling author of Think Like a Monk and podcast host of On Purpose
"How We Heal provides us with a practical tool kit for continuously healing our hearts and invites us to treat ourselves with compassion, empathy, patience, and love as we seek to do the work that healing requires." -Marisa Renee Lee, grief advocate, entrepreneur, and bestselling author
"This book is a must-read for anyone looking to supercharge their healing! Elle sees the importance of how we think, feel, and choose, and how this impacts how we function in our day-to-day lives. How We Heal is a natural outpouring of her passion for helping others find true and lasting healing through the power of the mind." -Dr. Caroline Leaf, neuroscientist, bestselling author, and award-winning podcast host
"This beautiful book is the physical manifestation of Elle's work-the power of healing through community. The book takes us on the journey of witnessing powerful and vulnerable stories while inviting us to look at our own healing. You'll finish this book feeling like you just left an intimate event with some of the most wonderful voices in wellness and beyond." -Yasmine Cheyenne, self-healing educator, author, and mental wellness advocate
"Elle is one of the premiere writers of the modern age. In How We Heal, she delivers powerful medicine for anyone who is ready to deeply transform their life. If you are looking to do serious healing work, this book is necessary."-Yung Pueblo, New York Times bestselling author of Clarity Connection
“Alexandra Elle has curated a beautiful collection of stories and advice from some of the wisest women of our time. Their insights won’t just move you; they’ll leave you rethinking your fundamental beliefs about healing. It’s not a goal to achieve—it’s a daily activity and a lifetime project.” -Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife