Seconds Firsts: Live, Laugh and Love Again is the newest from Christina Rasmussen, and I have a copy for two of my lucky readers to win.
After studying to become a therapist and crisis intervention counselor - even doing her master's thesis on the stages of bereavement - Christina Rasmussen thought she knew grief. But it wasn't until losing her husband to cancer in her early 30s that she truly understood the depths of sorrow and pain that come with it.
Using the knowledge she gained while wading through her own grief and researching hundreds of neuroscience books, Rasmussen began to look at these experiences in a new way. She realized that grief plunges you into a gap between worlds: the world before trauma and the world after trauma. She also realized how easy it is to become lost in this gap.
In Second Firsts, Rasmussen walks readers through a proven process that helps them break the spiral of pain and create a safe space for their post-grief life to enter. Her method, which she has used successfully online and offline with thousands of clients, is based on the science of neuroplasticity and focuses on consciously releasing pain in ways that both honor suffering and rewire the brain to experience the world in a new way.
With understanding and empathy, Rasmussen uses practical exercises and stories drawn from her own life and the lives of her clients to guide readers through five stages of opening up to life so that they can come out of grief as a new person and start to experience life again, essentially for the first time.
About the author: Christina Rasmussen is on a crusade to change the way we live after loss. As the founder of Second Firsts, an organization to help people create a pathway back to life after loss, Christina spends her time speaking, coaching, and helping thousands of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the most powerful tool for personal reinvention: the human mind. Her personal story and fresh approach to life after loss has garnered international attention. She writes for the Huffington Post, she's been featured as a Woman Working to Do Good in the White House Blog, and she was named the Leading Mom in Business by StartupNation.
Two print copies will be given away. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Contest ends Monday, November 18th, at 11:59pm EST, and winners will be notified by email on November 19th and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner(s) will be chosen. U.S./Canada only, please.
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