Angels in the Trenches
By Leo Ruickbie
After a miraculous escape from the German military juggernaut in the small Belgian town of Mons in 1914, the first major battle that the British Expeditionary Force would face in the First World War, the British really believed that they were on the side of the angels. Indeed, after 1916, the number of spiritualist societies in the United Kingdom almost doubled, from 158 to 309. As Arthur Conan Doyle explained, 'The deaths occurring in almost every family in the land brought a sudden and concentrated interest in the life after death. People not only asked the question, "If a man die, shall he live again?" but they eagerly sought to know if communication was possible with the dear ones they had lost.' From the Angel of Mons to the popular boom in spiritualism as the horrors of industrialised warfare reaped their terrible harvest, the paranormal - and its use in propaganda - was one of the key aspects of the First World War.Angels in the Trenches takes us from defining moments, such as the Angel of Mons on the Front Line, to spirit communication on the Home Front, often involving the great and the good of the period, such as aristocrat Dame Edith Lyttelton, founder of the War Refugees Committee, and the physicist Sir Oliver Lodge, Principal of Birmingham University. We see here people at every level of society struggling to come to terms with the ferocity and terror of the war, and their own losses: soldiers looking for miracles on the battlefield; parents searching for lost sons in the séance room. It is a human story of people forced to look beyond the apparent certainties of the everyday - and this book follows them on that journey.
The Anxiety Epidemic
By Graham Davey
Are we living in an age of unprecedented anxiety, or has this always been a problem throughout history?We only need look around us to see anxieties: in the family home, the workplace, on social media, and especially in the news. It's true that everyone feels anxious at some time in their lives, but we're told we're all feeling more anxious than we've ever been before - and for longer than we've ever done before. It's even reported that anxiety is a modern epidemic significant enough to challenge the dominance of depression as the most common mental health problem.Much of this increase has been attributed to changes in lifestyles that have led to more stress and pressure being placed on people: from childhood, to adolescence, to adulthood. But that's a big claim. Going back over the generations, how anxious were people in 1968 or 1818? Are people just anxious all the time - regardless of what they do or when they lived? Is anxiety an inevitable consequence of simply being alive?Graham Davey addresses many important questions about the role of anxiety. What is it good for? What are the unique modern-day causes of our anxieties and stresses? What turns normal everyday anxiety into the disabling disorders that many of us experience - distressing and debilitating conditions such as phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, pathological worrying and post-traumatic stress disorder? To truly conquer anxiety, we need to understand why it has established its prominent place in our modern world.
At Home with Dyslexia
By Sascha Roos
'Probably the very best place to go if you need accessible, user-friendly information, and a whole plethora of sound, practical guidance about how to help a child with dyslexia, is Sascha's fascinating and insightful book' - The Sunday Independent (Ireland)This book will empower parents by giving them the tools and strategies to deal with dyslexia, making them confident and knowledgeable in the process.It offers:- a guidebook that is visually appealing, including bullet points, illustrations and short chapters, making it an easy to follow reference book for the busy (and often dyslexic) parent;- practical and emotional support at home from primary to secondary school years, as well as how to deal with school and the education system;- chapters that can be dipped into for useful day to day advice and tools to help at home , and for overall encouragement and reassurance;- parents and children sharing their personal experiences and advice in their personal accounts - the challenges of dyslexia, possible solutions and successes are openly discussed and woven throughout the chapters, giving the guide an authentic voice. Central to this guide is language of acceptance and celebration, emphasising a learning 'difference' rather than a 'disability', and a genuine encouragement of dyslexic abilities and strengths.
The Art of Flavour
By Daniel Patterson, Mandy Aftel
'Mandy Aftel's latest work with Daniel Patterson is a masterpiece on the science of cooking from an olfactory and culinary perspective through the same lens. This book is a must for any chef or cook looking to find new inspirations and a deeper understanding of the way flavours work together.' Pratap Chahal (@thathungrychef), Flavour Bastard, Soho, London'Am counting down the days till your book arrives!' Nigella LawsonDaniel Patterson, a chef, and Mandy Aftel, a perfumer, present a revolutionary new approach to creating delicious, original food. Aftel and Patterson are rock stars in their respective fields: Patterson has won two Michelin stars for his San Francisco restaurant Coi and numerous James Beard and other food awards, and his new path-breaking co-venture Loco'l is attracting national interest; Aftel has been profiled in the New York Times T Magazine and other publications and is constantly featured and quoted in magazines and blogs. In a world awash with cooking shows, food blogs and recipes, the art of flavour has been surprisingly neglected. The multibillion-dollar flavour industry practises its dark arts by manipulating synthetic ingredients, and home cooks are taught to wield the same blunt instruments: salt, acid, sugar, heat.But foods in their natural states are infinitely more nuanced than the laboratory can replicate - and offer far greater possibilities for deliciousness. Chef Daniel Patterson and natural perfumer Mandy Aftel are experts at orchestrating ingredients, and here they teach readers how to make the most of nature's palette. The Art of Flavour proceeds not by rote formula but via a series of mind-opening and palate-expanding tools and concepts: using a flavour 'compass' to find the way to transformative combinations of aromatic ingredients; pairing ingredients to make them 'bury' (control) one another and 'lock' (achieve an alchemy that transcends the sum of the parts); learning to deploy cooking methods for maximum effect; and the seven 'dials' that allow a cook to fine-tune a dish. With more than sixty recipes that allow the cook to grasp each concept and put it into practice, The Art of Flavour is food for the imagination that will help cooks at any level to become flavour virtuosos in their own right.From The Flavour Bible on, flavour has been a particular focus of recent interest, but no one has Patterson's and Aftel's unique perspective on it, their combined expertise, or their winning blend of ideas, information, recipes and cooking and perfuming lore. The Art of Flavour is a thinking person's cookbook that uses recipes to instil principles for creating delicious food at home, larded with fascinating information on the history and science of flavour that make it a great armchair read as well.
An Introduction to Coping with Stress, 2nd Edition
By Leonora Brosan
A revised and updated edition in the popular 'Introduction to Coping with' series of self-help books. Written by the author of the popular self-help title Overcoming Stress, An Introduction to Coping with Stress 2nd Edition offers a first step in self-help, using techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). We all know what stress feels like, and indeed what it feels like when we have too much stress in our lives. Too much stress can have a negative impact on us, almost without our noticing it. It can affect our family life, friendships and other relationships, our work life and our physical and emotional wellbeing. This self-help guide uses CBT strategies to help the reader to recognise what happens to us when we are under stress and how we can change how we feel, think and act in order to regain a more balanced outlook on life and manage it more effectively. This practical booklet is also an ideal resource for health professionals and carers.
An Introduction to Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, 2nd Edition
By Leonora Brosan
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects millions of people each year. But it can be treated effectively with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Written by an experienced practitioner, this introductory book explains what OCD is, what different forms it takes and how it can make you feel. It will help you to understand your symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. You will learn:· How OCD develops and what keeps it going· The role that intrusive thoughts play in your compulsive behaviour· Cognitive skills and exposure and response prevention techniques
An Introduction to Self-help for Distressing Voices
By Cassie Hazell, Mark Hayward, Clara Strauss, David Kingdon
An invaluable guide to dealing with distressing voices from leading expertsHearing voices can be highly distressing and impact our health, well-being and day-to-day lives. This self-help guide explains what voices are, what causes them and how to cope with this distressing experience.. Using clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, this book will help you to recognise the link between your thoughts, beliefs and relationships, and the distressing voices you hear. This book will help you to:· Understand the voices and cope with them more effectively· Explore and re-evaluate beliefs that you hold about yourself and the voices· Develop some assertiveness skills· Set personal goals for the future
The Art of Buying Art
By Alan Bamberger
'The very best book on the subject ever published' Bernard Ewell, Personal Property Journal (the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers)The art world can appear impenetrable to the beginner. This classic book, in print since 1990, is an invaluable primer that will help anyone to penetrate the thickets of inscrutable 'insider info' and esoteric jargon. Updated for today's art market, including online buying, The Art of Buying Art is without a doubt the most accessible book on how to research, evaluate, price and buy artworks - for anyone who wants to buy art. No previous knowledgeof art or the art business is necessary. Topics include:· how to research and evaluate art prices like the professionals· how to build a quality collection· how to spot fakes and forgeries· how to buy art at auctions and directly from artists· how to negotiate prices· how to tell the difference between an original and a reproduction Bamberger provides the information needed to transform anyone into an informed art consumer, to protect collectors from bad buys and to help them locate the best art at the correct prices.
By Graham Easton
HIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Primary Health CareDespite the modern trend towards empowering patients and giving them more choice, the nuts and bolts of medical practice largely remain a mystery - a closed box. In fact, the more health information is available on the internet, the more patients can feel swamped and confused. The Appointment offers an intimate and honest account of how a typical GP tries to make sense of a patient's health problems and manage them within the constraints of their health system and the short ten minute appointment. We have always been fascinated by our own health but in recent years, especially for older people, seeing the GP has become a regular activity. In the past decade the average number of times a patient visits his or her GP has almost doubled. Despite this increasing demand, getting to see a GP is not always easy so those intimate ten minutes with the doctor are extremely precious, and there's more than ever to cram in. Taking the reader through a typical morning surgery, The Appointment shines a light onto what is really going on in those central ten minutes and lets the reader, for the first time, get inside the mind of the person sitting in front of them - the professional they rely on to look after their health. Experienced GP Dr Graham Easton shows how GPs really think, lays bare their professional strengths and weaknesses, and exposes what really influences their decisions about their patients' health.
An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety, 2nd Edition
By Brenda Hogan, Leonora Brosan
Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions worldwide, affecting millions of people each year. But it can be treated effectively with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).Written by experienced practitioners, this introductory book can help you if anxiety has become a problem. It explains what anxiety is and how it makes you feel when it becomes unmanageable or lasts for long periods of time. It will help you to understand your symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. You will learn:· What anxiety is and how it develops· Physical symptoms to look out for· How to spot and challenge thoughts that make you anxious· Ways to change how you behave in order to reduce your feelings of anxiety
An Introduction to Coping with Depression, 2nd Edition
By Lee Brosan, Brenda Hogan
Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.Depression is the predominant mental health condition worldwide, affecting millions of people each year. But it can be treated effectively with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).Written by experienced practitioners, this introductory book explains what depression is and how it makes you feel. It will help you to understand your symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. You will learn:· How depression develops and what keeps it going· How to spot and challenge thoughts that maintain your depression· Problem solving and balanced thinking skills
An Introduction to Living Well with Pain
By Frances Cole
Practical 'footsteps' to help you live well with a chronic pain conditionIf you live with a long term condition that causes you chronic pain, then you are not alone. Chronic or persistent pain affects many adults and children in many ways. It can impact on your mood, your home and work life, your relationships, your sleep, your activities and all areas of your health. It can take your life over. Change is possible. Effective pain management requires a practical multi-focused approach. This self-help guide brings together tools that have worked with thousands of people with pain. It guides you through skills that help you stop struggling and cope well with pain, including:· Goal-setting, making action plans and rewarding yourself· Pacing your day to day activities and building in relaxation practice· Developing healthy exercise and eating routines· Sleeping well again· Coping with setbacks
An Introduction to Coping with Extreme Emotions
By Lee Brosan, Amanda Spong
Many people suffer from extreme emotions with around 2% of people being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. It is a very troubling condition which causes abnormal and unstable behaviour including overwhelming feelings of distress and anger, which may lead to self-harming, damage or destruction of relationships and, at times, loss of contact with reality. Through clinically proven dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) techniques, this book will help you to control your extreme emotions. You will learn:· The symptoms of personality disorder· Different ways of coping with overwhelming emotions· How to increase your emotional resilience from day to day
The Art of Business
By Greg Clydesdale
When we look at Chinese history for a guide to business, we commonly reach for Sun Tzu's The Art of War, but that is a military text. It focuses on an enemy, not a trading partner, and it certainly doesn't mention customers and their role in strategy.To come to terms with Chinese commerce, we don't need to know the Art of War. We need to know the art of business. This book explains Chinese business in history: its practices, values and achievements. As we explore business through time, we discover the strategies which enabled Chinese merchants to become rich and gain insights into how Chinese business evolved, and continues to evolve. The Art of Business goes beyond the Silk Road, Marco Polo and the opium trade to examine how the many different Chinese businesses made money. It asks how merchants mastered the spatial and temporal dimensions of the market and built substantial wealth in doing so. It explores the commercial revolutions that occurred in the Tang and Song dynasties and the late Ming, and reveals business practices carried into the Ching dynasty. It explores salt merchants, the porcelain industry, Huizhou and Shanxi merchant groups, and Howqua, who became the world's richest man. The evolving nature of world commerce will place new demands on tomorrow's businesses. By examining the past, we can better understand the future in which China will once again stand like a giant.
An Introduction to Coping with Grief, 2nd Edition
By Sue Morris
Grief is a natural reaction to loss but in some cases it can be devastating, preventing you from moving on in your life and affecting your relationships and work. This fully updated self-help guide offers an examination and explanation of the grieving process and outlines clinically-proven strategies, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to help you adjust to life without a loved one:· Knowing what to expect when you are grieving· Understanding the physical and psychological reactions to grief· Practical coping strategies to help you deal with your loss
An Introduction to Coping with Eating Problems, 2nd Edition
By Gillian Todd
Eating problems, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, can have a devastating impact on sufferers as well as their friends and family. This self-help guide is written by a consultant psychotherapist with extensive experience of treating eating disorders and will help you identify an eating disorder and develop a toolkit of strategies to help you take steps towards overcoming the disorder. It also includes a chapter offering useful guidance for family members.This updated second edition will help you:· Understand how eating disorders develop and what keeps them going· Find the motivation to change · Change how you eat· Challenge negative thinkingThe Introduction to Coping series offers valuable guidance for those seeking help for emotional or psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. Each book gives useful background information and suggests techniques to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thinking using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques. CBT is recommended internationally to treat a wide range of emotional, psychological and physical conditions including eating disorders.
An Introduction to Coping with Panic, 2nd edition
By Charles Young
Learn how to manage your feelings of panic Panic disorder and panic attacks affect many people across the world. This self-help guide explains how panic develops and what keeps it going. This updated edition gives you clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you recognise the link between your thoughts and your panic:How to spot and challenge thoughts that make you panicKeeping a panic diaryLearn calming breathing techniques
An Introduction to Coping with Insomnia and Sleep Problems, 2nd Edition
By Colin Espie
Poor sleep can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing, leaving us feeling run-down, exhausted and stressed out. This self-help guide explains the causes of insomnia and why it is so difficult to break bad habits. This updated edition gives you clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques for improving the quality of your sleep:· Keeping a sleep diary· Setting personal goals· Improving your sleep hygiene· Dealing with a racing mind· Making lasting improvements to your sleeping and waking pattern
An Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety, 2nd edition
By Brenda Hogan, Charles Young
Learn how to control your health anxietyHealth anxiety affects many people across the world - a preoccupation with physical illness that is equally bad for your mental health. This self-help guide explains how it develops and what keeps it going. This updated edition gives you clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you challenge the way you think and behave, such as:- What health anxiety is and how it develops - Physical symptom - How to spot and challenge thoughts that make you anxious. - Reducing your focus on illness- How to spot and challenge thoughts that make you anxious- Reducing your focus on your body and on illness
An Introduction to Coping with Phobias, 2nd Edition
By Brenda Hogan
Learn how to overcome your phobiasIt is very common for people to have a phobia of something - heights, spiders, water... but when that fear prevents you from doing the things you enjoy doing in life, or causes you deep anxiety and feelings of panic, it is time to seek help.This self-help guide explains how phobias develop and what keeps them going. This updated edition gives you clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you challenge the way you think and behave:· Setting goals and starting to face your fears· Avoiding relapses and problem-solving