The Resource Night call : embracing compassion and hope in a troubled world, Robert J. Wicks

Night call : embracing compassion and hope in a troubled world, Robert J. Wicks

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Night call : embracing compassion and hope in a troubled world
Title
Night call
Title remainder
embracing compassion and hope in a troubled world
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Wicks
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Language
eng
Summary
"Caring for our family members, friends, and others is a central part of a rewarding life. For those in healing and helping professions such as medicine, nursing, education, psychotherapy, social work, ministry, and the military, the potential for a meaningful way of being may even become more possible. But, compassion is not easy. At times, concern for others can be personally devastating when we don't possess the right attitude and approach. Reaching out (and reflectively within) without being pulled down requires the wisdom that only arises out of the right combination of humility and knowledge. Night Call offers the stories and principles gleaned over many years of writing and mentoring for those in the helping and healing professions. The stories are offered in ways that foster compassionate caring while encouraging initiative in those who seek to personally deepen and share their lives with others -- especially in times of significant need. With this in mind, Dr. Wicks presents information on: · being a healing presence · mining fruits of the failures all of us must experience at times · the need to enjoy the daily "crumbs of alonetime" · the importance of a spirit of "unlearning" · developing a simple realistic self-care program · valuing informal or formal mentoring · recognizing the "3 calls" to which we must respond to as we psychologically develop · honoring life's most elusive psychological virtue (humility) Purposely brief, the chapters, as well as the sections in the "personal resiliency retreat" section at the end of the book, have as their goal a reconsideration of values, signature strengths, and simple approaches to living a resilient, rewarding life. Rather than presenting new breakthroughs, Night Call is designed to dust off what most of us already know, at some level, so we can freshly view the key approaches and techniques that provide increased psychological self-awareness and a potentially healthier sense of presence to others. The themes offered may have been forgotten, or become undervalued/set aside because of some of society's dysfunctional norms or unhelpful family influences. In response, this simple, countercultural book combines the value of essential self-compassion with caring for others in ways that provide the impetus for further exploration of a fuller narrative for both the readers of this work and unforeseen opportunities as well for those who are fortunate enough to cross their paths"--Google Books
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wicks, Robert J
Dewey number
155.2/4
Index
index present
LC call number
BF698.35.R47
LC item number
W543 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Compassion
  • Counseling
  • Social service
  • Human services
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Night call : embracing compassion and hope in a troubled world, Robert J. Wicks
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 229-234) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxviii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780190669638
Lccn
2017000502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982248591
  • 797260
  • (OCoLC)ocn982248591
  • 797260
Label
Night call : embracing compassion and hope in a troubled world, Robert J. Wicks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 229-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxviii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780190669638
Lccn
2017000502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982248591
  • 797260
  • (OCoLC)ocn982248591
  • 797260

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