Changing Course offers a model of healing for all adults whose lives have been burdened by familial pain. The family dynamics that create a sense of loss are denial, rigidity, isolation, and shame. When any of these are experienced to a severe degree they create an overriding sense of chronic loss. Until losses and pain are dealt with directly, the resulting feelings, while often masked, are carried into adulthood. Unless healthy coping skills are learned, this combination of past loss and pain leads to severe consequences creating even more pain in the present. To change course does not mean giving up who you are, it means letting go of who you are not. It means letting go of your pain and learning new ways of relating. In many ways healing from loss and pain is like a sailboat that "comes about," turns to a new direction and allows the wind to refill its sails. This revised edition asks you to take action, to "get under way." It offers new exercises that will help begin this process. Once you change course, then you are able to harness the power of the wind -- your spiritual self. www.claudiablack.com.Black, Claudia is the author of 'Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment and Fear - Claudia Black - Paperback' with ISBN 9780910223256 and ISBN 0910223254.