Author: Norman Doidge
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2015-01-29
The Brain's Way of Healing explores the astonishing advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing, only recently uncovered. Norman Doidge discusses a series of remarkable recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain injury, autism or learning disorders are reversed. He also shows how the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60%. Using stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain's performance.
Author: Will Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-05-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
A GUIDE TO THE UNIQUE POWER OF BEEJA MEDITATION TO OVERCOME STRESS AND ANXIETY, HELPING US TO THRIVE. ‘Will’s meditation is a game changer. If you want to understand meditation more deeply and how you can harness the benefits, The Effortless Mind is where it’s at. I will be giving this important book to everyone I know.’ Jasmine Hemsley, author of The Art of Eating Well ‘Will makes meditation cool. Say hello to a clearer mind thanks to your new bulletproof technique to help you relax and unleash your best self.’ Madeleine Shaw, author of Get The Glow Daily life can feel like a fast-paced treadmill, leaving little time to unwind, re-charge and do what brings us joy. Meditation is a powerful way to hit the pause button, increase your energy and start to enjoy life more. The Effortless Mind is renowned meditation teacher Will Williams’s must-have guide for modern-day meditators. Suffering from chronic stress and insomnia, Will undertook years of research and training with leading experts from around the world, which led him to find the cure he was looking for in Beeja meditation. In The Effortless Mind, Will explains how his Vedic-inspired method of meditation has transformed the lives of his students – all of whom are busy people of all ages and all backgrounds. Their inspiring stories and the scientific research into meditation show the profound physical, mental and emotional benefits you can gain from such a simple daily practice, including more energy, better sleep, greater clarity, less anxiety and a happier outlook on life. More praise for The Effortless Mind: ‘Meditation can be a powerful tool in managing anxiety, stress and other common daily experiences that so many people seem to face and Vedic meditation with Will is one of the simplest forms of meditation there is, making it incredibly accessible for anyone to learn.’ Annie Clarke, author of Mind Body Bowl ‘I learnt how to meditate with Will Williams two years ago and since then so many things have changed. I have a life-long tool that has brought me calm, clarity and increased creativity and allowed me to far more effectively weather the storms of everyday life. Will is the most generous, warm and gracious teacher.’ Eminé Rushton, Wellbeing Director, Psychologies ‘Within a few months of learning to meditate with Will, I realised I was starting to have so many ideas for songs and books, as well as helping me with a busy schedule of touring and being a dad.’ Howard Donald, Take That ‘Beeja meditation is now part of my daily routine. It has been hugely beneficial in so many ways. Will is very supportive and nurturing and makes learning seem easy and fun. I feel extremely grateful this has come into my life.’ Cressida Bonas, actress ‘Will’s practical, non-woo-woo approach to meditation has enabled thousands of busy people to find a way to fit a regular practice into their lives.’ Lesley Thomas, The Times
Author: Ian A. Marsh
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics
Communication is the key to success in life – both personally and professionally. Focuses on the neurophysiological roots of poor communication and how to address them. Helps to develop important skills to use in conversation. ‘Talk to them.’ ‘Have the conversation.’ ‘You have to tell them.’ We have probably all been there, whether it was the advice of someone close to us, or our own inner voice. It is always good advice, but some conversations are hard. We just cannot get the words out. Or we try our best but someone gets angry, or defensive, and it all goes horribly wrong. Maybe we think we got our point across, but it turns out that no-one was listening. Or, perhaps, that was us? What would life be like if feeling understood – by your family, by your colleagues, by your friends, even by those you strongly disagree with – was a regular experience? If it is so Good to Talk, Why is it so Hard? brings together the latest neuroscientific research, ancient wisdom and the author’s own experience of helping families through their hardest conversations. It explores why those shutters come down so easily and, through a series of guided reflections, shows us how we can rediscover the power of conversation.
Author: Kate Swaffer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release Date: 2016-01-21
Genre: Health & Fitness
Kate Swaffer was just 49 years old when she was diagnosed with a form of younger onset dementia. In this book, she offers an all-too-rare first-hand insight into that experience, sounding a clarion call for change in how we ensure a better quality of life for people with dementia. Kate describes vividly her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory difficulties, loss of independence, leaving long-term employment, the impact on her teenage sons, and the enormous impact of the dementia diagnosis on her sense of self. Never shying away from difficult issues, she tackles head-on stigma, inadequacies in care and support, and the media's role in perpetuating myths about dementia, suggesting ways in which we can include and empower people with the diagnosis. She also reflects on the ways in which her writing and dementia advocacy work have taken her on a process of self-discovery and enabled her to develop a new and meaningful personal identity. Kate's powerful words will challenge misconceptions about dementia, and open our eyes to new ways of supporting people with the diagnosis. A must read for people with dementia and their families as well as for professionals and carers.
Author: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-09-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The founder of the Arrowsmith Program shares how she overcame severe learning disabilities by developing brain exercises to combat neurological challenges, discussing what her achievements reveal about the potential for shaping the human brain.
Author: Karen Pape
Release Date: 2016-09-20
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Karen Pape tells the story of how some children with early brain damage astounded everyone around them. The brain injury they suffered at or near birth had led to motor problems such as the awkward gait we associate with cerebral palsy. Yet they were able to run, kick a soccer ball, tap dance, and play tennis. This was not supposed to happen. It ran counter to the prevailing belief that the brain is hardwired and fixed. When Dr. Pape first shared her remarkable findings, she ran into fierce opposition frommainstream medicine. Yet this courageous neonatologist didn t back down. In her clinical practice, Pape helped many young brain-damaged children to significantly improve their movement. It led her to ask why some of them could run but not walk with the same ease. Her answer was astounding: By the time they learned to run, their brains had healed. The awkward walking gait was actually a bad habit acquired while the brain was still damaged. This is the power and the beauty of neuroplasticity, the brain s amazing ability to change and heal. It has revolutionized the treatment of adults who suffer stroke. Now, for the first time, this remarkable book shows that children with a brain injuryat or near birth can get better, too. These stories of children s recovery and improvements are a revelation surprising, inspiring, and illuminating. They offer real hope for some of the world s most vulnerable children and a better understanding of how the baby brain grows and recovers."
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Random House Canada
Release Date: 2019-04
"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers."--
Author: Juan R. Abascal
Release Date: 2000
The creators of a state- of-the-art stress management center combine their decades' of clinical psychology experience to present a complete and concise volume on stress management in the workplace. Their approach incorporates a reader-friendly style with proven exercises and techniques designed to teach readers how to maximize effectiveness and deal with workplace stress.The text includes an introduction to stress, the three phases of the authors' master strategy, as well as a focus on workplace stress mastery and psychotechnologies.For students, workers and the general public interested in stress management techniques.
Author: Ruth Curran MS
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release Date: 2016-05-25
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
The journey to wellness when coming back from a brain injury can be a long one. It is one that author Ruth Curran knows well. Faced with a myriad of challenges after her own brain injury, she decided to turn up the volume on the things that she loved and found ways to work through the discomfort and discouragement that can plague so many who are faced with this devastating diagnosis. Her own path one that took 18 months is one that she shares with readers in Being Brain Healthy. Being Brain Healthy is a book of hope not only for those who had a brain injury but also for anyone who wants to think better. Curran shares insights on healing with readers and has the unique ability to explain complex neuroscience in a way that makes sense to even those who are just taking their first steps on the road to recovery. Convinced that everyone can work their way out of what Curran refers to as the fog and can build better thinking skills, the author shares how she turned her entire life into a better experience. The goal of Being Brain Healthy is to combine the most cutting edge research with what works in practice and fits in daily life. Curran helps readers to understand how the brain and body work together and how that can be used to an advantage. Divided into sections, including Be Active, Be Engaged, Be Social, Be Purposeful and Be Complicated, readers will be able to see how the newest science, activities and exercises can help those with thinking challenges to make the most of every day. Included in the book are stories from those currently in recovery from brain challenges whose experiences are meant to inspire readers to take their own functionality to the next level.