Healing Presence Resources
A Guide for Those in Caring Relationships
|Jim Miller teamed with hospice chaplain Susan Cutshall to create a book about how to be with others in a way that's compassionate, nurturing, healing, and potentially even transforming. The foundational ideas are laid out in 15 short chapters: “There's only one place to begin—with yourself.” “Healing presence is most effective when it's least active.” Whole pages of engaging quotations and artistic drawings are interwoven with insightful observations and practical suggestions. Ideal for both professional and lay caregivers. To purchase this book and to view other resources, please click on Willowgreen publishing.|
|Physician Loreen Herwaldt uses the illness narratives of two dozen writer-patients to teach listening skills to medical students, residents, physicians, and other health care providers. Patient Listening is not just about bedside manner but also about how health care providers can gain the most from their interactions with patients and in turn offer more appropriate treatments, develop more cooperative and responsive relationships with their patients, and thus become better doctors.|
Rachel Naomi Remen’s My Grandfather's Blessings shows us the way to bless our own lives and connect back to the place where we are coherent and whole. In blessing life, Remen says we heal life-long feelings of isolation, loneliness, worthlessness and emptiness and recognize our real power.
The result is the resounding message that we all matter. My Grandfather's Blessings will make you laugh and cry and ultimately show you that your life is richer than you knew and that you are far more than dreamed. This book is a blessing. I bet you'll read it more than once.