Real Love

The Art of Mindful Connection

Author: Sharon Salzberg

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250076528

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world. Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself. Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Across three sections, Sharon explains how to dispel cultural and emotional habits, and direct focused care and attention to recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved. With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. By challenging myths perpetuated by popular culture, we can undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.
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The Gift of Recovery

52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction

Author: Rebecca E. Williams,Julie S. Kraft

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1684030722

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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A 2018 Nautilus Award Winner If you're recovering from addiction, The Gift of Recovery offers quick, in-the-moment tips and tricks to help you cope with daily stress and stay firmly on the path to wellness. With this gentle, easy-to-use guide, you’ll learn how to navigate relationships, take time for self-care, and build a mindful, sustainable, and joyful recovery. Deciding to get help for addiction is the first step toward recovery. But addiction recovery doesn’t happen all at once—it’s something that must be worked for, every day. Sometimes, it will be easy. When things are going well, you may not be tempted to give in to your cravings. But when life is stressful, you’ll need strategies to help you cope. Written by the authors of The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction, this on-the-go mindfulness guide offers fifty-two powerful and effective meditations to help you manage the stress, depression, and strong emotions that can get in the way of a full and lasting recovery. You’ll also find skills based in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you stay grounded, as well as links to online resources. Deciding to overcome an addiction can feel like leaving a relationship. It’s hard and sometimes lonely—but it is truly an act of courage. This book will help guide you as you continue making courageous steps toward peace, joy, and fulfillment.
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The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

Author: Patricia A. Jennings

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393711870

Category: Education

Page: 208

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From the author of Mindfulness for Teachers, a guide to supporting trauma-exposed students. Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. In her new book, Tish Jennings—an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning—shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.
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Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program

A Guide for Professionals

Author: Christopher Germer,Kristin Neff

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462538894

Category: Medical

Page: 452

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This is the authoritative guide to conducting the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which provides powerful tools for coping with life challenges and enhancing emotional well-being. MSC codevelopers Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff review relevant theory and research and describe the program's unique pedagogy. Readers are taken step by step through facilitating each of the eight sessions and the accompanying full-day retreat. Detailed vignettes illustrate not only how to teach the course's didactic and experiential content, but also how to engage with participants, manage group processes, and overcome common obstacles. The final section of the book describes how to integrate self-compassion into psychotherapy. Purchasers get access to a companion website with downloadable audio recordings of the guided meditations. Note: This book is not intended to replace formal training for teaching the MSC program. See also two related resources for MSC participants and general readers, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, and The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer.
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The Art of Professional Connections

Event Strategies for Successful Business Entertaining

Author: Gloria Petersen

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604948558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 458

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The fourth book in The Art of Professional Connections series, Event Strategies for Successful Business Entertaining addresses the basics of organizing business events-everything from cultural events and sporting activities to educational conferences and trade shows. You will learn what you need to know about staging, hosting, and participating in events. It will guide you step by step from the initial planning stages to the last and most important step afterward: the debriefing. It will make you comfortable being the host or being a guest, being a participant or merely a spectator. Most importantly, this book and all the books in The Art of Professional Connections series are about being prepared, about creating the right conditions and the best atmosphere for solidifying relationships with clients, customers, prospects, and employees.
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The Art of Mindful Relaxation

The Heart of Yoga Nidra

Author: Ed Shapiro

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486833410

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

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This expert guide takes a radically different approach to coping with stress. Its in-depth method of achieving relaxation leads to a natural state of ease, helping readers to unlock their true potential.
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The Love Mindset

An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness

Author: Vironika Tugaleva

Publisher: Soulux Press

ISBN: 0992046815

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

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"For anyone who's tired of feeling angry, depressed, or hurt, this book is a beacon of hope! The Love Mindset is a guide to healing yourself, no matter how hopeless and complicated things seem to be." ‒Christina Rasmussen, bestselling author of Second Firsts "As Vironika shared her own story, I saw pieces of myself and pieces of the people I care about. Many times the book brought me to tears and I had to put it down. It was like looking in the mirror and there was a part of me that was used to not looking." ‒Elephant Journal "If I had two words to describe The Love Mindset, they would be: fresh and powerful. This is because when I read it, something grabbed hold of me like it was the first time I'd seen a book in 5 years!" ‒Reuben Lowe, Mindful Creation "Vironika Tugaleva's The Love Mindset is an authentic, brave and beautiful guide to a more loving self and a more loving world. A great gift of words for anyone searching for the sacred place of self-acceptance, self-understanding and self-love." ‒Howard Falco, spiritual teacher and author of I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are "In the midst of turmoil, this book comes as a breath of fresh air." ‒Readers' Favorite After a decade-long struggle with mental distress, addiction, eating disorders, and profound self-hatred, Vironika Tugaleva faced a choice: change or die. Reluctantly, she chose to change. Nothing could have prepared her for what came next. Vironika's life as a suffering cynic ended when she found herself having a spiritual awakening. Drawing from first-hand experience, what Vironika says in this important and timely book isn't fanciful fluff or indoctrinating dogma. Her approach to healing, love, and spirituality is unconventional, deep, and refreshingly real. Winner of the Readers' Favorite silver medal for best self-help book of 2013, The Love Mindset offers a surprisingly simple look at how we can heal our relationships with ourselves and with each other. If you feel like you're too broken to fix, hold out your last shred of hope and give Vironika a try. She won't disappoint you. She will teach you about the power of love, the purpose of life, and the potential of people united. She will show you to yourself.
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The Two Truths about Love

The Art and Wisdom of Extraordinary Relationships

Author: Jason B Fischer

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608825183

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

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Some relationships last, others fall apart, and still others seem to thrive and grow as the years go on. The Two Truths About Love is a guide to creating this third type of relationship—an extraordinary partnership wherein each partner feels fully accepted and loved as they are. Designed over the course of thousands of hours conducting face-to-face counseling sessions with clients, psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk Jason B. Fischer’s unique approach has already improved the lives of countless individuals and couples. The two secrets to creating extraordinary relationships are simple: partners must 1. Give permission for the other person to be who they truly are while also 2. Taking responsibility for their own reactions, behaviors, assumptions, and expectations of their partner and the relationship. This book gives readers the tools to start giving permission and taking responsibility in their own relationships and offers strategies for letting go of dissatisfaction and habitual conflicts. In short, accessible chapters, readers learn how to put these seemingly simple rules into practice to regain balance and peace in their partnerships.
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The art of psychotherapy

case studies from the Family therapy networker

Author: Richard Simon

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471191315

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 315

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Dozens of compelling case studies drawn from two decades of the Family Therapy Networker. The most widely read magazine in the mental health field, the award-winning Family Therapy Networker is recognized as a provocative forum for examining the latest innovations and findings in the field. Drawing together two decades of the Networker's popular case studies and commentaries, this book vividly illustrates the art of psychotherapy as practiced by the nation's leading authorities on couples and family therapy. In addition to the full text of the cases, The Art of Psychotherapy also offers study questions to stimulate thought and discussion, making this text an ideal teaching tool. Organized by treatment population to make it easy to reference, the cases explore everything from couples issues (After the Affair: "Turning Down the Temperature") to working with children (Gender Identity Issues: "The Boy Who Loved Catwoman") to the unique challenges of therapy in the '90s (Recovered Memories: "Avoiding the Truth Trap").
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