The Zen of Helping by Andrew Bein
Spiritual Principles for Mindful and Open-Hearted Practice

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Bring compassion, self-awareness, radical acceptance, practitioner presence, and caring to the relationships you have with you patients by utilizing the advice in The Zen of Helping: Spiritual Principles for Mindful and Open-Hearted Practice. As a mental health professional, you will appreciate the vivid metaphors, case examples, personal anecdotes, quotes and poems in this book and use them as a spiritual foundation for your professional practice. Connect Zen Buddhism with your human service and address issues like dealing with your own responses to your client’s trauma and pain.

About Andrew Bein

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Andrew Bein, PhD, LCSW, has twenty-three years of experience as a clinician, consultant trainer, and researcher. His professional experience includes work in child welfare, public schools/special education, youth programs, multiservice centers, substance abuse, and private practice. Dr. Bein has been a Zen student for ten years and is a Full Professor with the Division of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento.
Published November 24, 2008 by Wiley. 226 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Bein recommends that those in the helping professions learn to feel at peace with failure and not beat themselves up mercilessly.

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