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HOLD ME TIGHT
SEVEN CONVERSATIONS
FOR A LIFETIME OF LOVE

by Dr. Sue Johnson M.A.Sc.

Heralded by the NY Times
and Time magazine as the
couple therapy with the
highest rate of success.


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BROKEN OPEN
HOW DIFFICULT TIMES CAN
HELP US GROW

by Elizabeth Lesser

This is a book about ordinary
people who do extraordinary
things. Elizabeth Lesser writes with an exquisite


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ANXIETY: THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE OF OUR TIMES
by Eleanor Caesar, MASc.
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UNDERSTANING HYPNOSIS
by Eleanor Caesar, MASc.
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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
by Eleanor Caesar, MASc.
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Through the Dark Wood
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
By James Hollis, PH.D.

Have you ever looked at your career, your relationships, or your role in life and wondered, “Is this why I’m really here?” If so, then you are ready for your “midlife crisis”—the pivotal time when you have the opportunity to become the person your soul seeks to be.

“When the illusions of our youth begin to crumble,” explains James Hollis, “we reach a turning point that the poet Dante called the ‘dark wood.’” With Through the Dark Wood, this author and Jungian analyst reveals the steps we all must take on our road to true maturity, meaning, and fulfillment.

When the Second Half of Life Begins
How do you know when you’ve reached the “second half ”of life? According to Hollis, the first sign comes when you feel dissatisfied by where you are today—and hear a call from within to live a more purposeful life. This marks the collision between your “False Self,” created from the expectations of others, and your instinctive “True Self.”

Drawing upon his experiences with hundreds of clients, Hollis provides an essential map for traversing the universal challenges of midlife, such as building genuine relationships, cultivating a mature spirituality, and letting go of old beliefs that no longer serve you.

An Invaluable Guide through the Challenges of Midlife
“The second half of life isn’t about looking for easy answers,” James Hollis says. “It’s about honestly exploring the questions that bring richness and value to your life.” With Through the Dark Wood, this penetrating thinker shares a lifetime of insights about how to navigate your life’s most turbulent passages—and emerge from the darkness wiser, stronger, and in greater harmony with your soul’s purpose.
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Guided Meditation

Six Essential Practices to Cultivate Love, Awareness and Wisdom
By Jack Kornfield


Apply the six guided meditation practices to cultivate love, awareness, and wisdom. Practice each of the six guided meditation practices as a way to cultivate stillness and “knowing”

Explore mindfulness practices related to awareness of the breath, loving kindness, forgiveness, visualization, gratitude, and the spaciousness of consciousness
As anyone who has tried it knows, meditation looks simple, but at times it can be difficult.

The most potential you can have on your contemplative path is a trusted teacher like Jack Kornfield, who stands out as one of the most helpful and encouraging
 Western  instructors for newcomers to the art of meditation.

With Guided Meditation, this renowned Buddhist teacher brings you six practices that will open the door to the serenity and joy of meditation, and serve as your foundation for years to come. Offering you precise guidance through every step of these transformational practices, Kornfield introduces you to:

- Basic sitting practice —The essential starting point for nurturing nonjudgmental spaciousness
- The heart-opening techniques of lovingkindness and forgiveness meditation to help you discover liberation
  from suffering
- A visualization exercise for overcoming difficulties by making direct contact with the voice of your highest
  wisdom
- The gratitude and joy meditation, which nourishes an innocent rejoicing in life itself
- Mind Like Sky—a practice to enter “original mind,” the pure space of awareness that is consciousness itself
- Since the time of the Buddha, meditation taught under the guidance of an expert has proven to be the
  easiest and most effective way to begin.

Whether you are just starting out with meditation or have decided to reconnect with the ground of your practice, Jack Kornfield’s Guided Meditation provides concise and gentle training of the heart and mind to enjoy the fruits of this centuries-old art.  Click below to order Jack Kornfield’s latest audiobook.


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Getting Unstuck

Breaking Your Habitual Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality
By Pema Chödrön


Have you ever had an itch and not scratched it? In the Buddhist tradition, this points to a vast paradox: that by refraining from our urge to scratch, great peace and happiness is available.

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chödrön introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality: a pre-emotional feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort often with harmful habits.

With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at both the itch and the scratch, which Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa. On this full-length recording, Pema Chödrön, bestselling author and beloved American Buddhist nun, shows us how to recognize shenpa, catch it as it appears, and develop a playful, lively curiosity toward it. Join Pema Chödrön to discover more about:

- Critical mind—how to recognize this fundamental shenpa, and approach yourself and others with a sense
  of humor and loving-kindness
- Ways to unravel the patterns of self-denigration, and develop the fundamental maitri—loving-kindness—
  toward yourself
- How to cultivate acceptance of your irritability, insecurities, and other simply human traits Recognition,
  Refrain, Relaxing, and Resolve: the four R’s of working with shenpa, and more
- An urge comes up, we succumb to it, and it becomes stronger, teaches Pema Chödrön. We reinforce our
  cravings, habits, and addictions by giving in to them repeatedly.

On Getting Unstuck, Chödrön guides us through this sticky feeling, exploring the moments when we get hooked, and offers us tools for learning to stay with our uneasiness, soften our hearts toward ourselves and others, and live a more peaceful life in the fullness of the present moment. Click below to order Pema’s audiobook.


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