In the Tiger's Mouth: An Empowerment Guide for Social Action
by Katrina Shields, Cartoons by Phil Somerville
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Publication Date: 1994
Publisher: New Society
Topics: Democracy: Theory & Practice, Personal Growth, Social Movements, Sustainable Community
Description: 'In the Tiger's Mouth' is the perfect book for the politically discouraged. It offers useful ideas and exercises for overcoming the personal, inner obstacles to embarking on social change, and highlights practical tools for effective outer action, such as building bridges with the opposition, effective listening, speaking, facilitating, working cooperatively, and forming support groups.
It also focuses on the problem of burnout, describing personal and group habits that produce exhaustion and offering healthier ways to conduct social change work. Most importantly, it gives exercises and insights on renewing oneself after experiencing burnout. Full of success stories drawn from experience, 'In The Tiger's Mouth' will help you build sustainable, and sustaining, organizations, groups, and activist lives.
Katrina Shields is a workshop leader, empowerment counselor, and facilitator.
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