Whether we call it the inner critic, superego, or just plain nag, most of us have a "judge within" who's constantly on our case. A comprehensive guide to understanding how the inner critic works, this book offers practical, positive suggestions for breaking free of it. Using straightforward language and examples from everyday life, Byron Brown shows: Where the inner judge came from How it operates Why it trips us up Why we believe we need it How to develop awareness of it How to disengage from it The "soul qualities" we can develop to weaken its influence Each chapter begins with an episode of the "Frank and Sue story," dramatically illustrating how the inner critic works; each chapter ends with a simple exercise designed to help the reader move along the path of self-discovery.
"The primary objective of this text is to provide an evidence-based and theoretically rigorous, practical guide for practitioners in how to integrate spirituality into CBT. This book is divided into two parts: Part I (Chapters 1-4) lays the theoretical and empirical foundations to facilitate case conceptualizations of spirituality within the context of CBT, and Part II (Chapters 5-8) presents an array of CBT techniques to address patient spirituality and religion in clinical practice"--Provided by publisher.
A Soulworker's Handbook - Tools, Concepts, and Keys to Answer the Ultimate Question
Author: Bob Mackura
Pubpsher: Trafford Publishing
Here is a book that pulls from life-experience, and the greatest contemporary and historical sages, to engage the reader in life's most challenging and fundamental questions. It gathers momentum as the reader is exposed to the ego, soul, and the Divine by understanding their role in the evolution of human consciousness. What is blocking us from embracing our greatness? As the human mind and brain developed over the millennia, humanity's true nature was obscured by a human intellect and belief system in its early stages of evolution. We have all witnessed what this has led to. There is a way out of this box we have built for ourselves. The breakout begins when we allow ourselves to take a fresh look at the core human condition that spiritual traditions have been dealing with for thousands of years. This book shows the reader how to look at their soul in a refreshing and new way. In this new century, the time is ripe for an exciting and innovative way of approaching spirituality and rediscovering our souls. Ego, Soul, & Beyond is a life-changing and provocative book that offers a clear, comprehensive, and practical way to usher in the next stage of human evolution. It doesn't replace psychology or spirituality - it takes them to a new level. The reader is challenged to wake up their soul and embrace reality below the symptom level. The intellect, heart, and belly soul-centers, which the world's spiritual traditions target in different ways, are explained and reconceived in a way that speaks to the fullness of what it means to be human. Fundamental change has never been more possible. The human mind has evolved to a place where many are perched for a dive into a new reality where contemporary and historical problems can finally be resolved. If you are one of those ready to take the dive, you are likely a "soulworker". This is a person who is ready to do whatever it takes to find the answers to their deepest questions, face their deepest fears, and align their life with their soul's mission. You will find this book to be a leading-edge handbook that provides the tools, concepts, and keys for evolving humanity into a new way of being. The journey into our souls is the most important and exciting journey we can ever take. There is nothing more worth discovering.
This book provides new ideas on how to work with and constructively transform shame on a theoretical and practical level, and in various socio-cultural contexts and professions. It provides practical guidelines on dealing with shame on the basis of reflection, counselling models, exercises, simulations, specific psychotherapeutic approaches, and auto-didactical learning material, so as to transform shame from a negatively experienced emotion into a mental health resource. The book challenges theorists to adopt an interdisciplinary stance and to think “outside the box.” Further, it provides practitioners, such as coaches, counsellors, therapists, trainers and medical personnel, with practical tools for transforming negative experiences and emotions. In brief, the book shows practitioners how to unlock the growth potential of individuals, teams, and organisations, allowing them to develop constructively and positively.
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more
A groundbreaking exploration of the spiritual dimension of working with the enneagram by one of its earliest students and teachers in America. Here is one of the first books to explore in an authentic and comprehensive way the original spiritual dimension of the enneagram. Among the most knowledgeable teachers of the enneagram in America, Sandra Maitri shows how the enneagram not only reveals our personalities, but illuminates a basic essence within each of us. She shows how traversing the inner territory particular to our ennea-type can bring us profound fulfillment and meaning, as well as authentic spiritual development.
The Quest for Self Improvement and the Creation of Personal Suffering
Author: Richard E. Lind
Pubpsher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Whether seeking recognition, spirituality, or personal success, we are endlessly striving to become something "better." But even if we obtain what we are looking for, we cannot refrain from creating another quest. Driven to distraction in pursuit of our goals, we are never able to enjoyor even livethe life we have. This provocative book explores the harmful side of our cultural and personal preoccupation with seeking. Psychologist Richard Lind suggests that there are no alternatives to seeking because our culture is singularly obsessed with personal development. Modern individuals have been taught since youth to believe that the quest for an ideal, future state is the sure road to happiness. Yet, as Lind shows, ideal goals remain out of reach. Instead of bringing inner peace, the compulsive quest for selfimprovement creates psychic fragmentation, inner conflict, and personal suffering. It leads individuals to feel that their lives are never good enough, and results in the manipulation of the self and others. Rather than advocating without qualification the value of "growth," "development," and "progress," Dr. Lind suggests that selftransformation can only occur if we are able to stop interfering with the experience of who we naturally are. Supporting his case with historical examples and insights from diverse wisdom traditions, Lind shows how inner fulfillment can only be obtained by giving up "empty desires" and "empty striving," and by becoming directly present again to the world of living experience.
Praise for The Mindful Coach "Success in business is predicated on eliciting the best from people. The Mindful Coach clearly articulates the essentials of how to do this. As someone who believes deeply in the potential of all people, I found Silsbee's approach both practical and profound. This is a must-read for everyone concerned with people and learning."—Arthur M. Blank, philanthropist; cofounder, The Home Depot; and owner and CEO, Atlanta Falcons "The Mindful Coach is not just another coaching model. It is a frame of reference for anyone involved in developing people. This highly readable book should serve as a reference for anyone genuinely concerned about helping others. It has had a significant impact on the way I approach coaching and developing others."—James N. Bassett, M.E?d., employee development, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations "The Mindful Coach digs deeply, offering a lens and structure for understanding the intimate and necessary connection between relationships and human development. No other skill set, knowledge, or awareness is more important to educators, leaders, and managers than what is presented in this precious volume."—Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D., dean, Curry School of Education, University of ?Virginia "This revised edition provides the structure for presence, through which new solutions become available. This book itself is a practice in the art of 'becoming,' while providing a clear action framework for powerfully engaging others with their own development. Silsbee has provided a gift to leaders, teachers, and coaches!"—Connie Maltbie-Shulas, manager, V-22 Training Systems, Boeing "This book has broad appeal not only for coaches, but also for managers, executives, and consultants. Leaders of all kinds can benefit from Silsbee's clear and caring process for bringing out the best in people. This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to jump-start themselves and others on their journey to their potential."—Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "This is the guide for leaders committed to helping others learn. The seven roles will help any leader facilitate more meaningful development conversations. This new edition engaged me instantly, with immediate applications in key relationships."—Darelyn "DJ" Mitsch, MCC, president, The Pyramid Resource Group; former president, The International Coach Federation
In Hume, Aristotle and Hobbes, as Shadowed by Milton's Satan
Author: José A. Benardete
Pubpsher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Featuring a Nietzschean paragraph from Hume that smacks of Milton’s Satan, these pages also register how “claws and teeth” figure in Aristotle’s Greatness of Soul, and leave Hobbes to pose a still deeper challenge in the same vein. With poets, led by Milton, almost as thick underfoot as philosophers, we are given a glimpse of what a classical education might look like.