begin again: a prayer book (2020)
From the back cover: a little book with a thought for the morning and the evening to accompany you on your way
Many of us have stepped away from institutional religion but still long for something to frame our days.
Available in the UK from Susan at £4 + £1 postage, or discounted at £3 + postage if bought with Pleasure-in-relating.
From the back cover: Pleasure-in-relating is Susan Groves’ first work, a culmination of many years of reflection. It spans her life in South Africa and time spent in England while weaving together her deep appreciation of the Buddhist and Christian traditions. Her training and experience in Core Process Psychotherapy is evident in her sensitivity to herself and those whose stories she shares. Her love for Africa serves as an undertone which is present throughout her collection.
Groves achieves an exquisite balance between words and silence. It is a feeling akin to a tai chi artist’s slow and considered, yet light, sure-footedness …. She turns the words inside out for us to experience the innate silence within each, and in turn inspires deep listening.
Toni Stuart. Poetry Writer, Performer and Developer
Available at Friends House bookshop in London . Also available through Amazon. For the ebook, contact Amazon or Smashwords. Copies available in South Africa through the online store Print on Demand. In the U.K. you can order from Susan (£5 + postage). An audio CD version of Susan reading the text is available from her at £4 + postage.
Cherishing the Wound (2016)
From the back cover: Susan Groves exquisitely describes how we might approach the wound – our own and that of our culture/society. Let this book be part of your healing process. Maybe when we’re closest to the wound, we’re also the closest to beauty. Perhaps the wound is the gift.
Reading Cherishing the Wound felt like a meditation. Zubeida Jaffer, journalist and author of Love in a time of Treason, South Africa.
Your examples from Core Process Psychotherapy capture something very truly – it’s profundity and simplicity. Sean Maloney, Core Process Psychotherapist, U.K.
Responses to the accompanying CD of original songs:
It speaks to the heart; it’s like a prayer. Jean Albert, founder of the Jean Albert library at the Southern African Association of Jungian Analysts, Cape Town.
Available at Friends House bookshop in London. Also available through Amazon. For the ebook, contact Amazon or Smashwords. Copies available in South Africa through the online store Print on Demand. There is an accompanying CD of songs/chants available from me at £3 plus postage. You can listen to it (for free) on soundcloud.
Presence in Relationship (2016)
From the back cover: Susan Groves takes the respected form of Core Process Psychotherapy out of the therapy room and into everyday life. Always accessible to the reader, she suggests that Core Process can address the malaise in relationship which is so prevalent in the western world.
‘Core Process was an early pioneer of mindfulness practice …. Susan Groves is an experienced Core Process practitioner and her writing offers an unusually accessible insight into depth psychotherapy’.
Sean Maloney, Core Process psychotherapist.
‘We write to let you know that Susan Groves has written the first explicitly core process psychotherapy book‘. Karuna Institute, England.
‘It is a book I would recommend to psychotherapists or to anyone with an interest in therapy, including clients.‘ Anna Colgan, Core Process Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.