“One of the lies being perpetuated in the name of meditation is that you need to be submissive and spiritual in order to practice. In other words, develop a false self and meditate as that. The truth is the opposite, be your naturally defiant and wild self and discover the serenity there is in being real. Ira is challenging a whole army of these crippling, imprisoning assumptions that people are being told to impose upon themselves.” ~ Lorin Roche

“Prepare to shake up your psyche with How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re An Adult! This is not just another book about recovery from a messed up childhood. What author Ira Israel offers is an energizing breath of fresh air for those whose childhood has left them dulled and sleepwalking through life. This book will help you overcome fears and jump with both feet into the authentic self that is waiting for you!” ~ Donald Altman

How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening is a masterful blend of eastern and western psychology and ancient wisdom. Ira is a pioneering thought leader and an extremely knowledgeable teacher who comprehensively provides a multi-faceted approach to discovering the authentic self. If you are looking for new ways to see old problems, I recommend this book.” ~ Geeta Novotny

“In his comprehensive book, How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult, Ira Israel draws upon the great traditions and his many decades of study and teaching to deconstruct our seemingly but inauthentic “normal and well-adjusted lives.” He show us, step-by-step, how to reach for an authentic well-being that is rooted in our essential and natural self. Someone has to show us the path, and Ira does so skillfully and brilliantly. He begins by opening a window of awareness into the inauthentic personna we acquire, trust, and use as an anchor for our “well-adjusted” lives. But of course, it will not work. What is false cannot ultimately survive the truth of life. The author then takes us through the process of re-construcing or re-discovering the elements of an authentic self – one that has never left us regardless of our detour into an illusionary self. T.S. Eliot says that humankind cannot bear much reality. Well we can. And Ira Israel shows us the steps in experiencing the truth of who and what we are. And this self is free of personal history, free of distress and suffering, free of time, and fully attuned to the atonement of life. I highly recommend this book as a good path to authenticity and well-being.” ~ Elliott S. Dacher, M.D.

“Ira Israel’s writing is witty, engaging and wise.” ~ Helen Fielding

“Ira’s new book How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult: A Path To Authenticity and Awakening is an intuitive synthesis of ancient wisdom and cutting edge psychological interventions, a helpful guide for the treatment of stress, anxiety and depression stemming from painful, childhood events. His unique and progressive vision will help people overcome afflictions and addictions so that they may live healthier, more authentic and successful lives.” ~ Shannon Byrnes

“Ira shares his wealth of knowledge to help us better understand ourselves, our behaviors, and most importantly the tools to live fully, happily, and authentically. This book is a gift. ~ Zippora Karz

“Ira’s psychological insights into the causes of depression and anxiety are staggering and his writing is poignant and provocative. I’m going to recommend this book to many patients.” ~ Jenny Pascal

“As a yoga teacher of 37 years, whose chronological age (almost 70) belies his emotional age (on the best of days about 13), I found Ira’s book enormously helpful in suggesting a number of simple ways that I might finally learn to act my actual age. I especially enjoyed his take on dharma and our proper place in the grand scheme of things, which is perhaps the most lucid I’ve ever encountered on that difficult subject.” ~ Richard Rosen

“Ira Israel teaches us authenticity by example in his truly paradigm-shaking book. He challenges us to ask the deeper questions about our relationships to self, other and world. Israel crafts a brilliant (and hilarious) cultural criticism uncovering Western culture’s childhood conveyor belt to an anxious and depressed adult world, then offers a beautiful reprieve toward cultivating, as he puts it, “new ears for new music.” This fiercely compassionate book offers us a deep excavation to exhume the authentic self, experience the authentic relationship, and break the chain of suffering in our toxic society.” ~ Julie Morley

“Ira Israel has given us a tremendous gift in his new book How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening! His wisdom, clarity, and insight permeate seamlessly through the pages in service of us all living in a greater landscape of joy and truth. A must read for all truth seekers on the path.” ~ Govind Das

“Ira Israel rips open his brilliant heart/mind and gives us a glimpse of the human condition and how to respond wisely to the often difficult and confusing realities we face. Read this book, be mindful, forgive everyone and carry on.” ~ Noah Levine

“A masterful and most relevant book for our times. Highly recommended!” ~ Larry Payne

How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult by transpersonal thinker, therapist, and teacher of yoga and mindfulness meditation, Ira Israel, exquisitely weaves together the best of contemporary attachment thinking with communication theory and applied skills to assist the reader to become more authentic and attuned to their lived world experience.  A great read to provide you with a new view for forging a more expansive future and allowing you to let go of the past.” ~ Ron Alexander

“Ira has a clear grasp of what we often fail to realize. Shedding our fears and learning how to be present to build and maintain healthy relationships is part of gaining a better understanding of who we are and what we desire. Ira has pinpointed how to cut through the BS of our pasts and live in the present, without worrying about the future. He is a powerhouse of insight and guidance!” ~ Janeane Bernstein

“Ira Israel’s book How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re An Adult is chock full of valuable wisdom that will benefit just about any reader who has ever struggled with issues of approval, which probably includes about 98% percent of the population. It contains an abundance of practical ideas for how to live a life of authenticity, integrity, and well-being. I recommend it highly!” ~ Linda Bloom