All of us will, at one time or the other, be called upon to offer warmth and support to another human being who is suffering-this book will show you how to answer the call with an open heart.
Author: Val Walker
We live in an increasingly "virtual" world in which it can be tempting to skip making that true, human connection with someone in pain. Even though our thoughts might be with them, we lack the confidence to reach out, worrying that we will say or do the "wrong" thing. In this practical, step-by-step guide to what she calls "the art of comforting," Val Walker draws on numerous interviews with "Master Comforters" to guide readers in gently and gracefully breaking through the walls that those who are suffering often erect around themselves. Interviewees include inspiring individuals such as Alicia Rasin, who, as a victim's advocate for the city of Richmond, Virginia, has devoted her life to comforting grieving families devastated by homicide, gang violence, and other traumatic experiences; or Patricia Ellen, who, as a grief counselor and outreach director at the Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine, appears on site to support and comfort children, staff, and parents when a school is facing a death, violence, or other crises. All of us will, at one time or the other, be called upon to offer warmth and support to another human being who is suffering-this book will show you how to answer the call with an open heart.
This is her collection of recipes that will warm you up and teach you to embrace the art of hygge, no matter where you live."
Author: Trine Hahnemann
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
The Scandinavians excel at comfort family, friends, a good atmosphere, long meals, relaxation, and an emphasis on the simple pleasures. They even have a word for this kind of coziness that comes with spending quality time in hearth and home when the days are short: "hygge." Trine Hahnemann is the doyenne of Scandinavian cooking, and loves nothing more than spending time in her kitchen cooking up comforting food in good company. This is her collection of recipes that will warm you up and teach you to embrace the art of hygge, no matter where you live."
Imogen Racz provides a theme-led discussion about how the physical experience of the dwelling space and the psychological complexities of the domestic are manifested in art, focusing mainly on sculpture, installation and object-based ...
Author: Imogen Racz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Our homes contain us, but they are also within us. They can represent places to be ourselves, to recollect childhood memories, or to withdraw into adult spaces of intimacy; they can be sites for developing rituals, family relationships, and acting out cultural expectations. Like the personal, social, and cultural elements out of which they are constructed, homes can be not only comforting, but threatening too. The home is a rich theme running through post-war western art, and it continues to engage contemporary artists today - yet it has been the subject of relatively little critical writing. Art and the Home: Comfort, Alienation and the Everyday is the first single-authored, up-to-date book on the subject. Imogen Racz provides a theme-led discussion about how the physical experience of the dwelling space and the psychological complexities of the domestic are manifested in art, focusing mainly on sculpture, installation and object-based practice; discussing the work and ideas of artists as diverse as Louise Bourgeois, Gordon Matta-Clark, George Segal and Cornelia Parker within their artistic and cultural contexts
Comfort. Outside the operating room at Dohnavur, where anxious friends and
relatives wait, are the words: “Then came ... At Dohnavur comfort is considered
an important adjunct to medical treatment. Our age has lost the art of comforting.
Author: Elizabeth Ruth Skoglund
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Fascinating vignettes from the life of an influential missionary, interwoven with selections from her evocative writings.
Mrs. Daniels poems were created for the purpose of healing and comforting the
spirit by means of expressive art poems. These poems are used in pictorial
designs and appear on T-SllII'tS, book marks, and greeting cards. Allison enjoys
Author: Allison Gregory Daniels
Allison Gregory Daniels has been performing in the areas of television, radio and stage for several years. She debuted her first poetry and inspirational book signing at Adelia's Restaurant in Takoma Park, Md in 1999. Allison G. Daniels is a native Washingtonian. She received her early education from the D.C. public school systems. She has been captivated by poetry virtually all of her life and has been writing poetry since age eleven. She is the author of 10 collection of poetry books, Revitalizing Your Spirit, Black Man I Love You, Yearning For Love, Jesus A Joy To Call My Own and an inspirational book entitled, Facing Tomorrow. Over the past few years, she has authored over 1000 poems and had several published. She is also a Distinguished Member of the International Society of poets and was elected into the International Poetry Hall of Fame on March 3, 1997. Her poems have been well-published throughout the United States. Mrs. Daniels poems were created for the purpose of healing and comforting the spirit by means of expressive art poems. These poems are used in pictorial designs and appear on T-shirts, book marks, and greeting cards. Allison enjoys sharing messages of hope and love through her poetry. She has dedicated her life to the art of poetry. She has also donated several of her poems to the local newspapers throughout the Washington D.C. area. She envisions a progressive Christian and counseling center that will enable the youth of today and tomorrow to grow and develop spiritually and creatively.
She put her arms around him, drew him close, and held him with her cheek
pressed gently to his. “I'm sorry.” She murmured it, wishing she knew more of the
art of comforting. “I'm so damn sorry.” The rage that had been spitting into his
Author: J. D. Robb
From the start, J. D. Robb's In Death series hooked readers with suspense, passion, thrills, and a “tough-as-nails” (The Associated Press) heroine. Now, Lieutenant Eve Dallas takes on Manhattan's criminal element in this collection that includes books 11-15 in the #1 New York Times bestselling series... JUDGMENT IN DEATH BETRAYAL IN DEATH SEDUCTION IN DEATH REUNION IN DEATH PURITY IN DEATH
Yet, we know intuitively that in offering comfort and sympathy to another, each of
us gains. Grieving embraces the mysterious, unknowable aspects of existence
and has the possibility of lending insight into oneself, one's choices, and the ...
Author: Leonard M. Zunin, M.D.
Publisher: Harper Collins
Time and again we stumble for words and actions that will reflect our feelings of compassion and our desire to be of comfort. Based on the authors' extensive research, their workshops, and their professional experience, and filled with personal stories and anecdotes, this heartfelt, practical, and easily accessible resource covers the three most common areas of concern: "What can I write?" "What can I say?" and "What can I do?" The authors address such issues as: Special circumstances -- sudden death, suicide, the death of a parent or child How to compose a letter of condolence -- including a variety of sample letters How to be of service -- from ideas for thoughtful gifts, to assisting with business affairs and funeral arrangements, to suggested ways of helping in the aftermath When more help is needed -- the benefits of grief therapy and support groups, with a listing of recommended reading and other resources
This is why most survival horror games tactic of taking something benign , even
comforting , and warping are single player . Having to predict the actions of one
player is hard that item into something terrifying . In the game , the little girl's
Author: Dave Morris
Publisher: The Ilex Press Ltd
This book includes a complete illustrated guide to the modern computer game world with in depth examples of the most popular games across all formats.
Organizing is comforting. I like having the right folders for the right classes, I like
making lists. But then perfectionism can happen easier.” Addie picked up the
fuchsia pillow from the corner of the couch. “Organizing is comforting, but it
Author: SuEllen Hamkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Narrative psychiatry empowers patients to shape their lives through story. Rather than focusing only on finding the source of the problem, in this collaborative clinical approach psychiatrists also help patients diagnose and develop their sources of strength. By encouraging the patient to explore their personal narrative through questioning and story-telling, the clinician helps the patient participate in and discover the ways in which they construct meaning, how they view themselves, what their values are, and who it is exactly that they want to be. These revelations in turn inform clinical decision-making about what it is that ails them, how they'd like to treat it, and what recovery might look like. The Art of Narrative Psychiatry is the first comprehensive description of narrative psychiatry in action. Engaging and accessible, it demonstrates how to help patients cultivate their personal sources of strength and meaning as resources for recovery. Illustrated with vivid case reports and in-depth accounts of therapeutic conversations, the book offers psychiatrists and psychotherapists detailed guidance in the theory and practice of this collaborative approach. Drawing inspiration from narrative therapy, post-modern philosophy, humanistic medicine, and social justice movements - and replete with ways to more fully manifest the intentions of the mental health recovery model - this engaging new book shows how to draw on the standard psychiatric toolbox while also maintaining focus on the patient's vision of the world and illuminating their skills and strengths. Written by a pioneer in the field, The Art of Narrative Psychiatry describes a breadth of nuanced, powerful narrative practices, including externalizing problems, listening for what is absent but implicit, facilitating re-authoring conversations, fostering communities of support, and creating therapeutic documents. The Art of Narrative Psychiatry addresses mental health challenges that range from mild to severe, including anxiety, depression, despair, anorexia/bulimia, perfectionism, OCD, trauma, psychosis, and loss. True to form, the author narrates her own experience throughout, sharing her internal thoughts and decision-making processes as she listens to patients. The Art of Narrative Psychiatry is necessary reading for any professional seeking to empower their patients and become a better, more compassionate clinician.