GRESSON PEIFFER TALKS ABOUT HER DEBUT BOOK, SHARING MY LIGHT AND HEALING ENERGY: JOURNEY TO TRUE SELF
What is your book all about?
Sharing My Light and Healing Energy: Journey to True Self is my debut book that focuses on the many faces of self-acceptance and healing. It’s a self-help guide on how to heal our inner child, face our traumas, and process our life experiences in a manner where we can truly be at peace with our identity and improve ourselves for the better.
The book also has self-reflection pages and questions to ponder on as part of the reader’s journaling experience and emotional processing. It also has different scenarios and real life experiences to discuss every concept in a more personal way. I think sharing my own experiences on identity crisis and trauma is a genuine way to connect with readers who are going through the same thing.
What inspired you to write the book?
My greatest inspiration is service to others. I believe that many people are silenced and unable to speak of their experiences on racial discrimination, domestic abuse, and other traumatic experiences that may have impacted their childhood and adulthood. These are sensitive topics that are pushed under the rug and not talked about enough in fear of further judgment. My hope is that through my book, I will be able to reach out to people who have similar experiences and tell them they are not alone.
Who is your target audience for the book?
The target audience for the book is any individual who’s looking for inner healing and guidance on how to cope with life’s tribulations through meditation, energy healing, and other mindfulness healing methods.
What do you hope readers can get out of your book?
I hope readers will learn more about trauma processing and healing, as well as how they can feed their inner child. Adulting is such a big challenge for all of us and we often ignore how important our inner child is in dealing with life and keeping ourselves young at mind and heart.
It’s also hard to know where to begin when it comes to inner healing, and it’s definitely not a linear type of progression. A lot of people often don’t have access to mental healthcare and resort to dealing with their traumas and abuses alone. This is something I’d like to solve through my book by providing guided reflections and meditations targeted on specific situations and experiences when it comes to trauma, domestic abuse, and others.
Overall, the goal of the book is to help overcome those traumas, no matter how small the progress is and no matter the background of the reader.
What are your future goals/plans for the book?
My plans for the book is to reach more target audiences and inspire them to learn more about inner healing through different meditation and energy healing methods. Part of the book’s mission is to help promote mental health awareness and its huge impact on shaping a person’s well-being, not just physically but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Another plan is to write a second installment where we further talk about the psychology behind inner healing and explore other mindfulness methods to achieve a holistic wellness.
And something more about yourself.
I’m very passionate about anything Filipino! As you know, I’m half Filipina-Belgian, and I’ve recently binge watched a popular TV series in the Philippines called Maria Clara at Ibarra. This show is a perfect crossover between present-day Philippines with their national hero Jose Rizal’s controversial duology during the Spanish era, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. This is the first time that a historic novel is adapted into a TV series and it definitely earned the favor of both old and young generations in the country.