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.
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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:
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.
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