Without A Job, Who Am I?

Without A Job, Who Am I?

Rebuilding your Self When You've Lost your Job, Home, or Life Savings

Book - 2009
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Millions of people confuse who they are with what they do. When faced with the loss of their job, home, or life savings, many struggle not only to keep their head above water financially, but also to maintain a healthy, positive view of themselves and their value in the world.

Whether you are out of work or money, or are afraid of ending up there, Without a Job, Who Am I? offers a system of support to help you stay motivated and persevere, as well as develop and sustain lasting values and a solid sense of identity no matter what your material circumstances happen to be.

With more than forty years of experience as a psychological, medical, and spiritual counselor, renowned psychiatrist and author Abraham J. Twerski, M.D., offers time-tested principles and practices for successfully coping with grief, hardship, and trauma to help us rise personally from professional or financial loss. Twerski gives us the tools to stay centered on what really matters by helping us identify what positive self-esteem really is and define the personal values needed to sustain it,deal with the depression and grief that often follow economic loss, examine what worry does for and to us, manage the stress caused by negative emotions, and find familial and spiritual support.

Focused on the central question "Who am I?" Twerski uses actionable advice complemented by inspirational stories to guide us in rediscovering our self-worth when shaken by economic upheaval.

Publisher: Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, [2009], ©2009
ISBN: 9781592858323
Branch Call Number: 155.93 Tw
Description: ix, 143 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Dec 31, 2012

Wow, this is one intelligently written book!

I wish it had been available about 10 years ago when I was in a serious job-related crisis, which I have never been able to fully overcome. I now recognize that I identified myself way too much with my job, which made matters much worse than they acutally were.

I can highly recommend this book to anyone experiencing an identity crisis of some sort, whether it is a job loss, a marriage breakdown, a midlife crisis, ..., you name it.

Mar 02, 2012

Such a good book. I experienced an unfair job loss and because I got a lot of my identity through work I was unsure of who I was. After reading this book I feel like I have more awareness of how to handle future job loss should it ever happen again and seek identity through my interests, relationships with family and friends, and be more aware of what makes me unique. I could not put this book down, read it in 2 days. Highly recommend it if you feel like your job defines a lot of your life or did at one point. It will talk you through how to change your thoughts about yourself guaranteed. -G.c.


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