Stones Throw Gifts Meet & Greet

How Developing Awareness Can Help End Anxiety and Depression!

Meet & Greet with Dr. Rode

Stones Throw Gifts hosts local author and Songbird Practitioner, Dorena Rode, as she launches her latest book, Developing Awareness, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:30- 1pm.

Come celebrate the release of the 10th Anniversary edition and get your book signed by Dorena.
Developing Awarness Book Cover“We all have the capacity to be aware of much more than we currently are.”

Despite being severely abused as a child, repressing all the memories of that abuse, and moving into adulthood being numbed out and dissociated, Dorena demonstrates in this collection of stories that anyone can develop awareness and uncover greater knowing regardless of their initial capacity.

In Developing Awareness, the reader is inspired and encouraged to look within for personal answers.   Dorena describes her process of questioning the modus operandi and trusting her own knowing.  To further aid exploration this 10th Anniversary Edition includes additional questions and tools to help the reader end depression, stop anxiety, and explore/expand their consciousness/awareness/mindfulness.

Lynne Cockrum-Murphy, Ed.D., LISAC writes:

The Answers Are Within-A Collection of Personal Stories Volume 1: Developing Awareness is an excellent, deeply satisfying read of honest self-expression of pain, growth, and truth. Dr. Rode teaches the reader how to go deep, then shows how worthwhile the search and inner work is in achieving inner peace. In sharing her awakening, she lights the path for others.

April (Amazon review of first edition):

I am so inspired by this book from the first moment I started reading it I felt uplifted and ready to look within.

Dorena Rode is an award-winning speaker with a Ph.D. in physiology (UC Davis) and a degree in behavioral health counseling (Rio Salado).  Her passion is to assist people in changing the habitual ways of living and thinking that no longer serve themAuthor's picture.  She operates from the premise that each person has the wisdom within them about what is best for them and an innate ability to heal completely from any ailment or trauma.  Dorena’s extensive knowledge of addiction, trauma, nutrition, energy medicine, physiology, personal recovery, ThetaHealing®, meditation, Access Consciousness®, and herbal medicine give her stories an engaging richness, while at the same time she provides the reader with practical tools from her own experience that will allow them to change anything that isn’t working in their life.

Dorena is a certified ThetaHealing Instructor, Access Consciousness Facilitator, Chi Gung teacher, and Buddhist Spiritual Guide. For the past twenty years, she has maintained a regular practice of meditation and internal arts.  Currently she lives, practices and teaches in Northern California.  Dorena offers individual sessions and leads retreats and workshops.  She facilitates change by asking questions, resolving trauma and clearing limiting beliefs with verbal processing.  She also uses hands-on methods to eliminate dysfunctional processes and balance the body.

Developing Awareness  $16.95 USA,  128 pages
ISBN/EAN13:  1941894100 / 978-1941894101

What:  Book talk and signing with Dorena Rode
When:  Saturday, February 11, 2017, 11:30-1:00pm
Where:  Stones Throw Gifts, 8278 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931, 707-242-6669

Dorena Rode is available for pre-event phone interviews. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact  (707) 291-7731    Dorena’s blog:


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