The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture
In this revolutionary book, renowned physician Gabor Maté eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness, and general ill health are on the rise. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug; more than half take two. In Canada, every fifth person has high blood pressure. In Europe, hypertension is diagnosed in more than 30 percent of the population. And everywhere, adolescent mental illness is on the rise. So what is really “normal” when it comes to health?
The New Guide to Crisis and Trauma Counselling
An informative and practical guide for beginning or lay counselors and those in situations that require immediate action in emergency situations. This relaunch of Crisis Counseling is upgraded and expanded, with new material and anecdotes in chapters that cover the areas of crisis intervention, how to counsel the depressed, the suicidal, and those going through divorce, children and adolescents crisis, and more. This classic volume on the trauma of loss and grief provides excellent instruction on what to do for others in the first 72 hours following a crisis for those who are helpless to help themselves.
Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty Isn’t the American Dream
Achieving “the American Dream” is thought of as the measure of success—but it often doesn’t work for the poor at home or abroad. Why? Discussing misconceptions of the Western church and civilization, the authors expose the true sources of brokenness and poverty and show how the good news of God’s kingdom opens new pathways to human flourishing.
Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges
Stephen Southwick and Dennis Charney
Many of us will be struck by one or more major traumas sometime in our lives. Perhaps you have been a victim of sexual abuse, domestic violence or assault. Perhaps you were involved in a serious car accident. Perhaps you are a combat veteran. Maybe you were on the beach in Thailand during a tsunami, or in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Or maybe, you are among the millions who have suffered a debilitating disease, lost a loved one or lost your job. This inspiring book identifies ten key ways to weather and bounce back from stress and trauma. Incorporating the latest scientific research and dozens of interviews with trauma survivors, it provides a practical guide to building emotional, mental and physical resilience. Written by experts in post-traumatic stress, this book provides a vital and successful roadmap for overcoming the adversities we all face at some point in our lives.
Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community
Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community draws on the spiritual practices of Northern Ireland’s longest-established peace and reconciliation organisation. For over fifty years, it has been bringing fractured communities together and resourcing others in the work of healing conflict.
At the heart of its life is a simple pattern of daily worship. This prayer book captures the essence of the Corrymeela prayer experience to help you incorporate its spirituality into your practice of prayer. Structured over 31 days, it offers a daily Bible reading with accompanying prayer by Pádraig Ó Tuama. as well as an introduction to the spirituality that sustains Corrymeela’s remarkable work.