Awakening at Midlife

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Penguin, Sep 1, 1997 - Self-Help - 384 pages
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Fraught with physical, relational, professional, and psychological changes, midlife can be a challenging time. But according to Jungian-oriented psychotherapist Kathleen Brehony, "tranformation at midlife offers unparalleled opportunities for a rich, meaningful second half of life."With special sections on recovering childhood dreams, enriching creative expression, learning to appreciate our physical selves, heightening consciousness, and more, this guide is a wake-up call for anyone who wants to reassess one's beliefs and find a path that leads to greater fulfillment, happiness, and passion for life's journey.
 

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With 15 years of experience as a Jungian psychotherapist, Brehony has a view of midlife awakenings that focuses on the spiritual deepening of the self and a broad understanding of the science and ... Read full review

Contents

On the Path of the Hero
Jungs Landscape
The Selfthe Soul
STRIPPING AWAY THE MASK
THE SHADOW KNOWS
HOLDING THE TENSION OF THE OPPOSITES
INNER AND OUTER MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP
THE RISE OF THE INFERIOR FUNCTION
Working with and Understanding Dreams
I Recording Dreams
2 Associations and Amplifications of Dreams
3 Placing the Dream into the Context of our Lives
Active Imagination and Carrying the Dream Forward
SOME THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS
SOME THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS
SOME THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Sacrifice
Solitude
Gestation
The Transpersonal
The Butterfly
Marriage and Partnership
Family
Friends
Neighborhood Community PlanetOur Corners of the Cosmos
Concluding Thoughts on Building Containers Healing Relationships and Finding Our Neighbors
Family
Friends
Neighborhood and Community
The Role of Dreams in Human Culture
Freud and JungReclaiming the Dream
Modern Sleep and Dream Research
Jungian Dreamwork
Understand that the midlife passage needs room and space to proceed
Be ready to listen but dont try to solve problems that are not yours to solve
Look within yourself to understand your reactions
Be supportive of positive changes
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
INTRODUCTION TO SECTION TWO
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
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