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Title:
Becoming your own emotional support system : creating a community of one
Author:
Simmons, Linda L.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Harrington Park Press, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
xvii, 189 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Those in need of a community of one : their stories -- One is the loneliest number -- When new identities are forced upon us -- Maryanne's story of divorce -- Maryanne's need for a community of one -- A new identity enforced by divorce -- Responses to divorce that lead to creating a community of one -- May I introduce you : discovering our lost selves -- Joan's story of chronic illness -- Joan's need for a community of one -- Changes wrought by chronic illness -- Responses to chronic illness that lead to creating a community of one -- Finding the strength within : accessingthe hidden treasure of our spiritual resources -- Dan's story of spiritual crisis -- Dan's need for a community of one -- The tarnishing of spiritual resources -- Responses to situations of spiritual crisis that lead to creating a community of one -- Pre-publication version -- The truth about the royal family : stigmas can make finding support a challenge -- Maggie's story of sexual abuse -- Maggie's need for a community of one -- The isolating effects of sexual abuse -- Responses to sexual abuse that lead to creating a community of one -- Cleaning house : identifying the unnecessaryand letting it go -- Terry's story of adhd and job loss -- Terry's need for a community of one -- Repercussions of ADHD such as Job loss -- Responses to ADHD and Job loss that lead to creating a community of one -- Goals for the real world : examining expectations -- April's story of mental illness -- April's need for a community of one -- The challenges of realistically living with mental illness -- Responses to mental illness that lead to creating a community of one -- Coming out of hiding : cutting the weighty issue of obesity down to size -- Laura's story of obesity -- Laura's need for a community of one -- The stigma of obesity -- Responses to obesity that lead to creating a community of one -- Sky diving and other necessary risks : stagnant waters only grow mold -- Sue's story of alcoholism -- Sue's need for a community of one -- Risks required to conquer addictions -- Pre-publication version -- Responses to addictions that lead to creating a community of one -- A leap of faith : exploring strange new worlds -- Diana's story of domestic violence -- Diana's need for a community of one -- Daring to take a leap of faith -- Responses to domestic violence that lead to creating a community of one -- Barriers to creating a community of one -- Taking the world by storm : facing our fears and moving on -- Guilt has to go! : guilt can be good but needs to be temporary -- Corralling crazy thinking : correcting thought distortions -- Selecting your frame of mind : choosing our life perspective -- Creating a community of one -- Pre-publication version -- Sitting with suffering: growing through grief -- The value of vision : creating a map for future direction -- Tools of the trade : skill development -- Never give up : a call for hope.
ISBN:
9780789032218

9780789032225
Format :
Book