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New Harbinger

The Birth Guy’s Go-To Guide for New Dads

Brian W Salmon, Kirsten Brunner
Authors:
Brian W Salmon, Kirsten Brunner

A must-have baby shower gift for expectant dads! In this one-of-a-kind guide, dad, doula, and certified lactation consultant Brian Salmon and perinatal mental health and relationship expert Kirsten Brunner offer practical, modern-day survival tips for expectant dads and birth partners.Gone are the days when fathers would nervously pace the waiting room while their partners gave birth. Dads are participating in childbirth now more than ever before. However, if you're like many men, you may feel unprepared, uncomfortable, or even unwelcome in the birth room. For you, this book offers battle-tested tips to help you get in the game and prepare for one of the most incredible adventures of your life.Based on the author's Rocking Dads childbirth course, this book will teach you everything you need to know about supporting your partner through birth, breastfeeding, and beyond. In this guide, you'll discover pointers and advice you won't find in any other childbirth or breastfeeding guide, including: - A list of items to pack for the hospital that will help mom's labor go more smoothly - "Jedi communication skills" that you can utilize during early labor to support mom and keep her in a positive state of mind - How to write a birth plan that the labor and delivery nurses will actually pay attention to - What to say and do-and what not to say and do-when mom is in active labor and feeling all the feelings - A detailed account of what to expect in the delivery room as a birth partner, and how to navigate the unknown terrains when things don't go as planned - How to help mom achieve proper nipple latch when she attempts breastfeeding for the first timeFinally, and perhaps most importantly, you'll find tips for maintaining a strong relationship with your partner before, during, and after the birth so that you feel closer than ever when you launch into the wild yet wonderful world of parenthood.

New Harbinger

The Art of Psychic Reiki

Lisa Campion, Rhys Thomas
Authors:
Lisa Campion, Rhys Thomas

Reiki is a gentle yet powerful, hands-on energy healing method from Japan that's been gaining in popularity over the last century-not only with bodyworkers and massage therapists in the West but also with medical professionals who can attest to its healing power. Born from the author's decades of experience with Reiki healing and her own methods, The Art of Psychic Reiki provides everything you need to know about this healing art, including the critical psychic development and empathy training that prepares healers to go out and do the work they were meant to do.If you're drawn to the healing art of Reiki, you might be a highly sensitive person, with high levels of empathy, intuition, and latent psychic abilities (a combination of intuition and inner knowing, plus the ability to connect with higher wisdom). And since Reiki is a form of energy healing, many new practitioners may experience what's called a psychic opening as they learn or practice. For this reason, it's important that every Reiki practitioner master the ability to navigate their empathic and psychic sensitivities while engaged in this work-and this book can help.Whether you're new to Reiki or you're a practitioner seeking to deepen your knowledge and enhance your skills, with this guide you'll learn how to use Reiki to heal yourself and others, cultivate and trust your natural intuition, develop your empathic and psychic abilities, work with your spirit guides, and ground and protect yourself as a practitioner of this sacred healing art.

New Harbinger

The Yoga-CBT Workbook for Anxiety

Juile Greiner-Ferris, Manjit Khalsa
Authors:
Juile Greiner-Ferris, Manjit Khalsa
New Harbinger

Embodied Enlightenment

Amoda Maa
Authors:
Amoda Maa

In Embodied Enlightenment, contemporary spiritual teacher Amoda Maa Jeevan dispels the outdated view of a transcendent enlightenment and instead presents a new, feminine expression of awakened consciousness for all-one that is felt and known through what our everyday lives are made of: our emotions, bodies, intimate relationships, work, and life's purpose. This book is a direct invitation to awaken in a profound, embodied way, and to participate in a collective evolution that can create a new world.When many of us think of enlightenment, we may envision a life of seclusion and contemplation, transcending the body and worldly attachments, or the achievement of karmic perfection. But what if, rather than something reserved for the mountaintop meditator or sage, the call to awaken is meant for us all? And how can we consciously live that awakening in the midst of our complex, messy, modern lives?Speaking from her own awakened experience, Amoda Maa Jeevan offers a timeless wisdom, busting some of the common myths about enlightenment and addressing topics often excluded from more traditional spiritual conversations-from the connection between consciousness and the body to relationships to planetary health. In addition, she covers the unfamiliar territory of what happens after enlightenment, delving into awakened action, creative expression, and more.There's an urgency today to evolve beyond humanity's current ego-based paradigm, and along with it, a unique expression of enlightenment is emerging. With clarity, passion, and grace, Embodied Enlightenment invites you on an exploration of consciousness that embraces both the messiness of your earthly experience and the non-duality of pure awareness, offering guidance on how your daily life can bring you into alignment with a divine destiny of individual and collective awakening.

Little, Brown

Theft by Finding

David Sedaris
Authors:
David Sedaris

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his diary entry about waiting interminably in a coffee-bar queue' Guardian review of An Evening with David SedarisThe point is to find out who you are and to be true to that person. Because so often you can't. Won't people turn away if they know the real me? you wonder. The me that hates my own child, that put my perfectly healthy dog to sleep? The me who thinks, deep down, that maybe The Wire was overrated?For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From the family home in Ralegh, North Carolina, we follow Sedaris as he sets out to make his way in the world. As an art student and then teacher in Chicago he works at a succession of very odd jobs, meeting even odder people, before moving to New York to pursue a career as a writer - where instead he very quickly lands a job in Macy's department store as an elf in Santaland... Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.

Non-Duality Press

The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is

Jon Bernie, Adyashanti
Authors:
Jon Bernie, Adyashanti

What do you really want-isn't it happiness? And what keeps you from being happy? Could it be that your need to cling so tightly to what you believe-about yourself and life, about how things should be-is what's holding you back? In The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is, a contemporary spiritual teacher in the non-duality tradition reveals how confronting and letting go of our negative beliefs about ourselves and the world ultimately sets us on the path toward an awakened life of profound joy, meaning, and purpose.We all want peace and freedom and love and happiness, we all want to be fulfilled, but so many of us fail to reach the level of contentment we've built up in our minds, often believing there's something wrong with us and blaming ourselves, others, or circumstances for our perceived lack of accomplishment or satisfaction. But the truth is, happiness is not something you have to get or achieve, because it's something you already have-in fact, it's what you already are.With this book, author Jon Bernie-counselor, healer, and teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti-sheds light on the struggle to find happiness, showing how our unexamined beliefs distort our identities and make us suffer by creating unconscious tension in our bodies and minds. You'll learn how to bring awareness to these patterns and begin to unravel the tightly held, negative beliefs that have overshadowed your existence, finally moving through them and into a brightening of experience and the realization of true happiness, liberation, peace, and fulfillment.Using this compassionate, heart-centered approach, you'll work with your feelings rather than resist them, and find guidance and support in surrendering to the relief of not knowing. You'll also learn to relax into and live asawareness in your day-to-day life. Most importantly, you'll discover that which you've been seeking but has never really been out of reach-something that is, indeed, beyond belief: the unbelievable happiness of accepting what is.

New Harbinger

The Anxiety Workbook for Kids

Robin Alter, Crystal Clarke
Authors:
Robin Alter, Crystal Clarke

Millions of children suffer from anxiety, which can be extremely limiting, causing kids to miss school, opt out of activities with friends, and refuse to speak or participate in a variety of situations. Furthermore, children who are diagnosed with anxiety or brought into therapy often feel embarrassed about not being "normal." Focusing on the problem of anxiety can stress kids out and make them feel ashamed. But when the focus is on their strengths and their vivid imaginations, children are empowered to face their anxiety head-on.The Anxiety Workbook for Kids is a fun and unique workbook grounded in evidence-based CBT and designed to help children understand their anxious thoughts within a positive framework-a perspective that will allow kids to see themselves as the highly imaginative individuals they are, and actually appreciate the role imagination plays in their anxiety. With this workbook, children will learn that, just as they are capable of envisioning vivid scenarios that fuel their anxiety, they are capable of using their imagination to move away from anxious thoughts and become the boss of their own worries.With engaging CBT-based activities, games, and illustrations-and with a focus on imagination training and developing skills like problem solving, assertiveness, positive thinking, body awareness, relaxation, and mindfulness-this book will help kids stand up to the "worry bully" and harness the power of their imagination for good.

New Harbinger

The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Sheela Raja
Authors:
Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Sheela Raja

If you've been sexually abused or experienced sexual trauma, you may feel confused, angry, ashamed, and unable to move forward emotionally. You're not alone. Like many teens who've been abused, you may be tempted to keep the secret locked deep inside and feel uncomfortable discussing your struggles with others. If so, this book can help you find your voice.This empowering workbook will help you move past your trauma and serve as a comforting reminder that you are strong and resilient. Healing is possible-and with healing, comes victory. In this book, you'll find true stories from other teen survivors, and in reading the stories you'll find reassurance in knowing you aren't alone in your experiences. You'll also find practical and proven-effective strategies and exercises to help promote emotional healing and reclaim your sense of self.Sexual abuse or trauma may be a part of your past, but it doesn't need to define who you are now. This book will help you as you start on the path toward healing so you can move forward with confidence.

New Harbinger

The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix

Kevin L. Polk, Benjamin Schoendorff, Mark Webster, Fabian O. Olaz
Authors:
Kevin L. Polk, Benjamin Schoendorff, Mark Webster, Fabian O. Olaz
New Harbinger

Mindfulness for Teen Depression

Mitch R. Abblett, Christopher Willard
Authors:
Mitch R. Abblett, Christopher Willard

If you're a teen with depression, you may often feel sad, lonely, and unmotivated. And it can be especially difficult to do well in school, make friends, and take those important steps toward adulthood. But it's important for you to know that your depression is not your fault, and that it doesn't have to define you. Most importantly, there are steps you can take to feel better.With this powerful workbook, you'll learn effective skills based in mindfulness and positive psychology to help you manage difficult emotions, gain distance from negative thoughts, and enhance your awareness of the present moment. You'll also discover tons of activities and exercises-such as mindful meditations, walking, yoga, healthy eating and sleeping tips, and more-to help you care for your body as well as your mind.Depression can make it seem like you're viewing the world through dark or distorted glasses. When you're depressed, it's even hard to see yourself clearly. This book will empower you to feel better, more energized, and start reaching for your goals-one step at a time.

PublicAffairs

The Test

Anya Kamenetz
Authors:
Anya Kamenetz

No sooner is a child walking and talking than the ABCs and 1-2-3s give way to the full-on alphabet soup: the ERBs, the OLSAT, the IQ, the NCLB for AYP, the IEP for ELLs, the CHAT and PDDST for ASD or LD and G&T or ADD and ADHD, the PSATs, then the ACTs and SATs,all designed to assess and monitor a child's readiness for education. In many public schools, students are spending up to 28% of instructional time on testing and test prep.Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year,forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests,up to 1.4 billion per year,and excessive tests are stunting children's spirits, adding stress to family life, and slowly killing our country's future competitiveness. Yet even so, we still want our kids to score off the charts on every test they take, in elementary school and beyond. And there will be a lot of them.How do we preserve space for self-directed learning and development, while also asking our children to make the score and make a mark? This book is an exploration of that dilemma, and a strategy for how to solve it. The Test explores all sides of this problem,where these tests came from, why they're here to stay, and ultimately what you as a parent or teacher can do. It introduces a set of strategies borrowed from fields as diverse as games, neuroscience, social psychology, and ancient philosophy to help children do as well as they can on tests, and, just as important, how to use the experience of test-taking to do better in life. Like Paul Tough's bestseller How Children Succeed , it illuminates the emerging science of grit, curiosity and motivation, but takes a step further to explore innovations in education,emerging solutions to the over-testing crisis,that are not widely known but that you can adapt today, at home and at school. And it presents the stories of families of all kinds who are maneuvering within and beyond the existing educational system, playing and winning the testing game. You'll learn, for example, what Bill Gates, a strong public proponent of testing, does to stoke self-directed curiosity in his children, and how Mackenzie Bezos, wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and mother of three, creates individualized learning experiences for each of her children.All parents want their children to be successful, and their schools to deliver true opportunities. Yet these goals are often as likely to result in stress and arguments as actual progress. The Test is a book to help us think about these problems, and ultimately, move our own children towards the future we want for them, from elementary to high school and beyond.

New Harbinger

A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness

Christiane Wolf, J. Greg Serpa
Authors:
Christiane Wolf, J. Greg Serpa
New Harbinger

What Works with Teens

Julie B. Baron
Authors:
Julie B. Baron

If you work with teens, you know they are notoriously challenging to communicate with. And when teens are resistant to help, they may respond by acting defiant, guarded, defensive, rude, or even outright hostile. In turn, you may respond by reasserting your authority-resulting in an endless power struggle. So how can you break the cycle and start connecting?In What Works with Teens, you'll discover the core skills that research shows underlie all effective work with teens. You'll learn how to engage authentically with teens, create an atmosphere of mutual respect, and use humor to establish a deeper connection. Many books offer evidence-based approaches to treating teens, but very little information on how to establish and maintain a productive working relationship. This is the first trans-therapeutic book to provide real tools for creating a positive relationship with teens to help bolster effective treatment.Whether your background is in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychotherapy, or any other treatment background, if you are looking for more effective ways to connect with teens and are ready for a program that really works, this book is a vital addition to your professional library.

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

New Harbinger

Mindfulness for Teen Anger

Jason Robert Murphy, Mark C. Purcell
Authors:
Jason Robert Murphy, Mark C. Purcell
Piatkus

Reiki For Life

Penelope Quest
Authors:
Penelope Quest
Piatkus

The Reiki Manual

Penelope Quest, Kathy Roberts
Authors:
Penelope Quest, Kathy Roberts

Reiki is a holistic system for balancing, healing and harmonising all aspects of the person - body, mind, emotions and spirit - encouraging deep relaxation and the release of stress and tension, and promoting awareness and spiritual growth. This comprehensive manual provides much-needed support for students and teachers who want to ensure best practice. It can also be used by people who have taken Reiki courses and want more information, or wish to update their skills and work professionally, or simply treat themselves, family and friends informally. The first three sections cover levels Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki 3. Information is given in an accessible, structured and interactive way to increase understanding, knowledge and experience. The final section of the manual contains reference material specifically for students who wish to become professional practitioners, and for Masters who wish to expand the scope of the training they can offer to their students. This final section also provides the foundation for additional courses or workshops on topics such as health and safety and managing a successful practice.

Piatkus

The Spiritual Healing Handbook

Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo
Authors:
Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo

THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK is the ideal companion to Jack Angelo's bestselling instructional book Your Healing Power. Drawing on their healing work and teaching experiences, Jack and Jan Angelo provide much-needed, step-by-step advice and guidance on the spiritual aspect of healing. * Explains the basics of spiritual healing * Provides step-by-step exercises to help you to develop more powerful and rewarding healing techniques * Gives guidance on how breathing, meditation, the etheric body, chakras, intuition and psychic awareness will help you channel healing energies * Includes advice on self-healing and working as a healer.Based on the extensive experience of two highly regarded healers and teachers, THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK will help you to achieve a new level of insight and understanding.

Piatkus

Channelling

Lita de Alberdi
Authors:
Lita de Alberdi

Lita de Alberdi is a gifted spiritual teacher who has taught hundreds of people to channel their guides. In this accessible and practical book, she explains how you too can learn to contact and channel your own spiritual guide. Full of easy-to-follow meditations and exercises based on her successful courses, Channelling will enable you to: * Shift your awareness to an expanded state of consciousness* Work with guides and angels * Use psychic protection effectively* Channel to receive help with health and past-life issues* Conduct channelled readings for others * Understand the changes happening on Earth today* Enhance your confidence and creativity. Throughout the book, Lita de Alberdi includes channelled material from her own guides and answers the many questions that people ask. If you want to learn to channel successfully and safely, this is the book for you.

Piatkus

Sacred Healing

Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo
Authors:
Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo