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Creating Sanctuary

Creating Sanctuary

Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies

  • Author: Sandra L Bloom
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415915686
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 306
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In Creating Sanctuary, Dr. Sandra Bloom argues that our society is sick: we are emotionally numb, addicted to violence, alienated from ourselves and each other, and trapped in a vicious cycle of destructive behavior. By applying the successes from her treatment programs with severely traumatized individuals to larger group and social organizations, Dr. Bloom offers insights into how we can create safe environments that promote well-being.

Arts-Based Methods in Refugee Research

Arts-Based Methods in Refugee Research

Creating Sanctuary

  • Author: Caroline Lenette
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811380082
  • Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Page: N.A
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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

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.

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.

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.

Finding Sanctuary

Finding Sanctuary

Monastic steps for Everyday Life

  • Author: Christopher Jamison
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0297856871
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 192
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Abbot Christopher Jamison, from BBC2's THE MONASTERY and new show THE SILENCE, suggests ways in which the teachings of St Benedict can be helpful in everyday life. Have you ever wondered why everybody these days seems so busy? In FINDING SANCTUARY, Father Christopher Jamison offers practical wisdom from the monastic tradition on how to build sanctuary into your life. No matter how hard you work, being too busy is not inevitable. Silence and contemplation are not just for monks and nuns, they are natural parts of life. Yet to keep hold of this truth in the rush of modern living you need the support of other people and sensible advice from wise guides. By learning to listen in new ways, people's lives can change and the abbot offers some monastic steps that help this transition to a more spiritual life. In the face of many easy assumptions about the irrelevance of religion today, Father Christopher makes religion accessible for those in search of life's meaning and offers a vision of the world's religions working together as a unique source of hope for the 21st century.

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: 019979636X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 314
  • View: 7803
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This book 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 trauma-informed as a system means healing as a system and that frequently necessitates the repairing of deficits in basic social and political skills that are necessary for democratic practice in any setting.

Creating A Safe harbor

Creating A Safe harbor

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1605301264
  • Category:
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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life

  • Author: Terry Hershey
  • Publisher: Loyola Press
  • ISBN: 0829442650
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 154
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Have you ever come back from a vacation only to feel more wiped out than before? Does the phrase “a little R&R” sound like an unattainable dream, something you’ll “get around to” one of these days? What do you do when you need to “just be” for a while? The rigmarole of our daily lives takes a toll in energy, time, and effort. And the space and rest we need to recuperate—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually—is usually pushed to the back burner. What we need is sanctuary, a place and space that allows us to reflect, rejuvenate, and restore. Terry Hershey’s new book, Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life, not only defines what sanctuary is but why we need it, where we can find it, and how we can create it as space and habit. For almost 30 years, Terry Hershey has been designing and creating personal sanctuaries, as well as helping others practice sanctuary within themselves. With practical ideas and his signature conversational tone, Hershey illustrates that sanctuary is not a new-age fad or lifestyle upheaval; rather it’s a way to approach and embrace your daily life through a lens of grace, freedom, and contentedness.

Transformative Learning in Practice

Transformative Learning in Practice

Insights from Community, Workplace, and Higher Education

  • Author: Jack Mezirow,Edward W. Taylor
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118045432
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 336
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Transformative learning in practice Transformative learning is becoming influential in all areas of the educational landscape. In Transformative Learning in Practice, leading authorities and practitioners working in a variety of national and international settings, including college classrooms, corporate workshops, online, and informal groups in rural communities, offer insights and a wealth of strategies for fostering transformative learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative Learning in Practice will help readers: Learn the most effective practices for promoting transformative learning Understand the most helpful ways transformative learning informs practice Find out how the teaching setting shapes the practice of transformative learning Discover the successes, strengths, and outcomes of fostering transformative learning Recognize the risks and challenges of practicing transformative learning This comprehensive resource includes an introduction to the theory of transformative learning, a brief overview of the growing body of research on the topic, and a discussion of areas for future exploration. Praise for Transforming Learning in Practice "Transformative learning comes to life in this powerful collection of real experiences which put transformative learning into practice in higher education, the workplace, and in community and social change education. Every chapter is full of candid insights from reflective practitioners about the challenges and rewards of engaging in transformative learning. A must-read for adult educators everywhere!" —Sharan B. Merriam, professor emeritus of adult education, University of Georgia "Mezirow and Taylor's book deepens our understanding of a central idea in adult education—that meaningful learning for adults is often triggered by a transformative experience. Readers are provided a rich array of approaches which help them to understand and facilitate transformative learning in multiple settings. Together these practices build a toolkit for those who would support learning that transforms." —Karen E. Watkins, professor, human resource and organization development, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy, University of Georgia "Methods to facilitate transformative learning bear intriguing similarities across varied places and spaces. This book breaks through silo thinking and is for educators across formal and informal settings who are concerned with individual or collective transformation, whether in the 'North' or 'South.'" —Shirley Walters, professor of adult and continuing education, University of Western Cape, South Africa