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Pipher, Mary Bray

Works: 68 works in 279 publications in 11 languages and 17,949 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Miscellanea  Biography  Anecdotes  Educational films  Internet videos  Popular works  Filmed lectures  Filmed panel discussions  Literature 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Speaker, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ798, 305.235
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Most widely held works about Mary Bray Pipher
Most widely held works by Mary Bray Pipher
Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

77 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody who has survived adolescence knows what a scary, tumultuous, exciting time it is. But if we use memories of our experiences to guide our understanding of what today's girls are living through, we make a serious mistake. Our daughters are living in a new world. Reviving Ophelia is a call to arms from Dr. Mary Pipher, a psychologist who has worked with teenagers for more than a decade. She finds that in spite of the women's movement, which has empowered adult women in some ways, teenage girls today are having a harder time than ever before because of higher levels of violence and sexism. The current crises of adolescence - frequent suicide attempts, dropping out of school and running away from home, teenage pregnancies in unprecedented numbers, and an epidemic of eating disorders - are caused not so much by "dysfunctional families" or incorrect messages from parents as by our media-saturated, lookist, girl-destroying culture. Young teenagers are not developmentally equipped to meet the challenges that confront them. Adolescence in America has traditionally involved breaking away from parents, experimenting with the trappings of adult life, and searching for autonomy and independence. Today's teenagers face serious pressures at an earlier age than that at which teenagers in the past did. The innocent act of attending an unsupervised party can lead to acquaintance rape. Having a boyfriend means dealing with sexual pressures, and often leads to pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases. It's no wonder that girls' math scores plummet and depression levels rise when they reach junior high. As they encounter situations that are simply too complex for them to handle, their self-esteem crumbles. The dangers young women face today can jeopardize their futures. It is critical that we understand the circumstances and take measures to correct them. We need to make that precious age of experimentation safe for adolescent girls. Reading Reviving Ophelia is the first step to doing so. Dr. Pipher offers not only a fresh and startling view of the problems but a clear and sane way to implement solutions
Another country : navigating the emotional terrain of our elders by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenarios to bridge the communication gap of children with their aging parents and grandparents
The shelter of each other : rebuilding our families by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a critique of many of the values that currently define our lives, coupled with solid advice for rebuilding families. The author contends that technology and consumerism have become the focus of modern life. Hours spent viewing cable television programs and commercials not only discourage meaningful communication among family members, it also leaves the viewers with the impression that happiness can be purchased. This, in turn, triggers such a need for money that work--even when meaningless or despised -- becomes the individual's "reason to live". The author insists that true happiness comes from meaningful, ethical work. She feels what people really need is "protected time and space'' and the need to reconnect with one another and the outside world. Simple rituals, such as saying grace at dinner and unplugging the telephone and television, can create family time. She maintains that most therapists only harm their clients by focusing on their particular neuroses while ignoring the negative impact of contemporary culture, and that Therapists can be most helpful by encouraging the building of family connections, as well as links to the natural world and community resources. She supplements her thesis with case studies
The middle of everywhere : the world's refugees come to our town by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, detailing their triumph over adversity
Letters to a young therapist : stories of hope and healing by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted therapist shares a series of personal lessons and inspirational tales, mixing storytelling with years of therapeutic experience to offer a vision of hope and healing
Writing to change the world by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these tumultuous times, who doesn't want to transform the world? And who doesn't harbor a secret ambition to write? This book is intended to help people who have a message they're passionate about to convey it clearly through writing. Inspired by a course of the same name that Pipher taught at the University of Nebraska's National Summer Writers' Conference, this book encapsulates her years of experience as a writer and therapist, as well as her extensive knowledge of the craft of writing. It combines practical instruction with inspirational commentary, featuring personal anecdotes, memorable quotations from other writers, practical how-to advice, and stories about writers who have transformed society through their work. In addition to laying out the various steps of the writing process--brainstorming, writing, revising, and publishing--Pipher gives advice about specific forms of advocacy writing: op-ed pieces, letters, essays, speeches, and blogs.--From publisher description
The green boat : reviving ourselves in our capsized culture by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers guidance for transforming fears about environmental issues into useful forces in individual lives, advocating the taking of small, constructive steps toward handling problems that seem beyond our control, and maintaining hope
Eye of my heart : 27 writers reveal the hidden pleasures and perils of being a grandmother by Barbara Graham( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Eye of my heart, twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers explode myths and stereotypes and tell the whole crazy, complicated truth about being a grandmother in today's world"--
Hunger pains : the modern woman's tragic quest for thinness by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume focuses on women and their relationships with their bodies and body image. Through case studies, and the author's personal and clinical experience, she examines eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, obesity, dieting, societal pressures, and how to develop a healthy relationship with food and weight. The author offers advice and practical solutions for understanding needs, fears, and hungers. The author maintains that people can learn to live at peace with the natural differences in their bodies and appetites
The middle of everywhere : helping refugees enter the American community by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has been a great source of wisdom, helping us to better understand our family members. Now she connects us with the newest members of the American family - refugees. In cities all over the country, refugees arrive daily. Lost Boys from Sudan, survivors from Kosovo, families fleeing Afghanistan and Vietnam: they come with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face of tragedy and their ability to hold on to the virtues of family, love, and joy are a lesson for Americans. Their stories will make you laugh and weep-and give you a deeper understanding of the wider world in which we live. The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines into the homes of refugees from around the world. Working as a cultural broker, teacher, and therapist, Mary Pipher has once again opened our eyes-and our hearts-to those with whom we share the future
Caring for your parents : the complete AARP guide by Hugh Delehanty( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on AARP's ... expertise in the topic, AARP's Caring for Your Parents offers both sensitive counsel and a practical road map through the complex emotional terrain many of us face as our parents age. This ... book guides readers through a new, creative approach to caregiving that turns familial duty into a journey of emotional development and resolution. Based on a 32-page National Magazine Award-nominated special feature, Caring for Your Parents documents the innovative ways that real people cope with this age-old issue. Throughout the book you will find useful, field-tested recommendations from AARP's staff of experts. Topics explored in depth run the gamut from locating quality health care and dealing with the bureaucracy of Medicare to avoiding consumer scams, organizing caregiving from afar, and planning the disposition of an estate. There are tips on designing your parents' house to make it more elder-friendly, navigating the hidden dangers of assisted living, and dealing with the invisible sibling issue. A resource guide in each chapter lists help lines, websites, and consumer action groups
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Bray Pipher( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Pipher, a clinical psychologist, has worked with adolescent girls for more than twenty years. Her conversations with them have prompted her to wonder why more and more teen-aged girls are falling prey to depression, eating disorders, chemical addictions, and suicide. The distrubing answer is explored in this book
Another country [the emotional terrain of our elders] by Mary Bray Pipher( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration into the period of transition that marks the beginnings of old age offers a compassionate view of ways to build communication between generations
Hunger pains : from fad diets to eating disorders-- what every woman needs to know about food, dieting, and self-concept by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide designed to help women avoid unhealthy and ineffective methods of weight control, and instead think more positively, plan a healthier lifestyle and feel good about their bodies
Eating disorders : what every woman needs to know about food, dieting and self-concept by Mary Bray Pipher( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living better?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the problems and challenges associated with the increasing percentage of older people in the United States. Covers topics such as the quality of life that will be experienced by older Americans, the relationship between America's youth-oriented society and its elders, the ability of Medicare and Social Security to meet the needs of the aging baby boomers, the increasing financial burden on younger Americans. Features commentary by medical ethicist David Solomon, the directors of the Aging with Dignity Institute and the Forever Learning Institute, and Mary Bray Pipher, author of Another country-- navigating the emotional terrain of our elders
The shelter of each other [rebuilding our families] by Mary Bray Pipher( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing the challenge of 21st century activism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since she first achieved prominence with her bestseller Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher has devoted herself to illuminating the connections between the broad social and cultural issues that engulf us, our clients, and our communities. Through such widely read and broadly influential books as The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families and The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community, she's taught us about the pressures young girls face, the aging of the baby-boom generation, the challenges new immigrants confront, and the struggles of stressed, fragmented families. Her forthcoming book is The Green Boat: Trauma and Transcendence in Our Tumultuous Times. In her keynote talk, she'll focus on how to move from despair to action as we face the realities of our time. She'll explore not only how we can open up to the wider world without being overwhelmed, but also how doing so can help us lead lives that are more joyous, connected, and empowered
Posttraumatic Disorders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This panel discussion, with Jack Kornfield, Peter Levine, Donald Meichenbaum, Mary Pipher, and Annellen Simpkins, compares and contrasts clinical and philosophical perspectives of experts as they discuss posttraumatic stress disorder
Seeking peace : chronicles of the worst Buddhist in the world by Mary Bray Pipher( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An absorbing chronicle of discovery" (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other Like most lives, Mary Pipher's is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She spent her childhood in small Midwestern towns, the nurturing daughter of a doctor mother and a restless, jack-of-all-trades father. Later, as a wife, mother, and therapist, she was able to do what she most enjoyed: learn about the world and help others. But after the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the demands on her time and attention. In 2002, Pipher experienced a meltdown. She realized that success and fame were harming her, and she began the long journey to a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy. In Seeking Peace, Pipher tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals fundamental truths about our individual search for happiness and love. Candid, surprising and moving, Seeking Peace offers a map for our own journey toward a more fulfilling, more joyously lived life
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Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls
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Another country : navigating the emotional terrain of our eldersThe shelter of each other : rebuilding our familiesThe middle of everywhere : the world's refugees come to our townLetters to a young therapist : stories of hope and healingWriting to change the worldEye of my heart : 27 writers reveal the hidden pleasures and perils of being a grandmotherHunger pains : the modern woman's tragic quest for thinnessThe middle of everywhere : helping refugees enter the American community