P1010785Welcome to tgolden.com a place that keeps track of the activities and resources offered byTom Golden, LCSW. You can scroll down and see the various posts or use the top navbar to check out each individual page. Resources include Tom’s original web site for the bereaved webhealing.com. Built in 1995 it was the first interactive web site helping those who were bereaved. There is a page for Tom’s private practice in Gaithersburg Md and also a page about his online consultations.
Tom’s new video site which houses hours of engaging vids on healing from loss has a page that also includes his books. There is also a page focusing on Tom’s speaking which offers a free 20 minute video on the basics of healing through the masculine side.

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Grief and Desire – Excerpt

Grief and Desire,

Grief is related to desire. Desire is the source of both grief and happiness; if you have desires of any kind you will undoubtedly have grief. If your desire is met, you may find joy, and if it isn’t, there is grief. Joy and grief are brothers in a way, and if you experience one fully you will probably experience the other in its fullness. If you deny either one, you will limit the other to the same degree. If you deny your grief, you limit your joy; if you deny your joy, you limit your grief.

A man I worked with named Phil immediately saw how this related to his own life. He said, “You know, that’s why I had all those upsetting feelings at my mid-life period. I was dealing with all my unmet desires for success at work.” He remembered his fantasies of huge success, at being top in his field, and realized that when he reached mid-life he experienced the loss of the possibility of his dreams coming to fruition.

pg 8,  Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing




Introduction to the Golden Healing Newsletter

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Introduction to Golden Healing Newsletter #7

Welcome to the Golden Healing Weekly Newsletter.  Each issue will feature a very short nugget about healing and feeling good.  It may be a question, a video, an excerpt, or a paragraph.  It will be designed to take just 1-2 minutes to digest and will hopefully bring to light some aspect of healing and then offer a quick question or suggestion to stimulate some thought, action, or discussion. 
The issues in the newsletter will focus on our everyday healing from loss and trauma.   We will not be looking at pathologies but at the normal everyday issues we all experience in working at feeling good.  What is it that helps us in feeling good?  What keeps us from this?  What can we do to maximize the enjoyment of our lives?
Each newsletter will also contain an excerpt that from my writing or a video clip from my speaking that is related to the issues being addressed.
Please feel free to offer feedback and suggestions about topics.
The first issue will be published on March 21,2016.

A Newsletter from Tom Golden on Healing and Feeling good.  Bio of Tom. Online conslts with Tom.

Tom’s newest book The Way Men Heal is available in paperback or kindle.

Tom’s original book on men and healing.  Praised by Kubler-Ross and others.  It is available in paperback or kindle.

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
Lao Tzu

Excerpt, Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing, page 7

Grief is a part of life. We are familiar with our responses to gain and celebration, and grief is the other side of that coin. Grief, simply put, is the physical, emotional, and mental responses we have to a loss of any kind. We expect grief to flow from a major loss such as the death of a friend or family member, but it can also flow in smaller amounts from ordinary, everyday losses. Such losses might be the conclusion of your favorite time of year, a holiday, or being in a traffic jam and late for an important meeting. These smaller losses are examples of what is termed micro-grief. Grief can be related to losses of childhood, such as the loss of seeing the world as a safe place, or all of the unmet expectations, thwarted intentions, or unspoken communications we might have stored inside us. When looked at in this way, we begin to see that grief is an integral part of being alive, a part of our daily living. It is woven into the fabric of life.  (buy online)

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