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A Balance of Self
Dr Winfried Sedhoff M.D.
A balanced life is something we all yearn for, but it can only be honestly achieved through a balance of self.
This important book gently and sensitively guides us towards our inner self and shows us step by step how we can rescue, resuscitate and nurture our real identity back to health.
We are offered a life raft stocked with all the survival tools we need for our journey and a clear navigation chart with all the routes we may wish to take clearly signposted.
Although written as a handbook for those who have lost their sense of self, this book is also a pick me up to revitalise the true essence of those of us who are jaded or slightly unwell.
Now we have no more excuses to deny ourselves true happiness and fulfilment in all areas of our lives.
“If you are a human being interested in deeper fulfillment in yourself, your relationships, and others around you. If you seek a deeper connection with the planet earth we are living on, then you owe it to yourself to read this book and start living the values that are presented in it. If you are a Medical Practitioner you owe it to your patients to read this book and share the concepts with them. Few books clarify for us just what our human needs are, let alone give us practical guidance in how to fulfil them. This book is a must for every kitchen table.”
Dr Rick Sapsford MBBS, FRACGP, MGPP
(Masters General Practice Psychiatry - Monash University)
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 finally faced the personal realisation he had no true sense of who he was, no honest sense of self. This precipitated a life threatening personal crisis.
Forsaking all he believed, including a promising specialised 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 medical practitioners overcome depression, anxiety, and develop a true and honest sense of 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.