Work through your feelings and enrich your experience Menopause is an important health issue that affects women in very significant ways - influencing how your body functions to how you feel about yourself. Written by a clinical psychologist and an expert on menopause, this inspirational, personal journal is designed to help you understand and adjust to this life change. Drawing upon the healing power of writing, the thoughtful exercises in this book allow you to determine what menopause means for you while you work through the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects. This opportunity for reflection will benefit your long-term health and well-being, as you make very personal decisions about who you are - and who you want to become. You'll find The Healing Journey Through Menopause a trusted confidant as you move forward through this new stage of your life. Acclaim for The Healing Journey Through Menopause "This wonderful book will allow the millions of women who are now passing through menopause to take this journey with greater awareness and sensitivity to the physical and emotional changes that are occurring within their bodies and minds." - Susan M.
Lark, MD, author of The Menopause Self-Help Book Other books in The Healing Journey series include: The Healing Journey, 208 pp. (0-471-24712-X) The Healing Journey for Couples, 288 pp. (0-471-25470-3) The Healing Journey Through Grief, 264 pp. (0-471-29565-5) The Healing Journey Through Divorce, 264 pp. (0-471-29575-2)
Table of Contents
Embarking On Your Journey. A Road Map for Understanding Menopause. Destination: First Glimpses. Destination: Acceptance and Adjustment. Destination: Keeping Perspective on Your Menopause. Destination: Keeping Perspective on Your Health. Destination: Emotions and Moods. Destination: Biography. Destination: Self-Image and Personal Identity. Destination: Contemplation and Reflection. Destination: Taking Stock of Your Life. Destination: Intimate Relationships. Destination: Unfinished Business. Destination: Who Will You Be? As One Journey Ends, Another Begins. Resources. About the Authors. Acknowledgments.
PHIL RICH, EdD, MSW, is an experienced psychotherapist who has practiced for over twenty years. He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels, served as an instructor, and led professional workshops. He was born and raised in London, England, and now lives with his family in Amherst, Massachusetts. FRAN MERVYN, BSN, PhD, is a clinical psychologist. She is a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Chair of the Continuing Education Committee of the Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents, and in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts.