A collection of caregiving tools combining the values of Jewish tradition and self-relationsuseful for practitioners of ANY faith!
Self-relations, a powerful framework for doing respectful and humane caregiving for oneself and for others is here brought into relationship with Jewish thought.
Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other’s Keeper is an extensive resource for caregiving tools and approaches. Using Jewish tradition and Self-Relations as take-off points, experts from many fields provide insightful perspectives and effective strategies for caregiving.
In the language of self-relations each of us is not referred to as a Self. Instead, each of us is more accurately described as a relationship between selvesrelationship is the basic psychological and religious unit! Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other’s Keeper sensitively centers on relationships and the healing process, using the understanding that to spark healing in others, a loving, respectful relationship must first be present between every aspect of our selves. Thirty-six categories of caregiving are comprehensively presented, allowing its use as a helpful resource for any clergy considering any of the included topics. Each author’s personal reflections, and personal experiences using care tools clearly illustrate how love-respect relationships within oneself can transcend into effective care for others.
Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other’s Keeper provides helpful tools and explores:
the use of language as a relational care tool
time management for optimum performance for oneself and for others
compassion fatigue, the need for self-care, and nurturing your own spiritual and psychological development
purposeful visiting as a sacred task
silence as an important part of spiritual care
the profound difference made in lives through relational listening
music as sacred powera communion between humans and the Divine
chanting as an intimate expression of the soul
creative ritual in relational healing
spontaneous prayer, and its place in relational care
relational care with other faiths inside and outside of the community
care for those going through divorce
care when a pregnancy is unwelcome
relational care for sexual orientation and gender identity issues
successful caring for those who don’t care about you
dealing with traumatic loss
care for those who have sinned sexually
care with the healthy aging
relational care and retired clergy
care for those traumatized by sexual abuse
care for the cognitively impaired, mentally ill, and developmentally disabled
care for the final moments of life
care for the sick and dying
care within the grieving process
Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other’s Keeper is practical, insightful reading for clergy and caregivers of all denominations, educators, students, and lay people who care about clergy and their work.