Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can bring on strong negative emotions like shock, despair, grief, loss, and depression. If those feelings are allowed to continue unchecked, people become paralyzed with fear and stress.
This book helps people take charge of their emotions using various methods including positive psychology. It motivates them to adapt to the idea that change is inevitable and good. They can construct a new life perspective by focusing on the present.
Readers learn how to expand their life beyond their illness, come to understand what is truly important, and see future possibilities. This transformation takes place via a process based on thoughtful reflection and taking responsibility for their actions. Readers are shown how to achieve a spiritual outlook and way of living that supports their personal beliefs.
Caregivers, family, friends and the patient’s healthcare team will benefit from reading this book.