BOOKS BY GILL COOMBS
Author, activist and coach/counsellor Gill Coombs understands the frustration of caring passionately about an issue, but feeling like you don't have the power to change something for the better.
The Trembling Warrior
Climate and society are unravelling, and people deeply concerned about life on Earth feel an urgent call to do something. But some are not natural warriors: they are poets, artists and dreamers, gentle sages and those on a spiritual path, who don't relish the idea of battle. Gill Coombs celebrates and encourages 'reluctant activists', weaving stories and wisdom from those on the front line as well as writers, therapists, and politicians. Sensitive idealists will recognise many of the innate personal qualities explored here: the essential gifts they bring to the world, as well as their challenges. With the reluctant activist in mind, diverse personal narratives bring several forms of activism to life, offering ideas and information resourcing Trembling Warriors to be active and effective, in their own unique way as the pressure cranks up. An insightful, soulful affirmation for those who feel compelled to step up, despite feeling vulnerable, at this pivotal time.
Currently being revised for a second edition. Blog version here.
'Do you feel you would like to make a difference in the world, but become immobilised by doubt? Do you step into situations and then struggle to cope with resistance and challenge? This book shows you are not alone, explaining why this happens and how to deal with it. Recommended for all ‘sensitive idealists’. Jean Boulton, author, Embracing Complexity.