Growing Yourself Up, 2ed
296 pages
2017
ISBN: 9781925335194

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Growing Yourself Up, 2ed: How to bring your best to all of lifeís relationships

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Jenny Brown Australian author

To be human is to be in relationships. We canít survive without them but itís in relationships that we can so easily get unravelled. Some relationships just seem to do us in. Either we feel like we lose ourselves or feel burnt out from futile efforts to make things right for another. In our relationships we can experience the very best of ourselves and the very worst.

The message of Growing Yourself Up is that you canít separate understanding the individual from understanding relationships. All of lifeís relationships are integral to increasing self-awareness and maturity. And itís not necessarily the comfortable relationships that promote personal growth. In this 2nd edition of the bestselling book, Jenny examines how to help others without fostering dependency, and how to determine what kind of help you or others want from therapists. This is in response to the many lay and professional people who have found this book valuable personally and want to know how to help others grow.

Drawing from Bowen family systems theory, the book takes you on a journey through each stage of life to see predictable patterns of relationships and to show how to use this knowledge to make purposeful adjustments in yourself; as well as lending a mature helping hand to others. The result is a sturdier self, sturdier relationships and a refreshing new way to view lifeís challenges and opportunities.

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