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Teach Yourself to Meditate in Ten Simple Lessons

This book gives very clear and very simple instruction to a beginning meditator. I recommend it to my meditation students that want a book to complement their practice. This book, written by an Australian, has stripped all the made up stuff, ie religion, and woo from meditation and left only the meditation. Finally we have progress. The book is easy to read. You can dip into any part you want. The book teaches you to meditate anywher...

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Near-Death Experiences

As someone fortunate enough to have had both a profound NDE back in 1973, and considerable experience exploring dissociative entheogens like ketamine, I was relieved and happy to read a book that takes this most serious of issues, well, seriously. Usually books such as this, written generally by male academics without (God forbid!) actual personal experience, embed so many skeptical, and cynical, barbs that they're an embarrassment t...

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Minding the Self: Jungian meditations on contemporary spirituality

"No living Jungian analyst has a better understanding of what Jung meant by individuation than Murray Stein, and the fifteen modest chapters of this book, his masterpiece, make the case for Jung’s project as a true "minding" of the self. Stein’s luminous prose mirrors the consciousness in the midst of complexity that is its subject, making evident that a psychological attitude of self-reflection can be, just as Jung believed, a most ...

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Introducing Psychoanalysis: Essential Themes and Topics

Introducing Psychoanalysis brings together leading analysts to explain what psychoanalysis is and how it has developed, setting its ideas in their appropriate social and intellectual context. Based on lectures given at the British Psychoanalytic Society, the contributions capture the diversity of opinion among analysts to provide a clear and dynamic presentation of concepts such as: sexual perversions trauma and the possibility of re...

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The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships

With the field of personal relationships having grown dramatically in the past quarter century, the Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships serves as a benchmark of the current state of scholarship, synthesizing the extant theoretical and empirical literature, tracing its historical roots, and making recommendations for future directions. The authors are international experts from a variety of disciplines including several subfi...

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Stress, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Growth

"Berger's book is a significant contribution to the vital and expanding field of stress and trauma care and is a must read for social workers, psychologists, crisis counselors, and other human-service professionals. Dr. Berger has researched and reported on every area of crisis care, looking at the needs of individuals, groups, families, and communities. Especially valuable is her content on understanding stress and trauma from a dev...

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Familienbildung mit benachteiligten Adressaten

"Die Aussagen zu Familienbildung, Erwachsenenbildungsforschung und Lebensweltorientierung sind [...] umfangreich und konsequent unter dem Blickwinkel benachteiligter Adressaten zusammengestellt. Ein [...] lesenswertes Buch für Menschen, die familienbildnerisch tätig sind." Welt des Kindes - Fachzeitschrift für Kindertageseinrichtungen, 03/2008

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Higher Education and Sustainability

The book provides descriptions of experiences from research and educational sustainability projects and the role HEIs can play together with contributions presenting a variety of initiatives showing how SDGs are being implemented. The book promotes the theoretical and practical understanding on this thematic and disseminates knowledge and international research and cooperation. Contributions cover the role of SDGs in advancing implem...

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How Qualitative Data Analysis Happens: Moving Beyond "Themes Emerged"

"This comprehensive volume brings together key voices within the developmental and family sciences to demystify the process of how exactly one executes qualitative data analysis. Too often descriptions of qualitative data analysis strategies are vague, shrouded in jargon, or limited due to publication restrictions. Clearly, this collection of chapters is more than just a ‘how to’ of data analysis strategies, but also helps readers un...