• 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.

    • Health & Personal Development
      May 2016

      The Drug Conversation

      How to talk to your child about drugs

      by Owen Bowden-Jones

      The Drug Conversation is a guide for parents about how to raise the thorny issue of drugs with their children. It will help you begin a useful conversation about drugs with your child. The book provides information on the different types of psychoactive drugs available, their attractions and harms, how they work in the brain, and who uses them and why. It covers issues such as how to detect drug use, drug testing, synthetic drugs (‘legal highs’), accessing help, effective treatments and what to expect from professional medical services. The Drug Conversation also gives practical advice on how to prepare for and have a conversation about drugs with your child – including examples of actual conversations between parents and children. Case studies from the author’s own clinical practice are used to illustrate the main points. All parents will need this book at some stage. It will help you to feel properly informed about drugs, more confident in talking to your child, more able to keep drug-related problems from developing and better equipped to tackle problems if they do arise

    • Coping with personal problems
      July 2016

      Phil the Frog

      by Hanna Zeyen

      Phil is a cheerful frog who is very happy with his life. He has days, though, when nothing goes right: his mother scolds him for being careless, his teacher is cross because he won’t sit still, and his best friend is angry because he has annoyed her. On days like this, his mother grumbles and says that Phil must have “ants in his pants” again. It seems to Phil that sometimes there is a creature inside him that holds his ears shut and tosses words out of his mouth, making him hyperactive, inattentive, and impulsive. He decides to tell his mother this. To his surprise, she isn’t cross with him, but understands him and gets on the phone to all sorts of people. Eventually she tells him that they will soon be going to see a specialist. The specialist teaches him lots of tricks that he can use to deal with his “creature,” and Phil is relieved. Target Group: Parents and therapists of children between the ages of 7 and 10; children who have been diagnosed with ADHD or are about to be assessed for it, children assessed as being below the threshold for a diagnosis of ADHD but need support in dealing with ADHD symptoms.

    • Biography: general

      Crackhead 4

      Nature versus Nurture

      by Angela Harrison

      Angela and Max move to Minehead. Jamie leaves her friend Denis to join them. She is hyper, euphoric and suffers panic attacks. A psychiatrist diagnoses Bipolar Disorder and believes she had problems long before taking drugs. She moves into bed & breakfast, then returns to Leamington to be with Denis. Max’s personality suddenly becomes aggressive, hyper, destructive, and violent. Age fourteen, he is prescribed the same anti-psychotic medication as Jamie. After being excluded from school, he leaves home and turns to petty crime. Max commits ‘Grevious Bodily Harm’ and is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The courts place him in a children’s home, then in foster care. His girlfriend has his baby. Max’s life continues to be chaotic from alcohol abuse, drugs and crime. An armed response unit raids Angela’s home. Jamie acquires a flat in Leamington. Her mental health deteriorates drastically and she is admitted to hospital. She threatens to kill the psychiatrist as he continues to deny she is ill. A second opinion confirms Jamie has Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia. She attempts suicide a number of times as she suffers from paranoia, voices in her head, and poltergeist activity around her.

    • Coping with personal problems
      April 2009

      The Twelve Sacred Traditions Of Magnificent Mothers-in-Law

      by Haywood Smith

      A very Southern mother-in-law's humorous advice to mothers-in-law everywhere. From the multiple New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hat Club. Bestselling author Haywood Smith and her pals have lots of personal experience in the joys, sorrows, pitfalls and flat-out hysteria of Mother-in-Lawness. Now Smith offers a handy and fun booklet of pithy advice to mothers-in-law everywhere. Smiths sassy observations and gentle wisdom are delivered with her trademark southern charm, packing the sweet, heady punch of bourbon ice cubes melting in a mint julep. The Twelve Sacred Traditions of Magnificent Mothers-in-Law is the perfect gift book for showers, engagement parties, family celebrations or just to share with that special DIL (Daughter-in-Law) or SIL (Son-in-Law). It can even safely be given to a Mother-in-Law

    • Complementary therapies, healing & health

      Healing Addiction With Yoga

      A Yoga Program for People in 12-step Recovery

      by Annalisa Cunningham

    • Complementary medicine

      Cancer Curers - Or Quacks?

      The Story of a Secret Herbal Remedy

      by T. Llew Jones

    • Coping with death & bereavement
      January 2012

      Where There's a Will

      Everything You Should Know About End-of-life Issues But Didn't Want to Ask

      by Michael Kerrigan

      Have you talked to your loved ones about your end-of-life wishes – or about theirs? Do you want to be kept on life support, or sign a power of attorney? What sort of funeral do you want and who will organise it? Will the ex and family be participants? Will you donate your organs? What is the greenest way to approach your funeral and remains? Does anyone know where your papers are, or your online passwords? Use this book to help you talk to your spouse and closest relatives about their affairs.

    • Coping with stress

      Instant Relaxation

      How to Reduce Stress at Work, at Home and in Your Daily Life

      by Debra Lederer & L Michael Hall

      This is the last word in quick effective NLP and yoga techniques to reduce stress at work and at home. The book offers a seven-day programme enabling readers to access their own relaxed core state. Unlimited web support is also provided. “ A masterpiece of its kind.” The Hypnotherapist.

    • Coping with drug & alcohol abuse

      Kick the Drink-- Easily!

      by Jason. Vale

      There is no such thing as an alcoholic and there is no such disease as alcoholism! (as society understands it). Whether you agree with this statement or not, one thing is for sure, you will never see alcohol in the same light ever again after reading this book. Jason Vale takes an honest and hard hitting look at people’s conceptions of our most widely consumed drug. Jason’s major argument is there is no such thing as an ‘alcoholic’ and that we are conditioned to accept alcohol as a ‘normal’ substance in today’s society despite the fact that it is the major cause of many of today’s social problems and a wide range of health issues. This book is much more than a simple eye opener, it will change the way you see alcohol forever; show you how to stop drinking; help you enjoy the process and enjoy your life so much more than you do now without having to drink alcohol. So open your mind and take a journey with Jason to explore the myths about the most used and accepted drug addiction in the world!

    • Eating disorders & therapy

      Anorexia Nervosa

      Hope for Recovery

      by Dr. Agnes Ayton

      Anorexia nervosa is a potentially fatal disorder that is notoriously difficult to treat and provokes feelings of great frustration in carers, families and friends. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Agnes Ayton FRCPsych, offers a new perspective, bringing together what is currently known and scientifically verified with her own ground-breaking work combining psychotherapy with nutritional support. Providing sufferers and carers with a knowledge of the full range of treatment options empowers them to make informed choices that can be tailored to the individual's needs. To assist them, Anorexia Nervosa - hope for recovery: * focuses on anorexia and other eating disorders associated with being significantly underweight * emphasises nutrition, especially what is known about the physical and psychological effects of starvation and the process of recovery from these * offers dietary 'prescriptions', menu plans, and recovery strategies * integrates pharmacological, psychological and nutritional treatment options It will help sufferers and carers to make informed choices that can change lives for the better.

    • Popular psychology

      Peace of Mind Is a Piece of Cake

      by Michael. Mallows

      The ultimate guide to help people cope with the stresses of modern-day life, Peace Of Mind Is A Piece Of Cake contains relaxation techniques and exercises for immediate and lasting relief. The authors provide clear suggestions for how everyone can best respond to stress in their everyday life.

    • Christianity

      Colours of Hope and Promise

      Personal Stories of Hiv and Aids.

      by Brid. Cullen

    • Diseases & disorders

      Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      A Natural Way to Treat ADHD

      by Basant K. Puri

      Does your child have poor concentration and an inability to relax? Does your child do crazily reckless things that can't be explained afterwards? Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD? * Are you caring for or teaching children with ADHD? Or do you have these problems yourself? Increasing numbers of children are being diagnosed as having Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As the best available treatment for many years, they are prescribed powerful drugs that help to control (but not cure) the worst of the symptoms. However, the potential side-effects of these drugs are worrying and the long-term consequences unknown, facing doctors, parents and adult sufferers with a terrible dilemma. In Professor Puri's groundbreaking new book, you will discover a very different way of looking at ADHD. His starting point is the basis of behaviour in the chemistry of the brain and the many factors that influence this. By understanding behaviour at this level, it is possible to see how hyperactivity can be reduced and concentration improved in a natural way that is in tune with the needs of the individual.;He presents the results of two major studies, with which he has been involved, that demonstrate the effectiveness of a completely natural way to treat ADHD. Read how and why EPA ('eicosapentaenoic acid') will be essential to recovery; how to take it; what dietary changes will enhance its effects; and what lifestyle changes will help you and your child to overcome the complex of symptoms that make up ADHD.

    • Autobiography: general

      Shadows in Wonderland

      A Hospital Odyssey

      by Colin Ludlow

      When television producer Colin Ludlow was admitted to hospital for an operation, he expected to be home in ten days. In the event, he ended up staying for five months, nearly died on several occasions, contracted MRSA, and was still recovering from his experiences more than three years later.In "Shadows in Wonderland" he tells his story, and takes a fascinating philosophical journey through chronic illness as he explores its wider significance. The book is a moving account of how the author pieced together the shattered fragments of his life and sought to make sense of them again. It is the record of a quest - which we all face - for health and wholeness in a fractured, disjointed world.

    • Coping with drug & alcohol abuse

      Beat the Booze

      A Comprehensive Guide to Combating Drink Problems in All Walks of Life : Reclaim Your Life

      by Edmund Tirbutt

      Reclaim your lifeBeat The Booze is an inspirational, easy to read and highly practical book aimed at those who wish to cut down or cut out alcohol and at those who wish to help someone else who has a drink problem.It can help both problem drinkers and individuals who wish to reduce their alcohol intake simply for lifestyle reasons, and contains all the assistance the authors could find from interviewing leading experts in the field of alcohol addiction and case studies who have successfully cut down their drinking or given up alcohol altogether.It includes many new and previously little publicised sources of help, and the Appendix contains contact details for a vast range of organisations that can provide professional help and further information.The authors have also been able to draw on extensive personal experience in battling alcohol. One used to have a serious drink problem, the other gave up for lifestyle reasons.

    • Health & Personal Development
      May 2011

      Running Free

      Breaking Out from Locked-in Syndrome

      by Kate Allatt/Alison Stokes

      Watch this: http://youtu.be/8Xgh8hh5xHw Can you imagine being trapped inside your own body? Able to see and hear everything going onaround you but unable to move or speak - the blink of an eye your only way of communicating. Fell-runner and fun-loving mother-of-three Kate Allatt’s life was torn apart when what appeared to be a stress-related headache exploded into a massive brainstem stroke leading to locked-in syndrome. Totally paralysed, she became a prisoner inside her own body. Doctors warned her family she would never walk, talk or swallowor lead a normal life again. But they didn’t know Kate. The words no and never were not in her vocabulary. With the help of her best friends and family she drew on every ounce of her runner’s stamina anddetermination to make a recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart, Kate blinked the words “I will walk again”. Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook. Eight months after her stroke, Kate said goodbye to nurses, walked out of hospital and returned hometo learn how to run again. This is the story of her incredible journey which is only just starting....

    • Popular medicine & health
      May 2012

      Living & Working With Bipolar Disorder

      A Friendly Guide.


      A hopeful, supportive guide to getting your life back after bipolar diagnosis.

    • Self-help & personal development

      Dealing With Chronic Pain

      The Pain Management Approach

      by Dr. Jack Barrett, Marna Carey, Dr. Gillian Moore-Groarke

    • Coping with illness


      A Practical Guide for People With Life-Challenging Diseases and Their Caregivers

      by Rubin Battino

      How do you cope with a life-challenging disease? How you do respond can have a profound effect on the physical course of the illness. There is a healing power in hope, and a destructive power in despair. Attitude matters. Some people seem to be "naturally" better at creating the right attitude, but we can all learn to improve our coping skills. This book is a practical compendium for those living with or dealing with with life-challenging diseases. Detailing the many ways of coping that Professor Rubin Battino has learnt during his extensive professional experience - from friends and support groups, from research and from practice - it is written to be thoroughly accessible and informative, as it explores a wide range of techniques and methods that have proved to have a healing influence. These include: guided imagery, alternative medicine, relaxation methods, including Jackobson's Progressive Relaxation technique, meditation, support groups, structured writing, art therapy and nutrition.;Featuring a variety of exercises and strategies, and assessing the uses and benefits of each, "Coping" is a complete guide to facing serious illness with hope and resourcefulness. Packed with useful advice on practical subjects such as communicating with medical personnel, and concluding with an extensive appendix of useful contacts, this book is simply a companion for everyone dealing with life-challenging disease.

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