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Table of Contents from
Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair

After 9/11: A Note to the Reader ix

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Part One: Emotion-Phobia

1. Listening to Pain 11

2. Vulnerability: The Power of No Protection 28

3. How Dark Emotions Become Toxic 45

Part Two: Emotional Alchemy

4. The Alchemy of Dark Emotions: Three Skills and Seven Steps 73

5. From Grief to Gratitude 90

6. From Despair to Faith 117

7. From Fear to Joy 165

Part Three: Emotional Ecology

8. We Live in the World and the World Lives in Us 207

9. Global Healing in a Brokenhearted World 242

Part Four: A Home Course in Emotional Alchemy

10. Thirty-three Emotional Exercises 265

Epilogue: Dark Emotions in an Age of Global Terror 295

Notes 301

Bibliography 305

Acknowledgement 311

Copyright 2003 by Miriam Greenspan