Description : Based on the best-selling first edition, this greatly expanded andupdated version contains forty-seven new activities, moreinformation about how to design and lead retreats, and additionalsuggestions for how to recover when things go wrong. A CD-ROMallows you to print out chapters for distribution to key leaders,duplicate templates, and produce handouts for specific exercises. Whether you're planning to lead an offsite retreat for the firsttime or the ninety-ninth time, this easy-to-use, one-stop resourceprovides: Step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of testedexercises. Insight into establishing effective working relationships withclients. Information on what to include in your retreat designs. Suggestions for encouraging participants to speak up and playan active role. Tools for managing conflict. Guidance on making decisions during a retreat and changingcourse when necessary. Strategies for developing and implementing action plans. Tips for follow-up so you can keep the change train ontrack. Order your copy of this practical guide today!
Description : Retreats That Work is a practical, easy-to-use guide, full of step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of tested exercises. You'll learn how to design and facilitate retreats that will keep participants energized and on-task. Campbell and Liteman know what can go wrong at a retreat and what to do about it. They know how to turn difficult situations around and how to deal effectively with conflict, difficult participants, and resistance to change. With Retreats That Work, you will too.
Description : Fifteen minutes is a lot of time! A lot can happen in fifteen minutes. A day of twenty-four hours is ninety-six fifteen minute periods. Those who manage the days most successfully divide the day into the ninety-six fifteen minute periods and labour to take care of each of those periods. By so doing, they take care of hours, days, weeks and years. Someone may not be able to find time to pray for one hour in a stretch in the morning, afternoon or evening. For others if they found time, they might not know how to use it. Each of these groups of people can use the suggested programme for fifteen minute retreats that are in the following pages and find their prayer life transformed. By having four fifteen minute retreats a day, one has actually spent one hour before God. Many people will find that they accomplish far more in four retreats of fifteen minutes than in one retreat of one hour. The advantage of fifteen minute retreats is that even people who cannot concentrate for long periods are able to concentrate for fifteen minutes and thereby pray effectively. Also, the retreat is over before the person is bored. The person thus looks forward to the next retreat. There is the additional advantage that most believers have enough to talk to the Lord about in fifteen minutes. This solves the problem of people who are confused about what to say to God for a long period of time. Then, even the busiest people have time for this retreat, and children too. It is hoped that the fifteen minute retreats will help the one who retreats to enjoy the Lord so much that he will find that the fifteen minute period is insufficient for his communion with the Lord and therefore he must go on longer retreats. This is good. It is excellent.
Description : This comprehensive resource guides leaders through all the stages of planning camps and retreats - theme development, scheduling, gathering materials, setup and so on - and even offers sample lessons and activities. Twelve complete outlines are included (plus a bonus staff retreat outline!) and all student handouts are available for download. Everything youth leaders need to invite their group to meet with God... all in one book!
Description : The National Book Award–winning classic on the Vietnam War, reissued for the war’s fiftieth anniversary. Based on interviews with both Americans and Vietnamese, Winners and Losers is Gloria Emerson’s powerful portrait of the Vietnam War. From soldiers on the battlefield to protesters on the home front, Emerson chronicles the war’s impact on ordinary lives with characteristic insight and brilliance. Today, as we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, much of the physical and emotional damage from that conflict—the empty political rhetoric, the mounting casualties, and the troubled homecomings of shell-shocked soldiers—is once again part of the American experience. Winners and Losers remains a potent reminder of the danger of blindly applied American power, and its poignant truths are the legacy of a remarkable journalist.
Description : The essays in this volume explore the loopholes and retreats employed and exploited by African American polemicists, poets, novelists, slave narrators, playwrights, short story writers, essayists, editors, educators, historians, clubwomen, and autobiographers during the nineteenth century. These exciting contributions use historicist, comparative, transnational, literary historical, cultural studies, and Foucauldian perspectives to examine how apparent weakness was turned into strength, defensiveness into offensiveness, and the machinery of oppression into the keys to liberation.
Description : TEN-MINUTE RETREATS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS was inspired by the hundreds of entrepreneurs that I have helped to grow their business by at least $1 million. They didn’t have time to lounge around and read a whole book, so I distilled practical advice into short stories and lists that can be digested in just 10 minutes. Treat yourself and your business to TEN-MINUTE RETREATS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS and watch your take-home pay increase in just a few short months. More importantly, your equity will grow and you will have more time to do what you enjoy.
Description : When people feel free to speak with authenticity, from their heartat workwithout fear, their workplace becomes a place inspired by shared purpose. Workplace productivity is marked by extraordinary quality. In Heart at Work, explore real stories that will inspire you to want to make speaking from the heart the norm, not the exception. Several practitioner/authors describe and tell actual stories about their own work. A toy manufacturer describes the connection to their customer, children, through play. A soldier describes how his struggle to survive PTSD, enables his ability to support other soldiers. An artistic director and choreographer reveals the transformation that occurs when dancers share in the creative process. College presidents describe their increased ability to open their hearts and then increased staff and student success as people become more engaged. A Medical doctor describe how their own personal transformation impacted his medical practice. Authors describe the ways their inner work and then meaningful sharing with colleagues, results in innovation, creativity and positive action, including better service to clients. If you want to bring your whole self to work, to live a seamless life with mind and heart aligned for the tasks before you, you will find a wise and gentle guide in Heart at Work. Hafiz long ago wrote: Love is the great work, though every heart is first an apprentice . . .. This gem of a book brings these words to life through authentic storiesthat illustrate, inform and inspire the reader to create their own authentic lifes work. Henry Emmons, MD, Author, The Chemistry of Joy; The Chemistry of Calm; and The Chemistry of Joy Workbook:Overcoming Depression Using the Best of Brain Science, Nutrition and the Psychology of Mindfulness, Integrative Psychiatrist, and Health Care Leader.
Description : Essentially clinical in its approach, Psychic Retreats discusses the problem of patients who are 'stuck' and with whom it is difficult to make meaningful contact. John Steiner, an experienced psychoanalyst, uses new developments in Kleinian theory to explain how this happens. He examines the way object relationships and defences can be organized into complex structures which lead to a personality and an analysis becoming rigid and stuck, with little opportunity for development or change. These systems of defences are pathological organisations of the personality: John Steiner describes them as 'psychic retreats', into which the patient can withdraw to avoid contact both with the analyst and with reality. To provide a background to these original and controversial concepts, the author builds on more established ideas such as Klein's distinction between the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions, and briefly reviews previous work on pathological organizations of the personality. He illustrates his discussion with detailed clinical material, with examples of the way psychic retreats operate to provide a respite from both paranoid-schizoid and depressive anxieties. He looks at the way such organizations function as a defence against unbearable guilt and describes the mechanism by which fragmentation of the personality can be reversed so the lost parts of the self can be regained and reintegrated in to the personality. Psychic Retreats is written with the practising psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists in mind. The emphasis is therefore clinical throughout the book, which concludes with a chapter on the technical problems which arise in the treatment of such severely ill patients.
Description : In this moving spiritual memoir, Dr. William Thiele shares inspiring stories of the birthing of a monastery without walls among everyday women and men around New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Along the way, core contemplative attitudes, practices, and principles were discovered. He offers these stories of birthing a School for Contemplative Living as a challenging call to a frantic and polarized world. Readers will be drawn toward their own spiritual transformation as they encounter imperfect monks with messy lives who are practicing God's presence and learning to serve the world from that presence. He encourages readers to join these monks in the world by forming contemplative communities who radiate loving-kindness as their first priority.