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The Zen of Helping: Spiritual Principles for Mindful and Open-Hearted Pract.

Author: Andrew Bein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Drawn from the author's extensive experience as a therapist and as a Zen practitioner this book investigates topics that have received little attention and that practitioners and students are hungry  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bein
ISBN: 9780470333099 047033309X
OCLC Number: 941571536
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Contents: Foreword (Edward R. Canda, PhD). Foreword (Joan Halifax Roshi, PhD). Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. A Spiritual Framework for Our Clients and Ourselves (Beyond Spiritual Neutrality). 2. Sitting with Clients on Uncertain Ground: Strong Back, Soft Front (Beyond Evidence-Based Practice). 3. Radical Acceptance of Clients, Context and Self (Beyond Carl Rogers' Positive Regard). 4. Mindfulness: Steadying the Mind and Being Present (Beyond Empathy Skills and Counter-Transference). 5. Curiosity, Compassionate Caring, and Inspiration (Beyond Professional Warmth). 6. Bearing Witness to Trauma and Pain (Beyond Clinical Distance). 7. The Middle Way: Embracing Contradiction and Paradox (Beyond Dualistic Thinking). 8. Having the Conversation: Making Space for Client Spirituality (Beyond the Great Taboo). 9. Dealing with Failure (Beyond Cognitive Solutions and the Paradigm of Blame). 10. Swimming Upstream with a Warrior's Heart (Beyond Working a Human Services Job). Appendix: Brief Introduction to Buddhism and Zen. References. Index.

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"...aims to guide workers dealing with difficult clients with wrenching problems." ( The Sacramento Bee , 9/14/08)

 
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