Miriam Greenspan, M.Ed., LMHC, is a psychotherapist in private practice, consultant, writer, and internationally-known workshop leader. For the past two decades, Miriam's work has focused on a holistic mind/body/spirit approach to emotional healing. Challenging current trends which pathologize "negative" emotions, she teaches how honoring our grief, fear, and despair can lead to profound transformation on the personal, social, and global levels. Ms. Greenspan's book, Healing Through the Dark Emotions: the Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair, won the 2004 Nautilus Award in psychology for “books that make a contribution to conscious living and positive social change.” It was chosen as one of the best spiritual books of 2003 by Spirituality and Health Magazine. Ms. Greenspan's work has been featured in Psychology Today, Body and Soul, Self, Shambhala Sun, Ms., New Woman, Utne Reader, Tikkun, Psychotherapy Networker, and Spirituality & Health, and the Sun.