The Contemplative Counselor Paperback

A Way of Being

by Rolf R. Nolasco;

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The Contemplative Counselor

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The purpose of this book is two-fold. First, it examines critically how the field of pastoral counseling has responded to the resurgence of interest in issues of spirituality, particularly the appropriation of various texts on spiritually-oriented psychotherapies in counseling. Second, moving beyond description, the book addresses the need to re-define the identity and practice of pastoral counselors as contemplative healers by appropriating insights from the rich tradition of contemplative spirituality, theology, and psychology, and to integrate this identity with professional standards and practices. The Contemplative Counselor extends the discourse on pastoral counseling beyond theories and techniques to include a focal description of a life lived in active contemplation. The contemplative approach to life, care, and counseling demands a daily call to surrender the underlying attitude of meritocracy that heavily emphasizes good works to produce successful results in counseling. At a fundamental level, the contemplative counselor exhibits an unwavering reliance on the grace of God, which transforms all that is descriptive of the counseling encounter. Here, being precedes becoming, and the act of counseling emanates from the deep and quiet center characterized by silence and solitude of the heart. Such counseling targets holistically body, mind, and spirit as a way of facilitating an experience of well being and transformation.

The Contemplative Counselor by Rolf R. Nolasco was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in December 2010 and is our 47341st best seller. The ISBN for The Contemplative Counselor is 9780800696627.

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Details for The Contemplative Counselor

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (December 2010)
Number of Pages120
Thickness10 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code3472285
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