|About the Book|
There is a single common thread that runs through all the difficulties that cause people to enter therapy. Within every concern and every issue explored during treatment is an unresolved experience of loss. With Lessons in Loss, therapists gain anMoreThere is a single common thread that runs through all the difficulties that cause people to enter therapy. Within every concern and every issue explored during treatment is an unresolved experience of loss. With Lessons in Loss, therapists gain an understanding of the many ways loss prevents clients from living their lives to the fullest, and valuable insight into what can be done to help them heal. ------------ Testimonials: The inevitable losses of life range from small to overwhelming. Often we feel we should brush them aside quickly, partly because they hurt, and partly because were supposed to move on. This wise book explains how unresolved losses persist far longer than we realize, leaving us vulnerable to all kinds of distress. It shows beginning and experienced therapists alike how to help themselves and their clients to face, grieve, and grow from loss. Ginny Pizzardi offers a bold call to courageous self-exploration and deep acceptance. -Jack Morin, Ph.D., psychotherapist, author, and teacher In this provocative little book the author explores how to move beyond unresolved childhood loss that is frequently at the heart of our greatest challenges, be it addiction, sexual, emotional or physical abuse, divorce, or virtually any experience where significant change is vital. Packed into these pages is the wisdom of a dedicated therapist whose own experiences of early childhood loss can deepen every helping professionals understanding and skill. Here are insights and tools for moving beyond current crises to a place of greater peace, resolution, and personal effectiveness. -Hal Z. Bennett, author of Write From the Heart --------------------- Ginny Pizzardi, M.S., M.F.T., has been a clinical psychotherapist since 1985. She has a private practice in San Francisco, California, and is an Analytic Candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.