How groups of equals can harness their ideals, passion, skills and knowledge
How groups of equals can harness their ideals, passion, skills and knowledge
The author of the award-winning Webs of Power provides a guide and toolkit to understanding group dynamics, facilitating communication and dealing with difficult people so those in collaborative organizations can generate cooperation, be more efficient and attain success. Original. 10,000 first printing.
This one-of-a-kind guide serves as a rich and essential resource for mental health professionals working with women whose lives have been shattered by the trauma of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. The book presents a practical, step-by-step guide to implementing a group recovery program for female trauma survivors.
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The concept of empowerment has become increasingly popular with mental health professionals. But while it is a frequently cited goal in the helping professions, empowerment is often nothing more than a buzzword that lacks specificity and grounding in real-world applications. Consequently, little practical guidance exists demonstrating how to achieve it in specific instances with specific groups of people. This book is the first professional guide that operationalizes the theory of empowerment, outlines the conditions under which it is likely to occur, and applies a practical model for working with people with severe mental illness. In this unique and thoroughly researched volume, Donald Linhorst analyzes the conditions that facilitate empowerment and provides the framework necessary to bolster this historically powerless population's access to the material and cultural resources they need to regain control of their lives. Chapters illustrate how to foster empowerment in treatment planning, housing selection, organizational decision making, mental health service planning and policy making, employment, participation in research and evaluation, and consumer provision of mental health and support services. Case studies from a public psychiatric hospital and a community mental health agency illustrate each of the seven areas and present evidence of the model's efficacy. Finally, the book maps out the roles that service providers, administrators, policy makers, advocacy groups, researchers, and clients can play in the empowerment process. Checklists, step-by-step instructions, historical overviews, and vivid examples make this a valuable teaching tool, planning guide, and everyday reference for mental health professionals seeking an innovative and evidence-based approach to working with their clients with severe mental illness.
A woman who struggles on the spiritual path needs validation, guidance, inspiration and practical advice. This handbook is to help her survive the transition of the past several centuries and come to her full empowerment. This is especially for she who needs to reprogram herself as the Warrior Priestess in what is still a mans world. It is for the one who seeks to understand her place as the embodiment of the Divine Feminine Spirit because now it is time to uplift the wounded feminine consciousness to its rightful power, to transmute the negative results of ignorance and subjugation. This book is a call and a guide for the neophyte on the Path as well as for all the extraordinary women who are searching for a Friend in the dark, when they are feeling most damned and abandoned because of their Vision. It is for all the Spiritual Warrior/Priestesses who have forgotten some of the pitfalls, as well as the joys, of their Journey. This book will serve as an inspiration for those who have lost that Sight. In the playing field of womens spirituality, no one book or resource offers such a clear picture of the magical destiny of the Woman of Tomorrow, especially for those with eclectic beliefs. THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR PRIESTESS addresses this need for self transformation by inspiring the reader with important quotations as well as the authors guidance, step by step direction, affirmations, useful astrological insights, as well as a section that asks questions that will push the reader into changing some tired perceptions. It is written to fire up the spirit of the sleeping Feminine Spirit in both women and men. It is a handbook and empowerment manual for the growing army of individuals born at this special time in Mother Earths history to help rebalance Her during certain changes. ...for all of those brave souls willing to go in an exciting new direction. WHY THE READER SHOULD READ THIS BOOK This is not another book about the womens spirituality movement or about why women are goddesses. Rather it is a bridge between traditional magickal wisdom and the everyday challenges of the woman of the 90s. It is a call to transformation and will answer the intense desire for women of all ages and colors to heal their lives. It will give them permission and purpose to become what they really are: perfected beings. It will also bring on an almost-instant wakeup call for men. It embraces no particular theology, religion or mythology and is not a psychological treatise. It does not advocate any one path to take, nor is it anti anything except ignorance....It does come from a spacious metaphysical vision that many will relate to with a sigh of relief. The average woman is still rather paralyzed and in partial ignorance of her power as a Magical Being...because she does not even have the voice or words to help herself. And most books on this subject are still either too academic or beyond the average womans experiences. This book will serve as a tool and a light to help her see herself. The Talking Stick section at the end of each chapter is to jumpstart some profound self questioning - as well as a handy starting point in teaching situations....ideal to teach self empowerment workshops all over the world. The extensive Resources section at the back of the book is to help locate the key material for the process. This book will be appropriate for several markets: Feminist, Goddess, Spiritual, Metaphysical, Womens Self Help. It should be in metaphysical centers, universities, feminist study groups, and womens conferences and gatherings. It is for women ages 16-90 who seek inspiration and practical advice. It is for men who are trying to align with the female spirit, both in
An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A tongue-in-cheek how to guide written by a hero of the Chicano movement for the education of grass-roots leaders Under this somewhat threatening title, the renowned civil rights leader Jose Angel Gutierrez provides a guidebook to minority empowerment through the use of analysis, practical experience and anecdote. His primary goal is the conversion of Latino demographic power into educational, economic and political power. In an incisive introduction, Gutierrez analyzes the types of power and evaluates Chicano and Latino access to power at various levels in U.S. society. In very plain, down-to-earth language and examples, Gutierrez takes pains to make his broad knowledge and experience available to everyone, but especially to those who want to be activists for themselves and their communities. For him the empowerment of a minority or working-class person can transfer into greater empowerment of the whole community. This manual penned by the founder of the only successful Hispanic political party, La Raza Unida, brings together an impressive breadth of models to either follow or avoid. Quite often, Gutierrez's voice is not only the seasoned voice of reason, but also that of humor, wry wit and satire. If nothing else, The Chicano Manual on How to Handle Gringos is a wonderful survey of the Chicano and Latino community on the move in all spheres of life in the United States on the very eve of its demographic and cultural ascendancy.
Restorative Justice - The Empowerment Model presents a powerful challenge to many current accounts of the criminal justice system. Charles Barton gives a clear and insightful analysis of current restorative justice philosophy and theory. He uses a unifying and overarching principle of empowerment to provide a distinct conceptual framework for restorative justice theory and practice. He puts forward a step-by-step implementation process, which includes restorative meeting facilitation, complete with seating plans and scripted prompts for mediators, keepers, and facilitators. There will also be two sample role plays in the book and additionally there will be four complete role plays available on our website, closer to publication. Barton emphasises the importance of each participant in a restorative justice meeting - the victims, offenders and their supporters as well as professionals such as police, social workers and legal advocates. Successful programs must consistently and reliably achieve maximally restorative outcomes for all of them. Practitioners need always keep this objective in mind.. Barton's book will strengthen their comprehension and facilitate application of the practical process.
"The author examines eight human inner capacities by which people shape their lives. He outlines a step-by-step program to harness this great potential freely available within people to bring out the best in themselves and create the life they dream of leading" --Provided by publisher.
It’s pernicious . . . it’s diabolical . . . it creeps into every moment of our lives. It influences our relationships, impacts our body, works its way into our conversations, sparks non-nourishing behaviors, and forces us to do things we’d never want to do. It’s infectious; it’s relentless . . . it’s stress! We all know it. We all experience it. It’s the human condition – but through this book, you will learn to transcend it. Drawing on decades of experience working with individuals in extreme, high-pressure situations – including business leaders, world-class athletes, members of the military, Special Forces, and those in crisis – davidji will show you how to handle any type of stress that life throws at you. With his trademark easy-to-understand and entertaining writing style, he will transform your understanding of stress using time-tested techniques; cutting-edge science; real-world, practical applications; and in-the-moment stress busters. How you respond to the world around you determines the fabric of your life – and one read of destressifying will enhance your performance at work, at home, and in the face of daily surprises. This book will allow you to determine the speed at which life comes at you and guide you to deeper fulfillment, greater empowerment, and true peace of mind.
First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses