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A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever | [Marianne Williamson]

A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever

For so many people, whether your addiction is to a substance or merely to a certain way of thinking or acting, a profound humbling occurs when you realize that your problem is bigger than you are. The terror of realizing, even dimly, that you have no control over a self-destructive pattern of behavior - that as much as you would want to, you simply cannot stop - can mark a crucial turning point in your life. At that point, you go in one of two directions: either way, way down, or way, way up....
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For so many people, whether your addiction is to a substance or merely to a certain way of thinking or acting, a profound humbling occurs when you realize that your problem is bigger than you are. The terror of realizing, even dimly, that you have no control over a self-destructive pattern of behavior - that as much as you would want to, you simply cannot stop - can mark a crucial turning point in your life. At that point, you go in one of two directions: either way, way down, or way, way up....

This audio is for you if you know in your heart that you are an addict, and that you are powerless before your addictive behavior. As the title promises, Marianne Williamson looks at weight loss from a spiritual perspective, bringing you 30 lessons that can be done separately or in conjunction with any other serious spiritual path. These 30 lessons are completely separate from anything related to diet or exercise - they will retrain your consciousness in the area of weight in order to break the cycle of overeating, dieting, and shame that rules so many lives. Finally, Marianne has brought you what you’ve been waiting for: help to heal your addiction once and for all!

©2010 Hay House (P)2010 Hay House

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    madelyn kowalewski 11-09-10 Member Since 2009
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    "course in weight loss"

    Excellent book! We all can diet, and we also know diets don't work long term. This course which will requre YOU to do the work and change your subconscious to make a change,to root out fear and embrace love. As Marianne said " .This course is not about our relationship with food, its about our relationship with love. For love is a true healer.And Miracles occur naturally in the presence of Love."

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Petunia Fontana, California USA 02-05-11
    Petunia Fontana, California USA 02-05-11 Member Since 2010

    Petunia Power!

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    "A spiritual key to weight loss...and surrender"

    I am really enjoying this Course as part of my spiritual journey and my quest to allow my body freedom forever from compulsive dieting and overeating. I have, it seems, been on a lifelong journey to "get skinny," and though I gave up diets years ago, I still struggle with fear-based overeating. In my heart I always knew that my extra pounds around my mid-section were due to a spiritual dis-ease, rather than anything I was or wasn't doing in the physical world (I am a very active dancer and teacher who carries about 20 lbs. of extra fluff around the middle). I have found much comfort and catharsis in Ms. Williamson's prayers and journaling lessons. She is helping me face the fear of other people and of life that underlies my use of food as a pacifier. In my opinion, one does not have to be Christian to enjoy this program; however, one does have to be open to the concept of surrender to Spirit, much as in a 12-step program, which is what I am finding particularly inspiring and so different from other weight-loss efforts I've made. Overall, this audiobook has very much inspired and comforted me in my ever-deepening spiritual quest to live free from fear and in Love.

    >^.,.^< Maria

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Paige Norcross, GA, United States 03-13-12
    Paige Norcross, GA, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Helps Explain So Much!"

    I am a health coach and I have connected a lot of dots with this work. About to read for the 3rd time. My body is changing in just few weeks.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen dublin, OH, United States 01-01-11
    Maureen dublin, OH, United States 01-01-11 Member Since 2010
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    "At last the GENUINE solution!"

    Marianne Williamson has given us a great gift in the form of a beautiful weight loss transformation that heals the ROOT of the problem in a warm humorous healing way. The weight is dropping off me effortlessly as I realize that the body problem is a product of my own erroneous belief system. This is a sacred healing text and I AM so grateful for it!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 07-05-11
    Maria 07-05-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Better in printed format"

    I thought the book had some helpful ideas, but would be better used in printed format. The worksheet pages are repetitive being read out loud, and would be hard to follow unless you quickly write them as she speaks them.

    My main complaint was that the author reads this SO fast. I found that the speed, and her dramatic inflections, distracting and at times unpleasant.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Bliss Hutto, TX, United States 05-07-12
    Bliss Hutto, TX, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to A Course in Weight Loss again? Why?

    Its another book that came along a the perfect time in my life. I have always battled with my weight. I have been really seeking spiritual change and growth in my life and learned that everything is spiritually connected. Sh breaks it down and gives you examples I really understood and it has helped me tremendously. I could apply this principle to other areas in my life.


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    Jennifer DORAL, FL, United States 09-03-12
    Jennifer DORAL, FL, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I finally got it."
    If you could sum up A Course in Weight Loss in three words, what would they be?

    Discovery, understanding, life changing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Course in Weight Loss?

    The most memorable moment during the book was when I was finally able to make a connection between my cravings for certain foods and my emotional state. I discovered what I had been lacking emotionally and how this was a factor in my overeating.


    Have you listened to any of Marianne Williamson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any Marianne Williamson's performances before this one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ana NEW YORK, NEW YORK, United States 07-02-12
    Ana NEW YORK, NEW YORK, United States 07-02-12
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    "beautiful y peace feeling book!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Course in Weight Loss the most enjoyable?

    the voice and soul of Marianne Williamson


    What did you like best about this story?

    the interpretation of the problem, the new vision totally different about the problem that a lot of people suffer in silence. It's a new beginning!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I have a really extreme reaction, make feel in peace and to feel a new inpowerment of my self.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are tired of trying losing weight, and tired of readings book that promise you the definitive result, try this one! it a new vision, a new beginning that bring you peace and love to yourself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kimbereley oregon city, OR, United States 07-18-12
    kimbereley oregon city, OR, United States 07-18-12

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    "Marianne's attempt to go mainstream"
    Would you try another book from Marianne Williamson and/or Marianne Williamson?

    Yes, I love Marianne, just not this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Good information based on common sense, human psychology, conditioning, behaviors and subconscious thoughts and beliefs, but it was really not strong on the ACIM principles. But then it would be hard to write a book about Weight Loss from A Course perspective as the Course will tell you that your body is an illusion. If your body isn't real, then neither is your fat, end of story....LOL...Only a serious course student could appreciate that. Obviously Marianne neeed her book to have more appeal to the masses.
    I feel like Marianne wanted to appeal to the mainstream and it was a bit of a fail. If you have never read or studied ACIM you may like this audio better, but don't be mislead to think it is based much on ACIM at all.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Annapolis, MD, United States 11-14-10
    Margaret Annapolis, MD, United States 11-14-10 Member Since 2008
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    "She has written many better books....."

    I have loved Marianne since she wrote her first book and uttered her first spiritual word.......I love everything she has written, but not so much this book.....while I love her style of reading, it's a big draw for me to her audio books, I found this book quite boring, both for content---seemed to be more for people who need to loose a LOT of weight and who have no clue about anything to do with weight loss---and for her reading style of this material---I just didn't like the reading of this book.......sorry Marianne, I still love you, but looking for more of your real spirituality books.....

    10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • wellness pharmacist
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    10/28/12
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    "Deeply thought provoking"

    Even though I have been offering a weight loss service myself for many years and have read widely on the subject ,I feel this book is one that any compulsive eater should listen to. Firstly have to say, if you are touchy around religion you might find the references to God a bit disconcerting, but if you accept this as the reference to our higher selves/ divine mind then you can get on with it just fine. If you have no feel for spirituality at all- forget it! Nice thing also about this audio version is the voice is very clear and has an uplifting quality to it. Highly recommended

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dillie Bubble
    London, UK
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    "Not what you expect"

    This book is not for someone who wants instant solutions to weight loss. Rather it addresses the background behind why we become over weight in the first place and helps to address that with exercises and mindful solutions.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • jen
    Westbury on Trym, United Kingdom
    9/24/14
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    "Not my sort of book"

    For the right person i'm sure this is a good listen. I just didn't enjoy it at all. The content grated on me rather than inspired me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • chelle
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    "utter waste of money"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I bought this book thinking it would help with weightloss but it just rambles on, very boring, and loads about Oprah, whilst im sure she is a lovely lady, this book was like a fan club to her.
    i was very disappointed and stopped listening halfway thru.


    Has A Course in Weight Loss put you off other books in this genre?

    No, Im sure there are plenty more that would appeal to me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    By concentrating on what the title said, sticking to that subject and not rambling on and on about Oprah.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Course in Weight Loss?

    Most of the god stuff and gumph about Oprah


    Any additional comments?

    I wish id gone with my gut feeling and bought another book.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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