Practicing the Here and Now

Practicing the Here and Now Author Herb K
ISBN-10 1616496746
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Hazelden Publishing
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With Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11, you’ll learn to use prayer and meditation to work all the steps, so you can make contact with the Higher Power in a way that is yours and yours alone. How do we unlock and experience the teachings of Step Eleven? Herb K. helps us realize that working—and living—this vital recovery “maintenance Step” doesn’t have to be as much of a challenge as commonly thought. With Practicing the Here and Now, you’ll find the guidance needed to approach prayer and meditation as practices to help you be present throughout each day, as you remain in contact with your Higher Power for ongoing inspiration and sustenance. By opening the connection to your Higher Power with what Herb K. calls “conscious intention,” prayer and meditation can help you fully experience the cumulative power of each of the Twelve Steps to deepen and sustain your recovery journey.

Improve Sleep

Improve Sleep Author Katrin Schubert
ISBN-10 9781616497224
Year 2017-05-30
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"Sleep. Even the word provokes a feeling of comfort and happiness. While it's commonly thought of as the ultimate luxury, it's actually a physical necessity. We all need it, and when we don't get it, we can feel unfocused, anxious, run down, simply not ourselves. But relief is in sight. Sleep. We all want it. We all need it. Without sleep we feel unfocused, anxious, run down, not ourselves. Don't spend one more night tossing, turning, staring at the clock. Reach for Improve Sleep: 20 Quick Techniques to fall asleep fast. This first-aid kit for better sleep includes simple techniques--acupressure, reflexology, breathing exercises, guided imagery--to relieve occasional sleeplessness in five minutes or less"--

Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening

Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening Author Herb K.
ISBN-10 9781619845299
Year 2016-09-21
Pages
Language en
Publisher Capizon Publishing
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Herb K., who is also the author of "Twelve Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book", continues sharing his insights to the Twelve Steps by explaining the how and why, using his own experience along with traditional and universal spiritual wisdom. This book illuminates a path from the dark world of alcoholism and brokenness to a life of peace, purpose and fulfillment. Herb K. leads Twelve Step workshops, retreats and teaches spirituality and recovery throughout the U.S. and the world.

Emotional Agility

Emotional Agility Author Susan David
ISBN-10 9780241976579
Year 2016-04-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'Essential reading.' - Susan Cain, author of Quiet Every day we speak around 16,000 words - but inside our minds we create tens of thousands more. Thoughts such as 'I'm not spending enough time with my children' or 'I'm not good enough to present my work' can seem to be unshakable facts. In reality, they're the judgemental opinions of our inner voice. Drawing on more than twenty years of academic research, consulting, and her own experiences overcoming adversity, Susan David PhD, a psychologist and faculty member at Harvard Medical School, has pioneered a new way to enable us to make peace with our inner self, achieve our most valued goals, make real change, and live life to the fullest. Susan David has found that emotionally agile people experience the same stresses and setbacks as anyone else. The difference is the emotionally agile know how to unhook themselves from unhelpful patterns, and how to create values-based success with better habits and behaviours. Emotional Agility describes a new way of living and relating to yourself and the world around you. Become aware of your true nature, learn to face your emotions with acceptance and generosity, act according to your deepest values, and flourish. 'An accessible, reader-friendly voyage. Emotional Agility can be helpful to anyone.' - Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence Susan David has a PhD in psychology and a post-doctorate in emotions research from Yale. She is a psychologist at the Harvard Medical School and a founder and director at the Harvard/McLean-affiliated Institute of Coaching. Susan is the CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, whose worldwide client list includes Ernst and Young Global, the UN Development Program, JP Morgan Chase and GlaxoSmithKline. She has edited a number of books including the Oxford Handbook of Happiness and her research has featured in theHarvard Business Review, TIME and the Wall Street Journal. Born in South Africa, Susan now lives in Boston with her family.

Theory and Practice of Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy

Theory and Practice of Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy Author Greg Madison
ISBN-10 9780857007827
Year 2014-04-21
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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This comprehensive introduction to Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy lays out the background and fundamentals of the approach covering theory and practice. Gendlin, after many articles on Focusing-oriented psychotherapy, finally published the text Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy in 1996, making these ideas more widely available to the world. With contributions from some of the world's most influential contemporary Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapists and a foreword by Gendlin, this book provides a long overdue survey of this growing field. It explores how Focusing has been integrated with other theoretical orientations such as attachment theory, solution focused therapy, relational psychoanalysis, and existential therapy. Contemporary issues in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy are also covered, such as its suitability across cultures, and how it relates to the latest findings in the field of neuroscience. The book is essential reading for all practicing therapists and counselors, as well as trainee therapists, particularly those who want to explore the potential of experiential dimensions in their therapy and coaching practice. Jessica Kingsley Publishers also publishes a companion volume, Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy: Innovative Theory and Applications, edited by Greg Madison [9781849053716].

A Kinder Voice

A Kinder Voice Author Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart
ISBN-10 1616496398
Year 2016-04-18
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Hazelden Publishing
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Combining thought-awareness, loving-kindness practice and mindfulness meditation, this simple, time-tested method can be used throughout the day to quiet your critical voices and ease the mind. Through short, accessible phrases, readers will learn to reorient thinking when their inner critic shows up. You’ve probably heard it said, and have maybe spoken the words yourself, “I am my own worst critic.” A negative internal running commentary contributes to a lack of confidence and low self-worth in many people.Well-known mindfulness meditation teacher and author, Th鲨se Jacobs-Stewart, offers one of the most effective approaches to calming a self-critical mind: the ancient Buddhist practice of using “Compassion Slogans.” Combining thought-awareness, loving-kindness practice and mindfulness meditation, this simple, time-tested method can be used throughout the day to quiet your critical voices and ease the mind. Through short, accessible phrases, you will learn to reorient your thinking when your inner critic shows up. Instead of making a negative thought stronger by fighting it, you will learn to let thoughts dissipate through lack of attention. When you remember to “begin kindness with yourself,” you will find that keeping a compassionate perspective on all that you do and say will allow you to transform your inner critic with a kinder voice.Some examples of mindfulness slogans:Everything is of the nature to change (even me)Abandon poisonous food (thoughts)Rest in the openness of mindBegin kindness with ourselves

Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God

Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God Author John Jefferson Davis
ISBN-10 9781498202060
Year 2015-07-13
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God presents a new paradigm for church ministry--one that is based on fundamental truths of the Christian faith such as the Trinity, union with Christ, and the "already" presence of the Holy Spirit in the church. This new paradigm can help busy pastors avoid "burnout" in the ministry and model Trinitarian, New Testament patterns of ministry to their people. Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God reflects the best of recent New Testament scholarship, sensitivity to the contexts of globalized postmodern cultures dominated by digital media, and practical applications for Christian life, discipleship, worship, and mission.

An Invitation to Self Care

An Invitation to Self Care Author Tracey Cleantis
ISBN-10 9781616497484
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Too often, we settle for the notion that self-care means giving ourselves treats and rewards for good behavior. But it’s so much more than that. Welcome to the self-care revolution! A day of indulgence at a spa—or at home on the couch—might help us unwind and feel temporarily renewed, but is that all there is to self-care? In this book Tracey Cleantis changes the dialogue and shows why real self-care is more than just routine self-indulgence—it’s a lifelong practice that’s essential to finding fulfillment and joy. An Invitation to Self-Care uncovers seven principles for care that are rooted in self-empowerment and self-knowledge. Through personal stories and observations, exercises and quizzes, and interviews with experts and everyday people, Tracey invites you to consider self-care across your relationships, finances, spiritual and professional life—and more. By accepting who we are, what we need, and how those needs evolve over time, we create space for self-care’s transformational magic in our lives. In fact, an authentic self-care practice is the secret to the life you’ve always wanted.

Brain Powered Weight Loss

Brain Powered Weight Loss Author Eliza Kingsford
ISBN-10 9781623368104
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Losing weight and successfully maintaining it over the long term is not as much about what you put in your stomach; it's more about what's happening in the brain. In Brain-Powered Weight Loss, psychotherapist and weight management expert Eliza Kingsford shows that more than 90 percent of people who go on diet programs (even healthy ones) fail or eventually regain because they have a dysfunctional relationship with food. Changing this relationship by changing the way you think about and behave around food is what it takes to permanently achieve weight-loss success. Kingsford's 11-step first-of-its-kind program enlists dozens of mind-altering and behavior-changing exercises and techniques that shows you how to: Identify and reverse the conscious and unconscious thinking errors and food triggers that lead to the behaviors that drive our food decisions. Let go of the mindset of going on or off a diet in favor of a conscious quest to pursue a lifestyle of healthy eating and everyday activity--one that can last forever. Successfully use what Kingsford calls "dealing skills" to outsmart high-risk situations, tame stressful times, and prevent an eating "slip" from leading to a setback or all-out binge. Find out if you have what emerging research shows is an addiction to certain high-fat and sugar-added, processed foods that can be as powerful as addiction to cigarettes and narcotics. Design a personal healthy eating program built on Kingsford's 10 Principles of Healthy Eating.

Shift Into Freedom

Shift Into Freedom Author Loch Kelly
ISBN-10 1622033507
Year 2015
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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This is a beginner-friendly guide that leads readers naturally and effortlessly into a compassionate, connected state of being. The book picks up where many meditation and spiritual books leave off, with clear and precise instructions on how to shift into and remain in openhearted awareness

Intentional Interviewing and Counseling Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society

Intentional Interviewing and Counseling  Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society Author Allen E. Ivey
ISBN-10 9781337515887
Year 2016-12-05
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Over 500 data-based studies and years of field testing attest to the effectiveness of the microskills model in INTENTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING: FACILITATING CLIENT DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 9th Edition. This hallmark text enables students of many backgrounds to master basic skills in a step-by-step fashion, empowering them to use listening and influencing skills as they conduct full interviews. Students are challenged to re-evaluate their behaviors and perceptions, thereby gaining insight about themselves, their strengths, and areas where they can develop further. After finishing the text, students will have the ability to adapt their skills to address individual and multicultural uniqueness, conduct interviews using different theoretical approaches, and be well on their way to developing a personalized style and theory of interviewing and counseling. Neuroscience and neurobiology, and their applications to counseling, are clearly outlined throughout. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling

The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling Author Robert K. Conyne
ISBN-10 9780199909339
Year 2011-08-22
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Group counseling is a dynamic and valuable treatment device used by therapists throughout the psychological disciplines, one that has proven effective in promoting change and growth in a variety of populations and settings. The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling takes an innovative approach to this expansive topic, providing both a comprehensive field manual for practitioners and an authoritative reference work for teachers and researchers. Comprising 31 topic-based chapters by leading practitioners and researchers, this handbook covers the full spectrum of current and relevant topics in group counseling, including: - definitions and background - history and efficacy - key change processes (e.g., therapeutic factors, group cohesion, group climate) - group leader strategies and characteristics - new applications for group counseling strategies, including online groups - group counseling with special populations - the future of group counseling With roots in the most recent and relevant literature, The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling is an ideal text for training programs (counselor education, clinical psychology, social work, or human services) or as a reference for researchers in counseling psychology. Whoever the reader, it a valuable and comprehensive guidebook for both students and practitioners in the growing practice of group counseling.

Leading a Human Life

Leading a Human Life Author Richard Thomas Eldridge
ISBN-10 0226203123
Year 1997-10-27
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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In this provocative new study, Richard Eldridge presents a highly original and compelling account of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, one of the most enduring yet enigmatic works of the twentieth century. He does so by reading the text as a dramatization of what is perhaps life's central motivating struggle—the inescapable human need to pursue an ideal of expressive freedom within the difficult terms set by culture. Eldridge sees Wittgenstein as a Romantic protagonist, engaged in an ongoing internal dialogue over the nature of intentional consciousness, ranging over ethics, aesthetics, and philosophy of mind. The picture of the human mind that emerges through this dialogue unsettles behaviorism, cognitivism, and all other scientifically oriented orthodoxies. Leading a human life becomes a creative act, akin to writing a poem, of continuously seeking to overcome both complacency and skepticism. Eldridge's careful reconstruction of the central motive of Wittgenstein's work will influence all subsequent scholarship on it.

One Girl Can Change the World

One Girl Can Change the World Author Claudia Mitchell
ISBN-10 9780784722299
Year 2009
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Standard Publishing
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One Girl Can Change the World empowers teen girls with tools and encouragement to uncover their talents and life's mission.

The Practice of System and Network Administration

The Practice of System and Network Administration Author Thomas A. Limoncelli
ISBN-10 9780133415100
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 1232
Language en
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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With 28 new chapters, the third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration innovates yet again! Revised with thousands of updates and clarifications based on reader feedback, this new edition also incorporates DevOps strategies even for non-DevOps environments. Whether you use Linux, Unix, or Windows, this new edition describes the essential practices previously handed down only from mentor to protégé. This wonderfully lucid, often funny cornucopia of information introduces beginners to advanced frameworks valuable for their entire career, yet is structured to help even experts through difficult projects. Other books tell you what commands to type. This book teaches you the cross-platform strategies that are timeless! DevOps techniques: Apply DevOps principles to enterprise IT infrastructure, even in environments without developers Game-changing strategies: New ways to deliver results faster with less stress Fleet management: A comprehensive guide to managing your fleet of desktops, laptops, servers and mobile devices Service management: How to design, launch, upgrade and migrate services Measurable improvement: Assess your operational effectiveness; a forty-page, pain-free assessment system you can start using today to raise the quality of all services Design guides: Best practices for networks, data centers, email, storage, monitoring, backups and more Management skills: Organization design, communication, negotiation, ethics, hiring and firing, and more Have you ever had any of these problems? Have you been surprised to discover your backup tapes are blank? Ever spent a year launching a new service only to be told the users hate it? Do you have more incoming support requests than you can handle? Do you spend more time fixing problems than building the next awesome thing? Have you suffered from a botched migration of thousands of users to a new service? Does your company rely on a computer that, if it died, can’t be rebuilt? Is your network a fragile mess that breaks any time you try to improve it? Is there a periodic “hell month” that happens twice a year? Twelve times a year? Do you find out about problems when your users call you to complain? Does your corporate “Change Review Board” terrify you? Does each division of your company have their own broken way of doing things? Do you fear that automation will replace you, or break more than it fixes? Are you underpaid and overworked? No vague “management speak” or empty platitudes. This comprehensive guide provides real solutions that prevent these problems and more!