Description : Reading Maggie Scarf’s groundbreaking new book could change your life. In Secrets, Lies, Betrayals, the bestselling author of Unfinished Business, Intimate Partners, and Intimate Worlds brilliantly explores how the body holds on to painful episodes from the past—including secrets we may be keeping even from ourselves—and how we can release them to live freer, healthier lives. The body has a unique memory system, in which early trauma and deeply buried feelings become woven into the fabric of our physical being. Certain events can trigger these body memories, which may then manifest themselves symptomatically—as persistent anger, mood swings, headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue. These echoes from the past also cause destructive patterns in our lives and relationships. Why does a beautiful, successful woman like Claudia seek out abusive, explosively tense relationships in which she is forced to hide the truth about herself? Why does the presence of a strange woman’s name in her husband’s cell phone directory make Karen feel physically ill, to the point where she cannot get through her daily life? And why does the author herself experience painful physical symptoms when she wrestles with contradictory memories of her mother? Exploring these and other personal narratives, Scarf reveals how the body, through its neurobiological systems, retains some of life’s most important experiences—and describes how new power therapies, such as reprocessing and psychomotor, have had immediate results where traditional therapies have had a lower success rate. Grounded in recent breakthroughs in mind/body science and drawing on Scarf’s personal experiences, this book is a masterpiece of research, analysis, and insight into the human psyche, and into human life. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : Reyna crosses subject boundaries to deal with topics of culture, the social, the brain, mind, causality, anthropological and social theory, so will be a resource for many different students.
Description : Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of Wheat Belly and Grain Brain that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and body. We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut—the decision we made because it “felt right”; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling when we’re stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the microbiome—the microorganisms that live inside us—communicate with one another. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, executive director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health. The Mind-Gut Connection shows how to keep the brain-gut communication clear and balanced to: • heal the gut by focusing on a plant-based diet • balance the microbiome by consuming fermented foods and probiotics, fasting, and cutting out sugar and processed foods • promote weight loss by detoxifying and creating healthy digestion and maximum nutrient absorption • boost immunity and prevent the onset of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s • generate a happier mindset and reduce fatigue, moodiness, anxiety, and depression • prevent and heal GI disorders such as leaky gut syndrome, food sensitivities and allergies, and IBS, as well as digestive discomfort such as heartburn and bloating • and much more.
Description : Edgar Cayces rare mind tuned to the Universal Mind gives us extraordinary insights into the power of our own minds. In this fascinating book, Cayce illustrates how thoughts are things, that may become crimes or miracles in our lives. He explains how by changing our thinking patterns, we can change our life for the better. He also gives a unique view into our mind at sleepdescribing the influences motivating our dreams and visions, and showing us how to better interpret them. He clarifies why the dreaming mind is so much more important to us than we realize. He also addresses the need to move away from a too self-centered consciousness, opening up to a larger consciousness with powerful intuition and precognition.
Description : A cutting-edge, research-based inquiry into how we influence those around us and how understanding the brain can help us change minds for the better. In The Influential Mind, neuroscientist Tali Sharot takes us on a thrilling exploration of the nature of influence. We all have a duty to affect others—from the classroom to the boardroom to social media. But how skilled are we at this role, and can we become better? It turns out that many of our instincts—from relying on facts and figures to shape opinions, to insisting others are wrong or attempting to exert control—are ineffective, because they are incompatible with how people’s minds operate. Sharot shows us how to avoid these pitfalls, and how an attempt to change beliefs and actions is successful when it is well-matched with the core elements that govern the human brain. Sharot reveals the critical role of emotion in influence, the weakness of data and the power of curiosity. Relying on the latest research in neuroscience, behavioral economics and psychology, the book provides fascinating insight into the complex power of influence, good and bad.
Description : This exciting and innovative book assists health practitioners in understanding the sexual diversity that now occurs in therapeutic consultations. The Internet with its anonymity and easy accessibility to all forms of sexuality and sexual behaviour, including cybersex, has enabled individuals to be more open and explorative in their sexual repertoire than ever before. Therefore, therapists can find themselves working with clients presenting issues of sexual diversity and sexual offending, with the latter mistakenly being confused as synonymous with the former. With this book, researchers and clinicians have the opportunity to explore aspects of diverse sexual practice with which they may be unfamiliar. This allows them to have confidence in understanding the issues being addressed in the consulting room, and to know when the client may be crossing a line into illegal sexual behaviour. In this way, the method of therapy offered can be both more appropriate and more beneficial for the diverse lifestyles encountered in contemporary society.The book is divided into three sections: 'Walking the line', 'Pushing the line', and 'Crossing the line' - 'the line' essentially being social or legal mores, and how people's sexual practices can get them into difficulties, hence the need for a therapist at all.Part 1 normalises diversity issues as being more than just LGBT issues and elaborates these when men have sex with men, women have sex with women, and trangendered individuals struggle to find their own path. It includes discussion on BDSM issues within all sexuality realms, the use of toys and films for sex, and the desire for sex during terminal illness.Part 2 moves into greyer areas of pushing the line, to cover two aspects of paying for sex: one from a sex worker, and one from a therapeutic surrogate partner. It also elaborates on how the highs and lows of sex via the internet can straddle all three sections of this book.The last section covers therapeutic working with individuals who have crossed the line, and who need compassionate help and support as a consequence. Chapters cover individuals who have sex with animals, and adolescents and adults with a sexual interest in children, their therapeutic support, and help for the forensic law enforcement officers who have to investigate them.This book has an international authorship of highly respected therapists: Glyn Hudson Allez, M.P. Baretta, Mary Clegg, Juliet Grayson, Paula Hall, Jacob Jacobson, Marty Klein, John Lenkiewicz, Ari Istar Lev, JoAnn Loulan, Nomi Pitch, Shai Rotem, Mark Schoen, Peter Wells, & Stenio de Cassio Zequi.