Books

ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS.
Photography in personal development, healing, and education. Notes from a personal journey.
Author: Dorota Raniszewska

ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS is a unique book on using Photography in Coaching and personal development. The book was published in 2016 under the patronage of the International Coach Federation. It is about images, personal growth, and creative integration of the use of Photography with professional coaching techniques and storytelling. It takes the reader on a journey of inner research and self-expression through the world of images, personal snapshots and meanings that enable open and creative communication. The book is a valuable resource for coaches who want to use photos to inspire their clients to authenticity, vulnerability, courage. It provides descriptions of exercises and learning actions helpful in individual, group and team Coaching, building communities and collaborative teams, building connection and trust among people. It describes innovative tools and techniques for self-awareness and free expression of thoughts and opinions from that every coach can benefit. It encourages creativity in Coaching.

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PHOTOGRAPHY IN PALLIATIVE CARE.
Using Photography to support patients in palliative care.
Authors: Tina Ruisinger and Dorota Raniszewska

We created this handbook between August 2020 – April 2021. We shared ideas about how we can use Photography and phototherapy methods to support patients in palliative care.

Contents include the following topics:

The handbook includes chapters on:

  • Palliative Care
  • Phototherapy Techniques
  • Photography in our lives
  • Objectives and reasons for using Photography in palliative care
  • Phototherapy and dignity in palliative care
  • Sample activities for using Photography in palliative care
  • Sample questions for sparking discussions
  • Selected testimonials

Number of pages: 52

 

KOBIETA.
Author: Eta Kobi

This book in in Polish. The book includes nine chapters, each dedicated to one woman character. They have in common that they have gone through a challenging experience that has become a gateway to a new, conscious life. It has become a therapeutic book for many women.

PL: Ta książka jest w języku polskim. Ma dziewięć rozdziałów. Każdy poświęcony jest jednej kobiecie. Łączy je to, że przeszły trudne doświadczenia, które stały się bramą do nowego, świadomego życia. Ta książka była terapeutyczna dla wielu kobiet.

Number of pages: 231

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EN: Each of its characters met herself at the end of fate. And this book is a meeting at the ends – where we are NOT separated from each other by religious, political or other views. Birth and death, love and hate, health and sickness, charity and wrongdoing do not depend on faith, origin, residence or education. There are no differences at the roads’ ends because you touch the essence of life: freedom, passion, closeness, love. There, the differences merge with the horizon into a single line. At the beginning of the road, they weren’t there either. There was one dot – me. I who was born and everything was before me. And later in life, you can be born again. I believe that when women meet each other beyond differences and talk about how they experience themselves and the world as women, they get a chance to be reborn and discover their strength. They Alone and Them Together.

PL: Każda jej bohaterka spotkała samą siebie na krańcach losu. I ta książka jest spotkaniem na krańcach – tam gdzie NIE oddalają nas od siebie poglądy: religijne, polityczne czy inne. Bo narodziny i śmierć, miłość i nienawiść, zdrowie i choroba, dobroczynność i czynienie zła nie zależą od wiary, pochodzenia, zamieszkania czy wykształcenia. Na krańcach dróg nie ma różnic, bo tam dotyka się istoty życia: wolności, pasji, bliskości, miłości. Tam różnice zlewają się z horyzontem w jedną linię. Na początku drogi też ich nie było. Była jedna kropka – ja. Ja, kiedy się urodziłam i wszystko było przede mną. I dalej w życiu można się narodzić na nowo. Wierzę, że kiedy kobiety spotykają się ze sobą ponad różnicami i rozmawiają o tym, jak doświadczają siebie i świata, jako kobiety, zyskują szansę, aby odradzać się na nowo i odkrywać swoją siłę. One same i One razem.

 JA KOBIETA – wiersze
Author: Author: 29 women and Dorota Raniszewska

This book is in Polish. It is a book of poetry and photography. Femininity portrait. An art therapy record of a journey towards oneself. “I Woman” poems are light in form and deep in content. Written straight from the heart, they create an image of femininity, tell about the need for freedom, closeness and authentic expression. Each begins with the words “I, Woman.” Together, they form a song. Its verses are poems written by the participants of a personal growth program, “WE Woman”, and the choruses are black and white portraits of women taken during photo sessions in nature.

PL: To tomik poezji i fotografii. Portret kobiecości. Arteterapeutyczny zapis podróży do siebie. Wiersze są lekkie w formie i głębokie w treści. Pisane prosto z serca, opowiadają o potrzebie wolności, bliskości i wyrażania siebie w sposób autentyczny. Każdy zaczyna się od słów „JA Kobieta”. Razem tworzą jakby wspólną pieśń. Jej zwrotki to wiersze, a refreny to czarno-białe portrety kobiet w naturze.

Number of pages: 70

 

E-books

PEACE AND JOY AT HOME.
The Power of Photography
Author: Dorota Raniszewska

I created this inspirational eBook at the beginning of the pandemic in order to disseminate ideas about how to use Photography to calm the mind, find purpose, and make moments of joy at home.

The eBook includes chapters on:

  • Family photos strengthen the sense of security and self-esteem in children and adolescents.
  • Photography helps to stop the race of thoughts and gain inner peace.
  • Photography is fun, brings moments of joy to the family and helps to develop creative skills.
  • Keeping a photo diary helps to regain a sense of meaning and direction.
  • Telling stories about personal photos helps to build respect and a sense of uniqueness.

Number of pages: 40

ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS.
(Kindle Edition)
Photography in personal development, healing, and education. Notes from a personal journey.
Author: Dorota Raniszewska

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