Self-Help Books

Why Americans Keep Reading Them

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Author: Sandra K. Dolby

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090993

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Based on a reading of more than three hundred self-help books, Sandra K. Dolby examines this remarkably popular genre to define "self-help" in a way that's compelling to academics and lay readers alike. Self-Help Books also offers an interpretation of why these books are so popular, arguing that they continue the well-established American penchant for self-education, articulate problems of daily life and supposed solutions for them, and present their content in an accessible rather than arcane form and style. Using methods associated with folklore studies, Dolby then examines how the genre makes use of stories, aphorisms, and a worldview that is at once traditional and contemporary. The overarching premise of the study is that self-help books, much like fairy tales, take traditional materials, especially stories and ideas, and recast them into extended essays that people happily read, think about, try to apply, and then set aside when a new embodiment of the genre comes along.

Empowerment of Rural Women Through Self Help Groups

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Author: B. Suguna

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788183560962

Category: Rural women

Page: 236

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All over the world there is a realization that the best way to tackle poverty and enable the community to improve its quality of life is through social mobilization of poor, especially women into Self Help Groups. Ever since Independence a number of innovative schemes have been launched for the upliftment of women in our country. Indian Government has taken lot of initiatives to strengthen the institutional rural credit system and development programmes. Viewing it in the welfare programmes of Ninth Five Year Plan (1997-2002) and shifting the concept of Development to Empowerment. The Indian Government adopted the approach of Self Help Groups (SHGs) to uplift the rural women. The empowerment of women through Self Help Groups (SHGs) would lead to benefits not only to the individual woman and women groups but also the families and community as a whole through collective action for development. The book will be highly useful to students of social studies especially Women Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Economics and also to the students and research scholars specialising in Human Development and NGO s and also other functionaries dealing with women.

HELP Rezepte-Ratgeber

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Author: Kayla Itsines

Publisher: The Bikini Body Training Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 70

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14 Tage gesunde und leckere Mahlzeiten! Manchmal ist das Einhalten einer gesunden Ernährung und der Kampf gegen das Verlangen nach Junkfood das Einzige, was härter ist als das Durchführen der Workouts. Dieser HELP Rezepte-Ratgeber basiert auf den gleichen Richtlinien wie der HELP Ernährungsratgeber. Er enthält Rezepte für 14 Tage voll von leckeren Mahlzeiten, die dir das Wasser im Mund zusammenlaufen lassen.

Help Help Help Hilf Hilf Hilf

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Author: Gerhard Stegh

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848223201

Category:

Page: 38

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Das eigene Buch" ist f r andere bestimmt, um im Notfall schnell wichtige und zusammenfassende Informationen an Notdienste, Krankenh user, Sanit r, rzte, Pfleger und nahe Angeh rige geben zu k nnen. Es ist aber auch ein Leitfaden, um Dinge f r sich zu regeln, die wichtig sind. In der Wohnung sollte das Buch an einem sichtbaren Ort (z.B. am Telefon) aufbewahrt werden oder es kann im Urlaub oder bei Aufenthalten in Kliniken und Pflegeheimen mitgenommen werden.

Der HELP Ernährungsratgeber

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Author: Kayla Itsines

Publisher: The Bikini Body Training Company

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 90

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Der 90-seitige Nutrition HELP (Ernährungsratgeber) enthält neben einem großen Wissensteil auch Rezepte für 14 Tage voller leckerer Mahlzeiten. Lerne, was du essen solltest, welche Lebensmittel die Fettverbrennung und den Stoffwechsel anregen und zaubere dir deine eigenen leckeren Mahlzeiten.

Meet the Akha - help the Akha?

Minderheiten, Tourismus und Entwicklung in Laos

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Author: Corinne Flacke-Neudorfer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839406390

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Die Idee von nachhaltigem Tourismus hat die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit erobert - auch in Laos. Doch wo Nachhaltigkeit, Armutsminderung und Partizipation prognostiziert sind, treten im Alltag komplexe Konflikte zwischen den lokalen Akteuren zu Tage. Hinter den Kulissen eines nachhaltigen Tourismus zeichnen sich Kämpfe um Ressourcen, um die Richtung kulturellen Wandels und ethnische Rivalitäten ab. Die Studie entwirft einen akteursorientierten Ansatz, der diese Konfliktlinien aufspürt und erklärt. Damit wird ein neues Gebiet der Ethnologie - und auch der sozialwissenschaftlichen Tourismusforschung - betreten.

Help Me!

12 Wege zur Erleuchtung

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Author: Marianne Power

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641229693

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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12 Wege zu sich selbst Marianne Power ist auf der Suche: nach persönlicher Erfüllung und dem wahren Sinn des Lebens. Das bringt sie auf die Idee, ein Jahr lang jeden Monat einen Lebenshilfe-Klassiker zu lesen und in die Praxis umzusetzen. Wie würde sich ihr Leben dann verändern? Könnte sie reich werden? Schlank? Sich verlieben? Produktiver und kreativer sein? Aus dem spielerischen Experiment einer Journalistin wird schnell Ernst, und eine unglaubliche Achterbahn der Selbstfindung beginnt. Was Marianne Power dabei alles erlebt und wie diese Erfahrungen sie verändern, schildert sie hinreißend ehrlich, mit viel Selbstironie und dem typisch englischen Humor. Eine wahre Geschichte, zutiefst bewegend und inspirierend.

Online Help Systems

Design and Implementation

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Author: Greg Kearsley

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9780893914721

Category: Computers

Page: 115

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This text summarizes the existing knowledge/experience about the design and implementation of help systems. It should help readers to understand design alternatives for help systems, make tradeoff decisions about possible features, be aware of implementation problems and strategies, and become familiar with the development cycle.

Calling for Help

Language and Social Interaction in Telephone Helplines

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Author: Carolyn D. Baker,Michael Emmison,Alan Firth

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027253866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

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Telephone helplines have become one of the most pervasive sites of expert-lay interaction in modern societies throughout the world. Yet surprisingly little is known of the in situ, language-based processes of help-seeking and help-giving behavior that occurs within them. This collection of original studies by both internationally renowned and emerging scholars seeks to improve upon this state of affairs. It does so by offering some of the first systematic investigations of naturally-occurring spoken interaction in telephone helplines. Using the methods of Conversation Analysis, each of the contributors offers a detailed investigation into the skills and competencies that callers and call-takers routinely draw upon when engaging one another within a range of helplines. Helplines in the US, the UK, Australia, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, and Ireland, dealing with the provision of healthcare, emotional support and counselling, technical assistance and consumer rights, tourism and finance, make up the studies in the volume. Collectively and individually, the research provides fascinating insight into an under-researched area of modern living and demonstrates the relevance and potential of helplines for the growing field of institutional interaction. This book will be of interest to students of communication, applied linguistics, discourse and conversation, sociology, counselling, technology and work, social psychology and anthropology.

Online Help

Design and Evaluation

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Author: Thomas M. Duffy,James Edward Palmer,Brad Mehlenbacher

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9780893918583

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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This text is designed to bridge the gap between research and practice, by emphasizing practice from a conceptual viewpoint. The authors discuss and review the literature on online help and they provide a cognitive perspective on the design and evaluation issues. The goal is to provide a review and analysis of the issues in the design and evolution of online help systems. The book should be of interest to those conducting research on document design and technical writing in English and psychology and in the college of engineering; interface design in computer science, psychology, and human factors; and human factors issues in government and industry labs, the defence industry, the communications industry, and the computer industry.

Self-help Support Groups for Older Women

Rebuilding Elder Networks Through Personal Empowerment

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Author: Lenard W. Kaye

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781560324621

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Cancer and Self-help

Bridging the Troubled Waters of Childhood Illness

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Author: Mark A. Chesler,Barbara K. Chesney

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299148249

Category: Medical

Page: 393

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Written for and about the special population of parents of children with cancer, this book explores the remarkable effectiveness of self-help groups and profiles their rapid rise as a resource complementing traditional health care. Mark A. Chesler and Barbara K. Chesney draw on their own experience as members of such groups and on a combined thirty years of research on self-help. They provide essential information for families of children with cancer (and other chronic life-threatening illnesses), for health-care professionals working with them, and for scholars of self-help and psychosocial processes in health care--including explanations of how self-help groups function, why they are effective, and how they can be created and maintained. The authors show that, through self-help groups, parents can learn coping skills, find personal affirmation and mutual support, and share the wisdom gained from their experiences. Chesler and Chesney find that group participation improves parents' coping capabilities in the face of terrible odds and fosters an increased sense of empowerment as they care and advocate for their children in an increasingly complex health care system. Cancer and Self-Help distills the experiences of more than fifty self-help groups and their members over twelve years. It also places cancer self-help groups in a larger context, comparing them to other social movement organizations and to other strategies for personal coping or change. The book includes the voices of individual parents and professionals recounting their experiences; detailed examples of group activities, programs, operating procedures, and organizational structures; fundamental, how-to information on forming a self-help group; comments on the roles and dilemmas of health care professionals in these groups and on the medical care system as a whole, and interpretations of these individual and organizational dynamics.

Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual-help Movement

A Study in Eight Societies

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Author: Klaus Mäkelä

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299150044

Category: Self-Help

Page: 310

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Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

How to Help a Heartbroken Friend

What to Do and What to Say When a Friend Is Going Through Tough Times

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Author: David B. Biebel

Publisher: Hope Publishing House

ISBN: 9781932717013

Category: Religion

Page: 149

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Biebel helps readers understand the emotional and spiritual trauma that hurting friends are experiencing and suggests practical ways in which they can be comforted. A great tool for church leaders, laypersons, or others in leadership who want to reach out to hurting people, but don't know how. Targeted mailings.

Understanding Self-help/mutual Aid

Experiential Learning in the Commons

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Author: Thomasina Borkman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813526300

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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Self-help groups have encountered fierce criticism as places where individuals join to share personal problems and to engage in therapeutic intervention without the aid of skilled professionals. These groups have flourished since the 1970s and continue to serve more people than professional therapy. Yet these groups have been criticized as fostering a culture of whiners and victims, and not using professional help as needed. Thomasina Jo Borkman debunks this commonly held assessment, and also examines the reasons for these groups' enduring popularity since the 1960s--more people attend these meetings (word?) than see professional therapists. What accounts for their success and popularity? Understanding Self-Help / Mutual-Aid Groups is the first book to describe three stages of individual and group evolution that is part of this organization's very structure; it also reconceptualizes participants' interactions with professionals. The group as a whole, Borkman posits, draws on the life experiences of its membes to foster nurturing, support, and transformation through a "circle of sharing." Groups create more positive and less stigmatizing "meaning perspectives" of the members' problems than is available from professionals or lay folk culture.

When Someone Asks for Help

A Practical Guide for Counseling

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Author: Everett L. Worthington Jr.

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830877683

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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"I have a problem. . . . Could you help me?" Ever hear this plea over lunch or late at night in a dormitory? Someone has come to us for help. "Who, me?" we blurt out and then frantically think, "What can I say? How can I help?" Everett Worthington guides us as we respond to just situations. First he explains what Christian helping really is, what causes problems and how they can be solved. Then he takes us step by step through the five stages of counseling, from understanding what's going on to helping people work through their problems. Throughout, he describes the delicate dynamics of moving into a helping relationship, providing aid, then moving back into the give-and-take of friendship. Here is a book to help Christians put love into action through bearing other people's burdens.

Self Help for Nightmares

A Book for Adults with Frequent Recurrent Nightmares

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Author: Mary Burgess,Isaac Meyer Marks,Michael Gill

Publisher: Blue Stallion Publications

ISBN: 9781904127000

Category:

Page: 60

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Helping People Help Themselves

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Author: Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.). Dept. of Education and Research

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 334

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Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups

International and Multicultural Perspectives

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Author: Francine Lavoie,Benjamin Gidron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317764471

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Here is new information on the development of international and intercultural research on self-help groups. This book reflects the many developments which have occurred in the field over the past decade, emphasizing empirical research. Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups provides specific research findings and honed concepts to help health professionals learn more about self-help groups and work effectively with such groups. More countries and ethnic groups are now involved in the self-help movement, and this volume increases knowledge of how different cultures react to and participate in self-help mutual aid and how self-help groups can be adapted to fit different racial or ethnic populations. Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups explores the definition of self-help, the centrality of culture as a major factor explaining variability in self-help, the development of appropriate methodological tools, and the role and involvement of professionals. It brings together different traditions of research for the study of cross- and intercultural and inter- and intraorganizational aspects of self-help groups. Contributors who represent various disciplines, including psychology, sociology, social work, and nursing, discuss: a paradigm for research in self-help the development of self-help groups in Japan, Hong Kong, and the former East Germany the participation of blacks in Alcoholics Anonymous the participation of Mexican Americans in groups for parents of the mentally ill relationships between self-help groups and health professionals predictors of burnout in self-help group leaders characteristics of effective groups ways individuals change their world view through self-help participation Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups is an informative and helpful resource for self-help researchers and teachers, students, and professionals who want to be more effective in their work with self-help groups across cultural and national lines.