Conation is a young adult, existential-adventure novel that follows a 17 year-old girl, Ren Sterling, in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world where individual freedoms are limited by governmental and technological control. Through a series of tragic events, Ren learns to awaken and reclaim her intuition and power. The novel integrates ideas from Reclaiming Your Real Self and addresses themes such as existential anxiety, free will, meaning, intuitive clarity, social justice and equity, individual versus collective rights, and the interface of technology and psychological health.
Many of us struggle periodically with feelings of disconnection and meaninglessness
in our lives. A life journey with sustainable meaning must include a connection with the
essence of who we are, our Real Self. Our Real Self contains our inner wisdom and
discernment as well as impulses for growth and creativity. This self-help book presents
an integration of psychological concepts and spiritual themes in inclusive and
engaging ways that invite readers to embrace a process of discovery and health.
Although many clients want spiritual and philosophical issues to be addressed
in therapy, many mental health professionals report that they are ill-equipped
to meet clients' needs in this area. Providing a model that is approachable
from a variety of theoretical orientations, this book supports therapists in
becoming open to the unique ways that clients define, experience, and access
life-affirming spiritual beliefs and practices. It also provides practical steps
for integrating spirituality into psychotherapeutic process.