Remapping Your Mind

Author: Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591432103
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A guide to retelling your personal, family, and cultural stories to transform your life, your relationships, and the world • Applies the latest neuroscience research on memory, brain mapping, and brain plasticity to the field of narrative therapy • Details mind-mapping and narrative therapy techniques that use story to change behavior patterns in ourselves, our relationships, and our communities • Explores how narrative therapy can help replace dysfunctional cultural stories with ones that build healthier relationships with each other and the planet We are born into a world of stories that quickly shapes our behavior and development without our conscious awareness. By retelling our personal, family, and cultural narratives we can transform the patterns of our own lives as well as the patterns that shape our communities and the larger social worlds in which we interact. Applying the latest neuroscience research on memory, brain mapping, and brain plasticity to the field of narrative therapy, Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy explain how the brain is specialized in the art of story-making and story-telling. They detail mind-mapping and narrative therapy techniques that use story to change behavior patterns in ourselves, our relationships, and our communities. They explore studies that reveal how memory works through story, how the brain recalls things in narrative rather than lists, and how our stories modify our physiology and facilitate health or disease. Drawing on their decades of experience in narrative therapy, the authors examine the art of helping people to change their story, providing brain-mapping practices to discover your inner storyteller and test if the stories you are living are functional or dysfunctional, healing or destructive. They explain how to create new characters and new stories, ones that excite you, help you connect with yourself, and deepen your intimate connections with others. Detailing how shared stories and language form culture, the authors also explore how narrative therapy can help replace dysfunctional cultural stories with those that offer templates for healthier relationships with each other and the planet.

Heal Your Brain

Author: David J. Hellerstein
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 080189932X
Size: 12,69 MB
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The book’s compelling narrative demonstrates that, in many cases, it is possible to achieve a stable recovery and return to—or even experience for the first time—a life free of crippling anxiety and depression.

The Body Has A Mind Of Its Own

Author: Sandra Blakeslee
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 9781588368126
Size: 16,10 MB
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In this compelling, cutting-edge book, two generations of science writers explore the exciting science of “body maps” in the brain–and how startling new discoveries about the mind-body connection can change and improve our lives. Why do you still feel fat after losing weight? What makes video games so addictive? How can “practicing” your favorite sport in your imagination improve your game? The answers can be found in body maps. Just as road maps represent interconnections across the landscape, your many body maps represent all aspects of your bodily self, inside and out. In concert, they create your physical and emotional awareness and your sense of being a whole, feeling self in a larger social world. Moreover, your body maps are profoundly elastic. Your self doesn’t begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. This space morphs every time you put on or take off clothes, ride a bike, or wield a tool. When you drive a car, your personal body space grows to envelop it. When you play a video game, your body maps automatically track and emulate the actions of your character onscreen. When you watch a scary movie, your body maps put dread in your stomach and send chills down your spine. If your body maps fall out of sync, you may have an out-of-body experience or see auras around other people. The Body Has a Mind of Its Own explains how you can tap into the power of body maps to do almost anything better–whether it is playing tennis, strumming a guitar, riding a horse, dancing a waltz, empathizing with a friend, raising children, or coping with stress. The story of body maps goes even further, providing a fresh look at the causes of anorexia, bulimia, obsessive plastic surgery, and the notorious golfer’s curse “the yips.” It lends insights into culture, language, music, parenting, emotions, chronic pain, and more. Filled with illustrations, wonderful anecdotes, and even parlor tricks that you can use to reconfigure your body sense, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own will change the way you think–about the way you think. “The Blakeslees have taken the latest and most exciting finds from brain research and have made them accessible. This is how science writing should always be.” –Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., author of The Ethical Brain “Through a stream of fascinating and entertaining examples, Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee illustrate how our perception of ourselves, and indeed the world, is not fixed but is surprisingly fluid and easily modified. They have created the best book ever written about how our sense of ‘self’ emerges from the motley collection of neurons we call the brain.” –Jeff Hawkins, co-author of On Intelligence “The Blakeslees have taken the latest and most exciting finds from brain research and have made them accessible. This is how science writing should always be.” –Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., author of The Ethical Brain “A marvelous book. In the last ten years there has been a paradigm shift in understanding the brain and how its various specialized regions respond to environmental challenges. In addition to providing a brilliant overview of recent revolutionary discoveries on body image and brain plasticity, the book is sprinkled with numerous insights.” –V. S. Ramachandran, M.D., director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego From the Hardcover edition.

Changing Your Mind

Author: Victor Copan
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498274056
Size: 12,35 MB
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This book takes you on a journey that unpacks and demystifies what spiritual growth is and how it unfolds. The aim is to set you on your own path toward genuine, personal spiritual transformation. The book provides all the tools you need--biblical, scientific, and practical--so that you can develop your own pathway for spiritual growth. What is unique about Victor Copan's approach to spiritual growth is that he explores recent findings of brain research as well as scientific research on habit formation and brings them into conversation with the process of spiritual formation. Research on the brain and on habit formation has uncovered significant insights about the process and dynamics of human transformation that can be fruitfully incorporated into our own pursuit of spiritual transformation. Tapping into this research allows us to work in concert with how God designed humans to function--body, soul, and spirit.

Parental Alienation Syndrome And Me

Author: David Goodman
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 145026414X
Size: 16,33 MB
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Parental Alienation Syndrome occurs when a child is turned against his or her own parent. PAS is real, and it hurts; through the words of one sufferer, it can be exposed. The best day in David Goodman’s life was the day he became a father. His life was changed for the better with the arrival of a beautiful baby girl. For thirteen years, he held her, loved her, and cared for her—until, one day, she was removed from his life forever, through no fault of his own. Since then, Goodman has suffered as a result of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). PAS is very real. The innocent child is never to blame for the alienation. In most cases, one parent turns against the other parent and that parent may then pour poison into the ears of the innocent until the child turns against the unwanted parent, too. The result for the unwanted parent is abandonment, heartbreak, and loss. It’s hard to believe it could happen, so imagine Goodman’s surprise when he suddenly became the alienated member of his once-loving family. Parental Alienation Syndrome and Me is Goodman’s story, told through anecdotes and poetry. This is the vivid recording of one man’s journey into despair over the loss of the love of his child, fifteen years ago and counting. The tale does not necessarily have a happy ending, but perhaps, through his words, another family will be saved the pain of PAS, and another child will be spared the pain of an alienated parent.

Remapping Early Modern England

Author: Kevin Sharpe
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521664097
Size: 18,74 MB
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A collection of new and previously-published essays on the culture of the English Renaissance state.

Remapping Scholasticism

Author: Marcia l. Colish
Editor: Pontifical Inst of Medieval studies
ISBN:
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The Complete Idiot S Guide To Beating Stress

Author: Arlene Uhl
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696853
Size: 14,83 MB
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Decompress stress-now! Stress is one of the most significant factors impacting health and relationships. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Beating Stress clears a path to actually mastering and eliminating stress by teaching meditation, visualization, and other techniques; showing how to avoid stressful situations; revealing the impact of diet, exercise, and lifestyle on stress, and more. Expert author Simple workbook to help readers keep track of progress Features the latest, cutting-edge information about stress-reducing methods A comprehensive look at traditional and new age techniques

New Scientist

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The Gift Nobody Wants

Author: Paul W. Brand
Editor: Perennial
ISBN: 9780060925529
Size: 15,69 MB
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The inspiring story of a surgeon who discovers why we hurt and what we can do about it.