Being True to Life

Poetic Paths to Personal Growth


Author: David Richo

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821736

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Psychotherapist David Richo offers a fresh and inspiring approach to personal growth: we can use the process of writing and reading poetry to move toward greater self-understanding and emotional healing. Even if you’ve never written a poem before, you can learn to use poetry to explore your feelings, your relationships, your childhood, your dreams, and more. Richo explains how the creative, intuitive process of making poetry can help us gain access to our deepest truths, leading us to make connections and explore experiences in a new way, beyond the constraints of everyday language. This book offers a range of practical exercises for getting started, as well as guidance on how to read poetry in a way that can be personally transformative. Being True to Life shows us that poetry is not reserved for a few specially talented individuals but is a deeply human activity that anyone can tap into for greater clarity and insight into life’s struggles, beauty, and mysteries.

Albert Schweitzer Reverence for Life The Adventure of Being True to Yourself


Author: Walt Martin,Magda Ott


ISBN: 1387097369

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Acclaim for this book His Holiness The Dalai Lama .".". exceptionally important... (Dr. Albert Schweitzer's philosophy) focusing on reverence for life and campaign against nuclear weapons that naturally flows from it remain sources of great inspiration today."" Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace ""Turn to this beautiful book for inspiration, for hope, for renewed faith in your own ability to make a difference for people, animals and the human community. I can't think of a better way to spend time than this wonderful book."" Mikhail Gorbachev .".". The book Albert Schweitzer: Reverence for Life... can not be more timely. It is not just a tribute to one of mankind's Giants of Human Spirit, it is also a tocsin that appeals to our conscience.""

Change Your Life in 30 Days


Author: Rhonda Britten

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144473380X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

View: 4848

CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN 30 DAYS takes you on a thirty-day journey that will help you make extraordinary changes in your life. Rhonda focuses on breaking the myths that keep you locked in fear and unable to be true to yourself. With her trademark sensitivity and humour, insight and advice, Rhonda helps define life goals and outline the steps needed to reach these goals. For anyone who has ever wanted a fresh start or tried to make major life changes and failed, the answer lies within this book.

Be True to Yourself

A Daily Guide for Teenage Girls


Author: Amanda Ford

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573241892

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 395

View: 1221

Explores the day-to-day struggles and challenges facing young girls, such as self-esteem and handling fights with friends, through a series of one-page essays for every day of the year. Original.

Dryden's Handbook of Individual Therapy


Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446227081

Category: Psychology

Page: 584

View: 1829

Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to ________________________________________ [This is] a book which accepts and even celebrates the diversity of ideas in the field. It stimulates interest and informs. It stirs up debates, and leaves the reader to continue to think about them an important book, not to be missed by any serious counselling student or practitioner' -"British Journal of Guidance and Counselling "Praise for the Fourth Edition [This] is a well-written, comprehensive core textbook that can be recommended not only to counselling psychology and psychotherapy trainees, to guide them through their training, but also to practising professionals to act as a reference textbook to draw upon when needed' - "Stefania Grbcic, Counselling Psychology Review "'Covering history, theory, primary client set and strengths and weaknesses for each of thirteen different approaches, the book makes an excellent starting point for exploring different schools of thought in more detail' - " " This is a very well structured text with thorough coverage and interesting material. The text links theory to practice and offers invaluable knowledge to all professionals and students of various schools of psychotherapy' -" lecturer " A valuable resource for students' - "lecturer " At last! An informative text with some depth. Easily accessible. Extremely useful' -" lecturer " Dryden's Handbook of Individual Therapy is now a classic text for trainees in counselling and psychotherapy. This newly updated fifth edition presents a comprehensive overview of the key approaches to individual therapy practice, including three new chapters on narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and integrative and eclectic approaches. Written by experts in their own therapeutic fields, the book introduces the principles and methods of individual therapy concisely and accessibly. Following a clearly defined structure, each chapter outlines one approach in detail and provides case examples to illustrate how that approach works in practice. Each form of therapy is described in terms of: - its historical context - the main theoretical assumptions - the mode of practice - which clients will benefit most - the general strengths and limitations of the approach Further chapters place counselling and psychotherapy in their social context, explore training and supervision and relate research to individual therapy practice. Dryden's Handbook of Individual Therapy, Fifth Edition is designed for those in training in counselling, psychotherapy, counselling psychology and other helping professions such as nursing, social work and education. It will be invaluable for novice therapists looking for an overall picture of individual therapy practice, as well as for experienced therapists interested in learning about alternative approaches. Windy Dryden currently works at Goldsmiths College where he is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as being the programme co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Too Good to Be True

The Life and Work of Leslie Fiedler


Author: Mark Royden Winchell

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826262776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

View: 5161

Religion and Human Purpose

A Cross Disciplinary Approach


Author: W. Horosz,Tad Clements

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400934831

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

View: 8264

The cross-disciplinary studies in this volume are of special interest because they link human purpose to the present debate between religion and the process of secularization. If that debate is to be a creative one, the notion of the 'human orderer' must be related significantly both to the sacred and secular realms. In fact, if man were not a purposive being, he would have neither religious nor secular problems. Questions about origins and destiny, divine purposiveness and the order of human development, would not arise as topics of human concern. It would appear, then, that few would deny the fact of man's purposiveness in existence, that the pursuit of these purposes constitutes the dramas of history and culture. Yet the case is otherwise. For, concerning 'purposes' itself, widely divergent, even antithetical, views have been held. The common man has mistrusted its guidance for purpose, much too often, 'changes its mind'. Its fluctuations and whimsical nature are too much even for common sense. The sciences have identified purpose with the personal life and viewed it as a function of the subject self. Consequently they had no need for it in scientific method and objective knowledge. The religions of the world have used purpose in its holistic sense, for purposes of establishing grandious systems of religious totality and for stating the ultimate goals in man's destiny.

The Mess Inside

Narrative, Emotion, and the Mind


Author: Peter Goldie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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The notion of narrative is highly topical, and highly contentious, in a wide range of fields including philosophy, psychology and psychoanalysis, historical studies, and literature. Peter Goldie engages with all of these areas of discourse in The Mess Inside. He focuses on the ways in which we think about our lives--our present, our past, and our future--in narrative terms, and steers a path between the sceptics who are dismissive of the idea as havingany worthwhile use at all, and those who argue that our very selfhood is somehow constituted by a narrative. He uses two case studies--on grief and self-forgiveness--to show how we engage with narrative thinking.While Goldie agrees with those who are sceptical about the idea that there is such a thing as a narrative self, he argues that having a narrative sense of self, quite distinct from any metaphysical notion of selfhood, is at the heart of what it is to think of ourselves, and others, as having a narratable past, present, and future.

The True You

Tools to Excavate, Explore, and Evolve


Author: Jennifer M. Blair

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462062614

Category: Self-Help

Page: 266

View: 3533

Are you living a full life today? Do you feel alive and passionate about what you are doing? Do you want more love, freedom, passion, peace, abundance, life balance, confidence, or joy in your life? In The True You, author and life coach Jennifer M. Blair helps you uncover your authenticity, inspire your creativity, break down barriers, and empower yourself to live your best life A compilation of fifty-three previously published essays, The True You provides provocative life perspectives and life coaching exercises to help you gain insight into what is truly important in your life. She gives you the tools to make lasting change. Through gentle, probing questions, concrete tips, and writing prompts, Blair addresses the timeless and universal struggle to free yourself from societal and personal shackles in order to reach your full potential. The True You examines who you really are; explores the depths of your own greatness while discovering how it matches your dreams and desires; and then assists you to evolve into the best version of yourself, fully living the life you want.