Healers, Harmed & Harmful

Author: Conrad Weiser

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800626303

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 9810


'At a time when clergy misconduct is broadly reported, Conrad Weiser offers a straight forward, theoretically orthodox, and practical way of both understanding and addressing the issues. Leadership laity, and clergy would be served well by reading and reflecting on Weiser's wisdom.'Fr. Canice Connors, OFM

Healing the Hurt Within 3rd Edition

Understand self-injury and self-harm, and heal the emotional wounds

Author: Jan Sutton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848032307

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 1026


Skillfully woven together with empathic insight into the lives and minds of those who self-injure, "Healing the Hurt Within" is replete with the latest developments in the field, informative statistical data, instructive diagrams, carefully selected resources, case studies, expert testimonies, and practical self-help activities. The author's warmth, compassion, and regard for those caught in the cycle of self-injury shines through the pages of this profoundly enlightening and extensively updated 3rd edition. "Healing the Hurt Within" offers: solace, hope, and direction to those who self-injure; guidance to family and friends supporting a loved one who self-injures; and, guidelines to professionals and voluntary caregivers on how to respond to clients that self-injure.

Women and Self Harm

Understanding, Coping and Healing from Self-Mutilation

Author: Gerrilyn Smith,Dee Cox,Jacqui Saradjian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135961123

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 5806


First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reiki Healer

A Complete Guide to the Path and Practice of Reiki

Author: Lawrence Ellyard

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0940985640

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 193

View: 8292


This complete manual, in conjunction with traditional training, is an excellent guide to understanding Reiki and its spiritual practices.

Healing for Damaged Emotions

Author: David A. Seamands

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781413532

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 6034


Events in our lives, both good and bad, form rings in us like the rings in a tree. Each ring records memories that affect our feelings, our relationships, and our thoughts about God. In this classic work, David Seamands encourages us to live compassionately with ourselves as we allow the Holy Spirit to heal our past. As he helps us name hurdles in our lives—such as guilt, poor self-worth, and perfectionism—he shows us how we can find freedom from our pain and enjoy the abundant life God wants for us.

The Aesthetics of Self-Harm

The Visual Rhetoric of Online Self-Harm Communities

Author: Zoe Alderton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317269284

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 2772


The Aesthetics of Self-Harm presents a new approach to understanding parasuicidal behaviour, based upon an examination of online communities that promote performances of self-harm in the pursuit of an idealised beauty. The book considers how online communities provide a significant level of support for self-harmers and focuses on relevant case studies to establish a new model for the comprehension of the online supportive community. To do so, Alderton explores discussions of self-harm and disordered eating on social networks. She examines aesthetic trends that contextualise harmful behavior and help people to perform feelings of sadness and vulnerability online. Alderton argues that the traditional understanding of self-violence through medical discourse is important, but that it misses vital elements of human group activity and the motivating forces of visual imagery. Covering psychiatry and psychology, rhetoric and sociology, this book provides essential reading for psychologists, sociologists and anthropologists exploring group dynamics and ritual, and rhetoricians who are concerned with the communicative powers of images. It should also be of great interest to medical professionals dealing with self-harming patients.

Essential Psychic Healing

A Complete Guide to Healing Yourself, Healing Others, and Healing the Earth

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307783790

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

View: 2181


Author and healer Diane Stein brings to the layperson psychic healing techniques once assumed to be too esoteric to use without highly specialized knowledge, years of training, and a paranormal gift. ESSENTIAL PSYCHIC HEALING helps us tap into the potent healing power of our own psychic energies. For the beginner, Diane offers theory and instruction in basic meditation, visualization, kundalini energy, chakras, and auras. Those at the intermediate level will learn to utilize spirit guides and angels, and how to use healing crystals, hands-on healing methods, emotional release work, and remote healing. An advanced program discusses healing karma and past lives, soul retrieval, releasing entities, spirit attachments, and understanding and aiding the death process. Whether you are new to or well acquainted with these principles, ESSENTIAL PSYCHIC HEALING is an indispensable primer. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Handbook of Restorative Justice

A Global Perspective

Author: Dennis Sullivan,Larry Tifft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134260792

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 9135


Handbook of Restorative Justice is a collection of original, cutting-edge essays that offer an insightful and critical assessment of the theory, principles and practices of restorative justice around the globe. This much-awaited volume is a response to the cry of students, scholars and practitioners of restorative justice, for a comprehensive resource about a practice that is radically transforming the way the human community responds to loss, trauma and harm. Its diverse essays not only explore the various methods of responding nonviolently to harms-done by persons, groups, global corporations and nation-states, but also examine the dimensions of restorative justice in relation to criminology, victimology, traumatology and feminist studies. In addition. They contain prescriptions for how communities might re-structure their family, school and workplace life according to restorative values. This Handbook is an essential tool for every serious student of criminal, social and restorative justice.

A Miracle and a Privilege

Recounting a Half Century of Surgical Advance

Author: Francis D. Moore

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309051880

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 5433


Francis Moore entered Harvard Medical School in September of 1935, seven years before penicillin became available. During his remarkable career in surgery, research, and education, Moore has witnessed and contributed to some of the most important biomedical advances of the century, and his students now practice surgery worldwide. In this autobiography, he brings humor and warmth to the story of a lifetime at the forefront of medicine. In this fascinating book Moore describes his work in radioactive isotope research, burn therapy, breast cancer treatment, transplant science, and understanding the process of convalescence. Moore's colleagues have included such medical pioneers as George Thorn, David Hume, Thomas Starzl, John Gibbon, Steven Rosenberg, Harold Urey, and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Murray, and he recounts the setbacks and victories of their work. For example, he writes of the adventure he had with Charles Hufnagel in which 25 dogs, implanted with Hufnagel's experimental heart valves, made their escape into the Connecticut countryside and had to be recovered by dog control officers wielding stethoscopes. Yet Moore recalls with equal clarity the young mother who gave him a silver dollar for delivering her baby, the husband who begged that his ailing wife be allowed to die with dignity, and the desperately sick patients who made themselves available for experimental surgery and treatment. In one of his early operations he relieved "the pain, anguish, and threat to a wonderful small boy" by removing the boy's diseased appendix. He describes this capability as "a miracle and a privilege." The book includes a gripping account of the aftermath of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in Boston in 1942, when Moore learned the horrific details of death by fire. He recounts both his experience with M.A.S.H. units and battalion aid stations in Korea and the sudden request from the U.S. State Department that resulted in his treating King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia. Moore's life story reflects his serious commitment to human well-being as well as his appreciation for the wonder of human life. Physicians, medical students, and all readers alike will find this book informative and inspirational. Francis Daniels Moore, M.D., is Moseley Professor of Surgery, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and Surgeon-in-Chief, Emeritus, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston.

In Her Lifetime

Female Morbidity and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee to Study Female Morbidity and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309175887

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 1411


The relative lack of information on determinants of disease, disability, and death at major stages of a woman's lifespan and the excess morbidity and premature mortality that this engenders has important adverse social and economic ramifications, not only for Sub-Saharan Africa, but also for other regions of the world as well. Women bear much of the weight of world production in both traditional and modern industries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, women contribute approximately 60 to 80 percent of agricultural labor. Worldwide, it is estimated that women are the sole supporters in 18 to 30 percent of all families, and that their financial contribution in the remainder of families is substantial and often crucial. This book provides a solid documentary base that can be used to develop an agenda to guide research and health policy formulation on female health--both for Sub-Saharan Africa and for other regions of the developing world. This book could also help facilitate ongoing, collaboration between African researchers on women's health and their U.S. colleagues. Chapters cover such topics as demographics, nutritional status, obstetric morbidity and mortality, mental health problems, and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

Healing Prayers That Work When You Hurt

Author: Chris Sitahall

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479752223

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 6443


Everyone wants the best life has to offer. How we get that depends on which road we choose to take. There is the large and broad road and the small and narrow road; one leads to destruction and the other leads to life (Matthew 7:13-14). The one we choose will determine the outcome of our life. This book talks about: Abandonment and Suicide Parents and Children Forgiveness and Relationships Anger and Depression And much More This simple inspiring and practical book is filled with over 45 powerful prayers that will help heal your ailments and hurts in life. You will learn how to pray effectively and discover the healing power of prayers and experience how it works. This book will help strengthen you and your relationships with others. You will see that prayers do make a difference in your life because God makes a difference. This book offers hope and realism for people with hurts, ailments and various kinds of troubles. When you start praying the prayers in this book, you will see the effectiveness and feel the difference in your life, of Healing Prayers that Work when You Hurt. .

Bearing Witness

Baltimore City¿s Residents Give Voice to What¿s Needed to Fix the Criminal Justice System

Author: Shakti Belway

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437915841


Page: 36

View: 9791


This report is the culmination of interviews with people from Baltimore City about their experiences with the criminal justice system. Compared to the rest of Maryland, Baltimore City faces a concentrated impact of the criminal justice system. Approximately 61% of newly-incarcerated people in Maryland¿s prisons were from Baltimore City in FY 2008. Five themes emerge from the narratives and include: the unique needs of women; the impact of parole and probation policies; the need for a public health approach to drug addiction; the cost of investing in prisons over other social institutions; and the potential that restorative justice has for healing communities. Photos.


A Psychotherapeutic Approach

Author: Fiona Gardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134570406

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 6080


Self-harm is worryingly common in young women, and is often used as a way of easing emotional suffering. Self-Harm: A Psychotherapeutic Approach explores the issues involved from the perspective of a psychoanalytical psychotherapist. Fiona Gardner examines these issues through extensive clinical material and an analysis of the social and cultural influences behind self-harm. This book will be of interest to all those working with those who are harming themselves, including psychotherapists, school counsellors, social workers and mental health clinicians.

Healing for Damaged Emotions Workbook

Author: David A. Seamands

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434709043

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 2830


Every experience we have forms a ring of memory in us. Each ring affects our feelings, our relationships, and our understanding of God. But those memories don’t have to control us. In this workbook edition of the beloved classic Healing for Damaged Emotions, David Seamands helps you move beyond the perfectionism, poor self-esteem, and shame that comes from unresolved pain. Here you’ll find: • The entire text of Healing for Damaged Emotions • Suggestions for Scripture reflection • Prayer exercises and journaling prompts • Discussion questions and a guide to group study Through Seamands’s encouraging and practical words, you’ll discover that your past doesn’t have to hurt your present.

The Healing Path of Yoga

Time-Honored Wisdom and Scientifically Proven Methods That Alleviate Stress, Ope n Your Heart, and Enrich Your Life

Author: Nischala Joy Devi

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307565785

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 8077


Stress is now considered the foremost contributor to poor health and a major factor in causing heart disease, cancer, and a myriad of chronic and acute diseases. This book will make yoga a fundamental part of your quest for wellness and well-being, whether you are a novice or a current pactitioner. Nischala Joy Devi, a pioneer in the field of alternative healing and a renowned yoga expert, has spent years helping people realize the healthful and stress-controlling benefits of yoga. In 1982 she developed yoga-based retreats for Dr. Michael Lerner's now famous Commonweal Cancer Help Program. That same year Dr. Dean Ornish asked her to create a program of yoga practices for patients suffering from heart disease. Yoga's contribution to the success of both programs has been astounding. Devi shares her years of experience working with the healthful benefits of yoga, teaching visualizations, breathwork, and meditation, as well as providing the classic steps and illustrated instructions for yoga's physical poses. The Healing Path of Yoga uses timeless Indian-based yoga techniques and philosophy, along with Devi's lifestyle-altering regimen, to create one extraordinary program with the power to rejuvenate and heal. The Healing Path of Yoga presents the key to:preventing disease and stress in healthy people aiding in recovery from heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses physical conditioning and weight loss deep, healing relaxation techniques heightened overall wellness of body, mind, and spirit From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Journey of Healing the Damaged Soul

15 Years Healing with Huichol Mara'akames

Author: Dominic Maka,Jaichima

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 160844550X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 6421


I thought my life was in no particular turmoil when I first met Jaichima and Vicente in 1992. Retrospectively, I was lost, confused, and hanging onto life by a thread . . . a thread of delusions spun by suppression and repression and concealed by layers of addiction and denial. Although college educated and successful, I was feeling increasingly frustrated, depressed and unhappy for unknown reasons. Moving from the Midwest to Arizona failed to effectively alter my disposition. Closing my business and quitting my job did not help. The truth remained concealed even after two years of intervention by the Mara'akames. Slowly, via counseling, ceremonies and workshop involvement, the truth began to emerge. Thirty years of repression, addiction, denial and delusion, gradually surrendered their ugly tentacles revealing horrendous untreated childhood sexual and parental abuse. Untreated, the effects of my childhood trauma developed into a severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that has been expressed through unconscious imbalanced entity behaviors most of my life. When counseling began, my life instantly unraveled. I became confused, angry and disconnected with the person I never knew or understood; myself. Though repression and denial saved my life, intervention unlocked the door exposing my damaged entities that were created during childhood, nurtured during teen years and perfected during adulthood absent counseling. These life-saving entities silently and unknowingly controlled my life. Through the Mara'akames nontraditional intervention, guidance and healing techniques, my nonexistent spirituality gradually transformed into deep spiritual awareness. This spirituality became the essential foundation for my healing . . . and was rudimentary for unveiling my horrific past. This candid story reveals how blind adulation of my father led to horrendous childhood sexual and parental abuse with subsequent complete repression and denial. It reveals my atrocious past, defines my entities, and discusses my healing process after thirty years of repression. It also elucidates the non-traditional healing techniques, foremost spirituality, taught by the Mara'akames. Jaichima is a Mara'akame from the Huichol tribe called Wirarika of the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. She has practiced ancient and traditional tribal medicine for many years in Mexico and the United States. She speaks numerous languages and has been a committed medicine woman all of her life. Dominic Maka has been employed as a health care and vocational rehabilitation professional throughout his career. For ten years he owned and operated a successful consulting business. He has been married thirty years and is the father of three children.

Ultimate Healing

The Power of Compassion

Author: Thubten Zopa,Lama Zopa Rinpoche,Ailsa Cameron

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861711955

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 2469


Ultimate Healing shows us that by transforming our minds, especially through the development of compassion, we can eliminate the ultimate cause of all disease. In addition to relating stories of people who have recovered from disease through meditation, Lama Zopa presents practical healing meditations, including white-light healing, compassion meditation, "taking and giving," and techniques to cure depression. Ultimate Healing shows that by opening up to the truths of impermanence, interdependence, and the suffering of others, we can heal our bodies, our lives, and the world around us.

Bodily Harm

The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers

Author: Karen Conterio,Wendy Lader

Publisher: Hyperion Books


Category: Psychology

Page: 319

View: 5532


Written by the directors of S.A.F.E. Alternatives, a self-injury treatment program, "Bodily Harm" is an authoritative examination of this alarming syndrome, offering a comprehensive treatment regimen.

Medical Harm

Historical, Conceptual and Ethical Dimensions of Iatrogenic Illness

Author: Virginia Ashby Sharpe,Alan I. Faden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521634908

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 2718


It is estimated that up to thirteen percent of hospital admissions result from the adverse effects of diagnosis or treatment, and that anywhere from 44,000 to 98,000 hospital deaths annually are the result of errors. The obligation to "do no harm" has been central to medical conduct since ancient times, yet iatrogenic illness and medical error have now come to be recognized as significant risk factors in health care delivery. This book integrates history, philosophy, medical ethics and empirical data to examine the concept and phenomenon of medical harm. Issues covered include medical error, appropriateness of care, acceptable risk and practitioner accountability, and recommendations for limiting iatrogenic harm.