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Wendy Hammond

Leaving the Castle

Leaving the Castle uses myth and fairy tales to explore what happens inside ourselves after the collapse of a marriage, as we search for the confidence to start over.

It is almost impossible to make a huge life change using only the conscious logical mind. Stories and fairy tales help us tap into stronger, faster, and more cunning unconscious parts of our psyches. They show us how to gain clarity about where we stand and how to draw strength for the challenges ahead.

Leaving the Castle book is a Women Who Run with the Wolves for women who are considering or going through a divorce.

Leaving the Castle was written to ignite your imagination and courage, and to help you:

  • Recognize that there are worlds beyond what your mindset has allowed you to see
  • Reclaim powers that the mindset you’re leaving had cast into the shadows
  • Move forward with the wisdom and strength that comes from honoring and utilizing your whole self
  • Build a bridge from what has fallen to new meaning and purpose
  • Illuminate the frightening in-between space – where we’re ready to leave but haven’t yet gone, and where we’re emotionally and psychologically centering ourselves for the journey ahead
  • Bring your contribution to the marriage dynamic into consciousness so you don’t attract and build the same situation again
  • Rebuild and reconnect with your faith in yourself

This book is not only about leaving the castle you’ve known. It’s about claiming your own kingdom and building anew.


Claiming Your Kingdom

Claiming Your Kingdom: Breaking the Spell of Invisibility is for the trailing spouse and expat wife who has begun to feel lost and powerless. Using myths and fairy tales, Wendy Hammond explores the importance of waking to our own inner voice and finding the courage to live that voice out loud. How do we claim back a sense of our own power? How do we change our own lives when they are so intricately bound with another in almost every way? How do we find meaning when there are now so many complex levels to our understanding of the world, our relationships, and ourselves?

This book is written to ignite your imagination and courage, to help you:

  • Know that losing yourself is part of your hero’s journey.
  • Find the strands of your own personal myth.
  • Understand why the way we see ourselves is so important.
  • Realize the need for recovering our own identity and our own will.
  • Know how to walk through the initial rings of shame and pain that often come with following our own path.
  • Get you in touch with the strong woman, the wise woman, that you are.
  • Get you in touch with your intuition, so you can locate power and flow in your life.

The Frog Prince, Adam and Eve, the Celtic Prince Iain, and two amazing masters of archery are here to lead you back to yourself and your own power. Claiming Your Kingdom is Women Who Run With the Wolves for women who feel invisible.