The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself
Author: Norman Doidge
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780143113102
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brain That Changes Itself Book Excerpt:

A new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychoanalyst Doidge traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed--people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.--From publisher description.

The Brain s Way of Healing

The Brain s Way of Healing
Author: Norman Doidge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 9780141980805
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brain s Way of Healing Book Excerpt:

'This is a book of miracles. Fascinating... An absorbing compendium of unlikely recoveries from physical and mental ailments offers evidence that the brain can heal... brings Oliver Sacks to mind' Lisa Appignanesi, Observer The Brain's Way of Healing explores the astonishing advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing, only recently uncovered. Norman Doidge discusses a series of remarkable recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain injury, autism or learning disorders are reversed. He also shows how the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60%. Using stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain's performance.

Summary of Norman Doidge s The Brain That Changes Itself by Swift Reads

Summary of Norman Doidge   s The Brain That Changes Itself by Swift Reads
Author: Swift Reads
Publsiher: Swift Reads
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Norman Doidge s The Brain That Changes Itself by Swift Reads Book Excerpt:

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (2007) by psychiatrist Norman Doidge explores breakthroughs in neuroscience regarding plasticity, or the brain’s ability to change. Doidge shares inspiring stories of the work done by what he calls “neuroplasticians”—neuroscientists who are pioneering new methods for optimizing brain function... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Get Up and Keep Going

Get Up and Keep Going
Author: Garett Guenot
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-11-23
ISBN: 1460297032
Category: Adaptability (Psychology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Get Up and Keep Going Book Excerpt:

A guide to overcoming suffering and loss and moving forward in your life in a postive way.

The Science of Story

The Science of Story
Author: Sean Prentiss,Nicole Walker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1350083909
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Story Book Excerpt:

Bringing together a diverse range of writers, The Science of Story is the first book to ask the question: what can contemporary brain science teach us about the art and craft of creative nonfiction writing? Drawing on the latest developments in cognitive neuroscience the book sheds new light on some of the most important elements of the writer's craft, from perspective and truth to emotion and metaphor. The Science of Story explores such questions as: · Why do humans tell stories? · How do we remember and misremember our lives - and what does this mean for storytelling? · What is the value of writing about trauma? · How do stories make us laugh, or cry, make us angry or triumphant? Contributors: Nancer Ballard, Mike Branch, Frank Bures, J.T. Bushnell, Katharine Coles, Christopher Cokinos, Alison Hawthorne Deming, David Lazar, Lawrence Lenhart, Alan Lightman, Dave Madden, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Richard Powers, Sean Prentiss, Julie Wittes Schlack, Valerie Sweeney Prince, Ira Sukrungruang, Nicole Walker, Wendy S. Walters, Marco Wilkinson, Amy Wright.

Central Sensitization and Sensitivity Syndromes

Central Sensitization and Sensitivity Syndromes
Author: Amy Titani
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN: 1476627800
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Central Sensitization and Sensitivity Syndromes Book Excerpt:

Millions of people experience symptoms of central sensitization (CS) and central sensitivity syndromes (CSS) such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivities. Yet many lack diagnoses, education and resources. Without proper support, some patients may become withdrawn, suffering needlessly and possibly developing mental illness. Covering the syndromes within the context of central sensitization (CS), this book provides candid personal experience, strategies for symptom management, and suggested methods for coping and long-term healing, with easy-to-understand science.

Change Leadership in Emerging Markets

Change Leadership in Emerging Markets
Author: Caren Brenda Scheepers,Sonja Swart
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN: 3030408469
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change Leadership in Emerging Markets Book Excerpt:

Based on neuroscience research, this book presents and demonstrates a 'Ten Enablers' model as a framework to help change leaders successfully lead and manage change. It focuses on the execution of change processes within volatile and challenging emerging markets with high growth potential. The book first presents the organizational development and change research on which the model is based, and discusses the basic neuroscience principles. It then introduces a systematic model of the ten enablers, taking readers through the process of change, from considering the ethos prior to embarking on it, including engagement of stakeholders, up to the final phase, where change leaders exit the process or the organization. It highlights this circular process through several step-by-step illustrations, supported by examples from emerging markets. Further, it includes neuroscience research and principles to help leaders understand and manage change in themselves and others. This well-researched and practical book is a valuable resource for students and professionals alike.

The Best in Us

The Best in Us
Author: Cleve Stevens
Publsiher: Beaufort Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-07-02
ISBN: 0825306205
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best in Us Book Excerpt:

In our hyper-connected world of instant information and democratic openness, companies that continue to neglect their community are poised for failure. Hope for a healthy economy can be found in the untapped talent of our people—and in a commitment to excellence as the means for awakening that talent. In The Best in Us, leadership expert and social ethicist Dr. Cleve Stevens offers a daring and radical new take on leading that emphasizes the rigorous development of leaders and followers. The new approach, called transforming integrative leadership, or simply transformative leadership, is a compelling, highly effective step-by-step process. Dr. Stevens shows what the transformative organization looks like and how the intended growth for the individual, the organization, and the bottom line is achieved.

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

The Shallows  What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Author: Nicholas Carr
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 0393358003
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize “This is a book to shake up the world.” —Ann Patchett Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media.

Leadership for Social Change and Development

Leadership for Social Change and Development
Author: Cornelia C. Walther
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2021-09-18
ISBN: 3030762254
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership for Social Change and Development Book Excerpt:

The book offers perspectives from change makers. It is intended to inspire readers to get involved in the pursuit of social transformation. The objective of is to make the causes and consequences, and the added value, of inclusive social change tangible. Using real life stories that draw on the power of the human being to inspire by example, BeingChange shows that ‘purpose for power’ is not a platitude, but a principle that favors both subjective wellbeing and social progress. The selected of formal and informal agents of change show why meaning is the undercurrent of genuine empowerment, and the main ingredient of sustainable development. The goal in sharing these stories is twofold, 1) Illustrate that no matter WHO and WHERE you are, and what you have, it is possible to align your life-long aspirations and every-day actions, and 2) Inspire readers to get started (or accelerate) their quest for purpose by identifying and pursuing what matters most to them. A network of likeminded thinkers and doers, connected by the shared belief that the World must not be accepted as a given, is growing around the world. Everyone is welcome to shift their perspective from passive to active and join.

The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum

The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum
Author: Jeanette Purkis,Emma Goodall,Jane Nugent
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-03-21
ISBN: 1784501956
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum Book Excerpt:

Filled with strategies and advice, this empowering guide presents practical ways to improve the mental wellbeing of people on the Autism Spectrum. This helpful guide focusses on the specific difficulties that can arise for people on the autism spectrum who may also experience a mental illness. The book includes information on common mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, as well as strategies for improving sleep patterns and mindfulness. Providing guidance on the benefits and drawbacks of therapy pets, medication, and psychotherapy, the authors offer balanced perspectives on treatment options and introduce self-help strategies tailored to meet your needs and improve your mental wellbeing. A number of short personal narratives from people on the autism spectrum and mental health issues illustrate the text. The book also includes a list of resources, books and organisations that can provide further support and inspiration.

The Bullied Brain

The Bullied Brain
Author: Ph. D Fraser
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-04-15
ISBN: 1633887790
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bullied Brain Book Excerpt:

Why do we say we have zero tolerance for bullying, but adult society is rife with it and it is an epidemic among children? Because the injuries that all forms of bullying and abuse do to brains are invisible. We ignore them, fail to heal them, and they become cyclical and systemic. Bullying and abuse are at the source of much misery in our lives. Because we are not taught about our brains, let alone how much they are impacted by bullying and abuse, we do not have a way to avoid this misery, heal our scars, or restore our health. In The Bullied Brain readers learn about the evidence doctors, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and neuroscientists have gathered, that shows the harm done by bullying and abuse to your brain, and how you can be empowered to protect yourself and all others. Not only is it critically important to discover how much your mental health is contingent on what has sculpted and shaped the world inside your head, it is also the first step in learning ways to recover. While your brain is vulnerable to bullying and abuse, it is at the same time remarkably adept at repairing all kinds of traumas and injuries. The first part of The Bullied Brain outlines what the research shows bullying and abuse do to your brain. The second part of the book, "The Stronger Brain" provides case studies of adults and children who have undergone focused training to heal their neurological scars and restore their health. These accessible and practical lessons can be integrated into your life. Strengthening your brain acts as an effective antidote to the bullying and abuse that are rampant in society. Foreword by Dr. Michael Merzenich, "the father of neuroplasticity," and he also contributes his knowledge, insights, and research in The Bullied Brain to help show you how to empower your brain to fulfill its power and potential.

A Practice Beyond Cultural Humility

A Practice Beyond Cultural Humility
Author: Claudia Grauf-Grounds,Tina Schermer Sellers,Scott A. Edwards,Hee-Sun Cheon,Don Macdonald,Shawn Whitney,Peter M. Rivera
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-03-23
ISBN: 1000039501
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practice Beyond Cultural Humility Book Excerpt:

A Practice Beyond Cultural Humility offers specific guidance to support students and practitioners in providing on-going, culturally-attuned professional care. The book introduces a multicultural diversity-training model named the ORCA-Stance, an intentional practice which brings together four core components: Openness, Respect, Curiosity, and Accountability. Drawing from an array of influences, it showcases work with common clinical populations in a variety of contexts, from private practice to international organizations. Each clinical chapter offers a brief review of information relevant to the population discussed, followed by a case study using the ORCA-Stance, and a summary of recommended best practices. In each case, the practice of the ORCA-Stance is shown to allow relationships to become more culturally sensitive and, therefore, more effective. A Practice Beyond Cultural Humility provides practical examples, research, and wisdom that can be applied in day-to-day clinical work and will be valuable reading for a wide-range of mental health students and clinicians who seek to continue their professional development.

The Conqueress

The Conqueress
Author: Dr. Marcy Buehler
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 1982267429
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conqueress Book Excerpt:

“Dr. Marcy Buehler prefaces her insightful self-help book The Conqueress by admitting something that will ring true for many: she took the world by storm in her youth even if it meant learning the hard way, but secretly, she felt deeply insecure. Her life steamrolled along with bravado in spite of this inconvenient fact until she experienced “The Fall,” losing what seemed to be everything of value — her husband, her financial success, and her prized possessions. Suddenly left face to face with her inner self, the blithe lack of self-awareness she clung to when things were easy turns to inescapable anguish. With a daughter to support, Dr. Marcy B determines to do the hard work of enduring, and eventually thriving, with a little help from an intrinsic spark of life she calls “The Conqueress.” To better herself, and inspire her daughter, she embarks on a transformative journey towards “allowing the intuitive voice of the Conqueress to guide the course of my life.” Dr. Marcy B proclaims that she’s done sacrificing her integrity and wants to “let go of the messages, standards, and opinions of others. There is no other choice.” Her shift is miraculous, having successfully recovered from the gamut: divorce, codependency, addiction, low self-worth, and eating disorders. So listen up because she’s prepared to teach us her ways. A transformational yoga experience led her to India and played a significant role in her spiritual awakening. Meanwhile, she’s equally comfortable dissecting neuroplasticity or “the ability of the physical brain to actually rewire itself and build new neural pathways.” This balance between the abstract and the practical makes for an enjoyable yet functional read, one that serves as both an inspirational text and a workbook. The doctor is in to disprove “the notion that one cannot be both scientific and spiritual,” and it’s a hopeful concept. They unite mightily to create a game plan for renewal that she calls the FEATs approach: Feel, Explore, Acceptance, Transform. Dr. Marcy B is a pro at outlines, so her book is structured handily. She identifies four necessary shifts for transformation to take hold: Physical, Psychological, Social, and Spiritual and integrates the use of light, sound, vibration, movement, and imagery throughout the book. These latter components help restore homeostasis, aka the stability and balance of your body’s systems. Note the plentiful scientific terms and evidence peppered throughout. While Dr. Marcy B says that “my most profound experiences of spiritual knowledge served as a reminder to trust myself - to always trust myself,” her engagement with a solid factual foundation allows us to trust her too. Additionally, she writes in an extremely accessible style, presenting lessons that are easily understood but speak volumes. Like a gentle therapist, (therapy is something she sincerely encourages by the way) she offers kind, empathetic advice backed by years of study. I’m sure you’ve heard that people are onions. Dr. Marcy B takes that metaphor and runs with it, describing our journey as peeling back four layers through the application of FEATs. The first layer contains tools of mindfulness, breath and meditation, and a breakdown of each. She even provides a soothing meditation script. In layer two, when we explore, we start getting to the sources of “fear-based messages and false and limiting beliefs.” She again introduces tools, one being journaling. To those of you who sit and exasperatedly stare at a blank notebook page, never fear; our author gives directions to optimize the experience and make the most of this potentially powerful tool. Layer three, Acceptance, is a tricky one. After all, the author herself had a plan for her perfect life that she had to relinquish. Naturally, a little perspective shift and some incorporation of gratitude didn’t hurt, but she has still more tips and tricks up her sleeve. The final layer, Transform, utilizes imagery and visualizations to narrow in on that inner Conqueress. Dr. Marcy B details her own “unfolding,” and assures us that we too “now have the Tools to transform your life. The outcome will exceed your wildest dreams. Trust the Conqueress to know how to achieve them.” Closing The Conqueress, the reader indeed has plenty to work with and work towards; the journey is led by a sincerely gifted guide in Dr. Marcy Buehler. ” BookTrib, 2021

Unlocking Greatness

Unlocking Greatness
Author: Charlie Harary,Mark Dagostino
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN: 1623369762
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocking Greatness Book Excerpt:

A guide to successfully getting the life you want by changing your perspective and discovering your ideal self. More often than not, our own mental obstacles are holding us back from the joy, fulfillment, and meaning that we all crave, but by retooling our perspectives, we gain the ability to see the path toward the life we truly desire. Charlie Harary, business executive, professor, speaker, and radio host, combines the wisdom of science, spirituality, and personal growth in practical and understandable terms so you can take the life you have and make it the life you want. Everyone has the extraordinary capacity to transform their life. And it’s easier to do than you might think—in order to get what you want, to achieve that sense of greater life satisfaction, all you need to do is learn how to best use the resources you already have. Based on the latest research into the brain’s neuroplasticity, analysis of ancient wisdom, and exploration of the practices of today’s greatest achievers, he offers guidance and inspiration so you can break through the clutter and confusion of your life and find your true purpose.

Too Flexible to Feel Good

Too Flexible to Feel Good
Author: Celest Pereira,Adell Bridges
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 1628604174
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Flexible to Feel Good Book Excerpt:

Hypermobility affects a whopping 10 to 25 percent of the population (meaning it's more common than being left-handed, standing over six feet tall, or having a third nipple), and it can cause symptoms ranging from minor discomfort to debilitating pain. In this epic new book, fitness experts Adell Bridges and Celest Pereira redefine how to manage hypermobility, providing a practical roadmap that will enable you to harness your bendiness and feel fantastic.

The Brain s Way of Healing

The Brain   s Way of Healing
Author: Norman Doidge
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN: 1846144256
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brain s Way of Healing Book Excerpt:

The Brain's Way of Healing explores the astonishing advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing, only recently uncovered. Norman Doidge discusses a series of remarkable recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain injury, autism or learning disorders are reversed. He also shows how the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60%. Using stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain's performance.

The Shallows

The Shallows
Author: Nicholas Carr
Publsiher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1848878834
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shallows Book Excerpt:

'Boldly reactionary... What looks like feast, Carr argues, may be closer to famine' Sunday Times 'Chilling' The Economist In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology. This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioural effects of smartphones and social media.

It Didn t Start with You

It Didn t Start with You
Author: Mark Wolynn
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN: 1101980370
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Didn t Start with You Book Excerpt:

A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our brains—but in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. The latest scientific research, now making headlines, supports what many have long intuited—that traumatic experience can be passed down through generations. It Didn’t Start with You builds on the work of leading experts in post-traumatic stress, including Mount Sinai School of Medicine neuroscientist Rachel Yehuda and psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score. Even if the person who suffered the original trauma has died, or the story has been forgotten or silenced, memory and feelings can live on. These emotional legacies are often hidden, encoded in everything from gene expression to everyday language, and they play a far greater role in our emotional and physical health than has ever before been understood. As a pioneer in the field of inherited family trauma, Mark Wolynn has worked with individuals and groups on a therapeutic level for over twenty years. It Didn’t Start with You offers a pragmatic and prescriptive guide to his method, the Core Language Approach. Diagnostic self-inventories provide a way to uncover the fears and anxieties conveyed through everyday words, behaviors, and physical symptoms. Techniques for developing a genogram or extended family tree create a map of experiences going back through the generations. And visualization, active imagination, and direct dialogue create pathways to reconnection, integration, and reclaiming life and health. It Didn’t Start With You is a transformative approach to resolving longstanding difficulties that in many cases, traditional therapy, drugs, or other interventions have not had the capacity to touch.

The Write to Happiness

The Write to Happiness
Author: Samantha Shad
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN: 164279810X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Write to Happiness Book Excerpt:

The author of Write Through the Crisis teaches how to craft better stories and how writing can improve the writer’s mind and their life. The Write to Happiness is a miraculous tool that helps writers change their lives in the direction they choose. With this book, author Samantha Shad teaches self-help enthusiasts and writers how to create great stories and how writing can change their life for the better, whether it is the main focal point or not. Samantha shows writers how the process for positively changing the brain and the process for writing a great story are the same. The Write to Happiness teaches story structure from the professionals to help writers understand the power of storytelling, while also teaching them: · why gossiping is central to their existence · how forgetting gives meaning · why memory is a myth · what happens in your brain when you read and when you write Now you will be able to simultaneously change your life and tell your story. Praise for The Write to Happiness “Put Samantha Shad’s book at the top of your reading list. Not just because of the masterfully delivered scientific data that demonstrates how the act of writing can provide solace for heart, body, and soul, but especially for the hard-won wisdom that teaches how we can all manifest the confidence to create conscious choice in our lives.”—Georgia Jeffries, author, screenwriter, and professor, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts “An intelligent, thoughtful, and thoroughly entertaining presentation of the best strategies and tactics for crafting the best stories.”—Carl Nordgren, author of Becoming a Creative Genius (again)