You Are Not Your Illness: Seven Principles for Meeting the Challenge

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Simon and Schuster, May 8, 1995 - Medical - 256 pages
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The author, who has lived with multiple sclerosis most of her adult life, delves deeply into her own experience to reveal the keys to regaining emotional and spiritual wholeness when a serious illness or injury threatens to destroy one's sense of self.

While serious illness, injury, or disability can physically alter the course of your life, it can also cause great emotional upheaval. It is not uncommon to feel anger, frustration, grief, fear, and denial as you try to accept a new way of living. As you lose your ability to do things you once considered routine, you may even feel that you are losing your self-worth, that your physical condition is threatening your identity. Through a step-by-step process designed to show that real healing has little to do with the state of the physical body, Noble Topf offers a compassionate and inspirational message to anyone whose sense of self is threatened by physical limitations.
  

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User Review  - Rosalía - Goodreads

This book was very much like many of the "positive attitude" books that got popular in the late eighties. It had some good tidbits and quotes but I felt that I had read a dozen of these books before ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Bernie S Siegel M D
13
The Search for New Beginnings
21
Three
56
Changing Our View of Illness
79
THE CHALLENGE
117
Five
139
Building Healing Relationships
149
LIVING IN GRACE
197
For Further Reading
217
For Further Listening
225
Resources
235
Acknowledgments
249
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About the author (1995)

Linda Noble Topf, M.A., who founded The M.S. Initiative, holds a master’s degree in applied psychology. She has lectured and led seminars and workshops for patients and practitioners who want to learn new attitudes toward living with illness and injury. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

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