Emotional Alchemy

How the Mind Can Heal the Heart

Emotional Alchemy

Alchemists sought to transform lead into gold. In the same way, says Tara Bennett-Goleman, we all have the natural ability to turn our moments of confusion or emotional pain into insightful clarity. Emotional Alchemy maps the mind and shows how, according to recent advances in cognitive therapy, most of what troubles us falls into ten basic emotional patterns, including fear of abandonment, social exclusion (the feeling we don't belong), and vulnerability (the feeling that some catastrophe will occur). Through the simple practice of mindfulness taught in this book, we can free ourselves of such patterns and replace them with empathy for ourselves and others, as well as the freedom to be more creative and alive. You'll find the very latest research in neuroscience--including the neurological "magic quarter second," during which it is possible for a thought to be "caught" before it turns into an emotional reaction. And you'll discover the fascinating parallels of this science with the wisdom of ancient Buddhism--for Buddhists knew centuries ago that we can end our self-destructive habits. This remarkable book also teaches the practice of mindfulness, an awareness that lets us see things as they truly are without distortion or judgment, giving the most insightful explanation of how mindfulness can change not only our lives, but the very structure of our brains. Here is a beautifully rendered work full of Buddhist wisdom and stories of how people have used mindfulness to conquer their self-defeating habits. The result is a whole new way of approaching our relationships, work, and internal lives.

Feeling Well

Emotional Alchemy for Children

Feeling Well

Journey through your body and meet the flavors of your feelings with this introduction to Emotional Alchemy. Through color, animals, visualization, texture, sound and movement, you can begin to get to know your emotional body. Gain awareness and begin building a toolkit for healthy emotional expression and regulation, with safety and non-violence at the core.

Emotional Alchemy

Transforming Negativity Into Ambition

Emotional Alchemy

This short booklet was crafted on topics related to self improvement but is not a self help guide. From a general psychological and philosophical perspective, overcoming guilt and fear can be useful beyond passing them by and can be combined with using negativity to drive ambition. This is a positive system for spiritual and emotional development and can be utilized to create, construct, and build up, warding the reader away from anything destructive towards the self or others. It contains anecdotes as well.

Healing through the Dark Emotions

The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair

Healing through the Dark Emotions

"We are all touched at some point by the dark emotions of grief, fear, or despair. In an age of global threat, these emotions have become widespread and overwhelming. While conventional wisdom warns us of the harmful effects of "negative" emotions, this revolutionary book offers a more hopeful view: there is a redemptive power in our worst feelings. Seasoned psychotherapist Miriam Greenspan argues that it's the avoidance and denial of the dark emotions that results in the escalating psychological disorders of our time: depression, anxiety, addiction, psychic numbing, and irrational violence. And she shows us how to trust the wisdom of the dark emotions to guide, heal, and transform our lives and our world.

Song of Ascension

Song of Ascension

A book about a spiritual journey within a soul, that begins with its fall and ends with its ascension. The fall occurring into the abyss between what life is and what life should be; the journey undertaken to seek a way out of the dark abyss to the light. At some point in our life we all have to go on a great spiritual quest to give our life meaning; we may begin in the darkest night, or in a twilight period, or even on a bright dawn, the point we depart from may differ but we all desire to arrive at the same place, at a sense of deep meaning for life. This book is the light of hope to all those lost in the darkness. This book’s purpose is to serve for all who read it as the spiritual map showing the way to ascend to life’s highest meaning and joy.

Nursing Leadership

A Concise Encyclopedia, Second Edition

Nursing Leadership

A single comprehensive reference for nursing leaders, leadership organizations, nursing clinicians, and educators, Nursing Leadership is the only compendium of nursing terminology in existence. Written by eminent nursing professionals, it provides descriptions of prominent individuals in nursing, information regarding nine leadership-related topics, and current trends in nurse leadership. This second edition has been expanded to encompass 80 new entries and revisions or updates to all original entries. It provides an extensive overview of current leadership issues including theories, characteristics, and skills required of nurse leaders in today's complex health care system. Highly respected contributors include Claire Fagan, Beverly Malone (NLN CEO), Polly Bednash (AACN CEO), Patricia Benner, and many others. For ease of use this new edition contains both alphabetic and thematic indexes, extensive cross-referencing, and print and web references for each entry. The new edition features: Thematic list of entries in addition to alphabetic index An extensive overview on salient nursing leadership issues, themes, characteristics, and current and future developments A "legacies" section on nursing luminaries throughout history Over 80 new entries and updates and revisions of original entries Extensive cross-referencing and print and web resources for each entry

Supporting the Emotional Work of School Leaders

Supporting the Emotional Work of School Leaders

This practical book deals with the emotional and moral dimensions of school leadership. The author sets out the intra-personal and interpersonal attributes, attitudes and behaviours necessary to develop emotional and moral leadership within the school community. The book provides a range of person-centred strategies for building communities of professionally committed, relationally competent, collaborative individuals.

Authentic Managerial Leadership

Authentic Managerial Leadership

Robert A. Orr lives a fulfilling life which began with his birth in Argentina, his boyhood and teenage years in Brazil, and his college education and pilot's training in Canada. He served as a trainer and pilot for seventeen years in Brazil and returned to Canada where he and his wife Adriana now live. With a passion, burden and commitment to address and meet the blatant need for authentic leadership and management training, Robert continues to teach and mentor Christian leaders and "leaders-in-the-making" around the world. Three of his objectives are: 1.Provide this resource material in many languages, 2.Make this resource tool widely available to Christian workers, missions, ministries and the Church, 3.Assist in meeting the crying need for a new, strong, youthful, motivated, energetic and visionary authentic managerial leadership characterized by godly principles and learned managerial skills. What a massive amount of research has gone into this very fine guide. I wish I could have had a copy of something like this 30 years ago! I trust that it is getting into the hands of a large number of leaders and managers in our Christian community who can certainly use the guidance and direction you supply. I was most pleased to note the number of times you quoted me and my writings in the manual. I'm complemented! I was pleased to note that it is being translated into other languages for leaders in other cultures. I trust that God will continue to use you and this type of training material to His glory for many years to come. (Dr. Ted W. Engstrom, President Emeritus, World Vision)

Happiness

A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

Happiness

This step-by-step guide to achieving happiness is the most significant book of its kind since Daniel Goleman's runaway bestseller, Emotional Intelligence. 'A remarkable book. It is hard to imagine a more convincing guide to that elusive thing: happiness' Pankaj Mishra. Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on the fundamental things in life, and in doing so change the way we view the world. Matthieu Ricard exhorts us to realize the toxic, self-harming nature of anger and envy, get off the roller coaster of alternating happiness and unhappiness, and instead experience the pleasure of being calmly alive and aware. - Sunday Times