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The Arts Of Contemplative Care

Author : Cheryl A Giles
ISBN : 9780861716647
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the day-to-day words and actions of pastoral workers, each first-person essay in this collection offers a distillation of the wisdom gained over years of compassionate experience. The stories told here are sure to inspire--whether you are a professional caregiver or simply feel inclined toward guiding, healing, and comforting roles. If you are inspired to read this book, or even one touching story in it, you just might find yourself inspired to change a life.
Category: Family & Relationships

Contemplative Caregiving

Author : John Eric Baugher
ISBN : 9780834841994
Genre : Self-Help
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Integrating two decades of hospice care and social science research, this heartfelt book offers practical lessons on the transformative possibilities of end-of-life caregiving. Contemplative Caregiving is an indispensable guide for end-of-life caregivers and for anyone seeking to transform experiences of caregiving and grief. Rather than leading to burnout and despair, caring for those who are suffering and dying can enrich our lives with meaning and further our own spiritual growth and resilience. Whether you are caring for a loved one with cancer or dementia, grieving a sudden traumatic loss, or even serving time in prison, Contemplative Caregiving offers encouragement for showing up to the fullness of life in whatever those circumstances may be. Healing, compassion, and spiritual growth are available to us all, in this lifetime, right now. Baugher’s unique style of integrating social scientific research on caregiving and grief with teachings from Buddhist, contemplative Christian, and other wisdom traditions illuminates how we each can transform experiences of loss and suffering into a path of compassion. Contemplative Caregiving weaves together powerful stories from interviews with diverse hospice caregivers—Vietnam veterans, nurses, housewives, Catholic nuns, those convicted of murder—with the author’s own journey toward wholeness in the face of grief and traumatic loss, including the murder of his own mother. Through rich storytelling, teachings on compassion, and skillful contemplative exercises, Baugher invites you to join him in exploring the healing power of contemplative caregiving.
Category: Self-Help

Prayer In Nursing

Author : Mary Elizabeth O'Brien
ISBN : 0763722391
Genre : Medical
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Prayer in Nursing: The Spirituality of Compassionate Caregiving examines the role of prayer in the life of a nurse from a variety of perspectives, including: the history of prayer in nursing, the importance of prayer in contemporary caregiving, caring nurse-patient relationships, and the connection between prayer and a healing ministry. To encourage the practice of prayer, each chapter begins with a meditation and ends with a prayer reflective of a nurse's spirituality.
Category: Medical

Shadows Light Volume 2 Talks Reflections

Author : Francis J. Kaklauskas
ISBN : 9781939686329
Genre : Psychology
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Shadows & Light: Theory, Research, and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology is a groundbreaking 2-volume series covering many essential topics in transpersonal psychology. Shadows & Light (Vol 2) builds on the tradition of transpersonal psychology to cover vital contemporary psychological topics ranging from mindfulness, creativity, compassion, and the real world application of the integration of spirituality and psychology, The range of topics and contributors is broad, diverse, and inclusive and will bring the reader on many inward and outward journeys of human growth and potential. This collection contains talks and reflection pieces that are enjoyable and fascinating in the immediacy of the authors' voices and their messages for the individual and the collective. A wonderful selection of pieces by established leaders such as Charlie Tart, angel Kyodo williams, Judy Lief, and Roger Walsh as well as influential emergent scholars such as Ian Wickramesekera II, Dan Hocoy, and Louis Hoffman. These volumes are destined to become a classic text in the field.
Category: Psychology

Awake At The Bedside

Author : Koshin Paley Ellison
ISBN : 9781614291428
Genre : Medical
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This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death. Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in hospice work or caregiving of any kind. Contributors include Anyen Rinpoche, Coleman Barks, Craig D. Blinderman, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joshua Bright, Ira Byock, Robert Chodo Campbell, Rafael Campo, Ajahn Chah, Ram Dass, Kirsten DeLeo, Issan Dorsey, Mark Doty, Norman Fischer, Nick Flynn, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Shodo Harada Roshi, Tony Hoagland, Marie Howe, Fernando Kawai, Michael Kearney, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Stanley Kunitz, Stephen and Ondrea Levine, Judy Lief, Betsy MacGregor, Diane E. Meier, W. S. Merwin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Frank Ostaseski, Rachel Naomi Remen, Larry Rosenberg, Rumi, Cicely Saunders, Senryu, Jason Shinder, Derek Walcott, Radhule B. Weininger.
Category: Medical


Author : Koshin Paley Ellison
ISBN : 9781614295495
Genre : Self-Help
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An inspiring book that will help readers rediscover their values and discover a way to truly live life to the fullest. Each of us has an enormous capacity for love—a deep well of attention and care that we can offer to ourselves and others. With guidance that is both simple and wholly transformative, Koshin Paley Ellison, Zen teacher and psychotherapist, shows us how to uncover it: pay attention, be of service, and be with others. With this inspiring and down-to-earth book, drawn from the Zen precepts and illustrated with anecdotes from Koshin’s own life and practice, you’ll learn how to explore and investigate with your own core values, identify the mental habits that could be unconsciously hurting yourself and others, and overcome isolation. Each chapter closes with a contemplation to help integrate the teachings into your life. This book is about getting back in touch with your values, so you can live energetically, authentically, and lovingly. This an invitation to close the gaps we create between ourselves and others—to wake up to ourselves and the world around us. It’s time to live wholeheartedly.
Category: Self-Help

Mindful Teaching And Teaching Mindfulness

Author : Deborah Schoeberlein David
ISBN : 9780861719914
Genre : Education
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Author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers the practical application of mindfulness in education. By showing teachers how to tune into what's happening, inside and around them, she offers fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring both in and outside of the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity with mindfulness plants the seed for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on a typical school day, at home, during the commute, and before, during, and after class. This book is perfect for teachers of all kinds: schoolteachers, religious educators, coaches, parents-anyone who teaches anything.
Category: Education

The Art Of Listening

Author : Neil Pembroke
ISBN : 0802839673
Genre : Religion
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The primary thesis is that in pastoral relationships availability is before skills and techniques and confirmation is beyond empathy and acceptance.
Category: Religion

Arts Based And Contemplative Practices In Research And Teaching

Author : Susan Walsh
ISBN : 9781317801375
Genre : Education
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This volume presents a scholarly investigation of the ways educators engage in artistic and contemplative practices – and why this matters in education. Arts-based learning and inquiry can function as a powerful catalyst for change by allowing spiritual practices to be present within educational settings, but too often the relationship between art, education and spirituality is ignored. Exploring artistic disciplines such as dance, drama, visual art, music, and writing, and forms such as writing-witnessing, freestyle rap, queer performative autoethnograph, and poetic imagination, this book develops a transformational educational paradigm. Its unique integration of spirituality in and through the arts addresses the contemplative needs of learners and educators in diverse educational and community settings.
Category: Education

The Art And Vocation Of Caring For People In Pain

Author : Karl A. Schultz
ISBN : 0809134403
Genre : Religion
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"The Art and Vocation of Caring for People in Pain invites readers to explore the relevance of the book of Job in providing care; examine the healing possibilities of trust, integrity, humility and humor; and discover the ancient art of lectio divina and how it can foster spirituality, healing and personal growth."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Religion

The Contemplative Practitioner

Author : John P. Miller
ISBN : 9781442668140
Genre : Business & Economics
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Meditation is a simple and practical activity that can enrich our lives and work in innumerable ways. It allows us to connect more deeply to ourselves and others and to the environment. In this book, John P. Miller, an expert in the field of holistic education, looks at mediation and how it can be integrated into one’s work and daily life. Twenty years after it was first published, Miller’s book remains one of the best guides to applying contemplative practice, covering a variety of theoretical, empirical, historical, and cross-cultural approaches. For this new edition, Miller has updated the text to reflect the growth of the mindfulness movement, new research into the brain, and his years of experience teaching and practising contemplation in teacher education. Whether one is interested in exploring how meditation can be used in the classroom or the workplace, or simply seeking to integrate it into one’s personal life, The Contemplative Practitioner is the perfect companion.
Category: Business & Economics

The Magazine Of Art

Author : Marion Harry Spielmann
ISBN : OSU:32435058392366
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Black And Buddhist

Author : Pamela Ayo Yetunde
ISBN : 1611808650
Genre : Religion
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Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism. What does it mean to be black and Buddhist? In this powerful collection of writings, African American teachers from all the major Buddhist traditions tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. The resulting explorations display not only the promise of Buddhist teachings to empower those facing racial discrimination but also the way that black Buddhist voices are enriching the Dharma for all practitioners. As the first anthology comprised solely of writings by African-descended Buddhist practitioners, this book is an important contribution to the development of the Dharma in the West.
Category: Religion

Opening To Grief

Author : Claire B. Willis
ISBN : 9781633411807
Genre : Self-Help
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“Excellent and simple and as clear as a needed glass of water in the desert. I cannot think of a better companion for our current time.” – Katy Butler, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Dying Well All of us experience loss. Some of us have lost a spouse, or a child, our parents, a beloved pet, a dear friend, or neighbor. In the pandemic, we have lost hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States and around the world. Many of us have lost our livelihoods. All of us have lost our familiar daily routines and textures of work, family, and community. And the losses are not over. Opening to Grief is a companion to this tender time. With the demeanor and tone of a loving friend, the authors offer an invitation to grieve fully, to turn toward your emotions and experiences however they arise, and to follow your own path toward healing. The book explores the deep truth that grief and love are richly intertwined. Because we love, we grieve. And when we fully feel our sorrow, we open to loving ourselves and other beings more deeply.
Category: Self-Help

Care Through Touch

Author : Mary Ann Finch
ISBN : 9781441122056
Genre : Religion
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Most statements about embodied spirituality have been cerebral and abstract, presented from a theological or philosophical point of view. This massage manual seeks to give the reader an experience of embodied spirituality. The introduction situates massage, the art of anointing, within the framework of Christian spirituality and then proceeds to enflesh that through the meditative quality of the massage sequences, through the graphic and sensitive portrayal of vulnerability among the various men and women who volunteered to be the models in the sequences and, last but not least, through the visible devotion of the massage therapists.
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The Art And Science Of Child Care

Author : Walter Hellicnkx
ISBN : UOM:39015034004815
Genre : Social Science
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This is a study of the art and science of child care as it is carried out in the European Union. It covers policy making and research, the behaviour and attainment of children in care, and the effectiveness of various types of child care, both residential and non-residential.
Category: Social Science

Voices Of Integrative Medicine

Author : Bonnie J. Horrigan
ISBN : UOM:39015056911285
Genre : Medical
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InnoVision Communications, Encinitas, CA. Text cites interviews and encounters with healers and therapists working in complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine. Discusses spirituality and its role in healing, present and future trends in complementary medicine, and possible integration where conventional and complementary medicine can be merged. (Product description).
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The Art Of Winning Souls

Author : Michael Casey
ISBN : 9780879074753
Genre : Religion
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In his chapter on the procedure for the reception of new brothers, Saint Benedict makes provision for entrusting them to the care of “a senior who is skilled in winning souls who will diligently pay attention to them in everything” (58.6). In The Art of Winning Souls: Pastoral Care of Novices, Michael Casey, OCSO, reflects on what this means today, based on his own experience and observation of the fruitful ministry of others. Here Casey focuses on the pastoral care given in the name of a monastic community to those who enter it, from initial contact up to the point where their vocation has recognizably stabilized. His reflections are not intended to be prescriptive. They are, rather, descriptive of what he considers to be best practice, as he has encountered this in his experience of many different expressions of the monastic and Benedictine charism. This book promises to serve as an indispensible resource for vocation directors, novice directors, and junior directors for years to come.
Category: Religion