The Re-Mothering Experience:
How to Totally Love
John Diamond, M.D.
ISBN: 1-890995-25-8 (95 pp.)
Discover for yourself inhibiting attitudes which began during the earliest days of life, learn how to overcome them and become a totally loving person.
The maternal relationship as the foundation to holistic health is central to Dr. Diamond’s work. This seminal book, based on research and writings from the 1970s and early 1980s, is his first articulation of the the philosophy that he has more recently termed Matrophilia – the love for and of the Mother. Though written more than 40 years ago, these writings remain fresh, touching, and profoundly inspirational.
“The single most important fact I have learned in my years in psychiatry and preventive medicine is that love is the great healer. And yet we all know that there is something inside ourselves that prevents us loving fully, completely opening our hearts and making a total commitment.
The basic reason for this life in our inability to totally love our mothers. This problem has existed from the first minutes of life as a result of the unnatural manner of our births. Until this is overcome we cannot truly love our mothers or anyone else – spouse, child, mankind or God, as the foundation of all trust love is the early mother-baby relationship.
Therapy to overcome these problems requires intensive psychoanalysis or in-depth psychotherapy and may take some years as it involves the correction of unconscious mental attitudes operant since the very beginning of life.
The tests and the corrective techniques which I call the Re-mothering Experience can achieve excellent results almost instantaneously. By the time you have finished this book, if you so desire, you will be able to totally love your mother – and everyone.”
What might so easily be rendered esoteric and difficult to comprehend by other experts in the field, Diamond renders consistently comprehensible and accessible. I would even go so far as to recommend The Remothering Experience: How to Totally Love as an ideal gift for a wife, mother or grandmother, despite its slightly unprepossessing format (a slender volume with a pink cover that merely bears the title of the work and the author’s name). The importance of the message that it contains is of such key importance to all of us that the readership should, in fact, be wide.
— Lois Henderson, BookPleasures.com