Using Action to Heal
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
A video about anger.
If you like these videos you can see more here: http://thewaymenheal.com
A video about anger.
A one on Guilt.
Books & Videos
Tom has written two books on the topic of men and healing. The first, Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing serves as a map for men. In it’s second edition it has been a favorite of both grieving men and women for many years. Praised by and others the book offers a convincing argument for sex differences in the way we heal. Drawing on Anthropological research and clinical observation the book uses stories to tell the tale.
The Way Men Heal is a concise ebook that updates the Snake book with the latest information on sex differences in healing. The book includes examples of , and others to show the many ways that men heal from loss. This update connects the dots on the biological connections that the first book started. It goes into the impact of pre-natal testosterone and other physical differences that every man and boys should know about in order to understand their unique ways to heal.
The Way Men Heal is Tom’s new web site that houses many hours of videos on the topic of healing from loss and the masculine side. the site features a group of videos specifically about the way men heal. This group is named the video book” due to its offering very similar material to what can be found in Tom’s newest Ebook The Way Men Heal. Some of these videos have been taken from an international online class Tom taught on grief. To get a sense of what you might find there you can check out an excerpt here. Join the site here.
Reviewed by Ally Press in their publication Dragonsmoke”
Grief and Healing
Tom has been working with bereavement for over 30 years. In 1995 after the death of his father he created the internet’s first interactive web site for the bereaved population at webhealing.com. He also created the internet’s first memorial page A Place to Honor Grief.