Description : When I feel like I'm losing it, how do I stop the rollercoaster? We all want to feel in control - to feel good, reduce pain, and take pleasure in our lives. All too often, though, we end up instead with one of the most destructive afflictions of modern life: stress - or, more accurately, distress. Not all stress is harmful, in fact some is positively beneficial and essential to our survival and happiness - the good stress. Effective control and stress management is about handling life in ways that help us minimise distress while capitalising on the benefits of good stress. In the rational step-by-step manner that characterises his previous books, Wayne Froggatt applies the highly effective method of cognitive-behaviour therapy to explain: ? why human beings experience loss of control ? what stress really is ? the 12 principles of personal control and stress management ? a set of practical skills to take control and make stress work for you. By following his methods, you will be able to diagnose your own stress and develop powerful strategies for making the most of whatever life throws at you. Wayne Froggatt is the author of two other internationally successful books, FearLess and Choose to be Happy, and has written previously on this topic in GoodStress: the life that can be yours. the Executive Director of the New Zealand Centre for Cognitive Behaviour therapy and an Associate Fellow of New York's Albert Ellis Institute, he specialises in health counselling and psychotherapy and lectures in cognitive-behaviour therapy at the Eastern Institute of technology.
Description : Happiness isn't the too-brief rush that comes from getting something you've wanted—it's the lasting great feeling that comes from becoming someone you want to be..... And someone others want to be with, too. No matter where you start, Happy can help you improve your life and permanently alter your happiness set point. Dr. Ian has inspired millions to lose weight. In counseling dieters, Smith learned that while achieving hard-fought and worthy goals can help make a person happy, even these real accomplishments aren't what make happiness stick. In Happy, Ian Smith presents a program that motivates readers to understand the behaviors and mind-sets that work and last, including: --How to be optimistic --Why optimism and realism are not opposites --How to get outside yourself --The importance of family and community --Why involvement leads to contentment --Shedding the treadmill mentality of getting and spending --Tapping the power of simple pleasures --Mastering modern life to live in the moment --What we can learn from the Danish people --How to be, not just to do Happy is a life-changing book from one of America's most trusted voices.
Description : John Shackleton challenges anyone to live to 100, and to get there happily, healthy and full of zest to last another 100 years. Part autobiography, this top athlete discovered he was faster at the age of 50 than he had been years earlier during international championship swimming meets and trials for commonwealth games contention. He' personally looks far younger than his 50+ years, and has taken on fatherhood late in life (two sons aged 4 & 2), and loves to prove that life is indeed for living and enjoying and there's no room for excuses by anyone who thinks otherwise.
Description : “If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be Delivered from Distraction.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD. As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover • whether ADD runs in families • new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations • the links between ADD and other conditions • how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths • the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone • exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle • how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD • sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them • strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read. Praise for Delivered from Distraction “The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine “A deeply wise and truly helpful book, written with frankness, humor, and tremendous empathy.”—Perri Klass, M.D., co-author of Quirky Kids
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