The Psalms of Children
Their Songs and Laments: Understanding and Healing the Scars on the Souls of Children
Imprint: Resource Publications
"The accounts of children's sufferings that the author has collected here serve as a caution to us all . . . We are all interdependent and once love and human affection are denied to one person, he or she will deny them to others . . . These stories are examples of what can happen as a result . . ."
--His Holiness the Dalai Lama
from the foreword
"The synthetic originality of Dr. Anderson's thought brings together some of the most seminal insights and hypotheses of late 20th century biology and medicine. It is, at the same time, so well grounded in ancient spiritual wisdom that the book defies simple characterization.
"What one discovers, rather, is a broadly informed, profoundly compassionate, and deeply moving plea for the children of our world; this is holistic thinking at its best, and it offers as sensitive a characterization of the dilemmas facing those children as I have ever read.
''These psalms of children only chasten our narrow sighted cultural madness . . . [t]he lament of the children need not continue to fall on deaf ears. Herein lies the hope of one corner of civilization."
John Allan Loftus, SJ, PhD, John J. Wintermeyer Chair of Psychology,
The University of Waterloo, St. Jerome's College, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
"Ursula Anderson, MD is a woman of wisdom and a woman of heart. Scholarly and deeply moving, this book teaches how desperate is our need to heal humankind by restoring children to their natural state of being the worlds most precious treasures. God help us if we ignore her message."
--Rev. Judith A. Baldwin, Co-Director, Center for Human Relations; author of Let the Inner Knower Lead the Way; and co-author of From My Heart to Yours with her husband, William J. Baldwin
"It is difficult to believe that anyone can suffer such trauma as this book relates and survive. Yet, the children (and adults) led to Dr. Anderson's guidance and counsel tell us there can be healing. Her grace, wisdom, and deep compassion are evident in the pages of this fine book. It is must reading for counselors, parents, teachers and all who work with children."
--William J. Baldwin, Co-Director, Center for Human Relations; author of Spirit Releasement Therapy: A Technique Manual
"The Psalms of Children is a gift . . . engrossing reading . . . a moving appeal to the hearts of all who care about children and the adults they become."
--Beatrice Bruteau, PhD, Founder, Philosophers Exchange; author and editor
"[Dr. Anderson's] . . . intense humanitarianism, demonstration of an incredibly broad and deep knowledge of the physical, medical and behavioral sciences and ability to integrate this knowledge into a practical, workable and understandable framework is gratifying and inspiring. Every social, medical, human behavior and theological curriculum should have access to this pioneer work and avant-garde thinking."
--Richard H. Cox, PhD, MD, DMin, DHL. (Hon)
President, The American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology; Board of Directors, American Psychological Association Professional College; President, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and Clinics
"Dr. Anderson is a natural healer of children, a teacher of sagacity and the love and lover of all people. Her work and teachings are a voice of reason in an illogical and irrational world."
--James R. Breen, BSc, MSW, child psychiatric social worker
"Poignantly and beautifully written, The Psalms of Children: Their Songs and Laments is a call for all of us to recognize that no man or woman is an island. May the promise of this book assist in rebuilding a society of hope."
--C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, DSc,
Founder, Shealy Institute for Comprehensive Health Care; Founding President, American Holistic Medical Association