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The Inner Life of the Counselor,9781118193747

The Inner Life of the Counselor

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9781118193747

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Pub. Date:
8/14/2012
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Wiley
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Summary

To feed the interior life of the counselor is not only a sensible act for the helper, it is a true act of generosity for those they serve as well. This book directs counselors to consider their own sense of self and how they are-and are not-living a personally and professionally meaningful, mindful life. Each chapter presents a theme in a way that mental health professionals will find helpful and immediately applicable to understanding their own journey as they seek to reach out to help others in need.

Author Biography

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

References 179

Bibliography 185

Permissions 191

Acknowledgments 193

Author Index 195

Subject Index 197



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