Allies in Healing

Allies in Healing

Author: Laura Davis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060968830

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 372

View: 744

"But what about me?" "Is it possible to go one day without dealing with the survivor's issues?" "Will we ever make love again?" "Will the survivor love me in the end?" "How do I know if I should throw in the towel?" Based on in-depth interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners -- girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers -- trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs along the way. She shows couples how to deepen compassion, improve communication, and develop an understanding of healing as a shared activity. Addressing partners' most important questions, Allies in Healing covers: The Basics -- answers common questions about sexual abuse. Allies in Healing -- introduces key concepts of working and growing together. My Needs and Feelings -- teaches partners to recognize, value, and express their own needs. Dealing with Crisis -- includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression, and hopelessness. Intimacy and Communication -- offers practical advice on dealing with distancing, control, trust, and fighting. Sex -- provides guidelines for coping with flashbacks, lack of desire, differences in sexual needs, and frustration. Family lssues -- suggests a range of ideas for interacting with the survivor's family. Partners' Stories -- explores the struggles, triumphs, and courage of eight partners.

Healing from Depression

Healing from Depression

Author: Douglas Bloch

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892545964

Category: Psychology

Page: 444

View: 686

In Healing from Depression, Douglas Bloch shares his struggle to stay alive amidst overwhelming despair and out-of-control anxiety attacks, and explains how the power of prayer and other holistic approaches ultimately led to his recovery. As one of the millions of Americans who suffer from depression, Bloch could not be helped by so-called “miracle” drugs. Therefore, he had to seek out conventional and alternative non-drug methods of healing. The result is a 12-week program that combines his inspirational story with a comprehensive manual on how to diagnose and treat depression, offering new hope and practical strategies to everyone who suffers from this debilitating condition. Complete with worksheets and goal sheets to customize individual plans, Healing from Depression is an accessible self-guided program for managing and recovering from depression. Acclaimed as a “life-line to healing,” this important book stresses the importance of social support, on going self-care activities like relaxation, nutrition, exercise, prayer, meditation, support groups, therapy and keeping a daily mood diary and gratitude journal.

Healing the Unimaginable

Healing the Unimaginable

Author: Alison Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429914461

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 649

Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control is a practical, task-oriented, instructional manual designed to help therapists provide effective treatment for survivors of these most extreme forms of child abuse and mental manipulation.

Stories of Racial Healing

Stories of Racial Healing

Author: Tovi Scruggs-Hussein

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781735234304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 102

View: 874

A Tool for how Autobiographies can Heal us in Work and in Life DESCRIPTION: This e-book serves as an entry point for building a deeper awareness and connection for the adults in school communities so that they may begin the inner work necessary to then heal our schools. When done well, the work toward racial healing and allyship takes several months; this is a powerful way to start. Only when we do the work ourselves can we then do the work with our students.

The Word and Power Church

The Word and Power Church

Author: Douglas Banister

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310865605

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 307

You don't have to head overseas to find a war. In the church, the rhetorical cross-fire between evangelical and "spirit-filled" Christians over the past hundred years has been withering. "No scriptural foundations," is the charge evangelicals have leveled at the charismatics. "No spiritual power," the latter have countered. The boundaries are clear. The positions are taken -- and guarded. Either you're a Word person or a Power person. Today, though, such black-and-white, either-or thinking is giving way to the liberty and promise of a Word and Power church. Pastor Doug Banister shows why we cannot afford to settle for less. It's time to bury our differences -- which are largely artificial -- and discover the incredible potential that arises when evangelicals combine their strengths with Pentecostals and charismatics. Taking a long, careful, and honest look at the Scriptures, at church history, and at the state of the church and the world today, Pastor Banister reveals why Pentecostalism and evangelicalism need each other. Each tradition possesses strengths that are essential to a balanced, life-changing faith. The Word and Power Church shows how these "two mighty rivers" add to, rather than subtract from, each other. At the cusp of a new millennium, they are in fact merging into one river. Word and Power churches may experiences turbulence where the waters meet, but they teem with life, hope, faith, and power to reach a desperate world with the Gospel. Filled with personal anecdotes, this fascinating, thought-provoking, and candid book supplies the why-tos and how-tos of a Word-and-Power approach. What you won't find is preferential treatment of one view over another. What you will find are thoughtful biblical insights that will challenge you and inspire you. And you'll discover practical guidance for charting your own course -- whether as an individual or as a church -- toward a faith that embraces the truth of the Word and the power of the Spirit. As a solidly evangelical seminary graduate and pastor, Banister admits to having disdained charismatics. That is, until meticulous study of God’s Word convinced him that miraculous gifts of tongues, healing, and prophecy are indeed valid for today. As he details his “journey beyond categories,” Banister explores the reasons for the age-old rift between the two camps and the ways in which healing is taking place in new “Word and Power” churches all over America. When evangelicals and charismatics bring together the best from each tradition, he has discovered that the result is a strong, unified body. Word and Power churches affirm the authority of Scripture and encourage the propheticembrace of those who pray in a spiritual language, pursue obedience to Christ, edify the believer and evangelize the seeker, heal the sick and comfort the suffering. The Word and Power Church will speak to Christians everywhere who want to walk in both the integrity of Scripture and the power of the Holy Spirit.

PTSD Self Help

PTSD Self Help

Author: A. E. Huppert

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460232309

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 811

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder doesn’t have to be a lifetime sentence . . . mere survival is optional. Have you: • Lost someone you know to suicide, war, or natural disaster? • Experienced something you just can’t ‘get over’? • Tried counseling, talk therapy or support groups without success? Need help: • Explaining PTSD to others? • Getting your spouse/family on board? • Understanding what’s happening & why? For the first time, A.E. Huppert, co-founder of 343 Soulutions, reveals details about why she struggled for 30 years as a PTSD survivor, the three years it took to find freedom, and what it’s like to savor living 100% symptom free for almost nine years. She’s helped hundreds of people discover their passion and change their lives through her life coaching business. Today, she brings it all together to help you find a personal pathway to healing PTSD. Now, it’s your turn. Is it possible to walk away from PTSD forever? The answer just might surprise you. PTSD Self Help: Transforming Survival into a Life Worth Living is an entirely new approach, a life-changing “wellness system” that will guide you through: • Workable, empowering tools • How to hire a counselor • Easy-to-follow suggestions • Practical activities for healing • An Emergency Plan of Action • How to create a Healing Team • Low/no cost DIY alternatives • And so much more! PTSD Self Help: Transforming Survival into a Life Worth Living is a revolutionary approach to building mental health and a powerful program for self-discovery as well. Here is a unique guidebook designed to take you from suffering skeptic to enlightened champion by fully integrating these life-changing lessons. You’ll find insider tips, practical do-it-yourself exercises, behind-the-diagnosis explanations and a narrative account of the author’s own personal transformative experience. However, the lessons here are not just about healing from PTSD - they are about becoming fearless, demonstrating what it means to be an enlightened survivor, and living an examined life with confidence. Whether your goal is complete healing from PTSD or understanding how it impacts someone you care about, there’s never been a better time to achieve wholeness. Would you like to know the secrets to walking away from PTSD forever? Let PTSD Self Help: Transforming Survival into a Life Worth Living show you the way.

Pure Magic

Pure Magic

Author: Judika Illes

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633412408

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 322

View: 579

“Brims with magic that is accessible to everyone; magic that works regardless of one’s level of experience or background.”—Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch Pure Magic is one of those rare works of modern-day witchcraft that has already become a classic. First published twenty-years ago, the book has become an essential resource for beginners and experienced devotees of the magical arts. Written by one of today’s most trusted and beloved teachers and writers on magic and witchcraft, Pure Magic offers: an introduction to the essentials of magic, a complete glossary of psychic and magical terminology, a primer on the four elements, a survey of magical supplies (including minerals and botanicals), and a compendium of spells for any situation. Also included is guidance on how and where to practice magic; how to rightly use words of power; and how to cleanse, protect, and enhance your magical self. This new Weiser Classics edition includes a foreword by Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch and a new preface by the author. This book was previously published as The Big Book of Practical Spells.

Plant Spirit Healing

Plant Spirit Healing

Author: Pam Montgomery

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781591430773

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 252

View: 787

Herbalist Pam Montgomery’s triple spiral path--working through the heart to connect with the soul and gain access to the spirit--is a hands-on approach to partnering with plant spirits that promotes a profound healing, one that moves beyond mere symptomatic treatment into aligning us with the vast web of nature.

Plants, Health and Healing

Plants, Health and Healing

Author: Elisabeth Hsu

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857456335

Category: Nature

Page: 328

View: 534

Plants have cultural histories, as their applications change over time and with place. Some plant species have affected human cultures in profound ways, such as the stimulants tea and coffee from the Old World, or coca and quinine from South America. Even though medicinal plants have always attracted considerable attention, there is surprisingly little research on the interface of ethnobotany and medical anthropology. This volume, which brings together (ethno-)botanists, medical anthropologists and a clinician, makes an important contribution towards filling this gap. It emphasises that plant knowledge arises situationally as an intrinsic part of social relationships, that herbs need to be enticed if not seduced by the healers who work with them, that herbal remedies are cultural artefacts, and that bioprospecting and medicinal plant discovery can be viewed as the epitome of a long history of borrowing, stealing and exchanging plants.

Angelic Healing

Angelic Healing

Author: Eileen Elias Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759520332

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 694

People are really hurting today -- not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and in their relationships. All of us need healing. Maybe we have an addiction we're trying to break. Maybe there's no happiness or love in our lives. Maybe the hurt is from being lonely, even in the midst of family, job, or social gatherings. And when we need healing, we often hurt those around us. We strike out at the environment until it, too, is hurting. The angels, our unseen companions and guardians, can help us heal. In fact, from New York to California, angels are doing just that. People are telling stories of being healed of everything from serious illness to addictions to bad relationships, simply by calling on angels for their help. "Angelic Healing" will reveal the lessons of history, while offering stories of angelic healing today -- moving tales of people for whom being touched by angels has meant major healing in their lives and the lives of those around them. "Angelic Healing" also shows you how to tap into your angelic resources to bring about healing in your own life and empower you to be all you were meant to be. Bri