Millions of people confuse who they are with what they do. When faced with the loss of a job, home or life savings, many not only struggle to keep their heads above water financially, but to maintain a healthy, positive view of themselves and their value in the world.
Whether you are out of work and money, or are afraid of ending up there, Without a Job, Who Am I? offers a system of support to not only help you stay motivated and persevere, but develop and sustain lasting values and a solid sense of identity not matter what your material circumstances happen to be.
With extensive experience as a psychological, medical, and spiritual couselor, renowned psychiatrist and author Abraham Twerski, M.D., offers time-tested principles and practices for successfully coping with grief, hardship, and trauma to help us rise personally from professional or financial loss. Twerski addressed each of the core issues that we face during challenging times and gives us tools to:
Identify what positive self-esteem really is and develop the lasting values needed to sustain it
Deal with the depression and grief that often follows economic loss
Cope with feelings of anxiety, and examine what worry does for and to us
Manage the stress caused by negative emotions
Find familial and spiritual sustenance
Stay centered on what matters
Focused on the central question "Who am I?", Twerski uses actionable advice complemented by inspirational stories to guide us in rediscovering our self-worth when shaken by economic upheaval.
About Abraham J Twerski
Dr. Abraham J. Twerski is the Founder and Medical Director Emeritus of Gateway Rehabilitation Center, a not-for-profit drug and alcohol treatment system in western Pennsylvania, cited nationally as one of the 12 best drug and alcohol treatment centers by Forces magazine and as one of the top 100 rehab centers in the guide to treatment, The 100 Best Treatment Centers for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Dr. Twerski, an ordained rabbi, held a pulpit until 1959 when he graduated from Marquette University Medical School and went on to complete his psychiatric residency at the University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute. For 20 years, he served as Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, and currently is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Twerski is recognized as an international authority in the chemical dependency field. He began the first Pennsylvania program for nurses with alcohol or drug problems, "Nurses off Chemicals," served on the Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and was Chairman of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Committee on the Impaired Physician. He appears frequently as a radio and television guest. A frequent lecturer on a broad range of topics, including stress, self-esteem, spirituality as well as chemical dependency, Twerski has also written 29 books to date including: Substance Abusing High Achievers; Life's Too Short; I'd Like to Call For Help, But I Don't Know the Number; Do Unto Others; and collaborative effort with Peanuts comic strip creator, Charles Schulz, When Do The Good Things Start?; Waking Up Just in Time; I Didn't Ask to be in This Family; and the soon to be released That's Not a Fault...It's a Character Trait.