What happens when we die? There are many answers as questions to this question. And grief is something we all have dealt with or are currently experiencing. Dr. Sharon Prentice new memoir, BECOMING STARLIGHT (WatersidePress) is intended to bring comfort, and remove the fear for those of us who are feeling unrelenting sorrow over the loss of loved ones. This memoir is a story of surviving grief and mending the wounds of loss.
In writing this review, I struggled with what to write. Not because the book isn’t worth reading, it is. It’s just that I find my personal experience with God and the afterlife so personal. It’s inevitable that I’ll offend someone with my beliefs and that’s not my intention on this blog.
I think BECOMING STARLIGHT is a good read for anyone interested in life, death and grief. These are very complex issues, which Dr. Prentice explains in her book. Again, this is one person’s experience with the divine, but it’s worth the time to read it.
The common theme I found Dr. Prentice returning to throughout how her book is how everyone, all of us in this unexplainable universe are connected together by love.
Soon after completing her graduate studies in psychology, Dr. Prentice found the world of secular psychology lacking-her patients needed “something more”. So, she set out to investigate and explore alternative methods in the field of mental health that would incorporate that “something special” she believed existed in each and every individual soul. Her journey would take her through the great religions of the world as well as to a discovery of ancient, time proven alternatives to modern therapeutic models of counseling.
Dr. Prentice is in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification. She is also a Board Certified Spiritual Counselor (SC-C) and holds Board Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy, and Crisis and Abuse Therapy. She is also a Board Certified Temperament Counselor.
Dr. Prentice and her 30+ years of interest in the Spiritual health of her patients have guided her away from strictly traditional methods of psychotherapy to what she terms “crazy hot mess” therapy where all aspects of one’s being are considered and honored. Because of the nature of her experiences, both personal and professional, she has a unique understanding of the true nature of the Soul-and the need for ripping open the dark recesses of the Spirit where joy sometimes is held captive. “Crazy hot mess therapy” opens up-wakes up-the Spirit! She does, however, devote extra attention to those seeking solace and understanding after the death of a loved one as she fully acknowledges the experiences that sometimes accompany that death.
Her commitment to the health and well being of the Spiritual nature of her patients has led to her being called “an empath”, “ a mind reader”, “a healer”, “a spiritual guide” by her patients. Her highly sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate nature, her unique approach to therapy, and her truly empathic ways have engendered a loving and fiercely loyal following among her patients and her friends.
Thanks to FBS Associates we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you know about grief. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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