Dr Winfried Sedhoff's The Fall and Rise of Women tells the story of women the world over, struggling to find fulfilling, balanced, and lastingly satisfying lives. Unrealistic expectations are thrust upon them to be mothers, workers, parents, and carers all at once. Being all things to all people has left women battling to know who they are, and what it's like to be their true selves.
The book charts the downfall and denigration of women leading to dysfunctional families. Beyond the family unit, communities fragment and fall apart; leading to wars, extremes of wealth and poverty, mass starvation, and destruction of the natural world on an unprecedented scale.
But it doesn't have to be this way. Dr Sedhoff shows that in some cultures - such as the Cherokee and Iroquois Nations of the United States - to be a woman was to be revered, as nature intended. Ancient wisdoms, and the ways of nature, can help us find a path for a society that is struggling to find its way.
This book's message is overwhelmingly positive and life affirming. As a woman you can enhance your tolerance, compassion, caring, and wisdom. You can master your pains and fears so future generations not only avoid such unnecessary hardships, but become more authentic, and live more fulfilling lives, and ultimately transform the world.
As you read this book you will learn:
why you are often treated so poorly simply for being a woman, and what you can do to change that
how to master and resolve your emotional pains and fears through communication with the source of your intuition, your Inner Self
how to build friendships with other women and be supported
how to make your relationship closer, more meaningful, satisfying and stable, by better meeting the friendship needs of your partner, and vice versa
how to create balance in your life
how to calm your mind, and improve your mental health
how to increase your wisdom, tolerance, and compassion
ways to enhance your spirituality, and connect with nature
the sources of peace, strength and focus
how to connect with your authentic self
how to be a better parent, or carer.
The light that can transform a dark world lies deep within women, waiting to be uncovered and raised once more.
Dr Winfried Sedhoff is a physician with a special interest in mental health. Born in Germany he grew up in the small southern New South Wales country city of Albury, Australia. He graduated medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1987. In his early twenties and barely two years after graduating, having endured many years of intermittent depression - especially at high school and university - Winfried suffered a life threatening personal crisis. Forsaking all he believed, including a promising specialized medical career, he spent twelve months in self-imposed isolation in a small rental unit in Sydney and began an internal quest to find himself, and a sense of unquestionable truth. His success has allowed him to create a life that has been both personally satisfying and feels his own. He no longer suffers depression. Over twenty years later his personal realisations form the foundation of models and ideas that are successfully helping both patients and depression, anxiety, and develop a true and honest sense of authentic self. Winfried continues to shares his practical models and insights with trainee and experienced physicians alike. Many have found the user-friendly approaches beneficial both for their clients and in their personal lives. He lives in Brisbane, Australia.