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Heartbreak: New Approaches to Healing - Recovering from Lost Love and Mourning

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Look at your broken heart with the curiosity of a naturalist, as you would pay close attention to your pet, to understand what is going on."The pain of mourning and heartbreak is neurologically similar to being submitted to torture. There seems to be only one way to end that agony and to limit somatic damage; neurobiology calls it an evolutionary jump and psychologists cal ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published May 2nd 2011 by Mill City Press, Inc.
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Alexis
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
All counselors need to read this, all partners and ex-partners need to read this! Dr. Paris is one of the most refreshing Jungians I have read yet. If only I could've gotten my hands on this book sooner, but perhaps wasn't ready. Her balanced take on everything and her stubbornness in the face of "cultural bewitchment" is rejuvenating and freeing! I love her account of the psycho-rigid personality! I wish I could translate it into a PSA! It's so important to know how to help your clients deciphe ...more
Elizabeth Ehlen
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreak is common occurrence, a shared experience as part of the human condition. The thing is, when we experience it, we are sure that we are the only one, or at least we are the worst example of it. We are not of course, and the way your brain processes this type of loss can greatly affect future relationships. How do we move past our greatest traumas, and not only survive but thrive?

I am a social worker, and deal with clients who experience grief, loss, heartbreak and trauma. I LOVED this
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Katie
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heartbreak, Mourning, Loss is a book about those three subjects. It is written in a conversational tone, which is good because otherwise this might have gone over my head. By far my favourite chapter was Number One, on metaphors and GPS. Never thought about the importance of metaphors in that way before reading this. Chapter Eight is also a food for thought chapter. Author Ginette Paris uses case stories which are really quite fascinating to read and have the perspective of seeing where our beha ...more
Stephanie
May 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
mythopoetry.com has published a depth review of this book in volume 3 Mythopoetry Scholar eZine, 2012; reviewer, Steve Wood. The review url is http://mythopoetry.com/mythopoetics/s....
Rochelle
Nov 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
great use of Jungian, literary, and other theories of attachment and individuation to explain and shed more light on the aftermath of a break up, the broken heart, and what it can teach us.
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From the very first page this book did wonders for my temperament during the early stages of coping with my divorce.
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Ginette Paris Ph.D. is a psychologist, therapist and author of many books, including Wisdom of the Psyche: Depth Psychology after Neuroscience (Routledge 2007). She was trained as a psychologist in Montréal, Canada where she was a tenured professor in the Department of Communication of the U. of Québec in Montréal for 15 years. In 1995 she became a permanent US resident and a core faculty at the P ...more