In this groundbreaking volume, clinicians are taken on the path to wellbeing for their own sake and the benefit of their clients. The contributors address topics such as patience, courage, loving kindness, forgiveness, solitude, and spirituality with both intellectual rigor and heart. This wise compilation invites us to enter fully into our own lives, in and outside the profession. Why wait? — Christopher Germer , PhD, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
From the Back Cover
Holistic self–renewal for your clients, your community, and you When it comes to helping others, your most important tool is your own wellbeing. The most generous and giving members of society are often the psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and others who have made it their lifes work to help others. Helping people means, above all, giving them the tools and skills they need to heal themselves by practicing self–renewal for mind, body, and spirit. Clinicians Guide to Self–Renewal is your essential reference for understanding these tools and skillsand for using them in your own personal and professional development. In this book, youll discover why clinicians who practice self–renewal in their own lives are likely to be more positive , more present , and in a better position to model wellbeing for their clients. Recovering from trauma and burnout is a project and a process that clinicians need to undertake for themselves. Join with your clients in the process of growing and thriving by supporting their self–renewal as well as your own. Selections from talented authors cover renewal in all its dimensions. Topics include: Promoting physical wellbeing Healthy eating, exercise, and sleeping habits Sexuality and self–renewal Religion and spirituality Zen therapy, mindfulness, and meditation Group and family self–healing Posttraumatic self–care This essential guide will help you learn how to grow and thrive in your own life and how to aid others in their own journeys of self–renewal.