Recovery From Cults – Help for Victims of Psychological & Spiritual Abuse
This work traces Janice Clayton’s transition from being a mental health nurse to becoming a facilitator of an education programme, for those in recovery from mental illnesses. Within this transition, Janice’s journey from disease-focused paradigms toward emancipatory paradigms is evidenced by her application of a recovery approach to her teaching. The work reveals paradoxes and transformations in nursing, medical, psychological, and humanistic paradigms within the New Zealand socio-political context from the 1970s to 2003.
Road traffic accident takes thousands of lives everyday around the world. Millions of these accident victims are left with disabilities. The health, psychological and social effects of the accident are also tremendous. It mostly affects the productive age group between 14 and 44 in Africa. Road crash fatalities are high among pedestrians, passengers and drivers respectively. Apart from death and property damages, the psychosocial effects of the accident on the victims are incalculable. Thus, this study undertook to assess the psychosocial effects of car accident among disability victims in Minilik hospital, Addis Ababa. This monograph reflects the tragic experiences of victims from their point of views. The study analyzed its effect on their family, social relations, engagement in work, their health conditions. Finally, the study identified implications for professional practice that could help people who are working to improve the psychosocial well being of victims in the area of trauma services, public health interventions, enhancing the skill of victims to cope with adverse effect of accident and identifying possible policy interventions.
Since the 1980s the issue of human trafficking has been reviewed both from the legal and human rights points of view, from a scope of gender and power relations, regarding relation between trafficking in persons and prostitution. Searches for solution to this extremely complex issue have caused disagreements among social service providers, serving actual victims. Some interpret trafficking in persons as a variety of prostitution, while others encourage providing for ideologically neutral assistance to each trafficking survivor. Results of two studies, carried out in Latvia and in USA, Illinois, in 2007, are presented here. The authors have developed efficiency assessment methodology of social services, delivered to survivors. Researchers have been looking for answers to several issues. What kind of help is currently available to survivors? What kind of help would be necessary? What is the best way how to offer social services to victims and help them to reintegrate into the labor market? The book is written for all the professionals, serving trafficking survivors. Students and social work professionals might find it useful as well.
Features tons of advice for recovery and rehabilitation Get the latest on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke Have questions and concerns about strokes? This reassuring guide provides invaluable information for stroke victims and their loved ones, from what a stroke is and what it feels like to proven treatments and therapies. You'll see how to implement a plan for preventing stroke, treat the lingering effects of stroke, and maximize home caregiver effectiveness while minimizing fatigue. Discover how to: Understand what causes different types of stroke Recognize warning signs Get the most out of doctors and hospitals Speed recovery with the best treatments Help prevent future strokes Decide the best living arrangements after stroke
Cults such as Heaven’s Gate, the Branch Davidians, Peoples’ Temple (Jim Jones) and many lesser known groups have certain characteristics. But is it possible that some evangelical churches with biblical doctrine have similar characteristics as full blown cults? What are those characteristics and how strongly do they make their presence known? This project seeks to examine if churches that have evangelical doctrine can be similar to cults despite their underpinnings of biblical truth. Results from thirteen unhealthy churches represented by thirty former members are examined through the use of a descriptive survey. The descriptive survey’s results are examined so that useful recommendations could be made to help churches recover from cultish conditions or to prevent churches from becoming cult-like. This dissertation makes the case from the literature review for the presence of a large number of cultic characteristics and that many Protestant, evangelical churches have similar problems. Both the literature review and the survey results and analysis make the case for bold moves towards church health so that the Great Commission can be advanced and Christ be glorified.
I believe that we are all on the addict spectrum, that the object of addiction is less important than the condition, and that in recovering as individuals, we can change the world. This book describes the way I work my programme and how it can work for anyone' A definitive guide to the disease of addiction from an addict who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, it will help anyone who is an addict (or loves an addict) make the first tentative steps into recovery. Russell Brand gently and humorously recounts his story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained from his thirteen years of recovery. Brand wants to speak to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction - from the serious, life-threatening misuse of substances to the more subtle but still troubling crutches, such as getting trapped in unhealthy and destructive relationships to avoid difficult feelings. This is a book for everyone.
This research is based on the ‘Lived Experiences’ of those who have been successful in their Recovery Journey. They were carefully screened and only chosen when it was clear they wanted to help others in the Recovery Journey. The content of this study was to capture the experiences of early recovery and analyze these experiences to learn from them. This study accomplished this intent. Just as other researchers have said this research also found that continuing care in recovery maintenance is most helpful in maintaining longer-term recovery. One cannot just assume that a person is now in recovery, as that is when the recovery journey of a new way of life begins. Whether on their own, working with a counselor, in a treatment facility, or an out-patient, continuing care in recovery management will assist this new journey toward longer-term recovery. This study will serve as an important reference for individuals, researchers, and professionals. And, also for Program Directors for help with aftercare and relapse prevention planning.
A Psychological Profile of Indian Paralympics Sportsmen will help the coaches and trainers regarding how to trained and psychological prepare the Paralympics sportsmen for competition. It will provide both the coaches and Paralympics sportsman to acquire a deeper insight into their own interactive process based on psychological profiles of players. The work will help the coaches and sports psychologist to understand psychological problems of players and to find out the suitable remedies measures and techniques which may be applied to overcome psychological problems on need basis which may affect their performance. The results may help to identify those psychological factors which contribute to sports performance and shall in turn help them to develop training programme. The study may contribute to learn the Paralympics sportsmen characteristics which will be helpful for the physical education teachers and coaches in selection, manifestation and evaluation process of potential candidates. Finally, the study may provide useful information regarding the psychological variables of sports persons and thus may be instrumental in effective psychological preparation of players.
It's a great blessing when a new mom with postpartum depression (PPD) is fortunate enough to be diagnosed early by a knowledgeable medical practitioner or therapist. But without guidance, it isn't always clear where the boundary between normal baby blues and PPD lies. As with any other illness, the quicker that PPD is identified and treated, the faster the woman will recover. Postpartum Depression For Dummies can help you begin the process of determining what’s going on with you and give you a better idea of where you fall so that you can get yourself into proper treatment right away. The book covers all aspects of PPD, from its history and its origins to its effects on women and their families to the wide variety of treatments available—including conventional Western medicine, psychological therapy, alternative medical treatments, and self-care measures. Postpartum Depression For Dummies reveals: Why some doctors may be hush-hush about PPD How to distinguish between pregnancy hormone changes, «baby blues,» and PPD The difficulties of getting a proper diagnosis The role and importance of a therapist The benefits of medication for depression Alternative treatments with a successful track record How to find the right balance of psychological, medical, and alternative treatment Ways you can help foster recovery The nutrition you need to care for yourself properly How to help your partner help you Postpartum Depression For Dummies also provides the additional resources you need—web sites, organizations, and further reading—to help avoid the unnecessary suffering caused by undiagnosed and untreated PPD and survive and thrive as a new mom.
Do you think that you or someone you love may suffer from and eating disorder? Eating Disorders For Dummies gives you the straight facts you need to make sense of what’s happening inside you and offers a simple step-by-step procedure for developing a safe and health plan for recovery. This practical, reassuring, and gentle guide explains anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder in plain English, as well as other disorders such as bigorexia and compulsive exercising. Informative checklists help you determine whether you are suffering form an eating disorder and, if so, what impact the disorder is having or may soon have on your health. You’ll also get plenty of help in finding the right therapist, evaluating the latest treatments, and learning how to support recovery on a day-by-day basis. Discover how to: Identify eating disorder warning signs Set yourself on a sound and successful path to recovery Recognize companion disorders and addictions Handle anxiety and emotional eating Survive setbacks Approach someone about getting treatment Treat eating disorders in men, children, and the elderly Help a sibling, friend, or partner with and eating disorder Benefit from recovery in ways you never imagined Complete with helpful lists of recovery dos and don’ts, Eating Disorders For Dummies is an immensely important resource for anyone who wants to recover – or help a loved one recover – from one of these disabling conditions and regain a healthy and energetic life.
Over the last few years, the use of Glycerin has increased manifold times. Glycerin has many extensive uses, in different industries, starting from food and pharmaceuticals to rocket engineering. Very little academic literature exists on how to treat and recover Glycerin, produced as Glycerol in saponification reactions. Further there is almost no literature available for the recovery of Glycerin produced from the saponification of oils. This book focuses on the experiments and results for the production of soap from oils, estimation of glycerol, recovery of glycerin from a synthetic glycerol and water solution and study of its behavior. It also covers in detail the study of the behavior of glycerol with time at a temperature of 90 0C – 100 0C. The study is done using edible oil (karanja oil) and a non-edible oil (rice-bran oil). The process of recovery f glycerol is standardized. This work is aimed for utilization by researchers, industrialists’ and traditional business’. Apart from this it will be especially relevant and usable by the students of Food sciences, Bio sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Chemical engineering for carrying out research in the recovery of Glycerol.
I would like to give a new perspective on the research about flood affected poor people in Bangladesh. In addition, it is significant to emphasize that this particular will be examined the impact of flood on poor people, with specific focus on the poor people situation in flood-affected area. The result will increase the general understanding the long-term impact of flood, with particular attention given to demographic characteristics of the victims. The study will help to determine whether, and to what extend, flood does influence of poor people. This will contribute to the current body of knowledge in flood literature and sociological theory of the long-term impacts and social consequences of flood affect. The long-term impact of flood on the victims when carefully assessed, could suggest new directions for post-disaster recovery operation. This will improve the current level of understanding of the disaster recovery process in attempt to benefit future natural disaster victims.