Becoming Myself: Living Life to the Fullest After Losing Your Parents

4.29 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780071387668: Becoming Myself: Living Life to the Fullest After Losing Your Parents

Insight and understanding for those facing the "adult orphan" syndrome

The loss of one's parents is an inevitable fact of life. Ultimately, each of us will become an adult orphan, solely responsible for ourselves for the first time. In Becoming Myself, Dr. Shari Butler shows readers how this profound loss can be a force for growth and positive change, a uniquely liberating opportunity to reevaluate one's life, discover a new sense of completeness­­and rediscover talents, desires, and needs that might have been overlooked.

Using an approach drawn from studies of the orphaned adult patients from the author's practice, as well as the loss of her own parents, Becoming Myself offers a therapeutic plan that moves beyond grief into using the past in a different way that stimulates maturation, creative energy, and personal power. This insightful program includes innovative exercises to help readers cope with feelings of disconnection, guilt, and sadness, ways to break free from old patterns of being, as well as guidance and encouragement in taking on positive characteristics that might previously have been associated with or "owned" exclusively by the parent.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Who am I now if I am not someone's child?

In this supportive, and healing book, psychotherapist Shari Butler guides you through one of life's most profound, unique, and inevitable losses--the loss of your parents. Dr. Butler shows you how this experience can be far more than a catalyst for feelings of mourning, grief, and even helplessness. This time of crisis can also open you to enormous positive change and growth as you struggle to answer the many issues that will arise, including:

  • How do I keep my parents close to me as my new life begins?
  • Who can I turn for nurturing and other forms of support--and are there ways for me to nurture myself?
  • How do I integrate traditions and personality characteristics of my parents into my life now that they're gone?
  • What and who will form my identity in the years to come?

Through helpful questionnaires, thought-provoking exercises, seasoned advice, and inspiring real-life stories from both her professional and personal experience, Dr. Butler helps you accept the loss of your parents, move through inevitable change, and embrace new beginnings. Becoming Myself will take you from a landscape of grief onto new horizons.

About the Author:

Shari Butler, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. For the past several years, she has been devoted to working with people who have lost their parents.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Butler, Shari
Published by McGraw-Hill
ISBN 10: 0071387668 ISBN 13: 9780071387668
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hawking Books
(Lake Arrowhead, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0071387668 A brand-new, unused copy in perfect condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0071387668ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Shari Butler
Published by McGraw-Hill (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071387668 ISBN 13: 9780071387668
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071387668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Shari Butler
Published by McGraw-Hill (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071387668 ISBN 13: 9780071387668
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071387668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Butler, Shari
Published by McGraw-Hill (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071387668 ISBN 13: 9780071387668
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110071387668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
32.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Butler, Shari
Published by McGraw-Hill
ISBN 10: 0071387668 ISBN 13: 9780071387668
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0071387668 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0026835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
47.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.84
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds