How To Heal

Author: Jeff Kane
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581159552
Size: 58.69 MB
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The ability to heal is not reserved for a gifted few. Anyone aching to ease the suffering of a sick friend or loved one can learn to become unconditionally present to the sick person rather than to the disease. Through stories filled with compassion, wisdom, and gentle humor, Dr. Jeff Kane shows readers how to use mindful attention, therapeutic listening, and truthful speech to help others heal.

Authentic Healing

Author: Kathi J. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H.
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1634139593
Size: 26.98 MB
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Hope And Healing

Author: Kathleen Fitzgerald Rice
Publisher: Zero to Three
ISBN:
Size: 63.95 MB
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Hope and Healing is a guide for early childhood professionals who care for children in a variety of early care and education settings. The authors define trauma and help readers recognize its effects on young children. They also offer tips and resources for working with traumatized children and their families and for managing stress.

A Caregiver S Guide To Throat Cancer

Author: Susan Grant
Publisher: Bella Vista Publisihing
ISBN: 9780985217938
Size: 28.69 MB
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Tips and information include: what symptoms and treatments to expect; questions to ask your medical team; recommendations on how to manage your mountain of medical bills; advice on nutrition and recipes for delicious meals; shopping lists for everything you'll need; and much more.

Brain Heal Thyself

Author: Madonna Siles
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612830049
Size: 18.13 MB
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A Caregiver’s Tale When Eve suffered a near-fatal brain aneurysm, Madonna Siles, her housemate and friend, too quickly found herself making critical short- and long-term medical care decisions without any help. When the insurance and financial resources ran out and the conventional therapy providers discharged zombie-like Eve to the homecare of a solitary caregiver, both their futures seemed hopeless. Instead of giving up, Madonna Siles drew on life experience and her marketing career to develop a rehabilitation program that harnessed the power of the subconscious mind. Using motivational techniques borrowed from the advertising world, she appealed to Eve’s subconscious to bypass the brain damage and restore normal functioning. In three short years, even the doctors were amazed at Eve’s recovery and return to a near-normal life. Part memoir, part recovery manual, Brain, Heal Thyself is a guidebook for thousands of shell-shocked individuals who suddenly find themselves having to make life and death decisions for those they love. With humor, warmth, and arresting honesty, Madonna Siles’s lively narrative closely examines not only the patient’s recovery, but also the crucial role of caregivers—and the emotional, financial, and practical pressures they face.

Companioning You

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher: Companion Press
ISBN: 1617221694
Size: 32.68 MB
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Based on Dr. Wolfelt's unique and highly regarded philosophy of "companioning" versus treating mourners, this self-care guide for professional and lay grief caregivers emphasizes the importance of taking good care of oneself as a precursor to taking good care of others. Bereavement care is draining work, and remaining empathetic to the painful struggles of mourners, death, and dying, day in and day out, makes caregivers highly susceptible to burnout. This book demonstrates how caring for oneself first allows one to be a more effective caregiver to others. Through the advice, suggestions, and practices directed specifically to caregiving situations and needs, caregivers will learn not to lose sight of caring for themselves as they care for others.

Companioning The Grieving Child

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher: Companion Press
ISBN: 1617221619
Size: 48.42 MB
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Renowned author and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers to grieving children. Providing a viable alternative to the limitations of the medical establishment’s model for companioning the bereaved, Wolfelt encourages counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy in which the child is the expert of his or her grief—not the counselor or caregiver. The approach outlined in the book argues against treating grief as an illness to be diagnosed and treated but rather for acknowledging it as an event that forever changes a child's worldview. By promoting careful listening and observation, this guide shows caregivers, family members, teachers, and others how to support grieving children and help them grow into healthy adults.

The Caregiver S Guide To The Universe

Author: Renee Pirie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983834684
Size: 24.38 MB
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The Caregiver's Guide to the Universe is a narrative revealing the humorous and unorthodox methods my father used to care for my mother after she developed early-onset Alzheimer's disease in her late forties. Although he was uneducated and semiliterate, he used his superpowers to care for her 24/7 for over a quarter of a century before her death on the outside finally caught up with her death on the inside. As she metamorphosed, he kept his love alive through music and teenage love notes. He survived tragedy as a teenager, tragedy with his cherished wife, and somewhere in between, he taught my siblings and I the true meaning of life by weaving across the lines between reality and dreams. According to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), over five million Americans have Alzheimer's and one to four family members act as caregivers for each individual with the disease. The Caregiver's Guide to the Universe fills a much needed niche being a true story of an ordinary man in love with the memory of someone without one. Wildly popular novels on Alzheimer's such as Still Alice and The Notebook continue to fascinate readers. The true love story portrayed in this memoir will not only fascinate them, it will inspire them.

Becoming A Healing Presence

Author: Tom Balles
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491765755
Size: 78.88 MB
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“This volume should not be required reading, but required study for everyone offering care in America. The biggest complaint about care in the USA is that “nobody listens.” Tom Balles’ book lays out, in simple detail, the basic human habits that we lost in our addiction to technology. Care is about individuals caring for other individuals.” ROBERT M. DUGGAN, MA, MAc (UK), Dipl Ac, (NCCAOM), author of Common Sense for the Healing Arts and Breaking the Iron Triangle: Reducing Health-Care Costs in Corporate America “Becoming a Healing Presence is simply elegant. Tom Balles calls all those who offer care to a high standard – to be present, with senses wide open. He offers uncomplicated practices for exploration; inviting us to sharpen our attention and deepen our awareness . . . . The book serves head and heart and will transform the caring experience for both giver and receiver.” BARBARA CATLIN, Founder and Director, Bigger Conversations, Columbia, Maryland Over the last thirty years the delivery of healthcare has gone through enormous changes. The insurance industry, managed-care, the use of pharmaceuticals, and high-tech medicine have all grown exponentially. In the midst of these changes have we developed a bit of amnesia? In offering our care, have we forgotten the capacity of human beings to help heal other human beings? Have we overlooked the need to cultivate ourselves as instruments of healing? Are we in danger of losing the healing power of the relationship between those giving and receiving care? The tribe of caregivers is in need of some potent medicine. Whether you’re at home caring for an aging or ailing family member, trained to be a volunteer, or working as a health-care professional, you’ll find powerful elixirs in these essays. They’ll remind you of the many healing capacities you possess as a caregiver, and of the great strength to be found in the healing relationship. Becoming a healing presence requires practice. Each essay is accompanied by practices that will transform your care and compassion into effective action and help you focus on what truly matters when offering care.