Writing as a Way of Healing

How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives

Author: Louise A. DeSalvo

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807072431

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

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Highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo offers the first detailed writing program designed for healing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to overcome the emotional and physical wounds that arn an inevitable part of life. She culls journals, diaries, letters, and works of dozens of famouns writers and students of the craft to illustrate how people "change physically and psychologically when they work on projects that grow from a deep, authentic place." With insight and with, she illuminates how the writing process has transformed authors such as Virginia Woolf, Henry Miller, Audre Lorde, and Isabel Allende. WRITING AS A WAY OF HEALING gives valuable advice and practical techniques to guide and inpsire both experienced and beginning writers.

Der Körper vergißt nicht

Gehirn, Geist & Körper bei der Heilung von Traumata

Author: Bessel van der Kolk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783944476131

Category:

Page: 480

View: 5095

Riting Myth, Mythic Writing

Plotting Your Personal Story

Author: Dennis Patrick Slattery

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 1926715772

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

View: 350

Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story is a both a theoretical as well as interactive book on the nature of personal myth. Its intention is to offer participants who wish to explore further the terms and structure of their personal myth over 80 writing meditations that are spread throughout 9 chapters in order to guide the readers-writers on a pilgrimage into the deepest layers of their personal myth.

Verletzlichkeit macht stark

Wie wir unsere Schutzmechanismen aufgeben und innerlich reich werden

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641106788

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 9519

Selbstliebe statt Perfektionismus In einer Welt, in der die Furcht zu versagen zur zweiten Natur geworden ist, erscheint Verletzlichkeit als gefährlich. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Die renommierte Psychologin Brené Brown zeigt, dass Verletzlichkeit der Ort ist, wo Liebe, Zugehörigkeit, Freude und Kreativität entstehen. Unter ihrer behutsamen Anleitung erforschen wir unsere Ängste und entwickeln eine machtvolle neue Vision, die uns ermutigt, Großes zu wagen.

Das tibetische Buch vom Leben und vom Sterben

Ein Schlüssel zum tieferen Verständnis von Leben und Tod

Author: Sogyal Rinpoche

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426413523

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 8148

Der tibetische Meditationsmeister Sogyal Rinpoche führt uns an eine Lebenspraxis heran, durch die der Tod seinen Schrecken verliert und der Alltag an Freude gewinnt. Seine zeitgemäße Auslegung der buddhistischen Lehren des berühmten »Tibetischen Totenbuchs« hat weltweit einen maßgeblichen Rang erlangt. Sie ist zu einer unentbehrlichen Hilfe in der Krankenbetreuung und Sterbebegleitung geworden. Doch jeder Mensch kann durch dieses Buch nicht nur »die Kunst zu sterben«, sondern auch die »zu leben« lernen. Beide sind nach tibetischer Auffassung nur die zwei Seiten einer Medaille.

Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha

Heilende Wege zu Selbstakzeptanz und Lebensfreude

Author: Tara Brach

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426452251

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 3591

Wie lernt man, sich so anzunehmen, wie man ist? Wie stärkt man sein Selbstwertgefühl? Tara Brach führt den Leser auf den Weg des inneren Friedens, der zeigt, wie man im eigenen Herzen Zuflucht finden kann. Die berühmte Lehrerin gibt genaue Anleitungen zu Meditation und Reflexion, so dass jeder zu einem positiven Verhältnis zu sich selbst finden kann. »Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha lädt uns ein, uns mit all unserem Schmerz, unseren Ängsten und Sorgen selbst zu umarmen und mit leichtem, doch festem Schritt den Pfad des Verständnisses und Mitgefühls zu gehen.« Thich Nhat Hanh

The Art of Slow Writing

Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity

Author: Louise DeSalvo

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466851988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 7897

In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time. She writes in the same supportive manner that encourages her students, using the slow writing process to help them explore the complexities of craft. The Art of Slow Writing is the antidote to self-help books that preach the idea of fast-writing, finishing a novel a year, and quick revisions. DeSalvo makes a case that more mature writing often develops over a longer period of time and offers tips and techniques to train the creative process in this new experience. DeSalvo describes the work habits of successful writers (among them, Nobel Prize laureates) so that readers can use the information provided to develop their identity as writers and transform their writing lives. It includes anecdotes from classic American and international writers such as John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence as well as contemporary authors such as Michael Chabon, Junot Diaz, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ian McEwan, and Salman Rushdie. DeSalvo skillfully and gently guides writers to not only start their work, but immerse themselves fully in the process and create texts they will treasure.

Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Abuse Issues

Author: Joan F. Kaywell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313307157

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

View: 8218

Offers statistics, case studies and reseach findings on emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of teenagers and provides literary and professional perspectives for each selected work of fiction, along with applications for using the stories in a hypothetical therapy setting.

Not Without God

A Story of Survival

Author: Zina Hermez

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630471283

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 341

Zina Hermez was just sixteen years old when she suffered a spinal-cord-injury after being hit by a car while crossing the street on her way to school. When health professionals predicted she would never walk again, she looked to God and her faith. “Not Without God: A Story of Survival” is about how one woman survived a devastating injury, learned to walk again despite all odds, and finally became a professional teacher. In a world where people with disabilities can start to feel invisible, she overcame her challenges. This book offers hope, insight, and ways to heal not just for people with disabilities, but for anyone facing adversity in their life.

Vertigo

A Memoir

Author: Louise DeSalvo

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558617779

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 2445

Born to immigrant parents during World War II and coming of age during the 1950s, DeSalvo finds herself rebelling against a script written by parental and societal expectations. In her revealing family memoir, DeSalvo sifts through painful memories to give voice to all that remained unspoken and unresolved in her life: a mother's psychotic depression, a father's rage and violent rigidity, a sister's early depression and eventual suicide, and emerging memories of childhood incest. At times humorous and often brutally candid, DeSalvo also delves through the more recent conflicts posed by marriage, motherhood, and the crisis that started her on the path of her life's work: becoming a writer in order to excavate the meaning of her life and community.In Vertigo, Louise DeSalvo paints a striking picture of the easy freedom of the husband and fatherless world of working-class Hoboken, New Jersey, the neighborhood of her early childhood, where mothers and children had an unaccustomed say in the running of their lives while men were off defending their country, but were jolted back into submission when World War II ended. Hoboken was not a place where girls were encouraged to develop their minds, or their independent spirits, yet it is that tenement-dotted city with its pulse and energy, wonderful Italian pastry, and sidewalk roller-skating contests, and not suburban Ridgefield, where the family moves when Louise is seven, that claims Louises heart.Written with an honesty that is as rare as it is unsettling, Vertigo also speaks to broader truths about the impact of ethnicity, class, and gender in American life. Offering inspiration and a healthy dose of subversion, this personal story of a writers life is also a study of the alchemy between lived experience and creativity, and the life-transforming possibilities of this process.

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140649

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: N.A

View: 9723

Presents articles on feminist literature, including significant authors, themes and history.

Flexible Learning in an Information Society

Author: Badrul Huda Khan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599043270

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 7245

"This book uses a flexible learning framework to explain the best ways of creating a meaningful learning environment. This framework consists of eight factors - institutional, management, technological, pedagogical, ethical, interface design, resource support, and evaluation;a systematic understanding of these factors creates successful flexible learning environments"--Provided by publisher.

Laufen lernt man nur durch Hinfallen

Wie wir zu echter innerer Stärke finden

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641197120

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 3275

Wahre innere Stärke erwächst nicht aus Siegen, sondern aus Niederlagen: Gerade zu straucheln und hinzufallen, birgt die Chance für inneres Wachstum und weist uns den Weg zu Weisheit, Hoffnung und einem tieferen Lebenssinn. Die US-amerikanische Starpsychologin Brené Brown erforscht seit vielen Jahren die Gesetzmäßigkeiten innerer Stärke. Anschaulich und anhand vieler Beispiele beschreibt sie den Entwicklungsprozess, der uns in Krisenzeiten positiv formt: Wir lernen, mit Scham umzugehen. Uns trotz widriger Umstände als wertvoll zu empfinden. Gehen das Wagnis ein, uns in unserer Verletzlichkeit zu zeigen. Entwickeln den Mut, uns über die eigenen Grenzen hinauszuwagen und unser Leben aktiv zu gestalten – und sind schließlich stärker als je zuvor.

The Heart Speaks

A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

Author: Mimi Guarneri

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743273125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

View: 9557

An evaluation of the multi-faceted role of the heart considers its representation of human emotions and spirituality as well as its essential role in the perpetuation of life, drawing on recent studies to reveal that the human heart has its own intelligence and memory and operates independently from the brain. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

The Emotional Toolkit

Seven Power-Skills to Nail Your Bad Feelings

Author: Darlene Mininni

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429907223

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 2808

Have you ever been stuck in a bad mood? Are you often helpless to stop your mind's negative thinking? Can you find peace when you're feeling overwhelmed? Imagine what life would be like if you had an emotional toolkit. When confused or upset, you'd have powerful tools at your fingertips to help you understand your emotions and master your troubling feelings. With The Emotional Toolkit, help has arrived. Meticulously researched, The Emotional Toolkit is a remarkable guide based on a highly successful course Dr. Darlene Mininni developed and taught to undergraduate women at UCLA. Now she's offering this essential information to women of all ages. Written with warmth and intelligence, Dr. Mininni teaches you the messages your emotions are trying to send you. She offers seven concrete, easy-to-follow "power-tools" scientifically proven to boost your emotional well-being. With an emotional toolkit, you will harness the power of your mind and body to reduce your distress. Scientists confirm that women using the strategies from The Emotional Toolkit have less anxiety and sadness and are happier and more optimistic than before. And you can be, too. Filled with helpful tips, quizzes, resources and insightful case studies, The Emotional Toolkit is an inspiring lesson on how to take charge of your emotions and create more happiness in your life. Finally, here is the emotional education you never received.

Schreiben in Cafés

Author: Natalie Goldberg,Kerstin Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866710603

Category:

Page: 199

View: 9027

Effective Writing for Health Professionals

A Practical Guide to Getting Published

Author: Megan-Jane Johnstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113431356X

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 2973

Health professionals are increasingly expected to conduct and publish their research, apply for grants, write newsletters, liaise with the media, present conference papers and contribute articles to professional journals. Writing well is an essential professional skill and writing to publish is an important aspect of professional development. But how do you get published? Where do you start? How do you know if your writing is good enough and what can you learn to make it better? Effective Writing for Health Professionals is an invaluable insider's guide to publishing within the health profession, providing handy tips on: · Getting started · The writing process · Winning habits of successful authors · Promoting your work · Author rights and responsibilities Many would-be writers - students, administrators, clinicians, managers and academics alike - are often intimidated at the thought of writing. This book will help to overcome this writing block and introduce aspiring authors to the world of writing and publishing in a professional capacity. Written by a best-selling academic author, Effective Writing for Health Professionals provides insights and strategies for publishing designed for nurses, midwives and health professionals.

Managing Stress

Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being

Author: Brian Seaward

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763798339

Category: Medical

Page: 586

View: 2996

Managing Stress, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive approach to stress management honoring the integration, balance, and harmony of mind, body, spirit, and emotions. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader to greater levels of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by emphasizing the importance of mind-body-spirit unity. Referred to as the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, this book gives students the tools needed to identify and manage stress while teaching them how to strive for health and balance.

Love Warrior

Wie ich von der Selbstzerstörung in die Selbstliebe fand

Author: Glennon Doyle Melton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783957360960

Category:

Page: 272

View: 5580

The Secret - Das Geheimnis

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 364110579X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 4727

Alle Leser sind im Grunde auf der Suche nach der einen Erkenntnis, die nicht nur ihre intellektuelle Neugier befriedigt, sondern ihnen Anleitung gibt, ihr Leben glücklicher und erfüllter zu gestalten. Diese eine Erkenntnis – „The Secret“, wie Autorin Rhonda Byrne es nennt – war wenigen Auserwählten der Menschheitsgeschichte gegenwärtig. Die Smaragdtafel des Hermes Trismegistos, die Keimzelle aller heute bestehenden esoterischen Systeme, hat es ausgedrückt mit den Worten: „Wie innen, so außen“. Große Geister wie Platon, Leonardo da Vinci und Einstein haben um das Geheimnis gewusst; moderne Autoren wie Neale Donald Walsch und Bärbel Mohr haben in jüngster Zeit eine Millionen-Leserschaft damit inspiriert. „The Secret“, das als Dokumentarfilm schon weltweit erfolgreich lief, beweist in einer überzeugenden Mischung aus Erklärungen der Autorin und Zitaten bekannter Weisheitslehrer die Wahrheit einiger grundlegender Erkenntnisse: Wir sind selbst Schöpfer unserer Realität. Die Dinge, die uns im Alltag begegnen, haben wir durch die eigene Gedankenenergie angezogen. Die Kraft, die wir „Gott“ nennen, war und ist nie wirklich von uns getrennt. Einige Bestsellerautoren schicken ihre Helden auf die spannende Suche nach einem fiktiven Geheimnis. Mit „The Secret“ werden Sie selbst zum Sucher und können einen Schatz finden – nicht fiktiv, sondern wirklich.