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Author Smith, Heather.

Title The art of helping others [electronic resource] : being around, being there, being wise / Heather Smith and Mark K. Smith.

Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (175 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-165) and index.
Contents The art of helping others -- Having and being -- Being around, being there, being wise -- Working with -- On personal troubles and public issues -- The book -- Living life well -- What is virtue? -- Flourishing and happiness -- Caring for the whole person -- Being connected -- Knowing and being ourselves -- Knowing yourself -- Selfhood -- Our character and belief systems -- Authenticity -- Integrity -- Being true to yourself -- Being called to care -- Being wise -- Wisdom and appreciating what a good life might entail -- Being open to truth -- Developing the capacity to reflect -- Being knowledgeable -- Being discerning -- Relating to others -- Relationship for starters -- Relationship and happiness -- Relation, irrelation and the space between -- Relationship and otherness -- Relating to others as helpers -- Some issues -- Working to make change possible -- Building communities of truth -- Engaging in helping conversations -- Nurturing moments of reflection and connection -- Teaching and speaking to the condition of others -- Encouraging informed and committed action -- Evaluating the process of helping -- Deepening our practice -- On disciplines and commitments -- Taking our place in a community of practice -- Finding balance -- Journaling -- Reading -- Talking -- Organizing with others -- Getting from here to there -- Some problems -- Exploiting the gaps -- Acting with integrity -- Lying -- Developing and nurturing relationships in our agencies -- Looking beyond our organizations -- Engaging creatively with civil society -- Developing policies to support helping.
Summary When searching for someone to help them reflect upon and improve their lives, people tend to be drawn towards those who are compassionate, committed and wise. This book is aimed at those who recognise these qualities in themselves and wish to develop their capacity to engage with and help others. The authors argue for ways of approaching helping and counselling that are rooted in care and commitment, drawing upon the experiences and practice wisdom of youth workers, housing support and hostel workers, the clergy and those working in a religious setting, educators and settlement and community w.
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Subject Counseling.
Helping behavior.
Helping Behavior.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Smith, Mark, 1950 June 25-
Other Form: Print version: Smith, Heather. Art of helping others. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008 1843106388 9781843106388 (DLC) 2007044968 (OCoLC)180989496
ISBN 9781846427930 (electronic bk.)
1846427932 (electronic bk.)
1843106388 (Paper)
Standard No. 9786611782238