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Making Hostile Words Harmless

Author : Kate Cohen-Posey
ISBN : 9780470292570
Genre : Psychology
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Infused with wisdom and a strong dose of humor, Making Hostile Words Harmless offers therapists and their clients a unique collection of effective exercises and bully-busting responses guaranteed to diffuse difficult exchanges. Filled with helpful tools, the book uses the martial art of Aikido, or the 'way of harmony' to teach the 'verbal arts' of confirming, inquiring, understanding, and evoking.

Empowering Dialogues Within

Author : Kate Cohen-Posey
ISBN : 9780470292587
Genre : Psychology
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Immersed with wisdom, Empowering Dialogues Within is a unique client workbook filled with narratives, case vignettes, and exercises, providing mental health professionals with a broad-based toolkit to help clients become more self-aware. It is filled with instructive case examples and practical advice for building clients? confidence, wisdom, and sense of wellness and a foundation for lifelong strength and growth.

The Words And Works Of Jesus Christ

Author : J. Dwight Pentecost
ISBN : 9780310531043
Genre : Religion
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The life of Jesus Christ takes on fresh clarity and meaning in this masterful work by Dwight Pentecost. The words, the miracles, and overarching message of the Messiah come alive in flowing and detailed chronology, set against the cultural, political, and religious setting of his day. You'll gain new understanding of why Jesus came, how he operated, and what he accomplished. Above all, you'll acquire a deeper appreciation for the love that guided his path, beginning in a manger in Bethlehem, leading through three and a half years of ministry that ended abruptly at the cross on Golgotha, and blazing forth in eternal triumph at the resurrection. Drawing liberally on the works of others who have written about Christ, such as Alfred Edersheim, J. W. Shepherd, W. Graham Scroggie, and Frederick Faraar, Dr. Pentecost reveals in his own writing a familiarity with the subject that comes from years of teaching. Yet he writes, not as one who knows all there is to know about Christ, but with the restraint of one who knows that Jesus is to be worshiped and adored as the great King, and that no book can do more than begin to tell all the wonders of his being and his love.

The Laughter Factor

Author : Dan Keller
ISBN : 9780738814339
Genre : Psychology
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I WAS DELIGHTED TO RECEIVE THIS NEW SUBMISSION BY Daniel Keller. The Laughter Factor presents laughter and humor as a form of therapy. The author claims laughter is essential to the emotions, the body and soul, and the survival of civilization.We all know that 'laughter is the best medicine' and Keller succeeds in proving this theory in his book. Humor is at the core of a whole and healthy personality. Kellar adroitly describes the healing power of laughter -- based on case studies from individual and group therapy sessions. He notes that we, as humans, neglect the power of laughter in our lives by taking humor for granted. We ignore the healthy impact of a good hearty laugh on the body:What happens, when our cheeks blush and our belly shakes the spasm of a guffaw, is more than a good feeling. Our vocal cords are sounding an elixir as old as Solomon's praise of a 'merry heart.' And modern medicine tells us that we are measurably cleansing our somatic pores. We now know that laughter catalyzes the endocrine system. Our pituitary gland releases pain-reducing chemicals. Endorphins and enkephalins trigger the sensation of pleasure.With a clear and lucid style, Keller offers the reader a wealth of information that applies humor to therapy, laughter, and life as a preventative medicine of salvific proportions. This makes for insightful and entertaining reading."Dan Keller's book touches what I felt when I wrote One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Both I and Randall Patrick McMurphy suggest you read it." -- Ken Kesey"Keller's book reminds us that laughter is the best medicine, far better than a dose of medicine. I recommend The Laughter Factor without a single reservation." -- Virginia Durr"Keller writes about humor with humor. He proves his point in story after story that humor really does make a difference."-- Conrad Hyers"I am delighted to see a book of the caliber Dan Keller has written on the role of humor in psychotherapy. I believe its value will be in the stories it tells." -- Gerald Piaget"Keller's work is masterful. It probes the light side of life, and the philanthropic justice of laughter." -- Tonea Stewart"Keller reminds us that when we go off the rails, laughter picks us up and puts us back on track. The Laughter Factor is a terrific book."-- David BouchierOne may judge the importance of a book partly in terms of content and partly in terms of need. On both counts Keller's The Laughter Factor is important. There is a dearth of literature available to the psychotherapist that applies humor theory to humor therapy. Anyone who has done counseling surely senses that humor - on the part of both therapist and client - can be a significant ingredient in the healing process, yet few have given the matter systematic reflection and application. Freud made a preliminary effort in this direction in his Wit and the Unconscious, and Keller draws upon his study; but many aspects of the subject remained to be developed, especially the uses of humor by the counselor and client. The Laughter Factor corrects this lacuna in our knowledge.Before Freud, none other than the great American therapist Mark Twain credited healing powers to humor (and to his profession) when he wrote in Tom Sawyer of the old man who "laughed joyously and loud, shook up the details of his anatomy from head to foot, saying that such a laugh was money in a man's pocket because it cut down the doctor's bills like everything!" That, in essence, is what Keller's book is about, including a chapter on recent research indicating the various positive effects of shaking up the details of one's anatomy from head to foot in hearty laughter.A book that might profitably be read in conjunction with Keller's book is Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cu

Jesus And His Own

Author : Daniel B. Stevick
ISBN : 9780802848659
Genre : Religion
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In Jesus and His Own Daniel Stevick offers a close, focused reading of John 13-17, the so-called Farewell Discourses of Jesus in which, as he shares his Last Supper with his disciples, he lovingly prepares them for the time coming after his departure. According to Stevick, these poignant chapters develop more fully than any other New Testament text the intimate, persisting bonds between the living Jesus and his church, the community of believers who live, through Christ, in close communion with God, under the Spirit, and in tension with the world. In his section-by-section commentary Stevick gives careful attention to the literary, structural, and theological features of the text, pointing also to how and where the Revised Common Lectionary incorporates passages from John 13-17. The distillation of a senior seminary professor's lifelong study and reflection, Jesus and His Own will be especially valuable for pastors preparing to teach or preach from John's Gospel.

Harm To Others

Author : Joel Feinberg
ISBN : 9780199878574
Genre : Philosophy
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This first volume in the four-volume series The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law focuses on the "harm principle," the commonsense view that prevention of harm to persons other than the perpetrator is a legitimate purpose of criminal legislation. Feinberg presents a detailed analysis of the concept and definition of harm and applies it to a host of practical and theoretical issues, showing how the harm principle must be interpreted if it is to be a plausible guide to the lawmaker.

Wit And Its Relation To The Unconscious

Author : Sigmund Freud
ISBN : 9780486143439
Genre : Psychology
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Great analyst's brilliant, accessible study of the psychology of wit and jokes. Freud probes origins of wit in the "pleasure mechanism," demonstrates parallels with neuroses, dreams, psychopathological acts.

Microaggressions In Everyday Life

Author : Derald Wing Sue
ISBN : 0470594152
Genre : Psychology
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Praise for Microaggressions in Everyday Life "In a very constructive way, Dr. Sue provides time-tested psychological suggestions to make our society free of microaggressions. It is a brilliant resource and ideal teaching tool for all those who wish to alter the forces that promote pain for people." —Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, ABPPPresident, American Psychological Association "Microaggressions in Everyday Life offers an insightful, scholarly, and thought-provoking analysis of the existence of subtle, often unintentional biases, and their profound impact on members of traditionally disadvantaged groups. The concept of microaggressions is one of the most important developments in the study of intergroup relations over the past decade, and this volume is the definitive source on the topic." —John F. Dovidio, PhD Professor of Psychology, Yale University "Derald Wing Sue has written a must-read book for anyone who deals with diversity at any level. Microaggressions in Everyday Life will bring great rewards in understanding and awareness along with practical guides to put them to good use." —James M. Jones, PhD Professor of Psychology and Director of Black American Studies, University of Delaware "This is a major contribution to the multicultural discourse and to understanding the myriad ways that discrimination can be represented and its insidious effects. Accessible and well documented, it is a pleasure to read." —Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Professor of Psychology, St. John's University A transformative look at covert bias, prejudice, and discrimination with hopeful solutions for their eventual dissolution Written by bestselling author Derald Wing Sue, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation is a first-of-its-kind guide on the subject of microaggressions. This book insightfully looks at the various kinds of microaggressions and their psychological effects on both perpetrators and their targets. Thought provoking and timely, Dr. Sue suggests realistic and optimistic guidance for combating—and ending—microaggressions in our society.

Report Of The Reelfoot Lake Biological Station

Author : Reelfoot Lake Biological Station
ISBN : MINN:31951T001939479
Genre : Biology
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Chess Made Easy

Author : George Walker
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000060744
Genre : Chess
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