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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-919728-2
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 120 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-919729-9
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 120 pages
  • Keywords
    • narcissistic relationships,
    • dealing with a narcissist,
    • the roots of narcissism,
    • reclaiming your power,
    • narcissistic wounding,
    • family relationships,
    • narcissistic behaviour

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Heart Wide Open
A Holistic Guide to Self Recovery from Narcissistic Wounding
by Stacey Sanderson

As a practising psychotherapist, Stacey Sanderson takes a holistic and trauma-based approach to healing in her work with clients who are—or have been—involved in narcissistic relationships. In Heart Wide Open: A Holistic Guide to Narcissistic Recovery, she delves into the roots and consequences of such relationships through a comprehensive examination of a number of factors, including attachment theory, family dynamics, and early childhood trauma. At times, Stacey draws upon her own personal experience of recovery to bring her point poignantly home. The book includes a series of self-directed exercises, or “Journal Prompts,” to help readers develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics of toxic relationships in their own lives. With Stacey’s guidance, this self-delving leads readers toward self-compassion and healing through what she refers to as “Compassionate Detachment.” Heart Wide Open: A Holistic Guide to Narcissistic Recovery, written in down-to-earth accessible language, is a must-read for those who want to learn more about narcissism and narcissists, their own personal relationship patterns, and how they can create powerful interpersonal boundaries to facilitate healing. The emphasis is on recovering the vital aspects of the self that had to be hidden in order to survive the relationship. Now, it’s time to break free of unhealthy cycles to make room for the love you deserve.

Stacey Sanderson, B.S.W., M.A.,R.S.W,.R.P. is the owner of 'Inquire Within' and Sanderson Psychotherapy where she offers psychotherapy as well as a transformational program. She and her husband Rick have two adult children and live in Keene, Ontario with their dog Zoe and two cats. Heart Wide Open is her first book.


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