Author: Steven Hayes
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 4013For a scientist committed to empirical evaluation, it is important to show that materials can be helpful outside the context of a therapeutic relationship, so, generally speaking, we know that a book like this is likely to be helpful. Several of the specific components in this book have been tested, sometimes in a form very similar to the way you are contacting this material. For example, several studies evaluated the impact of short passages drawn nearly word for word from ACT materials (very similar to what you've read) that were recorded on audiotape, read aloud by a research assistant, or were presented to the participants to read. Typically, these studies focused on the ability of participants to tolerate distress of various kinds, such as gas-induced panic-like symptoms, extreme cold, extreme heat, or electric shock. A few studies looked at the distress produced by difficult or intrusive cognitions, or clinically relevant anxiety. Some were done with patients, others with normal populations. The specific ACT components that have been examined so far include defusion, acceptance, mind-fulness, and values. The techniques included exercises, metaphors, and rationales, including several that can be found in this book (e.g., word repetition, physicalizing, leaves on a stream, the quicksand metaphor, the Chinese finger trap metaphor, and so forth). Thus, it seems fair to say that it is known that at least some of what you've read can be helpful at least some of the time outside of the context of a therapeutic relationship, when presented in a form similar to the form in which you have contacted this material.
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little, Brown
Category: Business & Economics
View: 5060The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
Giving Our Children--And Ourselves--the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives
Author: Goldie Hawn,Wendy Holden
Category: Family & Relationships
View: 4026Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover wheretheir emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress--and helps them be happy. Those who have seen the effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Here, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children.--From publisher description.
Author: Julian Jaynes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
View: 9292At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion -- and indeed our future.
Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
Author: Terrence Real
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 5667A revolutionary and hopeful look at depression as a silent epidemic in men that manifests as workaholism, alcoholism, rage, difficulty with intimacy, and abusive behavior by the cofounder of Harvard’s Gender Research Project. Twenty years of experience treating men and their families has convinced psychotherapist Terrence Real that depression is a silent epidemic in men—that men hide their condition from family, friends, and themselves to avoid the stigma of depression’s “un-manliness.” Problems that we think of as typically male—difficulty with intimacy, workaholism, alcoholism, abusive behavior, and rage—are really attempts to escape depression. And these escape attempts only hurt the people men love and pass their condition on to their children. This groundbreaking book is the “pathway out of darkness” that these men and their families seek. Real reveals how men can unearth their pain, heal themselves, restore relationships, and break the legacy of abuse. He mixes penetrating analysis with compelling tales of his patients and even his own experiences with depression as the son of a violent, depressed father and the father of two young sons.
Week-by-week activities to unlock the secrets to a happier way of being
Author: Lois Blyth
Publisher: CICO Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 1665Experience a year ofÂ discovering how to swap worry and anxiety for joy and contentment using this guidebook of weekly prompts and activities. Happiness is sought by allâ€”but what, really, is happiness? Sometimes our confusion over just what it is we are looking for is what can make it seem so elusive. Here, Lois Blyth explains what happiness isâ€”and what it is notâ€”and shows how it is within reach of everyone. She details the science of happiness, such as developing a happy brain, and its power to heal and even extend life. Then, she suggests simple activities for each week of the year that will help you reframe your view of the world.Â Some will lead you to self-reflection: look at what you're grateful for; increase your self-esteem and appreciate your uniqueness; become aware of your thoughts and language to note negative phrases and replace them with positive ones; tackle procrastination; and find happiness at work. Others encourage you to give back to the world, including a â€œgood deeds pledgeâ€ and developing a greater empathy for those around you. Spend a week living in the moment and exploring the wonder of the world through all your senses, experience the healing power of color, or try incorporating more exercise into each day, no matter how small, as being active is a key way to improve mental well-being. Taking on each activity for just a week at a time makes it seems much less challenging, but also, once you've spent seven days consciously doing something new or thinking in a different way, you'll find that week's activity starts to become a habit. Journal pages with friendly reminders follow each activity so that you can reflect on your experience and what you are discovering. Through simple shifts in approach, you can choose to be happy and love life, laugh more, and live longer.
Statistical Power, Meta-Analysis, and the Interpretation of Research Results
Author: Paul D. Ellis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7306A jargon-free introduction for students and researchers looking to interpret the practical significance of their results.
Author: Cathy Long,Jane Cronin-Davis,Diane Cotterill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 5200Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health is an accessible and informative guide to the application of theory and the evidence-base to contemporary clinical practice. Fully updated throughout, chapters cover a range of mental health issues, approaches and settings, including service user and carer involvement, group work, services for older people, interventions, forensic mental health, and managing depression. Key Features Written by an expert author team, drawing on a wide range of evidence, service contexts, national policy and legislation. Focus on person-centred practice in mental health services. Each chapter also contains a variety of learning features, including task boxes, reflective questions and further readings, to aid understanding and demonstrate the use of evidence to inform clinical decision-making. The second edition of this easy-to-read and practical textbook is an ideal resource for occupational therapy students, clinical practitioners, and anyone looking for a concise, accessible guide to evidence-based practice and how it informs occupational therapy in mental health.
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 8539Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
Author: Geert Hofstede,Gert Jan Hofstede
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
View: 369The landmark study of cultural differences across 70 nations, Cultures and Organizations helps readers look at how they think—and how they fail to think—as members of groups. Based on decades of painstaking field research, this new edition features the latest scientific results published in Geert Hofstede’s scholarly work Culture’s Consequences, Second Edition. Original in thought and profoundly important, Cultures and Organizations offers vital knowledge and insight on issues that will shape the future of cultures and nations in a globalized world.
How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
Author: S. J. Scott,Barrie Davenport
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
View: 1646Feel overwhelmed by your thoughts? Struggling with anxiety about your daily tasks? Or do you want to stop worrying about life? The truth is...We all experience the occasional negative thought. But if you always feel overwhelmed, then you need to closely examine how these thoughts are negatively impacting your lifestyle. The solution is to practice specific mindfulness techniques that create more "space" in your mind to enjoy inner peace and happiness. With these habits, you'll have the clarity to prioritize what's most important in your life, what no longer serves your goals, and how you want to live on a daily basis. And that's what you'll learn in Declutter Your Mind. DOWNLOAD:: Declutter Your Mind -- How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking The goal of this book is simple: We will teach you the habits, actions, and mindsets to clean up the mental clutter that's holding you back from living a meaningful life. You will learn: ** 4 Causes of Mental Clutter ** How to Reframe ALL Your Negative Thoughts ** 4 Strategies to Improve (or Eliminate) Bad Relationships ** The Importance of Decluttering the Distractions That Cause Anxiety ** A Simple Strategy to Discover What's Important to YOU ** 400 Words That Help Identify YOUR Values ** The Benefit of Meditation and Focused Deep Breathing (and How to Do Both) ** How to Create Goals That Connect to Your Passions Declutter Your Mind is full of exercises that will have an immediate, positive impact on your mindset. Instead of just telling you to do something, we provide practical, science-backed actions that can create real and lasting change if practiced regularly. Would You Like To Know More? Download now to stop worrying, deal with anxiety, and clear your mind. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button.
with Selections from the Objections and Replies
Author: René Descartes
Publisher: OUP Oxford
View: 4560'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happine ss
Author: Steve Peters
Category: Business & Economics
View: 1250Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy...this is the Chimp Paradox Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? Dr. Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives—be it business or personal. He calls this being "the chimp," and it can work either for you or against you. The challenge comes when we try to tame the chimp, and persuade it to do our bidding. The Chimp Paradox contains an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you be happier and healthier, increase your confidence, and become a more successful person. This book will help you to: —Recognize how your mind is working —Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts —Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be Dr. Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows you how to apply this understanding. Once you're armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to utilize your chimp for good, rather than letting your chimp run rampant with its own agenda.
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 453The newest edition of BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND FOR KIDS, based on Joyce Meyer's most popular book of all time, offers children peace of mind and the spiritual encouragement that's just right for them. Kids will learn:-How to identify and be guided by their own thoughts, instead of following the crowd,-How to better understand the Bible, becoming secure in God's best for them, -And how to take control of their thought life, a foundation for happy, successful school years.
Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill
Author: Robert Whitaker
Publisher: Basic Books
View: 810Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate book—now revised with a new introduction—Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of “insanity,” and what we value most about the human mind.
Author: Cecilia Minden,Kate Roth
Publisher: Cherry Lake
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 5056Journaling is a popular activity that allows people of all ages to write about their lives. Readers will learn how to write journal entries to record their daily activities and observations.
Cases Studies Led by the International Movement ATD Fourth World
Author: Xavier Godinot,Quentin Wodon
Publisher: World Bank Publications
View: 1969"Relying on contributions from the International Movement ATD Fourth World, this book deals with questions such as: What does it mean to live in poverty, and especially in extreme poverty? How can very poor people be reached through development projects? How can we assess whether projects succeed in changing the lives of the poorest individuals? In answering these questions, the emphasis is on exploring what type of knowledge is needed to fight extreme poverty. A key argument is that apart from academic knowledge, a concerted effort is needed to listen to the knowledge of poor people themselves, as well as to the knowledge of practitioners who are engaged with them on a daily basis to fight poverty. After the introductory chapter, the text of a speech by Joseph Wresinski (founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World) at a congress of social scientists held at UNESCO, is reproduced. The next contribution is based on comments by the International Movement ATD Fourth World on the World Bank's World Development Report 2004 Making Services Work for Poor People. Thereafter, case studies are provided on participatory approaches to attacking extreme poverty in both developing countries (Madagascar and Tanzania, as well as Bolivia, Guatemala, and Peru) and developed countries (the United States and Belgium)."
Creative Activities to Inspire
View: 790Explore your inner world and be inspired with The Wellbeing Journal. Developed in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity, each page of this gorgeous journal has been thoughtfully crafted and it includes activities, colouring, drawing prompts, contemplative quotes and lots of space for you to write about your own thoughts, feelings and experiences. Creativity and reflection can have a powerful, positive influence on our lives. Now, with The Wellbeing Journal, you can enjoy practising these skills every day and wherever you go.