Awakening at Midlife: A Guide to Reviving Your Spirit, Recreating Your Life, and Returning to Your Truest Self (Paperback)
Fraught with physical, relational, professional, and psychological changes, midlife can be a challenging time. But according to Jungian-oriented psychotherapist Kathleen Brehony, "tranformation at midlife offers unparalleled opportunities for a rich, meaningful second half of life."With special sections on recovering childhood dreams, enriching creative expression, learning to appreciate our physical selves, heightening consciousness, and more, this guide is a wake-up call for anyone who wants to reassess one's beliefs and find a path that leads to greater fulfillment, happiness, and passion for life's journey.
Kathleen A. Brehony is a licensed clinical psychologist and Jungian-oriented psychotherapist. She holds a PhD and MS in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech and a BA in Sociology from Catholic University. She completed her residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she served as chief resident. She has taught at the university level and been in private practice for more than 15 years, specializing in issues related to transitional developmental periods of life, including midlife and death and dying, as well as the relationship between spirituality and psychology. Throughout her career she has conducted hundreds of professional workshops, seminars, and training programs on these and other subjects. She is especially interested in bringing academic and scholarly information to the general public.Brehony has published extensively in professional journals and books. She is coeditor of Marketing Health Behaviors (Plenum, 1984) and Boston Marriages (The University of Massachusetts Press, 1993). She is the author of Awakening at Midlife (Riverhead Books, 1996).Dr. Brehony lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where she maintains a private clinical practice.