The Abandonment Recovery Workbook

Author: Susan Anderson
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684288
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A powerful workshop-in-a-book for healing from loss One day everything is fine. The next, you find yourself without everything you took for granted. Love has turned sour. The people you depended on have let you down. You feel you’ll never love again. But there is a way out. In The Abandonment Recovery Workbook, the only book of its kind, psychotherapist and abandonment expert Susan Anderson explores the seemingly endless pain of heartbreak and shows readers how to break free—whether the heartbreak comes from a divorce, a breakup, a death, or the loss of friendship, health, a job, or a dream. From the first shock of despair through the waves of hopelessness to the tentative efforts to make new connections, The Abandonment Recovery Workbook provides an itinerary for recovery. A manual for individuals or support groups, it includes exercises that the author has tested and developed through her decades of expertise in abandonment recovery. Anderson provides concrete recovery tools and exercises to discover and heal underlying issues, identify self-defeating behaviors of mistrust and insecurity, and build self-esteem. Guiding you through the five stages of your journey—shattering, withdrawal, internalizing, rage, and lifting—this book (a new edition of Anderson’s Journey from Heartbreak to Connection) serves as a source of strength. You will come away with a new sense of self—a self with an increased capacity to love. Praise for Susan Anderson’s The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: “If there can be a pill to cure the heartbreak of rejection, this book may be it.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner, bestselling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Taming Your Outer Child

Author: Susan Anderson
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683141
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Take Control of Your Life Chances are, you’ve already had run-ins with your Outer Child — the self-sabotaging, bungling, and impulsive part of your personality. This misguided, hidden nemesis blows your diet, overspends, and ruins your love life. Your Outer Child acts out and fulfills your legitimate childlike needs and wants in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and in counterproductive ways: It goes for immediate gratification and the quick fix in spite of your best-laid plans. Now, in a revolutionary rethinking of the link between emotion and behavior, veteran psychotherapist Susan Anderson offers a three-step program to tame your Outer Child’s destructive behavior. This dynamic, transformational set of strategies — action steps that act like physical therapy for the brain — calms your Inner Child, strengthens your Adult Self, releases you from the self-blame and shame at the root of Outer Child issues, and paves new neural pathways that can lead to more productive behavior. The result is happiness, fulfillment, self-mastery, and self-love.

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing

Author: Susan Anderson
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425172285
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discusses the five stages of abandonment individuals experience after a breakup or the loss of a loved one, and provides strategies for building a new life and new relationships.

Healing Emotional Wounds

Author: Nancy M. Welch
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 161448872X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Russia banned the United States from adopting from their country, and subsequently a flurry of media stories brought attention to the prevalence of severe behavioral and emotional disorders in children adopted from Eastern European orphanages. Schoolchildren and moviegoers are shot and killed in the United States by persons described as mentally ill since childhood, and we as a nation question our recognition and treatment of emotionally disturbed children. Healing Emotional Wounds-A Story of Overcoming the Long Hard Road to Recovery from Abuse and Abandonment brings the reader face-to-face with the challenges of healing the wounds of abuse, neglect, and abandonment of two six-year-olds adopted from Ukraine. It is often not a very pretty sight, but literally through blood, sweat, and tears the family emerges as a healthy, bonded unit. This story affirms the hope of healing through commitment, hard work, extensive family and friend support, a “never quit” attitude, and an unyielding resilience and focus. The intent of this book is to inspire endurance, professional and community support, intervention, and hope. The intent is to save these children.

The Journey from Heartbreak to Connection

Author: Susan Anderson
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425190203
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A follow-up volume to The Journey from Abandonment to Healing offers an effective, supportive abandonment recovery program to designed to help readers build new relationships and learn to love and trust once more, presenting a series of accessible guidelines, techniques, exercises, and signposts for healing. Original.

Black Swan

Author: Susan Anderson
Publisher: Partners Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780967375519
Format: PDF, ePub
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Black Swan: The Twelve Lessons of Abandonment Recovery is a self help tool, a supplement for personal growth. "Black Swan is a symbol for healing, a spirit guide for overcoming the woundedness of adandonment." Twelve lessons for healing from the loss of love, presented in an allegorical tale of a child who meets a magical black swan after she is abandoned in the forest by her father. This story within a story includes the author s own experience with loss. The book provides emotional and spiritual healing to those going through heartbreak, loss, and abandonment."

Secret Pains

Author: Judith G. Arndell Psy D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781434392381
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Secret Pains gives hope for persons who were left behind by migrating parents or just simply abandoned by a parent. This book focuses on how the unresolved hurts and emotional pains resulting from abandonment affect your personality, your relationships, and your adult life. It offers tools, strategies, and insights for letting go of past anger and emotional pains and recommendations for embracing a happier and more fulfilled life.

The Grief Recovery Workbook

Author: Ray Giunta
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418560839
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chaplain Ray has helped countless people hurting from the most atrocious occurences of our time. Now he has put his highly effective grief counseling principles into book form. Readers will learn how to define grief, process pain, wrestle with guilt, manage anger, and express forgiveness--no matter what loss they're grieving.

Healing A Broken Heart

Author: Sarah La Saulle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439146756
Format: PDF, ePub
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The loss of a love is a nearly universal emotional crisis, whether the end is divorce, desertion, or a mutually agreed-upon separation. At first, friends and family are there to offer a shoulder to cry on, but after a few months there's an expectation that we just need to get over the crisis and move on. Thus, unprocessed, painful feelings are buried, leaving us numb. Or we repeat damaging relationship patterns over and over again. The situation doesn't have to be like that. Healing a Broken Heart guides those of us grieving for a lost love through four metaphorical seasons of recovery with provocative questions -- and journal pages on which to respond -- to help move us forward. The four seasons serve as powerful metaphors for the stages of the grieving process. Summer is the season for charting the course of a relationship: remembering hopes and expectations, the warning signs that went unheeded. During autumn, journalers accept the reality of breaking up and acknowledge things about the relationship that didn't serve their needs. Winter brings the pain of grief over the profound loss. Finally, spring -- and, with it, renewal -- invites readers to examine and understand how their family history may have affected their past relationships. Punctuated throughout with poems and moving meditations, the thoughtful, interactive approach of this book offers the time and space we all need to heal when our hearts are broken.

Love Me Don t Leave Me

Author: Michelle Skeen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608829545
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Everyone thrives on love, comfort, and the safety of family, friends, and community. But if you are denied these basic comforts early in life, whether through a lack of physical affection or emotional bonding, you may develop intense fears of abandonment that can last well into adulthood—fears so powerful that they can actually cause you to push people away. If you suffer from fears of abandonment, you may have underlying feelings of anger, shame, fear, anxiety, depression, and grief. These emotions are intense and painful, and when they surface they can lead to a number of negative behaviors, such as jealousy, clinging, and emotional blackmail. In Love Me, Don’t Leave Me, therapist Michelle Skeen combines acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help you identify the root of your fears. In this book you’ll learn how schema coping behaviors—deeply entrenched and automatic behaviors rooted in childhood experiences and fears—can take over and cause you to inadvertently sabotage your relationships. By recognizing these coping behaviors and understanding their cause, you will not only gain powerful insights into your own mind, but also into the minds of those around you. If you are ready to break the self-fulfilling cycle of mistrust, clinginess, and heartbreak and start building lasting, trusting relationships, this book will be your guide.