Author: Ian M. Evans
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2013-01-17
In How and Why People Change Dr. Ian M. Evans revisits many of the fundamental principles of behavior change in order to deconstruct what it is we try to achieve in psychological therapies. All of the conditions that impact people when seeking therapy are brought together in one cohesive framework: assumptions of learning, motivation, approach and avoidance, barriers to change, personality dynamics, and the way that individual behavioral repertoires are inter-related.
Author: Rebecca C. Curtis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-29
In the myth of Daphne and Apollo, Cupid fired two arrows: one causing flight from love, the other passionate attraction. Cupid aimed his first arrow at Daphne, a beautiful nymph who loved her freedom; the next struck Apollo, who lusted after Daphne. Daphne, frightened and intent upon virginity, fled Apollo but was unable to run fast enough. When her strength was almost gone, she sought protection in the familiar waters of her father's river. He answered her prayers: Her hair became leaves, and her feet, roots growing into the ground; she was transformed into a laurel tree. Apollo, kissing the sprouting bark, pledged to honor Daphne by placing a laurel wreath on the head of every hero who won a victory. Unable to evade the consequences of the arrow that wounded her, Daphne called upon the river, the creative power of both nature and time-a symbol of fertility, but also of oblivion-to help her survive when her strength was gone. Daphne's inner triumph in the face of injury is an appropriate sym bol for the types of transformation witnessed by psychologists. In his book on symbols, Circlot (1962, p. 173) writes that the crowning of the poet, artist, or conqueror with laurel leaves "presupposes a series of inner victories over the negative and dissipative influence of the basest forces. " Further, the tree "denotes the life of the cosmos: its consistence, growth, proliferation, generative, and regenerative processes" (Circlot, 1962, p. 328).
Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Business & Economics
Moving beyond the process of change Why is change so hard? Because in order to make any transformation successful, you must change more than just the structure and operations of an organization—you need to change people’s behavior. And that is never easy. The Heart of Change is your guide to helping people think and feel differently in order to meet your shared goals. According to bestselling author and renowned leadership expert John Kotter and coauthor Dan Cohen, this focus on connecting with people’s emotions is what will spark the behavior change and actions that lead to success. Now freshly designed, The Heart of Change is the engaging and essential complement to Kotter’s worldwide bestseller Leading Change. Building off of Kotter’s revolutionary eight-step process, this book vividly illustrates how large-scale change can work. With real-life stories of people in organizations, the authors show how teams and individuals get motivated and activated to overcome obstacles to change—and produce spectacular results. Kotter and Cohen argue that change initiatives often fail because leaders rely too exclusively on data and analysis to get buy-in from their teams instead of creatively showing or doing something that appeals to their emotions and inspires them to spring into action. They call this the see-feel-change dynamic, and it is crucial for the success of any true organizational transformation. Refreshingly clear and eminently practical, The Heart of Change is required reading for anyone facing the challenges inherent in leading change.
Author: Jay E. Adams
Release Date: 2010-08-10
“While touching on many aspects of counseling, this book . . . is specifically designed to elucidate the process of counseling. I have often mentioned and illustrated that process, but not in the focused and systemic way that the four-step biblical process is set forth here. . . . This book presents a fresh perspective not only on how to counsel, but also on what measures to take at what stages of counseling.”—Jay Adams, from the prefaceChange is the essential goal of the counseling process. And, in the author’s words, “substantial change requires the alteration of the heart.” How can a Christian counselor facilitate such change? The answer, of course, may be found in Scripture, specifically in 2 Timothy 3:14–17.Jay Adams is a well-known counselor who bases his whole approach on Scripture. This book provides an unparalleled opportunity to see how he discovers and applies biblical principles as well as the way in which Scripture functions as the basis for his counseling approach. This book answers two questions: “How does a counselor help people change?” and, “How does Scripture provide the source of a counselor’s method?”How to Help People Change has much to say about the ongoing discussion of the relationship between theology and psychology in the enterprise of Christian counseling.
"The handbook is an impressive collection of research studies and theories provided by knowledgeable contributors on life-span development from conception to old age."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly The doubling of our average life span since the turn of the 20th century is considered by many scholars to be one of the most important changes in human existence. This definitive text is the only volume to fully address, through a multidisciplinary perspective, the biological, cognitive, and psychological development that occurs from infancy through old age, and how the sociocultural and institutional factors interface with these changes. Edited by leading research scholars in the field of life-span development, the volume also includes contributions of specialists in behavioral genetics, socioemotional selectivity theory, neuroscience, ecological models, and more. It examines the dynamics of close relationships and informal ties among the elderly population, child-parent attachment relationships as a life-span phenomenon, developmental tasks across the lifespan, continuity and discontinuity in temperament and personality, the sociocultural context of cognition across the life span, and variability in approaches to social problem solving from early to later life. Given the number of recent demographic shifts, it also explores issues related to fertility, life expectancy, environmental contexts, technology, immigration, and public policy. Key Features: Integrates the full life span from infancy through old age in each chapter Considers multidisciplinary perspectives that address personal relationships, cognitive development, and social, emotional, and physical health across the life span Situates life-span development in ecological contexts (e.g., socioeconomic, neighborhood, and immigration status) Provides a concise but thorough resource for graduate seminars in life-span-related studies Highlights future issues in all areas of life-span study
Author: Margaret Comerford Freda
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2002
Perinatal Patient Education serves as a guidebook that teaches the principles of patient education to perinatal nurses in easy-to-understand terms. It also provides sample patient education handouts for agencies to distribute to patients. The handouts are written at the appropriate reading levels and cover all aspects of health education during the perinatal period. A CD-ROM is included which contains patient education handouts in English and Spanish that agencies can print and distribute to patients.
Author: Timothy S. Lane
Publisher: David C Cook
Release Date: 2008-05-22
A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it doesn't mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed. Jesus' work on the cross targets our hearts, our core desires and motivations, and when our hearts change, our behavior changes. It's amazing to watch people who once seemed stuck in a pattern of words, choices, and behaviors start living in a new way as Christ changes their hearts.
Author: Amy Showalter
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics
We all have occasions in which we want or need to persuade someone of greater clout, prestige or authority to see things our way. Many influence books address peer influence and downward influence (leadership). This book is unique because it reveals that upward influence success requires different tactics than generic influence tactics, because powerful people aren’t like everyone else. It tells real-world stories of everyday people who have achieved persuasion success in politics and business with someone up the food chain, the peer-reviewed science behind their success, as well as insights from those whose minds they changed.
“Examines what people must do to successful navigate change and provides strategies and tools to assist.” The booklet then introduces temperament theory and “delves into differences in the way each temperament tends to experience and react to change. With these individual differences in mind, readers can recognize more specifically what they need to make a change occur as smoothly as possible.” - page 1.
Author: Frances Fox Piven
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Political Science
Citing the examples of American revolutions and movements during which ordinary citizens collectively worked to bring about change, a social commentary evaluates the potential power of everyday people to become a deciding force in the nation's political process. By the author of The War at Home.
Do you want to better understand how your personal health affects your daily life? Do you want to make healthier choices and change certain behaviors? Learn It and Live It with AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE, Brief Edition. This student-oriented text helps you assess your health behaviors, encourages behavior change, and gives you practical ways to achieve it. Through its clear and engaging writing style, this text addresses current issues related to health and wellness that can affect you now and throughout your life. Delivering the most current coverage available, this book equips you with practical ideas and tools that you can immediately apply to your own life, helping you make informed decisions about your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The world is in transition. We are in transition. Change - and the desire for change - is everywhere you look. Yet we scarcely understand change, let alone know how to pursue and steer it wisely. This book offers an intimate view of how, why and when we change. Can we make it happen when we want to? How do we deal with it when we have no choice? We are faced with political change, we find ourselves divorcing, made redundant or bereaved. We long to lose weight, to move somewhere new or to mend a bad habit. However it comes about, Polly Morland shows that change is not an event, but an evolving process at which we are far more skilled than we realise. Appealing to anyone who is stuck in a rut or who wants to think afresh about change in a turbulent world, Metamorphosis brings psychology and philosophy to life: it is about why real people change, and how our imaginations can drive that transformation.
Author: Caroline Myss
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-02-23
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Why do some people heal, while others do not. Caroline Myss has studied this question for many years, working with hundreds of people and motivating them to examine their souls and change their lives. Now, in Why People Don't Heal and How They Can, Dr Myss builds on her earlier teaching to reveal the cultural and individual contexts in which people become physically and spiritually ill. With her practical approach to healing, readers will learn to overcome the mental and emotional blocks to becoming well. Why People Don't Heal and How They Can... - Brings together Dr Myss's breakthrough views on energy medicine and the development of human consciousness and spirituality over the ages. - Teaches you how to perceive the seven different energy centres of the body and interpret the spiritual challenges they present. - Provides healing rituals and prayers that will help you to get and stay on the path to wellness. Through her characteristic no-nonsense style and high-voltage storytelling, Caroline Myss provides non-stop insights and practical advice that will enable you to disconnect from a culture of wounds and reconnect with an inner and outer spiritual energy and purpose.