The Pagan Clergy's Guide for Counseling, Crisis Interventions, and Otherworld Transitions

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This guide is indispensible for Pagan clergy, and will be referred to again and again and again for the wealth of counseling wisdom that is difficult to find anywhere else.

From basic counseling skills through crisis intervention, marital and family counseling, grief and other transitional issues, Kevin is there to hold your hand, provide insights into behaviors and motivations, and guide you around the pitfalls and problems inherent in any ...

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Overview

This guide is indispensible for Pagan clergy, and will be referred to again and again and again for the wealth of counseling wisdom that is difficult to find anywhere else.

From basic counseling skills through crisis intervention, marital and family counseling, grief and other transitional issues, Kevin is there to hold your hand, provide insights into behaviors and motivations, and guide you around the pitfalls and problems inherent in any counseling relationship.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982354919
  • Publisher: Waning Moon Publications, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 211
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 5

The Priest-ess as Crisis Counselor 5

Chapter 2 23

Crisis Counseling 23

Summary 36

Guidelines for Evaluating Crisis Intervention Counseling 37

Chapter 3 39

Spiritual Counseling 39

Techniques and Procedures for Dealing with Crisis 48

Conclusion 52

Chapter 4 53

Marital and Family Counseling 53

Marital Counseling 61

Post Divorce Counseling 65

Summary 70

Chapter 5 73

Death and Dying 73

Exercises 76

Chapter 6 91

Guided Meditations for the Dying 91

Meditation 1 Garden Meditation 92

Meditation 2 House Meditation 96

Meditation 3 The Wise One 97

Meditation 4 For Complex or Vague Emotions 101

Meditation 5 Releasing Anger 102

Meditation 6 Releasing Guilt 105

Meditation 7 Despair and Fear of Abandonment 106

Meditation 8 Dealing with Pain 107

Meditation 9 Connecting with Personal Deity 108

Meditation 10 The Temple of Healing 111

Meditation 11 Healing Stones 112

Meditation 12 Death 114

Meditation 13 Resolution, Forgiveness and Goodbye 115

Meditation 14 Permission to Die 116

Meditation 15 General Stress Relief 117

Chapter 7 121

Dealing with and Working through Grief 121

Task I To Accept the Reality of the Loss 125

Task II Working through to the Pain of Grief 126

Task III Adjust to an Environment in Which the Deceased is Missing 127

Task IV Withdraw Emotionally from the Deceased and Move on with Life 128

Normal Grief Reactions 129

Feelings 130

Physical Sensations 133

Thought patterns 134

Other Manifestations of Grieving 135

Grief Counseling 139

Counseling Techniques 149

Summary 152

Chapter 8 153

Funerary Counseling and Rituals 153

The Officiant's Role 156

Uponreceiving Notification of a Death 156

Home Visitation 157

Scheduling the Service 158

The Funeral Home Visit 159

During the Memorial Service 160

Concluding the Service 160

Graveside 161

Funeral Rites 162

Generic Memorial Service 163

Nordic Memorial Service 167

Celtic Memorial Service 170

Egyptian Memorial Service 173

Grecian Memorial Service 177

Memorial Service for a Child (Non-Denominational) 180

Memorial Service for a Suicide (Non-Denominational) 183

A Non-Denominational Graveside Service 187

Conclusion 189

Chapter 9 191

Counseling Older Persons 191

Retirement, Entering a New Phase of Life 192

General Counseling for Seniors 194

How to Begin Counseling a Person Older than You? 195

Chapter 10 199

A Short Collection of Prayers 199

General Occasion Prayers 199

When Death is Imminent 200

Funeral Prayers 201

Summary 202

Bibliography 205

Index 207

About the Author 211

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