Compassion Fatigue is secondary traumatic stress and is pervasive among professional and family caregivers. It is physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual exhaustion that can result from absorbing and internalizing the pain and suffering of the people you care for. It can also be triggered from constant exposure to the sounds and images of suffering or trauma, or the threats of war and terrorism.
Transform Compassion Fatigue: How to Use Movement and Breath to Change Your Life is your guide to specific, real-life solutions to address Compassion Fatigue. The first half of the book addresses how secondary trauma is absorbed and internalized into the body and mind, leaving you exhausted, burned out and depressed. The second half of the book introduces, explains and illustrates the practice of FlowMotion(TM). Based on Qigong, an ancient Chinese martial art used to harmonize breath, energy and movement, FlowMotion(TM) provides real and immediate relief from the exhaustion of compassion fatigue so that you feel better now.
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Karl LaRowe, MA, LCSW, is an international speaker, author and workshop presenter. He received his Master's degree from the University of Chicago, a BA in psychology from the University of Oregon and completed his internship at the University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics. In 1990, he moved to Southeast Asia where he became the clinical director for the Singapore Association for Mental Health. In an effort to manage his depression symptoms, he began studying Qigong, an ancient martial art used to harmonize breath, energy and motion. It was then he developed FlowMotion(TM), a series of mindful movements and visualizations inspired from Qigong, and overcame his depression, remaining medication free.
For the past 15 years, Karl has presented more than 500 seminars to over 25,000 healthcare professionals, social service agencies, mental health clinics, nursing homes, assisted care facilities and retirement communities across the U.S., Canada, S.E. Asia and the Middle East. Karl currently works as a consultant and speaker with the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology in Abu Dabhi, United Arab Emirates, where he now lives with his wife.
"At some time or other, most of us will become caregivers...one of the greatest of all stresses is to spend day after day, year after year, looking after other people. What to do? Enter this new book by Karl LaRowe...not just a book for caregivers; it is essential reading for anyone dealing with stress. Very highly recommended." --Richard G. Petty, M.D., author of Healing, Meaning and Purpose: The Magical Power of the Emerging Laws of Life
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Descrizione libro Premier Publishing & Media, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110982039840