When renowned psychotherapist Malcolm Stern’s daughter Melissa committed suicide in 2014, he experienced most parents’ worst nightmare and his grief made him challenge every aspect of his work and life. It thrust his growth and development forwards in ways he never thought possible, forcing him to confront his fears and work through his biggest blocks.
The culmination of that process is: Slay Your Dragons With Compassion: Ten Ways to Thrive Even When It Feels Impossible. The book, which includes many exercises, is the distillation of over thirty years’ experience in the therapy room and shows us that meaning can exist even in the worst tragedy. By creating a set of practices and making them central to our lives we can find passion, purpose, and meaningful happiness while navigating life’s darkest moments in such a way that we discover the gold hidden within.
“Malcolm Stern’s invaluable book Slay Your Dragons with Compassion shows how unconditional acceptance and the power of awareness can help us transcend the suffering caused by unconscious mental-emotional conditioning, and thus bring about redemption and healing.” Eckhart Tolle