The Dark Threads

Author: Jean Davison

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 1908917628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 361

View: 6552

Teenage life in the swinging sixties, hanging out in coffee bars talking fashion and pop music, who could wish for more? But in August 1968, growing pains started to kick hard for 18-year-old office worker Jean Davison and adolescent idealism quickly turns to angst and emptiness. With her home life in chaos, Jean turns to a psychiatrist hoping for a sensible adult to talk to. That’s where her problems really begin: a week’s voluntary psychiatric rest is the start of one long nightmare of drugs, electric shock treatment and abuse which turn her into a zombie. Losing five years of her young life to the mental health system, Jean finally finds the courage to say “no” to drugs and turns her life around, finds love and returns to the mental health service as a worker. Balancing quotes from case number 10826, her actual case notes which reveal a diagnosis of chronic schizophrenia, with her own account of interviews with doctors, this memoir raises disturbing questions on the treatment of psychiatric patients, which are still relevant today Jean Davison, was born in 1950 into a working class family in Yorkshire She left school at 15 to work in a factory. After leaving the psychiatric system she returned to education to study for GCEs. She has worked as a secretary for the NSPCC and within the health service. In 1979 she met Ian who she later married. She later graduated from university with a first-class degree in literature and psychology. Still living in Yorkshire with Ian, she now works in mental health. The Dark Threads is her first book.

Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood

The Dark Thread

Author: Linda Skogrand,John DeFrain,Nikki DeFrain,Jean Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136863451

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

View: 1554

A powerful guide to transcending childhood trauma—from the people who’ve done it It’s like a dark thread woven through a piece of cloth: You can’t pull it out without unraveling the whole thing. And it shows up here and there among all the other threads. Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood: The Dark Thread weaves together 90 stories of survival to create a silver lining of hope for those struggling to heal from childhood trauma. This unique book documents the endless challenges facing children and adults who have been subjected to physical, emotional, and psychological abuse, and examines the proactive coping strategies that have made their recoveries a success. Each poignant story reveals an amazing capacity for growth and an ability to adapt emotionally that offers a positive spirit to others suffering abuse. Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood: The Dark Thread examines how 90 people who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse have been able to rise above the suffering to not only endure, but prevail. In their own words, trauma survivors discuss what happened to them as children and the process they went through to become healthy, happy adults. Their stories are heartfelt, heartbreaking, and sometimes surprising in the variety of traumatic experiences, the intensity of the stress, and the number of people who were forced to deal with multiple issues in childhood, including sexual and physical abuse, alcoholism, neglect, and violence. The stories told in Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood: The Dark Thread explore: when the trauma began common feelings associated with trauma therapy and support groups getting married escaping abuse the role of religion and spirituality significant people who provided help types of homes where abuse occurred the positive effects of surviving trauma school life patterns of survival and much more Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood: The Dark Thread also includes a list of resources that might be helpful to those in the process of transcending trauma and a self-study guide for developing a deeper understanding of the healing process.

Dark Threads the Weaver Needs

Author: Herbert Lockyer

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1629110361

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 3392

Making Sense of Pain and Suffering “When the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly, then the Weaver will explain why the dark threads were as needful as the threads of gold and silver. As the skies continue dark and overcast, and shades of night obscure the light, may grace be ours ever to remember that the God who cannot err is able to make us perfect through suffering.” —Herbert Lockyer, Dark Threads the Weaver Needs Suffering is an age-old question that has puzzled the people of God since time began. After all, if our God is both a loving and an all-powerful Being, why does He allow such pain and suffering in the world? At the age of eighty-two, legendary Bible scholar Dr. Herbert Lockyer set out to answer this question. As he watched his wife of sixty-six years slowly fade from loving spouse to an incapacitated person who needed his constant care, he looked upon her afflicted, helpless form and asked, O my God, why? In this outstanding work, Lockyer does not present ideas on how to cope with suffering but rather teaches how to pass through it, removing self-pity and using personal trials as a springboard to help others. In the midst of his darkest hour, Lockyer examines the problem of human suffering in light of God’s love and His eternal plan.


Wilkie Collins and the Dark Threads of Life

Author: Mariaconcetta Costantini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788854826137

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

View: 5085

Der Zauber des Brettchenwebens

Bildmuster aus dem Orient und 25 Muster in Schnurtechnik

Author: Otfried Staudigel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3831113130

Category: Card weaving

Page: 250

View: 1613

Embroidered Effects

Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching

Author: Jenny Hart

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811879003

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 5422

Now in ebook for the first time ever! Embroidery empress Jenny Hart taught her legion of fans the basics with the best-selling Stitch-It Kit and Sublime Stitching. Now, for the first time ever in digital format, she takes stitchers one step further with instructions and diagrams for more than 35 stitches. This very special ebook includes the text from the print version, plus instructions for how to print the patterns and iron-on transfers. With lots of project photos for guidance, even beginners can learn how to stitch faux tattoos on their shirt sleeves, cheeky fan dancers on their shower curtains, and many more fun projects.

The Shock of Night (The Darkwater Saga Book #1)

Author: Patrick W. Carr

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441265465

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4549

Patrick Carr Launches a New Suspense-filled Fantasy Epic When one man is brutally murdered and the priest he works for mortally wounded on the streets of Bunard, Willet Dura is called to investigate. Yet the clues to the crime lead to contradictions and questions without answers. As Willet begins to question the dying priest, the man pulls Willet close and screams in a foreign tongue. Then he dies without another word. Willet returns to the city, no closer to answers than before, but his senses are skewed. People he touches appear to have a subtle shift, a twist seen at the edge of his vision, and it's as though he can see their deepest thoughts. In a world divided between haves and have-nots, gifted and common, Willet soon learns he's been passed the rarest gift of all: a gift that's not supposed to exist. Now Willet must pursue the murderer still on the loose in Bunard even as he's pulled into a much more dangerous and epic conflict that threatens not only his city, but his entire world--a conflict that will force him to come to terms with his own tortured past if he wants to survive.

Using Stories, Art, and Play in Trauma-Informed Treatment

Case Examples and Applications Across the Lifespan

Author: Pat Pernicano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351005286

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 9222

This book shows new and experienced therapists how to use meaningful therapeutic material in art, stories and play to facilitate shifts in outlook and behavior. Using a wide variety of case studies, Dr. Pernicano lays out a framework for problem clarification, conceptualization, trauma-informed intervention, and positive therapeutic outcome with clients across the lifespan. Case examples include working with clients suffering from dissociation, depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, adjustment to life change, grief and loss, and/or panic attacks. Replete with client-generated illustrations as well as practical tips and strategies, Using, Art, Stories, and Play in Trauma-Informed Treatment teaches therapists how to think conceptually, plan systemically and intervene flexibly to improve treatment outcomes for diverse clients.

How to Receive From God

Author: Bishop Joseph L. Price

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483639983

Category: Religion

Page: 69

View: 3278

I am writing this book to encourage you that no matter where you are, at this point in your life, you can still Dream Again!! And attain the desires of your heart. God words that is conceived in your heart being formed by your tongue and spoken out of your mouth, can become a reality (Prov 18:21). Death and life is in the power of your tongue! (Prov 23:7) say as a man thinketh in his heart so is he. So with this book, you can realize that the power lies within you. How to receive from God!

Spiritual Development the Hard Way

Author: Michael Maher


ISBN: 0980837006

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 9762

Spiritual Development the Hard Way carves a pragmatic map for those who seek answers to the oldest questions of humanity. Beginning with the basic foundations of our condition, which cause any intelligent person a sense of entrapment, it explains the mechanisms, the process, and the landscape of escape from this entrapment. Using both new and ancient methods and concepts, it presents countless insights into all aspects of this journey to freedom. The primary focus of this book is on a comprehensive, practical array of techniques to employ in every aspect of life, offering creative and visionary guidance with glimpses of the final purpose of spiritual attainment.

Banishing the Dark

Author: Jenn Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451695128

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3463

In Book Four of the beloved urban fantasy series Romantic Times calls one “for your keeper shelf,” the ultimate mother-daughter fight is about to go down. Complicated does not begin to describe Arcadia Bell’s life right now: unnatural magical power, another brush with death, and a murderous mother who’s not only overbearing but determined to take permanent possession of Cady’s body. Forced to delve deep into the mystery surrounding her own birth, she must uncover which evil spell her parents cast during her conception…and how to reverse it. Fast. As Cady and her lover Lon embark on a dangerous journey through her magical past, Lon’s teenage son Jupe sneaks off for his own investigation. Each family secret they uncover is darker than the last, and Cady, who has worn many identities—Moonchild, mage, fugitive—is about to add one more to the list.

Letters to a Young Pastor

Author: Calvin Miller

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781407656

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1224

Calvin Miller has long been one of the most creative voices in the church. As a best-selling author and poet he has enabled believers to flourish. As a pastor and educator he has equipped countless thousands to know and serve God more fully. And he’s got the battle scars to prove it. Having survived these tumultuous decades, Dr. Miller now shares his well-earned wisdom with the next generation of pastors—including you, or someone you know. Miller acknowledges much has changed over his years of ministry, as we’ve moved from switchboards to smartphones and from big-haired evangelists to cigar-smoking emergents. But two truths remain the same: God is love and people are broken. In this honest, engaging, and humorous collection of letters, he encourages you to fight the good fight, stay the course, and keep your eye on the Author and Finisher of the faith … to serve well every Sunday so you’ll never feel the urge to resign on Monday.

ABC of Leather Bookbinding

An Illustrated Manual on Traditional Bookbinding

Author: Edward R. Lhotka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584560265

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 141

View: 3892

The author, Edward R. Lhotka, shares the leather bookbinding techniques he learned and perfected during his forty-eight years at the R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company's "Extra Bindery" in Chicago. For twelve of these years (1924-1935) Lhotka was an apprentice and journeyman under the tutelage of the master bookbinder, Alfred de Sauty.

A Handbook of Weaves

Author: Gustaf Hermann Oelsner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486231693

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 402

View: 4566

Lucid text and 1,875 illustrations offer a thorough survey of the field, from simple draft and plain weaves to more complicated fancy weaves. Coverage includes irregular, double-stitched, and filling satins; basket and rib weaves; steep, undulating, broken, offset, corkscrew, interlocking, herringbone, and fancy twills; honeycomb and lace weaves; and hundreds more.

Of Wind and Winter

Author: Danyelle Leafty

Publisher: Curious Leaf Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 407

When Aneira awakens to find she has been sprited away into the night by none other than the dread witch Baba Yaga, she is faced with a choice: help Baba Yaga find her sisters' magical skins and Aneira can go home to her family or refuse to help and lose her mother and sisters forever. The task is simple. She just has to steal the Lord of Winter’s heart by lulling him to sleep with the Harp of the Seven Winds. Once she has it, all Aneira has to do is lock it in a magic jar Baba Yaga gives her. After that, she’s free to go home. The only way to obtain the harp, however, is to succeed at the three tasks set forth by the winds themselves—winds that are bent on protecting the harp from mortal hands at all costs. But stealing the Lord of Winter’s heart turns out to be more complicated than Aneira realized, and she must decide whether returning to her family is worth the price of the world losing Winter forever. Key Words: fairy tales, fairy tale, the snow queen, series, middle grade, children's, fantasy, magic, baba yaga, the north wind, quests, high fantasy Key Words: fairy tale retelling, fairy tale, fantasy, magic, high fantasy, epic fantasy, baba yaga, the snow queen, ya fantasy, fairy tale series, tales of the snow queen, fantasy series

Putting the Pieces Back Together

How Real Life and Real Faith Connect

Author: Mel Lawrenz

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310297990

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9808

Ideal for small groups and classes as well as personal use. Includes questions for discussion and reflection.Discover the grand pattern of God’s intention and purpose for your life If you feel that your life is a pile of puzzle pieces and you don’t know where to begin, Putting the Pieces Back Together can help you discover God’s pattern for integrity, wholeness, and reconciliation. You’ll gain a richer understanding of the Christian faith and how God can help you put the pieces together into a coherent pattern. With biblical insight, inspiring stories of real people, and thoughtful questions for discussion, this guide takes you on a journey through the major themes of Christian belief as they intersect with real-life issues. Putting the Pieces Back Together will help you build a solid foundation of faith that nothing can ever shake or destroy.

What You Need to Know About Spiritual Growth in 12 Lessons

The What You Need To Know Study Guide Series

Author: Max Anders

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418589535

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1546

Learn the ways God wants us to grow as Christians and how to cooperate with Him through the disciplines of grace. Spiritual Growth shows you how to grow and the many resources God provides to nurture you.

The Dark Between the Stars

The Saga of Shadows, Book One

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466856564

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 5983

Twenty years after the elemental conflict that nearly tore apart the cosmos in The Saga of Seven Suns, a new threat emerges from the darkness. The human race must set aside its own inner conflicts to rebuild their alliance with the Ildiran Empire for the survival of the galaxy. In Kevin J. Anderson's The Dark Between the Stars, galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and factions of humanity are pitted against each other. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale seven years in the making. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Night of the Living Thread

Author: Janet Bolin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623772

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3574

Zombies, killer dresses, and ancient curses prove that Halloween in Threadville can be sew spooky… It’s early October, and hordes of visitors have descended on the tiny, celebrated village of Threadville, Pennsylvania, to attend a Halloween crafts fair, a zombie retreat, and the wedding of Edna Battersby—dear friend to Willow Vanderling, owner of the chic machine embroidery boutique, In Stitches. As a friendly prank for Edna’s wedding, Willow and the rest of the Threadville gang have fashioned an overly extravagant hoopskirt, complete with lights and music. But in a bizarre turn of events, the garish gown is implicated in a mysterious lakeside murder. Now Willow must follow a trail of glow-in-the-dark thread, delve into ancient Egyptian curses, and creep through a haunted graveyard to unearth a killer—before she becomes the next fashion victim…