When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient
Examine a compelling account of a professional caregiver's inspirational struggle with a mind/body illness and the renewed sense of compassion his recovery provides.This uplifting narrative is the story of a caregiving professional stricken by panic attacks, a wounded healer desperate to be healed. When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient is the candid and compassionate first-hand account of Daniel Langford's struggle with the anxiety disorder that signals a physical, cognitive, and emotional crisis that paralyzes him, despite his extensive background as a health care professional, social worker, and pastoral minister. His journey from the disorder's horrifying onset to the understanding and acceptance of its roots, and finally, to an insight that evokes a renewed appreciation for the human spirit is an inspirational guide to healing and recovery.The anecdotal form of When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient lends itself to a personal retelling of Langford's struggle, detailing his sessio
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About "When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient"
Meet the Authors
Langford is a social worker at Crescent City Convalescent Hospital, California; church planter/pastor, American Baptist Churches, USA.
Table Of Contents
- * Foreword * Preface * Chapter 1. A Frightening Summer Experience * Chapter 2. Critique Of The Literature On Panic Attacks * Introduction * Panic Attack As Defined By The Dsm-iv * The Matrix Of Panic Attacks * Understanding Panic Using An Integrated Model * Treatments For Panic * Conclusion * Chapter 3. Clinical And Spiritual Perspectives On Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And The Malfunctioning Of Our Brains: An Interview With Dr. David Betat * Introduction * A Dialogue With David Betat, Md * Chapter 4. The Frightened Child Hiding Behind The Facade Of An Adult * The Dan Langford I First Met * Struggles With A Mission * War In The Classroom * The Crisis Of The Inner Child * A New Level Of Self-awareness * Recovery * Chapter 5. The Healing Of The Frightened Child * Introduction * The Tyranny Of The Inner Child * Ego States And Transactional Analysis * Recovery * Chapter 6. How The Suffering Of The Caregiver Benefits The Caregiver-client Relationship-part 1 * Chapter 7. How The Suffering Of The Caregiver Benefits The Caregiver-client Relationship-part 2 * Introduction * What Makes A Good Caregiver? * We Live Life And Help Others From The Inside Out * The Critical Elements Of The Healing Process * The Measures Of A Therapist's Integrity And Success * Conclusion * Chapter 8. Toward A Fresh Model Of The Caregiver-client Relationship: The Oneness Of Human Experience-part 1 * Introduction * The Dark Side Of The Caregiving Professional's World * Pathologies In The Therapist-client Relationship * A New Model Of The Caregiver-client Relationship * Reflection * Chapter 9. Toward A Fresh Model Of The Caregiver-client Relationship: The Oneness Of The Human Experience-part 2 * Introduction * The Dark Side Of Caregiving * A New Model Of The Caregiver-client Relationship * Chapter 10. Reflections On John Powell's Book Fully Human, Fully Alive: A Dialogue Between Emil Authelet And Dan Langford * What It Means To Be Set Free Through The Restructuring Of Our Thoughts And Perceptions Of Ourselves * Strategies For Becoming Fully Human, Fully Alive * The Restructuring Of Thought And Vision Therapy * Chapter 11. Finale: Relational Theology And The Circle Of Life * Introduction * Thinking And Relating Holistically * Christology * God's Original Intention And Our Deepest Need * The Mutual Interconnectedness Between Therapist And Client * Authentic Caregiving * Building A World Of Caregivers * What Is Health? * The Responsibility Of The Therapist * Notes * Bibliography * Index * Reference Notes Included