Everyday Mindfulness for OCD
By Jon Hershfield, Shala Nicely
If you've been diagnosed with OCD, you already understand how your obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, and need for rituals can interfere with everyday life. Maybe you've already undergone therapy or are in the midst of working with a therapist. It's important for you to know that life doesn't end with an OCD diagnosis. In fact, it is possible to not only live with the disorder, but also live joyfully. This practical and accessible guide will show you how. In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, you will discover how you can stay one step ahead of your OCD. You'll learn about the world of mindfulness, and how living in the present moment non-judgmentally is so important when you have OCD. You'll also explore the concept of self-compassion; what it is, what it isn't how to use it, and why people with OCD benefit from it. Finally, you'll discover daily games, tips, and tricks for outsmarting your OCD, meditations and mindfulness exercises, and much, much more. Living with OCD is challenging; but it doesn't have to define you. If you are tired of focusing on how you are living with OCD is and are looking for fun ways to make the most of your unique self, this book will be a breath of fresh air.
Earn Money From Your Home
By Stewart Whyte
With the growth of online reservation platforms such as Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Wimdu, Booking.com and Onefinestay, people are able to offer accommodation to a huge audience of tourists as B&B hosts or as short break holiday accommodation providers - without using an agent. So earning money from your own home - whether it be letting a few bedrooms in your house, an investment property or a holiday home - has never been easier. However, to meet the demand and market your accommodation effectively as a host you will need basic knowledge and some professionalism. Good hosts get good reviews, which in turn attract more guests and increase your chances of success and financial reward. In easy-to-read sections you'll discover: How to get your property ready for a successful listingThe requirements of responsible hosting How Stayz, Homeaway, mrbnb and other reservation platforms workHow to set your room rate and monitor your bookings How to market your property internationally and at very little cost.This book will explain the issues as they apply to responsible hosting. It will give you the knowledge and confidence to become a successful accommodation provider..
By Pam Grout
Adapted from Pam Grout's New York Times bestselling book, E-Squared , this Running Press® Miniature EditionT is a lab manual with simple experiments that prove reality is malleable and that you shape your life with your mind.The nine experiments, each of which can be conducted with absolutely no money and very little time, demonstrate that spiritual principles are as dependable as gravity and as consistent as Newton's laws of motion.
By Chip Conley
What if an equation could help you understand and even master what you're experiencing right now? In this age of uncertainty, many people feel like they're clinging to a dinghy amidst a perfect storm. But successful entrepreneur Chip Conley has discovered that by using simple word equations, it's easy to build the grit, insight, stamina and joy that allow us to become our best, highest-functioning selves. Conley's equations are a simple yet profound way to help your emotions work for you. They are mantras that we can turn to for stability in times of uncertainly, reminding us to focus on the things we can change ('the variables') and leave the others ('the constants') alone. Equations include:Joy = Love - FearAnxiety = Uncertainty x PowerlessnessGiven the complex times we live in, people are looking for ways to distill some basic truths in life. Emotional Equations is a new, visual lexicon for mastering the age of uncertainty.
The Essential Guide To Flatsharing
By Rupert Hunt, Matt Hutchinson
If you're renting out a spare room ths book will tell all about taking in a lodger, including how to advertise the room and then draw up the contract. It also explains the the tax and financial issues involved, and much more.For those looking for a flatshare you'll find out where to look, how to pick the best flatmates and then how to avoid conflict and keep your flatshare harmonious. If you are looking for a new flatmate, you'll discover how to advertise, what to look for to pick the right person and also everything you need to know about dealing with money.
The End Of Stress
By Andrew J. Bernstein
Where does stress come from? For more than half a century, we've been told it comes from 'adverse external influences', that it's a by-product of our ancestors' fight-or-flight response, and that because life on earth has changed radically, stress is inevitable today. All of this, according to Andrew Bernstein, is wrong.In The End of Stress, he shows you exactly why it's wrong. He takes readers back to the 1930s, pointing out a fundamental error in how the stress concept was initially formulated, and how this mistaken formula has resulted in people relying on inefficient tools such as relaxation and positive thinking. Bernstein then reveals the truth about where stress comes from and introduces a 7-step process that transforms common challenges - including relationships, money, success, weight loss, heartbreak, uncertainty, interpersonal conflict and the loss of a loved one. The End of Stress offers a complete re-education in the nature of negative emotions, training readers in how to transform any issue - at home, at school, at work - in order to live happier, healthier lives.
Emigrating To New Zealand
By Steve Horrell
This book is an indispensible guide to the roller coaster ride that is the emigration process. It covers all the topics and issues that anyone thinking of emigrating to New Zealand will need to know about, from the discussion phase through to making friends when you're there. - Deciding to go - Applying for a visa - Preparing to leave - Taking your pets - Arriving in New Zealand - House hunting and buying - Education and health - Cars and driving - Profiles of major cities and regions This thoroughly revised and updated new edition now includes a new chapter on how to find a job in New Zealand.
Ethical Issues In Developmental Disabilities
By Linda J. Hayes
Views of the ethical treatment of persons with disabilities are changing rapidly. the fervently held goals of yesterday are often the rejected status quo of today. Bringing together behavioral psychologists, physicians, consumers, advocates, this book deals with how things out to be for persons with developmental disabilities. If you work with persons who have disabilities, you need this book.
Early Detection And Treatment Of Substance Abuse Within Integrated Primary Care
By Nicholas A. Cummings
Substance abuse can result in severe health problems; families suffer; people are victimized on account of substance-related crime; and most tragically, thousands of innocent children die each year in impaired driving accidents. Given its far-reaching impact on the welfare of society, healthcare professionals should make substance abuse a priority. Most patients with substance abuse problems present in primary care settings, oftentimes with other complaints. When professionals, working in primary or integrated care settings, know what to look for and there is adequate infrastructural support with respect to triage, implementing substance programs with an eye on early detection and intervention can dramatically improve health outcomes and create significant financial benefits. This volume includes:Primary Care: An Entry Point for the Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse by Kyle E. Ferguson, Melanie P. Duckworth, William T. O'Donohue, & Nicholas A. CummingsTurning Bread into Stone: Our Modern Antimiracle by Nicholas A. CummingsWho is the Substance Abuser? by Nicholas A. Cummings & Janet L. CummingsPresenting Problems: Different Tugs from Different Drugs by Nicholas A. Cummings & Janet L. CummingsSubstance Abuse Treatment within Primary Care: Frontline Detection and Intervention by Nicholas A. Cummings & Janet L. CummingsIssues in Addressing Substance Abuse in Primary Care by Ian SchafferEarly Detection and Treatment of Alcoholism in Primary Care by Peter E. NathanOpportunities for Improved Detection and Treatment of Alcohol Misuse: Using Behavioral Health Consultants in Primary Care by Christine N. RunyanLate Life Alcoholism in Primary Care by David W. OslinEarly Detection and Treatment of Prescription Drug Abuse in Primary Care by J. Harry IsaacsonIntegrating Behavioral Interventions for Smoking into Primary Care by David Antonuccio
The Emperor's New Drugs
By Irving Kirsch
Irving Kirsch has the world doubting the efficacy of antidepressants. Based on fifteen years of research, The Emperor's New Drugs makes an overwhelming case that what the medical community considered a cornerstone of psychiatric treatment is little more than a faulty consensus. But Kirsch does more than just criticize: He offers a path society can follow to stop popping pills and start proper treatment.
Entitled To Respect
By Conrad Potts, Suzanne Potts
This book will restore your self esteem and help you to command the respect to which you're entitled at work. It will provide you with practical tools that you can put into use immediately, enabling you to: - Be valued for who you are - Ask for what you're entitled to - Say 'no' when you have a right to do so - Have your opinions & ideas respected and heard - Stand up for yourself - Handle difficult situations calmly and successfullyContents: Introduction; PART 1: THE TOOLBOX; 1. Behavioural flexibility; 2.What is assertion?; 3. Our verbal behaviour; 4. Non-verbal behaviour; 5.Visualisation; 6. Self-talk; 7. Rights and personal permission; 8. Beliefs; 9. Win:Win outcomes; 10. Saying noA"; 11. Meeting behaviours; PART 2: WORK SITUATIONS; 12. Handling aggression; 13. Productive appraisals; 14. Managing your boss; 15. Co-operative colleagues; 16. Healthy customer relations; 17. Fair disciplinary interviews; 18. Successful job interviews; 19. Contributing to meetings; 20. Asking for a pay rise; 21. Presentations to be proud of; 22. Assertive selling; 23. Handling senior managers; 24. Managing your staff; 25. Reliable suppliers; 26. Working with volunteers; 27. Further help needed?; Index.
The Emotional Toolkit
By Darlene Mininni
Have you ever been stuck in a bad mood? Are you often helpless to stop your mind's negative thinking? Can you find peace when you're feeling overwhelmed? Imagine what life would be like if you had an emotional toolkit. When confused or upset, you'd have powerful tools at your fingertips to help you understand your emotions and master your troubling feelings. With The Emotional Toolkit, help has arrived. Written with warmth and intelligence, Dr. Mininni teaches you the messages your emotions are trying to send you. She reveals: 7 concrete, easy-to-follow 'power-tools' scientifically proven to boost your emotional well-being; helpful tips, quizzes, resources and insightful case studies; inspiring lessons on how to take charge of your emotions and create more happiness in your life. Scientists confirm that women using the strategies from The Emotional Toolkit have less anxiety and sadness and are happier and more optimistic than before. And you can be, too.
The Eating for Recovery
By Molly Siple
You can reverse the physical damage of alcoholism with nature's best medicine: food. Common side effects of excessive drinking include poor digestive and liver function problems with managing blood sugar weakened circulatory, immune, and nervous systems and impaired thinking and changes in mood-regulating hormones. While the primary focus of anyone recovering from alcoholism is staying sober, a critical part of recovery involves halting or reversing the physical damage of excessive alcohol consumption. Registered Dietitian Molly Siple's innovative program helps you improve your health, detoxify, and reduce the risk of degenerative diseases linked to alcohol abuse. Siple's stress-free, uncomplicated program offers: Critical information on common physical ailments brought on by alcoholism Lists of"recovery foods&rdquo that help combat specific ills and improve health Manageable recovery goals and easy ways to implement them Easy-to-make recipes for every meal, including snacks and beverages 21 days worth of menus to jump-start nutritious eating Shopping lists, recommendations for eating out, and other resources Eating for Recovery's guidelines, practical tips, recipes and varied meal plans make it the essential resource for anyone seeking to restore their health and vitality after alcohol abuse.
Eating, Drinking, Overthinking
By Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Depression is a common and debilitating problem among women, but it rarely occurs in a vacuum. Instead, as Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's research has found, depressive symptoms often occur alongside unhealthy eating habits and/or heavy drinking. These three core problems together lead to and reinforce one another in a 'toxic triangle' that wreaks havoc on women's mental wellbeing, their physical health, their relationships, and their careers. Escape is possible, however, both for women who are already aware that they suffer from a serious problem as well as for the hundreds of thousands of other women who may be at the edges of the toxic triangle, suffering from mild symptoms of depression, alcoholism, or unhealthy eating. Eating, Drinking, Overthinking explains the problems created by these three conditions and offers practical tools that allow women to identify and avoid the behaviour that can lead to it.
By Howard E. Gardner
Fifteen years ago, psychologist and educator Howard Gardner introduced the idea of multiple intelligences, challenging the presumption that intelligence consists of verbal or analytic abilities only,those intelligences that schools tend to measure. He argued for a broader understanding of the intelligent mind, one that embraces creation in the arts and music, spatial reasoning, and the ability to understand ourselves and others.Today, Gardner's ideas have become widely accepted,indeed, they have changed how we think about intelligence, genius, creativity, and even leadership, and he is widely regarded as one of the most important voices writing on these subjects.Now, in Extraordinary Minds , a book as riveting as it is new, Gardner poses an important question: Is there a set of traits shared by all truly great achievers,those we deem extraordinary,no matter their field or the time period within which they did their important work?In an attempt to answer this question, Gardner first examines how most of us mature into more or less competent adults. He then examines closely four persons who lived unquestionably extraordinary lives,Mozart, Freud, Woolf, and Gandhi,using each as an exemplar of a different kind of extraordinariness: Mozart as the master of a discipline, Freud as the innovative founder of a new discipline, Woolf as the great introspector, and Gandhi as the influencer.What can we learn about ourselves from the experiences of the extraordinary? Interestingly, Gardner finds that an excess of raw power is not the most impressive characteristic shared by superachievers rather, these extraordinary individuals all have had a special talent for identifying their own strengths and weaknesses, for accurately analyzing the events of their own lives, and for converting into future successes those inevitable setbacks that mark every life.Gardner provides answers to a number of provocative questions, among them: How do we explain extraordinary times,Athens in the fifth century B.C., the T'ang Dynasty in the eighth century, Islamic Society in the late Middle Ages, and New York at the middle of the century? What is the relation among genius, creativity, fame, success, and moral extraordinariness? Does extraordinariness make for a happier, more fulfilling life, or does it simply create a special onus?
Emotional Development And Emotional Intelligence
By Peter Salovey
In recent years, innovative schools have developed courses in what has been termed emotional literacy, emotional intelligence, or emotional competence. This volume evaluates these developments scientifically, pairing the perspectives of psychologists with those of educators who offer valuable commentary on the latest research. It is an authoritative study that describes the scientific basis for our knowledge about emotion as it relates specifically to children, the classroom environment, and emotional literacy.Key topics include: historical perspectives on emotional intelligence neurological bases for emotional development the development of social skills and childhood socialization of emotion. Experts in psychology and education have long viewed thinking and feeling as polar opposites reason on the one hand, and passion on the other. And emotion, often labeled as chaotic, haphazard, and immature, has not traditionally been seen as assisting reason.All that changed in 1990, when Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer coined the term emotional intelligence as a challenge to the belief that intelligence is not based on processing emotion-laden information. Salovey and Mayer defined emotional intelligence as the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use motivated scientists, educators, parents, and many others to consider the ways in which emotions themselves comprise an intelligent system.With this ground-breaking volume, invited contributors present cutting-edge research on emotions and emotional development in a manner useful to educators, psychologists, and anyone interested in the unfolding of emotions during childhood. In recent years, innovative schools have developed courses in emotional literacy" that making these classes teach children how to understand and manage their feelings and how to get along with one another. Many such programs have achieved national prominence, and preliminary scientific evaluations have shown promising results.Until recently, however, there has been little contact between educators developing these types of programs and psychologists studying the neurological underpinnings and development of human emotions. This unique book links theory and practice by juxtaposing scientific explanations of emotion with short commentaries from educators who elabourate on how these advances can be put to use in the classroom.Accessible and enlightening, Emotional Development and Emotional Intelligence provides ample evidence about emotional intelligence as well as sound information on the potential efficacy of educational programs based on this idea.