Photographs of the Sky and Children's Perceptions of Hope
Author: A. J. Meek
Pubpsher: Sunstone Press
Do images heal? Yes they do. That is the thesis of renowned photographer A. J. Meek with these photographs of the clouds paired with children’s perceptions of hope. “The feeling of freedom is exhilarating,” Meek says in his photographer’s comments for the work contained within. “The total package of sky and children’s perception is designed to evoke a positive healing attitude within the viewer. When studied and meditated upon, the audience cannot maintain a negative thought.” Heavily influenced by Native American culture, these pictures, which were made in New Mexico and Louisiana, promote a feeling of well-being and inspiration. To be in the world but not of it is certainly the road less traveled and the most challenging for there are no earthly rewards for this choice¾only peace.
This revised, updated, and refocused edition presents the latest perspectives on the nature and character of the art of healing in nursing. It offers readers a blueprint for how to artistically weave authentic presence into daily clinical nursing practice patterns. It includes firsthand reflections and observations by holistic healing leaders that expands on traditional viewpoints of the healer's presence in facilitating health and wholeness. It is an in ideal resource for nurse educators, students, and practitioners. Key Features: Examines the Nursing Triad of Compassionate Caring Presents a contemporary view of nursing's "Ways of Knowing" Integrates nursing with cutting-edge integrative medicine Provides a Web-based Values Assessment Tool that is co-created with the American Association of Critical Care Nursing and Home Healthcare Nurses Association
“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.
Release on 2001-01 | by James E. Miller,Susan C. Cutshall
A Guide for Those in Caring Relationships
Author: James E. Miller,Susan C. Cutshall
Jim Miller teamed with hospice chaplain Susan Cutshall to create a book about how to be with others in a way that's compassionate, nurturing, healing, and potentially even transforming. The foundational ideas are laid out in 15 short chapters: "There's only one place to begin-with yourself." "Healing presence is most effective when it's least active." Whole pages of engaging quotations and artistic drawings are interwoven with insightful observations and practical suggestions. Ideal for both professional and lay caregivers
In order to become a healing presence for others, we must first be healed ourselves--through an active relationship with the great Healer, Christ. Drawing on the teachings of the Fathers and saints of the Church, Dr. Rossi gently points the way toward deepening our love for God and for each other so that others may experience Christ through us.