The Way of Transition: Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments by William BridgesThe Way of Transition: Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments by William Bridges

The Way of Transition: Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments

byWilliam Bridges

Paperback | December 6, 2001

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William Bridges' lifelong work has been devoted to a deep understanding of transitions and to helping others through them. When his own wife of thirty-five years died of cancer, however, he was thrown head-first into the kind of painful and confusing abyss he had known before only in theory. An honest account of being in transition, this uncommonly wise and moving book is a richly textured map of the personal, professional, and emotional transformations that grow out of tragedy and crisis. Demonstrating how disillusionment, sorrow, or confusion can blossom into a time of incredible creativity and contentment, Bridges highlights the profound significance and value of endings in our lives.
Formerly a professor of English, William Bridges made a shift to the field of transitional management in the mid-1970s; out of his workshops has grown a long career of consulting, lecturing, and helping others through transitions. He lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California.
Title:The Way of Transition: Embracing Life's Most Difficult MomentsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:December 6, 2001Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:073820529X

ISBN - 13:9780738205298


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really helpful Bridges has written a really good book about how to work through major transitions in your life, both those chosen e.g. changes of job, retirement etc, and those unchosen, such as loss of a spouse or other significant person in your life. I have both read this for myself and given it to others that have found it equally useful.
Date published: 2013-07-15