Turning Back to Ourselves: A Women's Guide to Healing Self-Abandonment and Loving Who We Are

About the Book


Turning Back to Ourselves explores the pain of self-abandonment, the mind states of self-judgment, self-doubt, and even self-hatred that women too often find themselves experiencing. Drawing on Buddhist practices of mindfulness, compassion, and lovingkindness, and on her experience as a psychotherapist, Dalya Tamir offers a path for women to turn back and embrace themselves with kindness and love. Through teachings, stories, and reflections, the reader is guided to reconnect with her own innate wisdom, creativity, and aliveness, opening her heart to herself and in growing circles to all living beings. Even though the book was written for women it offers a path for people of all gender identities that have experienced self-abandonment and wish to find their way back to their wise and compassionate self.

About the Author

Dalya Tamir’s path of transformation began in the small village of Bodh Gaya, India, in 1983, where she participated in a ten-day day silent meditation retreat. Since then, many years of meditation practice and study of Buddhist teachings taught her about the potential we all have to liberate our hearts from suffering. Her training in social work exposed her to teachings about systems of oppression and ways large systems affect the individual. This understanding strengthened her commitment to social justice, especially in the areas of women’s liberation and peace building. Dalya has been facilitating meditation circles for women in Ithaca NY and in Israel since 2002. During a two-year sabbatical in Israel, she led meditation and dialogue groups for Israeli Jews and Palestinians. She has worked as a psychotherapist in community mental health settings as well as in private practice since 2014. In her work she integrates Buddhist practices with experiential methods of psychotherapy. She lives in Ithaca, NY with her husband and daughters.

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ISBN: 9798989826605
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Published: Dalya Tamir Lcsw - February 24th, 2024