Synopsis from Amazon:
Irene Watson’s pretentious life could go no further until she faced her past. Her moving and inspiring memoir begins at the end, in a recovery center, where she has gone to understand a childhood fraught with abuse, guilt, and uncertainty. Two distinct parts of the book look at abusive child rearing and the process of recovery years later. This story shows change, growth, and forgiveness are possible. It gives hope and freedom to those accepting the past and re-writing life scripts that have been passed down for generations. It’s never too late to change your life, never too late to heal. Praise for The Sitting Swing “Watson’s memoir recounts her fearful, highly sheltered years as she uncovers the childhood wounds leading to her personality crisis. This is an earnest memoir, well structured.” -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “The Sitting Swing is the poignant story of the author’s successful journey to transcend the patterns sculpted by her parents and childhood experiences. I loved it!”-NANCY OELKLAUS, PHD, LIFE COACH AND AUTHOR OF JOURNEY FROM HEAD TO HEART: LIVING AND WORKING AUTHENTICALLY “As a teacher of transformational principles for self-discovery and the treatment of addictions, reading The Sitting Swing inspired me to a richer new voice, infusing my lectures with a deeper level of meaning.
This book certainly gives you something to think about. Everyone has an addiction, just some aren’t as obvious as others.
Irene Watson tells the story of her childhood which was not only over controlling but also facing great hardships and abuse. Even though I knew this was a true story, it was holding me as if it was fiction.
You are then told how Irene starts her journey of recovery and how she achieves it. A very strong woman and I would recommend reading this book to anyone who has demons to face.