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Constructive Living (Kolowalu Books)
David K. Reynolds
University of Hawaii Press
Constructive Living combines two of the most popular forms of therapy in Japan into one profoundly effective approach that will not only enhance your productivity but bring a flexible, responsive mind – a Zen-like tranquility – to your personal and professional life. Discover the life-changing potential of Morita therapy (based on taking right action in the moment) and Naikan therapy (a way to cultivate your awareness of how the world ...
The Gun Control Debate: A Constructive Argument (Where We Stand)
Alexander Gopoian, 2013
100% of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to help kids here in the U.S. and all around the world via The Save the Children Fund. Given recent tragedies, the gun control debate has again taken center stage in the United States. Everyone wants more safety for their loved ones, but what happens if we aren't capable of a constructive discussion or debate at the local or federal levels? What kind ...
Constructive Anatomy (Dover Anatomy for Artists)
George B. Bridgman
This invaluable anatomical reference shows important parts of the human body, both in motion and in repose: hand, wrist, fingers, forearm, neck, thigh, leg, and more. Drawings of bone and muscle structure are also covered in detail. Over 500 illustrations. "Best book on artist's anatomy." — Art Students League News .
Constructive Guidance and Discipline: Preschool and Primary Education (5th Edition)
Marjorie V. Fields
Understanding how children grow, learn, and think helps adults and children live more harmoniously together. This thorough revision of Constructive Guidance and Discipline: Preschool and Primary Education continues to provide the information to help children to become happy, responsible, and productive people. With a strong emphasis on developmental theory and constructivism, the book explains underlying causes for child ...
Note: This book was previously published in hardcover. See the hardcover listing for the original copyright date. This volume demonstrates how practitioners can respond to the emphasis on time-effective, solution-oriented treatment by integrating a competency based approach in to their clinical practice. Filled with case examples, it illustrates how experts in the treatment of addictions, marital difficulties, parent-child conflicts, physical ...
Arguing for Our Lives: A User's Guide to Constructive Dialog
City Lights Publishers
We live in a time when public discourse is more skewed than ever by the propaganda that big money can buy, with trust in the leadership of elected officials at an all-time low. The "news" has degenerated into sensationalist sound bites, and the idea of debate has become a polarized shouting match that precludes any meaningful discussion. It's also a time of anxiety, as we're faced with economic and ecological crises on a global scale, with ...
A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic
University of Notre Dame Press
Recognized as a leading theological ethicist, Stanley Hauerwas applies his theory of the narrative formation of Christian character to the field of social ethics. He advances his ideas by showing why any consideration cannot be divorced from the kind of community the church is and should be. He also challenges the dominant assumption of contemporary Christian social ethics that there is a special relation between Christianity and some form of ...
Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution
Bruce W. Dayton
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
This comprehensive and highly regarded book provides a framework for analyzing diverse social conflicts. The fourth edition of Constructive Conflicts maintains the book’s synthesis of theories about conflict, with key updates throughout. These include a more reader-friendly first chapter, new examples such as the Arab Spring, expanded discussions of recovery from violence and oppression, of reconciliation, and of moral concerns, and new ...
Drawn and Quarterly
From two of the founding members of the influential collective, the Royal Art Lodge Constructive Abandonment is a series of small paintings featuring surreal vignettes with animals and children weighed down by the pressures of life. With absurdly comedic interactions, the text varies from straightforward to even more abstract and nonsensical than the images that it accompanies. The paintings reference child’s play or literature and some ...
Power Through Constructive Thinking (Plus)
One of the First Books to Demonstrate the Power of Positive Thoughts Fresh with contemporary relevance, this classic of positive thinking from one of the world's greatest motivational writers offers stirring insights on self-transformation. Based on Emmet Fox's simple message that “thoughts are things” and all potential rests in their creative and constructive use, these thirty-one inspiring essays show how to have it all—health, ...
Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classic Themes: A Project of The Workgroup On Constructive ...
Coordinated by Serene Jones of Yale Divinity School and Paul Lakeland of Fairfield University, fifty of North America's top teaching theologians (members of the Workgroup on Constructive Christian Theology) have devised a text that allows students to experience the deeper point of theological questions, to delve into the fractures and disagreements that figured in the development of traditional Christian doctrines, and to sample the diverse and ...
Our Inner Conflicts: A Constructive Theory of Neurosis
W. W. Norton & Company
Here Karen Horney develops a dynamic theory of neurosis centered on the basic conflict among attitudes of "moving forward" "moving against," and "moving away from" people. Unlike Freud, Horney does not regard neurosis as rooted in instinct. In her words, her theory is constructive because "it allows us for the first time to tackle and resolve neurotic hopelessness. . . . Neurotic conflicts cannot be resolved by rational decision. . . . But ...
Power Through Constructive Thinking
Harper & Row
Constructive Thinking: The Key to Emotional Intelligence
This is a book on how to gain control of one's emotions. It is a serious book that contains a theory of automatic processing it presents and its implications for controlling emotions. Epstein is a professor of personality psychology and a highly regarded research psychologist who has supported his theory with extensive research published in the most demanding professional journals. He was motivated to write the book by the success of a course he ...
Handbook for Constructive Living (A Latitude 20 Book)
David K. Reynolds
University of Hawaii Press
Here, in plain language, is the definitive guide for taking control of your life and imbuing it with greater meaning and productivity. Constructive Living is an action-based way of looking at the world that combines good, old-fashioned straight talk and the celebrated Japanese psychotherapies Morita and Naikan. David Reynolds, the father of this brilliantly simple and effective therapy, shows us how to live thoughtfully and economically, to ...
Feedback Skills for Leaders; 50 Minute Series: Building Constructive Communication Skills Up and Down the ...
People crave feedback. Leaders who learn how to provide effective feedback create opportunities for employees to grow, become motivated, and make positive contributions to their organizations. FEEDBACK SKILLS FOR LEADERS shows new and even experienced managers the benefits of developing this critical skill, both in giving and receiving feedback. Readers will learn specific techniques for receiving and responding to critical feedback and will ...
Constructing Effective Criticism: How to Give, Receive, and Seek Productive and Constructive Criticism in Our ...
Randy Garner PhD
This is one of those rare books that can change your thinking and your behavior. Dr. Garner helps us to see criticism in a whole new light. Criticism can be difficult whether you are giving it or receiving it. This book will help you to give criticism more effectively, to receive criticism less defensively, and to seek criticism with less anxiety. Constructing Effective Criticism provides a road map for handling the criticism-prone situations ...
Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s
Mary Kate O'hare
Karen A. Bearor
The first survey of Pan-American geometric abstraction between the 1920s and 1950s, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s provides a fresh and innovative look at this dynamic and cosmopolitan period of Modernism in the Americas. In the first half of the twentieth century, South American and US artists infused the hard-edge lines and geometric shapes of abstract art with new perspectives. This richly ...
Constructive Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice
Michael J. Mahoney PhD
The Guilford Press
An invaluable teaching text and clinical resource, this is a book about how to do psychotherapy--how to apply the science of change to the complexities of helping people develop new meanings in their lives. Explaining constructivist principles and illuminating what a skilled clinician actually does in day-to-day practice, Michael J. Mahoney shows how to nurture the therapeutic relationship while implementing such creative interventions as ...
Like its predecessor, Constructive Therapies, Volume 1, this engaging book presents a range of creative, time-effective approaches for helping clients build on their competencies and develop their own solutions. In-depth interviews with Michael White, Steve de Shazer, Bill O'Hanlon, Donald Meichenbaum, and Kenneth Gergen are incorporated with other clinicially oriented chapters from well-known therapists. Topics covered include different styles ...
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