Search results for: forgiveness-is-really-strange

Forgiveness is Really Strange

Author : Masi Noor
File Size : 26.12 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 237
Read : 1184
Download »
What is forgiveness? What enables people to forgive? Why do we even choose to forgive those who have harmed us? What can the latest psychological research tell us about the nature of forgiveness, its benefits and risks? This imaginative comic explores the key aspects of forgiveness, asking what it means to forgive and to be forgiven. Witty and intelligent, it answers questions about the health benefits and restorative potential of forgiveness and explains, in easy-to-understand terms, what happens in our brains, bodies and communities when we choose to forgive.

Social Psychology in Action

Author : Kai Sassenberg
File Size : 29.55 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 616
Read : 1245
Download »
This timely and applied textbook brings together leading scientists to illustrate how key theories and concepts in social psychology help to predict and explain behavior, and can be successfully applied to benefit social and practical problems. It focuses on robust theories and models known for their successful applications and covers a diverse range of settings—spanning classroom interventions, health behavior, financial decision making, climate change and much more. Each chapter comprises of a theoretical section to define the key concepts and summarize the theory, providing evidence for its reliability and limitations from basic research, as well as an application section that summarizes research in an applied context and provides details about a particular study including the respective application setting. The textbook expertly shows how theory can make meaningful predictions for real world contexts, and isn’t afraid to explain the potential hurdles and pitfalls when applying a theory and its underlying set of concepts in a certain context. Crucially, this format moves towards theory testing in applied contexts, enabling a closer examination of why and under what circumstances interventions may be successful in obtaining a desired behavioral or psychological end-state. Among the topics explored: Mindset theory of action phases and if-then planning Quality of motivation in self-determination theory The focus theory of normative conduct Social identity theory and intergroup contact theory Intergroup forgiveness Social Psychology in Action is a critical resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in social and cultural psychology, as well as students of behavioral economics seeking to develop a deeper understanding of major theories and applications of the fields. Practitioners working in the areas of organizational behavior and management, health communication, social work, and educational science and pedagogy will also find the volume pertinent to their work.

Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice

Author : Karen Atkinson
File Size : 67.31 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 527
Read : 867
Download »
Practical and informative, this hands-on manual clearly depicts the relationship between mindfulness and compassion, demonstrating how one supports the other. The book offers a fresh perspective on mindfulness that resonates with a human approach and helps practitioners to validate their work by giving a sense of grounding and direction, and providing a safe, appropriate and transformative process in which to conduct inquiry. Including chapters on the meaning of Compassionate Mindful Inquiry and the Model of Inquiry, Atkinson facilitates transformational change and offers guidance for those incorporating mindfulness teaching into their own professional practice.

Motherhood Missed

Author : Lois Tonkin
File Size : 32.56 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 575
Read : 722
Download »
Many women expect to become mothers but are childless through social rather than biological reasons - perhaps they haven't met the right person or they prioritised career or education earlier in life. Featuring international interviews by grief counsellor and researcher Lois Tonkin, this collection of first-person stories provides insight into the under-discussed situation of being childless by circumstance. Each story highlights the different aspects of being childless by circumstance, as women move through their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and beyond their ages of fertility. The book explores feelings of grief and loss, and also how women adapt positively to their changed life expectations, finding excitement in the alternative, rich and complex shapes their lives have taken.

How to Be a Peaceful School

Author : Anna Lubelska
File Size : 31.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 322
Read : 1242
Download »
Peace is needed now more than ever in schools, by pupils and teachers alike. This inspiring guide provides primary, secondary and special schools with practical methods to improve pupil and teacher wellbeing, combat bullying, and promote peace both inside and outside the school gates. The founder of the Peaceful Schools Movement, Anna Lubelska, has brought together ideas and stories from teachers and charity workers to present a simple four step system for promoting positive peace in individuals, relationships, the school community and the world. It covers how to reduce stress, promote positive mental health, resolve conflict, nurture the potential of each individual, and encourage children to develop peacemaking skills and values. This holistic resource is equally beneficial for children and staff, and transforms school environments for the better.

Today You Forgive Me What About Tomorrow

Author : Darien K. Marshall CPC
File Size : 37.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 797
Read : 1272
Download »
Forgiveness can lead to a life of prosperity and abundance. It can open the door to loving intimate relationships and strengthen the bond of lifelong friendships, and the health benefits that are experienced when resentments are released are astounding. You are about to enter what the author hopes you will find to be a humorous and delightful journey on the subject of forgiveness. Many who seek self-help and inspiration wonder why, with all of the work they have done to improve themselves, there still seems to be a sense of poverty in certain areas of their lives. Something still seems to be missing. Maybe you yourself asked, “How I can prevent negative things from coming into my experience?” The answer to that question may be closer than you think. You now hold in your hands an amazing treasure that may lead you to the answers that you're looking for. Fasten your seat belt. It's going to be a fun ride!

Forgiveness Is Not An Option

Author : Anna McCarthy
File Size : 54.10 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 158
Read : 496
Download »
How do you forgive the unforgiveable? Is it possible to truly be free from what others have done to you? Each of us has a story and has experienced hurt in some area of our lives. Whether in childhood, adolescence or adulthood, we all have experienced pain and disappointment. If not dealt with, these wounds begin to impact our everyday life at a crippling rate. We live bound by fear, insecurities, anger and jealousy; often chalking it up as "normal." Yet, in reality, we are being held captive by what others have done to us. We desire freedom from our pasts and our pain yet struggle with how to attain it; we wonder if it is even possible. Addressing a broad spectrum of issues from common offenses to abuse and betrayal, the author leaves no question as to God's opinion of mistreatment, and how we can heal and live a life of freedom from our past and present hurts. With practical tools, you will discover that freedom isn't just possible; it's attainable.

To Know Christ Jesus

Author : Francis J. Sheed
File Size : 86.74 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 354
Read : 438
Download »
This modern spiritual classic by Frank Sheed, the renowned author, publisher and lecturer, is brought back into print for the benefit of new generations of readers to develop a deeper, more profound knowledge of Jesus Christ. Sheed's concern with the Gospels is to come to know Christ as he actually lived among us, interacted with all the various people he encountered from his infancy to his passion and death--the God-man who was like us in all things except sin. Sheed has tried especially to see Our Lord in his effect upon others--seeing how they saw him, trying to see why they saw him so. There is much about Mary and Joseph in their task of bringing up a baby who was literally adorable; about John the Baptist; about Mary of Bethany and Mary Magdalen; about Nicodemus; about people we meet only for a moment, like the man born blind and the owners of the drowned swine; and why the Pharisees, not only the worst of them but some of the best, would not accept Christ. Faith, doctrine, prayer, worship--all the content and consequences of Christian belief--rest on the person of Christ Jesus as recorded in the Gospels. In this classic study, Frank J. Sheed employs wide learning, theological sophistication, spiritual insight, and a lucid style to bring the reader to a personal encounter with the living Lord. To Know Christ Jesus has been justly called "one of the most satisfying studies of the Gospel ever made." Frank J. Sheed had a distinguished career as a publisher, lecturer, street-corner evangelist, and popular writer. He and his wife Maisie Ward were the founders of the publishing house Sheed & Ward. His many books include Christ in Eclipse, What Difference Does Jesus Make?, Theology and Sanity, and A Map of Life.

To Know Jesus As the Christ

Author : Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn
File Size : 59.21 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 225
Read : 450
Download »
The monthly "catechesis" in the Cathedral of St. Stephen by the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, have become an institution among many people in Austria. In simple but beautiful words and vibrant images presented by the Cardinal, the doctrine and the practice of the faith are fruitfully brought together. This book contains a cycle of catechesis, or teachings on the Christian faith, which pose fundamental questions with respect to the confession of the faith: How can God be one and triune? How can He be all powerful and at the same time permit evil? Is our life free or pre-determined? How is Christianity different from other religions? How are we to understand the signs and miracles of Jesus? Why must we believe in the Resurrection of Jesus and hope in our own life after death? Cardinal Schoenborn explores these and many other important questions about the Christian faith, and especially about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, in his usual lucid and compelling style. He leads us to a deeper realization of who Christ is, what his saving mission was, and how we can know and love Him in a personal and profound way. An inspiring and practical work by a great churchman about the eternal importance of the Christian faith, and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and how it is crucial for our everyday life. "Catechesis is something different from a theological discourse. Catechesis is actually a way, and we are invited to set out on such a catechetical way. For catechesis is very closely connected with the mission of Jesus himself. It is actually the direct translation of his mission, which he gave to the apostles at the end of his life: ÔAll authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.' " - Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn Ê

Heart of Practice

Author : Thomas Richards
File Size : 52.54 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 237
Read : 793
Download »
Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre’s true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski’s dramatic research through a decade of conversations with his apprentice, Thomas Richards. Tuscany’s ‘Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards’ is the enduring legacy of a master teacher, director and theorist, and home to much of Grotowski’s most significant work. Interviewed by leading scholars, and offering his own intimate accounts, Richards gives a vivid and detailed view of the Workcenter’s evolution, providing: concrete illustration of the Workcenter’s distinctive creative practices rigorous discussion of over twenty years of world-renowned research previously unpublished performance photos privileged insight into what Grotowski considered to be the culmination of his life’s work.

God Never Turns Off the Porchlight

Author : Larry V. Murphy
File Size : 71.83 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 612
Read : 279
Download »
"Life's Greatest Treasures are Found in Things to Forgive. What a Rich Man I Have Found Myself to Be." Such is the realized Joy of the author as he has chosen to look back at an often troubled life from early childhood through late adulthood. He chose to try to look at his life through Eyes of Compassion, Forgiveness and Love, believing such eyes could see his life framed only within those qualities. Secure in his sense that all persons, experiences and circumstances could and would be forgiven and embraced with love, he surrendered to letting his entire life flow into his conscious awareness, "bad" times as well as "good" ones. The author began to see Things to Forgive as treasures filling a wondrous Forgiveness Treasure Chest. Even the most severe of early life difficulties were allowed to flow into that "chest" to be embraced with forgiveness and love. The author found his own self in that Forgiveness Treasure Chest, the greatest treasure of all to be embraced with forgiveness and love.

I m Hurting Can Anybody Hear Me

Author : Vickie Gunnels-Hodge
File Size : 88.88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 609
Read : 1145
Download »
? I'm Hurting, Can Anybody Hear Me? For Parent's of Divorce or Separation, by Vickie Gunnells-Hodge, is a one-month journal with Scripture references to guide each parent through a thorough analysis of his or her relationship from beginning to end, addressing such things as the doubt and confusion for parent and child alike, and ending with each parent answering some of their own 'whys' and 'why nots, ' while providing gentle instruction of how to protect and comfort their child.

The Miracle Man

Author : Jeff Kurtzer
File Size : 25.64 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 250
Read : 1165
Download »
The Miracle Man presents the spiritual autobiography of Jeff Kurtzer, a man who struggled with a series of challenges, including physical and mental abuse, early use of drugs and alcohol, a diagnosis of manic depression, and multiple stays in psychiatric care facilities. Born in Long Island, New York, the author lived through times that remind many of the life of Job, the biblical figure who endured extreme deprivation, but who clung to his faith in God. As he recounts the trajectory of his life, Jeff Kurtzer seasons his account with passage from the Scriptures that offered him encouragement at the time. His story was written to provide support to all who seek hope and change in their own lives. This approach flows from his faith that God sees the truth of one’s life and will work to change it, just as he heard in a prophesy prayed over him: “God has called you to His ministry and all you have been going through will be used to help many people. God is going to heal you completely and restore all that the enemy has stolen from you.” When you face those moments in your life—whether brief or extended—when the obstacles are piling up and all passages to peace seem hopelessly blocked, then The Miracle Man can offer you words of encouragement that God does still work miracles in today’s world. He worked one in the life of Jeff Kurtzer, and He can work a miracle in your life too.

The Law of Forgiveness

Author : Connie Domino
File Size : 50.50 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 810
Read : 287
Download »
A revolutionary way for readers to change their lives, their worlds, and make all their dreams come true?through the power of forgiveness. Author of the life-changing book The Law of Attraction: Develop Irresistible Attraction, Connie Domino knows the secret to reaching goals, attracting what one really wants, and receiving myriad blessings: forgiveness. Forgiving others and oneself is key to greater health and prosperity. A ground-breaking book, The Law of Forgiveness will demonstrate how to: ? Unleash the power of personal forgiveness?with simple steps ? Use it to make manifest goals and dreams ? Use the technique to positively affect a difficult relationship ? Understand the science behind the forgiveness technique ? Learn to forgive while working through the cycle of healing Forgiveness just might be the most transformational strategy for personal and spiritual well-being. It?s the perfect guide for looking for a job or building a business, seeking a new relationship or improving a current one, or hoping to get healthy or stay healthy.

A Theology of Pastoral Care

Author : Eduard Thurneysen
File Size : 65.17 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 740
Read : 1206
Download »
From a thoroughly biblical viewpoint Eduard Thurneysen probes deeply into the nature and practice of pastoral care. His rich understanding of men, his experience in counseling, and his grasp of theological thought infuse his approach with vitality and truth. As he considers the basis of pastoral care, Thurneysen puts forward the thesis that the purpose of counseling is to communicate the Word of God to individuals. Pastoral care is a ministry along with those of sermon and sacrament; its aim is to lead the counselee back to sermon and sacrament in the worship of the church. Although he does little more than hint at rules and techniques for pastoral care, Thurneysen is greatly concerned with its practical aspects. It is his belief that the care of souls occurs through conversation--confident, open-minded conversation which is founded on the Word of God, informed by prayer, and manifested in active listening to, and acceptance of, the counselee. Thurneysen demonstrates the importance of a knowledge of psychology and the principles of psychotherapy. Depth psychology and psychotherapy deeply enrich our understanding of human nature and serve to communicate the message of forgiveness all the more powerfully. This book provides a critical theological study of the whole field of pastoral care. As a work in practical theology, it will be stimulating and useful to professors of counseling as well as to students in the field. Counselors and pastors will find it helpful because it throws light on the fundamental issues involved in problems which they face in their ministries.

Becoming a Forgiving Person

Author : Richard L Dayringer
File Size : 27.91 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 138
Read : 636
Download »
Don’t let hurt feelings cause undue harm—learn to make use of the healing power of forgiveness! Charting different paths through feelings of betrayal, oppression, and humiliation, this compassionate book will help you understand forgiveness, find it within yourself, and pass this important knowledge to others. The poignant stories in Becoming a Forgiving Person show how anyone can manage feelings of victimization and quench the lust for vengeance. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of being hurt, the inner struggles needed to truly forgive, and methods and skills for practicing forgiveness. Combining religious and psychological insight, Becoming a Forgiving Person examines how forgiveness can enhance feelings of self-esteem, freedom, and intimacy. The personal stories in these pages illuminate the futility of revenge and show why apologies don’t always help. You’ll be inspired by these lessons on how to forgive yourself and other people by tapping into levels of spirituality that are deeper than the grievances you need to forgive. With its fascinating new perspectives on betrayal, revenge, apology, and reconciliation, Becoming a Forgiving Person will show you: how to forgive without waiting for apologies ways to find personal power and increase self-esteem strategies for cultivating networks of supportive people to help you—or anyone—through difficult times tactics for getting on with your life and finding inner peace how and where to find opportunities to practice forgiveness This book also contains an appendix that lists various types of offenses and another that explores how to respond to one of the most hurtful situations imaginable—the accusation of incest—in a way that bypasses denial and power struggles and works toward reconciliation. Becoming a Forgiving Person is a book that can help anyone who needs to learn to forgive—or who endeavors to help others accomplish that daunting task.

The Gift of Forgiveness

Author : Olivier Clerc
File Size : 27.68 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 591
Read : 816
Download »
Detailing the author's attendance at a Toltec workshop with don Miguel Ruiz in Teotihuacán, Mexico, this guide unearths and explores the unique and simple tool of forgiveness. The resource explains how this practical and powerful tool is believed to have immediate impact by bringing relief while unleashing love that has been blocked by personal resentments. Through the magic of reversal taught in this useful reference, readers can change their understanding of forgiveness and free themselves from the grip of resentment and hatred.

The Bible on Forgiveness

Author : Donald E. Gowan
File Size : 59.88 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 746
Read : 896
Download »
What does the Bible say about forgiveness? It is a major subject in Scripture, but it has been strangely overlooked by biblical scholars. Forgiveness is the amazing way that alienation can be healed and guilt assuaged, and there is an extensive literature on the subject, written largely by psychologists, pastoral counselors, and philosophers, but until now anyone searching those many books for a thorough treatment of the Bible's message would have been frustrated. Now in a clear and concise form, Donald E. Gowan has offered a survey of all that the Bible says about this crucial subject-from Genesis to Revelation.

Live Forgiven

Author : Jeff Warren
File Size : 45.72 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 109
Read : 705
Download »
Book Summary Forgiveness. It s the cry of the human heart and yet few of us ever really live in it. Instead we strive to establish our worth through our performance, the approval of others, the latest self-help plan, or even religion. Do you struggle to shake the mistakes of your past? Do thoughts of the future bring anxiety? Are you troubled by unwanted patterns that have developed in your life? Maybe you re convinced that God is somewhere in the mix but the often contradictory expressions of religion have left your head spinning and heart wanting. Perhaps you re weary of an us against them brand of Christianity. Could it be that Jesus Christ has been lost in a religion that bears His name? Live Forgiven offers real answers for real life from a fellow traveler. Liberating truths combined with practical application will help you discover the unexpected freedom and boundless joy of living forgiven. Everything is about to change as you discover the life you never thought possible.

He Cheated

Author : Kaitland Price
File Size : 49.60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 588
Read : 539
Download »
Marriage can be a rocky road and sometimes issues can be overcome if both are willing to try. But, there are other times when one person strays from those wedding vows, never looks back, and hurts the ones they once loved. This is an account of the everyday occurrences and the emotional roller coaster that everyone goes through, but no one can really explain until you've been there. Everyone says they can understand, but unless they've experienced divorce, all they can say are words of comfort. Join me on my journey that led me to divorce court, and my new indoctrination into the Divorced Women's Club.