Intergrated Human Dynamics

Executive, Management, Leadership, Personal Development


A Practical Guide for Overcoming the Challenges of Everyday Life

Your Personal Coach and Counsellor in a book!

Empowered! is a practical guide for mastering the challenges that are a fundamental part of our lives. These challenges take the form of problems but they are also opportunities to enrich our experiences to find purpose and meaning.

Taking the right action to address our challenges is not innate. We are not born with an instinct to do the right thing, just as we do not come into the world being able to read and write. Instead, we are required to gather information and formulate strategies that take us where we want to go.

After decades of counselling and helping people to enrich their lives, Ray Laferla has identified 35 key topics that give us the tools to engage life fully and take personal responsibility. The alternative is to be a victim of circumstances.

 Here are just a few of the topics covered in this book:

  • Making Discontent Work for You
  • Developing a Great Attitude;
  • Victory Over Discouragement;
  • Breaking Bad Habits;
  • Acquiring Self-discipline;
  • Keeping Hope Alive;
  • Three Universal Laws the Govern our Lives;
  • Dealing with Anger;
  • Finding Your Passion;
  • Protecting Yourself from Toxic People; and 25 other subjects.

Empowered! is an indispensable guide to ordinary people as well as anybody who has the privilege of counselling, coaching or developing others. It not only provides valuable knowledge but includes practical strategies for mastering the challenges of life.

Local orders (within South Africa) of the paperback/print copy EMPOWERED! may be ordered by selecting and completing the order form under PRICING or ECOMMERCE. Your order will automatically be sent to, to complete the process. 

You may also order your paperback direct, from Integrated Human Dynamics, by emailing Jeanette will then email you banking and delivery details. 

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Discover your Management Style is loaded with information that will encourage managers to rethink their management practices if they are keen on improving their skills and achieving sustainable results.

A useful feature of the book is the Management Style Indicator – a practical tool that identifies thinking patterns and styles that are the real cause of managerial behaviour.

Discover your Management Styles is beneficial to all levels of management in all organizations both in the private and public sectors. It is an invaluable resource for management development programmes for managers in all functional areas.

“I highly recommend Ray Laferla’s work. It’s a MUST read for middle and senior managers in public and private sector organizations. It is the kind of book that all management consultants and trainers should use in their daily work”. Prof Evans Aosa – Strategic Planning Facilitator and Lecturer, University of Nairobi.


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Psychological Type is based on the work of Swiss Psychiatrist, Carl Jung. It identifies key preferences in four major areas of your life, namely:

  • what energises, and what depletes you;
  • how you gather information to interpret the world in which you live;
  • the manner in which you make decisions; and
  • whether you are inclined towards a structured, or a more flexible lifestyle.

This book will enable you to establish your Psychological Type, including your general characteristics, how you relate to others and your counterproductive tendencies. It will help you to understand yourself, establish your natural attributes and get the most from life.


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Leading edge strategies for achieving sustainable results is an invaluable tool for middle, senior managers and chief executive officers, in private and public sectors, facilitators and management consultants.

Lecturers and trainers will find it a useful tool for teaching management skills.

It is a MUST read for students of management and those aspiring to hold managerial positions.


Many people find it extremely difficult to forgive. Yet forgiveness is essential if we are to experience peace of mind and freedom of spirit.

If you have a desire to forgive and a willingness to release, and be released, of wrongful acts, this book will show you how. It is a practical book, based on principles that take you step by step through the  necessary actions.

This book is not meant to be read like a novel. Rather it is written as a seminar in print. Each chapter should be regarded as a complete session; each session contains a practical assignment that leads you through a part of the forgiveness process.

By diligently working through this book, you will experience release from the chains of emotional pain and the burden of a heavy heart. You will be freed from feelings that seek vilification and revenge, and move on, leaving behind feelings of anger, bitterness, resentment, guilt, and shame.

“Ray Laferla has written a most helpful book to encourage us to choose the way of forgiveness. It is practical, down-to-earth and full of Biblical wisdom. Ray does not duck the hard questions. He knows that forgiveness is not easy. Nonetheless, aware that the alternative always brings further pain and heartache, he gently and persistently challenges us to begin walking down the road to forgiveness. I have a hunch that many people are going to be grateful to God for this little gem of a book. Rev. Trevor Hudson.