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Dr. ROBERT J. WICKS received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Presently, he is a professor at Loyola University Maryland. He has spoken on Capitol Hill to members of Congress and their Chiefs of Staff, and at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, and Harvard's Children's Hospital on his major area of expertise: the prevention of secondary stress. He has also addressed thousands of educators and professionals, spoken at the FBI Academy, and addressed caregivers in China, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and South Africa. In his practice, Dr. Wicks focuses on working with psychotherapists, physicians, nurses, educators, relief workers, lawyers, corporate executives, persons in full-time ministry, and members of the military. He has published over forty-five books for both professionals and the general public, and is the coauthor, with Mary Beth Werdel, of Primer on Posttraumatic Growth: An Introduction and Guide (Wiley). Visit his website at robertjwicks.com.
Table of Contents
In That Place of Sanity: The Inner Life of the Counselor ix
1 Creating Space Within 1
2 Valuing and Accessing Alonetime 19
3 Recognizing the Cues of Subtle “Mindlessness” 45
4 Learning the Art of Leaning Back 65
5 Experiencing a New Type of Counselor Self-Nurturance 91
6 Alonetime as a University: Honoring the Wisdom of Mentors of Mindfulness 121
Appendix: Retreat and Reflect: Enjoying a 149
Fresh Experience of Your Own Inner Life A Brief Final Comment on a Counselor’s 173
Inner Renewal in Alonetime
About the Author 175
Recommended Readings 177
Author Index 195
Subject Index 197