"I recommend this book highly to everyone." --Deepak Chopra, M.D. This special updated version of the New York Times-bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom, addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles. "Despite the awesome powers of technology, many of us still do not live very well," says Dr. Rachel Remen. "We may need to listen to one another's stories again." Dr. Remen, whose unique perspective on healing comes from her background as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness, invites us to listen from the soul. This remarkable collection of true stories draws on the concept of "kitchen table wisdom"-- the human tradition of shared experience that shows us life in all its power and mystery and reminds us that the things we cannot measure may be the things that ultimately sustain and enrich our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Creative visualisation is one of the most powerful tools counsellors and therapists can use with their clients. The 64 creative visualisations in this book provide a wealth of ideas for therapists.
Author: Roger Day
Creative visualisation is one of the most powerful tools counsellors and therapists can use with their clients. The 64 creative visualisations in this book provide a wealth of ideas for therapists. Each is followed by a specific activity the client does to embed the therapeutic change as a result of the visualisation. Activities are grouped into sections covering: Drawing, Painting, Writing, Drama, Clay, Collage/3D, Movement, Human sculpting. Many of the visualisations can be used for children, young people and groups as well as adults.
This is not to say that each person does not have a unique life and set of circumstances that led to their difficulty. It's just the symptoms that are the same.
Author: D. Franklin Schultz
From the Introduction: The list of reasons why people come to therapy is really not very long. They are depressed and/or anxious and/or unhappy with their lives and/or are in unsatisfying relationships and they have a broken heart. They come in because their lives seem out of control and they feel hopeless that they will ever be able to direct it themselves. This is not to say that each person does not have a unique life and set of circumstances that led to their difficulty. It's just the symptoms that are the same. They often come in hoping the therapist will tell them what to do and will magically fix the problem. Some therapists actually take the bait, stepping in with all the answers with varying, though usually poor, results. However, there is another, somewhat more Socratic, approach that is based in the belief that people have a natural capacity to find their own answers and heal themselves. The therapy stories that follow are based in that belief. They have a foundation in several theoretical perspectives, such as object relations and attachment theory. This is because much of the discomfort in the human predicament stems from our experiences between the ages of zero and eighteen, give or take. We learned patterns of thought and behavior that are less than useful or helpful in our current relationships. Some of the stories describe how we came to think and feel about ourselves and the world the way we do and how we came to behave the way we behave. This is not so we can dwell on the injustices of our past, but to provide us with some traction as we try and understand why we do what we do, here and now, in the present. To understand the pattern of our behavior, it is helpful to understand the source, because the patterns repeat themselves. A more traditional object-relations-oriented therapy would help us understand the source of our difficulties and hopefully provide us with a “corrective emotional experience” in our relationship with the therapist that would lead to better functioning. However, we do not have to wait until we have had a “corrective emotional experience” to get on with our lives. These stories suggest a solution to the human predicament that is proactive rather that passive — a solution that in concept is simple but in implementation takes some effort on the part of the client. (Alas, there ain't no free lunch.) And the solution is that people become self-validated and intentional and learn to live their life with integrity. We learned to be externally validated by the experiences we had in our family of origin, from zero to eighteen. We learned there was a price to pay for the attention (love) we needed; we had to react a certain way or say certain things. As human babies, this probably facilitated attachment and insured our survival. However, in the process of surviving, we forgot who we were inside, or learned that who we were wasn't good enough. We learned how to interpret behavior and how to react to it to get our needs met. The patterns were predictable, and we assembled a response set that was as satisfying as we could manage with what we had to work with. Yet, as adults, the way we learned to interpret behavior and the pattern of behaviors we learned in response to those interpretations has often left us less than capable of managing our lives in a kind and loving and satisfying way. This is because much of our behavior continues to be reaction to the fear of abandonment or being reminded that we aren't quite good enough. The solution is to recognize how that happened (awareness), to remember who we really are, and to overcome the fear. In other words, to take steps to become self-validated and intentional.Self-validation, intentionality and integrity are the keys to gaining control of our lives and managing the day-to-day stressors that, in the past, have left us depressed and anxious. And self-validation, intentionality and integrity are absolutely essential for creating a relationship with another that is based in love, respect, compassion and true companionship. Without them, relationships tend to be mere recreations of past relationships, which were not necessarily that satisfying. We recreate past relationships, not because they are satisfying and healthy, but because it is what we know. It is how we know how to behave. When we become self-validated and intentional, we are able to stand back, look at the pattern and choose to respond a different way instead of reacting the way we always have. In so doing, we become able to speak from the heart and with the heart. In so doing, we become able to love unconditionally. And, in so doing, we become able to do what we have always wanted to do, which is to heal our hearts and be connected with others.
This is a book for family therapists who work with children, adults, and families, as well as for hypnotherapists, cognitive behavioral therapists, narrative therapists, dynamic therapists, solution-focused therapists, and child therapists.
Author: George W. Burns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An invitation to observe and learn the therapeutic art of storytelling Healing with Stories brings together a stellar collection of some of the world's most prominent practitioners, taking you inside their thinking and processes for working with metaphors. They represent the panorama of metaphor practice in psychotherapy today with considered, humorous, and compassionate case examples that step you through the intricacies for replicating their work in your own. This is a book for family therapists who work with children, adults, and families, as well as for hypnotherapists, cognitive behavioral therapists, narrative therapists, dynamic therapists, solution-focused therapists, and child therapists. In fact, all therapists who wish to communicate their therapeutic messages with the greatest effectiveness will find this book to be an essential and useful clinical tool. Contributors include: * Richard Kopp * Julie H. Linden * Mikaela J. Hildebrandt * Lindsay B. Fletcher * Steven C. Hayes * Michael D. Yapko * Valerie E. Lewis * Gregory Smit * Joy Nel * Christine Perry * Joyce C. Mills * Rubin Battino * Carol A Hicks-Lankton * Wendel A. Ray * Jana P. Sutton * Robert McNeilly * Roxanna Erickson-Klein * Angela Ebert * Hasham Al Musawi * Teresa Garcia-Sanchez * George W. Burns Praise for Healing with Stories "George Burns has done an expert job of compiling a definitive work that demystifies the ever-versatile metaphor. Whether you are a novice or an expert clinician, you will find a treasury of story interventions along with the 'inside scoop' on how each was created and applied to bring success in nineteen unforgettable case chapters. Better yet, you'll be able to create your own healing metaphors thanks to the expert guidance of a wide range of talented storytellers. Don't miss out on this one!" --Maggie Phillips, PhD, author of Finding the Energy to Heal and coauthor of Healing the Divided Self "If you want to be inspired, entertained, and enlightened, Healing with Stories is the book to read. George Burns, a master storyteller, has assembled a creative, diverse group of clinicians to share their ideas about how metaphor can be used with a variety of problems and clients. The result is a fascinating array of insights into metaphor's role in the healing process." --Richard G. Whiteside, MSW, author of Becoming Dragon
This is her second book. Like this book, she also co-authored her first book, Illuminating the Poetic Heart. Her interests include writing with an emphasis on poetry, art and music, and teaching the handicapped.
Author: Twinkle Scott
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Literary Collections
Author Twinkle Scott continues to share her spirituality to inspire others through personal journeys in life. She is the author of numerous books and winner of various writing and poetry awards. Twinkle Scott has taught in public schools for thirty two years. She holds degrees from Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and currently finishing a PHD in Counseling from Liberty University, Virginia. She has served as past president of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, International Reading Association, National Storytellers of America, North Carolina Advancement of Teachers, and the North Carolina Writers Association. She helps the homeless, abused children, and battered women. My passion is loving our awesome God, my absolutely amazing family, and sharing love to our spiritual friends! Thats my Spiritual Breath! I am grateful for my journey! Dianne Hiatt is a former adult education teacher in the North Carolina Community Colleges and is an elementary education teacher teaching in N.C. Counties. Raised in Greensboro, N.C., she now resides with her daughter Laura in Raleigh, N.C. She graduated from U.N.C.-Greensboro, with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood, and graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Science in Elementary Education. This is her second book. Like this book, she also co-authored her first book, Illuminating the Poetic Heart. Her interests include writing with an emphasis on poetry, art and music, and teaching the handicapped. She has a very deep love for The Lord for whom she wrote this book.
Original. NATIVE AMERICAN / SPIRITUALITY "With his stories, I have seen Dr. Mehl-Madrona heal patients that all other physicians had given up on. The stories in this book are healing in and of themselves.
Author: Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Explores the healing powers of stories passed down over time in Native American culture and describes how we can apply this wisdom to empower and transform our own lives. Original.
Bedtime Stories Information Literacy Standards: 5, 9 NCTE/IRA Standards for
English Language Arts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, ... Figure 4.2 Beyond 64 Teaching
With BooksThat Heal Exploration: During Reading Reading Between the Lines:
Author: Patricia Liotta Kolencik
Help children learn coping skills through literature! This book answers the often repeated question: Is there a children's book I can read in my classroom to give children insight into significant life events? Literature ideas and activities help students cope with real-life situations, such as bullying, that interfere with school. This book will assist educators in guiding and nurturing children's special issues and concerns with outstanding, ready-to-go reading and writing lessons. This professional resource for K-6 educators and parents uses literature with identifiable characters to help children who are facing challenges in their lives. Like bullying, peer acceptance, peer pressure, and being different, as well as family situations such as death, divorce, adoption, and sibling rivalry.
They tell a story much as others do with finger puppets . Design your finger
masks from paper and feathers to tell an episode from Julie of the Wolves for a
visiting class . 2. Soapstone is used by Eskimos to make carvings . They believe
Author: Carolyn Mohr
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Exercises to use with children's literature to help children deal with personal problems: death, divorce, self-concept, etc.
Through the stories of four ordinary people, this book presents nine proven strategies to help emotionally despairing individuals through their plights.
Author: John Preston
Publisher: Impact Pub
The very first step to take in emotional healing is to acknowledge that, This is human stuff... I sure don't have to like it, but it's real, it's normal and it matters. You are not alone in your pain. In this book, we'll take a brief look at the lives of four people -- Survivors -- who've gone through some very rough experiences.--Married for nine years now, Sharon is realizing that she's still alone... she's not happy... there's no end in sight. Lately she's gained weight, sleeps a lot and feels empty.--Dale's wife Joyce died three months ago in an automobile accident. They'd been married twenty-three years. She was my whole life, he exclaims. Every day he cries.--At thirty-six, Katherine began to recall episodes of abuse and sexual molestation when she was 6 or 7 years old. She is overwhelmed with painful memories.--The doctors told Gary they got all the cancer, but it could recur. Everyone says, 'You're lucky... You should be thankful.' Gary doesn't feel thankful. He's consumed by fear. The life experiences of Sharon, Dale, Katherine and Gary are quite different, yet each of them is plagued by significant emotional despair. These are not cases of mental illness, but examples of ordinary human beings living through painful times. Despite their differences, these four people fortunately all share one vitally important human quality: an inherent capacity to heal from deep emotional wounds. They are Survivors." How about you?
If you are looking for answers in how you can obtain a healthy recovery from your bout with heartbreak, you are sure to find it in one of these stories. Each person's journey is unique but they all have one thing in common: they overcame.
Overcoming emotional pain can be tough. So tough that Nicole Miller revisits keys to healing from a breakup in this sequel to How To Overcome Heartbreak: Recovering From Misguided Love. In How To Overcome Heartbreak: Stories That Heal Nicole's transparency, vulnerability and encouragement once again, lace each page. But it gets better. In volume II of How To Overcome Heartbreak, the author is joined by several others (both men and women) sharing their stories of pain, hope and healing. If you are looking for answers in how you can obtain a healthy recovery from your bout with heartbreak, you are sure to find it in one of these stories. Each person's journey is unique but they all have one thing in common: they overcame. For additional resources on overcoming heartbreak visit: www.overcomingheartbreak.net.
*Choose your stories and structure your memoir *Handle the secret stories that are the key to healing *Sort out the ethics of writing about your family *Use the power of writing to heal *bring the people in your past to life with fictional ...
Author: Linda Joy Myers
Publisher: Silver Threads
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
*Choose your stories and structure your memoir *Handle the secret stories that are the key to healing *Sort out the ethics of writing about your family *Use the power of writing to heal *bring the people in your past to life with fictional techniques *Join the right writing group *Transform your life through memoir writing
Author: Tovi Scruggs-HusseinPublish On: 2020-07-31
When done well, the work toward racial healing and allyship takes several months; this is a powerful way to start. Only when we do the work ourselves can we then do the work with our students.
Author: Tovi Scruggs-Hussein
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Tool for how Autobiographies can Heal us in Work and in Life DESCRIPTION: This e-book serves as an entry point for building a deeper awareness and connection for the adults in school communities so that they may begin the inner work necessary to then heal our schools. When done well, the work toward racial healing and allyship takes several months; this is a powerful way to start. Only when we do the work ourselves can we then do the work with our students.
Within My Peaceful Place you will find naturally restful pictures and ten very satisfying stories that go with those images. Some of the relaxing pictures are of my own paintings. Others are photographs that illustrate the stories.
The healing effects of natural scenes are helpful in stressful environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, and even remote military sites. Apparently, it is not necessary to actually experience nature; simply looking at it even remotely, provides a calming effect. Pairing those images with comforting stories, compounds the healing effects. Within My Peaceful Place you will find naturally restful pictures and ten very satisfying stories that go with those images. Some of the relaxing pictures are of my own paintings. Others are photographs that illustrate the stories. Each story is unique, but always has a "happy" ending, even though I have given the characters some obstacles to overcome. The stories and pictures are non-denominational and appropriate for all ages, genders, and cultures.
Hope Gets the Last Word: Stories that Heal (previously published under the title Tragedy to Triumph: Lessons of Recovery and Hope) is a book about healing when one¿s world is torn by personal tragedy, violence, terrorism, and mass tragedy.
Author: Robin Fudge Finegan
Hope Gets the Last Word: Stories that Heal (previously published under the title Tragedy to Triumph: Lessons of Recovery and Hope) is a book about healing when one¿s world is torn by personal tragedy, violence, terrorism, and mass tragedy. It is a book about hope, about how the heart begins to mend, about the very essence of the human spirit.Authors Robin Finegan and Krista Flannigan ¿ who have been intimately involved in providing services to thousands of victims and survivors of personal tragedy as well as our nation¿s recent collective disasters ¿reveal the journey they witnessed and the path they shared alongside those recovering from tragedy. Through touching, sometimes painful, always heroic stories, the authors pen the pain and the poetry of life¿s journeys. This book shares their firsthand experiences with what they now call `the Gifts of Tragedy¿ ¿ the triumph of mankind as it survives, and ultimately conquers, the unimaginable.
Far too many find themselves frustrated and afraid. Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parents—not just of sick kids but of all kids —and to share his knowledge of what children need to thrive.
Author: Kurt Newman, M.D.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A National Bestseller An “astounding and miraculous ” (Madeline Levine) medical memoir by one of our nation’s leading pediatric surgeons-- the visionary head of Children’s National Anyone who has seen a child recover from a wound or a broken bone knows that kids are made to heal. Their bodies are more resilient, more adaptive, and far more able to withstand acute stress than adults’. In this inspiring memoir, Dr. Kurt Newman draws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working at one of our nation’s top children’s hospitals to make the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and of the brave kids he has treated over the years—and their equally brave and tenacious parents—he reveals the revolution that is taking place in pediatric medicine. When he decided to become a pediatric surgeon, the field was in its infancy, struggling for esteem. Now, nearly forty years later, it is at the forefront of exhilarating new discoveries in everything from cancer research to mental health care. But few parents know how to access the best care for their children. Far too many find themselves frustrated and afraid. Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parents—not just of sick kids but of all kids —and to share his knowledge of what children need to thrive. A deeply human story with a spectacular cast of young heroes and heroines, Healing Children will convince you that we still have a lot to learn from our kids.
Stories of Supernatural Healing is a multi-faceted account of God’s supernatural dealings with people, as seen through the eyes of eleven named ministers.
Author: Sid Roth
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Stories of Supernatural Healing is a multi-faceted account of God’s supernatural dealings with people, as seen through the eyes of eleven named ministers. While healing is the topic most often discussed, worship and intimacy with God are at the heart of each testimony and message. In every case, an example of relationship with God is presented in such a way as to inspire hope, strengthen faith, and illustrate the Father’s desire to heal and restore. Each testimony is unique, specific, and thought-provoking, opening the door for readers from all walks of life to appropriate a deeper relationship with God.
He has also published some excellent books on the subject, which are listed on
his website. ... Dr Rachel Nemen, an oncologist and author of the bestselling
book Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal, says our identities are wrapped
up in ...
Author: Robin Storey
Publisher: Robin Storey via PublishDrive
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Robin Storey first heard the words, 'you have breast cancer,' she burst into tears. But she soon found lots to laugh about. As a comedy fiction author, Robin couldn't help finding the humorous side as she underwent treatment, from feeling like a failure for failing her breast examination to planning rent-a-crowd for her funeral. Along the way, she collected frank and funny stories from other breast cancer survivors. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you'll feel positive and uplifted after reading this honest, amusing and inspiring memoir. Click the Buy Button now to start reading these stories of humour and joy from breast cancer survivors.
The book includes a chapter addressing what we've learned from the recent tragic events of September 11th in New York City. Suggested Interview Questions: 1.
Author: Lesley Koplow
Publisher: Teachers College Press
In a world where children are beset by violence and stress, Lesley Koplow provides educators with clear, level-headed advice on how to integrate preventive mental health practice into public schools (preschool through grade 5). Koplow, a psychotherapist, discusses the mandate for violence prevention and offers an intervention framework for teachers, administrators, and school-based clinicians who want to improve the emotional climate in their school. The book includes a chapter addressing what we've learned from the recent tragic events of September 11th in New York City. Suggested Interview Questions: 1. What can we use in the classroom to help students who are still concerned about the events of September 11? 2. Are there practices that are used in schools that can be integrated into the student's home life as well? 3. What are the major emotional problems that children in our schools have today and how can teachers help?