'Inner Spark is a book that will help you move through difficult times, and remind you of your own greatness.' - Deepak Chopra Change is inevitable, but how can we learn to navigate struggle and appreciate how emotions ebb and flow? Kristin Vikjord presents a practical toolkit of exercises to help find, regain and nurture your inner spark. Drawing on her experiences as a Clinical Psychologist and yoga and mindfulness facilitator, Kristin combines these complementary, integrative therapies for a book that has the scientific mind of a psychologist and the heart and soul of yoga teacher. In Inner Spark, Kristin offers practical activities that match up to the three sections of the book: normalization; clarification and agency. She explains how pathways in the brain work, showing how, and crucially why, it's important for anyone navigating a difficult time, physically or mentally, to have a toolkit for re-connection. Kristin Vikjord has effectively harnessed the long Scandinavian winters to stoke her own inner spark and created this guide that will help readers embrace the challenges of modern life, from burnout to navigating new parenthood.
This book makes the radical but liberating suggestion that cultivating psychological health might be less a war we need to wage with ourselves, in this case to make suffering stop, and more about making peace with our embodied experience right now as it is. -- David Emerson YACEP, TCTSY-F, Director The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI, author Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy and co-author Overcoming Trauma through Yoga Kristin Vikjord's book is here to help you intelligently reveal your own inner spark and experience more luminosity in every area of your life. -- Elena Brower, bestselling author of Practice You, A Journal Down to earth, and heart opening this book full of personal stories and practical methods, will revive that flickering spark within you. A precious gem to carry with you always. -- Lama Tsultrim Allione author of Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine Chock full of practical wisdom that can help us not only survive, but to flourish during difficult times. -- Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School and author, The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems Kristin elegantly weaves contemporary psychology with essential teachings of mindfulness, into a beautiful and practical guidance book. Kristin is a leading voice in contemporary spirituality -- Lea Loncar MS Psychology, Founder fo Zenit Yoga and Samvid Yoga, NTNU University of Trondheim Lecturer and author Kristin Vikjord has a very readable, relatable and lively writing style. The reader is skillfully guided how to re-ignite their 'Inner Spark' through easy to adopt changes and techniques. -- Shirley Telles MBBS, MPhil, PhD (Neurophysiology), DSc (Yoga), Director, Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India Kristin Vikjord's book bursts from the mind of a psychologist and the soul of a powerful teacher, as deep as the Nordic waters. Kristin has a unique, healing, and important voice. I highly recommend it. -- Max Strom, speaker, breathing teacher and author of A Life Worth Breathing and There is No App for Happiness Inner Spark is a book that will help you move through difficult times, and remind you of your own greatness. -- Deepak Chopra, MD author, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential