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Healing the Mind through the Power of Story

Author : Lewis Mehl-Madrona
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Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health • Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be • Includes stories used in the author’s healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world Conventional psychiatry is not working. The pharmaceutical industry promises it has cures for everything that ails us, yet a recent study on antidepressants showed there is no difference of success in prescribed pharmaceuticals from placebos when all FDA-reported trials are considered instead of just the trials published in journals. Up to 80 percent of patients with bipolar depression remain symptomatic despite conventional treatment, and 10 to 20 percent of these patients commit suicide. In Healing the Mind through the Power of Story, Dr. Mehl-Madrona shows what mental health care could be. He explains that within a narrative psychiatry model of mental illness, people are not defective, requiring drugs to “fix” them. What needs “fixing” is the ineffective stories they have internalized and succumbed to about how they should live in the world. Drawing on traditional stories from cultures around the world, Dr. Mehl-Madrona helps his patients re-story their lives. He shows how this innovative approach is actually more compatible with what we are learning about the biology of the brain and genetics than the conventional model of psychiatry. Drawing on wisdom both ancient and new, he demonstrates the power and success of narrative psychiatry to bring forth change and lasting transformation.

Healing the Mind through the Power of Story

Author : Lewis Mehl-Madrona
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Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health • Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be • Includes stories used in the author’s healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world Conventional psychiatry is not working. The pharmaceutical industry promises it has cures for everything that ails us, yet a recent study on antidepressants showed there is no difference of success in prescribed pharmaceuticals from placebos when all FDA-reported trials are considered instead of just the trials published in journals. Up to 80 percent of patients with bipolar depression remain symptomatic despite conventional treatment, and 10 to 20 percent of these patients commit suicide. In Healing the Mind through the Power of Story, Dr. Mehl-Madrona shows what mental health care could be. He explains that within a narrative psychiatry model of mental illness, people are not defective, requiring drugs to “fix” them. What needs “fixing” is the ineffective stories they have internalized and succumbed to about how they should live in the world. Drawing on traditional stories from cultures around the world, Dr. Mehl-Madrona helps his patients re-story their lives. He shows how this innovative approach is actually more compatible with what we are learning about the biology of the brain and genetics than the conventional model of psychiatry. Drawing on wisdom both ancient and new, he demonstrates the power and success of narrative psychiatry to bring forth change and lasting transformation.

Social Issues in Contemporary Native America

Author : Professor Hilary N Weaver
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Hilary Weaver has drawn together leading Native American social workers, researchers, and academics to provide current information on a variety of social issues related to Native American children, families, and reservations both in the USA and in Canada. Divided into four major sections, each containing an introduction, this book places the historical foundations of Native American social work in context in order to fully provide the reader with a comprehensive survey on various aspects of working with Native American families; community health and wellness; and community revitalization and decolonization. This groundbreaking volume should be read by both educators and students in social work and other helping professions in the USA and Canada as well as all human service professionals working with Native Americans.

Exploring Moral Injury in Sacred Texts

Author : Joseph McDonald
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Moral injury is a profound violation of a human being's core moral identity through experiences of violence or trauma. This is the first book in which scholars from different faith and academic backgrounds consider the concept of moral injury not merely from a pastoral or philosophical point of view but through critical engagement with the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and American Civil Religion. This collection of essays explores the ambiguities of personal culpability among both perpetrators and victims of violence and the suffering involved in accepting personal agency in trauma. Contributors provide fresh and compelling readings of texts from different faith traditions and use their findings to reflect on real-life strategies for recovery from violations of core moral beliefs and their consequences such as shame, depression and addiction. With interpretations of the sacred texts, contributors reflect on the concerns of the morally-injured today and offer particular aspects of healing from their communities as support, making this a groundbreaking contribution to the study of moral injury and trauma.

Lifescaping Practices in School Communities

Author : Rolla E. Lewis
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Appendix F: Generic Parent Permission Form -- Appendix G: Mapping the Driving and Restraining Forces (MDRF) -- Appendix H: Focus Group, Fishbowl Story Group, and Video Story Focus Group Guidelines: Roles, Skills, Participation, and Agreements -- Appendix I: PIP and AI Action Worksheet -- Appendix J: Outline for Writing Action Research Paper Using the Participatory Inquiry Process (PIP) -- Appendix K: Write Way Support Materials -- Appendix L: High School to Community College -- Bibliography -- Index

Dancing the Labyrinth

Author : Maddy Cunningham
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There is a scarcity of professional literature and research that focuses on women's spiritual development and experiences and how it may differ from that of men. For women, the spiritual is often inner focused, rather than transcendent; relational, rather than solitary; and interdependent, rather than autonomous. Using a relational approach, Dancing the Labyrinth integrates knowledge of women's psychological and spiritual development and the stories of a diverse group of women to examine how spirituality changes over the adult life course; the catalysts for said changes (e.g., the natural aging process or traumatic events); and feminist spirituality, which highlights the importance of relationships (to self, others, and God). While the authors focus on spirituality, they examine the experiences of women who express their spirituality within both traditional and non-traditional spiritual paths. The text also includes several chapters that highlight specific clinical interventions professionals can use to implement spirituality into their practice with women. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book serves as a helpful resource for mental health practitioners, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, and lay audiences interested in better understanding of the nuances of women's spiritual development and experiences.

The Little Stick Figures Technique for Emotional Self Healing

Author : Lucie Bernier
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• Explains the 7 simple steps of the Little Stick Figures Technique and how to achieve maximum results and lasting changes • Provides more than 150 examples of successful uses of this method, including how to improve relationships, how to attract your soulmate and abundance, how to resolve problems at work, and how to detach from a toxic situation • Details a general cleansing and rebalancing protocol for your conscious and unconscious programming ARE YOU LOOKING TO DETACH from an unhealthy situation or a person in your life and regain inner freedom with unconditional love? This easy energetic cord-cutting tool serves to free yourself from dependencies, fears, and your conscious and unconscious attachments. Created by therapist Jacques Martel in 1993, the Little Stick Figures Technique moves beyond mere visualization to a physical practice, easily applied in 7 steps. It draws its effectiveness from the power of the conscious as well as the subconscious, helping you to set intentions for truly lasting change and letting go. More than 150 examples show how to successfully apply this method, whether you want to improve relationships with a partner or an ex-partner, disengage from family entanglements, attract your soulmate and abundance, resolve problems at work, or detach from a toxic situation and start the process of emotional self-healing. This regular cleansing and rebalancing protocol for your conscious and unconscious inner programs helps harmonize your relationships and supports you to be more centered, calm, and in control of your life.

The Mindfulness Toolbox

Author : Donald Altman, M.A., LPC
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A Complete Guide to Mindfulness Tools for Clinicians At last, an authoritative book filled with mindfulness tools that deliver an essential set of engaging, practical strategies along with key research and evidence-based information. The awareness boosting methods in this guidebook offer participants a means of reappraising and observing negative and anxious thoughts, habits, pain, and stress in fresh ways that produce new insight, positive change, and a sense of hope. Featuring over 40 easy to use, reproducible handouts and expertly crafted, guided scripts—such as working with the breath, overcoming depression with here and now pleasantness, calming the anxious mind with sense grounding, expanding a client’s strength narrative, the stress pause S-T-O-P technique, and meditations for peace, acceptance, and re-envisioning pain—this book is ideal for clinicians wanting to integrate mindfulness into their work.

The Write to Happiness

Author : Samantha Shad
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The author of Write Through the Crisis teaches how to craft better stories and how writing can improve the writer’s mind and their life. The Write to Happiness is a miraculous tool that helps writers change their lives in the direction they choose. With this book, author Samantha Shad teaches self-help enthusiasts and writers how to create great stories and how writing can change their life for the better, whether it is the main focal point or not. Samantha shows writers how the process for positively changing the brain and the process for writing a great story are the same. The Write to Happiness teaches story structure from the professionals to help writers understand the power of storytelling, while also teaching them: · why gossiping is central to their existence · how forgetting gives meaning · why memory is a myth · what happens in your brain when you read and when you write Now you will be able to simultaneously change your life and tell your story. Praise for The Write to Happiness “Put Samantha Shad’s book at the top of your reading list. Not just because of the masterfully delivered scientific data that demonstrates how the act of writing can provide solace for heart, body, and soul, but especially for the hard-won wisdom that teaches how we can all manifest the confidence to create conscious choice in our lives.”—Georgia Jeffries, author, screenwriter, and professor, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts “An intelligent, thoughtful, and thoroughly entertaining presentation of the best strategies and tactics for crafting the best stories.”—Carl Nordgren, author of Becoming a Creative Genius (again)

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2010 2011

Author : Ken Siri
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For parents of children with autism, research is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources to do this, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism theory, research, and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. Each contributor gives the reader a basic description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Siri and Lyons include the therapies of the future, focusing on current clinical trials, ongoing research, and the researchers striving to better understand autism and find new treatments.