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August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Claudia Castillo


Books & Books


August 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books presents…



Symphony of the Soul

Tuesday, August 27th, 7PM| Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an evening with Claudia Castillo presenting Symphony of the Soul.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Symphony of the Soul by Claudia C. Castillo is a transformative guide that stems from her personal journey of healing and discovery following her son Álvaro Luis’s overdose. Through her extensive search for holis,c healing methods across various cultures and lands, Claudia has compiled effective techniques and tools aimed at overcoming all types of addic,ons and fostering personal growth. In her book, she emphasizes the following key elements:

Forgiveness: Learning to let go of past hurts and mistakes to free oneself from ongoing suffering.
Grounding: Establishing a strong connec,on with the earth to enhance personal stability and balance.

Mindfulness: Cultivating awareness of the present moment to live a more focused and serene life.
Breathing: Utilizing breath control techniques to calm the mind and reduce stress.

Affirmations:Employing positive statements to boost self-esteem and reinforce constructive beliefs.

Visualizations: Creating mental images to guide thoughts and ac,ons towards desired outcomes.
Purpose and Meaning: Discovering and pursuing one’s unique path and contribu,on to the world.

Volunteering: Giving back to the community to find fulfillment and connect with others.
Morning Habits: Establishing a nurturing morning rou,ne to start the day with intention and positivity.

Graitude: Practicing thankfulness to enhance overall well-being and perspec,ve.

In her role as the founder of Chateo del Corazón, an empowerment space, Claudia Castillo offers techniques to transform lives by training the mind, connec,ng with the present moment, finding inner beauty, and listening with an open heart. She delivers a message of hope and empowerment: “Whatever challenge you’re going through at the moment, you can, not only overcome it, but take advantage of the situa,on to grow and become the best version of yourself.” Through Symphony of the Soul, Claudia C. Castillo shares not only her findings but also spiritual messages received from Álvaro Luis, manifesting her commitment to her son’s memory, and helping others find healing and joy

About the Author:

Kevin Kokomoor is a fourth generation Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s Degrees in History at the University of South Florida and his Doctorate in Early American History at Florida State University. His first academic position after graduate school was at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he is currently employed. Kokomoor recently published Of One Mind and of One Government: The Rise and Fall of the Creek Nation in the Early Republic with the University of Nebraska Press. He has also authored several articles in academic journals, including Journal of Southern History, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Florida Historical Quarterly, Journal of Sport History, and Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. He won the Thompson Award for the best article published in Florida Historical Quarterly in 2009 and the E. Merton Coulter Award for the best article published in Georgia Historical Quarterly in 2013. In 2017 he was a Howard H. Peckham Fellow of Revolutionary America at the Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Other sources of support include the American Philosophical Society, the David Library of the American Revolution, Emory University, and the University of Florida.