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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.

Training for Sudden Violence

Training for Sudden Violence

72 Practical Drills

  • Author: Rory Miller
  • Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1594393818
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 256
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USA Best Books Award WINNER - 2016The speed and brutality of a predatory attack can shock even an experienced martial artist. The sudden chaos, the cascade of stress hormones—you feel as though time slows down. In reality, the assault is over in an instant. How does anyone prepare for that? As a former corrections sergeant and tactical team leader, Rory Miller is a proven survivor. He instructs police and corrections professionals who, in many cases, receive only eight hours of defensive tactics training each year. They need techniques that work and they need unflinching courage. In Training for Sudden Violence: 72 Practical Drills Miller gives you the tools to prepare and prevail, both physically and psychologically. He shares hard-won lessons from a world most of us hope we never experience. • Train in fundamentals, combat drills, and dynamic fighting. • Develop situational awareness. • Condition yourself through stress inoculation. • Take a critical look at your training habits. “You don’t get to pick where fights go,” Miller writes. That’s why he has created a series of drills to train you for the worst of it. You will defend yourself on your feet, on the ground, against weapons, in a crowd, and while blindfolded. You will reevaluate your training scenarios—keeping what works, discarding what does not, and improving your chances of survival. Miller’s “internal work,” “world work,” and “plastic mind” exercises will challenge you in ways that mere physical training does not. Sections include • Stalking • Escape and evasion • The predator mind • Personal threat assessment This is a fight for your life, and it won’t happen on a nice soft mat. It will get, as Miller says, “all kinds of messy.” Training for Sudden Violence: 72 Practical Drills prepares you for that mess.

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.

Annual Report of the Department of Education

Annual Report of the Department of Education

Together with the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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1st-72nd include the annual report of the Secretary of the Board.

Annual Report of the Board of Education

Annual Report of the Board of Education

  • Author: Massachusetts. Department of Education
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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Legends of the Plastic Chairs

Legends of the Plastic Chairs

  • Author: Patricia Curtis
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN: 1598584634
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 204
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Legends of the Plastic Chairs is a journey into the heart's core. The book begins with an epiphany Curtis experiences on a Hawaiian beach. She masterfully tells the story of her life - without judgment or self-pity - and creates the perfect metaphor for overcoming any kind of dysfunction. The book lays open the author's own tragic childhood abuse and her steady climb back into joyful well-being. Incredibly, Curtis uses humor to look at how we become who we are and how we form distorted judgments of ourselves and each other. This story is ultimately about the indomitable human spirit and the voice within each of us that calls us back to rediscovering the joy of who we really are. Through this voice, Curtis learns that conquering one's emotional scars is not only possible, but even fun. The cast of characters in Curtis' life - a crazy woman, a misogynist, three sisters, a Voice, a church, three children, two ex-husbands, a white-haired old man - and two white plastic chairs - lead her to make a most profound discovery about life. Legends of the Plastic Chairs will take you on a journey to freedom from your emotional scars, old programming, and destructive self-images. Learn more about "Legends of the Plastic Chairs" patriciacurtis.com

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 Christian Examiner and General Review

The Christian Examiner and General Review

  • Author: Francis Jenks,James Walker,Francis William Pitt Greenwood,William Ware
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Press

The Press

A Poem, Published as a Specimen of Typography

  • Author: John McCreery
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Printing
  • Page: N.A
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