This Too Shall Pass : Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings


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if you are dealing with a big change or a life shock, or facing a decision with consequences for yourself and those around you.

A quick summary

This Too Shall Pass finds the common threads in all kinds of life transitions. Julia Samuels shares how she  supports clients through change, loss, dilemmas and uncertainty, with her therapist’s insight into the patterns and processes people go through. Her explanations help the reader to link the stories to your own experiences – to see the ways in which you are resilient, and how you can take care of yourself through periods of upheaval and crisis. As with all good therapists, Samuels can sit with very painful realities and also keep room for hopefulness and the possibilities for enduring, healing, transcending…


Publisher’s description:

‘One of the most valuable books I’ve ever read’ (Adwoa Aboah)

If change is the natural order of things, why do we struggle with the huge milestones in our lives?

At a time when even the most certain things feel disrupted, acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel provides an antidote to the chaos we are all feeling. In this Sunday Times bestseller, Julia draws on hours of conversations with her patients to show how we can learn to adapt and even thrive during our most difficult and transformative experiences. From a new mother struggling with the decision to return to work, to a father handling a serious medical diagnosis, from a woman deciding whether to leave her husband for a younger lover, to a man struggling to repair his marriage after the trauma of suffering with COVID-19 in the ICU, this book unflinchingly deals with the hard times in family, love, work, health and identity.

Illuminated by the latest social and psychological research, these 19 powerful, unforgettable and deeply intimate stories about everyday people will inform our understanding of our own unique response to change and improve the way we approach challenges at every stage of life.

‘Examines the power that comes from dealing effectively with change’ (Elizabeth Day)

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 264 g
Dimensions 199 × 130 × 30 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9780241348871

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