Wood You Believe Volume 8: THE GRIEVING SELF: Loss & Recovery

Wood You Believe Volume 8: THE GRIEVING SELF: Loss & Recovery

by Father Jim Cogley


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The Grieving Self is a comforting companion on what might be a sad and lonely journey of coming to terms with loss. It is the product of a lifetime of reflection by the author on his own journey and from many years of feedback from numerous seminars on the subject of Loss and Recovery. Written in everyday language it overflows with wisdom and insights that help make sense of the darker times where it is not just our loved one who is lost but it is we who are lost without them and feel trapped in a twilight zone. It is a central tenet of the book that while loss is universal, recovery is limited. While recovery is open to all, many get stuck in unresolved grief. What are the limiting beliefs that leave us feeling stuck? How do we begin to free ourselves and arise from the ashes of defeat and disappointment? This book goes beyond the traditional manual of exploring the different stages of the grief journey. It looks at many of the less recognized aspects of grief that may be crucial to self-understanding and finding resolution. It is offered with the hope that many who feel they have to wait until they die and get to the other side in order to be reunited with their loved ones, will find that day much sooner, as they get to the other side of grief.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642544046
Publisher: Matchstick Literary
Publication date: 10/19/2018
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Fr Jim Cogley was born in Wexford in 1954. He trained for the priesthood in St Patrick's College Maynooth, where he took degrees in English, Philosophy and Theology. Ordained in 1980 for the Diocese of Ferns in Ireland, he has a deep love of the sea and for many years was involved with the work of Sea Chaplaincy. Formerly based in Kilmore Quay for most of his pastoral life and then in Oylegate, he is currently Parish Priest and Director of Pilgrimage in Our Lady's Island. He has many years teaching experience and is a counselling supervisor. As a psychotherapist, he trained in the Jungian tradition. His particular area of interest is that of Intergenerational Healing and how the past that is unacknowledged can still influence the present. His innovative, self-taught woodworking skills, developed in recent years, provide a unique opportunity to present the age-old truths of life and spirituality in the form of symbols that speak to the soul. Many of the seminars he conducts throughout the country on topics such as those covered in the Wood you Believe series, involve the use of such symbols. His concept of a Memorial Trail and Garden to people lost at sea, located in Kilmore Quay, Raphael's Healing Garden in Oylegate, along with the new Grotto to Our Lady of the Knots and the Resurrection Garden in Our Lady's Island, are now major visitor attractions. Vol 1&2 is the first in the Wood You Believe series, with the most recent publication, Vol 8 The Grieving Self published in 2018.

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