Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers

ISBN : 9780190663087

Loretta Pyles
320 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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Healing Justice offers a framework and practices for change makers who want to transform oppression, trauma, and burnout. Concerned with both the possibilities and limits of mindfulness and yoga for self-care, the book attends to the whole self of the practitioner, including the body, mind-heart, spirit, community, and natural world.


Part I: Healing Justice and Whole Self-Care
Chapter 1. Oppression, Trauma, and Healing Justice
Chapter 2. Stress and the Self-Care Revolution
Chapter 3. The Whole Self
Chapter 4. A Skillful Path of Healing Justice
Part II: Holistic Self-Care Practices and Skills
Chapter 5. Connecting to the Body
Chapter 6. Befriending the Mind-Heart
Chapter 7. Rediscovering Spirit
Chapter 8. In the Fabric of Community
Chapter 9. Cultivating Connections between Person and Planet
Part III: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Chapter 10. The Healing Justice Organization
Chapter 11. Healing Justice on the Frontlines
Chapter 12. Widening the Circle and Coming Home

About the author: 

Loretta Pyles, PhD, is Professor at the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York at Albany. She is the co-editor of Holistic Engagement: Transformative Social Work Education in the 21st Century and author of Progressive Community Organizing: Reflective Practice in a Globalizing World (2nd ed.). She is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor as well as a practitioner and teacher of mindfulness.

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