James Macartney


A sudden near-death experience in 1997 changed things for Jim Macartney.

Unable to drive or work, with no hope for treatment of brain trauma, the next several years tangled together into a series of dead-ends. Jim felt trapped by the identity bestowed on those who are termed “disabled.”

Through the on-going challenges of complex partial seizures, congenital aortic heart valve defect, and congestive heart failure Jim slowly learned to climb back into life by learning to see himself and his world in entirely new ways. His life gradually transformed into new expressions of creativity, and ability.

In his thirty years experience working as therapist, college instructor and rehabilitation counselor, Jim has worked with the needs of humanity from all walks of life.

Jim’s gift to others is his direct experiences transiting deep crisis to achieve the richness and wholeness available to each one of us, regardless of our circumstances. Jim teaches that we do not need to struggle or almost die to derive the ways and means for realizing greater peace and equanimity in our own life.

Creative footing, even when confronting the abyss.

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Crisis to Creation: Our Power of Choice
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Personal catastrophe: why is it that some wouldn't trade the experience for anything? Does it take a nightmare to catalyze a dream? Through stories of crisis, James Macartney offers this paradigm-shifting perspective and tools for all to use to move into creative choice, whether in crisis, or not. Learn to choose creative footing in any situation, even when confronting the abyss

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