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How Our Emotions and Bodies are Vital for Abstract Thought

How Our Emotions and Bodies are Vital for Abstract Thought

Perfect Mathematics for Imperfect Minds

  • Author: Anna Sverdlik
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351344757
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 218
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If mathematics is the purest form of knowledge, the perfect foundation of all the hard sciences, and a uniquely precise discipline, then how can the human brain, an imperfect and imprecise organ, process mathematical ideas? Is mathematics made up of eternal, universal truths? Or, as some have claimed, could mathematics simply be a human invention, a kind of tool or metaphor? These questions are among the greatest enigmas of science and epistemology, discussed at length by mathematicians, physicians, and philosophers. But, curiously enough, neuroscientists have been absent in the debate, even though it is precisely the field of neuroscience—which studies the brain’s mechanisms for thinking and reasoning—that ought to be at the very center of these discussions. How our Emotions and Bodies are Vital for Abstract Thought explores the unique mechanisms of cooperation between the body, emotions, and the cortex, based on fundamental physical principles. It is these mechanisms that help us to overcome the limitations of our physiology and allow our imperfect, human brains to make transcendent mathematical discoveries. This book is written for anyone who is interested in the nature of abstract thought, including mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Healing Presence

Healing Presence

The Essence of Nursing, Second Edition

  • Author: JoEllen Goertz Koerner, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826107559
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 344
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Praise for the Previous Edition: "...represents an act of passion for the profession....The work's value comes from its integration of scientific, creative, and spiritual philosophies as a core context for the complex nurse-patient interaction involved in the promotion of a healing environment....Recommended." —Choice At the center of professional nursing lies the "authentic presence" of the nurse -- the intention and commitment that brings us to the profession, and unfolds as we develop as nurses. In this new edition, JoEllen Koerner explores the intersection of scientific, creative, and spiritual ways of knowing that inform and inspire this "healing presence" in caregiver and patient. Revised, updated, and refocused, the book integrates traditional nursing practice with cutting-edge alternative and integrative medicine. The author expands our' awareness of Allopathic and alternative ways of healing as rooted in Native Healing practices. The book also explores new models for transpersonal caring through the lens of philosophy, spirituality, and complexity science. It is a profoundly important resource for nurse educators, students, and practitioners. Key features: Presents the Nursing Triad model: nurse as scientist, artist, and healing presence Examines the bioenergetic body-the "five bodies" that comprise our being and infuse our becoming Discusses the physiology and philosophy behind healing presence Analyzes the healing process between nurse and patient, from embracing suffering to transcending polarities and enhancing capacity

How the Mind Uses the Brain

How the Mind Uses the Brain

To Move the Body and Image the Universe

  • Author: Ralph Ellis,Natika Newton
  • Publisher: Open Court
  • ISBN: 0812697111
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 352
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The nature of consciousness and the relationship between the mind and brain have become the most hotly debated topics in philosophy. This book explains and argues for a new approach called enactivism. Enactivism maintains that consciousness and all subjective thoughts and feelings arise from an organism's attempts to use its environment in the service of purposeful action. The authors admit that their perspective presents many problems: How does one distinguish real action from reaction? Is it scientifically acceptable to say that the whole organism can use its parts, instead of being a mere summation of their separate mechanical reactions? What about the danger that this analysis will imply that physical systems fail to be "causally closed"? How the Mind Uses the Brain tries to answer these questions and represents a sharp break with tradition, arguing that consciousness and emotions are aspects of an organism's ongoing self-organizational activity, driving information-processing rather than merely responding to it.

The Psyche in Chinese Medicine E-Book

The Psyche in Chinese Medicine E-Book

Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

  • Author: Giovanni Maciocia
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702047775
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 688
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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

Compendium of Metaphysics Ii

Compendium of Metaphysics Ii

The Human Being—Emotional, Lower Mental, and Spiritual Bodies

  • Author: Adriana Balthazar
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1504381173
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 92
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As part of the process of spiritual growth, we must work on the purification and refinement of our different vibrational bodies. In order to purify and evolve our emotional body, we must remain vigilant to expose our habitual emotional patterns and thus become able to change the old recordings that are impressed on our etheric body. Also, we must learn new ways of dealing with negative emotions, how to stimulate positive emotions, and how to remain in balance by making this body sensitive to the guidance of our soul. Our work to purify and develop our mental body involves developing intelligence, cultivating moral capacity, encouraging new attitudes, developing correct discernment, reprogramming the subconscious mind, periodically silencing the mind, practicing abstract thinking, and learning to dispel illusions. The human spiritual bodies (atma, buddhi, and manas with the soul extension) emanate from the human monad or divine spark. A persons aura is formed by the aggregate of all human subtle bodies and their radiations. The interaction among the three lower bodies, the chakra system, and the soul extension determines what we call good health or ill health. To maintain good health, we must learn to purify our lower bodies, balance the sacred elements, allow the free flow of vital energy through the chakra system, and live in total harmony with the universal laws of nature and spirit.

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

  • Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110163152X
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 336
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In this New York Times–bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

Mindfulness at Work For Dummies

Mindfulness at Work For Dummies

  • Author: Shamash Alidina,Juliet Adams
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118727975
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 400
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Master your mind, manage stress and boost your productivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audio download contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improve working behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns… with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day How organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities

The Face of Emotion

The Face of Emotion

How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships

  • Author: Eric Finzi, MD
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1137333391
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 240
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William Shakespeare famously wrote that "a face is like a book," and common wisdom has it that our faces reveal our deep-seated emotions. But what if the reverse were also true? What if our facial expressions set our moods instead of revealing them? What if there were actual science to support the exhortation, "smile, be happy?" Dermatologic surgeon Eric Finzi has been studying that question for nearly two decades, and in this ground breaking book he marshals evidence suggesting that our facial expressions are not secondary to, but rather a central driving force of, our emotions. Based on clinical experience and original research, Dr. Finzi shows how changing a person's face not only affects their relationships with others but also with themselves. In his studies using Botox, he has shown how inhibiting the frown of clinically depressed patients leads many to experience relief. This work is a dramatic departure from the neuroscience-based thinking on emotions that tends to view emotions solely as the result of neurotransmitters in the brain. Part absorbing medical narrative, part think piece on the nature of emotion, this is a bold call for us to rethink the causes of unhappiness.

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY MARCH 1992

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY MARCH 1992

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Fascinating World of Dreams

Fascinating World of Dreams

  • Author: Vinay Mohan Sharma
  • Publisher: Pustak Mahal
  • ISBN: 8122306705
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 144
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Emotionale Intelligenz 2.0

Emotionale Intelligenz 2.0

Erhöhen Sie Ihre Sozialkompetenz und verbessern Sie Ihre Kommunikation

  • Author: Travis Bradberry,Jean Greaves
  • Publisher: MVG Verlag
  • ISBN: 3864159008
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 192
  • View: 5910
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Emotionale Intelligenz ist ein wichtiger Faktor im Berufs- und Privatleben. Sie spielt nachweislich für Erfolg und Misserfolg der Karriere eine größere Rolle als die fachliche Qualifikation. Dennoch wissen nur die wenigsten Menschen, wie sie ihren EQ steigern und so ihre Kommunikationsfähigkeiten und beruflichen Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten entscheidend verbessern können. Dieses Buch vermittelt einen Aktionsplan mit einfachen und sofort anwendbaren Strategien und Übungen. Schritt für Schritt werden die für einen hohen EQ erforderlichen Basisfähigkeiten Eigenwahrnehmung, Selbstkontrolle, Wahrnehmung anderer und Beziehungsmanagement erarbeitet und verbessert. Eine objektive Beurteilung der eigenen Fähigkeiten ist online mit dem beliebten Emotional-Intelligence-Appraisal®-Test möglich; mit seiner Hilfe können in regelmäßigen Abständen die Fortschritte nachvollzogen werden. Dieses kompakte Praxisbuch macht emotionale Intelligenz fernab komplizierter Theorie greifbar und in einfachen Schritten erlernbar – für jedermann.

Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant - E-Book

Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant - E-Book

  • Author: Catherine C. Goodman,Kenda S. Fuller
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1437708935
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 960
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No other textbook provides coverage of the essential concepts of disease processes and disorders with the specific needs of the physical therapy assistant in mind. Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides coverage of disease processes and systemic disorders as well as guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for physical therapy interventions. Catherine Goodman, Kenda Fuller, and Robbie O’Shea share their expertise in a consistent, well-organized approach that defines each disorder, describes the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention, and rounds out the discussion with relevant case study examples based on established practice patterns. Chapters follow a consistent organization, first defining a disorder and then describing the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention. Full-color art throughout clearly depicts pathologies and interventions. Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications to help you connect theory and practice and build strong clinical reasoning skills. Special boxes highlight Clinical Signs, Interventions, and Case Studies to alert you to important information within the text. Terminology and language from the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice is used throughout to familiarize you with standardized terminology used in practice. A companion Evolve website provides additional online learning activities including online chapters, references linked to Medline, case studies, and self-test questions.

New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender

New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender

  • Author: Rosa Ainley *Nfa*,Rosa Ainley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134732805
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 264
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This collection unravels the stereotypical images of gender and space and presents a series of new explorations into both 'lived' and 'imagined' spaces. In New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender leading contemporary writers from across an eclectic mix of disciplines, examine an exciting array of issues such as: * Jamaican Ragga music and female performance * Feminist anti-violence work * Pregnant women's experience of shopping centres * The fear of crime felt by women using urban greenspace * Implications of technology in gendering identities This book forges new parameters for debates of gender and space, leaving behind the simple focus on women-as-victim in the public arena and remapping considerations of space which look beyond bricks and mortar. Contributors: Aylish Wood, Robyn Longhurst, Ali Grant, Lesley Klein, Affrica Taylor, Inga-Lisa Sangregorio, Jacqueline Leavitt, Tracey Skelton, Nina Wakeford, Jos Boys, Sally R. Munt, Doreen Massey, Jacquie Burgess, Maher Anjum, Lynne Walker.

Leadership, education, and training

Leadership, education, and training

  • Author: United States. Army. Junior ROTC.,Pearson Custom Publishing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780536847171
  • Category: Command of troops
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Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants - E-Book

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants - E-Book

  • Author: Jean W. Solomon,Jane Clifford O'Brien
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323291635
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 644
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Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices. Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted Clinical Pearls boxes. Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat. Incorporates prevention as a role OTA’s have in addition to intervention and treatment. Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Prepares you for the information you’re expected to learn from the chapter with key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Helps you assess and evaluate what you’ve learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text. UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions. UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areas such as community systems. UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS). Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.

Nietzsche and Levinas

Nietzsche and Levinas

"After the Death of a Certain God"

  • Author: Jill Stauffer,Bettina Bergo
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231518536
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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The essays that Jill Stauffer and Bettina Bergo collect in this volume locate multiple affinities between the philosophies of Nietzsche and Levinas. Both philosophers question the nature of subjectivity and the meaning of responsibility after the "death of God." While Nietzsche poses the dilemmas of a self without a ground and of ethics at a time of cultural upheaval and demystification, Levinas wrestles with subjectivity and the sheer possibility of ethics after the Shoah. Both argue that goodness exists independently of calculative reason for Nietzsche, goodness arises in a creative act moving beyond reaction and ressentiment; Levinas argues that goodness occurs in a spontaneous response to another person. In a world at once without God and haunted by multiple divinities, Nietzsche and Levinas reject transcendental foundations for politics and work toward an alternative vision encompassing a positive sense of creation, a complex fraternity or friendship, and rival notions of responsibility. Stauffer and Bergo group arguments around the following debates, which are far from settled: What is the reevaluation of ethics (and life) that Nietzsche and Levinas propose, and what does this imply for politics and sociality? What is a human subject and what are substance, permanence, causality, and identity, whether social or ethical in the wake of the demise of God as the highest being and the foundation of what is stable in existence? Finally, how can a "God" still inhabit philosophy, and what sort of name is this in the thought of Nietzsche and Levinas?

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

  • Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0723435340
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 748
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Pediatric Primary Care - Pageburst on VitalSource

Pediatric Primary Care - Pageburst on VitalSource

  • Author: Catherine E. Burns,Ardys M. Dunn,Margaret A. Brady,Nancy Barber Starr,Catherine G. Blosser
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 143772650X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1392
  • View: 2378
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This fourth edition of Pediatric Primary Care is prepared to assist the pediatric healthcare provider to understand the wide spectrum of conditions seen in primary care of children. Written by experienced authors familiar with the scope of practice and knowledge base of pediatric nurse practitioners, it emphasizes prevention as well as management, and presents guidelines on assessing children from infancy through adolescence. The text is appropriate for nurse practitioner, medical, and physician assistant students as well as experienced clinicians who want a current pediatric primary care resource with easy access to information. Management chapters include numerous tables to facilitate differential diagnoses and summarize management strategies. Resource boxes inform readers of helpful websites as well as organizations and useful printed materials. The Environmental Health chapter is specially updated to address more key toxicants, and presents resources for diagnosis and management. Theories and applications of complementary care are discussed in the Complementary Therapies chapter. Tables on herbal interactions and many complementary treatments for common childhood conditions are featured. Color inserts feature 31 full-color photographs illustrating ear, skin, and other conditions and symptoms. The Pediatric Medication appendix includes the latest drugs used in pediatric primary care with specific dosing for infant, children, adolescents, and adults when applicable. Other appendices present growth charts, laboratory values and the latest asthma management guidelines. Updated content includes in-depth discussion of childhood obesity and mental health problems. Additional information on urgent care of children is included in the disease management sections. Discussion Forum questions are included with each management chapter.

The Great Civilized Conversation

The Great Civilized Conversation

Education for a World Community

  • Author: Wm. Theodore de Bary
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535104
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 432
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Having spent decades teaching and researching the humanities, Wm. Theodore de Bary is well positioned to speak on its merits and reform. Believing a classical liberal education is more necessary than ever, he outlines in these essays a plan to update existing core curricula by incorporating classics from both Eastern and Western traditions, thereby bringing the philosophy and moral values of Asian civilizations to American students and vice versa. The author establishes a concrete link between teaching the classics of world civilizations and furthering global humanism. Selecting texts that share many of the same values and educational purposes, he joins Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Western sources into a revised curriculum that privileges humanity and civility. He also explores the tradition of education in China and its reflection of Confucian and Neo-Confucian beliefs. He reflects on history's great scholar-teachers and what their methods can teach us today, and he dedicates three essays to the power of The Analects of Confucius, The Tale of Genji, and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon in the classroom.

Sappho's Sweetbitter Songs

Sappho's Sweetbitter Songs

  • Author: Lyn Hatherly Wilson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134799721
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.