Respark: Igniting Hope and Joy After Trauma and Depression

Author(s) : Graham Music

Respark: Igniting Hope and Joy After Trauma and Depression

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Reviews and Endorsements

“This book is absolutely brilliant, beautifully written, with a fantastic central metaphor about sparking and those who have lost or lack spark.” - Dr Karen Treisman MBE – TedX speaker, trauma expert and author.

“This wonderful book tackles a very important but neglected subject, and does so beautifully, with clarity, and very helpfully for the puzzled clinician or layperson.” - Dr Anne Alvarez – Consultant Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic; author of Live Company and The Thinking Heart

“This is an important subject, and Graham Music writes about it with style, combining wonderful clinical stories with new science and compelling autobiographical touches, while demonstrating a self-awareness and ability to learn from mistakes that is rare in psychotherapy writing.”
- Sue Gerhardt – psychotherapist, author of bestselling books Why Love Matters and The Selfish Society

“This fascinating book, by one of the world’s leading exponents of the use of attachment theory in therapy, explores why children and adults ‘lose their spark’ and how to help them rekindle it. This very accessible book of personal reflections and years of hard-gained therapeutic wisdom will be invaluable to anyone working with these issues.” - Professor Paul Gilbert OBE – Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy; and author.

Respark is a compelling synthesis of Graham Music’s curious lively mind. His ventures into neuroscience, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and embodiment have produced a remarkable model to reconceptualise and treat trauma and depression. At a time when record numbers suffer with poor mental health, this book brings hope. Respark cements Graham Music’s place as one of the most innovative and influential psychotherapists of his generation.” - Jane O’Rourke – Founder MINDinMIND; Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist.

Respark is engaging, informative, and moving. It depicts the many ways that trauma can leave people depressed, dulled, and desparked. As importantly, it illuminates the life-giving process of resparking. At the heart of Respark is Graham Music’s deep knowledge of trauma, powerful imagery, and poignant life stories. .” - , PhD – author Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma

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