Books

At TheCIINDE, we are proud to offer only the best in holistic nursing literature. The books we choose to feature have been carefully vetted to ensure that they are in alignment with what our organization believes is our mission and vision for the future of nursing and healthcare.

All books are geared not only to educate but to be used as a resource for your self-development and professional practice. The authors are seasoned professionals and trusted experts in their respective fields of holistic being and doing.

Beyond Bones

Human beings are more than just the physical body. A grassroots paradigm shift to holistic and integrative healing methods is happening. These methods are not new; many are grounded in ages-old wisdom, and some integrate modern and traditional healing techniques.

This book is a guide that provides a brief overview of a selection of these traditional and integrative paradigms of health and disease, with references for further exploration. It is intended to stimulate curiosity and interest in the possibility  that body-mind-spirit based practices are rich resources waiting to be tapped.

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

Are you kinder to others than you are to yourself? More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need. This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach to breaking free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being. In a convenient large-size format, the book is based on the authors’ groundbreaking eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide.

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., says that it’s time to “stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind.” Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.

More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living.  

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha

For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much–just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work–to make us feel that we are not okay. Beginning to understand how our lives have become ensnared in this trance of unworthiness is our first step toward reconnecting with who we really are and what it means to live fully.

Managing Pain Before It Manages You, Fourth Edition

Join the hundreds of thousands of readers who have found help and hope for getting their lives back from chronic pain in this empowering workbook. Top pain specialist and physician Margaret A. Caudill spells out 10 steps that can radically change the way you feel–both physically and emotionally.

Wellness Incorporated: The Health Entrepreneur’s Handbook

Health and wellness businesses have unique challenges, opportunities, and metrics—until now there has never been a business resource specifically for health entrepreneurs. Renowned music therapist Jennifer Buchanan shows you how to measure your success and deliver your service in a way that blends health, heart, and mastery. It is possible to build a business that endures, without compromising your own health and values.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity?The Untethered Soul offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.

Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.

The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection

Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life’s perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.

Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

Workbook For Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Without a conscious effort and dedication, achieving the goals from the original book is impossible.

This book provides a good self-assessment guide with penetrating insights for you and is designed to help provoke your thought and opens up deeper insight into the original text.

This Book is an incredible companion book and it is not meant to replace the original book: Breath

Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive

The author of Self-Compassion follows up her groundbreaking book with new ideas that expand our notion of self-kindness and its capacity to transform our lives, showing women how to balance tender self-acceptance with fierce action to claim their power and change the world.

Prepare your students for successful critical care nursing practice!

Focusing on preparing students to provide optimal care for critically ill patients and their families, this updated 11th Edition of Morton’s classic text integrates the latest research in health care and nursing education, while providing clear, concise writing; outstanding photographs and illustrations; and a holistic approach to the complexities of critical care nursing. By presenting theory and principles within the context of practical application, the authors promote critical thinking and clinical decision-making in every chapter and emphasize the patient as the center of the health care team’s efforts.

Critical Care Nursing 10th Edition: A Holistic Approach

Fully revised and streamlined to include the most recent information,Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach,10eprovides students with the theory and application knowledge necessary to fully prepare them for the highly specialized and complicated technical world of critical care nursing.

You are more than your body, an assortment of parts

The holistic approach treats your mind, body, and soul as one unit. A holistic nurse treats their patients not just as another case or a regular diagnosis. Instead, a Holistic Nurse will customize her/his approach based the patient.

This approach is more comprehensive and it simply works. In this book, you will learn about holistic nursing – its purpose, the research behind it, spirituality and more.

Invitation To Holistic Health: A Guide To Living A Balanced Life

Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life provides solid principles and proven measures to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. Divided into three parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, and Taking Charge of Challenges to the Mind, Body, and Spirit, this easy-to-read guide it provides how-to information when dealing with a variety of health-related issues that includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies.

The polyvagal theory presented in client-friendly language

This book offers therapists an integrated approach to adding a polyvagal foundation to their work with clients. With clear explanations of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory, this complex theory is translated into clinician and client-friendly language. Using a unique autonomic mapping process along with worksheets designed to effectively track autonomic response patterns, this book presents practical ways to work with clients’ experiences of connection. Through exercises that have been specifically created to engage the regulating capacities of the ventral vagal system, therapists are given tools to help clients reshape their autonomic nervous systems.

Holistic Nursing

Dossey & Keegan’s Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Eighth Edition covers basic and advanced concepts of holism, demonstrating how holistic nursing spans all specialties and levels. This text is distinguished by its emphasis on theory, research, and evidence-based practice essential to holistic nursing.

Nurse Coaching

Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing By Barbara Montgomery Dossey, Susan Luck, and Bonney Gulino Schaub Paperback—October 2014.

The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching

The nurse-client relationship is at the core of quality nursing care. Nurse coaching is a structured, relationship-centered approach that promotes achievement of client goals. This new edition of The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies teaches RNs how to interact with clients in a skilled, purposeful, and results-oriented way.

Transpersonal Development

Transpersonal means beyond the personality. It refers to the innate creative and spiritual resources we all have. When you need help or are called upon to help someone else, these resources can make a crucial difference. This book offers you the principles and step-by-step techniques of transpersonal practice, backed up by many case stories and the latest scientific research. Our hope is that every helping professional learns how to do transpersonal work.

The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

Ever wondered why you’re feeling out of balance, stressed-out, sick, and exhausted but still can’t sleep? Western medicine often ignores the underlying issues that can lead to fatigue, illness, and disease, but there is a way to revitalize your body and mind without drugs or dangerous side effects. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care — prevention of disease, observation, diagnosis, and treatment — as well as self-care practices that are generally absent from Western medicine.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts, Second Edition

Indigenous Methodologies is a groundbreaking text. Since its original publication in 2009, it has become the most trusted guide used in the study of Indigenous methodologies and has been adopted in university courses around the world. It provides a conceptual framework for implementing Indigenous methodologies and serves as a useful entry point for those wishing to learn more broadly about Indigenous research.

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