E-book: Breath Of Relief
Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress syndrome, is pervasive among care giving professionals and family members who are caring for a loved one who is suffering. It increasingly affects the rest of society as our political systems become less stable and rife with conflict and threatening circumstances. Constant exposure to the sounds of suffering, the images of trauma, or the threats of war and terrorism cause the brain to release adrenaline and other hormones and chemicals that prepare the body for action. If the threats are not immediate but only secondary, seen on television or experienced through other media, the body absorbs the energy, causing tension to develop in the muscles and making the body remain on active alert as it exhausts itself by expending more chemicals, more hormones. The body and mind become simultaneously wired and tired.
Breath of Relief: Transforming Compassion Fatigue into Flow contains detailed descriptions of the FlowMotion exercises, helpful visualization activities that calm the mind, and vibrant illustrations to guide readers through the movements.
Author: Karl LaRowe, MA, LCSW
Karl LaRowe is an international speaker and for the past 10 years has given over 500 seminars to over 25,000 professionals on various mental health and interpersonal effectiveness topics across the United States and in SE Asia....... Karl continues to work as a mental health examiner for Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon. He earned his Masters degree from the University of Chicago, is licensed as a clinical social worker and certified as a mental health investigator and examiner.
Publication Year: 2008
Subject/ Genre: Self-Help
"This is not just a book for caregivers; it is essential reading for anyone dealing with stress. Any method is only as good as the amount of time and effort that you put into it. Karl has created a system that is very easy to follow and a pleasure to perform. Very highly recommended."
- Richard G. Petty, MD, author
"Karl's books and techniques are the best gifts you can give yourself. As a recovering stressed out psychologist, I highly recommend this book. Turn your stress and fatigue into the flow of energy and creativity. Well worth the time to read. Karl has many years of experience all over the world. He ideas are wonderful and easy to use, perhaps essential for highly stressed professionals." - Dr. Kathy