Life Without Jealousy: A Practical Guide, Lynda Bevan
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by Lynda Bevan , ISBN: 978-1932690859
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Lynda Bevan’s Life Without Jealousy: A Practical Guide aims at helping you overcome this unwanted emotion called jealousy. You will embark on a journey to discover the many types of jealousy. This book can be used as a manual to overcome emotional insecurity issues and to give you a clearer perspective on the emotion of jealousy. By engaging with the exercises, given in this book, you'll be able to see yourself as you really are and further exercises will assist you in eliminating your jealous thoughts and behavior. This is the book for transforming your emotional life for healthier relationships and lasting love. [ Rate Book ]  [ Report Listing ]

Biography :

Lynda Bevan lives in a picturesque village in South Wales, United Kingdom. She is 59 age, married for the third time, with three (adult) children. During her teens and early twenties, she pursued and enjoyed acting and taught drama at local Youth Centers.
Her 22 year career has involved working in the area of mental health, with the two major care agencies in the UK, Social Services and the National Health Service.
After the birth of her third child, and with her second marriage ending, she became employed by Social Services and climbed through the ranks to senior management level with some speed.
During her career with Social Services, she developed a passion for counseling and psychotherapy and worked extensively with mental health patients within the organization, setting up counseling projects in Healthcare Centers, focusing closely on issues such as divorce, anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, loss of role. During this time, she became involved in marital/relationship counseling and, coincidentally, was experi¬encing difficulties within her own relationship. The experience of working in this environment, and her own relationship issues, enabled Lynda to be innovative; creating methods of coping and developing strategies that enabled her and her patients to live within their problematic relationships.
After taking early retirement from Social Services, she served at the National Health Service as a Counselor in the Primary Healthcare Setting. During this period in her career, she began using the strategies she had developed with patients who were referred for relationship counseling and who did not want to end their partnership/marriage. These strategies have been used extensively over a ten year period with impressive results.
Lynda is presently employed as a Manager of a charity that supports people who are HIV positive. She is also the Resident Relationship Counselor on Swansea Sound Radio.

Book Review :

"Life Without Jealousy" is the fourth book in the 10-Step Empowerment series. It is a practical guide to help you to overcome jealousy. In this book, I found the discussion on the difference between jealousy and envy to be very enlightening. I decided that I would no longer tell people that "I am jealous or envious" of something that they have, even if I mean it in a joking way. It really puts some negative emotions out there. I want to try to completely remove myself from these mindsets.

The book discusses over ten types of jealousy. For myself, I have always been most affected regarding relationship jealousy. It is wonderful that more types are discussed. This will allow everyone who is experiencing some form of jealousy to benefit from what they read in these pages. Also of great benefit are the introspective questions that are in each chapter. As I read the material, I gained a greater understanding of the subject, and then by contemplating the questions, I was able to see how the information applied to me. Beneficial, realistic suggestions are also offered. At the end of the book is an appendix with emergency contacts and a bibliography which readers can refer to for more information.

I truly feel that every individual who is dealing with issues of some form of jealousy will greatly benefit from reading "Life Without Jealousy" by Lynda Bevan. This includes people who are not jealous themselves but are being affected by others who are. Learning to understand it, overcome it, and gain effective new ways to communicate will greatly improve the quality of our lives.

(Paige Lovitt for Reader Views)

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