Words Can Change Your Brain

Andrew Newberg Penguin

In our default state, our brains constantly get in the way of effective communication. They are lazy, angry, immature, and distracted. They can make a difficult conversation impossible. But Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Waldman have discovered a powerful strategy called Compassionate Communication that allows two brains to work together as one. Using brainscans as well as data collected from workshops given to MBA students at Loyola Marymount University, and clinical data from both couples in therapy and organizations helping caregivers cope with patient suffering, Newberg and Waldman have seen that Compassionate Communication can reposition a difficult conversation to lead to a satisfying conclusion. Whether you are negotiating with your boss or your spouse, the brain works the same way and responds to the same cues. The truth, though, is that you don't have to understand how Compassionate Communication works. You just have to do it. Some of the simple and effective takeaways in this book include: • Make sure you are relaxed; yawning several times before (not during) the meeting will do the trick • Never speak for more than 20-30 seconds at a time. After that they other person's window of attention closes. • Use positive speech; you will need at least three positives to overcome the effect of every negative used • Speak slowly; pause between words. This is critical, but really hard to do. • Respond to the other person; do not shift the conversation. • Remember that the brain can only hold onto about four ideas at one time Highly effective across a wide range of settings, Compassionate Communication is an excellent tool for conflict resolution but also for simply getting your point across or delivering difficult news.

ISBN10 : 9780142196779 , ISBN13 : 0142196770

Page Number : 274

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Neil A. Rector

This is a brief, easy-to-read introduction for people who are considering or starting out in CBT, for family members and friends who would like to know more about the treatment, and for anyone else with an interest in CBT. The guide explains the thinking behind CBT, how it works and what conditions it can treat. It describes the process and strategies used in CBT, answers common questions about the therapy, and introduces alternative cognitive-behavioural approaches.

ISBN10 : 1770522948 , ISBN13 : 9781770522947

Page Number : 52

Bipolar Disorder In A Nutshell

In a world where people constantly battle with the stigma of mental illness, it can be a terrifying decision to discuss these things with a doctor, but the potential to elevate a person's life and help them to gain control is well worth it. The reality is that bipolar disorder, much like any condition, is not a flaw in a person, but rather a peculiarity in the human system that can be addressed and worked with in order to manage it in a way that helps them to best interact with the systems already in place. Plenty of famous actors, artists, writers, and scientists lived fulfilling lives with this condition and even used it to gain a unique insight into things that other people simply could not have. However, more importantly, plenty of people are living their lives every single day and have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and while it might not always be easy, it does not stop them from living their best lives. The reality simply is that understanding and accommodation are the keys to mitigating the potential downsides of disorders like this, and as time continues to pass, scientists and doctors are only getting better at understanding the tools that people with bipolar disorder might need to live better lives. A diagnosis is not a sentence, but rather the first step in understanding who a person is and what they might need to live their lives on their terms.

ISBN10 : 9798645099084 , ISBN13 :

Page Number : 44

Ebook Public Mental Health Global Perspectives

Lee Knifton McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

Mental health is a fundamental public health priority, and this stimulating and comprehensive book brings together all of the key issues to offer an overview for students and practitioners alike. Written by a team of leading international experts, the book summarizes the evidence base and asks the key questions at the heart of a range of topics from community development to public mental health in schools and recovery and well-being. The book includes: Mini toolkits at the end of each chapter that include tips for effective practice, reflection points and questions to consider Case studies exploring real world examples of public mental health in action Discussion and opinion encouraging readers to question and debate the issues at the core of public mental health policy The book also includes a chapter written by Kate E. Pickett and Richard G. Wilkinson, authors of the best selling book The Spirit Level. Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives is an invaluable tool to give readers the confidence to develop effective mental health tools and programs that will improve public mental health. Contributors: John Ashton, Jane Barlow, Annette Beautrais, Peter Byrne, Sandra Carlisle, Mima Cattan, Elaine Church, Cary Cooper, Patrick Corrigan, Mary O’Hagan, Phil Hanlon, Eva Jané-Llopis, Anthony Jorm, Gregory Luke Larkin, Crick Lund, Jane Mathieson, Margaret Maxwell, Maura Mulloy, Michael Nash, Inge Petersen, Kate Pickett, Nicola Reavley, Nicholas Rüsch, Jude Stansfield, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Mark Weist and Richard Wilkinson. "This book is written by renowned experts from a wide range of disciplines who carefully explore issues and tensions within the field. It will be a great resource not just for those working in public health practice but also for all those whose work has an influence on this vitally important aspect of human life." Professor Lindsey Davies, President of the Faculty of Public Health "The book provides a convincing account of the many ways in which our society could become more mentally healthy. It should be read by businessmen, teachers and politicians as much as by clinicians" Prof Lord Layard

ISBN10 : 9780335244904 , ISBN13 : 0335244904

Page Number : 264

Behavioral Neurogenetics

John F. Cryan Springer Science & Business Media

This book covers a wide array of topics relevant to behavioral genetics from both a preclinical and clinical standpoint. Indeed in juxtaposing both areas of research the reader will appreciate the true translational nature of the field. Topics covered range from technical advances in genetic analysis in humans and animals to specific descriptions of advances in schizophrenia, attention disorders, depression and anxiety disorders, autism, aggression, neurodegeneration and neurodevelopmental disorders. The importance of gene-environment interactions is emphasised and the role of neuroimaging in unravelling the functional consequences of genetic variability described. This volume will be valued by both the basic scientist and clinician alike who may use it as a detailed reference book. It will also be of use to the novice to the field, to whom it will serve as an in-depth introduction to this exciting area of research.

ISBN10 : 9783642278594 , ISBN13 : 3642278590

Page Number : 636

The Dysautonomia Project

Msm Kelly Freeman Bardolf

"The Dysautonomia Project" is a much needed tool for physicians, patients, or caregivers looking to arm themselves with the power of knowledge. It combines current publications from leaders in the field of autonomic disorders with explanations for doctors and patients about the signs and symptoms, which will aid in reducing the six-year lead time to diagnosis.

ISBN10 : 1938842243 , ISBN13 : 9781938842245

Page Number : 224