OBUC Little Library

Differential & Developmental Psychology

Embracing Midlife: Congregations as Support Systems (155 BAB)

Baab, Lynne M.

This book helps normalize and therefore lessen the fear we might experience during the midlife crisis by educating us about midlife dynamics. This book reduces anxiety in congregations that fear they don't know how to react as it shows ways to explore and respond to midlife issues of loss, difficult relationships, anger, fear, sexuality, paradox and tension, pain, and changing relationship to God. It helps readers learn how to be present with people in midlife transition without feeling that they will be engulfed or that they must solve all midlife problems.

 

The Way of Letting Go: One Woman’s Walk Toward Forgiveness (155 DER)

Derksen, Wilma

How does someone overcome a broken heart? Wilma Derksen found out because of the years of heartbreak over the death of her 14-year-old daughter. She found 15 powerful principles of “letting go” which can free you of your smallest, and largest, losses.

 

When They All Go Home: What to do after the Funeral (155 DOD)

Dodd, Robert V.

This booklet deals with the various facets of grief that are likely to resurface after the funeral. It discusses the complex decisions and difficult adjustments to be made, as well as the faith choices that need to be reaffirmed.

 

Startling Beauty: My Journey from Rape to Restoration (155 GEM)

Gemmen, Heather

Raped in her own home, Heather's terror went beyond her own safety: Were the kids sleeping soundly in the next bedroom, or did their silence mean something else? Would her husband save her, or would he face the same knife she did? And Heather's agony did not end after the rapist left: Against all odds, she became pregnant as a result of the rape. Would she and her husband remain united as they faced the tyranny of the choice before them? Would they endure the strain of anxiety as they waited for HIV test results and answered strange telephone calls? This gripping true-life story walks readers through Heather's journey--from rape to restoration. Startling Beauty is undeniable proof that God can bring blessings out of the worst situations in our lives.

 

Happiness in a Storm: Facing Illness and Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor (155 HAR)

Harpham, Wendy Schlessel

Award-winning author Wendy Schlessel Harpham, MD, offers her program to getting good care and finding happiness when you are sick. Having coined the term “Healthy Survivor” while dealing with her own chronic lymphoma, Harpham encourages people dealing with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or any prolonged illness to simultaneously do all they can to overcome disease and live life to the fullest. Harpham opens our eyes to the opportunities for happiness in life despite medical problems and even because of illness.

 

Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death (155 ILS)

Ilse, Sherokee

Offers advice on making decisions after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, as well as handling the grief, and tells family members and friends what they can do to help grieving parents.

 

Plants That Heal (155 PAM)

Pamplona-Roger, George D.

Most people in the world get their medicine from field and forest. Now you can too, thanks to this treasury of valuable information about nature's pharmacy. Full of beautiful photographs, this book unlocks the secrets of the rich tradition of natural remedies-plants that heal the body and invigorate the mind.

This collection includes information on how to harness the medical potential of plants while avoiding the dangers of toxicity; how to distill essences for aromatherapy, and how to prepare herbal teas and fomentations. 

You will learn about special plants that benefit the eyes, nerves, mouth, throat, heart, arteries, veins, blood, lungs, stomach, liver, intestines, and skin. Plants that aid digestion. Plants that fight infection. Plants that fight obesity by increasing metabolism or deceasing hunger. 

The earth is a garden. Let it heal you.

 

On Death and Dying (155 KUB)

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth

One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved. 

 

Learning About Schizophrenia: Rays of Hope (155 LEA)

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Provides a reference manual for caregivers and families of persons afflicted with schizophrenia. Discusses the symptoms, treatments, the impact on families, and living with schizophrenia. 

 

Children Who Do Too Little (155 SPR)

Sprinkle, Patricia H.

Fact: Doing chores improves your child's chances for a happy marriage and a good job. Many parents, rather than fighting their children over chores, would rather do the chores themselves. But Patricia Sprinkle makes a convincing and entertaining case for why kids need chores. They need to develop basic life skills such as cooking and cleaning. They need to learn responsibility and the value of hard work. In short, they need to learn how to become dependable, capable adults. In Children Who Do Too Little, Sprinkle shows why and how parents should teach their children household skills and gives suggestions for making teaching easier. She discusses: --Why we do it all for our children --Guidelines for good family meetings --How to get kids to work --Cleaning tips that make life easier --How to handle the child's own room --Cleaning games to make work fun --The pay-for-work vs. allowance debate. Complete with a group discussion guide. Children Who Do Too Little is a book every parent will benefit from-and every child as well!