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It seems as of late, I have been hired by many authors abroad in different countries to help them with sharing and promoting their books here in the USA. And my dear friend Mette Mouritsen is no different. She lives and works in Denmark. And yes, she is my first client from Denmark. I have had the pleasure to help promote books live in the UK, The Seychelles, Brazil, Scottland, and Thailand, other than here in the US.
It has been a blessing and honor to do so as they all are fantastic writers and authors! Mette has written and published several more books, but her new book is being sold on both Amazon and Balboa Press Books titled; “Mindful Medicine: An Inspirational Book on Awakening and Conscious Health.
ABOUT HER NEW BOOK:
In Mindful Medicine, author, physician, and psychotherapist Mette Mouritsen shares her own story of spiritual awakening in order to provide a holistic understanding of the body together with a practical approach. It is primarily based on her own experiences and stories, and it represents a paradigm shift in thinking about the human as a coherent energetic body in a coherent energetic system; it shows instead how symptoms are messages to be understood and not necessarily enemies that must be removed, and it is Mouritsen’s hope that we can transform difficult and common human emotions when we are sick into life-affirming messages that promote our health and well-being.
“Raw honesty and empathy are consistently on display in the case stories … a very professionally presented, mindful approach to healing that will give guidance and hope to readers.”
~Helle Brisson, MA
“Rather than looking at another person through a learned medical, psychological, and mostly fixed lens, she invites us to stand right at the edge—to explore the other person’s psychological and physiological landscape as totally unknown ground, as deeply unique, in attempt to find meaning and to support what might be called for in the symptom of pain and suffering. Touching and being touched by many hearts, Mette guides us in consciousness. What a gift!”
~Ameyo Katharina Barfred-Dixon, Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor in Denmark, Sweden, and England.
So I asked Mette to answer a few questions for us so we can learn more about WHO she is and about being an author and writer in helping many find answers within a more healthy and holistic approach and away from conventional medicine. Our bodies are amazing healing benefactors and Mette has learned by herself just how amazing our bodies heal as she shares this with us in her new book! I am half done reading it myself and can tell you it has been eye-opening and informative thus far.
What I know about Mette Mouritsen is she a physician, psychotherapist, and mindfulness instructor, and she uses her comprehensive skills in an integrative way to heal her patients. Since her spiritual awakening in 2010, she started to write and is now the author of six books and now her new release. She also lectures and features workshops for others so you can book her for workshops as well by Email her below Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.
Here is more about her and my interview with her which will also be featured on ilikeebooks.com!
Interview With Dr. Mette Mouritsen, Author
1. When did realize that you wanted to be an author?
I did not see myself as an author until recently. I just had a great urge to write after my sudden shift in consciousness, and it seemed very natural to write and share my knowledge. My first book was meant as an urgent support for the psychiatric patients I had met on the psychiatric ward in order to make the professional caretakers aware of how it was to be a patient. The following books came one after the other inspired by my continuously work as a doctor and my new perspective on diseases.2. How long does it take for you to write one of your books?
One of the books was written in two weeks, I was very inspired. After writing it I spend months on modifying the sentences in order to make the messages as clear as possible. I have written and publishing one book every year. One year I did two books.
3. How do you balance your work schedule when you’re busy writing?
Since I started writing more regularly I have changed job position, from having daily work on my own clinic to a work as a doctor on duty where it is more easy to schedule my time and to work less, just what is needed for daily living. When I am busy writing I forget time. My stomach calls for brakes and of course my family and other important things. I can wake up very early in the morning and start writing.
4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I play with the original meaning of the words, which may changes the perspective of the topic to the reader. Also I often understand a topic from different perspectives and I am able to present these different perspective to the reader to open their eyes for other ways of thinking.
5. How do you come up with ideas for your books?
I get inspired by listening to patients and people I meet. Also I get inspired when sitting in silence every morning and when walking in silence in nature. Sometimes I get an idea and then it just flows from my hands very easy. Other times I get an idea and write someting and walk away and return and continue or changes some of it.6. When did you write your first book? In 20127. What are your hobbies when you’re not writing?
Walking and running and staying in nature. Travelling, Meeting friends, dancing, photographing.
8. What do your family and close friends think of your writing?
My children don’t see me as an author, they still see me as a mom and doctor. My old mom at 86 years is the only one that comments on my books, she likes them and says I am good at writing. She asks why I don’t write romans and Novels, since this is what she usually reads, and she reads a lot.9. What was one of the most interesting things that you learned about yourself when you published your first book?
The way I had lost my self through my way of living and working. How much I loved my family and how difficult it was for me to express it by words.10. How many books have you written? Which one is your favorite?
I have written six books in Danish, three of them I have translated into English so in fact it is 9 books. My latest book “ Mindful Medicine” is my favourite.11. What do you think makes a good story?
Well it depends on the type of book. I like fantasy books like Harry Potter but I also like poetry and authenticity. I like when I sense the passion behind the words.
12. Where do you like to kick back and write your books?
In silence in nature or sitting by a window being able to look out into the sky, the see or trees in nature. Also I get inspired by sitting quietly listening to other people, but I can’t write when staying together with other people, I may make some notes though.
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