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Befriend Your Inner Mind for Better Relationships New book teaches the importance of self-awareness to strengthen relationships and oneself

News release by Greenleaf Book Group

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon AUSTIN, Texas | August 01, 2023 09:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time

How many of us truly understand our inner-worlds? Knowing the story behind our painful feelings soothes and regulates our emotions so we can think before we act. In Yesterday Never Sleeps: How Integrating Life’s Current and Past Connections Improves Our Well-Being (August 1, 2023, Greenleaf Book Group), Dr. Jacqueline Heller shows readers how creating and updating a lifelong self-narrative—including the good, the bad, and the ugly—are the cornerstones for gaining wisdom and loving-kindness, qualities that interrupt cycles of trauma.


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Throughout the book, Dr. Heller highlights ways to identify and address one’s emotional triggers, gain increased self-awareness and self-control, and foster mature relationships. Heller expertly weaves together case studies, practical exercises, and her personal history as the daughter of Holocaust survivors, guiding readers through a deeper understand of the mechanisms of the emotional self.


“Relationships dominate our inner world, and we become more empathetic and compassionate when we look inward and examine ourselves,” wrote Dr. Heller. “As a result, we recognize otherness—we acknowledge that other people are not extensions of ourselves—and we develop tolerance and respect for people with different points of view, experiences, and wisdom. We will be much less likely to blame those closest to us for our baggage. We become more comfortable with uncertainty. We become more loving and the best version of ourselves.”


Michael B. Oren, PhD, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, and bestselling author of Ally and Six Days of War spoke to the lasting impression and effects of Dr. Heller’s new book: “A compelling, profound, and deeply personal exploration of our past’s unending impact on our present, Yesterday Never Sleeps provides invaluable insights and answers for the victims of PTSD and other childhood traumas. Therapists, physicians, educators, and religious leaders will benefit immensely from this book, as will parents and other caring family members. Dr. Jacqueline Heller has written a compassionate primer on better understanding and more effectively addressing the long-term effects of trauma.”


Fellow distinguished psychologists agreed with the positive and healing impact of Yesterday Never Sleeps. Elyn R. Saks, JD, PsyD, and distinguished professor and faculty at the USC Gould School of Law, UC San Diego School of Medicine, and the New Center for Psychoanalysis, as well as the director of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law said of the book, “Heller takes us back into her own family’s history with the Holocaust and—like a modern-day Virgil—brings us to her story’s denouement: ‘My mom, the model survivor par excellence, terrified of death no longer, sanguinely informed me she was soon leaving this world.’ Heller does not simply tell us how to navigate the seemingly unnavigable, she does not simply show us how to recognize and manage our own demons, Heller travels the path with us. Yesterday Never Sleeps offers hope to those for whom hope seems only a passing shade on their journey through the underworld. What an extraordinary gift Jackie Heller has given us!”


Pick up your copy of Yesterday Never Sleeps to begin befriending your inner-mind today. Stay updated on the latest news from Dr. Jacqueline Heller by connecting with her on


About the Author

Jacqueline Heller is a physician with board certification in psychiatry and neurology and is a psychoanalyst. Over her forty-year career, she maintained a psychiatry practice and treated patients at a community clinic. Dr. Heller was an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences within the David Geffen School of Medicine. She taught and supervised psychiatrists in training. Dr. Heller recently retired and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband.


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