Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 15, 2011 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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The loss we feel when a loved one dies is profound, often accompanied by regret for all that we didnít say or do. Such regret can hinder emotional growth and create wounds that affect all other aspects of our lives. But loss doesnít necessarily mean the end of a connection with a loved one. In fact, it can open the doors to a unique relationship that offers intimacy, healing, and renewal.

In The Infinite Thread, author Alexandra Kennedy helps us deal with loss in a powerful new way: by using active imagination, letters, and inner dialogue to re-create and heal past relationships. In doing so, we also amend the often-strained ties with those still living.

The Infinite Thread strips away the veils of mystery surrounding death and transcends preconceptions about death and dying. Rich with opportunities for reflection, it brings enormous comfort to anyone who has ever lost a loved one or been faced with their own mortality.
  

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Contents

Imagining a Loved Ones Passing
Seven Steps for Working with Dreams
Reentering a Dream
Questions for Your Letter to a Deceased Loved One
Guidelines for Working with Imagery
Awakening Your Inner Senses
The Field
The Rose

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Epilogue
Ten Steps to Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
Seven Tasks of Grieving
Sanctuary Exercise
Steps to Develop an Inner Relationship
Internal Communication with the Dying
Connecting through Your Heart with a Dying Loved One
The Star
An Internal Encounter with a living Family Member
Suggestions for Partners
Writing a Grief Letter to Your PartnerSpouse
Suggestions for Parents
Writing a Fairy Tale
How You Can Support a Grieving Friend
Healing the Grief Passed Down through Generations
Opening the Heart
Bibliography
About the Author
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About the author (2011)

Alexandra Kennedy, MA, is the author of Losing a Parent and has been a licensed psychotherapist in private practice for twenty-five years. She is a faculty member at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension and has served on the faculty of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, where she offered a yearly graduate course on death, dying, and grieving. Her work has been featured in USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Examiner, Boston Herald, Yoga Journal, and Mothering magazine.

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