Loving-Kindness and Compassion Meditation: Potential for Psychological Interventions

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Loving-Kindness and Compassion Meditation: Potential for Psychological Interventions by  Stefan G.Hoffman, Paul Grossman, and Devon E. Hinton (2011)
Clinical Psychology Review, 31 (7), pp. 1126-1132

1.0 hours of CE credit

This study discusses the benefits of mindfulness meditation, and looks at research being done on the benefits of loving kindness and compassion meditation in a number of areas such as immune system function and mood.  Authors veiw LKM and CM as potentially helpful tools useful for reducing stress, increasing positive mood and decreasing depression and anxiety

Journal Article.  11 pages of text,  3+ pages of references, tables

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Tribal and Shamanic-Based Social Work Practice: A Lakota Perspective

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Tribal and Shamanic-Based Social Work Practice:  A Lakota Perspective by Richard W. Voss, Victor Douville, Alex Little Soldier and Gayla Twiss (1999)

Social Work, 44(3), 228-241.

1.0 hours of CE credit                      Intermediate Level

This study looks at how the social work literature to date of publication views the Native American people as a "problem group" and explains the world-view of the Lakota people and how it differs from the dominant Western view.  Even though this paper is written by and for social workers, we believe that it is an important paper for people other mental health and helping professions.  So little is written about this topic in our literature (attested to by our literature search for more recent material), and this is vital information from for both dominant Western people learning about how to approach and help this particular set of cultural groups (Native Americans) and learning from Native American culture things that would surely enhance the domiinant culture in many ways.

This paper is not in the public domain and must be obtained either from a library or from the publisher. BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THIS COURSE please make sure you can get it from a library or online from a college or university data base OR THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY THE PUBLISHER FOR THE ARTICLE.

Additionally, you may be able to obtain the article free of charge if you are a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

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Journal article:  12 pages of text + 3 pages of references

$10.00

 


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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality

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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality (2005)
        by The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)       NY: Random House / Broadway Books

6.0 hours of CE credit    -------------------   Intermediate Level

This is essentially an essay in ten chapters on the relationship between the quest for knowledge using the methods of science and the methods of contemplative Buddhism.  The Dalai Lama explains to us the methods of Buddhist contemplation and states that the quest, like that of science, is to find the truth.  In Buddhism, he says, the focus is on consciousness and sentience, and the quest is empirical, but internal.  Where Western science sees mind as an expression or function of brain.  Of interest to those who study and use mindfulness methods or Buddhist practice or those interested in science and spirituality.  Beautifully written by one of our greatest and most influential leaders.

42-question multiple choice + true/false test

60.00


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Measuring a Journey without Goal: Meditation, Spirituality and Physiology (2015) Heather Buttle

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Measuring a Journey without Goal:  Meditation, Spirituality, and Physiology by Heather Buttle (2015),  BioMed Research INternational,  Article ID 891671

1.0 hours of CE credit

This review article points to the physiological benefits of meditation, contrasts mindfulness meditation with Benson's relaxation response, briefly describes some criticisms to meditation outside of the context of spiritual or ethical principles, and argues that study of the spritual practices and benefits of meditation can assist secular research into the practice, benefits and effects of meditation.

Journal Article.  6 pages of text, 2+ pages of references

$10.00


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