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Title:
Rivers of a wounded heart : every man's journey
Author:
Wilbur, Michael.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Sterling, VA : Capital Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xxiv, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781892123589
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC480.8 .W54 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

In Rivers of a Wounded Heart, Michael Wilbur draws on the traditions of his Native American elders and his extensive training as a psychotherapist to explore the similarities that lie within separate human experiences. For as long as he can remember, Michael has believed that life, symbolized by water, is cyclical - the ending of one life drifts into the beginning of the next. In this way, all events are connected and all people are anchored in a similar place, what Michael calls 'our home water.' As he steps out from behind his desk, he makes an honest and often painful inquiry into himself, struggling to deepen his capacity for compassionate understanding and acceptance and developing a realization of how his experiences, both past and present, impact the process of psychotherapy. Written in a lyrical style, Michael challenges conventional thinking by questioning the definition of 'normalcy', and the layman's interpretation of 'crazy.' An especially candid and insightful narrative, Rivers of a Wounded Heart delivers a universal message of man's unique engagement with life.


Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Rivers of a Wounded Heart
Chapter 2 In Search of an Honest Voice
Chapter 3 Storytelling: A Therapist's Guide to Terminations
Chapter 4 Groups and the Velveteen Rabbit
Chapter 5 Day Storms and Night Dreams
Chapter 6 No One Gave to the Tin Man
Chapter 7 Cats in the Cradle / Little Boy Blue /Man in the Moon
Chapter 8 The Vietnam Attachment
Chapter 9 I Took a Train Once
Chapter 10 Racehorse in the Barn
Chapter 11 Mavericks, Renegades, and Other ""

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