Handbook for the Heartbroken

A Woman's Path from Devastation to Rebirth
Paperback Book - Preorder (Available May 7, 2024)
Paperback Book - Preorder
Available May 7, 2024
eBook - Preorder
Available May 7, 2024
Full Description

In a heartbreak-illiterate world, Handbook for the Heartbroken offers solace and support through losses of all kinds. 

After experiencing serial heartbreaks over a span of five years, Sara Avant Stover felt deeply impacted by our culture’s dysfunctional relationship with loss—especially for women. We’re encouraged at every turn to hurry up and get on with it. But by trying to power through these messier seasons of life, we’re denying ourselves the very answers to our healing and growth.

Handbook for the Heartbroken shares the grounded guidance Sara discovered during her own season of turmoil. Blending her expertise in Internal Family Systems and various wisdom traditions, she examines the three main phases of heartbreak: devastation, transformation, and rebirth. With each phase, she offers gentle lessons and supportive practices for anyone experiencing falls from grace, both past and present—the end of a relationship or job, the death of a loved one, infertility or abortion, a financial crisis, or any other form of loss.

“Heartbreak is an inevitable part of everyone’s life journey,” writes Sara. “It’s by returning to our essential qualities like patience, openheartedness, and trust that we can truly heal.” Handbook for the Heartbroken weaves together personal stories, anecdotes from students and clients, spiritual teachings, practices, and journaling prompts—giving us the tools to fully embrace the harder seasons of life and “become fully wise, mature, integrated human beings.”

Format Details
Paperback Book - Preorder (Available May 7, 2024) eBook - Preorder (Available May 7, 2024)
Contents Paperback Book (288 pages) eBook (288 pages)
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
Product Code BK06875 BK06875W
ISBN Number 978-1-64963-236-4 978-1-64963-237-1
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Sara Avant Stover

About Sara Avant Stover

Sara Avant Stover is an author, Certified Internal Family Systems practitioner, yoga and meditation instructor, and teacher of feminine spirituality. Her work—integrating Buddhism, embodiment, and psychology—has uplifted the lives of countless women worldwide. She has taught at Kripalu, 1440 Multiversity, and Shambhala Mountain Center and has been featured in Yoga Journal, HuffPost, NewsweekNatural Health, and more. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. For more, visit saraavantstover.com.

Author photo © D’Antonio Photography