(This Is Not Just Another Essential Oil Bible Study! It’S so Much More!)
Author: Jessica M. Linhart
Publisher: Balboa Press
Searching for Healing in Gods Backyard invites you to discover the context in which the Bible was written. Through the Holy Spirit, this book connects the dots that are often not reported in scripture. Once we understand how the Jews, Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans survived over three thousand years ago, we understand more than just the surface meaning of scripture. Grab this book to learn the nitty-gritty of scripture, and youll have great incites to reveal to others.
A Rare, Restorative Take on Mental Health For Challenging Times Poetry has way of connecting directly to the heart, and that's especially true with this poetry book about mental health and mental illness. It's too simplistic to label this as depression poetry or anxiety poetry--this is poetry about what it means to be a human being struggling and coping with everyday mental health issues. This is self love poetry. This is poetry for people who don't like poetry or have never even read it before. Here's an example of the poetry you'll find: You Can't Write Poetry About Depression You can’t write poetry about depression You have to feel it It has to seep out of your bones It has to leak out of your eyes The poetry is in the becoming the shifting feeling the falling breath the terror of monotony the naked desperation the losing of hope and the long wondering if it will ever return You can’t write poetry about depression You have to experience it You have to know it like a brother And you have to hate it so much that you use it you terrorize it for what it d`id to you Until you see the sudden strength hidden within the darkness Until you become the darkness and in so doing you realize you’ve always had the light Before he became a social worker, a writer/poet, and a mental health advocate tweeting for 31,000 followers, and before he started writing the popular weekly email newsletter, The Mental Health Update, Jordan Brown was terrified and lost. Forced to respond to a parent's mental health crisis right after graduating from college, Jordan made decisions he never thought he would have to make. This experience of feeling completely unprepared to deal with mental health issues led him, after giving back to others in the Peace Corps in Guatemala and in AmeriCorps in Montana, to seek out and take the 12-week Family-to-Family course with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). A year later, he was teaching the Family-to-Family course and starting a family support group in Helena, Montana to help others deal with their own mental health crises. But everything changed in 2012. A year before finding mental health resources and a supportive community with NAMI in 2013, a 24-year-old Jordan was rushed into sudden open-heart surgery to repair a failing aortic valve. Surprisingly, the physical recovery from this near-death experience was nothing compared to the emotional recovery that wreaked havoc on his life by worsening anxiety and OCD symptoms that began in childhood. Mental illness caused months of insomnia and progressed to severe depression and worsening suicidal thoughts. It is out of these experiences that In Search of Happiness was born. Three years in the making, this mental health poetry book carries the reader along a four-part journey through overcoming anxiety and relieving societal pressure, to receiving healing and, ultimately, finding meaning. With special emphasis on anxiety and depression, In Search of Happiness examines the vast spectrum from mental illness to mental health. At its core, the book of poems addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual reality that is the everyday mental health experience. It's not only a book about depression poetry or anxiety poetry. It's life-affirming poetry that helps others create their own meaning. And it's not just one person's story as much as it is a collective mental-health story emerging from one person's experience. In Search of Happiness is a vulnerable collection of poetry and short essays that encourages the reader to see mental health in a new, more hopeful light. This is not the doom-and-gloom narrative that scares society and spreads stigma. This poetry-and-prose collection increases mental health awareness by highlighting the entire mental health spectrum on which we all exist.
Is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in Christian theology good news or bad news for women? Is the Holy Spirit in traditional Christian doctrine the guardian of the status quo or does it offer the dynamic possibility for change? How do the gifts of the Spirit, ecstatic and relational, inform feminist thinking of the Christian God. Opinions on these key questions vary wildly but are often formulated without coherent theological argument. Feminist theology has a history of questioning God the Father and God the Son - this study begins the theological questioning of God the Holy Spirit. Searching for the Holy Spirit brings feminist pneumatology into discussion with more traditional doctrine of the Spirit, notably the very significant early Christian treatise by Basil of Caesarea, De Spiritu Sancto. The results offer exciting new possibilities for both theology and the place of women in the church.
A Weary Leader, a Wise Mentor, and Seven Healing Conversations for a Parched Soul
Author: Scotty Smith
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
"Searching for Grace invites you into the kind of relationship that we all long for deep in our hearts. The relationship between Scotty and Russ is scary, vulnerable, painful, but gorgeously loving and drenched in grace." --Paul David Tripp, author of New Morning Mercies Anxious? Burnt out? Weary? Why is it so hard for our souls to find rest? In Searching for Grace, Russ and his mentor, Scotty Smith, explore the contours of their lives and why embracing God's grace unreservedly is so difficult for many of us. Their honest conversations offer priceless lessons for parched souls everywhere. Many of us feel anxious and unfulfilled by our everyday existence, yet deeply long for a purposeful, meaningful, and peace-filled life. That tension creates a background buzz of profound discontentment behind everything we do. There is a better way. Searching for Grace reveals the conversations between Russ and Scotty that transformed Russ's life forever, helping him identify the mindsets that contributed to his restlessness. Straight from his little black journal, Russ shares the seven life-giving principles he learned from Scotty that unleashed him to a refreshingly new life, radically built on God's grace.
Drake Travis earned his bachelor's in biblical literature from Simpson University and his master's in New Testament literature from Alliance Theological Seminary. He was honored with the President's Cup upon graduation from Simpson for having the most positive influence on college life. He was ordained in The Christian & Missionary Alliance in 1994. He has been an associate pastor of youth, worship, music, missions, and collegiates. He spent seven years as pastor to students at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. During those years, the “Salt Co.” grew from twenty-five to nearly one thousand students who were involved in the ministry. During those years, about 450 more became Christians and nearly five hundred went on mission trips to eighteen countries. Drake has taken/trained/sent more than nine hundred people into sixty countries doing missions. Discusses the views of healing doctrine as described throughout the Bible, centering on the contention that healing is about release and freedom from sin and that it is the cornerstone of Christ's victory over death.
Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart
Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher: Companion Press
Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journaling sections encourage mourners to articulate their unique thoughts and feelings.
The apostle Paul said, "Oh death, where is your sting?" (1 Corinthians 15:55) And yet when faced with their own end, most believers are very anxious. We know death is a fact of living, but we are not too keen to go through the pain and anguish associated with it. And it is how we address death's anguish that is the subject of this book. Through a close examination of the recently legalized "medical assistance in dying (MAID)," Levan suggests that Canadians can now face their own end with a different spirit. While death is the disease that will get us all, he points out that dying is a process that can be "healed" if we are given the time and permission to face it. Taking insights that arise from the Abrahamic religious traditions, Levan shows how palliative care can be enhanced by MAID, a new tool in the repertoire of end-of-life therapies. For newcomers to the subject, Levan outlines the facts on MAID--what is allowed and who is excluded. He studies the many taboos surrounding the taking of one's own life and points a way forward for believers. Healing Death is a fresh and inspiring perspective on a very old and anxiety-ridden subject.
Your boundaries define who you are and what you become. If you have healthy boundaries, then you would not even be reading this piece. Right now there is a part of you that is doubting whether you do have healthy boundaries. You have finally listened to your gut feeling and once you delve into this book you will most likely find out that you were right. During the course of this book, I will guide you step by step how to redefine, heal and establish brand new boundaries in your life, with yourself, relationship, marriage and with children. The book will not just open new doors, it will be the beginning of a brand new future and identity. Here you will rediscover your true authentic self. A spiritual divine being who is worthy of being loved, listened to and respected. There is also an online healing course that you can complete that will provide you with healing and guided meditations to make this journey powerful beyond measure!
Valeri Glover, Lmt, Shares Her Journey on How Using the Power of Intuition and Positive Thinking Helped Her Get Through Life's Challenges and Cancer to Heal Her Body, Mind and Spirit.
Author: Valeri Glover
Publisher: Balboa Press
Each and every one of us has the ability to tap into the universe and use our intuitive gifts to heal the body, mind, and Spirit. When we use our gifts, it is a powerful thing that can help heal ourselves as well as others and mankind as a whole. Throughout the years, I found that if I use the following principles and techniques I am able to relax my body, calm my mind, and sooth my spirit. I feel more at peace and connected when I: Connect with My Intuitive Self Ground, Center, and Protect Myself Connect with My Spirit Guides, Guardian Angels, Archangel, and the Universe Work with My Chakras to Heal Clear Chakras, Auras, Energy Fields, Blockages, and Cut Cords Use Intuitive Readings, Energy Healings, Oracle and Angel Card Readings to Guide Me Use Positive Thinking to Help Get Me Through Lifes Challenges and Illness (Like Cancer) Cut the Cords of Fear and Doubt Use Manifesting to Achieve My Dreams and Life Purpose Use Affirmations and Meditation for Positive Thinking, Wellbeing and Health Issues When you use the principles and techniques in this book, you will have a better outlook on life to where you can bring positive energy to help heal your body, mind, and spirit.
In You Can Heal Your Heart,self-empowerment luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler have come together to start a conversation on healing after loss. Louise and David discuss the emotions and thoughts that occur when a relationship leaves you brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies. They will also help you develop greater self-awareness and compassion, providing you with the courage and tools to face many other types of losses and challenges, such as saying good-bye to a beloved pet, losing your job, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness or disease, and much more. With a perfect blend of Louise's affirmations and teachings on the power of your thoughts and David's many years of working with those in grief, this remarkable book will inspire an extraordinary new way of thinking, bringing profound love and joy into your life. You will not only learn how to harness the power of your grief to help you grow and find peace, but you will also discover that, yes, you can heal your heart.
Praise for Healing: The Path to Freedom: “What Michael has apparently discovered and teaches is that how we interact with life, moment by moment, particularly our feeling experience, is visibly at the core of everything. From the broken things to the extraordinary things, it is nowhere else but the place that no one thinks to look—literally in ourselves. The remarkable, almost unique aspect of Michael’s work is that everything he does and teaches points you back to the truth of your own tangible experience. If you want to entertain the possibility of real change, this can be an excellent place to do it. If you seek to preserve your status quo, well, this may not be the place. The work is not easy, though it is simple and clear. It’s also not necessarily a quick fix, though some experience rapid results. Expect change and be prepared to see that life is not (only) what you thought it was. In today’s increasingly small world, sticking one’s head in the sand is becoming a less and less viable option as hiding places become hard to find. Michael’s work is all about strongly engaging life and finding the only reliable refuge: your true self.” — Marc Glassgold
This groundbreaking book is the most comprehensive volume to-date that explores in depth the concept of reverence and strengths-based approaches in the psychotherapy healing process as manifested in a wide variety of treatment modalities such as child and play therapy, family therapy, therapeutic assessments and in training programs.
Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World
Author: Julia Plevin
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
An engaging guide to the art of forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, for anyone who wants to explore the transformative power of nature in promoting health and happiness. Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in nature and is practiced throughout the world to increase health and restore well-being. More and more people are turning to forest bathing as an evidence-based way to unplug, relieve stress and anxiety, and spark creativity. Through simple invitations to slow down, walk in silence, cultivate tree energy, and connect with the sun and forest, this book enables you to incorporate the inspiring benefits of time spent in nature—a calm mind, renewed energy, boosted creativity, and inner peace—into your daily life to find deeper meaning and contentment.
Are you trying to get relief from chronic pain without drugs or surgery? Have you been diagnosed with a so-called incurable pain condition such as herniated discs, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, migraine, nerve damage, or fibromyalgia? This unique natural pain relief guide integrates mind, body, and spirit in the healing process, and can help you discover multiple natural pain relief strategies you can use to heal your pain - with or without your doctor’s consent; use cutting-edge energy tools to quickly reduce or eliminate pain symptoms within minutes; reduce and reverse the inflammation in your body caused by stress, toxins and trauma; rewire your brain and nervous system in order to reactivate your body’s innate healing potential; harness the power of the mind to remove obstacles to healing; and reconnect with your Spirit and Higher Self so that you can experience healing as a joyful journey. “Guide to Healing Chronic Pain is an absolute must-read not only for anyone suffering from chronic pain, but also for anyone wanting to stay perfectly healthy for the rest of his or her life. In the book, Dr. Karen Kan has set a new precedent of health care for Western physicians to follow in the twenty-first century and beyond. Taking the reader on a thorough exploration of drug-free, innovative, and alternative medicine modalities such as infrared nanotechnology patches (acupuncture without needles), grounding, energy healing, nutritional therapy, Qi and nervous system balancing, detoxification, and EMF pollution shielding, Dr. Kan synthesizes ancient Eastern healing techniques with cutting-edge science. Dr. Kan’s balanced ‘Spirit–Mind–Body’ approach to healing chronic pain is not only revolutionary but is exactly what is needed now in Western medicine. Dr. Karen Kan is indeed a role model for the Next Human physician.” —Jason Lincoln Jeffers, spiritual teacher and author of The Next Human
Spiritual Health and Healing means using spiritual concepts of different traditions to reveal the true purpose of life. As human beings, we live in the world with a sense of duty and responsibility to society, and at the same time we experience the ultimate spiritual beings within our physical bodies. When we are in harmony with the mother earth, father sky, and the entire cosmos, we experience the right relationship with all that exists in the universe and we then reside in peace, joy, love and compassion. There is no more suffering or struggle. Even when suffering or struggles do exist, they solely serve to remind us that we are human beings with a purpose to live and experience the beauty and love beyond everyday experiences. Spiritual healing is nothing magical or superficial. It is rooted in our everyday lives and an everyday, living philosophy. In life we experience suffering in many different ways. Spiritual healing teaches us the ways to connect to the cosmos and divinity through our body and experiences. These connecting agents serve the same function, and they are neither superior nor inferior to one another. The lessons in Spiritual Health and Healing are derived from different traditions and serve to bring us harmony within the human race, as well as to bring peace to everyone and to every place.
Surviving Through and Recovering from the Five Stages That Accompany the Loss of Love
Author: Susan Anderson
The fear of abandonment is one of our most primal fears, and deservedly so. Its pain is often overwhelming, and can leave its mark on the rest of your life. In the midst of the hurt, it’s hard to see an end to your feelings of rejection, shame, and betrayal. In this updated edition of the groundbreaking book, Susan Anderson, a therapist who has specialized in helping people with loss, heartbreak, and abandonment for more than thirty years, shares recent discoveries in neuroscience that help put your pain in perspective. It is designed to help all victims of emotional breakups—whether you are suffering from a recent loss, or a lingering wound from the past; whether you are caught up in patterns that sabotage your own relationships, or you’re in a relationship in which you no longer feel loved. From the first stunning blow to starting over, it provides a complete program for abandonment recovery. Going beyond comforting words to promote real change, this healing process will help you work through the five universal stages of abandonment—shattering, withdrawal, internalizing, rage, lifting—by understanding their biochemical and behavioral origins and implications. New hands-on exercises for improving your life will teach you how to manage the inevitable pain, then go on to build a whole new concept of self, increase your capacity for love, and find new love on a deeper and richer level than ever before.
Searching for Masters of Healing and Ancient Chinese Wisdom
Color photographs and text document China's Buddhist, shamanic and Taoist healers Here, German photographer Stefanie Schweiger (born 1979) and Chinese author Phoebe Hui (born 1983) journey through China in search of ancient wisdom and alternative medicine.
Life is a Journey, Healing is a Process: How God Can Change your Life from the Inside Out By Patricia L. Steele Life Is a Journey, Healing Is a Process is author Patricia L. Steele’s story of how God changed her life from the inside out. Steele had lived her life with a serious mental health disorder, developed during childhood and not diagnosed until much later in life. Her story is one of hope and healing from deep wounds suffered at the hands of others who claimed to have loved her. Her journey is told as an inspiration for others who may be suffering with similar mental health disorders and/or from past trauma. There are better options that just finding treatment to help the symptoms subside; God offers a better path. If He can do so much for Steele, he certainly can for you as well. In God’s eyes, we are his precious and loved children, and He cares about you!
Finding Compassion and Faith through Trauma and Chronic Illness
Author: Silvi Moksha
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
We live in a complex world filled with materialism and ego-driven needs, disconnected from our source. Time is speeding up as we rush about frantically, stuck in a race. We are enslaved by our conditioned minds, victims to a limited, subjective perception of life. We’ve drifted away from harmonious coexistence with nature, spirit, and one another and are plagued by imbalance, unhappiness, and disease. But our souls are ever present, calling us home, and it is through encountering illness, loss, and adversity that we can transform and find our way to hope, love, and peace. Klara was one such being, empty and exhausted, running on autopilot and entirely missing the present moment. She has lived through trauma and chronic stress and became absorbed by illness, struggling with fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. But the more the darkness set in, the stronger her desire for freedom became, bringing to light the secrets of healing. Come discover a passionate journey to self-discovery and healing. Reconnect with faith, love, self-compassion, and, most of all, your soul. Come see that freedom and joy is possible. Become inspired to begin an authentic path of healing of your own and reclaim your passion for life.