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What Really Helps Using Mindfulness and Compassionate Presence to Help, Support, and Encourage Others

ISBN-10: 1590308808
ISBN-13: 9781590308806
Edition: 2011
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Description: Drawing on her experience as a psychotherapist and psychology professor, Karen Kissel Wegela offers clear, practical advice on the art of helping others. Despite our good intentions to help, we often hold back because we donrs"t know what to say or  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Drawing on her experience as a psychotherapist and psychology professor, Karen Kissel Wegela offers clear, practical advice on the art of helping others. Despite our good intentions to help, we often hold back because we donrs"t know what to say or do-and we sometimes find that our best attempts to help end up making things worse. What are the best ways to provide emotional support, guidance, or encouragement to the people in our lives? Here is a book that provides answers, and that will be of special interest to helping professionals-as well as to anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of people they care about. Wegelars"s core message is that in order to be truly helpful to others, we need to develop greater awareness, kindness, and compassion for ourselves. Only then we can extend these qualities to the people wers"d like to help.What Really Helpshighlights the use of mindfulness, or learning to become fully present in the moment. When we learn how to be fearlessly and compassionately present, we find that we are better listeners, and we are wiser about what actions to take and what guidance to give others.

DAVID RICHO, PhD, is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, and workshop leader whose work emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness and loving-kindness in personal growth and emotional well-being. He is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling How to Be an Adult in Relationships and The Five Things We Cannot Change.

Curt Holley was born in Denton, Texas. His parents moved the family to CA when he was 12. He was raised in Central CA. He retired from the City of Modesto as an electrical supervisor in 1992. He started writing short stories, as one of his hobbies. Another hobby (short lived) was making 'moonshine'. It ended when his still blew-up! He decided writing short stories wasn't as dangerous a hobby. Today, he and his wife of 33 yrs and their two spoiled dogs reside in Riverbank CA.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Cultivating Openness
The Discovery of Space and Brilliant Sanity
Being Present
Sitting Meditation
The Spectrum of Brilliant Sanity
Appreciating the Richness of Experience
Touch and Go
No Strings Attached
Friendliness without Limit
Seeing Clearly
With the Best of Intentions
If I'm Brilliantly Sane, Why Am I So Confused?
The Light's On, but Nobody's Home
Gateways between Confusion and Brilliant Sanity
Expressing Genuine Relationship
Hospitality
Open House of the Heart
Generating Compassion
Being a Good Listener
That's a Good Question
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Taking Action
Simple Helping Actions
Untapped Resources
Mindful Companionship
Teamwork
Body-Speech-Mind Groups
Coming Back Home
Appendices
Seeking Additional Help
Contemplative Psychotherapy Training at Naropa University
Meditation Center Information
Index

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