May 31, 2010

Book Release Party!

Hi Everyone,
Just a note to remind those of you who live near SF Bay area, my next book reading/signing event is set for June 12th in the evening, 7pm, at the Copperfields Books in the Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Go to my web site for more details and directions. has several new Reviews posted for Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery - take a peek:

I also was honored to have an article of mine published on the front page of the "California Together" newspaper. This is a recovery paper reaching California and Arizona. Most of the article will be printed in the new "Recovering the Self" magazine in the forth issue coming out in June.

         Love & Light,

May 28, 2010

Great New Review from Reader Views!

New Review just posted!

Below is a Review posted on Reader Views. It is one of the best reviews so far! Please enjoy reading the words of the reviewer:

Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery

This is the second book of Barbara Sinor’s that I have had the privilege to read. As a Psychologist I am a firm believer in letting others share their stories in the hope that it may spark recovery in others. Many of those who are attempting recovery, or are in recovery, don’t like being told what to do or be lectured to. Stories like these are gut-wrenching, sad and hopeful, with many ups and downs. Recovery, for whatever the reason, is not an easy process. Many think that just stopping the negative behavior will lead them to be happy and as you read these stories that the author has collected, you will see this is not so.

I loved the way the author decided to get her information to include for this book, “A Call for Stories,” what a great way to get others to share. As I read some of these stories I thought to myself “I know this- have I read this book before?” No I had not; some of the contributors are authors I have read and done reviews for.

The other part of the book which I really loved was the author sharing her own experiences about her son Richard. She wasn’t asking for pity- she was letting the readers know of her own experiences with trying to save someone we love from falling into the depths of substance addiction. In her own thoughts and those of her husband, she discusses enabling, begging, pleading and making threats to finally cutting her son off. Mothers are supposed to take care of their kids till the day they pass; they are supposed to protect them from the evil world- yet as the author says- “you can only change yourself.” I certainly can relate to what she speaks of as my own brother drank himself to death. My family expected me the “therapist” to save him and couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t.

Dr. Sinor also discusses the dreaded “system” that really didn’t seem to care. There were so many hurdles to pass through that one just gave up. For those who are in recovery, or thinking about going into recovery, it will not be easy; you will fight, stay clean of your addiction and fall into it again. This might happen time after time.

Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery: Twenty True Stories from the Soul” is another great book that I have recommended to my college students who are going into the field of Psychology. We learn more by listening to others experiences.
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (05/10)

Here is the link to this review:  Reader Views
This Review can also be found on my web site under the title of the book. I would love to hear your comments after reading this potent book's look into addiction recovery.

May 24, 2010

New Review and Book Launch

Yeah!! The book launch in southern California was a big success...:)

Saturday the 22nd at Borders Books in Rancho Cucamonga was very exciting and rewarding. Thank you all who attended the release party for Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery. My heart goes out to you all who are supporting me and my work.

My next book event will be in northern California at the Copperfields Bookstore in Santa Rosa's Montgomery Village. This event will be on Saturday evening at 7pm June 12th. More information and directions on my web site.

I just have to pass on to you a great Review that just came in on one of my other healing books Gifts From the Child Within.  

Gifts From The Child Within: Self-Discovery and
Self-Recovery through ReCreation Therapy, 2nd Edition
Author: Barbara Sinor
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 978-1-932690-46-0

Gifts From The Child Within is a beautifully written, incredibly moving and potentially life changing workbook for self discovery and recovery through Re-Creation Therapy.

Many of the emotional, mental and even physical problems we face as adults can be traced back to tho a childhood trauma or experience. To work through the issues of today, it's often of vital importance to discover and work through the issues of childhood.

Dr. Sinor is an advocate of the use of Re-Creation Therapy. Re-Creation Therapy is a transforming process; reaching for and touching the child that still resides within all of us. When we accept the child we were and the trauma and expperiences we were subject to, we can release the blockages and pain of childhood that have followed us into adulthood. Divided into several parts, the book enables the reader to work through issues that still affect them at the speed they are comfortable with.

Part One deals with helping the reader comprehend and understand what the concept of "The Child Within" really means. With examples and exercises, reasders will be better able to reach their inner children and understand what issues are still being carried within.

Parts Two and Three offer visualizations, affirmations, exercises and the use of autohypnosis to begin the recovery process. With space left blank within the book, it can be used as an actual journal, tracking the reader's progress thoughout the stages of both discovery and recovery.

The author has presented the information in a way that allows for use by both the professional and layperson. Written in an easily understandable and conversational style, the reader will feel they are working with a friend, and feel the ability to open up and work through the baggage and issues carried forward from childhood. One of the things I found particularly helpful was that the program is set up to be worked at the reader's own pace and on a schedule and timing that allows the user to fully digest the information they discover at their own speed; avoiding the stress that comes with a need to maintain a stringent deadline, working on a particular issue until you feel you've worked through it.

Reviewed on 05/24/2010 by Member LAURI COATES

Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery is also available in a hardcover edition now!

May 16, 2010

Review and Book Launch

Great Review just posted:

“Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovering unmasks a dark reality of life that ultimately provides light, truth, and hope for anyone touched by the ravages of addiction. Each chapter masters the reader to cry, laugh, grieve, and cheer for every anonymous narrator. This book calls to every Rehab Program, Detoxification Center, Sober House, and Methadone Clinic to provide these powerful and heartfelt messages of hope and real life to all they serve.”

Thank you Kat for your kind and supportive review of Tales of Addiction. Your story takes it place among twenty others in Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery and credits go out to your bravery in sharing your personal tale of addiction.

I will be in southern California next weekend at Borders Books to have a big book launch party. If you live in the LA area, please come by and say "Hello!" Location and details:
Date: May 22nd
Time: 2-4pm

Borders Books
Victoria Gardens on Main Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Store: 909-646-7322

May 12, 2010

Hardback Cover Online

The hardback cover of Tales of Addiction is now available online!

Go to Amazon online to peek inside and order the hardcover now available: 

Remember, after reading the book, please return to amazon and write your comments under the Review section. This will be a great way for me to read your thoughts about this healing book!

May 10, 2010

News on Ordering Online

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to let you all know that Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery is now available online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as, other book sites. They are already offering a discounted price and some sites have free shipping!

Once you have read your copy, would you please go to the site you purchased it from and write your review/comment? This is good for the book's sales and for me to read your remarks. Thanks!

My first book launch event is this Saturday the 15th in northern California. I can't wait to meet those of you who can attend - be sure to introduce yourself to me.

The next event is in southern California on May 22nd. This event is sponsored by the National Recovery Month campaign and everyone is invited.

The third book launch event if near the San Francisco Bay area in Santa Rosa on June 12th in the evening.

The dates and location details to these and other events can be found on my web site:

Thank you again for all the support in getting this book out to those who can benefit from it.
Love & Light,

May 03, 2010

Book Launch Parties!!

Book Launch Parties are now set for three locations in California!

Come join me and introduce yourself if you can attend on of the book events in May or June!

More information can be found on my web site: Inspiration for Recovery

Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery: Twenty True Stories from the Soul