The Balance Within

Author: Esther M. Sternberg
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0716744457
Release Date: 2001-05-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

The chief of neuroendocrine immunology at the National Institute of Mental Health offers evidence that emotional and physical health influence each other, and examines the critical role relationships, faith, and emotional well-being play in resisting dise

Healing Spaces

Author: Esther M Sternberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674054660
Release Date: 2009-05-31
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

If the distractions and distortions around you, the jarring colors and sounds, could shake up the healing chemistry of your mind, might your surroundings also have the power to heal you? This is the question Esther Sternberg explores in Healing Spaces, a look at the marvelously rich nexus of mind and body, perception and place. The book shows how a Disney theme park or a Frank Gehry concert hall, a labyrinth or a garden can trigger or reduce stress, induce anxiety or instill peace.

Molecules of Emotion

Author: Candace B. Pert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684831879
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Psychology

Explains the science behind the brain's opiate receptors and other evidence of the intimate connections between mind and body, and their meaning for the future of Western medicine

House As a Mirror of Self

Author: Clare Cooper Marcus
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
ISBN: 0892545585
Release Date: 2006-05-20
Genre: Self-Help

House as a Mirror of Self presents an unprecedented examination of our relationship to where we live, interwoven with compelling personal stories of the search for a place for the soul. Marcus takes us on a reverie of the special places of childhood--the forts we made and secret hiding places we had--to growing up and expressing ourselves in the homes of adulthood. She explores how the self-image is reflected in our homes/ power struggles in making a home together with a partner/ territory, control, and privacy at home/ self-image and location/ disruptions in the boding with home/ and beyond the "house as ego" to the call of the soul. As our culture is swept up in home improvement to the extent of having an entire TV network devoted to it, this book is essential for understanding why the surroundings that we call home make us feel the way we do. With this information we can embark on home improvement that truly makes room for our soul.

Moods Emotions and Aging

Author: Phyllis J. Bronson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442221024
Release Date: 2013-07-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

Despite the backlash against hormone replacement therapy, the depletion of natural hormones in the female body continues to be a problem for women at middle age and beyond. Remedying the problem has proved difficult for women and doctors who are unaware of, or reluctant to prescribe, bioidential hormones—those that match identically the hormones made naturally in the human body. Moods, Emotions, and Aging: Hormones and the Mind Body Connection explains the vital link for women between hormones, mood, and wellness. It outlines the dramatic hormonal shifts that women undergo in the years before menopause, and presents an approach to combining bioidentical hormone therapy with nutrients to achieve mood balance during midlife and beyond. Phyllis Bronson explains the differences between synthetic and bioidentical hormones, and offers vignettes of women who have used bioidentical hormones to help them deal with the changes that accompany natural hormone loss. This is a groundbreaking book for general readers written by a scientist who is able to take the mystery and the hype out of the hormone controversy. It is intended to empower women, along with their doctors, to make better and more informed choices about their health and well-being as they approach a time in their lives when things can seem like they are spinning out of control. The link between hormones, mood, emotions, and overall wellbeing is a powerful one, and when women are aware of it, they can take steps to bring themselves into better balance physically and emotionally. Here, Bronson shows them how.

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

Author: Richard J. Davidson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452298880
Release Date: 2012-12-24
Genre: Psychology

A pioneer in brain research outlines a blueprint for human emotions while sharing practical strategies for correcting unhealthy emotional styles, providing recommendations for areas ranging from everyday well-being to the treatments of such conditions as autism and depression. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release

Author: Noah Karrasch
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857010654
Release Date: 2012-01-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

Too many of us hold our physical, mental and emotional pain within our bodies, where it slows energy, manifests as tension and can have a damaging impact upon our health. In his new book, Noah Karrasch shows that wellbeing and healing come from the detangling of blocked emotions and the restoration of the free flow of energy through the body. Written for bodywork and manual therapy practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as other healers who want to expand their skills, this generously illustrated book explains how and where emotions and static energy are held in the body, and how they can be released and rebalanced in therapies that challenge bodymindcore awareness. It includes many new ideas and techniques: useful conversation starters to help practitioners encourage clients to self-identify their challenges, detailed explanations of myofascial release techniques and self-reflective exercises designed to first help the practitioner truly understand the process for him or herself, through his or her own body, in order to become a more empathetic and effective therapist. This important book will enable bodywork and manual therapy practitioners to work more confidently, and more intuitively, with their clients.

The Science of Emotions

Author: Dr. Fahad Basheer
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 9781482849707
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Genre: Education

This book clearly explains the biochemical and biophysical process by which the human mind can influence the human body. This book brings out the reality how the disorders and diseases of human body are generated from the human mind. This book is completely capable of exposing how the human emotions and thoughts can influence the human DNA and also explains how our positive and negative emotions affect the physiology of cells of our body differently. This book clearly reveals how the psychology of the human mind can directly affect the human physiology at macroscopic and microscopic levels in the human body. It also specifically rules out how environment can affect the mind and the cells of the human body. It gives a clear cut concept on the role of perception, beliefs, and emotions in determining the health and disease of the cell. And explains how the perception, beliefs, and emotions of an individual affect the functioning of the cells in his body. This books rules out the existence of consciousness that brings life into existence in the human body. It also exposes the role of heart in becoming the seat of emotions and also projects out the truth that how the human heart can generate the strongest electromagnetic fields that can influence the functioning of each and every cells of human body. It also explains how these fields can be used to heal physical diseases and disorders. This book also exposes how the human gut can control the brain and emotions. It also explains the role of gut in creating health. This book put forth the secrets of the two independent organs in the human body that can control the human brain and that can create a powerful health in the human body. This book also introduces the role of electromagnetic fields in the creation of human body and how this field works in functioning of human body at subatomic level. This book exposes the quantum mechanical interaction of molecules in the human body which can clearly explain how the consciousness and mind can influence the DNA molecules independent of time and space. This book also explains how carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, and other fats are essential for the generation of positive health by increasing the raw material for the manufacturing of mood elevating neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and neurohormones in the brain.

The Mind Gut Connection

Author: Emeran Mayer
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062376596
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of Wheat Belly and Grain Brain that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and body. We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut—the decision we made because it “felt right”; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling when we’re stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the microbiome—the microorganisms that live inside us—communicate with one another. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, executive director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health. The Mind-Gut Connection shows how to keep the brain-gut communication clear and balanced to: • heal the gut by focusing on a plant-based diet • balance the microbiome by consuming fermented foods and probiotics, fasting, and cutting out sugar and processed foods • promote weight loss by detoxifying and creating healthy digestion and maximum nutrient absorption • boost immunity and prevent the onset of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s • generate a happier mindset and reduce fatigue, moodiness, anxiety, and depression • prevent and heal GI disorders such as leaky gut syndrome, food sensitivities and allergies, and IBS, as well as digestive discomfort such as heartburn and bloating • and much more.

When the Body Says No

Author: Gabor Mate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470923351
Release Date: 2011-01-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

1 The Bermuda Triangle 2 The Little Girl Too Good to Be True 3 Stress and Emotional Competence 4 Buried Alive 5 Never Good Enough 6 You Are Part of This Too, Mom 7 Stress, Hormones, Repression and Cancer 8 Something Good Comes Out of This Is There a "Cancer Personality"? 10 The 55 Per Cent Solution 11 It's All in Her Head 12 I Shall Die First from the Top 13 Self or Non-Self: The Immune System Confused 14 A Fine Balance: The Biology of Relationships 15 The Biology of Loss 16 The Dance of Generations 17 The Biology of Belief 18 The Power of Negative Thinking 19 The Seven A's of Healing Notes Resources Acknowledgments Index

How Emotions Are Made

Author: Lisa Feldman Barrett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544129962
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Psychology

“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science.” — Wall Street Journal “A singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented.” — Scientific American “A brilliant and original book on the science of emotion, by the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin.” — Daniel Gilbert, best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research overturns the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions. Instead, Barrett shows, we construct each instance of emotion through a unique interplay of brain, body, and culture. A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution. “Mind-blowing.” — Elle “Chock-full of startling, science-backed findings . . . An entertaining and engaging read. ” — Forbes

The Body Heals Itself

Author: Emily A. Francis
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738753515
Release Date: 2017-12-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

Listen to the Emotional Wisdom of Your Muscles and Experience a Deeper Level of Healing You know a lot about the emotions in your mind and heart, but you probably don’t know much about the emotions in your muscle body. The muscles are storehouses of emotion, and pain in those muscles is how your body reveals what needs to be healed—both emotionally and physically. Organized by muscle groups, The Body Heals Itself is your ideal guide to understanding the link between your emotions and muscle bodies. This book acts as a road map for the energetic journey within your own body, showing you how to recognize and release stored emotions to let go of pain. You’ll discover which emotions are often paired with a specific muscle area and how muscles speak of everything from past traumas to current celebrations. Using stretches, affirmations, visualizations, and more, Emily A. Francis teaches you to unite your mind and body for better health and emotional well-being. Praise: “Emily Francis’ work is an important offering in the maturation of the emotional body. I believe the future of the planet depends on books like hers.”—Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author of Healthy Happy Sexy “[The Body Heals Itself features] new awareness and understanding of what our bodies have to teach us and, most importantly, how we can become masterful listeners.”—Thom Rutledge, psychotherapist and author of Embracing Fear and The Self-Forgiveness Handbook “The Body Heals Itself is a fascinating read. It takes us into the emotions and deep wisdom of our body in surprising ways. This book gives us tools to understand this hidden part of ourselves—one that may have formally been an acquaintance now becomes an intimate friend.”—Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, psychologist and author of The Book of Sacred Baths “Emily unravels the art of touch and its ties to our deeply held emotions with well-oiled grace. Inspire and be released—one muscle at a time.”—Micah A. Howard MD, CHt, integrative and functional healthcare practitioner, board certified family physician, master clinical hypnotherapist, and CEO of Invested Healer, LLC “Emily is a highly skilled and effective therapist ... I highly recommend this book to all athletes and anyone looking to know the body in a more conscious and meaningful way.”—Lara Sturm, USA Powerlifting National Champion and American record holder “[Emily Francis] has done her homework in talking with many experts in the field. The materials here are the start of a great new field of study and it makes me want to learn more.”—Craig Marker, PhD, Chair, Mercer University Clinical Medical Psychology “Emily Francis allows any residual perceptions of the mind and body in isolation to evaporate. She, literally, merges the concepts of the emotional being and the muscular system that supports, protects, and propels the body. She effectively integrates Eastern and Western medicine, breaking down walls of misunderstanding.”—Sara Raiser, MD, CMT

Emotional Rollercoaster

Author: Claudia Hammond
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: PSU:000056073058
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Psychology

Why do we feel better after a good cry? What might the length of your earlobes have to do with jealousy? These and other questions can be answered by looking at the research of emotions. Claudia Hammond takes nine universal emotions in turn and looks at the science behind them, combining the latest theories and discoveries from neuroscientists and psychologists with everyday human experience. In a highly entertaining and thought-provoking journey through the science of feelings, the book asks how the brain and body interact to produce emotions, and what, if anything, we can do to harness them. With the help of scientists, artists, therapists, and philosophers, the author examines the physiological and sociological origins of emotions.

The End of Stress as We Know it

Author: Bruce S. McEwen
Publisher: Dana Press
ISBN: 0309091217
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Psychology

While some stress is inevitable, being "stressed out" is not. McEwen teaches readers how to reduce stress, increase overall sense of health and well-being--and even turn aside the slings and arrows of life.

Speaking of Faith

Author: Krista Tippett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143113186
Release Date: 2008-01-29
Genre: Religion

The author explores the role of faith in contemporary society, drawing on her life experiences and her in-depth conversations with such figures as Elie Wiesel, Karen Armstrong, and Thich Nhat Hanh.