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ToddlerCalm

Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Authors:
Sarah Ockwell-Smith
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The Gentle Sleep Book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Authors:
Sarah Ockwell-Smith
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The Gentle Parenting Book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Authors:
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Parenting trends come and go. Gentle parenting is different - it isn't a label for a precise set of rules but a method of parenting that embraces the needs of parent and child, while being mindful of current science and child psychology. It means parenting with empathy, respect, understanding - and boundaries.In The Gentle Parenting Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of what-to-expect information and gentle-parenting solutions to the most common challenges faced by parents with young children. Sarah addresses a wide variety of topics, including coping with a crying baby, introducing solid foods and creating healthy eating habits, potty training, starting nursery and school, sibling rivalry, tantrums, whining and sulking, aggressive behaviour and much more.And for those parents who have previously used a more authoritarian style of parenting, there's plenty of advice - and reassurance - on making the transition to a gentler approach. For many, gentle parenting comes as a relief because it chimes with their deepest instincts about the best way to raise their children.

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Babycalm

Based on techniques and wisdom honed during her years as a mum and at the helm of her award-winning company BabyCalm ™, Sarah Ockwell-Smith’s new book is designed to offer stressed-out new parents the tools they need to feel confident and at ease in their new role.

Piatkus

The Babymoon Experience

Caroline Deacon
Authors:
Caroline Deacon

Becoming a mother is probably the most life-changing experience any woman goes through and the first weeks after giving birth is a period of huge adjustment for both mother and baby. Many cultures recognise this with a period of 'lying in' but in the West we have lost this, pressuring women to get 'back to normal; as soon as possible after birth. We need to rediscover the art of mothering the new mother. We expect new mothers to carry on as before, as quickly as possible, and in minimising the time they need to recover from the birth and get to know their babies, we trivialise the event. Not surprising then that ten percent of women in the UK have severe postnatal depression and many more feel they 'can't cope'. NCT counsellor, psychologist and bestselling author Caroline Deacon explores how we can prepare for, and enjoy, an ideal babymoon and make the most of this most precious and vital time. The book offers a reassuring, affirming, entertaining and informative guide to babymooning and takes the reader through pregnancy, birth and those key first weeks of a newborn's life.

New Harbinger

Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year

Cassandra Vieten
Authors:
Cassandra Vieten

From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental and emotional agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge and approach every experience with your new baby with open eyes and an open heart. Based on research conducted at California Pacific Medical Center, and with a foreword by beloved meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein, Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year (New Harbinger/Noetic Books, May 2009, $16.95) by psychologist and mom Cassandra Vieten, has been acclaimed by women's health experts, mindfulness teachers, and psychologists alike.Mindful Motherhood provides pregnant women and new moms with a brief, low-cost, easy to implement set of tools to deal with stress, difficult moments, depressed or anxious moods, and negative thought patterns during pregnancy and early motherhood. Based on the principles of mindfulness, this book also provides information, exercises, and ideas to enhance the positive emotions that are part of the experience of motherhood and improve the quality of mother-infant interactions, bringing more attention and awareness to the deep joy and satisfaction that motherhood can bring.Mindful Motherhood provides pregnant women and early moms with:1) accessible information based on science and sound clinical theory,2) practical tools for practicing mindfulness in everyday life,3) stories and examples to inspire interest and clarify points, and4) experiential exercises that will help readers integrate the informationand experiences they have.Mindful Motherhood also offers current insights into the positive psychology of motherhood and mother-infant attachment, translating science and theory into jargon-free language and immediately applicable tools. This book is aimed specifically toward pregnant women and mothers with infants, who would like to deal more effectively with stress and mood during pregnancy and postpartum, who are interested in being the best parent they can be, and who want to cultivate a deeper connection to themselves and their children.The goal is to help women become the kind of present, authentic, connected, emotionally competent, psychologically-balanced, and loving mothers they want to be not to mention enjoying the extraordinary experience of motherhood to its fullest extent.Why it is ImportantA large body of evidence in both animal and human studies indicates that stress and mood disturbance experienced during pregnancy increases the risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and other pregnancy-related complications, and may adversely affect the developing fetus. Postnatal mood disturbance can interfere with attachment, healthy parenting behaviors, and child development. While a wealth of evidence supports all these facts, surprisingly little information is available to women and clinicians for reducing stress and improving mood in pregnancy and postpartum.Mindful Motherhood is the only book oriented toward teaching research-based mindfulness principles to reduce stress and improve mood in pregnant women and new moms. It is an easy but informative read that gives new moms the psychology, science and health facts behind how mindfulness can enhance mother-infant attachment, and be used in childbirth.

Grand Central Publishing

How To Conceive Naturally

Christa Orecchio, Willow Buckley
Authors:
Christa Orecchio, Willow Buckley
Robinson

The Compassionate Mind Approach To Postnatal Depression

Michelle Cree
Authors:
Michelle Cree
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French Kids Eat Everything

Karen Le Billon
Authors:
Karen Le Billon
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Grace Under Pressure

Sophie Walker
Authors:
Sophie Walker
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Diet Coach

Kimberly Willis
Authors:
Kimberly Willis

This is an inspirational diet book with a difference. It is a non-diet book - with no restrictions, point-counting, calorie-watching or danger foods. Instead, DIET COACH is a pocket-sized guide full of tried and tested practical tips and tricks that restrictive diet plans cannot compete with. Author Kimberly Willis focuses on you, rather than the food, to help you beat cravings and take control of your eating habits. She uses a combination of yoga, hypnotherapy, NLP, acupressure and common-sense to identify ways in which you can really change your eating habits. Whether it is remembering key slogans (a glass of wine is the same as a glass of pasta), trying new distraction techniques (rubbing your finger between your nose and your top lip when cravings hit) or taking the time to really chew and taste each mouthful you eat, you will find strategies and coping methods that really work for you.This title has previously been published as The Little Book of Diet Help.

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10 Mindful Minutes: A journal

Goldie Hawn
Authors:
Goldie Hawn
Sphere

You Can Be Thin

Marisa Peer
Authors:
Marisa Peer

PLEASE NOTE: LINK FOR THE FREE HYPNOSIS DOWNLOAD CAN BE FOUND ON THE COPYRIGHT PAGE, OPPOSITE THE CONTENTS PAGEThe Ultimate Programme to End Dieting...ForeverMarisa Peer introduces her revolutionary method of reprogramming the brain to alter feelings and associations related to food, to enable everybody to have a healthy relationship with it and, as a result, have a healthy body at a sustained ideal weight. With its refreshing and empowering style, YOU CAN BE THIN works on many levels by using techniques including fun and powerfully affecting exercises, subtle repetition and straightforward questionnaires to break negative patterns and banish cravings. An effortless process, the reader's progress through the book is a hypnotherapy treatment in itself. Addressing habitual eaters, emotional eaters, addicted and ignorant eaters, the cure, which is not to be found anywhere else, lies in the process of reading the book.

Piatkus

The Little Book of Diet Help

Kimberly Willis
Authors:
Kimberly Willis

Marisa Peer

Marisa Peer lives between London and Los Angeles and has dual American and English qualifications in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and also studied diet and nutrition and eating disorders. She now practices in the UK and runs workshops as well as one-on-one sessions.

Sphere

Ultimate Confidence

Marisa Peer
Authors:
Marisa Peer

PLEASE NOTE: LINK FOR THE FREE HYPNOSIS DOWNLOAD CAN BE FOUND ON THE CONTENTS PAGEThere's so much more to confidence than being outgoing, and self esteem has a huge impact on both your happiness and what you are able to achieve in life. Marisa Peer's tried and tested programme is an effortless way to maximise your potential and overhaul your whole outlook on life for the better. Her powerful hypnotic language and effective techniques mean that just reading the book enables you to change negative thought patterns and break harmful habits that have been holding you back without you knowing it.Written in the highly engaging style she is renowned for, Marisa's book speaks to you on an extremely personal level and tailors her proven methods in establishing confidence to your unique needs. Unlike other books on the market, not only does her programme provide lasting results but she focuses much more on how to like yourself, because until you do you can't enjoy the benefits of confidence. Marisa's programme is the effortless way to tackle every type of confidence issue so that you can achieve your full potential in life and reap the rewards.

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Hypnodiet

Susan Hepburn
Authors:
Susan Hepburn

Lose weight and feel fabulous with this book and CD from celebrity hypnotherapist Susan Hepburn.HYPNODIET is not a diet. It is a mind-body revolution: a way to change the way you eat, forever. Susan Hepburn's approach works because it removes the guilt and stress of yo-yo dieting. Hypnosis provides a simple yet radical way to lose inches, but more importantly it is a way to gain control of your eating habits and build a healthy relationship with food. With HYPNODIET you put away the scales. There is no calorie counting, no forbidden foods, no faddy menus or deprivation. Instead, using simple hypnotherapy exercises, you will learn to reprogramme your mind. You will quickly start to enjoy food and make healthy choices, reaching and maintaining your target weight without hunger, guilt or stress. The concept of 'mindfulness' is central - it's a highly effective psychological tool which will revolutionise the way you eat. Key elements of the book include learning how to put yourself in a state of deep relaxation: guided meditations and visualisations (on accompanying CD) to enable you to 'delete' the negative emotional associations you have with food and replace these with positive ones; inspiring case studies; hints and tips.

How To Books

Headless Chickens, Laidback Bears

Gordon Wainwright
Authors:
Gordon Wainwright

Time creation, as it is defined in this book, is another name for chronemics, the study of how we use our time and of how we may use it more effectively. It provides a set of techniques for doing things in time-saving ways and will change your life for the better if you put it into practice. You will cease to be one of life's headless chickens who dash around looking busy but achieving little, and become one of its laidback bears who really gets things done and enjoys life at the same time. This book will enable you to speed up those activities that can sensibly be speeded up, and to identify ways of saving time in those that cannot. The objective as one of life's laidback bears is to create some discretionary time which you can spend in whichever way you fancy; be it getting more work done, thinking about work-related problems which you don't normally have time to think about, engaging in your favourite leisure activity, or just sitting and dreaming.Contents: 1. Time creation techniques; Accurate feedback; Flow rates; Deadlines; Anticipatory scanning techniques; Selective perception of cues; Adequate incubation periods; Imaginative and intuitive responses; Critical incidents and learning periods; Timing and synchronization; Slippage and downtime; Flexible performance strategies; Critical analysis of performance; 2. Overcoming problems using time creation techniques; Elimination of faults; Motivation; Continuation and follow-up; Risk taking; Vigilance and attention; Maintaining maximum speed; Effects of variety of activity; Timewasting; 3. Applications in personal skills; Thinking; Reading; Writing; Listening and speaking; Social skills

Robinson

The Whole-Brain Child

Tina Payne Bryson, Daniel Siegel
Authors:
Tina Payne Bryson, Daniel Siegel

In this pioneering, practical book for parents, neuroscientist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson explain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. Different parts of a child's brain develop at different speeds and understanding these differences can help you turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and raise calmer, happier children. Featuring clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child will help your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives using twelve key strategies, including:Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain's affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.Engage, Don't Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child's emotional state.Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go.SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible.Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.

New Harbinger

Yoga for Grief Relief

Antonio Sausys
Authors:
Antonio Sausys

If you've experienced profound loss-be it the death of a loved one or the end of an important relationship-you may feel intense emotional or physical pain. In fact, it's not uncommon for grieving people to experience depression, anxiety, fatigue, and a variety of chronic ailments. If you've tried medication or therapy but have yet to find relief, you may be surprised to discover the healing effects of yoga.Yoga for Grief Relief combines over 100 illustrations of gentle yogic poses and the latest research in psychophysiology and neuroscience to help you get back on the path to wellness. Written by Antonio Sausys, TV host of YogiViews and the founder of Yoga for Health, an International Yoga Therapy Conference, the step-by-step exercises in this book can be tailored to your personal needs, and are designed to help you work through your loss and begin on the journey to self-knowledge and enlightenment.Grief affects both the mind and the body. Using the examples and illustrations in this book, you'll discover how the ancient practice of yoga can provide relief for both your emotional and physical symptoms. The book also explains the psychophysiological correlation between emotional grief and bodily pain that may also arise. The gentle yoga practices within include postures, breathing exercises, body movements, cleansing techniques, self-relaxation techniques, and mind reprogramming exercises.At its core, yoga is about accepting change. If you are ready to heal, this book can provide the necessary tools needed to make a meaningful transition in life with graceful awareness. To find out more, visit yogaforgriefrelief.com