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VIRTUAL EVENT: DR. EDITH EGER - The Gift: 12 Lessons To Save Your Life

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event
The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982143091
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Scribner - September 15th, 2020

In conversation with Audrey Thompson and Rachel Thompson


  • Digital Doors Open at 6:45PM CDT
  • Event Begins at 7:00PM CDT

NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom


This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life.

Edith Eger’s powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, “I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story.” Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more “how-to” book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past.

Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as:

-Would you like to be married to you?
-Are you evolving or revolving?
-You can’t heal what you can’t feel.

Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.


An eminent psychologist and one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors old enough to remember life in the camps, Dr. Edith Eger has worked with veterans, military personnel, and victims of physical and mental trauma. She lives in La Jolla, California. She is the author of the award-winning book The Choice and The Gift.


Audrey Thompson, M.S., is an international executive coach with proven success in helping business leaders identify, pursue, and achieve their professional goals. She is passionate about working with leaders to envision their individual long-term priorities and identify what motivates them. In Audrey, clients have a strong accountability partner who is committed to facilitating their success, but who also understands they are managing the daily demands of their work while pursuing their bigger vision. A long-time practitioner and facilitator of individual and organizational change, she employs mindfulness techniques, active listening and positive psychology to build self-confidence and increase resiliency, building skills in her clients that extend beyond their current role. Her approach to coaching incorporates her firm belief that personal self-care is tied to business success.   

She has coached for the world-renowned High Performance Leadership Program for Executives at the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Audrey lives in Austin, Texas, and enjoys open-water swimming, traveling and practicing yoga.


Rachel Thompson is the Granddaughter of Dr. Eger. She is a native Austinite and runs a Business Operations team at a local software company. In her free time she enjoys exploring and adventuring outside with her husband John and their three dogs. 

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