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Miriam Greenspan
Renowned Psychotherapist and author of A New Approach to Women and Therapy (bio)

Her new bestselling book -
Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair

Winner of 2004 Nautilus Award in self-help/psychology

Selected as one of the best spiritual books of 2003
by Spirituality & Health Magazine

In an age of global threat, emotions like grief, fear, and despair have become widespread and overwhelming. Our culture calls these emotions 'negative' and views them as symptoms of mental disorder or spiritual inadequacy, harmful unless controlled.

In this riveting book, Miriam Greenspan takes a fresh approach to the three emotions we most dread and devalue: grief, fear, and despair. She argues that our avoidance and denial of these dark emotions contributes to the epidemic of psychological ailments characteristic of our age: chronic depression, anxiety, psychic numbing, addiction, and irrational violence. By attending to and befriending the dark emotions, we discover their innate intelligence and purpose. We learn the emotional alchemy by which grief turns to gratitude, fear delivers us to joy, and despair becomes a doorway to a more resilient faith in life. The wisdom of the dark emotions not only helps us to heal and transform our lives, but strengthens our connections to one another and to the world.

Read some excerpts from the book


Healing Through the Dark Emotions:
Transforming Grief, Fear, and Despair

Kripalu Yoga Center
December 16-18, 2016

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Other Writings and Talks by Miriam Greenspan

See www.shambhalasun.com for Miriam Greenspan's essay "The Wisdom in the Dark Emotions" in Shambhala Sun Magazine (January 2003)

See www.tikkun.org for Miriam Greenspan's article "Healing Through the Dark Emotions In An Age of Global Threat" (March/April 2003)

See www.soultospirit.com for an online radio talk with Miriam (February 27, 2003)

See www.aarp.com for a second online radio talk (March 18, 2003)

See www.thesunmagazine.com for an interview entitled "Through A Glass Darkly: Miriam Greenspan On Moving From Grief to Gratitude" (January 2008)

See www.odemagazine.com for Miriam Greenspan's piece "How the light gets in" (Spring 2011)