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The Plastic Mind

The Plastic Mind

  • Author: Sharon Begley
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472103564
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 160
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For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed - that we are stuck with what we were born with. But recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma and compensate for disability. In this groundbreaking book, highly respected science writer Sharon Begley documents how this fundamental paradigm shift is transforming both our understanding of the human mind and our approach to deep-seated emotional, cognitive and behavioural problems. These breakthroughs show that it is possible to reset our happiness meter, regain the use of limbs disabled by stroke, train the mind to break cycles of depression and OCD and reverse age-related changes in the brain.

The Musical Edge of Therapeutic Dialogue

The Musical Edge of Therapeutic Dialogue

  • Author: Steven H. Knoblauch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134900627
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 184
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Such nuances and shifts in the music of a patient's voice have long been familiar to clinicians. Indeed, as Steven Knoblauch observes, the music of psychotherapy has been acknowledged across a variety of theoretical orientations, from Freudian to self-psychological to interpersonal and relational perspectives. In The Musical Edge of Therapeutic Dialogue, Knoblauch provides a model of "resonant minding" in which the musical elements of speech become a major source of information about unconscious communication and action. More specifically, resonant minding, by distinguishing between discrete and continuous levels of communication, between the verbal and the musical, offers a way of accessing and affecting levels of unconscious interactive process by attending to the musical edge of dialogue -- provided only that we can hear it. Drawing on detailed clinical vignettes, he explores shifts in embodied dimensions of musical expression including rhythm, tone, pauses and accents across a sequence of patient-therapist interactions in order to show how the dyadic logic of mutual improvisation operates at the periphery to guide the continuous flow of unconscious communication and mutual regulation. In so doing, Knoblauch provides a vivid sense of how the shifting movement of the patient's "solo performance" can be facilitated and enriched by the creative "accompaniment" of the therapist. Ultimately, Knoblauch argues, the music of therapy is not only another road to the unconscious, but one uniquely able to convey emergent meanings in a variety of domains, from conflicting cultural identifications to the experience of the body to the emergence of desire. His vision of mutual immersion in a shared "performance" aimed at fostering growth coalesces into a major contribution - at once evocative and clinically consequential - to the current movement to grasp nonverbal behavior and processes of mutual regulation as they enter into all effective psychotherapy.

The Compassionate Mind

The Compassionate Mind

  • Author: Paul Gilbert
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1849012482
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 160
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Throughout history people have sought to cope with a life that is often stressful and hard. We have actually known for some time that developing compassion for oneself and others can help us face up to and win through the hardship and find a sense of inner peace. However in modern societies we rarely focus on this key process that underpins successful coping and happiness and can be quick to dismiss the impact of modern living on our minds and well-being. Instead we concentrate on 'doing, achieving' and having'. Now, bestselling author and leading authority on depression, Professor Paul Gilbert explains how new research shows how we can all learn to develop compassion for ourselves and others and derive the benefits of this age-old wisdom. In this ground-breaking new book he explores how our minds have developed to be highly sensitive and quick to react to perceived threats and how this fast-acting threat-response system can be a source of anxiety, depression and aggression. He describes how studies have also shown that developing kindness and compassion for self and others can hep in calming down the threat system: as a mother's care and love can soothe a baby's distress, so we can learn how to soothe ourselves. Not only does compassion help to soothe distressing emotions, it actually increases feelings of contentment and well-being. Here, Professor Gilbert outlines the latest findings about the value of compassion and how it works, and takes readers through basic mind training exercises to enhance the capacity for, and use of, compassion.

Relational Concepts in Medicine

Relational Concepts in Medicine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 1848880731
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 252
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Annual Report of the Board of Education

Annual Report of the Board of Education

  • Author: Massachusetts. Board of Education
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Life of Reason

The Life of Reason

  • Author: George Santayana
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465523677
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 230
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The Press, a Poem

The Press, a Poem

Published as a Specimen of Typography

  • Author: John McCreery
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Printing
  • Page: 47
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Sources of Indian Traditions

Sources of Indian Traditions

Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

  • Author: Rachel Fell McDermott,Leonard A. Gordon,Ainslie T. Embree,Frances W. Pritchett,Dennis Dalton
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231510926
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1128
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For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history.

Piecing The Fragments Of A Motion Picture Film

Piecing The Fragments Of A Motion Picture Film

We Stop To Take A Backward Glance

  • Author: Luther Burbank
  • Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1414701217
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 40
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Yoga Lessons for Developing Spiritual Consciousness

Yoga Lessons for Developing Spiritual Consciousness

  • Author: A. P. Mukerji
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465579001
  • Category: Yoga
  • Page: 191
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