The Inside Story




Susan Sands

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264 pages
6 x 9 inches


The Surprising Pleasures of Living in an Aging Body

Discover how the new science of embodiment can help you experience aging as a vital, optimistic, and transformative journey.

Do you fear that growing old means being trapped in a body filled with aches, pains, sags, and losses? Too many of us do— especially women. Though our youth- obsessed society is partly to blame, Dr. Susan Sands explains there is a deeper and unrecognized factor: we have never really gotten to know our bodies, to sense and feel our bodies from the inside out. With The Inside Story, she offers a much-needed guide for helping us understand, befriend, and support our bodies as we grow older.

Without downplaying the real challenges we face as we age, Dr. Sands offers a wealth of case studies, interviews, and scientific findings to rewrite the common cultural beliefs that put us at odds with our own bodies. Here, she shares a wealth of powerful embodiment tools—including traditional practices such as meditation and yoga, as well as breathing methods, neural feedback techniques, guidance on diet and exercise, and more.

Susan Sands

Susan Sands, PhD, is a clinical psychologist known for her trailblazing work in female development and body-based disorders. She incorporates Buddhist thought and meditation into her work with patients. She is a core faculty member at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California in San Francisco.
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