Language : English
Published : 2018-04-01
Pages : 320
Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers
In the context of multiple forms of global economic, social, and cultural oppression, along with intergenerational trauma, burnout, and public services retrenchment, this book offers a framework and set of inquiries and practices for social workers, activists, community organizers, counselors, and other helping professionals. Healing justice, a term that has emerged in social movements in the last decade, is taught as a practice of connecting to the whole self, what many are conditioned to ignore — the body, mind-heart, spirit, community, and natural world. Drawing from the East-West modalities of mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda, the author introduces six capabilities — mindfulness and compassion; critical thinking and curiosity; and effort and equanimity — which can guide practitioners on a transformative and empowering journey that can ultimately make them and their colleagues more effective in their work. Using case studies, critical analysis, and skill sharing, self-care is presented as an act of resistance to disconnection, marginalization, and internalized oppression. Healing justice is a trauma-informed practice that empowers social practitioners to cultivate the conditions that might allow them to feel more connected to themselves, their clients, colleagues, and communities. The book also engages critically with self-care practices, including investigation into the science of mindfulness, cultural appropriation, and the commodification of self-care. The message is clear that mindfulness-based practices are not a panacea for personal, inter-personal, or political problems. But, they can put practitioners in a more authentic and powerful place to work from, which is particularly important in a world where there is more connection to technology, ideologies, and people who share one’s beliefs, and less connection to the natural world, people who are different, and the parts of oneself that one tends to reject. The book also offers suggestions for how to share self-care practices with community members who have less access to wellness.
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ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. Now in its 8th edition, ON COURSE presents the choices that successful students make. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you’ll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. In addition, the “Toolbox for Active Learners” provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the “Toolbox for Active Learners” will show you how much you’ve learned about being an effective learner.
About the Author
Skip Downing is an international consultant in the field of faculty development and student success strategies. Dr. Downing has earned degrees from Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Santa Monica, and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds advanced degrees in both English and counseling psychology. He was professor of English at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for 32 years. In addition to his role as an academic instructor, Dr. Downing created and coordinated BCCC’s Student Success and Learning Community Programs. These programs teach students how to apply proven success strategies to achieve their full potential in college and in life. The College Success Program resulted in a significant increase in both student academic success and retention. Dr. Downing has made numerous presentations at national conferences and conducted faculty development workshops at many two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. Dr. Downing’s teaching, writing, and consulting are all guided by his belief that the greatest mission of any educational institution is to empower its students to live rich, fulfilling lives. Since 1996, he has facilitated the On Course Workshops, intensive four-day retreats for college educators focusing on proven strategies for helping students become active, responsible partners in their education and achieve greater success in college and in life.
“You are meant to succeed in the work you love. Your desire will take you all the way.” — Tama J. Kieves
What if everything you thought you needed to do to succeed was actually standing in the way of your success?
Tama Kieves, Harvard-lawyer-turned-career-coach, has spent the last decade crossing the United States and Canada, speaking to tens of thousands of people and sharing her inspiring story of moving from a career that was killing her to a life that has uplifted her, chronicled in her first book, “This Time I Dance!: Creating the Work You Love.” She has mentored thousands of people who, with her help, have followed their passion, and now live their dream lives.
And now she takes us to the next step in our journey…
Within you is your purpose–your destiny–that will lead you to your greatest fulfillment, and your greatest success. What Kieves discovered in her own journey is that the way to success is an “inspired” path, not a linear one. She brings her mentoring ideas and actions together in her latest work, “Inspired and Unstoppable.” In this motivating book, Kieves teaches that it is only in unleashing this purpose that you can become truly happy and satisfied.
Through these teachings, she will help you move into your “brilliant power.” She shares the mental and emotional impact of this journey–the fears, doubts, and boogeymen that arise–and how to become an unstoppable warrior for your life’s work and desires. This book will help you stay connected to your desires and shift your innermost thinking. When you do, inspired actions will seem to fall directly out of the sky, and onto your plate. You will naturally outpace anything any expert could ever tell you. “You don’t need the steps, when you have the moves.”
Beautifully written, “Inspired & Unstoppable” also includes success stories from Tama’s life and the lives of others who have made their dreams their reality, as well as practices that will create positive momentum, and “Inspired Successisms”–delightful, quick bites of wisdom peppered throughout the book. It also includes guidelines on how to create your own “Inspired Success Circle”–a way of moving forward with the support of friends and loved ones.
Practical, empowering, inspirational, galvanizing–“Inspired & Unstoppable” is the touchstone to (finally) living your wildest dreams and greatest desires.
About the Author
Tama Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her legal career to write and help others live their most meaningful self-expression. She is the bestselling author of “This Time I Dance!: Creating the Work You Love (How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All).” Featured on Oprah Radio, she is a sought-after speaker and career coach who has helped thousands worldwide to discover, launch, and live their true work in the world. Tama is a regular faculty member at various organizations, and is also the founder and president of Awakening Artistry, an organization dedicated to creating and supporting a global family of visionary minds, creative souls, free-spirited entrepreneurs, and empowered leaders.
Learn to speak Italian like a native? Easy. Italian All-in-One For Dummies appeals to those readers looking for a comprehensive, all-encompassing guide to mastering the Italian language. It contains content from all For Dummies Italian language instruction titles, including Italian For Dummies, Intermediate Italian For Dummies, Italian Verbs For Dummies, Italian Phrases For Dummies, Italian Grammar For Dummies, and Italian For Dummies Audio Set. * Offers readers interested in learning Italian a valuable reference to all aspects of this popular language * The content appeals to students, travelers, and businesspeople who visit Italian-speaking countries * An online companion site allows you to download audio tracks allows for more practice opportunities, as well as additional content empowering you to speak Italian like a native Whether you’re a pure beginner or have some familiarity with the language, Italian All-in-One For Dummies, with downloadable audio practice online, is your ticket to speaking, and writing, Italian.
No, it’s not easy raising teenagers. Yes, there are sane solutions–in this problem-solving parent’s guide from the bestselling author of Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy How should you respond when your teen comes home late? Wears inappropriate clothes? Is pregnant, or flunking out? You’ll find the answers here–right at your fingertips–in this quick-reference manual from one of the leading experts on adolescent behavior. As someone who has counseled hundreds of teens in his practice and as a father of two teens himself, Dr. Michael Bradley understands how teenagers can drive you crazy. Offering practical “first response” advice, he tells you exactly what to do and what NOT to do in about every scenario you’ll ever face with your kid,from messy rooms and monstrous moods to drug abuse and depression. If you own a teen (or feel owned by one) the experts agree you need this book “…a wonderful, straightforward, and extremely helpful book. Michael Bradley’s advice is always compassionate, very much on the mark, and, above all, realistic.” –Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D., bestselling author of Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall “Raising teens can be quite a bumpy ride. When Things Get Crazy with Your Teen supplies an easy-to-read, practical, and valuable road map for the trip.” –David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Why Do They Act That Way? “Exceptional…This is a book that I will highly recommend, not just to parents of my adolescent patients but for all parents attempting to raise teenagers in today’s complex and stress-filled world.” –Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., coauthor of Raising Resilient Children “Parents will find fresh insights and concrete, no-nonsense help throughout …” –Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, authors of How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk