Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 4)

Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 4)

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Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 4) October 2010



Recovering The Self is a quarterly journal which explores the themes of recovery and healing through the lenses of poetry, memoir, opinion, essays, fiction, humor, art, media reviews and education. Contributors to RTS Journal come from around the globe to deliver unique perspectives you won't find anywhere else!


The theme of Volume II, Number 4 is "Homelessness in America". Inside, we explore this and several other areas of concern including:
  • Diet
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Relationships
  • Grieving
  • Journaling

    ...
    and much more!



    This issue's contributors include: Janet Grace Riehl, Robin Marvel, Barbara Sinor, Ken La Salle
    Pamela Hobart Carter, Kat Fasano-Nicotera, Jim Kelly, Holli Kenley
    Telaina Eriksen, Sam Vaknin, Marjorie McKinnon, Heyward B. Ewart,
    John Schreiber, Max Wallis, Cheryl Bremer, Michelle Lichtenfels-Robertson,
    Patricia Wellingham-Jones, Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Stella Riunga,
    Katrina Wood, Katherine Zimmerman, George W. Doherty, Victor Paul Scerri,
    David Roberts, Jay S. Levy, Daniel Tomasulo, and Bonnie Spence



    "I highly recommend a subscription to this journal, Recovering the Self, for professionals who are in the counseling profession or who deal with crisis situations. Readers involved with the healing process will also really enjoy this journal and feel inspired to continue on. The topics covered in the first journal alone, will motivate you to continue reading books on the subject matter presented. Guaranteed."

    --Paige Lovitt for Reader Views



    Visit us online at www.RecoveringSelf.com



    Published by Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com



    Periodicals : Literary - Journal

    Self-Help : Personal Growth - Happiness
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781615990702
    Publisher: Loving Healing Press
    Publication date: 10/13/2010
    Pages: 108
    Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.22(d)

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    Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
    Jennifer2000 More than 1 year ago
    I found this issue of Recovering The Self to be just as interesting (if not more) as the first issue. It has a great selection of book and film reviews, as well as interesting articles on abuse recovery and stress management. I particularly enjoyed the "veterans" article. Very interesting!!! I highly recommend this issue of RTS.
    crazypsychobooklover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and HealingVolume II, Number 1January 2010Edited by: Ernest DempseyPublished by: Loving Healing PressISBN: 978-1-932690-83-5Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing is the title of this quarterly journal created to explore the themes of recovery and healing through the use of various media. Each quarterly journal includes poetry, memoir, essays, fiction, psycho-education, humor and reviews. This specific issue covers topics that include recovery from an eating disorder, parenting, culture and ethnicity, abuse recovery, stress management, AIDS orphans and more. The contributors to this issue have a wide variety of life experience, education, outlooks and beliefs. I found each offering to be heartfelt, and all contained useful advice and insight. I learned something from each of the contributors, and my time reading was well and usefully spent. Submissions for future quarterly journals are accepted on an ongoing basis; and I look forward to reading future volumes of this well written journal. Yearly subscriptions are available, as well as purchase of individual issues. I think anyone with interest in psychology or simply any aspect of recovery would benefit from the variety of talented contributors. Something I find especially attractive about this journal is that it is not written with an eye towards just the professional reader, but anyone who is undergoing recovery from a trauma or impacted family members, coworkers or friends. They would gain useful insight and understanding.
    Pheonix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    Interesting book with some good tips. Took no time to read once I settled down and started it.
    wrmjr66 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    This is not a book, but the first issue of a journal. As one would expect, the various entries are of various quality. Some items are scholarly in tone, while others are much more personal. The poetry and fiction are generally good, though there was nothing in those pages that are likely to be award winners. The number closes with a series of reviews of books and movies. These seemed generally well done, though since I haven't read or seen the works under review, I cannot really comment on how well they reviewed the works.The journal itself is professional looking. The cover is glossy with a full color painting on the front. Interior pages are printed on nice paper. There are few pictures or illustrations, and adding more might be a way of strengthening future numbers and volumes. Overall, it is a journal that shows some promise.
    TimFerris on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    I love the open source/open space concept of this journal, which the editor expects to publish quarterly. It encompasses all the areas I think need more traffic in the public dialogue: recovery, transformation, hope, healing, forgiveness, awareness, perspective, inclusiveness, community, and love. In that it was assembled using the contributions of a cross-section of our neighbors, it has an uneven quality, but that's to be expected. It's a good attempt, a good collaboration.
    varske on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    I made the mistake of reading the other reviews while I was waiting for it to arrive. But I agree it was not what I was expecting when i signed up for it. Nor is it clear what sort of a target audience it is aimed at. While a book of short articles by people who have recovered themselves, could be inspiring, I'm not sure it works as a journal, with repeated issues. I see there is now Vol. II, No 1 (strange numbering) issued in January 2010. It seems to me that there is a limit to the number of stories you can read at a time, even if dipped into now and then.My copy also came with "Love Each Day" billed "40 true inspirational stories". I could only read a few before the inspiration got lost on me.However, there have been times of my life, when life was more of a struggle for me, when I would have valued these stories more. And the recommendation of writing your own story is definitely a good one.
    teaching2learn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    Recovering the Self is a collection of articles, poetry and other forms of short writing. The journal focused on personal tragedy and how different individuals dealt with problems. Some turned to God, some to friends and family and others sought comfort in medicinal form. There were a couple of pieces that I was truly amazed at! I wondered how they coped so well. If I were there shoes how would I have dealt? In one story a man loses his wife and almost his children to Genocide. Another article deals with forgiveness of someone who ended a loved ones life. The pieces covered almost every coping mechanism for stress such as anger, substance abuse, grief (depression) and hope. I didn¿t remember if denial appeared in any piece.I enjoyed reading this journal. I wished some of the articles were longer because it seems just I really got into it the piece was done. Many times I was left wondering ok how does the story end what happened next? I don¿t usually read journals but this wasn¿t a bad one to get into. I don¿t know if I would read the next volume simply because it is not my favorite genre. Even though it isn¿t my normal reading preference it was worth reading! Several times I was on the verge of crying. Some stories made me grateful for the life I have. I would recommend this journal to anyone suffering a tragedy. Maybe they would become inspired by a piece. The journal might also give them ideas how to deal with the circumstance at hand.
    soliloquies on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    Slightly bemused by this journal. Outwardly it looks as though it will interesting and provide beneficial advice as to healing. Instead it is a hotchpotch of essays, fiction, poetry and reviews. It seems to have no 'audience', it doesn't truly cover healing (unless you find true life stories insightful), but neither is it aimed at an academical level. I was disappointed, but others may find this type of journal useful.
    kathieoc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    ISBN978-1-61599-048-1A feel good read!I found this book to be a wonderful potpourri of articles and subjects. ¿Recovering Thy Self¿ is a quarterly journal that explores various themes through essays, poetry, opinion, and sharing of self. The writings come from authors from all four corners of the world. This book has stories from various authors dealing with personal growth, relationship and family, trauma recovery, living with disabilities, short fiction, travel interviews, substance abuse, addiction, and recovery. The articles pertain to personal struggles ¿accepted, dealt with, and overcome. It shares the personal side of each author in very deep and meaningful ways. Some authors write of their own struggles, bringing a wonderful perspective to the subject, while others reflect on the struggles of others. This book incorporates their own personal journey and growth in a concise, well written fashion. I enjoyed the reflective aspect it brought. Each subject brings another level of depth and acknowledgement that we all have our own journey. The book is well designed and arranged so you can easily move from story to story. You can also read through it selecting topic, by topic of interest to you. Looking at the lives of others allows us to better look at ourselves. This book fosters human compassion and love. A wide variety of fact, fiction and emotion is available on every page. You can learn how to better understand and prevent spousal arguments to understanding how disasters lift the human spirit. Learn how assisting in the Katrina disaster changed eh life of one of the volunteers. Remarkable. Looking at the lives and problems of others truly helps us look at ourselves. It helps us find feelings, create opinions and reach deeper in to our own souls and lives. This book makes you feel more human, a kindred spirit of sorts. Sharing these pages lifts the human spirit and helps us better relate to one another. Healing brings hope and he who has hope has everything. This is a fun read that restores faith, especially in these hard, emotional and economic times. The authors are not only from around the world but encompass a wide spectrum of age groups and backgrounds. These are not only professional writers and therapists, but are written by just regular folks as well. This book brings human element for front and center. It¿s refreshing to have a resource to share and discuss with friends. I am looking forward to the next issue.I received a complimentary review copy.
    JanStone More than 1 year ago
    Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No.1) (Paperback) Recovering the Self, a Journal of Hope and Healing, Vol. 11, No. 1 is an awesome quarterly literary journal from Ernest Dempsey for people who are struggling w/some life problem and looking for like-minded individuals and others who understand. Contributors come from around the world and from all kinds of specialities like psychologists and life coaches as well as nurses, poets, essayists and and people like you and me who have lived and learned. Each article is short but full of valuable insight. The art and the poetry add more than I can say. More people should know about this journal. It can help them be more comfortable in the knowledge that they aren't alone, and others share tough, scary challenges. I don't know if this approach exists anywhere else than in this quarterly journal. That's invaluable knowledge, and it can help change peoples' lives.
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    "Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing" Vol. II, No.3, July 2010 ISBN978-1-61599-048-1 I found this book to be a wonderful potpourri of articles and subjects. "Recovering Thy Self" is a quarterly journal that explores various themes through essays, poetry, opinion, and sharing of self. The writings come from authors from all four corners of the world. This book has stories from various authors dealing with personal growth, relationship and family, trauma recovery, living with disabilities, short fiction, travel interviews, substance abuse, addiction, and recovery. The articles pertain to personal struggles .accepted, dealt with, and overcome. It shares the personal side of each author in very deep and meaningful ways. Some authors write of their own struggles, bringing a wonderful perspective to the subject, while others reflect on the struggles of others. This book incorporates their own personal journey and growth in a concise, well written fashion. I enjoyed the reflective aspect it brought. Each subject brings another level of depth and acknowledgement that we all have our own journey. The book is well designed and arranged so you can easily move from story to story. You can also read through it selecting topic, by topic of interest to you. Looking at the lives of others allows us to better look at ourselves. This book fosters human compassion and love. A wide variety of fact, fiction and emotion is available on every page. You can learn how to better understand and prevent spousal arguments to understanding how disasters lift the human spirit. Learn how assisting in the Katrina disaster changed eh life of one of the volunteers. Remarkable. Looking at the lives and problems of others truly helps us look at ourselves. It helps us find feelings, create opinions and reach deeper in to our own souls and lives. This book makes you feel more human, a kindred spirit of sorts. Sharing these pages lifts the human spirit and helps us better relate to one another. Healing brings hope and he who has hope has everything. This is a fun read that restores faith, especially in these hard, emotional and economic times. The authors are not only from around the world but encompass a wide spectrum of age groups and backgrounds. These are not only professional writers and therapists, but are written by just regular folks as well. This book brings human element for front and center. It's refreshing to have a resource to share and discuss with friends. I am looking forward to the next issue. I received a complimentary review copy.
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    crazypsychobooklover More than 1 year ago
    Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. 1, No.1) Author: Ernest Dempsey (Editor) Publisher: Loving Healing Press ISBN: 978-1-932690-09-5 This is the premier issue of Loving Healing Press' quarterly journal "Recovering The Self, A Journal of Hope and Healing. This excellent publication contains a wide variety of articles, poems, fiction, humor, book reviews and book excerpts. This information is provided by numerous well known authorities in the fields of psychology, metaphysics, social work and counseling. Specific works in the this volume include: Victims No More by Barbara Sinor, PhD; an article to inspire the reader to let go of past programming and thought processes and recreate life to reach the successes desired. Frank A. Gerbode, M.D., shares his professional insight into the theory of resilience and why some people seem to be more resilient when faced with trauma and/or stress. He discusses the use of Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) to work through the situation and build resilience. An article written by Sam Vaknin (author of 10 books about personality disorders and abuse in relationships) is entitled Sex, Gender and Personality Disorders. It takes an interesting look at gender identity and sexual preferences and whether thay have a specific genetic predisposition, along with a revealing look at the gender disparity found in diagnosing personality disorders. Interesting and insightful, with excellent quotes from key literature.. Dr. Janet Hall contributes the article "Helping Children Traumatized by Disaster" a well-done source of information to help children dealing with a variety of traumatic experiences. I look forward to reading additional volumes of Recovering The Self. This anthology truly offers much useful and thought-provoking information.
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