Emotional Fitness:Discovering Our Natural Healing Power

Emotional Fitness:Discovering Our Natural Healing Power

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A groundbreaking guide that puts the power of achieving emotional health into your own hands- We know that our bodies have a natural healing power to deal with physical injuries and disease. In this remarkable new book, psychotherapist Janice Berger proposes that we also have a similar power to heal ourselves from the suffering of emotional distress. And just as we can help our bodies to heal physically with good nutrition, proper rest and exercise, we can also assist our natural emotional healing power by understanding how it works and facilitating its operation. Some of what you will discover in this refreshingly down-to-earth book: *why emotional health need not be a mystery *how to understand and work with feelings instead of suppressing them *how to integrate thoughts and feelings so we can act on our own behalf *how to have responsible, satisfying and vibrant relationships *concrete, grounded directions for lifelong well-being Honest, illuminating, and free from confusing jargon, Emotional Fitness demystifies emotional health and, through simple, proven techniques, demonstrates how to get started immediately on a healing journey." Janice Berger can help you discover your own capacity for healing, transformation and hope." - Michael Kaufman, author of Cracking the Armour: Power, Pain and the Lives of Menshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 178 x 229mm | 413g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 013018182X
  • 9780130181824

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. I: KEYS FOR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING. 1. Our Natural Emotional Healing Power Revealed. 2. Access Denied. Our Power Subverted. 3. The Nature of Responsibility and Blame. A Necessary Understanding. 4. A Leap of Faith. Learning to Use Our Natural Emotional Healing Power. 5. Turning the Key. Supportive Activities That Help Us Engage-- Our Natural Emotional Healing Power. II. DOORS TO GO THROUGH. 6. Need. Unmet Childhood Need, Unconscious Adult Pain. 7. Worthlessness. A Final Defense Against Unmanageable Pain. 8. Shame. The Silent Killer of the Human Spirit. 9. Guilt. A Straitjacket for Feeling. 10. Anxiety, Fear and Panic. Dangerous if Denied. 11. Anger. A Release and a Prison. 12. Powerlessness. A Trap for Victim and Abuser. 13. Hurt, Regret and Grief. A Key to Healing. 14. Loneliness. A Self-fulfilling Prophecy. 15. Numbness, Deadness and Flatness. Formidable Defenses. III. UNLOCKING RELATIONSHIPS. 16. Life Partner Relationships. A Place To Grow. 17. Parent/Child Relationships. Conscious and Responsive Parenting. 18. Other Relationships. Adult Children and Older Parents, Adult Siblings, In-laws, Friends, Peers, Employers and Employee. Epilogue. Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary. References and Suggested Reading. Index.show more

About Berger

About the authors Janice Berger, M.Ed., is an experienced psychotherapist and lecturer who has produced many workshops on emotional health issues. She has hosted two popular cable television specials, Open Hearts and Keys for Emotional Well-Being. A popular public speaker, she has been a guest expert on the CBC and interviewed in the Toronto Sun and the Globe and Mail. She believes strongly in the personal power we all possess to heal ourselves emotionally and to live our lives authentically with integrity. She is in private practice through her company, Janice Berger & Associates, and lives near Toronto. Harry Hall is a long-time colleague and friend of Janice Berger. A former Special Education department head, Harry brings to this book years of personal experience as a psychotherapist and educator.show more

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