Mind Over Mind
by Karina Fabian
Daryl isn't your average teenage boy. He's been in an institution for many years because hears voices in his head. They won't leave him alone. They've tormented him and even caused him bodily harm. When they call he must answer. That is until Josh arrives.
Josh has learned the skill of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) from his father and to take a break from his regular life he's going to put those skills to use. His father has a colleague in Rhode Island and arranges a summer internship for Josh.
His first assignment is to be a friend to a younger boy and learn all he can from the doctors and nurses as they work with the patients who live there. Josh earns Daryl's trust and teaches him the skills he needs help him deal with and manage all that's going on in his head.
Daryl's newly developed skills help him learn control and shield his mind from the aliens invading his mind and the nightmares of the other patients in SK Mental. His fears are more manageable every day and he really likes Josh's friendship. Will this newfound knowledge be enough to get him out into the real world and deal with all that he'd encounter? What about the alien world that has been in his head all these years? It has to be real. What will happen to them if he refuses their call?
As he watches the progress Daryl is making, Dr. Malachi isn't willing to concede the fact that it's Josh's knowledge of NLP that are the key to helping Daryl live in the real world. If he does, what will that say of him as a doctor?
I thoroughly enjoyed the full spectrum of emotions I experienced with the turn of each page! I'm looking forward to Mind over Psyche and the adventure that awaits!