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Title:
20-minute retreats : revive your spirits in just minutes a day with simple, self-led exercises
Author:
Harris, Rachel.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : H. Holt & Co., 2000.
Physical Description:
viii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"An Owl book."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780805064513
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This collection of step-by-step practices from ancient cultures, world religions, and psychological disciplines provides readers with the self-renewing, spiritually, uplifting rewards of retreat anytime, anywhere. We all crave periods of silence and introspection, but with lives lived at an ever-increasing pace most of us find fewer opportunities to fill that need. Now, psychologist Rachel Harris has come to the rescue with this unique collection of 20-, 5- and 1-minute mini-retreats-short periods of meditation, contemplation or self-discovery drawn from traditions and practices as varied as Buddhism, the Quaker faith, Sufism, art therapy, ritual magic, Gestalt therapy, and Jungian dream analysis. Provocative sidebars, stimulating quotes, and touching first-person stories make this book as inviting to read as it is practical to use. With these brief retreats, readers of any age or occupation will be able to catch their emotional breath regardless of what is happening in life, to pause to listen to the sounds of their souls, and to reemerge balanced and refreshed.


Author Notes

Rachel Harris, Ph.D., is a psychologist who has a private practice in Princeton, New Jersey


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
1 Retreats for the Spiritual Journeyp. 11
2 Everything You Need to Know to Retreatp. 19
3 Faithp. 33
4 Forgivenessp. 52
5 Gratitudep. 73
6 Healingp. 91
7 Intuitionp. 110
8 Joyp. 133
9 Lovep. 151
10 Patiencep. 174
11 Peacep. 195
12 Relaxationp. 214
13 Self-Acceptancep. 233
14 Self-Carep. 255
15 In the Worldp. 273
Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 287