How to overcome disasters, losses and tragedies and soar to give compassion, light and love to others
byElizabeth A. Garcia-Janis MD
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**Receive help and guidance with an open heart**
Many times, we feel incapacitated to receive help. We may feel that by receiving help we are actually admitting to having a problem. By admitting the problem, we break through the denial that has been seemingly protecting us from a very painful truth. The truth is that disaster, losses and tragedies are a shock to our beings. They can overwhelm our psyches to a point that we don't want to believe that those occurrences are actually happening. The mind has a way of protecting itself from what seems to be hurtful. These are the times that we can choose to open up to our own vulnerabilities. Once we accept that we are human and recognize our own frailties, it becomes much easier to receive help and guidance.
The Phoenix Miracle is a book about how to soar beyond disasters, losses and tragedies to give compassion, love and light to others. This book is about the author’s strong belief that we have the inner strength and resilience to overcome our trials and tribulations. It is a book that hopefully helps the reader acquire haealing insights in dealing with life’s challenges. The Phoenix Miracle is considered the workbook sequel to the author’s previous book, The Courage to Encourage.
Having experienced losses and tragedies, I learned that the light truly shines brightly within the darkness of our grieving spirits. Tragedies teach us that a higher force is in control. Disasters bring out the best in us when we choose to be of help and service to the down-trodden and those afflicted with its life-changing consequences.
It is my hope that this book can help people strengthen their resilience within and that most of all, to know that they are not alone.
About the Author
Elizabeth A. Garcia-Janis MD DFAPA is a double board certified Child and Adult Psychiatrist who has dedicated her life serving those who suffered disasters, losses and tragedies. She served as chief medical officer and medical director in various psychiatric organizations and hospitals. Dr. Garcia-Janis volunteered doing intensive short term disaster relief work in many parts of the world: the Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption in the Philippines; the Katrina evacuess in Houston, Texas; the tsunami in Thailand; the Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica; and uplifted clean water for the world in Uganda. She also responded to the tribal emergency declared by a Lakota Native American tribal president regarding the youth suicides in the Pine Ridge reservation.
Dr. Garcia-Janis was granted the Distinguished Fellow award by the American Psychiatric Association. She was also awarded Physician of the Year in 2009 by the Medi-Star Medical News. The Leading Physicians of the World organization honored her as the Top Psychiatrist 2013. She has received numerous recognitions regarding her humanitarian work locally and globally.
She founded the Phoenix Global Humanitarian Foundation and its mission is to serve those who suffered disaster, losses and tragedies. Dr. Garcia-Janis authored The Courage to Encourage, Your Compassionate Nature and co-authored Utmost with Dr. Ashis Brahma.