Dr Menis Yousry, the founder and facilitator of the Essence Foundation, was born and grew up in Cairo, settling in London in 1974. A Family & Systemic Psychotherapist and Psychologist, he has worked with tens of thousands of people worldwide, designing and facilitating highly practical, experiential self-development courses. Dr Yousry left his post as a senior Family Therapist with the NHS in order to focus completely on bringing his work to a wider audience through the Essence Foundation www.essence-foundation.com
From before each of us was born, and up to a young age, our experiences of the world and of our parents shaped us in ways we do not even realise. Our brains were not developed enough to make sense of our early lives and so these experiences become unresolved, unconscious memories. Our responses to situations and events are often unconscious reflexes we devise to protect ourselves. As adults, this can lead us to repeat unwanted patterns that prevent us achieving what we really want. Discover Your Hidden Memory and Find the Real You reveals the powerful, invisible waves of influence that inform our actions, bind us to the past and hold us back in our present. Simple but effective exercises provide the tools to identify exactly how our actions today are connected to our early childhood experiences and our relationships with our parents, as well as to past generations, history and culture. It also shows us what we can do about it now!
It is an unfortunate fact that we are not taught effectively how to use the most amazing part of our being correctly by anyone, the brain! Both in our business, professional and personal lives we need to make the best decisions and yet we find ourselves struggling and not understanding the real issues and how to get the best results. The past learning clouds our judgement and ensures that the full joy happiness and health we all deserve deludes us. The principles in Dr Menis Yousry's book have helped so many to heal and move on to a better life, including me, and I recommend it to you.
Sir Ralph Halpern
Menis Yousry shares his philosophy with touching compassion and a deep understanding of the human condition. If you are fed up with replaying the same ineffective life habits that bring the same disappointing results this book could be life changing.
Michelle Bridgman MSc - Psychotherapist & Gender Identity Consultant
Often self help books look at what's wrong and give you solutions on how to change; however Dr. Yousry has a wonderful way of demystifying, normalising and educating us holistically on how it is to be a human being with a developing brain. A masterful, fascinating and empowering read.
Kari Dewar- Integrative Psychotherapist