The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching: Compassionate Caring for Your Loved Ones and Yourself

The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching: Compassionate Caring for Your Loved Ones and Yourself

by William Martin, Nancy Martin
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The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching: Compassionate Caring for Your Loved Ones and Yourself by William Martin, Nancy Martin

Those who care for the ailing, whether helping someone recover, grapple with a long-term disability, or face a terminal illness, often feel alone, overwhelmed, exhausted. William and Nancy Martin have worked as counselors, hospice trainers, and Zen guides — and as caregivers to Nancy’s late mother. With empathy and insight, they offer readers solace drawn from the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. Like the original Chinese text, this book contains eighty-one chapters. Each chapter includes a poem for caregivers, evocative of the verses of the Tao Te Ching, followed by a reflection that presents practical guidance for navigating the emotional and physical hardships of caregiving. The resulting resource gently awakens readers to the grace, growth, and even joy possible at each step along their path.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577318897
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 01/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 807 KB

About the Author

William Martin has worked as a research scientist, a minister, a marriage and family therapist, and a college instructor. He is now a teaching guide at The Still Point, Center for Zen Practice in Chico, California. He is the author of five books, including the classic The Parent’s Tao Te Ching, which was picked by Oprah Winfrey to be on her “O List” of recommended books. As part of his work at The Still Point, he offers contemplative-based continuing education credits for counselors, social workers, educational psychologists, and clergy.
Nancy Martin spent eleven years as a clergywoman with the United Methodist Church and five years as the director of volunteers for Enloe Hospice in Chico, California, where she trained and supervised volunteers working with patients and families facing end-of-life issues. For the past three years she has been the director of The Still Point, Center for Zen Practice, in Chico. She offers continuing education credits for nurses through seminars that focus on the practice of bringing compassionate awareness to the work of caregiving professionals. The parents of two grown children, she and William live in Chico, California. Visit her at www.thestillpoint.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book as recommended by a woman who read it while caring for her ailing mother.  I'm taking care of my chronically ill elderly mother, and this book helps me to calm down, take it on day at a time, and to stop searching for answers with anxiety.  It's written by those who know about caring for the ill and dying.  It's a good book to bring peace to a worried mind and tired body.