In this fully revised and updated second edition, you'll learn how to use MBSR to alleviate stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of medical conditions. As you work through this user-friendly guide, you'll discover how to replace unhealthy, stress-promoting habits with mindful ones—a skill that will last a lifetime.
This useful and practical book is designed specifically for all licensed mental health professionals. The author, Samara, has spoken nationally for many years on the topics relevant to ethics and mental health. This book will help you sort out fact from fiction, ethical standards from legal issues, and their practical applications in clinical practice. You will gain an understanding of and an appreciation for the purpose and necessity of ethical standards. Competence, within the field of counseling psychology, is important because the information available to practicing counselors is constantly growing and changing.
It is estimated that 1.4 billion adults—one in three across the globe—are overweight. Registered dietitian and health writer Clare Fleishman explores surprising new suspects contributing to our planet’s expanding girth, including air conditioning, drugs, pollution, and others which get little notice as lack of will power shoulders the blame. This important work examines how we live in a new century and why obesity has become a major killer from the American Midwest to the cities of Europe and across the deserts of Africa.
Connect your mind and body for maximum wellness with this beginner's guide to Eastern and Western philosophies of body movement. Licensed physical therapist and health writer, Dr. Ziya Altug shows you exactly how to achieve total wellness by incorporating mindfulness and meditative practice into a healthy lifestyle. His book is filled with practical exercise photographs, tables, checklists and charts to help patients and clients track their progress toward their wellness goals. This book is one of the winners of the 2018 Clinician Non-Research Publication Award from the California Physical Therapy Association.
Do you want to live the longest, healthiest, happiest life you can with the best mental and physical functioning? This home-study course is literally about the secret to life: the lifestyle choices you can make that will increase the odds of having the longest and healthiest life you can. You will find out that there are 16 lifestyle characteristics that these oldest people tend to have in common, no matter where they live in the world.
This course will explore ways partners get caught in patterns of subtle and blatant deception. It will use fun stories from real couples and examples from research to examine how cognitive and emotional processes cause blindness and rationalization, and distort couples’ perceptions. This course will identify research-based strategies to increase trust and connection, and professionals can use this information to identify and appropriately address issues related to self-deception and honesty in the individuals with whom they work.
This book contains a synopsis of the genetic, biological, and psychological theories pertaining to bipolar spectrum disorders. An update of diagnostic considerations, assessment instruments, and evidence-based treatment techniques commonly employed in diagnosing, assessing, and treating bipolar spectrum disorderpatients is provided. The most recent literature is presented throughout the book concerning the appropriate data-based applications, outcomes, and limitations of the assessment and treatment procedures.
This course will explore the prevalence of children’s media use, many of the media effects that are of most concern to those interested in the well-being of youth, and the social scientific theories that explain how children’s brains cognitively and emotional process media content. Finally, the course identifies specific strategies that can be taken to help youth avoid the potentially negative effects, and enjoy the potentially positive effects, of media exposure.
Having worked as a pain clinic psychologist for over 10 years, Dr. David Cosio shares a wealth of strategies for dealing with this evergrowing epidemic in everyday circumstances—without relying on addictive medications. Pain Relief combines new insights into the perception of pain with practical, interdisciplinary treatments. Discover key coping skills for helping people with chronic pain, steps to creating a comprehensive pain management plan, and over 20 different available pain management modalities.
Social workers routinely encounter patients who are experiencing problems in their personal relationships, in clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities and community centers, and in home visits. These difficulties may range from poor communication to serious disagreements and arguments, to verbal abuse and physical violence perpetrated by one partner on another or a parent on a child. Many patients may be involved in a relationship that is clearly "dysfunctional" and even harmful, yet the person does not seem able to extricate themselves from it. Others may be involved in relationships that are relatively stable and less problematic, yet they will tend to have the same disagreements or arguments repeatedly. These relationship difficulties can cause individuals significant stress and aggravation, undermine their well-being, potentially contribute to health problems, and in some cases can put individuals in considerable danger.
This course will help the reader examine the impact of common digital media usage on individuals, families, and society. Course participants will learn about both positive and negative effects of modern media, and will explore the concerning trends of societal norms in this area. Readers will receive an in-depth explanation of process addictions and the phenomenon of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). Guidelines and strategies for creating a sustainable relationship with digital media are set forth.
This home-study course describes the best ways to age healthfully and improve your patients` quality of life at any age, including tips on how to cultivate a youthful attitude, safeguard against stress and chronic illness, improve dietary and exercise habits, maximize memory and beef up energy, enhance financial security, and live a long and rewarding life.
This home-study course outlines the various factors that make foods palatable. It provides evidence that the "hyperpalatability" of our current food supply is undermining our normal satiety signals, motivating the drive to eat even when there is no physiologic need for food. This course presents evidence that repeated exposure to high quantities of palatable foods (i.e., those high in sugar, fat and salt) can alter the brain in ways similar to drugs of abuse, essentially "rewiring" the brain to promote compulsive eating and loss of control over food.
This Workbook provides techniques to help you understand the patterns of thought and actions that fuel your addiction, and to create your own unique recovery plan. Whether you're already in treatment or have just admitted you have a problem, this workbook can help you move past your addiction and start living that meaningful life you desire.
Now fully revised and updated, this workbook has helped more than half a million readers access the core skills of DBT: distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. You'll discover step-by-step exercises for managing your emotions without losing control, engaging in destructive behavior, or lashing out at others.
Life is a performance whether you're on the field, in the courtroom, or running a household. But many of us, when asked to perform, are overcome by fear. We lose our confidence and allow our insecurities to hinder us. In The Fearless Mind, sports psychologist Dr. Craig Manning will help you overcome your fears, expel anxiety, build confidence, and become a high-performing individual no matter what your field. Learn how to unlock your mind and reach your greatest dreams. There are many mental pathways to performance, but there is only one pathway to true success - having a fearless mind.
This book offers 52 in-the-moment mindfulness skills to help you cope with daily stress and stay grounded in your recovery. You'll find powerful advice to help you navigate relationships, take time for self-care and manage intense emotions that can get in the way of feeling better.
Millions of us struggle with sleep several nights a week, if not every night. In the The Healing Power of Sleep, Dr. O`Brien explains the basics of sleep architecture, the effects of common illnesses on sleep, how our daily habits can help or hinder sleep, and straightforward solutions.
The Hungry Brain explores new discoveries about the brain`s hunger for pleasure and calories-the so-called "irresistable" foods - and how one can control temptation. The book discusses the latest scientific findings about nutrients that speed memory processing and protect against Alzheimer`s disease - including a brain homework and a grocery list to make it happen!
This Workbook will help you determine the function your addiction is serving, develop healthy coping skills for dealing with loss, and accept your thoughts and emotions. In addition, you'll learn to avoid addiction triggers, heal broken relationships, and built a support system.
This home-study course describes the newest research on losing weight and maintaining weight loss for life. The book provides details about the connection between weight gain and medical conditions, and obesity and sleeplessness. It also gives information about popular weight loss plans, describes scientific studies on the effectiveness of these plans, and discusses research on the connection between emotions, cravings and overeating.
This book is a practical, accessible guide for any professional who serves people with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or severe bipolar disorder. The objective as well as subjective symptoms and experiences of people struggling with these illnesses is described. The treatments and course of the illnesses are
Learn to use traditional yoga routines to relieve the pain from common injuries and conditions. With simple lists of asanas and sample sequences for different proficiency levels and physical imitations, this in-depth guide to teaching and sharing yoga is perfect for yoga instructors and fitness and healthcare professionals. Learn which specific poses to suggest for injury prevention as well as which to recommend for those who are struggling with spinal or back injuries.
Tooth decay could be a precursor to many health problems – notably obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Dental decay is the first to develop, and it predicts these and many other illnesses. That is because periodontitis, excess weight, hypertension, and other ailments such as hemorrhoids and deep venous thrombosis, often stem from the same cause: poor dietary choices. All dentists see the same patients again and again, suffering from plaque, cavities, infection – all of which are needless, preventable, and reversible. In this course, Dr. Somborac makes the connection between overall health and dental health. He describes how to prevent tooth decay and health decline, through easy-to-apply guidance you can use to help save patients` teeth and their lives.