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Ferch, Shann R.; St. John, Iris; Reyes, Raymond; Ramsey, Marleen – Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 2006
In this article, the authors present an approach to developing creativity through meaningful learning relationships that involve art, literature, dialogue, and experience. They present a model of creative teaching, Person-to-Person Learning, that includes a 3-stage process: (a) constructing the creative space, (b) engaging the learning theme, and…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Creativity, Experiential Learning, Art
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Ferch, Shann R.; Ramsey, Marleen I. – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 2003
Suggests that spiritual questions can be explored in the therapeutic context in order to help the client gain a sense of meaning in their suffering, as well as a measure of peace in their lives. The authors' approach, entitled Sacred Conversation, uses Victor Frankl's work as well as literature on empathy, forgiveness, and spirituality as its…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Empathy, Peace, Spirituality
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Ferch, Shann R. – Counseling and Values, 2001
Discusses the distinction between communication that deepens a relationship and communication that resolves conflict. Presents an approach to therapy, relational conversation, in which meaningful conversation is designed to increase relational fortitude and promote a consistent level of intentional and loving connection. (Contains 49 references.)…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Counseling Techniques, Interpersonal Communication
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Ferch, Shann R. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1998
Guidelines for counselors in the use of forgiveness in counseling are proposed. Theological and counseling understandings of forgiveness are presented; counseling-related literature concerning healing, reconciliation, and the importance of forgiveness is reviewed. A counseling approach called "intentional forgiving" is described and its…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Guidelines
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Ferch, Shann R. – Counseling and Values, 2000
Examines personal meanings ascribed to the experience of touch in the context of forgiveness. Data from in-depth interviews with six self-reported Christians were analyzed to determine themes in the meanings participants assigned to a forgiving touch. (Contains 54 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Christianity, Hermeneutics, Interviews, Phenomenology