9780738205298

The Way of Transition: Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738205298

  • ISBN10:

    073820529X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-12-01
  • Publisher: DA CAPO PRESS INC

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Summary

William Bridges' lifelong work has been devoted to a deep understanding of transitions and to helping others through them. When his own wife of thirty-five years died of cancer, however, he was thrown head-first into the kind of painful and confusing abyss he had known before only in theory. An honest account of being in transition, this uncommonly wise and moving book is a richly textured map of the personal, professional, and emotional transformations that grow out of tragedy and crisis. Demonstrating how disillusionment, sorrow, or confusion can blossom into a time of incredible creativity and contentment, Bridges highlights the profound significance and value of endings in our lives.

Author Biography

Formerly a professor of English, William Bridges made a shift to the field of transitional management in the mid-1970s; out of his workshops has grown a long career of consulting, lecturing, and helping others through transitions. He lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Prologue xi
Change and Transition
1(18)
How I Rediscovered Transition
19(14)
Why We Go Through Transition
33(20)
Letting Go of My Life
53(20)
The Way of Transition
73(22)
My Intensive Course in Love
95(20)
The Archetype of the Journey
115(18)
Discovering My Vocation
133(22)
Finding Myself in the Neutral Zone
155(24)
Transition and Elderhood
179(22)
Beginning a New Life
201(14)
An Epilogue 215(8)
Notes 223

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