Speak the Language of Healing: Living With Breast Cancer Without Going to War
Conari Press, Oct 1, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 221 pages
Four women--each diagnosed with breast cancer--were dismayed to learn that the conventional vocabulary for healing is a language characterized by a terminology of warfare and survivorship, with winners and losers. Speak the Language of Healing is the product of their collective experience in developing a new framework for the emotional stages of illness and a new means to talk about it. Their experiences reflect their four different spiritual backgrounds--Christian, Jewish, Sufi, and Twelve-Step--but they all felt the need to rewrite the combative language of illness with words emphasizing relationship, integration, and spirit. And although the authors were breast cancer patients, their search for meaning, purpose, and emotional balance is universal to anyone facing a life-threatening disease.
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How This Book Came to
How to Speak the Language of Healing
THE FIVE STAGES OF TRANSFORMATION
THE STAGE OF CHAOS
THREE Does God Get to Vote?
THE STAGE OF CHOICES
FIVE Do I Hold On or Let Go?
THE STAGE OF COMMUNITY
THE STAGE OF SPIRIT
NINE What Have I Learned?