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.

Der HELP Ernährungsratgeber für Vegetarier

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Author: Kayla Itsines

Publisher: The Bikini Body Training Company

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 103

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Der HELP Ernährungsratgeber für Vegetarier Der 107-seitige HELP Ernährungsratgeber für Vegetarier enthält neben einem großen Wissensteil auch Rezepte für 14 Tage voller leckerer vegetarischer Mahlzeiten. Der Ratgeber ist passend für Vegetarier, Veganer oder Pescetarier. Lerne, was du essen solltest, welche Lebensmittel die Fettverbrennung und den Stoffwechsel anregen und zaubere dir deine eigenen leckeren Mahlzeiten.

The Help

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Author: Kathryn Stockett

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141973323

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Film tie-in edition of the massive word-of-mouth hit novel, first published by Fig Tree in 2009 - to accompany the major new film starring Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone. Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver... There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell... The other side of Gone with the Wind - and just as unputdownable Sunday Times A big, warm girlfriend of a book The Times Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird has changed lives. Its direct descendent The Help has the same potential...an astonishing feat of accomplishment Daily Express

How Can I Help?

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Author: Ram Dass,Paul Gorman

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307809633

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Not a day goes by without our being called upon to help one another--at home, at work, on the street, on the phone. . . . We do what we can. Yet so much comes up to complicate this natural response: "Will I have what it takes?" "How much is enough?" "How can I deal with suffering?" "And what really helps, anyway?" In this practical helper's companion, the authors explore a path through these confusions, and provide support and inspiration fo us in our efforts as members of the helping professions, as volunteers, as community activists, or simply as friends and family trying to meet each other's needs. Here too are deeply moving personal accounts: A housewife brings zoo animals to lift the spirits of nursing home residents; a nun tends the wounded on the first night of the Nicaraguan revolution; a police officer talks a desperate father out of leaping from a roof with his child; a nurse allows an infant to spend its last moments of life in her arms rather than on a hospital machine. From many such stories and the authors' reflections, we can find strength, clarity, and wisdom for those times when we are called on to care for one another. How Can I Help? reminds us just how much we have to give and how doing so can lead to some of the most joyous moments of our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

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.

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.

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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Help!

gegenseitig behindern oder helfen ; eine politische Skizze zur Wahrnehmung heute

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Author: Arthur Engelbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783826050176

Category: Self-help groups

Page: 316

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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.

Entrepreneurship and Self-Help among Black Americans

A Reconsideration of Race and Economics, Revised Edition

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Author: John Sibley Butler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791486044

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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This long-awaited revision of a classic work traces the unique development of business enterprises and other community organizations among black Americans from before the Civil War to the present.

Getting Help

The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Self-Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Problems

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Author: Jeffrey Wood

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608824373

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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A Complete, Definitive Guide to Mental Health Care Do you have questions about mental health care? You're not alone. Despite solid proof that good mental health care can greatly improve both physical health and quality of life, managed care systems have made mental health care a low priority. Without easy access to professional advice from psychologists and psychiatrists, most of us turn to the Internet or the news media for information about mental health-and what a confusing, seemingly endless jumble that can be! Now, at last, you can stop guessing about mental health care. Getting Help is a clear and comprehensive guide that will answer all of your questions about mental health conditions, practitioners, and treatments. Equipped with this resource, you'll be in a powerful position to take control of your own mental health care and the care of the people you love. Everything you need to know about: •The symptoms and characteristic of common mental health conditions •Different types of mental health professionals and the services they offer •Psychotherapeutic and medical treatment methods •How to choose an approach that is just right for a particular mental health issue

Self-help Approaches for Obesity and Eating Disorders

Research and Practice

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Author: Janet D. Latner,G. Terence Wilson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593854420

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Evaluating a wide range of self-help treatments, this is a comprehensive, empirically based clinical reference. Practical and useful, it discusses why approaches work (or dont work), plus how to help clients use them effectively. Broad, up-to-date coverage includes obesity, body image problems, binge eating, and bulimia.

Is the Help Helpful?

How to Create Online Help that Meets Your Users' Needs

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Author: Jean Hollis Weber

Publisher: Hentzenwerke

ISBN: 9781930919600

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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Presents information on content development for online help systems.

Help Seeking in Academic Settings

Goals, Groups, and Contexts

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Author: Stuart A. Karabenick,Richard S. Newman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135810516

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Building on Karabenick’s earlier volume on this topic and maintaining its high standards of scholarship and intellectual rigor, Help Seeking in Academic Settings: Goals, Groups, and Contexts brings together contemporary work that is theoretically as well as practically important. It highlights current trends in the area and gives expanded attention to applications to teaching and learning. The contributors represent an internationally recognized group of scholars and researchers who provide depth of analysis and breadth of coverage. Help seeking is currently considered an important learning strategy that is linked to students’ achievement goals and academic performance. This volume not only provides answers to who, why, and when learners seek help, but raises questions for readers to consider for future research. Chapters examine: *help seeking as a self-regulated learning strategy and its relationship to achievement goal theory; *help seeking in collaborative groups; *culture and help seeking in K-12 and college contexts; *help seeking and academic support services (such as academic advising centers); *help seeking in computer-based interactive learning environments; *help seeking in response to peer harassment at school; and *help seeking in non-academic settings such as the workplace. This book is intended for researchers, academic support personnel,and graduate students across the field of educational psychology, particularly those interested in student motivation and self-regulation.

Empowerment of Women Through Self Help Groups

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Author: G. Sreeramulu

Publisher: Gyan Books

ISBN: 9788178355016

Category: Discrimination in employment

Page: 322

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The book is an in-depth study of Empowerment of Women Through Self Help Groups. It covers the problems and perspectives of Self Help Groups and suggest several measures. The study has evaluated the implementation of several schemes in Anantapur District in particular and in Andhra Pradesh in general such as rearing goats, dairying, petty business activities, making of soft toys and so on. The findings are very much encouraging, such as Women are now managing their families, Panchayat Raj Institutions, are able to concentrate on their children s education and health. Contents include: Introduction, Public Policy Theoretical Perspectives, Evaluation, Aims and Objectctives of Self Help Groups in Anantapur District, Socio-Economic Background of the Sample Study, Problems and perspectives of Self Help Groups, Performance of Self Help Groups and Conclusion. This outstanding Text-cum-Reference book will be of great use to Scholars, Administrators, Planners, Policy-makers, Statesmen and Students of Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Commerce and Women Studites.