Pastoral care and counselling combines theological reflection, psychological insights social science research, and piratical case studies as an indispensable introductory text for students and experience ministers. Importantly, by placing a person’s relationship with God at the centre of pastoral care, this this introduction to Pastoral care and counselling addresses the critique that pastoral care is indistinguishable from secular psychotherapy.
Power to Influence the People
One of people’s most deep-rooted desires in life is to have the power to influence people and to get along well with others. Why? Because getting to know and like people, and getting people to know and like you are your trump cards in the game of success. In fact men and women who get to the top in life, in any field, have this one quality in common: they get done what they want, through the willing efforts of other people. This knack of doing things is simple: they work calmly but with calculation to help as many people as they can to become better, stronger and finer. It is this type of dedicated service towards others, the deliberate act of, making their success the object of your concern that will always cause them to think well of you. Only then can you count on the kind of support
21 Century Psychiatry
Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of people suffering from disturbances of the mind and emotions. Unfortunately psychiatry has become preoccupied with inventing labels for patterns of human behavior and speaking of these behaviors as if they were actually medical or psychological disorders. Through its labeling of people and its disrespect for spiritual beliefs, psychiatry has failed to answer many of the current concerns of society and is increasingly regarded as having lost its way. This book 21st Century Psychiatry was written with the aim of introducing a practice of psychiatry that addresses body, mind and spirit. Therefore it is only to be expected that the contents of this book may be critical of much of current psychiatry whose methods are rooted in materialism. This book is not meant to be used as a do-it-yourself textbook of psychiatry but one that would supplement other professional input.
Relationship Strategies for Success
Our effectiveness in our job in particular and in life in general is largely linked with the environment and state of relationships that exist in our respective homes. A happy family life can provide the springboard for enhancing our self-confidence. An understanding, co-operative and supportive spouse can be a pillar of great strength for any individual. In effect, it is human relations that lie at the bottom of all success in life. And experiencing the benefits of good human relations strategies is what is at the Heart of this book! This book is designed to equip the discerning reader with a better understanding of the subject of human relations and its applications to real life situations. As such, it will help stimulate the intelligence of the individual, with the guidance it offers on how to improve interpersonal skills with a view to getting along better in life. The book, based as