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The Beauty of Wings

Author : Alexandra Mika
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The Beauty of Wings is a magical true story of inner transformation. It unravels the details of author Alexandra Mika’s healing journey, from an excruciatingly painful childhood of bullying, exclusion, and asthma to her mid-twenties filled with anorexia, pneumonia, panic, and suffocation to near death. Through dedication and determination Alexandra propels herself out of dark waters and comes home to her natural state of bliss, radiant health, and love. Journey with Alexandra on a pilgrimage of self-awakening through Reiki (energy healing), a profound connection with an extraordinary horse, connecting deeply with the natural world, yoga, and learning to love herself unconditionally. Through the metaphor of lungs as butterfly wings, readers journey from the dark isolation of the cocoon into the freedom and majestic nature of the butterfly. The Beauty of Wings reveals the unlimited potential of the human spirit and the capacity within the heart for healing, transformation, and unconditional love. “The Beauty of Wings is the story of an incredible journey of inner awakening, a story concerned with the task of learning to love oneself. This remarkable young woman has achieved what we would call “speaking oneself into being” through aligning her inner and outer speech with positive thinking and rising above any and all of life’s obstacles through determination. Her true story demonstrates the power of consistent positive thoughts to heal the body, heal the mind, and to positively change one’s life.” —Pia Smith Orleane & Cullen Baird Smith, authors of Conversations With Laarkmaa, Remembering Who We Are and The Return of the Feminine. “With great courage and honesty, Alexandra shares from the heart her story of struggle and pain, to surrender, healing and empowerment. From suffering to triumph, she speaks her truth and grows her wings to fly to new heights spreading the message of hope and beauty, as do the butterflies that have always been with her.” —Tara Cindy Sherman, ERYT-500

In The Therapist s Chair

Author : Jacqueline Simon Gunn
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Have you ever wondered how psychotherapy actually works? Have you ever been curious about what a therapist’s thoughts are while she is sitting with a patient? Do therapists feel emotions during session? What are they really thinking? How do therapists choose what personal information to share with their patients, and how might they time disclosure? How does a therapist respond upon receiving a gift from a patient? What aspects of the relationship need to be considered before a therapist accepts or declines a gift? In the Therapist’s Chair addresses these complex questions and many more. Creatively written and ingeniously told, each chapter provides the reader with exclusive examples of the therapeutic process as it happens, while skillfully teaching the art of psychotherapy. The volume clearly illuminates specific techniques of psychotherapy as it is lived and experienced in the treatment setting. Compelling and even humorous at times, In the Therapist’s Chair will appeal to the clinician, those in therapy and people interested in therapy alike. Review In the Therapist’s Chair the reader learns about the special attractions and concerns of Dr. Simon’s patients as they learn how to question their existence and understand what is important to them. These stories are both haunting and rich in human emotion. A book as comprehensive as this one is a welcome addition to any library. I will use this as a teaching tool and I hope you will too. Elliott Storch, LCSW, DCSW A profoundly honest, nuanced exploration of the world created between therapist and patient. A seamless blend of philosophy, technique, and quirky narrative. Sarah Mitchell, Psy. D.

The Therapist in Mourning

Author : Kerry L Malawista
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The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits therapists from engaging in such activities. Practitioners can only share memories of a client in circumscribed ways, while respecting the patient's confidentiality. Therefore, they may find it difficult to discuss the things that made the therapeutic relationship meaningful. Similarly, when a therapist loses someone in their private lives, they are expected to isolate themselves from grief, since allowing one's personal life to enter the working relationship can interfere with a client's self-discovery and healing. For therapists caught between their grief and the empathy they provide for their clients, this collection explores the complexity of bereavement within the practice setting. It also examines the professional and personal ramifications of death and loss for the practicing clinician. Featuring original essays from longstanding practitioners, the collection demonstrates the universal experience of bereavement while outlining a theoretical framework for the position of the bereft therapist. Essays cover the unexpected death of clients and patient suicide, personal loss in a therapist's life, the grief of clients who lose a therapist, disastrous loss within a community, and the grief resulting from professional losses and disruptions. The first of its kind, this volume gives voice to long-suppressed thoughts and emotions, enabling psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health specialists to achieve the connection and healing they bring to their own work.

Things I Tell My Therapist

Author : Amy Wright
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""Am I normal? Do other women feel like this too? Am I totally alone here?"" Spoiler alert! We're all walking shitshows. Some of us are matinee level and some are sold out, opening night, line out the movie theater door level... but shitshows just the same (did anyone bring the popcorn and Milk Duds?). To pretend that we've got it all together and that we're not just winging it as we go along every single day in this spiralling tornado of motherhood fuckery, is just a complete waste of time. Add in motherhood, marriage, a never ending list of to-do's, little time for peace and quiet and maybe a light dusting (or a heaping spoonful) of depression and you've got yourself a sold out blockbuster of a show (that Amy happily shares on the internet)! A peek into a hilarious yet eye opening account of what #momlife is really all about, without the filters and pretentious bullshit. Welcome to the show!

Mental Health in Deafness

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Vol. for fall 1977 includes the proceedings of the Orthopsychiatric Workshop on Deafness sponsored by and held at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., May 18-19, 1976.

The Therapist s Cat

Author : Stephanie Sorrell
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This is a poignant, charming and amusing fiction story that raises very moral questions about our interaction with animals and how this may impact on us at a later date. Psychotherapist, Pete Shepherd’s life is changed dramatically when his new girlfriend, Emmie, presents him with a kitten called Moo. Not particularly fond of cats he is about to take Moo into an animal rescue centre when he discovers that she can both speak his language and read his thoughts. Moo has a mission: to educate Pete about the very dire state of the animal kingdom due to humanity’s mistreatment and mishandling of animals. Gradually she begins to educate Pete on animal evolution that is strange, fascinating and rather disturbing if this is true. Apparently, a race of animal beings, known as the Nasym, have forced their way into the human evolutionary chain in order to escape the cruelty. Moo's deepest fear is of becoming human and losing her fur; because a life without the qualities of fur is unbearable and also what she believes to be humanity’s fundamental problem.


Author : Prof. Michael A. Davis
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Absolution; How to Recognize a Sex Offender is a fictionalized account of real events that occurred during Michael Davis's 7 year experience treating adult sex offenders at the Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center, in Avenel, New Jersey. It is an depth look at what happens in sex offender prisons from the standpoint of a treating psychologist.

The Use of Self in Therapy

Author : Michele Baldwin
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One of the most powerful factors in therapy is that it involves the intensive relationship between two (or more) human beings. The issues of transparency and self-disclosure therefore become important concerns for therapists; how can they use themselves effectively in their work without transgressing on professional regulations? These issues and concerns are addressed in this new edition of The Use of Self in Therapy by experienced therapists, who share their own wisdom, research, and experiences in valuable ways. Disregarding methodology or approach, the authors demonstrate how to train and develop the self and person of the therapist as a powerful adjunct to successful therapy. They enable practitioners to become more effective in helping their clients to realize and regain their own powers of healing and healthy recovery. This 3rd edition also examines the impact of increasing professional regulation, as well as the impact of the internet and social media on the conduct of therapy. Also new to this edition are discussions of how therapists can use themselves in cultures that are less individually-oriented. This book is a valuable addition to any therapist’s library and therapy supervisor’s teaching arsenal.

Running Injury Free

Author : Joseph Ellis
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Running Injury-Free uses anecdotal examples from Ellis's own patients and experiences in order to discuss injury-prevention, treatment, and recovery. He implements a clinical approach toward treating the most common running-related injuries, as well as providing detailed background situations to describe how each injury can happen, so the reader can recognize poor habits or compare training and running practices in his or her own experience. In this updated version, content relating to shoes and shoe selection, "over the counter" treatments, orthotic techniques and materials, Piriformis Syndrome, chiropractic medicine and acupuncture, stretching techniques, nutrition and supplements, injuries related to minimalist runners, as well as running issues for women, children, and endurance runners will be updated to reflect timely practices and research.

Running on Empty

Author : Jonice Webb
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A large segment of the population struggles with feelings of being detached from themselves and their loved ones. They feel flawed, and blame themselves. Running on Empty will help them realize that they're suffering not because of something that happened to them in childhood, but because of something that didn't happen. It's the white space in their family picture, the background rather than the foreground. This will be the first self-help book to bring this invisible force to light, educate people about it, and teach them how to overcome it.

Cognitive Therapy with Chronic Pain Patients

Author : Carrie Winterowd, PhD
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This manual begins with an introduction to chronic, nonmalignant pain treatment and some of the main pain theories, as well as approaches to pain management . The core of the book delineates the application of Beck's cognitive therapy assessment and intervention strategies with this client population, and offers an easy-to-follow structured approach. The book provides case examples and therapist-patient dialogues to demonstrate cognitive therapy in action and illustrate ways to improve collaborative efforts between practitioners and patients.

Running Scared

Author : Cheryl Norman
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Although newly-divorced Ashley Adams thinks her ex-husband is trying to kill her, she’s no longer running scared—months of therapy and determination have strengthened her resolve to stop being a victim, while months of dedicated training have prepared her to run her first marathon. Homicide detective Rick Edwards is coping with the deaths of his wife and daughter the only way he knows how—by focusing on his work. He is hoping to solve the murder Ashley witnessed during a training run, but first he must win her trust. It doesn't take Rick long to realize that Ashley Adams is hardly a damsel in distress. In the most unexpected of places, he may have found the one woman who can save him.

Running Fire

Author : Lindsay McKenna
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He was a haven in the midst of Hell… Temporarily assigned to the Shadow Squadron in a troubled region of Afghanistan, Chief Warrant Officer and pilot Leah Mackenzie is no stranger to conflict—even if most of her physical and emotional scars are courtesy of her vicious ex. Still, she's got a bad feeling about picking up a team of stranded SEALs. A feeling that's all too justified once enemy fire hits their helicopter and all hell breaks loose… SEAL Kell Ballard's goal was to get the injured pilot out of harm's way and find shelter deep in the labyrinth of caves. It's a place of dark intimacy, where Leah finds unexpected safety in a man's arms. Where prohibited attraction burns brightly. And where they'll hide until the time comes to face the enemy outside…and the enemy within their ranks.

The Tales of a Stroke Patient

Author : Joyce Hoffman
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“I was up all night reading. I laughed, cried and my heart was touched. My friend recently began to ignore me and doesn’t want me to visit.... Your blog really made me see what a survivor sees and feel what they feel. Because of your willingness to share, I now know that I’m doing the right thing by hanging in there.” —Jada Thompson, a Reader “Oh Joyce.... Really touched my heart. There are no “happy words” to make this “better”. But you are facing it head-on, win or lose, and that says so much about your character.” —Anna Bofill, IT Professional “Takes my breath away. Powerful beyond words. Really a gem!” —Judy Freeman, Retired Teacher You have expanded my knowledge greatly! Keep up the good research and writing! —Laurel Nichols, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital “I was a reporter and I won an AP award [for an] editorial in ‘99.... I’m damaged goods and words fail me, sort of a blank slate.... I keep pluggin’ away, nose in the dictionary and thesaurus, hunting out words. I’m unsinkable.” —Mickie Roller, Stroke Survivor

Techniques In Adlerian Psychology

Author : Jon Carlson
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

By Blood

Author : Ellen Ullman
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The award-winning writer returns with a major, absorbing, atmospheric novel that takes on the most dramatic and profoundly personal subject matter San Francisco in the 1970s. Free love has given way to radical feminism, psychedelic ecstasy to hard-edged gloom. The Zodiac Killer stalks the streets. A disgraced professor takes an office in a downtown tower to plot his return. But the walls are thin and he's distracted by voices from next door—his neighbor is a psychologist, and one of her patients dislikes the hum of the white-noise machine. And so he begins to hear about the patient's troubles with her female lover, her conflicts with her adoptive, avowedly WASP family, and her quest to track down her birth mother. The professor is not just absorbed but enraptured. And the further he is pulled into the patient's recounting of her dramas—and the most profound questions of her own identity—the more he needs the story to move forward. The patient's questions about her birth family have led her to a Catholic charity that trafficked freshly baptized orphans out of Germany after World War II. But confronted with this new self— "I have no idea what it means to say ‘I'm a Jew'"—the patient finds her search stalled. Armed with the few details he's gleaned, the professor takes up the quest and quickly finds the patient's mother in records from a German displaced-persons camp. But he can't let on that he's been eavesdropping, so he mocks up a reply from an adoption agency the patient has contacted and drops it in the mail. Through the wall, he hears how his dear patient is energized by the news, and so is he. He unearths more clues and invests more and more in this secret, fraught, triangular relationship: himself, the patient, and her therapist, who is herself German. His research leads them deep into the history of displaced-persons camps, of postwar Zionism, and—most troubling of all—of the Nazi Lebensborn program. With ferocious intelligence and an enthralling, magnetic prose, Ellen Ullman weaves a dark and brilliant, intensely personal novel that feels as big and timeless as it is sharp and timely. It is an ambitious work that establishes her as a major writer.

Hypnotherapy for the Therapist

Author : Ph. D. O. M. D. Bradley W. Kuhns
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A book for all hypnotherapists, social workers, psychologists, marriage family therapists and professionals that use or want to use clinical hypnotherapy in their practice. Doctor Kuhns hypnotherapy techniques, approaches and strategies have been used around the world by practitioners so they can communicate with their patients and clients more easily. As always doctor Kuhns presents his techniques in easy to read, no nonsense terms so the reader can quickly use the materials in their practice. Dr. Kuhns has used and shared his approaches and techniques both in private practice and has acted as advisor and consultant to many professionals, stars, entertainers and well known personalities throughout the world. His unique techniques an approaches that he developed over the years in clinical and investigative settings can now help you increase your hypnotherapy skills.

The Girl with Three Legs

Author : Soraya Mire
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A personal story of female genital mutilation. Mire reveals what it means to grow up in a traditional Somali family, where girls' and women's basic human rights are violated on a daily basis. She describes FGM is the ultimate child abuse, a ritual of mutilation handed down from mother to daughter and protected by the word "culture."

Handbook of Clinical Behavior Therapy with Adults

Author : Alan S. Bellack
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Despite the occasional outcries to the contrary, the field of behavior therapy is still growing, and the asymptote has not been reached yet. The umbrella of behavior therapy continues to enlarge and still is able to encompass new theories, new con cepts, new research, new data, and new clinical techniques. Although the number of new behavioral journals now has stabilized, we still see a proliferation of books on the subject. In the past few years, however, we have seen considerable specialization within behavior therapy. No longer is it possible to be a generalist and remain fully abreast of all the relevant developments. Thus, we see behavior therapists who deal with adults, those who deal with children, those whose specialty is hospital psychiatry, and those who see themselves as practitioners of behavioral medicine. Even within a subarea such as behavioral medicine, specialization runs supreme to the extent that there are experts in the specific addictions, adult medical problems, and child medical problems. Given the extent of specialization, there are numerous ways "to skin" the pro verbial "cat." We therefore have chosen to look at the contemporary work in behavior therapy that is being carried out with adults, in part, of course, because of our long-standing interest in this area as teachers, researchers, and clinicians. In so doing, we have chosen to highlight the clinical aspects of the endeavor but not at the expense of the rich research heritage for each of the specific adult disorders.

Mindfulness and Acceptance

Author : Steven C. Hayes
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This volume examines the role of mindfulness principles and practices in a range of well-established cognitive and behavioral treatment approaches. Leading scientist-practitioners describe how their respective modalities incorporate such nontraditional themes as mindfulness, acceptance, values, spirituality, being in relationship, focusing on the present moment, and emotional deepening. Coverage includes acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, integrative behavioral couple therapy, behavioral activation, and functional analytic psychotherapy. Contributors describe their clinical methods and goals, articulate their theoretical models, and examine similarities to and differences from other approaches.