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Part VI   Supplemental Information: Simple Tools

Claire, Thomas Basic Health Publications ePub

CHAPTER 17

THE SPA EXPERIENCE: PAMPERING YOURSELF WHILE YOUR BODY WORKS

Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present.1

—HENRY DAVID THOREAU

THE SPA EXPERIENCE: TOTAL IMMERSION

If you’ve become hooked on the idea of bodywork and would like to experience a variety of bodywork modalities, pamper yourself, and get away from it all at the same time, you might want to consider visiting a spa resort. More and more people are discovering the healthy joys of an escape that can combine massage, fitness exercise, healthy eating, and perhaps some instruction in relaxation and other self-healing techniques. Many spas are located in breathtaking physical settings, near water, woods, or mountains, with luxurious, attractive state-of-the-art fitness facilities. Complementing bodywork with an extended stay in a harmonious setting can be conducive to balancing body and mind. It can help you achieve a level of relaxation and wholeness beyond that of a single bodywork session.

With increasing interest in holistic and preventive health care, the appeal of spas has grown dramatically in recent years. According to the International SPA Association (ISPA) 2004 Spa Industry Study, there are estimated to be more than 12,000 spas throughout the United States and over 2,000 in Canada. Spas offer a variety of programs in diverse geographical settings.

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Ratio and Proportion: ASVAB Geometry

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Chapter Seven - The Script System: An Unconscious Organization of Experience

Erskine, Richard G. Karnac Books ePub

In early writings about life scripts, Berne (1958, 1961) describes the script as a complex set of transactions that determines the identity and destiny of the individual. He goes on to explain the script as similar to Freud's repetition compulsion and more like his destiny compulsion (Berne, 1966, p. 302). Most of the transactional analysis literature regarding scripts has focused on the historical perspective. The literature has addressed how scripts have been transmitted through parental messages and injunctions, and a child's reactions, such as unconscious conclusions and explicit decisions. Additionally, some contemporary transactional analysts have examined several processes such as early child–parent attachment, shared language acquisition, and the expression of narrative as central in the formation of scripts. Each of these historical perspectives has provided the clinician with theories and concepts that have guided a variety of clinical interventions.

The script system

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CHAPTER FOUR: Bearing and not bearing unbearable realities: the limits of understanding

Karnac Books ePub

Bearing and not bearing unbearable
realities: the limits of understanding

David Morgan

Afamous dictum of Freud’s was that bad men do what good men dream. The difficulty for staff working with forensic and psychotic patients is that they are working with patients who confront them with their own worst anxieties. They are being asked to manage the most extreme form of concrete thinking—murder and violence to the self, as in some psychotic patients, or murder and violence toward others, as in forensic work. Even in specialist services such as medium secure units, staff on inpatient wards are often not equipped to manage the extremely difficult task of understanding patients’ concrete behaviours in symbolic terms. This is not a criticism of the staff, but an acknowledgement of the nature of the patients they work with. Constant exposure to the patients’ very concrete modes of thinking inevitably erodes the staff’s own capacity to reflect, often leading to “mindless”, institutionalized responses that may recreate the patients’ very early deprived relationships.

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EQ #12 Genuine Listening

Adele Lynn HRD Press, Inc. PDF

EQ #12

Genuine Listening

EQ Target

Self-Awareness and Control

Empathy

Social Expertness

Personal Influence

Mastery of Vision

Objectives

• To help participants develop empathy through improving listening skills

• To improve relationships and bonds with employees by improving our listening skills

• To practice genuine listening skills under stressful conditions

Estimated Time

80–85 minutes

Materials

Flipchart

Markers

Uses

Training workshops on leadership

Private coaching sessions with all levels of leaders

Risk/Difficulty

Low

Coaching Tips for the Coach/Trainer

Listening skills are central to the emotionally competent leader. However, skill in listening requires far more than technique. True listening requires a mindset that includes the following elements:

a respectful attitude toward the speaker even when the content of the speaker’s message is abrasive a open mind willing to hear and seek understanding of the messages of the speaker placing the speaker as a human equal thus worthy of the listener’s attention

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