• Self-help & personal development

      I Believe Therefore I Am

      How to Deliberately Live Your Life by Programming Your Mind for Success, Happiness, Love, and Fulfillment

      by Claire McGee, M.Msc

      What do you need to do to get your subconscious mind to believe and work cooperatively with your conscious efforts to manifest what you desire in life? Your reality is composed of habits formed through many years of self-programming. These habits influence and define your beliefs, which cause you to experience the same patterns in your life over and over again — for good or bad. Whatever you believe is your “reality” becomes your reality. Through a process of self-reflection and realization guided by author, consultant, and coach Claire McGee, you will discover how to eliminate your bad habits and enhance your good habits. You will delve into what the “Law of Attraction” is and what you can do to master your own success using this most incredible tool. Even before you finish this incredible book, you will come to know that your journey is just beginning and that the only limits that you face are the ones that you believe are there. Because of the ideas, methods, and skills you will learn in this book, you will become balanced in all areas of your thinking and action and you will begin to deliberately live the life of your own choosing — a life of success, happiness, love, and fulfillment.

    • Self-help & personal development

      Keeping the Faith

      Daily Reflections to Build Strength, Serenity, and Passion in Your Life and the Lives of Others

      by John W. Pozzi

      THE TRUE FAITH THAT MUST BE FOUND AND KEPT IS THE FAITH IN ONESELF. Each day you give a part of yourself whether it is at work, at home, or in your daily interaction with others. How do you give of yourself? Do you hold back or go at life half-heartedly? You need to give of yourself with heart, mind, and soul all the time. You never know what interaction with a person will make a difference in their life — or yours. If you don’t believe in yourself and don’t have the confidence to grow each day, then you are missing out on what life has to offer you. This simple book will inspire you to help others. Or, at the very least, you will make another person’s day — and, therefore, your day — better.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      June 2015

      Cultural Psychology of Recursive Processes

      by Beckstead, Zachary

      Cultural Psychology of Recursivity illustrates how recursivity, often neglected in the social sciences, can be an important concept for illuminating meaning-making processes. Recusrivity is a fascinating though abstract concept with a wide array of often incompatible definitions. Rooted in mathematics and linguistics, this book brings recursion and recursive processes to the foreground of psychological processes. One unifying claim among the diverse chapters in this book is that recursion and recursive processes are at the core of complex social and psychological processes. Recursion is bound up with the notion of re-turning, re-examining, re-flecting and circling back, and these processes allow for human beings to simultaneously distance themselves from the here-and-now settings (by imaging the past and future) while being immersed in them. The objective of this book is not simply to celebrate the complexity of human living, but to extend the notion of recursion, recursivity and recursive processes into the realm of social and psychological processes beyond the arenas in which these ideas have currently thrived._x000D_ _x000D_ Cultural Psychology of Recursivity shows that in spite of the difficulty in defining recursivity, self-referencing (looping), transformation (generativity), complexity, and holism constitute its core characteristics and provide the basis for which authors in this book explore and elaborate this concept. Still, each contribution has its own unique take on recursivity and how it is applied to their phenomenon of investigation. Chapters in this book examine how recursive processes are related to and basic aspects of play and ritual, imitation, identity exploration, managing stigma, and commemorative practices. This book is intended for psychologists, sociologists, and mathematicians. Use of the book in post-graduate and graduate level of university teaching is expected in seminar format teaching occasions.

    • Self-help & personal development
      September 2015

      Rethink it!

      Practical ways to rid yourself of anger, depression, jealousy and other common problems

      by Cohen, Michael

      Rethink it gives practical advice on tackling destructive thoughts that lead to anger, rejection, shame, jealousy, fear and worry. Words affect the way we feel and act, and negative talk leads to fear, anxiety, depression and a ‘why bother’ attitude.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      February 2012

      Project Human Being

      by Antonio Meneghetti

      It is a marvellous excursus on the various details that arouse curiosity and pain in every person's solitary life. It is a clinical-existential survey, accomplished with competence by a great expert on the psychic processes of the mind. Ontopsychology is a radical new vision that ranges from science to philosophy to art; most of all, however, it aims for all of these to be healthy and vital. The constant verification of any science answers the following questions: does it produce life? Can it cure? Can it develop? Can it offer metaphysical security to people in progress? This is the only criterion of truth for the human being. Not only does this new frontier of modern psychology possess a scientific methodology that is completely different from the schools that have existed up to go now, but it also contains the process that gives logic and realization to responsible people. This book is aligned with the primary purpose of Ontopsychology: how the Ego's consciousness should be revised, in order for it to perform ontological knowledge, where the Ego's ideas and images are able to give truth and functionality to its own existence. That is, choosing the right, good practice of self-realization. Above all, for one's own health and counsciousness.

    • Psychology
      February 2014

      Attachment to Pets

      by Henri Julius, Andreas Beetz, Kurt Kotrschal, Dennis C. Turner, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg

      In recent years, the ancient symbiosis between humans and their pets has entered a new phase, marked by the burgeoning clinical specialty of human-animal therapy. This approach uses the relationship between humans and their (mainly) mammalian pets to support the growth of emotion regulation, social skills, and mental health in children, adolescents, and adults. But how are humans and animals able to develop close bonds at all? What makes it possible for animals to have a therapeutic effect on humans? And how can we best use this understanding in animal-assisted therapy? In this unique book, a team of expert biologists and psychologists integrate and combine sophisticated biological and psychological knowledge to answer these questions. Together they have created a comprehensive, scientific foundation for human-animal therapy, a foundation that will facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective new interventions. Target Group: For Clinical psychiatrists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, school psychologists, and other professionals interested in using pets and animals in therapy.

    • Psychological methodology
      February 2017

      Cognitive Interventions

      by Martin Hautzinger/Patrick Pössel

      Cognitive interventions and therapeutic techniques play a central role in psychotherapy, regardless of the type of disorder that is being treated. The methods that therapists have at their disposition can be divided into thought control techniques, cognitive restructuring, and metacognitive interventions, which can be supplemented by mindfulness intervention and emotion regulation techniques. This title provides the reader with a comprehensive introduction into cognitive interventions and recommendations on diagnostic methods that derive from the interventions. Case studies illustrate the different steps of each procedure. Target Group: students of psychology or medicine, psychotherapists, specialists for psychiatry and psychotherapy, specialists for psychosomatic medicine, clinical psychologists, and coaches

    • Psychology

      Movies and Mental Illness

      Using Films to Understand Psychopathology

      by Danny Wedding, Ryan M. Niemiec

      Movies and Mental Illness, written by experienced clinicians and teachers who are themselves movie aficionados, has established a great reputation as a uniquely enjoyable and highly memorable text for learning about psychopathology. The new edition has been fully updated to include DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnoses, dozens of evocative and informative frame grabs, a full film index, “Authors’ Picks,” sample syllabus, more international films and shorts. The core clinical chapters each use a fabricated case history and Mini-Mental State Examination along with synopses and discussions about specific movies to explain, teach, and encourage discussion about all the most important mental health disorders. Target Group: Students and teachers of psychology, psychiatry, social work, medicine, nursing, counselling, literature or media studies, and anyone interested in mental health.

    • Psychology

      Positive Psychology at the Movies

      Using Films to Build Character Strengths and Well-Being

      by Ryan M. Niemiec, Danny Wedding

      This book uses movies as a medium for learning about the latest research and concepts, such as mindfulness, resilience, meaning, positive relationships, achievement, well-being, as well as the 24 character strengths laid out by the VIA Institute of Character. This book systematically discusses each of the 24 character strengths, balancing film discussion, related psychological research, and practical applications. Resources provided in this book include a suggested syllabus for a complete positive psychology course based on movies, a list of suitable movies for children, adolescents, and families as well as a list of questions for classroom and therapy discussions. Target Group: Psychologists, consultants, therapists and counselors, movie enthusiasts, and all those interested in positive psychology and improving life.

    • Psychology

      Trauma Practice

      by Anna B. Baranowsky, J. Eric Gentry

      Clearly written and detailed, Trauma Practice provides the reader with an array of techniques, protocols and interventions for effectively helping trauma survivors. This book helps address the (cognitive, behavioral, body-oriented, and emotional/ relational) aftermath of trauma using impactful care approaches. In addition to presenting the foundations of CBT trauma treatment, the authors also provide step-by-step explanations of many popular and effective CBT techniques developed through the lens of phased trauma therapy. Interventions include Trigger List Development, 3-6 Breath Training, Layering, Systematic Desensitization, Exposure Therapy, Story-Telling Approaches, as well as new approaches inspired by recent research on neuroplasticity such as Picture Positive, Corrective Messages from Old Storylines, and Thematic Map. Completely new sections are devoted to forward-facing trauma therapy, and clinician self-care which makes this book an essential reference and tool-kit for treating trauma survivors. Target Group: Clinical psychologists, trauma therapists, counselors, psychiatrists.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2018


      Changing Concepts, Critical Approaches

      by Doris Bachmann-Medick, Jens Kugele

      Recent debates on migration have demonstrated the important role of concepts in academic and political discourse. The contributions to this collection revisit established analytical categories in the study of migration such as border regimes, orders of belonging, coloniality, translation, trans/national digital culture and memory. Exploring notions, images and realities of migration in their cultural framings, this volume sheds light on the powerful work of these concepts. Including perspectives on migration from history, visual studies, pedagogy, literary and cultural studies, cultural anthropology and sociology, it explores the complex scholarly and popular notions of migration with particular focus on their often unspoken assumptions and political implications. Revisiting established analytical tools in the study of migration, the interdisciplinary contributions explore new approaches and point to the importance of conceptual nuance extending beyond academic discourse.

    • Psychology

      Resource Activating Coaching

      A Guide for Coaches, Counsellors, and Trainers

      by Miriam Deubner-Böhme, Uta Deppe-Schmitz

      This title offers coaches, counsellors, and trainers a variety of strategies that will allow them to enable their clients to find and use their resources, incorporate them into the coaching process, and use them to effect change.To use the full range of benefits resource activation brings along, this title shows a variety of methods to identify and work with clients’ resources. It contains exercises to break through entrenched patterns, enhance the mood, and pause. It enables clients to consciously make decisions and make optimal use of their existing resource potential and to use it in challenging situations. One chapter is also dedicated to the use of resource activating exercises in group settings.

    • Self-help & personal development

      Achieving Balance

      A simple book that will change your life

      by Allan Willis

      Balance affects everyone, without exception. The balance that you feel is determined by the degree of alignment of your self image with who you really are. Reflecting the author’s personal quest, this book explains the main elements of balance and how to apply them to your life. The concepts are presented in an accessible, simple and visual way to make them understandable and digestible to a wide audience. Understanding and achieving balance does not have to be a difficult path. Everything you need to know is in the book. All that is required is an open mind and a willingness to change old habits.

    • Adventure
      April 2015

      The Game Master

      by Ian D Copsey

      What is it like to be someone else – especially your most hated enemy? Why do they think and do things differently? Tired of arguing over which of them was the best gamer, Josh and Alex stumbled upon a new video game shop, run by an enigmatic and amiable Japanese shopkeeper. He was to be their Game Master in this virtual reality video game that had no game controls. Little did they know it was a game that would change their lives, of their friends… and enemies… forever. “Oh! This game is no ordinary game,” The Game Master explained, “It reads your thoughts, seeks out your weaknesses to give challenges that are right just for you, the challenges you need to help you grow.” "It can read our minds?" puzzled the boys. As they progressed through the game’s levels they found out more about themselves and the lives of everyone around them. Mysteriously, the Game of Life began to spread its influence beyond Josh and Alex’s lives and to their friends. From Josh and Alex switching roles with each other in the game, campfire frolics and ghostly stories from their teachers, the boys learned more about their friends around them. The Game Master’s zany antics as he hosted a T.V. game show, “Hiro’s Happy Heroes” in the Game of Life, released a string of rib tickling gags, teases and tantalising tattles. The climax of the Game of Life came from the school Rube Goldberg challenge in which each grade had to join as a team to build their own whacky, madcap contraption. Would Josh and Alex be able to manage to get the two bullies in the class to work within the team? Patiently, with impish humour, the Game Master guides them through the different levels to a final intriguing twist.

    • Psychology
      May 2012

      The Key to a Loving & Lasting Relationship

      by Dr. Sonja H. Snyman

      What makes some couples achieve happy long-lasting relationships, while others, try and try but do not? The human quest for a successful long-term relationship has produced a plethora of hypotheses, psychological theories and a lot of popular advice about how to improve relationships. This book is about how to forge a successful, lasting relationship by accepting and practising the good-enough paradigm. Psychologists, counsellors and individuals are offered a new way of understanding and looking at relationships. A new perspective shows how to leave old hurts behind, how to understand destructive behaviour patters and how to gain new insights into whether one is trapped in the blame game or in sabotaging behaviour. One will learn that no relationship has a fairy-tale ending. One will also come to realise that by accepting a relationship as being "good-enough", it will be one of the most liberating and empowering shifts that one will ever make.

    • Communication studies
      June 2001

      Between Ourselves

      Second Person Issues in the Study of Consciousness

      by Thompson, Evan, B01

      The first volume in this series (The View from Within, ed. Francisco Varela and Jonathan Shear) was a study of first-person approaches to the study of consciousness. Second-person ‘I–You’ relations are central to human life yet have been neglected in...

    • Philosophy of mind
      June 2002

      Is the Visual World a Grand Illusion?

      by Noe, Alva, B01

      There is a traditional scepticism about whether the world "out there" really is as we perceive it. A new breed of hyper-sceptics now challenges whether we even have the perceptual experience we think we have. According to these writers, perceptual...

    • Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
      December 2003

      On Freud's Jewish Body

      Mitigating Circumcisions

      by Jay Geller

    • Philosophy of mind
      December 2002

      How Could Conscious Experiences Affect Brains?

      by Velmans, Max, A01

      In daily life we take it for granted that our minds have conscious control of our actions, at least for most of the time. But many scientists and philosophers deny that this is really the case, because there is no generally accepted theory of how the...

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