Healing through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair

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Shambhala Publications, May 11, 2004 - Psychology - 336 pages
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"We are all touched at some point by the dark emotions of grief, fear, or despair. In an age of global threat, these emotions have become widespread and overwhelming. While conventional wisdom warns us of the harmful effects of "negative" emotions, this revolutionary book offers a more hopeful view: there is a redemptive power in our worst feelings. Seasoned psychotherapist Miriam Greenspan argues that it's the avoidance and denial of the dark emotions that results in the escalating psychological disorders of our time: depression, anxiety, addiction, psychic numbing, and irrational violence. And she shows us how to trust the wisdom of the dark emotions to guide, heal, and transform our lives and our world.
 

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The world needs more of this kind of thinking. Emotions are neither something we can control nor something we should hide away. Each emotion, no matter the label ascribed to it by others, has its own ... Read full review

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In this heartfelt therapeutic manifesto, psychotherapist Greenspan (A New Approach to Women and Therapy) argues that grief, fear and despair are not pathologies to be medicated away but emotions that ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
EmotionPhobia
9
Emotional Alchemy
71
Emotional Ecology
205
A Home Course in Emotional Alchemy
263
Dark Emotions in an Age of Global Terror
295
Notes
301
Bibliography
305
Acknowledgments
311
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Miriam Greenspan is an internationally known psychotherapist, writer, and speaker who has helped to establish the field of women's psychology. She is the acclaimed author of A New Approach to Women and Therapy and lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters.

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