A Guide To Body Wisdom

Author: Ann Todhunter Brode
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738757217
Size: 14,56 MB
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Your Body is Listening. Are You? Deepen your spirituality, heal old wounds, and enhance your emotional and physical wellness by engaging in a conversation with your body. This innovative, down-to-earth guide teaches you how to listen to, understand, and work with your body's innate wisdom in everyday living. A Guide to Body Wisdom provides step-by-step instruction on how to create a personalized self-care regimen that works. You'll learn to quiet your mind and live consciously in your body through a variety of practices, including breathwork, mindful eating, meditation, affirmation, and positive habit building. Featuring simple exercises and techniques, as well as a Body IQ quiz, this valuable book helps you end negative thinking, develop intuition, improve relationships, boost creativity and personal power, and much more. Includes a foreword by Judith Aston-Linderoth, creator and director of Aston Kinetics Praise: "While we have learned during the past few decades the importance of emotions and beliefs in health, the body has too often been neglected, or regarded as a mechanical object that sooner or later is doomed to fail. In A Guide to Body Wisdom, Ann Brode gives the body its due by showing how it can function as a source of wisdom and strength in total harmony with the mind. Brode's perspective is long overdue, offering a holistic, balanced view of what it means to be human."—Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind "This book includes a myriad of everyday ways to awaken and experience the body's innate intelligence. It is full of interesting facts, intriguing exercises, and useful strategies."—Risa Kaparo, PhD, somatic psychotherapist, creator of Somatic Learning, and author of Awakening Somatic Intelligence

Sustainable Happiness

Author: Joe Loizzo
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136993193
Size: 11,90 MB
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Today’s greatest health challenges, the so-called diseases of civilization—depression, trauma, obesity, cancer—are now known in large part to reflect our inability to tame stress reflexes gone wild and to empower instead the peaceful, healing and sociable part of our nature that adapts us to civilized life. The same can be said of the economic challenges posed by the stress-reactive cycles of boom and bust, driven by addictive greed and compulsive panic. As current research opens up new horizons of stress-cessation, empathic intelligence, peak performance, and shared happiness, it has also encountered Asian methods of self-healing and interdependence more effective and teachable than any known in the West. Sustainable Happiness is the first book to make Asia’s most rigorous and complete system of contemplative living, hidden for centuries in Tibet, accessible to help us all on our shared journey towards sustainable well-being, altruism, inspiration and happiness.

The Therapist S Notebook For Integrating Spirituality In Counseling I

Author: Karen B. Helmeke
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135884714
Size: 12,46 MB
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Learn to initiate the integration of your clients’ spirituality as an effective practical intervention. A client’s spiritual and religious beliefs can be an effective springboard for productive therapy. How can a therapist sensitively prepare for the task? The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling is the first volume of a comprehensive two-volume resource that provides practical interventions from a wide range of backgrounds and theoretical perspectives. This volume helps prepare clinicians to undertake and initiate the integration of spirituality in therapy with clients and provides easy-to-follow examples. The book provides a helpful starting point to address a broad range of topics and problems. The chapters of The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling are grouped into five sections: Therapist Preparation and Professional Development; Assessment of Spirituality; Integrating Spirituality in Couples Therapy; Specific Techniques and/or Topics Used in Integrating Spirituality; and Use of Scripture, Prayer, and Other Spiritual Practices. Designed to be clinician-friendly, each chapter also includes sections on resources where counselors can learn more about the topic or technique used in the chapter—as well as suggested books, articles, chapters, videos, and Web sites to recommend to clients. Each chapter utilizes similar formatting to remain clear and easy-to-follow that includes objectives, rationale for use, instructions, brief vignette, suggestions for follow-up, contraindications, references, professional readings and resources, and bibliotherapy sources for the client. The first volume of The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling helps set a solid foundation and provides comprehensive instruction on: ethically incorporating spirituality into the therapeutic setting professional disclosure building a spiritual referral source through local clergy assessment of spirituality the spirituality-focused genogram using spirituality in couples therapy helping couples face career transitions dealing with shame addiction recovery the use of scripture and prayer overcoming trauma in Christian clients and much more! The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling is a stimulating, creative resource appropriate for any clinician or counselor, from novices to experienced mental health professionals. This first volume is perfect for pastoral counselors, clergy, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, Christian counselors, educators who teach professional issues, ethics, counseling, and multicultural issues, and students.

Your Yoga Bodymap For Vitality

Author: Jenny Beeken
Editor: Polair Publishing
ISBN: 0954538919
Size: 13,29 MB
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Your Yoga Bodymap is a new concept among yoga manuals: it focuses on your living, breathing, moving body - joint by joint and limb by limb. Jenny Beeken is an exceptional teacher, renowned across the world for her focus on body awareness. For different parts of your body, the most relevant postures are taught in detail. Easy to follow instructions and stop action photographs almost guarantee success. All students, from complete beginners to the more knowledgeable student, will gain special insights from this new approach. You will feel more alive, more flexible. Sporting performance should improve, while those with illnesses or infirmities can learn what poses might bring help and aid recovery. If the philosophy of yoga is to make your body come alive, then Your Yoga Bodymap is your passport to vitality.

The Miracle Of Mindfulness

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807012440
Size: 19,49 MB
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In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.

The American Yoga Association Beginner S Manual Fully Revised And Updated

Author: Alice Christensen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743223683
Size: 15,86 MB
Format: PDF
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Now fully revised and updated with all new photographs and revised text, this essential step-by-step guide provides students with the information and guidance they need to learn Yoga safely and effectively. The American Yoga Association has set the standard for yoga instruction for more than thirty years. Its classic Beginner's Manual has sold close to 100,000 copies nationwide since its release in 1987. Now fully revised and updated with all new photographs and revised text, this essential step-by-step guide provides students with the information and guidance they need to learn yoga safely and effectively. Now that there are an estimated 18 million yoga enthusiasts in the United States, this influential resource is poised to inspire a whole new generation of students to discover the myriad physical and spiritual benefits of practicing yoga.

Performing Under Pressure

Author: Hendrie Weisinger
Editor: Crown Business
ISBN: 0804136734
Size: 18,39 MB
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Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena. In Performing Under Pressure, Drs. Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short term and long term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure. Performing Under Pressure tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. Despite sports mythology, no one "rises to the occasion" under pressure and does better than they do in practice. The reality is pressure makes us do worse, and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance. Performing Under Pressure draws on research from over 12,000 people, and features the latest research from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers, Navy SEALS, Olympic and other elite athletes, and others. It offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to better excel in whatever we do. Whether you’re a corporate manager, a basketball player, or a student preparing for the SAT, Performing Under Pressure will help you to do your best when it matters most.

Balancing Your Body

Author: Mary Bond
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892816422
Size: 17,32 MB
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Regaining body balance and easing tension. Shows healthy patterns of posture and movement.

Free Your Breath Free Your Life

Author: Dennis Lewis
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834824124
Size: 11,25 MB
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This book will show you how being aware of your breathing can have a profound impact on your physical and emotional health in a most positive way. Whether you are interested in stress reduction, easing a chronic breathing problem, or exploring the more spiritual aspects of breathing practice, this illustrated guide will provide you with practical, simple exercises to calm, energize, and generally enhance your sense of well-being. The author, Dennis Lewis, also shows how becoming more conscious of your breathing can reveal a lot about your self-image and help you deal more effectively with difficult emotions and situations.

Change Your Mind Change Your Body Change Your Life

Author: Bobbi Zemo
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 159858278X
Size: 20,36 MB
Format: PDF
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We cannot treat our bodies like a trash disposal and expect them to be healthy and protect us from germs and disease. That is not the truth and it should not be anyone's reality. Nutrition is about balance and picking foods that give your body what it needs to be healthy and energized. I have come to realize that mind/body consciousness is one of the most important things we need in order to live a healthy life. Being in touch with your body, having a mind/body connection is vital to healthy eating, a good exercise program and overall physical and mental health. Pilates teaches you to attach all of your movements to your core, which is the strongest part of your body. Pilates teaches you to be present in mind, body and spirit. Pilates is a lifestyle founded on principles that will help you feel better, make better choices and enjoy life fully. Pilates is a daily process to Health. I have been teaching fitness classes for 12 years and Pilates is the best thing I have seen in those twelve years. This book makes it easy for you to workout whether you are a beginner or advanced. This book has a beginners workout and a complete intermediate mat pilates workout routine. You are given modifications and variations to help make it work for your level. There are over 100 pictures to help guide you through the workout and ensure you are performing the movements correctly.