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Creating Sanctuary

Creating Sanctuary

Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies

  • Author: Sandra L. Bloom
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415918589
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 306
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Creating Sanctuary makes some broadly challenging statements about human nature and social organization. Dr. Sandra Bloom interweaves the individual and the social, the personal and the political, with the story of how she and a group of friends and colleagues created a traditional psychiatric milieu based on social psychiatry principles. Bloom and her colleagues have come to believe that unresolved, multi-generational, often forgotten trauma leads to a compulsion to repeat that is a powerful force in individual and social history. Because of this unresolved legacy of trauma, all of our social systems are "trauma-organized," producing institutions which are unresponsive to and often directly counter to human needs. Creating Sanctuary presents the thesis that effective social reconstruction is only effective if we understand the biological, psychological, social, and moral legacy of trauma.

Creating Sanctuary

Creating Sanctuary

Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being

  • Author: Jessi Bloom
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604697547
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 236
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“In this beautiful, inspiring, and hands-on, practical book we are invited to look deeply at the landscape around us and create sacred respites from our busy worlds.” —Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author We all need a personal sanctuary where we can be in harmony with the natural world and can nurture our bodies, minds, and souls. And this sanctuary doesn’t have to be a far-away destination—it can be in your own backyard. In Creating Sanctuary, Jessi Bloom taps into multiple sources of traditional plant wisdom to help find a deeper connection to the outdoor space you already have—no matter the size. Equal parts inspirational and practical, this engaging guide includes tips on designing a healing space, plant profiles for 50 sacred plants, recipes that harness the medicinal properties of plants, and simple instructions for daily rituals and practices for self-care. Hands-on, inspiring, and beautiful, Creating Sanctuary is a must-have for finding new ways to revitalize our lives.

Arts-Based Methods in Refugee Research

Arts-Based Methods in Refugee Research

Creating Sanctuary

  • Author: Caroline Lenette
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811380082
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Drawn from a decade of refugee studies, this book offers a wealth of insights on arts-based methodologies. It explores exciting new prospects for participatory and culturally safe research, and will be a reference resource for researchers of all levels and community practitioners. The book tackles questions of meaningful research practice: How do people with lived experiences of forced migration—Knowledge Holders—lead the way? Can arts-based methods bring about policy and social change? And what of ethical issues? By reflecting on the strengths and limitations of four research methods (digital storytelling, photography, community music, and participatory video), readers are invited to craft their own approach to arts-based projects.

Creating Sanctuary

Creating Sanctuary

A New Approach to Gardening in the Washington Metropolitan Area

  • Author: Sherry Mitchell
  • Publisher: Epm Publications Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780939009978
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 240
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Residents of the Washington area will find practical ways to conserve water, eliminate chemical and pesticide use, and design environments that provide refuge for wildlife.

Restoring Sanctuary

Restoring Sanctuary

A New Operating System for Trauma-Informed Systems of Care

  • Author: Sandra L. Bloom,Brian Farragher
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199796491
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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This is the third in a trilogy of books that chronicle the revolutionary changes in our mental health and human service delivery systems that have conspired to disempower staff and hinder client recovery. Creating Sanctuary documented the evolution of The Sanctuary Model therapeutic approach as an antidote to the personal and social trauma that clients bring to child welfare agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and residential facilities. Destroying Sanctuary details the destructive role of organizational trauma in the nation's systems of care. Restoring Sanctuary is a user-friendly manual for organizational change that addresses the deep roots of toxic stress and illustrates how to transform a dysfunctional human service system into a safe, secure, trauma-informed environment. At its heart, The Sanctuary Model represents an organizational value system that is committed to seven principles, which serve as anchors for decision making at all levels: non-violence, emotional intelligence, social learning, democracy, open communication, social responsibility, and growth and change. The Sanctuary Model is not a clinical intervention; rather, it is a method for creating an organizational culture that can more effectively provide a cohesive context within which healing from psychological and socially derived forms of traumatic experience can be addressed. Chapters are organized around the seven Sanctuary commitments, providing step-by-step, realistic guidance on creating and sustaining fundamental change. "Restoring Sanctuary" is a roadmap to recovery for our nation's systems of care. It explores the notion that organizations are living systems themselves and as such they manifest various degrees of health and dysfunction, analogous to those of individuals. Becoming a truly trauma-informed system therefore requires a process of reconstitution within helping organizations, top to bottom. A system cannot be truly trauma-informed unless the system can create and sustain a process of understanding itself.

Home for Health

Home for Health

Creating a Sanctuary for Healing

  • Author: Hilton Tudhope
  • Publisher: Build for Health, LLC
  • ISBN: 9780692111512
  • Category: Dwellings
  • Page: 268
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Home for Health details the many lessons learned building a LEED Gold-certified healthy house for a woman with environmental hypersensitivity. With extensive anecdotes from the owners, architects, contractor and trades, the book is an invaluable resource for anyone considering a healthier approach to design, construction or remodeling.

The Sanctuary Garden

The Sanctuary Garden

Creating a Place of Refuge in Your Yard Or Garden

  • Author: Christopher Forrest McDowell
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 188
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A guide to gardens that promote contemplation discusses color and light, seating, garden art, and the sacred in nature

For the Birds

For the Birds

Creating a Sanctuary : a Guide to Feeding, Housing, and Watching Our Feathered Companions

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens Books
  • ISBN: 9780696024672
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 127
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Presents information on attracting and sheltering birds, including landscaping ideas, plans and instructions for building birdhouses and feeders, facts about 29 popular American birds, and photographs of creative and whimsical birdhouses

The Sacred Bedroom

The Sacred Bedroom

Creating Your Sanctuary for Spirituality, Sensuality, and Solace

  • Author: Jon Robertson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781577311430
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 191
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An inspirational guide to transforming the bedroom into sacred space offers tips on using feng shui and energy flow techniques to turn the space into a place of healing, love, and spirit. Original.

Destroying Sanctuary

Destroying Sanctuary

The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

  • Author: Sandra L. Bloom,Brian Farragher
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199705437
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 440
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For the last thirty years, the nation's mental health and social service systems have been under relentless assault, with dramatically rising costs and the fragmentation of service delivery rendering them incapable of ensuring the safety, security, and recovery of their clients. The resulting organizational trauma both mirrors and magnifies the trauma-related problems their clients seek relief from. Just as the lives of people exposed to chronic trauma and abuse become organized around the traumatic experience, so too have our social service systems become organized around the recurrent stress of trying to do more under greater pressure: they become crisis-oriented, authoritarian, disempowered, and demoralized, often living in the present moment, haunted by the past, and unable to plan for the future. Complex interactions among traumatized clients, stressed staff, pressured organizations, and a social and economic climate that is often hostile to recovery efforts recreate the very experiences that have proven so toxic to clients in the first place. Healing is possible for these clients if they enter helping, protective environments, yet toxic stress has destroyed the sanctuary that our systems are designed to provide. This thoughtful, impassioned critique of business as usual begins to outline a vision for transforming our mental health and social service systems. Linking trauma theory to organizational function, Destroying Sanctuary provides a framework for creating truly trauma-informed services. The organizational change method that has become known as the Sanctuary Model lays the groundwork for establishing safe havens for individual and organizational recovery. The goals are practical: improve clinical outcomes, increase staff satisfaction and health, increase leadership competence, and develop a technology for creating and sustaining healthier systems. Only in this way can our mental health and social service systems become empowered to make a more effective contribution to the overall health of the nation. Destroying Sanctuary is a stirring call for reform and recovery, required reading for anyone concerned with removing the formidable barriers to mental health and social services, from clinicians and administrators to consumer advocates.