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Published: 16 November 2017

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780190669638

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Night Call

Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World

Robert Wicks

  • Lessons that are normally available only to helping and healing professionals, now offered to a wider audience
  • Emphasis on the practice of "faithfulness" as opposed to a focus on "success" which demonstrates how to avoid unnecessary discouragement in reaching out to others
  • Insight into how to face failure, which can determine whether one will burn out or actually have the opportunity to deepen and grow as an individual
  • Exploration of how to "lean back" and create a healthy distance
  • Fresh focus on the process of "Unlearning," which makes life a true pilgrimage in self-awareness
  • Discussion of what to seek in a mentor
  • Guidance for developing a serious but realistic self-care program that one will follow with discipline and a sense of joy
  • Presentation of three life phases (honoring, fathoming, and releasing) as ways to frame self-understanding and self-appreciation in helpful ways so even a little time spent in silence, solitude, and reflection can become more powerful
  • Exploration of humility, which is a rarely discussed topic today
  • A "Personal Weekday Resiliency Retreat" is provided at the end of the book so readers can incorporate the information in a natural, easy-to-digest way so practical change becomes possible in life rather than the knowledge remaining only as something wistful or forgotten in time
  • Wicks is a saught-after keynote speaker and workshop presenter, giving dozens of major talks around the world every year, speaking to helping professionals and healers

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