The Mind At Night

Author: Andrea Rock
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786739193
File Size: 35,48 MB
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Psychologists and philosophers have long grappled with the mysteries of dreaming, and now-thanks largely to recent innovations in brain imaging -neuroscientists are starting to join the conversation. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning journalist Andrea Rock traces the brief but fascinating history of this emerging field. She then takes us into modern sleep labs across the country, asking the questions that intrigue us all: Why do we remember only a fraction of our dreams? Why are dreams usually accompanied by intense emotions? Can dreams truly spark creative thought or help solve problems? Are the universal dream interpretations of Freud and Jung valid? Accessible and engaging, The Mind at Night shines a bright light on our nocturnal journeys and tells us what the sleeping mind reveals about our waking hours.

The Mind In Sleep

Author: Steven J. Ellman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471525561
File Size: 62,99 MB
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This unique and up-to-date book provides a comprehensive history and critical account of sleep mentation research since the introduction of electrographic techniques. Written by leading experts, it not only examines the activity of the mind during sleep but also scrutinizes methodological issues of key importance to the field. Looks at the relationships between physiological and mental events as brought to light by electrographic and other controlled studies of sleep mentation. Chapters are devoted to critical reviews of REM deprivation studies, the relationships between sustained and short-lived physiological conditions and sleep mentation, clinical phenomena such as sleep-talking, nightmares and night-terrors. Rigorously organized around topics of common interest, it is a penetrating study of current developments in the field.

The Psyche In Chinese Medicine E Book

Author: Giovanni Maciocia
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047775
File Size: 17,90 MB
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THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author’s 35 years-long practice. Comprehensive discussion of the nature of the Shen, Hun, Po, Yi and Zhi in Chinese medicine The first detailed description of the nature and functions of the Hun (Ethereal Soul) and how that relates to conditions such as depression, bipolar disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder An entire chapter dedicated to the functions of acupuncture points in the treatment of mental-emotional disorders Case studies that offer realistic insights and understanding to the range of diagnostic and treatment choices the practitioner can make Attractive 2-colour page layout gives easy access and navigation around the text

A Mind At A Time

Author: Mel Levine
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743217683
File Size: 23,55 MB
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"Different minds learn differently," writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of the best-known education experts and pediatricians in America today. And that's a problem for many children, because most schools still cling to a one-size-fits-all education philosophy. As a result, these children struggle because their learning patterns don't fit the schools they are in. In A Mind at a Time, Dr. Levine shows parents and others who care for children how to identify these individual learning patterns. He explains how parents and teachers can encourage a child's strengths and bypass the child's weaknesses. This type of teaching produces satisfaction and achievement instead of frustration and failure. Different brains are differently wired, Dr. Levine explains. There are eight fundamental systems, or components, of learning that draw on a variety of neurodevelopmental capacities. Some students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in others, but no one is equally capable in all eight. Using examples drawn from his own extensive experience, Dr. Levine shows how parents and children can identify their strengths and weaknesses to determine their individual learning styles. For example, some students are creative and write imaginatively but do poorly in history because weak memory skills prevent them from retaining facts. Some students are weak in sequential ordering and can't follow directions. They may test poorly and often don't do well in mathematics. In these cases, Dr. Levine observes, the problem is not a lack of intelligence but a learning style that doesn't fit the assignment. Drawing on his pioneering research and his work with thousands of students, Dr. Levine shows how parents and teachers can develop effective strategies to work through or around these weaknesses. "It's taken for granted in adult society that we cannot all be 'generalists' skilled in every area of learning and mastery. Nevertheless, we apply tremendous pressure to our children to be good at everything. They are expected to shine in math, reading, writing, speaking, spelling, memorization, comprehension, problem solving...and none of us adults can" do all this, observes Dr. Levine. Learning begins in school but it doesn't end there. Frustrating a child's desire to learn will have lifelong repercussions. This frustration can be avoided if we understand that not every child can do equally well in every type of learning. We must begin to pay more attention to individual learning styles, to individual minds, urges Dr. Levine, so that we can maximize children's learning potential. In A Mind at a Time he shows us how.

Dear Mind Please Stop Thinking So Much At Night I Need Sleep

Author: Eeii Books
ISBN: 9781083043740
File Size: 70,15 MB
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Keep the journal as a private reminder of these times or hold up the cover,and show anyone who asks how you are!.

The Mind S Ear

Author: Mr. Bruce Adolphe
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199342059
File Size: 52,92 MB
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The Mind's Ear offers a unique approach to stimulating the musical imagination and inspiring creativity, as well as providing detailed exercises aimed at improving the ability to read and imagine music in silence, in the "mind's ear." Modeling his exercises on those used in theater games and acting classes, and drawing upon years of experience with improvisation and composition, Bruce Adolphe has written a compelling, valuable, and practical guide to musical creativity that can benefit music students at all levels and help music teachers be more effective and inspiring. The book also provides provocative ideas and useful tools for professional performers and composers, as well as offering games and exercises to serious listeners that can increase their musical understanding and level of engagement with music in a variety of ways.

Sleep Paralysis

Author: Shelley R. Adler
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813548853
File Size: 79,27 MB
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Sleep Paralysis explores a distinctive form of nocturnal fright: the "night-mare," or incubus. In its original meaning a night-mare was the nocturnal visit of an evil being that threatened to press the life out of its victim. Today, it is known as sleep paralysis-a state of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness, when you are unable to move or speak and may experience vivid and often frightening hallucinations. Culture, history, and biology intersect to produce this terrifying sleep phenomenon. Although a relatively common experience across cultures, it is rarely recognized or understood in the contemporary United States. Shelley R. Adler's fifteen years of field and archival research focus on the ways in which night-mare attacks have been experienced and interpreted throughout history and across cultures and how, in a unique example of the effect of nocebo (placebo's evil twin), the combination of meaning and biology may result in sudden nocturnal death.

The Mind At Work

Author: Mike Rose
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101174944
File Size: 34,81 MB
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Featuring a new preface for the 10th anniversary As did the national bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose’s revelatory book demolishes the long-held notion that people who work with their hands make up a less intelligent class. He shows us waitresses making lightning-fast calculations, carpenters handling complex spatial mathematics, and hairdressers, plumbers, and electricians with their aesthetic and diagnostic acumen. Rose, an educator who is himself the son of a waitress, explores the intellectual repertory of everyday workers and the terrible social cost of undervaluing the work they do. Deftly combining research, interviews, and personal history, this is one of those rare books that has the capacity both to shape public policy and to illuminate general readers.

A Midsummer Night S Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Shakespeare Comic Books
ISBN: 9780954432584
File Size: 34,30 MB
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Canadians have enjoyed a long history of encounters with Shakespeare, from the visual arts to creative new adaptations, from traditional and nontraditional interpretations to distinguished critical scholarship. We have in over two centuries remade Shakespeare in ways that are distinctly Canadian. The Oxford Shakespeare Made in Canada series offers a unique vantage on these histories of production and encounter with attention to accessibility and presentation. These editions explore how a given country can inform the interpretation and pedagogy associated with individual plays. Canadians, or more properly British North Americans from both Upper and Lower Canada, have been interacting with Shakespeare since no less than the 1760s in a tradition that is at once rich and robust, indigenous and international. The Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare project at the University of Guelph has created a multimedia database of hundreds of adaptations, developed from Guelph's world-class theatre archives and a host of independent sources that reflect on a long tradition - from pre-Confederation times and heading vibrantly into the future - of playing Shakespeare in Canada. These are the first editions of the plays of William Shakespeare to place key insights from the world's best scholarship alongside the specific contexts associated with a dynamic Canadian tradition of productions and adaptations. Specially research images, never printed before, from a range of Canadian productions of Shakespeare will be featured in every play In additional to a scholarly edition of the playtext complete with original new annotation, these books will include both short introductions by noted scholars and prefaces by well-known Canadians who have experience with Shakespeare. In addition, each play will include act and scene summaries, dramatis personal, and recommended reading/resources.

Reflections Of A Poet S Mind

Author: Edward Wilson
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491888970
File Size: 74,24 MB
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A poetry book meant to inspire readers. The poems sprang from the author’s mind and heart.

Dark Night Of The Soul

Author: St John Of The Cross
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446490912
File Size: 60,63 MB
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St John of the Cross was a 16th century Spanish mystic who wanted to reform Catholicism and encourage the integration of meditative practices by its followers. Because of this, he was locked up by other monks and during his imprisonment he wrote one of the world's most famous spiritual poems Dark Night of the Soul. After his escape, he then wrote a commentary to the poem to explain how to deal with any period when one feels completely cut off from God, and totally uninspired by anything. This is the first time the poem and its commentary have been translated by anyone outside the Catholic Church, and the language is exceptionally contemporary and relevant to our everyday concerns, no matter whether the reader is a Catholic, Buddhist or Muslim - or just having a hard time.

Outta Sbzzz Mind

Author: Sb Waitt
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468550993
File Size: 56,27 MB
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This is my first book containing drawings/cartoons or maybe some can be called an art-toon. All drawings have a story or memory attached with them of fiction or non-fiction Some are funny, strange, weird, eerie or food for thought. I let my brain dribble down to my hand so it could move some ink around on the paper. Id like to believe that this book will inspire others in creating their art and publishing the results of your efforts. There is so much talent out there. What is the gift you have to offer unconditionally without comparing your creations to other artists? Find your style, niche, or desire and draw, doodle, paint, mold, sculpt, design or whatever your medium of art is and produce it for the world to see. Art is wonderful, fun, appealing and life. Art it is all good.

Twelve Moons In One Night

Author: Seamus Guyver
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1496991532
File Size: 51,70 MB
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Twelve Moons in One Night is a reflection of different points reached at various times within a year. A section within the tunnel of the life we must all individually walk down to find the key to the moon inside. From the different white noises within the halls to the time we sit all alone and wonder about the world, people's actions, and views to the way of mankind. Happiness, sadness, and anger fill my mind within these reflecting views of the world outside. Changing different views is a hard concept to discover within ourselves and others. Twelve Moons in One Night is just a collection of my own thoughts from day to day caught within the spirits of the moon. At times we have all sat in the same tunnel of the mind.

The Watch Tower Book Or Readings From The Night Watches Of Advent Etc

Author: Charles William Barnett CLARKE (Dean of Capetown.)
File Size: 52,13 MB
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Dialogues Of The Sleeping Mind

Author: E. L Alban
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457502216
File Size: 31,69 MB
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Solitude, wanderlust, a thirst for love, for life, and for self- knowledge spin themselves into insomnia and drive Maria Diaz, a twenty-six year old Math teacher from Miami into a search for answers, which takes her into her own brain during sleep. It is a magic world where her id, her libido, her muses, and her conscience come alive and reveal her inner self: her agnosticism; her disdain for her overextended virginity; her disillusionment with her career and the curse and blessing of growing up with two cultures in the U.S. But the human brain takes back what it gives. All memory of the night's proceedings is confiscated upon awakening, except for minimal token wisps of dreams. Even so, she manages the Promethean task of bringing to light her dark world of sleep. How she steals the night's forbidden treasures and thus finds balance in her life is her story. The author, born Luis Eduardo Alban in Ecuador, S.A. in 1938, came to Savannah, Georgia in 1952, a city which has been home since then. He received his A.B. and PhD in Economics from the University of Georgia. His professional life has been entirely in academe, teaching Economics, Statistics and Quantitative methods. Since his retirement in 2000 he has traveled extensively in Europe and South America and has pursued his love for languages and literature, publishing poetry in regional literary periodicals and a compilation of short stories about words. This is his first novel. Married for 46 years to JoAnn Cool from Kansas, they now divide their year between Georgia and Kansas. They have two children."


Author: Eluned Summers-Bremner
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 186189564X
File Size: 61,39 MB
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This cultural, historical, and scientific exploration of sleeplessness by Eluned Summers-Bremner begins with the literature of ancient times, and finds its sufferers in prominent texts such as the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Mesopotamian epic Gilgamesh, and the Bible. Moving to Romantic and Gothic literature, she shows how sleeplessness continued to play a large role as the advent of street lighting in the nineteenth century inspired the fantastical blurring of daytime reality and night visions and authors connected insomnia to the ephemeral worlds of nightmares and the sublime. Meanwhile, throughout the ages insomnia has been variously categorized by the medical community as a manifestation of a deeper psychological or physical malady. Today’s medical solutions tend to involve prescription drugs—but, as Insomnia reveals, important questions linger about the role of the pharmaceutical industry and the effectiveness of such treatments. “Summers-Bremner’s account of literary usages of insomnia, from Gilgamesh to Garcia Márquez, is a rich one, sufficient to make the case that insomnia is a recurrent theme in Western culture.”––Wall Street Journal “A whimsical tour of the history of how different cultures have viewed not only insomnia but also the night itself, sleep, dreams, darkness, and activities that occur in the dark.”—New England Journal of Medicine “Summers-Bremner’s excellent account of insomnia shows that the consideration of our waking moments is indicative of the changing ways we think about life.”—Financial Times Magazine

The Headspace Guide To Mindfulness Meditation

Author: Andy Puddicombe
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444722239
File Size: 58,32 MB
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'If you're thinking about trying mindfulness, this is the perfect introduction....I'm grateful to Andy for helping me on this journey.' BILL GATES 'It's kind of genius' EMMA WATSON Feeling stressed about Christmas/Brexit/everthing? Try this... Demystifying meditation for the modern world: an accessible and practical route to improved health, happiness and well being, in as little as 10 minutes. Andy Puddicombe, founder of the celebrated Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation. * Rest an anxious, busy mind * Find greater ease when faced with difficult emotions, thoughts, circumstances * Improve focus and concentration * Sleep better * Achieve new levels of calm and fulfilment. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are well documented and here Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us. First published as Get Some Headspace, this reissue shows you how just 10 minutes of mediation per day can bring about life changing results.

The Dark Night Of The Soul

Author: Saint John of the Cross
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 160206279X
File Size: 70,13 MB
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While spiritual guidance may be simply a comfort to some, it is an absolute necessity to those who would undertake the monumental task of fulfilling the soul's destiny of unity with God. In coming into the presence of the divine Creator, man would find himself infinitely smaller and wholly finite, a crushing blow to the ego, but the necessary process by which one truly becomes communed with God. Proceeding through the forest of human imperfections, St. John of the Cross offers a light in the darkness. A sympathetic guide, this poem and its explication are offered to ease the task of shedding the mental trappings of human existence, and to encourage fortitude in the face of suffering and the detachment of the spirit from the merely imagined self in order to fully become a blessed child of God, ready and able to embrace the glory that entails. Spanish mystic and poet ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS (1542-1591) played a major role in the Catholic Reformation of the 16th century, and produced several renowned writings, including his Spiritual Canticle and Sayings of Love and Peace.

Visions Of The Night

Author: Kelly Bulkeley
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791442838
File Size: 46,72 MB
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This wide-ranging exploration of the spiritual and scientific dimensions of dreaming offers new connections between the ancient wisdom of the world's religious traditions, which have always taught that dreams reveal divine truths, and the recent findings of modern psychological research. Drawing upon philosophy, anthropology, sociology, neurology, literature, and film criticism, the book offers a better understanding of the mysterious complexity and startling creative powers of human dreaming experience. For those interested in gaining new perspectives on dreaming, the powers of the imagination, and the newest frontiers in the dialogue between religion and science, Visions of the Night promises to be a welcome resource.

Night Time Worries

File Size: 55,22 MB
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Part of what keeps people awake at night worrying in the fear that if they don't solve the problem now, they'll forget to think about it the next day. This worry worksheet gives you a way to deal with your nighttime anxiety and ensures you won't forget your concerns, and maybe will help you realize your concerns aren't so serious after all.