Soul Pain

Author: Jennifer Tann
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9781848252776
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Religion

Priests in their pastoral ministry encounter heart-breaking incidents occurring before what is regarded as a normal life-span: a child with cancer, a road accident, a seriously ill young mother, a bright student struck down. While this may be some preparation, when priests and ministers personally experience serious or terminal illness, they have the additional burden of being in a public role; of needing to manage outward behaviours and inner feelings. They live out the difficult questions which others bring to them, and to which there are no easy answers. Soul Pain (a term coined by Dame Cicely Saunders) is a moving, articulate and profound series of reflections on the shock, fear, anger, desolation, acceptance that serious illness brings, the choices to be faced and the meaning of healing in such contexts. Theologically rich and with a depth of wisdom learned at great cost, this book is full of illuminating insights for all who minister to those with life-threatening conditions and those who watch and wait. Essential reading for all in pastoral ministry.

What Counsellors and Spiritual Directors Can Learn from Each Other

Author: Peter Madsen Gubi
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784502713
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Religion

This new edited collection explores the intersection of spiritual direction and counselling/psychotherapy, and the relationship between the two. Citing the influencing effect prayer and counselling have had on each other, the contributors offer insight into the similarities and differences of spiritual direction and counselling, and of what the disciplines have to learn from each other. Advocating the importance of addressing the spiritual dimension of care in areas such as mental health and social care, this book promotes a synthesis of pastoral guidance and psychological counselling. The chapters offer insight to the healing role spirituality and prayer can play when counselling for trauma, sexual abuse or loss of a loved one. Whether discussing training counsellors to be spiritually literate, or exploring how spiritual accompaniers can take a psychologically-informed approach, all the contributors bring their extensive experience to bear working with spiritual and psychological issues.

Spiritual Accompaniment and Counselling

Author: Peter Madsen Gubi
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857008619
Release Date: 2015-02-21
Genre: Psychology

The contributors, who each work with spiritual issues, either explicitly as spiritual directors or accompaniers, or as an implicit part of their therapeutic work, offer a psychologically-informed approach to Spiritual Accompaniment and Direction, and to working with others on a spiritual level more generally. They explore what it means to be attuned to the spiritual process of another, discuss what makes an effective relationship in Spiritual Accompaniment and counselling, and consider how best to work with spiritual crisis, spiritual abuse, and pain. The unconscious process informing the work, forgiveness, changing spiritual needs over the life-span, and models of supervision that can inform the practice of Spiritual Accompaniment are also explored. A case study is presented, providing psychological and theological insights into the accompaniment process. Grounded in work with the spiritual dimension of others and aspiring to improve encounters at a spiritual level, this concise book has important implications for the practice of counsellors, psychotherapists, and spiritual accompaniers and directors.

Care for the Dying

Author: Andrew Davison
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630878603
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: Religion

This wise and practical handbook, written by a palliative care physician and a priest with experience in hospice ministry, addresses the needs of the dying, their relatives and friends, and also those who provide support and care. Recognizing that these needs are physical, emotional, and spiritual, Care for the Dying draws on insights from current best practice in palliative care, pastoral experience, and theological reflection. It explores the following: --the availability of care for the dying person --communicating with the family --responding to a request for assisted suicide --forgiveness, reconciliation and anointing --saying goodbyes --the mystery of suffering --dying with dignity --supporting the bereaved --caring for the carers. Throughout, there is a helpful emphasis on understanding the care of the dying as a privilege as well as a responsibility, on the importance of proper self-care and of gaining strength from working as a team. Many people, including medical professionals and clergy, are fearful of what to say or do when faced with approaching death. This resource will deepen understanding and build courage and confidence.

Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Release Date: 1856

This legendary tale by Miguel de Cervantes is Spain's greatest novel. The story gets underway when aging and deluded nobleman Alonso Quijano adopts the identity of wandering knight Don Quixote and sets out to perform chivalrous duties across the Spanish countryside, joined by his wizened horse, Rocinante, and dutiful "squire," Sancho Panza. Don Quixote's antics inevitably lead to considerable trouble, with Cervantes providing witty social commentary, often in the form of Sancho's unrefined observations. With its mix of humor and philosophy and the central theme of fantasy versus reality, the book is an undisputed masterpiece of world literature.

Critical Survey of Short Fiction Henry James Ezekiel Mphahlele

Author: Charles Edward May
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 0893560103
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.

Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology Counseling

Author: David G. Benner
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
ISBN: 0801021006
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Psychology

Contains over one thousand alphabetically arranged articles that present information about topics related to psychology from a Christian point of view; covering the areas of personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy and other treatment approaches, major systems and theories of psychology, and the psychology of religion.


ISBN: STANFORD:36105010641103
Release Date: 1987
Genre: AIDS (Disease)

The encyclopedia of mental health

Author: Albert Deutsch
ISBN: UOM:39015085541384
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Mental health

Medical and scholarly essays examine all aspects of psychological development and disturbance

Death dying

Author: David Bender
Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
ISBN: 0899085156
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Death

Death Dying

Author: David L. Bender
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 0899085156
Release Date: 1984-06
Genre: Philosophy