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Regeneration Journey Through Mid-life Crisis by Jane Polden

Regeneration Journey Through Mid-life Crisis


Regeneration Journey Through Mid-life Crisis by Jane Polden

The dramas of mid-life are dramas of abandonment and freedom, of highly charged sexual engagements in real time or in fantasy, and sudden encounters with mortality and loss. The details are as varied as people's lives are diverse but similar themes reappear with unerring regularity over and over in mid-life. It is a time when everything - from the most fundamental questions of identity and meaning, to the daily experience of our own bodies and sexuality - is thrown into upheaval, making mid-life transition for many people the most disturbing period of life since the onset of adolescence. Recognising that many of us feel, sometimes very much to our surprise, that we have lost our way at mid-life, the author explores compassionately and sensitively the origins and experiences of mid-life crisis. This is a fundamentally optimistic book that argues that, while deep-seated changes are often painful, there are great gains to be made at mid-life. By helping readers to improved self-awareness and a better understanding of the demands and choices of mid-life, Regeneration aims to show how we can begin to lead lives more truly informed by the values that will serve us best in the second halves of our lives.

About the Author

Jane Polden is a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice based in Norwich and a member of the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st December 2002


Jane Polden

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


384 pages


Coping with personal problems
Popular psychology




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