In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Author : Gabor Maté
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2018-10-04
ISBN 10 : 9781473563186
ISBN 13 : 1473563186
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts Book Description:

To heal addiction, you have to go back to the start... Featured on Russell Brand’s podcast Under the Skin Dr Gabor Maté is one of the world’s most revered thinkers on the psychology of addiction. His radical findings – based on decades of work with patients challenged by catastrophic drug addiction and mental illness – are reframing how we view all human development. In this award-winning modern classic, Gabor Maté takes a holistic and compassionate approach to addiction, whether to alcohol, drugs, sex, money or anything self-destructive. He presents it not as a discrete phenomenon confined to a weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs through (and even underpins) our society; not as a medical ‘condition’, but rather the result of a complex interplay of personal history, emotional development and brain chemistry. Distilling cutting-edge research from around the world, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. Blending personal stories and science with positive solutions, and written in spellbinding prose, it is a must-read that will change how you see yourself, others and the world. 10th anniversary edition, updated with new chapter on the Opiod crisis

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Author : Gabor Maté, MD
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2009-04-03
ISBN 10 : 9780307371737
ISBN 13 : 0307371735
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts Book Description:

In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C or HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s patients are at the far end of the spectrum, there are many others among us who are also struggling with addictions. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Beginning with a dramatically close view of his drug addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behaviour. He weaves the stories of real people who have struggled with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. Providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties. He proposes a compassionate approach to helping drug addicts and, for the many behaviour addicts among us, to addressing the void addiction is meant to fill. I believe there is one addiction process, whether it manifests in the lethal substance dependencies of my Downtown Eastside patients, the frantic self-soothing of overeaters or shopaholics, the obsessions of gamblers, sexaholics and compulsive internet users, or in the socially acceptable and even admired behaviours of the workaholic. Drug addicts are often dismissed and discounted as unworthy of empathy and respect. In telling their stories my intent is to help their voices to be heard and to shed light on the origins and nature of their ill-fated struggle to overcome suffering through substance use. Both in their flaws and their virtues they share much in common with the society that ostracizes them. If they have chosen a path to nowhere, they still have much to teach the rest of us. In the dark mirror of their lives we can trace outlines of our own. —from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts
Author : Andy Rotman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2021-05-25
ISBN 10 : 9781614297352
ISBN 13 : 1614297355
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hungry Ghosts Book Description:

Classical stories and depictions of hungry ghosts not only tell us a great deal about Buddhism in the ancient world—they also speak to the modern human condition. The realm of hungry ghosts is one of the unfortunate realms of rebirth in the Buddhist cycle of existence, and those reborn there are said to have led lives consumed by greed and spite. Hungry ghosts are often described as having enormous stomachs and tiny mouths, forever thwarted in their search for food. One of the earliest sources about hungry ghosts is the ten stories about them in the Avadanasataka (One Hundred Stories), a Buddhist scripture from the early centuries of the Common Era, and these ten stories are elegantly translated in this volume. These hungry ghosts know the error of their ways, and they sometimes appear among humans, like the ghosts that haunt Ebenezer Scrooge, as augurs of what may await. Their bodies trigger disgust, but their aim is to inspire in us a disgust with the human thoughts that lead to such wretched bodies. Hungry-ghost stories are meant to shock us out of our complacency. Artistic depictions of the travails of hungry ghosts are found throughout the Buddhist world, and Hungry Ghosts reproduces some of the best examples with detailed descriptions. The volume also begins with a meditation on meanness (matsarya), the mental state that engenders rebirth as a hungry ghost. We discover how the understanding of miserliness, cruelty, and bad faith found in the stories illuminates the human condition, offering insight and inspiring compassion for readers both in ancient times and in the world today.

Summary of Gabor Mat s In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Summary of Gabor Mat     s In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Total Pages :
Release : 2022-03-31
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Gabor Mat s In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts Book Description:

Buy now to get the main key ideas from Gabor Maté’s In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (2007) offers a powerful look into the reality of addiction. Dr. Gabor Maté begins by introducing many of his patients, all suffering mentally and physically because of addiction. He paints a raw picture of addiction’s effects on the human body and psyche. He then dives into the root causes of addiction, offering a biological and psychological analysis. Maté clears up common misconceptions about drug use, exposes the ineffectiveness of the War on Drugs, and offers insight into what might be an effective recovery strategy. He even looks at everyday addictions that may not be as damaging but still can be harmful through exploring his own obsession with classical music. Whatever the addiction, it is always a poor substitute for love.

Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice in the United States

Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice in the United States
Author : Judah Oudshoorn
Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2016-08-23
ISBN 10 : 9781551309484
ISBN 13 : 1551309483
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice in the United States Book Description:

Most youth who come in conflict with the law have experienced some form of trauma, yet many justice professionals are ill-equipped to deal with the effects trauma has on youth and instead reinforce a system that further traumatizes young offenders while ignoring the needs of victims. By taking a trauma-informed perspective, this text provides a much-needed alternative—one that allows for interventions based on principles of healing and restorative justice, rather than on punishment and risk assessment. In addition to providing a comprehensive historical overview of youth justice in Canada, Judah Oudshoorn addresses the context of youth offending by examining both individual trauma—including its emotional, cognitive, and behavioural effects—and collective trauma. The author tackles some of the most difficult problems facing youth justice today, especially the ongoing cycles of intergenerational trauma caused by the colonization of Indigenous peoples and patriarchal violence, and demonstrates how a trauma-informed approach to youth justice can work toward preventing crime and healing offenders, victims, and communities. Featuring a foreword written by Howard Zehr, case stories from the author’s own work with victims and offenders, questions for reflection, and annotated lists of recommended readings, this engaging text is the perfect resource for college and university students in the field of youth justice.

Trauma Informed Youth Justice

Trauma Informed Youth Justice
Author : Judah Oudshoorn
Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
Total Pages : 360
Release : 2015-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9781551308852
ISBN 13 : 1551308851
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma Informed Youth Justice Book Description:

Most youth who come in conflict with the law have experienced some form of trauma, yet many justice professionals are ill-equipped to deal with the effects trauma has on youth and instead reinforce a system that further traumatizes young offenders while ignoring the needs of victims. By taking a trauma-informed perspective, this text provides a much-needed alternative--one that allows for interventions based on principles of healing and restorative justice, rather than on punishment and risk assessment. In addition to providing a comprehensive historical overview of youth justice in Canada, Judah Oudshoorn addresses the context of youth offending by examining both individual trauma--including its emotional, cognitive, and behavioural effects--and collective trauma. The author tackles some of the most difficult problems facing youth justice today, especially the ongoing cycles of intergenerational trauma caused by the colonization of Indigenous peoples and patriarchal violence, and demonstrates how a trauma-informed approach to youth justice can work toward preventing crime and healing offenders, victims, and communities. Featuring a foreword written by Howard Zehr, case stories from the author's own work with victims and offenders, questions for reflection, and annotated lists of recommended readings, this engaging text is the perfect resource for college and university students in the field of youth justice.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 1448737141
ISBN 13 : 9781448737147
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts Book Description:

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism
Author : Helen J. Baroni, Ph.D.
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages : 500
Release : 2002-01-15
ISBN 10 : 0823922405
ISBN 13 : 9780823922406
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism Book Description:

Over 1,700 alphabetically-arranged entries cover the beliefs, practices, significant movements, organizations, and personalities associated with Zen Buddhism.

The Rough Patch

The Rough Patch
Author : Daphne de Marneffe
Publisher : Scribner
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2019-05-14
ISBN 10 : 9781501118937
ISBN 13 : 1501118935
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Patch Book Description:

“Anyone grappling with the bewilderment of midlife…will be at once provoked and comforted by this enormously wise book” (Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage), from a psychologist who has worked for decades with people struggling to preserve and enhance their marriages and long-term relationships. People today are trying to make their marriages work over longer lives than ever before. But staying married isn’t always easy. In the brilliant, transformative, and optimistic The Rough Patch, clinical psychologist Daphne de Marneffe explores the extraordinary pushes and pulls of midlife marriage, where our need to develop as individuals can crash headlong into the demands of our relationships. “A book of good intentions and helpful advice and a worthy manual for spouses” (Kirkus Reviews), The Rough Patch addresses common problems: money, alcohol and drugs, the stresses of parenthood, sex, extramarital affairs, lovesickness, health, aging, children leaving home, and dealing with elderly parents. Then, de Marneffe offers seasoned wisdom on these difficulties, explaining the psychological, emotional, and relational capacities we must cultivate to overcome them as individuals and as couples. Blending research, interviews, and clinical experience, de Marneffe dives deep into the workings of love and the structures of relationships. Intimate and always illuminating, The Rough Patch is an essential, compassionate resource for people trying to understand “where they are” on the continuum of marriage, giving them a chance to share in other people’s stories and struggles. “De Marneffe writes with poetry, wit, and compassion about the necessity of struggle in the quest for true love. Anyone in any relationship at any stage of life could stand to learn from the wisdom in these pages” (Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of Far from the Tree).

Rebirthing Into Androgyny

Rebirthing Into Androgyny
Author : Berenice Andrews
Publisher : Balboa Press
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2012-11
ISBN 10 : 9781452559469
ISBN 13 : 1452559465
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebirthing Into Androgyny Book Description:

In these "interesting times," when many people are searching for spiritual nourishment, this book is intended to be a means of providing it. Rebirthing Into Androgyny: Your Quest For Wholeness, And Afterward offers to the hungry ones a familiar yet totally different feast. While it sets forth an already-established metaphysics, it also presents a radical new idea--one that has been implicit in that spiritual thought but unavailable until now and the new awareness associated with quantum physics. In other words, while this book provides soul searchers--also known as learners--with an ages-old means of generating a fundamental inner change (a rebirthing), it also provides a new, living prototype of what is being reborn. Thus, a person's rebirthing is both a gestation and a labor (a quest) producing an ever-increasing knowing ("gnosis"), which gradually becomes being that can finally merge with the Beloved/Self. And the new, living prototype is that of the human soul, not as what a person has but as what a person is: a creative energy being who generates its own "bodies" out of its soul substance--its creative consciousness energy--by means of its archetypal human energy system, while always being guided by its nucleus of divinity. In this book, which is a textbook for soul searchers, all of this transformative change is offered, explored and explained in a series of carefully-crafted lessons lovingly taught by a shamanic teacher/healer in a stone circle "classroom," the ancient site of a modern teaching. There is a grand feast awaiting! The cover design was created by Paula Kozak, Sarasota, Florida: set in a circle representing the Unity of the Cosmos, the Oneness that includes all people, the hexagram is an ancient symbol of androgyny. The Nordic rune "Dagaz" across its center signifies breakthrough and transformation. The gold of the hexagram against the white background indicates the ever-present divine energies that guide and sustain, while the light spectrum surrounding the circle and extending in all directions indicates the auric "field" of a human energy being, inseparable from its Creator.