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The Serenity Principle

Author : Joseph Bailey
ISBN : 9780062500397
Genre : Self-Help
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This challenge to the paradigms of addiction and recovery theory shows those in recovery how to tap their own source of positive energy in a new approach to the search for serenity--a quest long recognized as the key to recovery.

The Security Principle

Author : Frederic Gros
ISBN : 9781784787172
Genre : Philosophy
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The idea of security—from ancient Greece to the War on Terror In The Security Principle, French philosopher Frédéric Gros takes a historical approach to the concept of security, looking at its evolution from the Stoics to the social network. With lucidity and rigour, Gros’s approach is fourfold, looking at security as a mental state, as developed by the Greeks; as an objective situation and absence of all danger, as prevailed in the Middle Ages; as guaranteed by the nation-state and its trio of judiciary, police, and military; and finally biosecurity, control, regulation, and protection in the flux of contemporary society. In this deeply thought-provoking account, Gros’s exploration of security shines a light both on its past meanings and its present uses, exposing the contemporary abuses of security and the pervasiveness of it in everyday life in the Global North.

Group Psychotherapy With Addicted Populations

Author : Philip Flores
ISBN : 9781136459115
Genre : Medical
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In this newly revised edition, Philip J. Flores, a highly regarded expert in the treatment of alcoholism and in group psychotherapy, provides you with proven strategies for defeating alcohol and drug addiction through group psychotherapy. For the first time, practical applications of 12-step programs and (ital) psychodynamic groups are jointly explored, jointly explained, and jointly brought into therapeutic use. You'll examine the constructive benefits of group therapy to chemically dependent individuals--opportunities to share and identify with others who are going through similar problems, to understand their own attitudes about addiction by confronting similar attitudes in others, and to learn to communicate their needs and feelings more directly. Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations covers the key areas of group psychotherapy for chemically dependent persons including: alcoholism, addiction, and psychodynamic theories of addiction alcoholics anonymous and group psychotherapy use of confrontational techniques in the group inpatient group psychotherapy characteristics of the leader transference in the group resistance in groups preparing the chemically dependent person for group the curative process in group therapy Along with his powerful chapters that emphasize the positive and constructive opportunities group psychotherapy brings to the chemically dependent individual, Flores has added these new sections: integrating a modern analytic approach a discussion of object relations theory group psychotherapy, AA, and twelve-step programs diagnosis and addiction treatment treatment issues at early, middle, and late stages of treatment a discussion of guidelines and priorities for group leaders countertransference special considerations of resistance to addiction termination of treatment Those working in group therapy will find this expanded second edition a valuable resource for better recognizing and serving their group members’needs, and they will feel a sense of fulfillment as Flores reaffirms the positive effects of group psychotherapy.

The Soul Of Recovery

Author : Christopher D. Ringwald
ISBN : 0198033699
Genre : Psychology
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Millions of alcoholics and addicts recover through spirituality. In The Soul of Recovery: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension in the Treatment of Addictions, author and journalist Christopher D. Ringwald tells how and why they seek and achieve these transformations. Ranging as far back as the Washingtonian Total Abstinence Society in 1840, Ringwald illuminates the use of spirituality within a wide range of treatment options--from the famous Twelve Step-style programs to those tailored to the needs of addicted women, Native Americans, or homeless teens not ready to quit. Focusing on the results rather than the validity of beliefs espoused by these programs, he demonstrates how addicts recover through practices such as self-examination, meditation, prayer and reliance on a self-defined higher power. But the most compelling evidence of spirituality's importance comes from those directly involved in the process. Ringwald traveled across the country to visit dozens of programs and interview hundreds of addicts, alcoholics, counselors, family members, doctors and scientists. Many share moving stories of suffering, survival, and redemption. A homeless man, a surgeon, a college student, a working mother-each describes the descent into addiction and how spirituality offered a practical, personal means to recovery. Ringwald also examines the controversies surrounding faith-based treatment and the recovery movement, from the conflict between science and spirituality, to skepticism about the "new age" brand of spirituality these programs encourage, to constitutional issues over court-mandated participation in allegedly religious treatment programs. Combining in-depth research with powerful personal accounts, this fascinating exploration of spirituality will provide a fuller understanding of the nature of addiction and how people overcome it.

Group Psychotherapy With Addicted Populations

Author : Philip J. Flores
ISBN : 0789060000
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In this newly revised edition, Philip J. Flores, a highly regarded expert in the treatment of alcoholism and in group psychotherapy, provides you with proven strategies for defeating alcohol and drug addiction through group psychotherapy. For the first time, practical applications of 12-step programs and (ital) psychodynamic groups are jointly explored, jointly explained, and jointly brought into therapeutic use. You'll examine the constructive benefits of group therapy to chemically dependent individuals--opportunities to share and identify with others who are going through similar problems, to understand their own attitudes about addiction by confronting similar attitudes in others, and to learn to communicate their needs and feelings more directly. Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations covers the key areas of group psychotherapy for chemically dependent persons including: alcoholism, addiction, and psychodynamic theories of addiction alcoholics anonymous and group psychotherapy use of confrontational techniques in the group inpatient group psychotherapy characteristics of the leader transference in the group resistance in groups preparing the chemically dependent person for group the curative process in group therapy Along with his powerful chapters that emphasize the positive and constructive opportunities group psychotherapy brings to the chemically dependent individual, Flores has added these new sections: integrating a modern analytic approach a discussion of object relations theory group psychotherapy, AA, and twelve-step programs diagnosis and addiction treatment treatment issues at early, middle, and late stages of treatment a discussion of guidelines and priorities for group leaders countertransference special considerations of resistance to addiction termination of treatment Those working in group therapy will find this expanded second edition a valuable resource for better recognizing and serving their group members'needs, and they will feel a sense of fulfillment as Flores reaffirms the positive effects of group psychotherapy.

Slowing Down To The Speed Of Life

Author : Richard Carlson
ISBN : 9781444738124
Genre : Self-Help
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Feeling rushed, harried, stressed, or like you can never get enough done? Ever feel that while your life is full - maybe too full - of things to do, you aren't enjoying yourself nearly enough? Are you worried that slowing down your life will mean giving up work, activities or relationships? Relax! In Slowing Down to the Speed of Life Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey explain how you can achieve a calmer, saner state of mind. Illustrated with useful exercises, charts and diagrams, as well as inspiring personal reflections, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life shows us that there really is plenty of time to build meaningful relationships, master seemingly hectic schedules, and maintain a healthy calm in the midst of life's storm.

Don T Sweat The Small Stuff

Author : Richard Carlson
ISBN : 9781848941298
Genre : Self-Help
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So many of us would like to live our lives in a calmer and less stressful way, and be able to let go of our problems. This is the book that can show you how to stop letting the little things in life drive you crazy.Dr Richard Carlson teaches us, in his gentle and encouraging style, simple strategies for living a more fulfilled and peaceful life.We can all learn to put things in perspective, and by making the small daily changes he suggests, including surrendering to the fact that sometimes life isn't fair, and asking yourself, 'Will this matter a year from now?', Dr Richard can help everyone to see the bigger picture.Repackaged to inspire and guide a new generation, this is a Mind, Body and Spirit classic.

Book Of Serenity

Author : Hsing-hsiu
ISBN : UOM:39015046908540
Genre : Philosophy
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An important collection of 100 classic Zen Buddhist koans with commentaries. A companion to Thomas Cleary's well-respected translation of THE BLUE CLIFF RECORD, this book is the other, equally revered classic collection of koans--the paradoxical teaching devices that have been closely associated with Zen study and practice since the tenth century.

Understanding

Author : Jane Nelsen
ISBN : 0914629727
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The author of Positive Discipline offers a warm, beautifully written book which will help people find understanding and compassion in their relationships with children, spouses, employers, friends--and most important, themselves. "A stupendous acheivement"--Wayne W. Dyer, author of Your Erroneous Zones.

The Speed Trap

Author : Joseph Bailey
ISBN : 0061872997
Genre : Self-Help
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Between work, play, family, and friends, most of us feel like we're speeding along at 100 miles an hour. Our lives are full, yet we don't feel fulfilled. One solution is to slam on the brakes and adopt a radically simpler lifestyle. But, as psychologist Joe Bailey demonstrates in this essential guide, you don't have to give up everything to slow down your life. In over thirty-five captivating, instructive stories, Bailey shows just how easy it is to transform your way of thinking-and wave good-bye to aggravating bosses, rocky relationships, stress-induced illnesses, and other symptoms of life in the fast lane. You'll discover how to: Enjoy each moment and stop worrying about the past or the future Gain insight by trusting your instincts Increase your productivity and achieve success-without stress Disregard the negative emotions of people around you Attain a deep-rooted sense of fulfillment and inner contentment

The Sutra Of Hui Neng Grand Master Of Zen

Author : Thomas Cleary
ISBN : 9780834825413
Genre : Religion
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Hui-neng (638–713) is perhaps the most beloved and respected figure in Zen Buddhism. An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, he became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. He is the supreme exemplar of the fact that neither education nor social background has any bearing on the attainment of enlightenment. This collection of his talks, also known as the Platform or Altar Sutra, is the only Zen record of its kind to be generally honored with the appellation sutra, or scripture. The Sutra of Hui-neng is here accompanied by Hui-neng's verse-by-verse commentary on the Diamond Sutra—in its very first published English translation ever.

Growing In Christ While Helping Others Participant S Guide 4

Author : Rick Warren
ISBN : 0310221137
Genre : Religion
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Realize I'm not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. 'Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.' Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. 'Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.' Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control. 'Happy are the meek.' Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself, and to someone I trust. 'Happy are the pure in heart.' Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. 'Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.' Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I've done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others. 'Happy are the merciful.' 'Happy are the peacemakers.' Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and gain the power to follow His will. Yield myself to be used by God to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. 'Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God required.'

The Serenity Prayer

Author : Trevor Hudson
ISBN : 9780835811293
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"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Countless people around the world have prayed this prayer, and it has helped them find peace in the midst of their harried lives. Did you know that the above words are just the beginning of a longer prayer? In this book, beloved pastor and teacher Trevor Hudson explores the entire Serenity Prayer, giving insights into each phrase and making the prayer accessible to everyday people. He looks at the prayer from a Christian perspective, sharing his own experiences with addiction but broadening the book to address the struggles that come to all of us, regardless of whether we are in recovery. Hudson addresses addictions that differ from the stereotypical, such as eating compulsively, overworking, or filling one's life with religious activity. He challenges you to make this prayer part of your daily devotions and to pray it with others. Each brief chapter contains a single-paragraph summary called "In a Nutshell." Hudson then poses a thought-provoking question or suggestion for reflection and ends with a scripture passage related to the chapter topic. Learn how this simple prayer can transform your life, bringing peace into even the messiest situations.

Serenity

Author : Jane Nelsen
ISBN : 9781573243544
Genre : Self-Help
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Most readers know that "happiness is within," but they don't always know how to access that happiness whenever they like, and in all circumstances. In Serenity, Jane Nelsen teaches readers four principles that will help them to stop being a slave to their thought system in order to access wisdom from the heart and from the soul. The four basic and easily applied principles from Serenity: 1. Free yourself from the filters of your thought system. 2. Understand how feelings can act as a personal compass. 3. Improve relationships by understanding and respecting differences. 4. Learn how to overcome depression, anger, or any negative feeling. The chronic stress of modern life often interferes with enjoying the happiness that comes with peace of mind. Joy is needlessly missing from too many lives and from too many relationships. Serenity provides many tools to help readers discover innate feelings of joy, compassion, gratitude, wisdom, and love so they can live more fully every day.

From Stress To Serenity

Author : Angus Jenkinson
ISBN : 1855841576
Genre : Religion
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The sense of being under stress is as much to do with our response to events as the events themselves. Symptoms of stress can be seen as a form of advice, helping us to grow as individuals and develop inner resources needed to meet the inevitable challenges of twenty-first century life. These resources include courage and compassion, freedom and self-determination, clear thinking, positivity and love. Thus equipped, we may approach the adventure of life with serenity, in turn creating less stress for other people.

Lessons From Sedona A Spiritual Pathway To Serenity And Contentment

Author : Lewis Tagliaferre
ISBN : 9781450215640
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Based upon the works of some of the worlds greatest thinkers, Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment by author Lewis Tagliaferre, builds on the success of his first volume, Voices of Sedona. This new, comprehensive collection of essays is designed to teach the fundamental principles of Theofatalismthe belief that God runs everything in the universe from the smallest subatomic particle to the largest interstellar galaxy. The essays link the five principles developed in Voices of Sedona to contemporary issues in society and personal living including politics, science, religion, aging, history, and economics. Useful for both self-study and as lesson guides to be used in organized discussion groups, the essays show the world as it really is from many different perspectives. A comprehensive and formidable source on metaphysics and spirituality, Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment provides a plethora of information for those interested in growing, changing, and transcending the limiting constrictions of consensus beliefs. It communicates humankinds unique place in time and space and their special role in the giant jigsaw puzzle of life.

Sobering Wisdom

Author : Jerome A. Miller
ISBN : 9780813936543
Genre : Religion
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Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Step program now provides life direction for the millions of people worldwide who are recovering from addiction and undergoing profound personal transformation. Yet thus far it has received surprisingly little attention from philosophers, despite the fact that, like philosophy, the program addresses all-important questions regarding how we ought to live. In Sobering Wisdom, Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants offer a unique approach to the Twelve Step program by exploring its spirituality from a philosophical point of view. Drawing on a variety of thinkers from Aristotle to William James and from Nietzsche to Foucault, as well as a diverse range of philosophical perspectives including naturalism, Buddhism, existentialism, Confucianism, pragmatism, and phenomenology, the contributors to this volume address such questions as the relation of personal responsibility to an acknowledgment of powerlessness, the existence of a "higher power," and the role of virtue in recovery. Ranging in tone from deeply scholarly to intensely personal, their essays are written in an accessible way for a broad audience that includes not only philosophers, theologians, and psychologists but also spiritual directors, health professionals, and addiction counselors. Perhaps most important, the book is also conceived for those involved in Twelve Step programs whose lives are being transformed by the experience.

Read Two Books And Let S Talk Next Week

Author : Janice Maidman Joshua
ISBN : UOM:39015050194748
Genre : Psychology
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A complete guide to more than 300 of the best reading resources for use in your practice Bibliotherapy can be a valuable adjunct to virtually any psychotherapeutic approach. Recommending books that focus on your clients’ core problem issues helps them see that they are not alone in their suffering. It also may help them more rapidly gain insight and a more realistic sense of control regarding their situation. And, by extending the therapeutic process beyond the therapist’s office, bibliotherapy functions as a valuable cost-containment strategy. But, with thousands of self-help titles to choose from, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff and find the best match between client and book? Read Two Books and Let’s Talk Next Week provides you with the detailed information you’ll need to confidently navigate the vast, ever-growing sea of self-help literature. Organized by nineteen major presenting problems, it features reviews of more than 300 of the best self-help books published over the past thirty years. Each summary includes: A concise synopsis detailing the book’s main subject area and its author’s approach A description of the three major client groups for whom the book is appropriate Five main therapeutic insights readers may gain by reading the book Complete publishing information to facilitate easy access

Katherine Douglas; Or Principle Developed Illustrated By Birket Foster

Author : S. Selby COPPARD
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Politics With Principle

Author : Michael J. Kerrigan
ISBN : 9781604944488
Genre : Education
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"Politics with Principle: Ten Characters with Character" validates the belief that it is possible for public servants to achieve success in the political arena without lying, cheating, or stealing along the way. It is the author's hope that this book will deepen the reader's appreciation for all in political life who conduct themselves honorably as well as encourage future aspirants of good character to consider public service. This book shows a rising generation the extent to which their own future will depend on the character traits they build in the present. By studying the exemplary characters showcased within, students of politics will be able to imitate their virtuous habits of life, thought, and action. About the Author Michael J. Kerrigan has forty-two years of Washington lobbying and business consulting experience, working closely with the government, political, corporate, and technology sectors. He is the founder and principal of Kerrigan & Associates, Inc., a Washington-based management consulting and lobbying firm. Mr. Kerrigan has been a teacher, coach, congressional campaign manager, and guest lecturer. He has served as an international political liaison to the Vatican for a conference on disabilities and as a U.S. observer, investigating the war-torn regions of Northern Ireland, Latin America, and the Middle East. He also served as an ACYPL delegate to Ireland and to the Federal Republic of Germany. Praise for "Politics with Principle" Michael is a valued friend, and I respect his knowledge and understanding of our complicated political environment. In a time of much cynicism, this book examines those who represent the best of what makes our political system work and underscores that good character is good politics. From my more than fifty-five years in the public relations business, I couldn't agree more. --"Howard J. Rubenstein, Public Relations Executive, New York, NY" Today public cynicism about government officials is very high. Michael Kerrigan's well-done analysis of several people who have served with distinction reminds us that public service remains our highest calling and that it can and should be done well. --"Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Schools, New York, NY" Michael Kerrigan is a highly principled and deeply religious man. In "Politics with Principle: Ten Characters with Character," he finds these same qualities in ten of his "pals in politics." Because his probing questions are directed to close friends, the reader will discover, in their verbatim responses, some interesting nuggets about public figures that would never be found in a "Who's Who." --"Charles S. Robb, former Governor and United States Senator, Virginia" I have known Mike for many years, both socially and professionally. His insight into how government works and the people that make it work are the best in Washington. I know many of the characters in his book and share his assessments of their characters and abilities. The book will be a refreshing read at a time when the American people are questioning our political institutions and its leaders. --"Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., Esq., Patton Boggs LLP, Washington, D.C."

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