The End of Fear

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Hay House, Inc, Mar 1, 2009 - Self-Help - 208 pages
Why are we afraid? Why do we dwell on worst-case scenarios, lie awake in anxiety’s grip, and react to minor mishaps as though they threaten our very survival? In The End of Fear, Richard and Bonney Schaub explore the origin of fear and posit that the root of fear is "the love of life." They claim that fear engulfs us because we know that life is unpredictable and that we are all ultimately vulnerable; we risk change and loss at every moment. No special religion grants any exemption, and no amount of money or status can change this fact of life. Using examples from their lives and those of their patients, Richard and Bonney draw upon their 30 years of experience as psychotherapists to lay out a plan that will help you change your perspective and transform fear. Once you stop fleeing it or fighting it and face it with compassion, fear will no longer erode your confidence and undermine your experience of life; you’ll be free to realize more and more fully your potential for peace, joy, and love.

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The Human Condition
The Material World
Belief and Disbelief
From Denial to Decision
Strength in Surrender
Practicing Vulnerability
Love Rises
The Skeleton in the Church
Seeking Oneness
The Ground of Being
Mind and Soul
Acknowledgments About the Authors

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Richard Schaub, Ph.D., and Bonney Gulino Schaub, R.N., M.S., have been committed to the intelligent integration of spirituality into the solving of human problems for more than 30 years. Together they are co-founders and co-directors of the New York Psychosynthesis Institute and are on the faculty of the Italian Society for Psychosynthesis Therapy in Florence. They are also authors of Dante’s Path (featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and in Oprah’s book, Live Your Best Life) and Healing Addictions: The Vulnerability Model of Recovery. They have taught internationally to professional and self-development audiences in Canada, Germany, Holland, and Italy.Richard’s past work includes cardiac and cancer rehabilitation, counseling in an alcohol treatment center, directing a hospital-based program for adolescents, and teaching in graduate school at Hofstra University. He has been in full-time private practice since 1984. Prior to private practice, Bonney worked in medical-surgical, inpatient psychiatric, and substance-abuse treatment settings, and taught in the graduate holistic nursing program at the College of New Rochelle.

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