Faces of Compassion

Faces of Compassion
Author: Taigen Dan Leighton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1614290148
ISBN 13: 9781614290148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most important of these archetypal figures, bringing them alive as psychological and spiritual wellsprings. Emphasizing the universality of spiritual ideas, Leighton finds aspects of bodhisattvas expressed in a variety of familiar modern personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Teresa. This edition contains a revised and expanded introduction that frames the book as a exciting and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. It's updated throughout to make it of more use to scholars and a perfect companion to survey courses of world religions or a 200-level course on Buddhism.

Faces of Compassion

Faces of Compassion
Author: Taigen Dan Leighton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 1614290237
ISBN 13: 9781614290230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faces of Compassion Book Review:

Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most important of these archetypal figures, bringing them alive as psychological and spiritual wellsprings. Emphasizing the universality of spiritual ideas, Leighton finds aspects of bodhisattvas expressed in a variety of familiar modern personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Teresa. This edition contains a revised and expanded introduction that frames the book as a exciting and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. It's updated throughout to make it of more use to scholars and a perfect companion to survey courses of world religions or a 200-level course on Buddhism.

Faces of Compassion

Faces of Compassion
Author: Taigen Daniel Leighton
Publsiher: Wisdom Publications (MA)
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780861713332
ISBN 13: 0861713338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faces of Compassion Book Review:

This book traces the history of the Bodhisattva ideal within the Buddhist tradition, while examining the classic figures identified with these teachings of compassionate wisdom.

Mindful Compassion

Mindful Compassion
Author: Paul Gilbert,Choden,
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN 10: 1780338694
ISBN 13: 9781780338699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Compassion Book Review:

Based on the latest work from Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, bestselling author of The Compassionate Mind, and Buddhist expert Choden. Professor Gilbert has spent the past twenty years developing a new therapy called Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) which has an gained international following. In recent years, mindfulness is being used increasingly to treat common mental health problems such as depression, stress and stress-related insomnia. In this ground-breaking new book, Professor Gilbert, along with his co-author Choden, combines the best of Compassion-Focused Therapy with the most effective mindfulness techniques. The result is an extremely effective approach to overcoming everyday emotional and psychological problems and improving one's sense of wellbeing.

The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science
Author: Emma M. Seppälä,Emiliana Simon-Thomas,Stephanie L. Brown,Monica C. Worline,C. Daryl Cameron,James R. Doty
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 0190667281
ISBN 13: 9780190667283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science Book Review:

How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific evidence about compassion in numerous conceptions. All of these approaches to thinking about compassion are valid and contribute importantly to understanding how we respond to others who are suffering. Covering multiple levels of our lives and self-concept, from the individual, to the group, to the organization and culture, The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science gathers evidence and models of compassion that treat the subject of compassion science with careful scientific scrutiny and concern. It explores the motivators of compassion, the effect on physiology, the co-occurrence of wellbeing, and compassion training interventions. Sectioned by thematic approaches, it pulls together basic and clinical research ranging across neurobiological, developmental, evolutionary, social, clinical, and applied areas in psychology such as business and education. In this sense, it comprises one of the first multidisciplinary and systematic approaches to examining compassion from multiple perspectives and frames of reference. With contributions from well-established scholars as well as young rising stars in the field, this Handbook bridges a wide variety of diverse perspectives, research methodologies, and theory, and provides a foundation for this new and rapidly growing field. It should be of great value to the new generation of basic and applied researchers examining compassion, and serve as a catalyst for academic researchers and students to support and develop the modern world.

Tough Love

Tough Love
Author: Cynthia Burack
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN 10: 1438449860
ISBN 13: 9781438449869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tough Love Book Review:

Exposes how ex-gay and postabortion ministries operate on a shared system of thought and analyzes their social implications.

A staple of the culture wars, the struggle between Christian conservatives and progressives over sexuality and reproductive rights continues. Focusing on ex-gay ministries geared to helping same-sex attracted people resist their sexuality and postabortion ministries dedicated to leading women who have had an abortion to repent that decision, Cynthia Burack argues that both are motivated and characterized by a strain of compassion that is particular to Christian conservatism rather than a bias and hatred toward sexual minorities and sexually active women. This compassion reproduces the sexual ideology of the Christian right and absolves Christian conservatives from responsibility for stigma and other forms of harm to postabortive and same-sex attracted people. Using the democratic theory of Hannah Arendt, the popular fiction of Ayn Rand, and the psychoanalytic thought of Melanie Klein, Burack studies the social and political effects of Christian conservative compassion.

The Compassion Connection

The Compassion Connection
Author: Nerney, Catherine, T.
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-08-23
ISBN 10: 1608337510
ISBN 13: 9781608337514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Compassion Connection Book Review:

Nerney guides the reader on a narrative journey through and toward compassion for our fellow human beings, emphasizing connectedness rather than perceived differences. Intended to impel action, this book will be a valuable resource for social activists, parish groups, and spiritual seekers looking for new ways to appreciate and deepen their faith.

Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health

Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health
Author: Adam N. Danquah,Katherine Berry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 1134675240
ISBN 13: 9781134675241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health Book Review:

In the fifty years since its inception, John Bowlby’s attachment theory has been powerfully influential on developmental psychology and, more recently, mental health. Bringing together the experience of a diverse range of mental health practitioners and researchers who routinely use attachment theory in their own work, Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health provides a guide to using attachment theory in everyday practice. Adam N. Danquah and Katherine Berry present a wide-ranging and practical approach to the topic which includes studies on clinical practice, the provision of mental health services and accommodating intercultural perspectives. Section One covers the basics of attachment theory and practice. Section Two presents clinical problems and presentations including, among others, the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, personality disorder and eating disorders. Section Three addresses the needs of specific populations, discussing the influence of sociocultural factors like gender, ethnicity and age. Finally, Section Four examines the organisation and the practitioner, including using the theory to organise services and how individual therapists can integrate their own attachment histories into their approach. Including the most up-to-date theories and practice in the field, Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health is ideal for psychologists and psychological therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers and mental health service managers and commissioners.

Hidden Mercy

Hidden Mercy
Author: Michael J. O'Loughlin
Publsiher: Broadleaf Books
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 1506467717
ISBN 13: 9781506467719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Mercy Book Review:

The 1980s and 1990s, the height of the AIDS crisis in the United States, was decades ago now, and many of the stories from this time remain hidden: A Catholic nun from a small Midwestern town packs up her life to move to New York City, where she throws herself into a community under assault from HIV and AIDS. A young priest sees himself in the many gay men dying from AIDS and grapples with how best to respond, eventually coming out as gay and putting his own career on the line. A gay Catholic with HIV loses his partner to AIDS and then flees the church, focusing his energy on his own health rather than fight an institution seemingly rejecting him. Set against the backdrop of the HIV and AIDS epidemic of the late twentieth century and the Catholic Church's crackdown on gay and lesbian activists, journalist Michael O'Loughlin searches out the untold stories of those who didn't look away, who at great personal cost chose compassion--even as he seeks insight for LGBTQ people of faith struggling to find a home in religious communities today. This is one journalist's--gay and Catholic himself--compelling picture of those quiet heroes who responded to human suffering when so much of society--and so much of the church--told them to look away. These pure acts of compassion and mercy offer us hope and inspiration as we continue to confront existential questions about what it means to be Americans, Christians, and human beings responding to those most in need.

Compassion

Compassion
Author: Maureen H. O'Connell
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-02-19
ISBN 10: 1608331474
ISBN 13: 9781608331475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Compassion

Compassion
Author: Paul Gilbert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN 10: 1317189477
ISBN 13: 9781317189473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compassion Book Review:

Paul Gilbert brings together an international line-up of leading scholars and researchers in the field to provide a state-of-the-art exploration of key areas in compassion research and applications. Compassion can be seen as a core element of prosocial behaviour, and explorations of the concepts and value of compassion have been extended into different aspects of life including physical and psychological therapies, schools, leadership and business. While many animals share abilities to be distress sensitive and caring of others, it is our newly evolved socially intelligent abilities that make us capable of knowingly and deliberately helping others and purposely developing skills and wisdom to do so. This book generates many research questions whilst exploring the similarity and differences of human compassion to non-human caring and looks at how compassion changes the brain and body, affects genetic expression, manifests at a young age and is then cultivated (or not) by the social environment. Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applications will be essential reading for professionals, researchers and scholars interested in compassion and its applications in psychology and psychotherapy.

Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program

Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program
Author: Christopher Germer,Kristin Neff
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2019-08-14
ISBN 10: 1462538894
ISBN 13: 9781462538898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program Book Review:

This is the authoritative guide to conducting the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which provides powerful tools for coping with life challenges and enhancing emotional well-being. MSC codevelopers Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff review relevant theory and research and describe the program's unique pedagogy. Readers are taken step by step through facilitating each of the eight sessions and the accompanying full-day retreat. Detailed vignettes illustrate not only how to teach the course's didactic and experiential content, but also how to engage with participants, manage group processes, and overcome common obstacles. The final section of the book describes how to integrate self-compassion into psychotherapy. Purchasers get access to a companion website with downloadable audio recordings of the guided meditations. Note: This book is not intended to replace formal training for teaching the MSC program. See also two related resources for MSC participants and general readers, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, and The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer.

Compassion and the Mission of God

Compassion and the Mission of God
Author: Rupen Das
Publsiher: Langham Global Library
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2016-01-14
ISBN 10: 1783681144
ISBN 13: 9781783681143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compassion and the Mission of God Book Review:

Why does God care for the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalized? This book traces God’s compassion as it is revealed in the Old and New Testaments, exploring the expression and impact of compassion in the early church through its actions and teachings as part of its witness. Focusing on the church’s responsibility to be compassionate, Dr Rupen Das underlines the theological and missiological questions central to any discussion on the compassion of God. Culminating with how compassion is lived out by God’s people, the book looks at concepts of transformation and the demonstration of the kingdom of God in the real world. This book provides an excellent biblical and theological foundation for anyone involved or interested in ministries of social justice, relief, development and compassion.

Compassion Focused Therapy Participant Workbook

Compassion Focused Therapy Participant Workbook
Author: Rachel Arnold,Cameron T. Alldredge,Kara Cattani,Derek Griner,David M. Erekson,Gary M. Burlingame,Mark E. Beecher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 1000436918
ISBN 13: 9781000436914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compassion Focused Therapy Participant Workbook Book Review:

Compassion Focused Therapy Participant Workbook is a companion book to Compassion Focused Group Therapy for University Counseling Centers, a one-of-a-kind 12-session manual for conducting compassion focused group therapy on college campuses. Compassion-based interventions have been shown to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and psychological distress in students. This book’s 12 sessions incorporate several aspects of compassionate living including defining and understanding compassion, mindfulness, shame, assertiveness, and forgiveness to help participants act in more compassionate ways with themselves and others, lower feelings of shame and self-criticism, and engage in self-reassuring behaviors. The workbook provides clients with summaries of each session, handouts, and key exercises and, along with the manual, can be followed session-by-session or adapted according to the needs of the group. This workbook is designed to be used by clinicians and participants in a clinician-led group utilizing Compassion Focused Group Therapy for University Counseling Centers.

Julian of Norwich The Showings

Julian of Norwich  The Showings
Author: Mirabai Starr
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-04-01
ISBN 10: 1612834744
ISBN 13: 9781612834740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Julian of Norwich The Showings Book Review:

"As a major fan and promoter of Julian of Norwich, whom I call 'my favorite mystic', it is genuinely exciting to find such a faithful but freeing translation of Julian's long-lost Showings. Now they are no longer lost—for anyone!"—Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation In this contemporary translation of one of the most beloved and influential mystical texts of all time, Julian of Norwich: The Showings brings the message and spirituality of this 14th-century mystic to 21st-century readers. Revelations of Divine Love, the first book published in English attributed to a woman, is also included. Julian of Norwich, a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, was an English anchoress in East Anglia. At the age of 30, suffering from a severe illness and believing she was on her deathbed, Julian had a series of intense visions of Jesus, which she recorded and then expanded on later in her life. In her visions, God was not angry and wrathful. Instead, the three properties of God were presented as life, love, and light, and all of His creation was good, including his servant, man. In Julian's version, man is not to blame for his sin; sin is something that he must experience and overcome in his spiritual journey with God. Her message for today's readers is simply this: She reveals the feminine face of the Divine and reminds us to see God there. All our failings are an opportunity to learn and grow; they should be honored, but not dwelled upon. God's love has nothing to do with love and retribution and everything to do with love and compassion. In spite of all appearances, all is well. This book contains some of the most profound spiritual writing ever written and remains a perennial favorite among Christians. This book was previously published as The Showings of Julian of Norwich. This new edition includes a foreword by Richard Rohr, author of Falling Upwards.

Arcana Coelestia

Arcana Coelestia
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1870
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89094613601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arcana C lestia

Arcana C  lestia
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1882
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HWRR2F
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gifts of Compassion

The Gifts of Compassion
Author: Sta Steindl
Publsiher: Australian Academic Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-12-11
ISBN 10: 1925644480
ISBN 13: 9781925644487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gifts of Compassion Book Review:

"In this beautifully written book, esteemed clinical psychologist and therapist Stan Steindl takes us on a personal journey into the ups and downs of what it is to be human and reveals both the challenges and the joys of building one’s compassionate mind.” — Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy and bestselling author Life can be complicated. And sometimes, really very difficult. We may struggle with many common life challenges: in relationships, parenting, and work, just to name a few. We can end up suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression, or loneliness, isolation or shame. But did you know that a lot of that suffering comes from within? Rumination and self-criticism are uniquely human thought processes, developed over hundreds of thousands of years. Our brains evolved into an impressive and complex organ that helped us to survive a primitive world, and yet today may yell at us with harsh and hostile criticism, sometimes even over the smallest thing! In fact, critical self-talk is very common. And it flies just under the radar of our conscious mind — condemning and undermining us with its inner voice. This book will show you how to do better — to turn anguish into delight through the use of our Compassionate Self. Through a clear series of steps and practices, noted clinical psychologist Dr Stan Steindl explains how compassion evolved as a vital part of our nature and thought, and the way we look after one another, and even ourselves. He then shows how to use our compassion as a key to a healthier mental life. With personal vignettes illustrating the therapeutic benefits of compassion focused therapy, practical exercises that use mindfulness and imagery to help us develop attention to the present moment, and a wealth of guidance on self-criticism, shame and forgiveness, this book can change your life.

Visions of Compassion

Visions of Compassion
Author: Williams James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry Richard J Davidson, PhD,Richard J. Davidson,Anne Harrington
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2002-01-17
ISBN 10: 019513043X
ISBN 13: 9780195130430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions of Compassion Book Review:

'Science and Compassion' examines how the views of Western behavioural science hold up to scrutiny by Tibetan Buddhists. An essay by the Dalai Lama reveals his views on human nature, offering a useful exposition of the Buddhist point of view.|HC

Compassion s Edge

Compassion s Edge
Author: Katherine Ibbett
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-11-06
ISBN 10: 0812249704
ISBN 13: 9780812249705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compassion s Edge Book Review:

Compassion's Edge traces the relation between compassion and toleration after France's Wars of Religion. This is not, however, a story about compassion overcoming difference but one of compassion reinforcing division. It provides a robust corrective to today's hope that fellow-feeling draws us inexorably and usefully together.