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Picking Up the Pieces: Healing Ourselves After Personal Loss.

Picking up The Pieces: Healing Ourselves After Personal Loss, by Barbara Hansen, PhD. Published 1990, 194 pp.

This is an anecdotal self-help book based on the author's thirty years of experience as a paraplegic, a college professor, and a student's confidante. The author identifies obstacles to positive adaptation in a wide variety of losses. She then discusses healing, which she describes as "picking up the pieces" in order to move forward with one's life. The focus is on the here and now, but, in her view, grieving is a strong element in the adaptation process. The information in this very readable book can be applied to illness-related losses and to many general life crises.

Available from Taylor Publishing Company, 1550 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235. Hard cover, $14.95.

Reviewed by Diann Fox Geronemus, LCSW, LCSW. South Florida MS Chapter Board of Trustees.
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Author:Geronemus, Diann Fox
Publication:Inside MS
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 22, 1992
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