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Author Walker, Val.

Title The art of comforting : what to say and do for people in distress / Val Walker.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2010]
©2010

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Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  177.7 WAL    DUE 12-27-21 Billed
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  177.7 W154    DUE 04-10-23
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  177 WALKER    DUE 04-15-23
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  177.7 WALKER    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  177.7 WAL    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  177.7 WALKER    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  177.7 WAL    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  177.7 WALKER    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  177.7 WALKER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  177.7 WA    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 300 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-290) and index.
Contents Restoring a lost art. What makes people comforting? ; Comforting in action ; When people resist our comfort -- The words of comforting. Speaking words of comfort ; Writing words of comfort -- The comfort of art : inspiration from healing in the arts. Art as a source of comfort ; The healing power of art in action -- The nature of comforting : what animals and the Earth teach us. Comfort from the heart of nature ; Self-comforting for comforters -- A little guidebook to comforting things : a guide to comforting movies, books, TV, and music. Comforting from the world of entertainment : a media guide ; Comforting from A to Z, from angels to zithers.
Summary "With clarity, compassion and wisdom, Walker teaches the art and the craft of comforting others and ourselves. This fine book is a resource for all those who want to be able to help friends, family members and other people who are in need of our kindness."--Mary Pipher, Ph. D., "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Reviving Ophelia."
Subject Compassion.
Sympathy.
Empathy.
Compassion. (OCoLC)fst00871385
ISBN 9781585428281 (paperback)
1585428280 (paperback)
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