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Unfinished Conversation, $14.95
Unfinished Conversation is a story of profound grief and the journey to healing that followed. Based on a journal Robert Lesoine kept during the two years following the suicide of his best friend, and Marilynne Chophel's work with survivors of trauma Unfinished Conversation offers readers a self-directed healing process based on mindful awareness and sound clinical practices.
The tools and techniques in Unfinished Conversation will help readers release past trauma, affirm survivors emotions and honor their relationship with their lost loved one, to find greater perspective, meaning, and well-being in their lives.
Robert Emile Lesoine, MA Ed., is an educator, musician, and writer living in Santa Monica, California, where he’s been teaching music to students of all ages for 35 years. He’s the creator of two full stage musicals, Body Snatchers . . . The Musical, and Last Night at Playland.
Marilynne Chöphel has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 25 years and specializes in the treatment of acute and relational trauma. A yoga and meditation teacher for many years, Chöphel’s work with survivors incorporates mindfulness and body-mind awareness. She is the mother of two adult sons and lives in San Rafael, California.
ISBN: 978-1-937006-45-7, Paperback, 160 pages.
"With a vulnerable and generous heart, Robert Lesoine shares the mindset and heart-sets that contribute to healing in the aftermath of a loved one's suicide. Written in compassionate and practical language, this book invites you into a journey of restoration, reminding you that you can still laugh, love, and come full circle with your departed loved one."
—Reverend Michael Beckwith, Spiritual Liberation
"Suicide is a pain that never quite disappears. This eloquent book is a personal companion for those left behind, a friend nudging us forward with compassion and wisdom to see below, behind, and beyond the limitations of our current understanding. Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to keep the heart open after losing a loved on in this way."
—Christopher Germer, Phd, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
“Expertly woven into the raw feelings expressed in the journaling of Lesoine’s loss are the tools and techniques of Marilynne Chöphel that will help to understand, heighten, experience and refine these emotions. The authors claim this journey will help anyone left after a suicide find greater perspective, meaning, and well-being in their lives. I agree without reservation…The willingness of Lesoine to share his feelings in such an honest and sometimes vulnerable manner disarmed me. I connected with experience in a way that made differences in vocation, stage of life, or spiritual views irrelevant…[Through his] shared spiritual experiences—though different than my own—that I was able to connect so deeply with the book…Unfinished Conversation: Healing from Suicide and Loss is a book that I will use in my own clinical practice and one that I will recommend to friends and family. The book helps to create some understanding out of an experience that is largely devoid of it. Most importantly, the book helps to believe that there really is hope that it gets better.”—American Association of Suicidology
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