Riding The Dragon

Author : Robert J. Wicks
ISBN : 9781933495446
Genre : Religion
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With over 50,000 copies sold, Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times has for a decade made itself an indispensable spiritual and psychological guide to readers experiencing seasons of adversity. This anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author with personal reflections and fresh perspective on today’s challenges. "Don’t try to slay your dragons, learn to ride them!” Drawing on Eastern and Western traditions, psychologist Robert Wicks emboldens readers to face life’s difficulties—the “dragons” that escape from the cave. Readers will find guidance and encouragement to engage problems as a means to growth and transformation, to ride their dragons rather than slay them or drive them back into their cave. Wicks fashions ten simple lessons on identifying and confronting the everyday dragons readers meet: from engaging darkness to finding simplicity to keeping perspective.
Category: Religion

Bounce

Author : Robert J. Wicks
ISBN : 0199751099
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 74.31 MB
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Stress is a fact of modern life. And as more and more people face greater financial insecurity, longer work hours, and the increasingly complex personal and social demands of our fast-paced, multi-tasking, high-tech lifestyle, finding healthy ways to handle stress is more important than ever. In Bounce: Living the Resilient Life, Robert Wicks shows you not just how to manage stress, but how to transform stressful situations into opportunities to live a more meaningful, self-aware, and compassionate life. Wicks makes available to everyone techniques he has used for over 30 years in helping physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, educators, social workers, ministers, and relief workers not only survive but flourish in highly stressful occupations. You'll learn a wide range of methods--normally reserved for those in helping and healing professions--to help you bounce back from stress and live life to the fullest. Bounce shows you how to: · Recognize the insidious nature of denial and avoidance as responses to stress · Employ psychologically powerful approaches to self-awareness · Improve self-talk through the use of cognitive behavioral principles · Apply daily-debriefing techniques · Utilize a structured reflection guide to uncover areas that require special attention · Incorporate silence, solitude, and mindfulness into daily life · Stop the drain of valuable emotional energy caused by toxic life situations and unexamined attitudes and beliefs · And much more Most important, Bounce helps you develop your own self-care protocol and personal renewal program, based on an honest assessment of your needs, life situation, and habitual ways of dealing--or failing to deal--with stress. Insightful, practical, and filled with wise guidance, Bounce shows us all how to live with greater resilience in a world that grows more stressful by the day.
Category: Social Science

Night Call

Author : Robert Wicks
ISBN : 9780190669645
Genre : Psychology
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Caring for our family members, friends, and others is a central part of a rewarding life. For those in healing and helping professions such as medicine, nursing, education, psychotherapy, social work, ministry, and the military, the potential for a meaningful way of being may even become more possible. But, compassion is not easy. At times, concern for others can be personally devastating when we don't possess the right attitude and approach. Reaching out (and reflectively within) without being pulled down requires the wisdom that only arises out of the right combination of humility and knowledge. Night Call offers the stories and principles gleaned over many years of writing and mentoring for those in the helping and healing professions. The stories are offered in ways that foster compassionate caring while encouraging initiative in those who seek to personally deepen and share their lives with others -- especially in times of significant need. With this in mind, Dr. Wicks presents information on: · being a healing presence · mining fruits of the failures all of us must experience at times · the need to enjoy the daily "crumbs of alonetime" · the importance of a spirit of "unlearning" · developing a simple realistic self-care program · valuing informal or formal mentoring · recognizing the "3 calls" to which we must respond to as we psychologically develop · honoring life's most elusive psychological virtue (humility) Purposely brief, the chapters, as well as the sections in the "personal resiliency retreat" section at the end of the book, have as their goal a reconsideration of values, signature strengths, and simple approaches to living a resilient, rewarding life. Rather than presenting new breakthroughs, Night Call is designed to dust off what most of us already know, at some level, so we can freshly view the key approaches and techniques that provide increased psychological self-awareness and a potentially healthier sense of presence to others. The themes offered may have been forgotten, or become undervalued/set aside because of some of society's dysfunctional norms or unhelpful family influences. In response, this simple, countercultural book combines the value of essential self-compassion with caring for others in ways that provide the impetus for further exploration of a fuller narrative for both the readers of this work and unforeseen opportunities as well for those who are fortunate enough to cross their paths.
Category: Psychology

Spiritual Resilience

Author : Robert J. Wicks
ISBN : 9781616368876
Genre : Religion
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We've all had times when bouncing back from the ordinary stress of daily life or an unexpected tragedy seems to be an insurmountable challenge. We need a way to recover resilience. If you're facing difficult times, Dr. Robert Wicks is here to help you regain your balance by discovering resources you may have been taking for granted. Through 30 daily reflections, you can gradually find your way back to a place of serenity and renewed energy. Wicks draws on the wisdom and insight of great teachers and healers throughout the ages, as well as the wealth of insight from the Scriptures to show how a renewed spiritual life can bring you to a place of psychological strength.
Category: Religion

A Long Shadowed Grief

Author : Harold Ivan Smith
ISBN : 9781461635659
Genre : Psychology
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In the aftermath of suicide, friends and family face a long road of grief and reflection. With a sympathetic eye and a firm hand, Harold Ivan Smith searches for the place of the spirit in the wake of suicide. He asks how one may live a spiritual life as a survivor, and he addresses the way faith is permanently altered by “the residue of stigma” that attaches to suicide.
Category: Psychology

The Inner Life Of The Counselor

Author : Robert J. Wicks
ISBN : 9781118233405
Genre : Psychology
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One of the greatest gifts helping professionals can share with others is a sense of their own peace. However, retaining and renewing a sense of a healthy perspective requires not only self-care strategies, but also an awareness of basic profound, yet simple, wisdom themes. The Inner Life of the Counselor presents classic and contemporary wisdom that examines and explores each of these themes in a way that both professional and non-professional helpers will find revealing and meaningful in understanding their own journey. Informed by the author's over thirty years of experience as a therapist, mentor, and clinical supervisor of professional helpers?as well as by his expertise in resiliency and prevention of secondary stress?The Inner Life of the Counselor thoughtfully looks at those elements that encourage sustained personal growth and professional development, such as self-care, stress management, and mindfulness. Lively, practical, and marked by an elegant sense of simplicity, this nurturing book demonstrates how exploring the inner life can lead counselors to new wisdom and inner peace?not only for themselves but also for those who come to them for relief and insight. It is an invitation to pause, reflect, renew, and navigate one of contemporary society's most challenging yet rewarding professions.
Category: Psychology

Hell S Angels

Author : Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN : 9783641097240
Genre : Fiction
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Wenn einer wirklich über die Hells Angels schreiben darf, dann Hunter S. Thompson »Der harte Kern, die Outlaw-Elite, das waren die Hells Angels.« Für seinen brisanten Insiderbericht über den Aufstieg der Hells Angels zur größten und berüchtigtsten Motorradgang der Welt nahm Thompson Mitte der sechziger Jahre über ein Jahr lang am exzessiven, gewalttätigen und freiheitsliebenden Leben der Angels teil. Das Kultbuch, das Hunter S. Thompson bekannt machte – jetzt zur Debatte als Neuausgabe.
Category: Fiction

Dschuang Dsi Das Wahre Buch Vom S Dlichen Bl Tenland Philosophie Des Ostens

Author : Unbekannter Autor
ISBN : 9783849600181
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Erweiterete Ausgabe inklusive eines Essays über den Taoismus. Zusammen mit dem Daodejing gilt dieses Buch als Hauptwerk des Taoismus, wobei die Sammelbezeichnung „Taoismus“ allerdings zur Zeit der Abfassung des ersten Teils des „Zhuangzi“ durch Meister Zhuang noch nicht existierte. Die Schrift gilt als eine der literarisch schönsten, interessantesten und schwierigsten der chinesischen Geistesgeschichte. Inhalt: Buch I Wandern in Muße Buch II Ausgleich der Weltanschauungen Buch III Pflege des Lebensprinzips Buch IV In der Menschenwelt Buch V Das Siegel des völligen Lebens Buch VI Der große Ahn und Meister Buch VII Für den Gebrauch der Könige und Fürsten Buch VIII Schwimmhäute zwischen den Zehen Buch IX Von Pferden und Menschen Buch X Von großen und kleinen Dieben Buch XI Leben lassen, gewähren lassen Buch XII Himmel und Erde Buch XIII Des Himmels Sinn Buch XIV Des Himmels Kreislauf Buch XV Starre Grundsätze Buch XVI Verbesserung der Natur Buch XVII Herbstfluten Buch XVIII Höchstes Glück Buch XIX Wer das Leben versteht Buch XX Der Baum auf dem Berge Buch XXI Tiën Dsï Fang Buch XXII Wanderungen der Erkenntnis III Verschiedenes Buch XXIII Gong Sang Tschu Buch XXIV Sü Wu Gui Buch XXV Menschliche und ewige Wahrheit Buch XXVI Außendinge Buch XXVII Gleichnisreden
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Freak

Author : Rodman Philbrick
ISBN : 9783473477203
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Ich hatte nie ein Gehirn, bis Freak auftauchte und mir seins für eine Weile überließ, und das ist die Wahrheit, die volle Wahrheit. Die unbezwungene Wahrheit, wie Freak das genannt hätte, und eine Zeit lang hat er das Reden für mich übernommen. Ich selbst hatte bis dahin eigentlich nur mit Fäusten und Füßen geredet, bevor wir dann Freak der Starke wurden, Drachen und Narren töteten und hoch zu Ross ritten." Sie sind eigentlich ein merkwürdiges Gespann: der ungeschlachte Max, den ein dunkles Geheimnis quält, und Kevin, der geniale Zwerg voller Neugier und Fantasie, dessen gebrechlicher Körper nicht mehr wächst. Zusammen werden sie zu einem unschlagbaren Team.
Category: Juvenile Fiction