The Sacred Wound

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Lois Gold, M.S.W. is a therapist in private practice in Portland, Oregon. She is past a president of the Academy of Family Mediators, and was active in the development of mediation and alternative dispute resolution on a national level before her daughter died. Her practice currently focuses on mediation, and therapy for individuals, couples, and families. She also specializes in loss and healing and has had extensive training in shamanic healing practices. She is the author of Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce, which is being updated and published under the title, The Healthy Divorce

The Sacred Wound

Healing from the Death of a Child

Authored by Lois Gold M.S.W.

This is an account of one of life's most painful experiences--the sudden death of a child. A mother's anguish compels her to examine beliefs about what comes after death and to explore ancient healing methods in Mexico, Brazil, and Bali. At its core a spiritual odyssey, The Sacred Wound is about creating meaning from life-shattering events--events which can utterly destroy us or serve as a call to extraordinary courage and growth.

A life-shattering event is a modern day "sacred wound," a wounding so profound that it pierces the soul and penetrates the veils of who we are and what we think life is about. Like a mythological hero, we will emerge from the ordeal another person. As the author says, "For three years grief was my consort, it became my teacher." This inspiring and searingly honest book is about more than survival following the death of a loved one; it is about the gift in tragedy's other hand. It is about discovering the truth that love is the central experience of life and not simply mortality, and that this truth can emerge in ways we can never predict or expect

Publication Date:
193078211X / 9781930782112
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement

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