Healing through the dark emotions

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Below are some excerpts from a Sun Magazine from a few years ago. The article is about Miriam Greenspan’s work about healing through grief. This book was helpful when my brother died, several years ago now. I posted these excerpts with different commentary first in 2007. I’ve made some edits to the commentary.

Grief has a tremendous power. When we submerge it in avoidance, we can’t use it for spiritual growth. Allow grief’s power to propel you.

The book is about embracing what is so that one can heal and transform through what becomes a process of acceptance. This has worked for me with not just more commonly understood grief issues but trauma in general too.

Miriam Greenspan, from Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair

Here is an excerpt from the introduction to the interview:

A psychotherapist for more than 33 years, Greenspan…

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