Healing through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair
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Drawing on her clinical experience and her own painful recollections of the death of her infant son and her parents' travails during the Second World War, Greenspan writes intensely and compassionately. But by "attending, befriending, and surrendering" to grief, fear and despair we can effect an "alchemical transformation" through which they become "gratitude, faith and joy." Greenspan's eclectic approach to healing invokes "depth psychology, Hasidic Judaism and Buddhist meditation"; her desire to make "meaning out
depression), and fear. This is because we have never been taught that doing so is a good thing, or how to do it. Despair is a doorway to faith. Surprisingly, when we find the courage to move toward our pain and inhabit it fully, something magical happens. In the midst of this alarming epidemic of emotional distress, Greenspan offers a much-needed, penetrating exploration of the causes of our suffering—and practical advice on how to cure it. Greenspan offers a step-by-step process for opening ourselves to the wisdom of painful feelings that she calls "the alchemy of dark emotions." She focuses on three of the most common forms of emotional distress: grief, despair (a.k.a. Grief leads us into a state of gratitude. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in any one year more than 18 million Americans suffer from depression. Here's a book that offers a new prescription for coping with depression and anxiety, as well as other painful emotional
Five Stars Ayben erdogus Fantastic book! Must to be read especially by people who are goÃÂng through some difficulties in their lifes.. Janice G. said Helpful. Very helpful during a sad time of lifr.. Five Stars J. Klukas Really useful.