The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss

The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss


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The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss by Alexandra Kennedy

The loss we feel when a loved one dies is profound, often accompanied by regret for all that we didn’t say or do. Such regret can hinder emotional growth and create wounds that affect all other aspects of our lives. But loss doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a connection with a loved one. In fact, it can open the doors to a unique relationship that offers intimacy, healing, and renewal.

In The Infinite Thread, author Alexandra Kennedy helps us deal with loss in a powerful new way: by using active imagination, letters, and inner dialogue to re-create and heal past relationships. In doing so, we also amend the often-strained ties with those still living.

The Infinite Thread strips away the veils of mystery surrounding death and transcends preconceptions about death and dying. Rich with opportunities for reflection, it brings enormous comfort to anyone who has ever lost a loved one or been faced with their own mortality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582700465
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 741,410
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alexandra Kennedy, MA, is the author of Losing a Parent and has been a licensed psychotherapist in private practice for twenty-five years. She is a faculty member at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension and has served on the faculty of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, where she offered a yearly graduate course on death, dying, and grieving. Her work has been featured in USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Examiner, Boston Herald, Yoga Journal, and Mothering magazine.

Table of Contents

Part 1Looking Within
1.The Living Presence within You3
Part 2Reaching Within
2.Communicating with One Who Is Dying25
3.Dreaming of One Who Has Died47
4.Letters: Beginning a Correspondence71
5.Dialogues: Going Where They Take You89
6.Connecting through Imagery107
Part 3Reaching Outward
Family Communication after a Death125
8.Reaching Your Living Partner145
9.Reaching Your Living Children157
10.Reaching Your Living Friends171
11.Healing Grief Passed Down through Generations179
12.Healing Daily Losses191
Suggestions for Grieving and Exercises for Healing Relationships beyond Loss203
About the Author245

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Rachel Naomi Remen

At last! A deeply and profoundly wise book on healing a life after loss...The Infinite Thread stands out like a lighthouse, beckoning those who travel in the dark to the refuge of a safe harbor..a must-read for anyone who has ever thought that their heart could never heal.
— Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom

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