Ten key teachings from renowned therapist Malcolm Stern, all distilled from his thirty years of intense group work. The book is filled with practical exercises, which are combined with real and compelling stories from the therapy room.
When renowned psychotherapist Malcom Stern's daughter Melissa took her own life in 2014 he experienced most parents' worst nightmare and his grief made him challenge every aspect of his work and life. It thrust his growth and development forwards in ways he never thought possible, forcing him to confront his fears and work through his biggest blocks. The culmination of that process is: Slay Your Dragons With Compassion: 10 Ways To Thrive In An Unstable World. The book, which includes many exercises, is the distillation of over thirty years' experience in the therapy room and shows us that meaning can exist even in the worst tragedy. By creating a set of practices and making them central to our lives we can find passion, purpose, and meaningful happiness while navigating life's darkest moments in such a way that we discover the gold hidden within. "Malcolm Stern's invaluable book Slay Your Dragons with Compassion shows how unconditional acceptance and the power of awareness can help us transcend the suffering caused by unconscious mental-emotional conditioning, and thus bring about redemption and healing." Eckhart Tolle
About the Author
Malcolm Stern has worked as a group and individual psychotherapist for nearly 30 years. He is co-founder and co-director of Alternatives at St James's Church in London and teaches and runs groups internationally.
"Malcolm Stern's invaluable book Slay Your Dragons with Compassionshows how unconditional acceptance and the power of awareness can help us transcend the suffering caused by unconscious mental-emotional conditioning, and thus bring about redemption and healing." - Eckhart Tolle
“Malcolm Stern has a beautiful, harrowing story to tell here — a story of loss, suffering, resilience, and grace. His response to the dreadful pain that life dealt to him has been one of curiosity and expansion, rather than despair and a closing down of the self. What he models in SLAY YOUR DRAGONS WITH COMPASSION is a practical, yet infinitely humane, method of saving your own life from the darkness. This book is an inspiration.” - Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
“Moving and inspiring, filled with humane wisdom that is both tender and compassionately tough. Malcolm shows us how to live with authenticity and a great heart.” - Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
“Even in his darkest moments Malcolm is willing to face his dragons head on & rather than being consumed by them, he has approached his uncomfortable journey with a deeper sense of compassion & enquiry, knowing that ultimately it was only himself that he was facing every time he ran into a so-called dragon.” - Craig David, Musician
”Tender and tough, lucid and warm, this soul-stirring story of loss and resilience is also an easy-to-read toolkit with the power to inspire, support and transform lives.” - LoveReading Review