It explains the distinct purpose of emotions, why they may make us uncomfortable, and how we developed our particular beliefs about them. Then it takes you through the seven feelings—anxiety, guilt, shame, disappointment, helplessness, loneliness, and confusion—that commonly have troubled eaters running to the cookie jar. Through reflective and action exercises, it takes down the barriers between you and a healthy relationship with food and the scale, and teaches you effective ways of negotiating the ups and downs of life without obsessing about food or weight and engaging in abusive eating.
She describes how the language of food and fat is a symbolic communication in which we recruit our bodies to express what we cannot utter in words. She offers a wide range of healing approaches designed to be custom tailored to the individual needs of the reader. There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this thoughtful book can make a difference.
Healing The Bereaved Child. In Healing The Bereaved Child, Alan Wolfelt draws upon his many years of experience and expertise as the "Children and Grief" columnist for Bereavement magazine and a bereavement workshop instructor to author an outstanding book designed for parents and caregivers in dealing with children who have suffered seemingly irreconcilable loss. Wolfelt compares caregiving to bereaved children with that of a gardener tending a garden. Grief is not seen as an illness requiring a cure, but as a normal, natural, and necessary process leading to adaptation to, and reconciliation with, the processes of life and growth.
Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for these who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression.
A guide for young widows and widowers through the normal grieving proccess that highlights the speical circumstances of an untimely death. Young widows and widowers share thoughts and dilemmas about losing a loved one, what to tell young children experiencing a parent's death, returning to work and dealing with in-laws. Henri Nouwen shares his intensely personal feelings at the time of his mother's death. In Memoriam is a book that offers a strength and comfort to the bereaved, and significant pastoral value to all who minister to the dying and their loved ones.
Living Through Mourning. With tenderness and wisdom, Harriet Sarnoff Schiff writes about the feelings of isolation, fear, anger, and loss that are common to friends and relatives when a loved one dies. Includes a new introduction and resources section. When someone you love dies, Earl Grollman writes, "there is no way to predict how you will feel.
The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way. Earl Grollman explains what emotions to expect when mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss. However you choose to copethrough private, inner searching or sharing your feelings with others this book is a companion through the process of understanding and accepting your loss.
Katherine Fair Donnelly has written the first book dedicated to the experience of adults who have lost a parent. Through intimate discussions with sons and daughters, she explores the many emotions that arise after a parent dies, and tells the inspiring stories of how ordinary people overcame their anguish. These personal insights can offer reassurance that you're not alone. And can help you to get through. If you are a teenager whose friend or relative has died, this book was written for you.
Earl A. Grollman, the award-winning author of Living When a Loved One Has Died, explains what to expect when you lose someone you love. Many women find themselves almost sleepwalking through the stages that follow—the funeral, digging out financial forms, filing for Social Security.
If you know someone who has been widowed recently, experts in both financial and psychological professions say that friends can make a difference. Knowing how to help a newly widowed friend may bring more than solace. You may be able to head off hasty and disastrous financial decisions. And, you may be able to keep your friend in touch with a caring community. The Bereaved Parent. Practical supportive advice for bereaved parents and the professionals who work with them, based on the experiences of psychiatric and religious counselors. This slender; heartfelt book will linger in the mind and give comfort for a long time.
Anne Brooks looked desperately for something to read that would offer comfort after her husband's death. Finding nothing that moved her, she began a monthly journal about the deeply personal side of her loss, her loneliness, and her struggle to come to terms with her independence and her new self. The Grieving Time is a moving and comforting account of her recovery a book for grieving spouses, or for anyone facing the loss of a loved one through death or. Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss.
Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journaling sections encourage mourners to articulate their unique thoughts and feelings.
This book deals with the experience of personal loss. Chaplain Miller points out that 'going to pieces' at the time of loss is a normal and natural human experience. Furthermore, it might be the very thing that will 'hold you together' as you work through the grief process. From Library Journal: Completed just before her untimely death, this powerful book provides solace, guidance, and direction for widows everywhere.
Drawing from her own experiences, Caine outlines practical suggestions for coping with the devastating loss: finding a confidant; turning to bereavement counseling; helping children adjust through strategies she suggests. Throughout, she emphasizes the need for each woman to rebuild her shattered life in her own way. Corroborating and amplifying her advice are poignant, candid notes from people inspired by her writing, lectures, and media appearances. In , Dr. Joyce Brothers's husband of more than thirty years, Dr.
Milton Brothers, passed away. As a widow, Dr. Brothers found herself emotionally lost and alone, at sea in an ocean of grief -- until she dealt with her despair, overcame her loneliness, and, gradually, put her life back together again.
Brothers shares this intimate journey and offers the knowledge she has gained along the way. In her personal, comforting way, Dr. Joyce Brothers describes the very real incidents and feelings that every woman who has lived through the death of a spouse will immediately recognize.
Abduction: Human Encounter with Aliens. A Harvard psychatrist, the author of A Prince of Our Disorder, presents accounts of alien abduction taken from the more than sixty cases he has investigated and examines the implications for our identity as a species. Mindful Co-Parenting provides divorced parents a practical way through the process that protects their children. In this compact, step-by-step guide, written in a supportive yet direct style, clinical psychologists Jeremy S.
Gaies, Psy. Morris Jr. Starting with the question of whether or not divorce is the best option for your family, the book walks you through the process, from choosing the most child-friendly divorce proceedings, to navigating co-parenting after the papers are signed, to handling the future challenges of stepparenting and other issues that may arise. This breakthrough book guides you through a series of self-tests designed to help you determine what kind of marriage you have, where your strengths and weaknesses are, and what specific actions you can take to help your marriage.
You'll also learn that more sex doesn't necessarily improve a marriage, frequent arguing will not lead to divorce, financial problems do not always spell trouble in a relationship, wives who make sour facial expressions when their husbands talk are likely to be separated within four years and there is a reason husbands withdraw from arguments—and there's a way around it.
Helping Children Survive Divorce. How can children successfully survive the trauma of divorce? In friendly, heart-to-heart language, Archibald Hart offers divorced parents specific ways to help children cope with the psychological and social damage that comes with divorce. In The Relationship Cure, Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.
Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. This book is written for the parents and adults of the family to provide tools to help children go through these life changing events. Dinosaurs Divorce. Divorce, argues Anthony E. Wolf, does not have to do long-term damage to a child.
In his groundbreaking new book, he shows parents how to steer children through the pain and the complex feelings engendered by divorce, feelings that, if not resolved, can create continuing problems for a child. Wolf also explains how to deal with the difficult issues that so frequently accompany a divorce. How do you tell your child about the divorce?
How do you keep your children from being caught between you and your ex-partner? What do you do if that other parent gradually fades out of their lives? How kids can stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again. Isolina Ricci's Mom's House, Dad's House has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years.
With her new book, Dr. Isa adapts her time-tested advice on maneuvering the emotional, logistical, and legal realities of separation, divorce, and stepfamilies to speak directly to children. Alongside practical ways to cope with big changes she offers older children and their families key resiliency tools that kids can use now and the rest of their lives. Kids and families are encouraged to believe in themselves, to take heart, and to plan for their lives ahead. Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids is packed with practical tips, frank answers, easy-to-use lists, "train your brain" ideas, reproducible worksheets, and things to try when words just won't come out right.
The groundbreaking classic, now revised, updated and expanded, covers the legal, financial and emotional realities of creating two happy and stable homes for children in the often difficult and confusing aftermath of a divorce. In this ground-breaking book, Michele Weiner-Davis gives straightforward, effective advice on how couples can stay together instead of come apart.
Using case histories to illustrate her marriage-enriching, divorce-preventing techniques, which can be used even if only one partner participates, Weiner-Davis shows readers: How to leave the past behind and set attainable goals; Strategies for identifying problem-solving behavior that works -- and how to make changes last; "Uncommon-sense" methods for breaking unproductive patterns; Inspirational and accessible, Divorce Busting shows readers in pain that working it out is better than getting out.
The Battered Woman Syndrome. Walker's seminal, groundbreaking book The Battered Woman Syndrome BWS has forged new directions in the field of domestic violence for over 30 years. Now, the highly anticipated, third edition offers thoroughly updated and revised research on key topics, including posttraumatic stress disorder, learned helplessness or learned optimism, the cycle theory of violence, and much more. With a new focus on culture and ethnicity, these data detail the experiences of foreign women who either live in their country of origin or the U.
Like its popular predecessors, this new edition serves as a valuable resource for both professional counselors and students studying domestic violence. Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, exercise addictions. Therapist Carolyn Costin, herself recovered from anorexia, brings three decades of experience and the newest research in the field together, providing readers with the latest treatments, from medication and behavioral therapy to alternative remedies.
What's Eating You? Living in a culture obsessed with body size and shape, it can be hard to feel good about the way you look. But eating disorders caused by unrealistic body image ideals create much larger problems-diminished self-confidence, unhealthy eating and exercising habits, and an inability to see yourself as a person rather than a number on the scale.
This workbook combines art therapy exercises and guided journal writing for individuals who want to explore their relationship with food and their bodies in a new way. Written by board-certified art psychotherapists, the pages of this workbook literally serve as a canvas for thoughts and feelings "spoken" primarily through art and elaborated upon through writing. Readers are encouraged to draw, write, and create directly in the book. These images, symbols, and journal entries then become a "personal signature" that can be accessed and explored to resolve any obstacles to emotional well-being.
Two seasoned clinicians with years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders offer this practical tool and adjunct to one-on-one and group therapy. In a readable style, the authors take the reader on a journey toward better mental and physical health, as well as provide an important understanding of eating disorders. An extraordinary, powerful connection exists between feeling and feeding that, if damaged, may lead to one relying on food for emotional support, rather than seeking authentic happiness.
This unique workbook takes on the seven emotions that plague problem eaters — guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness — and shows readers how to embrace and learn from their feelings. Written with honesty and humor, the book explains how to identify and label a specific emotion, the function of that emotion, and why the emotion drives food and eating problems.
Each chapter has two sets of exercises: experiential exercises that relate to emotions and eating, and questionnaires that provoke thinking about and understanding feelings and their purpose.
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For anyone who has suffered, their family and friends, and other helping professionals, this book should be by your side. With great compassion and clinical expertise, Costin and Grabb walk readers through the ins and outs of the recovery process, describing what therapy entails, clarifying the common associated emotions such as fear, guilt, and shame, and, most of all, providing motivation to seek help if you have been discouraged, resistant, or afraid.
The authors bring self-disclosure to a level not yet seen in an eating disorder book and offer hope to readers that full recovery is possible. At the root of bulimia is a need to feel in control. While purging is a strategy for controlling weight, bingeing is an attempt to calm depression, stress, shame, and even boredom. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia offers new and healthy ways to overcome the distressing feelings and negative body-image beliefs that keep you trapped in this cycle.
Some people use food to calm themselves when they feel overwhelmed. Others find it difficult to discern between eating out of hunger and eating out of habit. There are nearly as many reasons why people overeat as there are reasons to stop. While overeating can often bring comfort in the short term, it can lead to feelings of guilt later on. If you feel like you're caught in a cycle of unhealthy eating that you can't stop, this workbook can help you overcome it. If you suffer from Bulimia Nervosa or Binge-Eating Disorder, you know how hard it can be to change your problem behaviors surrounding food and eating.
However, with the right tools and support, you can overcome your disorder and return to a healthy way of life. Based on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the program described in this newly revised and updated workbook will teach you the skills you need to overcome your eating disorder and establish healthy habits. Structured in a logical, step-by-step progression of exercises, the workbook first focuses on providing you with a new understanding of anorexia and the ways you might have already tried to control the problem.
Then the book progresses through techniques that teach how to use mindfulness to deal with out-of-control thoughts and feelings, how to identify choices that lead to better heath and quality of life, and how to redirect the energy formerly spent on weight loss into actions that will heal the body and mind. Although this book is written specifically as self-help for anorexia sufferers, it includes a clear and informative chapter on when you need to seek professional treatment as well as advice on what to look for in a therapist.
This workbook contains tools to help bulimics break the cycle of bingeing and reacting, allowing them to take control of their lives and make positive behavior changes. Practical advice and real-life examples reinforce attitudes and offer encouragement. Discover that it is possible to overcome the disorder and live a happier, more fulfilling life. As you complete the helpsheets in this book, you'll learn to celebrate your body instead of feeling ashamed of it. This new edition includes discussions of our obsession with physical appearance and with body-fixing options.
It helps you discover your personal body image strengths and vulnerabilities and then guides you in creating new, life-changing experiences of mindfulness and body acceptance. After completing this eight-step program, you'll look at yourself in a whole new light-seeing the beauty of the real you. Susan Albers, author of Eating Mindfully, now offers 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, a collection of mindfulness skills and practices for relaxing the body in times of stress and ending your dependence on eating as a means of coping with difficult emotions.
You'll not only discover easy ways to soothe urges to overeat, you'll also learn how to differentiate emotion-driven hunger from healthy hunger. Reach for this book instead of the refrigerator next time you feel the urge to snack-these alternatives are just as satisfying! How Can I Forgive You?
Until now, we have been taught that forgiveness is good for us and that good people forgive. Spring, a gifted therapist and the award-winning author of After the Affair, proposes a radical, life-affirming alternative that lets us overcome the corrosive effects of hate and get on with our lives—without forgiving. She also offers a powerful and unconventional model for genuine forgiveness—one that asks as much of the offender as it does of us. Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible.
Eben Alexander was one of those people. NDEs, he would have been the first to explain, might feel real to the people having them, but in truth they are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then came the day when Dr. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human— shut down completely.
For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. He had come back.
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But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. This story sounds like the wild and wonderful imaginings of a skilled fantasy writer. But it is not fantasy. Before Alexander underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. That difficulty with belief created an empty space that no professional triumph could erase.
Today he is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition. This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary.
No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.
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Based on extensive research and long clinical experience, Dr. Braverman's program can open the way to the longer and better-enjoyed life that high blood pressure and heart disease are silently waiting to steal from us. This could be as close to a fountain of youth as mankind will ever come, the truly scientific answer to how to reverse or prevent the debilitating effects of aging, including memory loss, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and Alzheimer's. Focusing on the critical role of hormones produced by the brain, Dr.
Braverman outlines a totally integrative program to restore hormonal balance and thereby restore readers to a younger, healthier, and more vital self, regardless of chronological age. New research in nutrition and weight loss has revealed an amazing discovery: the brain—virtually neglected in all other diet plans—is the most important organ in dieting. Dieters can actually lose weight by eating foods, nutrients, teas, and spices that change the chemical balance of the brain for permanent weight loss—a major factor contributing to how quickly the body ages.
In fact, everyone can take years off their age by changing their brain chemistry. Controlling health when metabolism is out-of-control. The thyroid is the body's energy center, working to set the metabolism. It can be underactive or work too fast. It is susceptible to cancer and other health issues, more often in women than men.
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And its symptoms are varying and hard to identify. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease sifts through the vast amount of conflicting advice to help readers learn how to seek appropriate treatment for their individual situation. Practical help for the millions who suffer. The Complete Idiot's Guide r to Pain Relief offers readers advice on how to live with, manage, and treat their specific symptoms as they occur, and get quick and lasting relief from their discomfort through both traditional medical and alternative therapies.
Includes the major sources of pain from head and back aches to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia Clear and accessible information from a certified medical expert Covers the impact of diet and exercise on pain relief According to the National Institute of Health, over seventy-six million Americans suffer from sustained pain every day. Start to digest easily with some food for though Providing relief for a growing problem in America, The Complete Idiot's Guide r to Digestive Health covers the digestive issues affecting over 95 million people. It is a powerful combination of medical, dietary, and natural therapy to help sufferers and prevent their disorders from recurring.
Provides an overview of symptoms and tests to help diagnose conditions Covers a variety of disorders including ulcers, IBS, reflux, celiac disease, gastritis, Crohn's disease, colitis, and chronic diarrhea A full range of medical treatments Dietary and natural protocols to help relieve conditions. Make your body work for its own good. Joseph Lee Klapper takes readers from what the metabolism is and how it works through the many ways to raise it,including by what we eat and drink, both independently and in combination. Also, Dr. Almost 75 percent of health and longevity is based on lifestyle,environment, and nutrition.
Yet even if you follow a healthful diet, you probably don t get all the nutrients you need to prevent disease. Pamela Smith explains how you can maintain health through the use of nutrients. Part One of this easy-to-use guide discusses the individual nutrients necessary for good health. Part Two offers personalized nutritional programs for people with a wide variety of health concerns.
People without prior medical problems can look to Part Three for their supplementation plans. Now in its fourth edition, this book provides up-to-date scientific validation for the use of dietary supplementation in both the treatment and prevention of disease and for overall optimum health-the very facts that are not made available to consumers when they purchase supplements.
In this fully revised and updated fourth edition, readers will find: - complete usage and dosage recommendations for the twenty-eight basic vitamins and minerals that every person needs to promote health and to slow aging; - advanced recommendations for special conditions that may require additional supplementation; and - quick-reference charts and tables for easily updating supplement regimens.
Your Best Investment. Edwin Lee reveals several truths behind obesity, high blood pressure, infertility, autoimmune disease, memory loss, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Lee then explores the common link shared by all these health concerns: high insulin levels. His book also features a nutrition plan with recipes. Based on numerous medical studies, Dr. Lee will forever change your perception of how simple applications of optimal nutrition can transform your life.
This is the diet book that you definitely need to embrace and fully understand. Cracking the Metabolic Code. Doctors traditionally prescribe a pill for every ill. But for most people, these single solutions don't work. The truth is, most chronic health problems, including stubborn weight gain, unbeatable fatigue, intestinal distress, high blood pressure, creeping cholesterol, and high blood sugar, are not found in simply one organ, but in several parts of the body often times in twos and threes.
This is the result of years of slow, subtle challenges to your metabolism, which is as unique as you are. Your lifestyle habits, stess level, prescription drug use, and relationships, as well as the genes you inherit and the environment in which you live-in effect, the sum total of your life expierence up to this day-determine your personal metabolism and, in turn, your current state of health.
Good health starts with good nutrition. With all the constant debate over diet fads, proper nutrition is slipping through the cracks. This revised and updated guide places the emphasis on good health by informing families of everything they need to know to get the best nutrition—from daily vitamin and mineral intake and facts about fats and cholesterol, to advice on shopping for healthy foods, and much more.
This is an incredibly informative and reader-friendly book about a common debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated. The Relaxation Response. When Dr. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret--without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress.
Discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic approach is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical ailments.
It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten to twenty minutes of practice twice a day. Despite the billions spent on prescription anti-depressant drugs and psychotherapy, people everywhere continue to grapple with depression. James Gordon, one of the nation's most respected psychiatrists, now offers a practical and effective way to get unstuck. Drawing on forty years of pioneering work, Unstuck is Gordon's seven-stage program for relief through food and nutritional supplements; Chinese medicine; movement, exercise, and dance; psychotherapy, meditation, and guided imagery; and spiritual practice.
The result is a remarkable guide that puts the power to change in the hands of those ready to say "no" to suffering and drugs and "yes" to hope and happiness. Toxic substances find a way into our bodies through air, water, food, and even household products. When these toxins build up in our bodies faster than we can get rid of them, we may experience premature aging, lethargy, chronic illness, and weight gain.
This indispensable guide explains the why's and how's of detoxification and gives readers the tools to rid their bodies of toxins and enjoy a more vibrant, healthy life. A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems. Every day, over million Americans consume food products made of wheat.
After witnessing over 2, patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic—and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.
For the millions of readers who have experienced the rich rewards of following any or all of Julia Cameron's three twelve-week programs for creative recovery, here is a gorgeous cloth-bound edition that includes The Artist's Way, Walking in This World, and Finding Water. In her introduction, Cameron reflects on the artist's journey and provides deep insights into how readers may set about cultivating a more creative and spiritually rewarding existence by using the principles contained in these books.
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It's a simple and pleasant experience that millions of women struggle with on a regular basis: having an orgasm. After years of frustrating, orgasmless sex, Rachel Swift chose to confront the problem. She devised a remarkable plan to teach herself to have an orgasm—as often as she wanted. How to Have an Orgasm As Often as You Want is her bestselling courageous, witty, and controversial guide that has successfully helped women throughout the world better understand how orgasms work and how to have more enjoyable, fulfilling sexual experiences—with or without the full cooperation of their partners.
In clear, honest language focused on realities, not ideals, Swift covers all of the emotional and physical aspects involved in mastering the female orgasm, and offers straightforward steps for achieving it. This is essential reading for every woman who's ever had trouble reaching orgasm and wants to find out how to transform her sex life forever. An easy fun, comprehensive course in language a techniques to improve your sexual enjoyment. Are you shy or self-conscious when it comes to sex? Do you want to learn how to enhance the pleasure you derive from sex?
The revised and expanded edition of Becoming Orgasmic provides a program designed to help anyone overcome the myriad obstacles to complete sexual satisfaction. Whether married or single, young or old, the program presented in these pages will help you feel comfortable with yourself and your ideas about sex and enable you to grow as a person. Becoming Orgasmic will help you: Evaluate your sexual history and put it in perspective, Explore your body through touch, Understand the effects of pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause on sexual desire and response, Be comfortable with your body and yourself as a woman, Share self-discovery with your partner, Find techniques to try if something turns you off, Overcome the fear of orgasm.
Douglas Rosenau is a licensed psychologist, and a Christian sex therapist who has for the past seventeen years used his training in theology and counseling to help Christian couples enrich and reclaim God's wonderful gift of sexuality within marriage. A Celebration of Sex answers specific, often unasked questions about sexual topics, presents married couples with detailed techniques and behavioral skills for deepening sexual pleasure and intimate companionship, and is an excellent tool for premarital education.
Just as he applies the latest brain science to help readers achieve lasting weight loss, Dr. Eric Braverman uses the most up-to-date research to explain how great sex contributes to great health, helping us stay young and fit, improving cognitive function, boosting the immune system, and more. Beginning with a discussion of the brain and a quiz to help each reader determine his or her sex quotient, or SexQ, Dr. Based on the incredible success of the book.
Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer a line of books that address specific crises and some of the most prevalent problems facing our culture today. These books give readers a starting point to deal with their problems. Beautifully designed in a full-color small format, these books are perfect for giving to a friend in distress.
Paul G. Harch M. When Randy McCloy, Jr. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy HBOT is based on an almost laughably simple idea: Oxygen can be used therapeutically for a wide range of conditions where tissues have been damaged by oxygen deprivation. Restore that oxygen, goes the logical thinking, and you can restore much of the lost function. Morton Walker Health Book. It can help reverse the effects of strokes and head injuries. It can help heal damaged tissues. It can fight infections and diseases. We have presented our UK multi-centre data at conferences all over the world and interest in our project is increasing.
In the past 6 months I have had the privilege of being a key note speaker at Severe Asthma Masterclasses and Specialist Asthma Meetings. My PhD has given me the opportunity to be able to work with a wide range of fantastic professors, clinicians, patients and co-ordinators. This PhD has convinced me that we can use this unique test and methods of presentation to improve asthma care throughout the world. By: Sadhbh Byrne. Of all mental illnesses that affect young people, depression is among the most concerning, due to its prevalence in youth and its link with suicide.
Suicide is the third leading cause of mortality in young people worldwide, and Ireland has the fourth highest rate of youth suicide in Europe. Worryingly, however, research over the past twenty years has consistently shown that young people are unlikely to seek help for mental health difficulties, or to engage with professional mental health services.
Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that adolescents who experience depression or suicidal ideation are particularly unlikely to reach out for support. Therefore, it appears that the young people perhaps in most imminent need of help are those least likely to seek assistance.
Access to mental health services in the Irish public healthcare system is typically initiated through a visit to a general practitioner GP. However, the My World Survey the largest study of youth mental health in Ireland to date, conducted by UCD and Jigsaw found that less than one fifth of adolescents with mental health difficulties access a GP service. Given that young people name concerns about confidentiality as a prominent barrier to service use, the fact that caregivers of Irish adolescents under 16 years must be informed of any mental health treatment from a GP is problematic.
The cost of a GP visit may also place a further burden on adolescents. Some young people can access support from a school counsellor, but specialised psychological counsellors are not present in many secondary schools. Although the Irish public healthcare system is supported by some organisations that offer free services for young people e.
However, it has been found that if adolescents do seek help, they first turn to family and friends. Psychological or mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
Owens et al. The limited research available suggests that parents understanding of mental health services may be somewhat poor. Other studies have found that the majority of parents of children with mental health problems do not identify that their child has a problem. Given the pervasive nature of youth depression, many young people will have contact with a peer with depression during their adolescence, with over half of adolescents in one recent study reporting that they had contact with an individual experiencing a mental health problem in the past three months.
Again, however, there is a scarcity of research on the role that peers may play as providers of mental health support in adolescence. In a previous study that I conducted, published in , I presented participants aged 15 to 19 years with descriptions of two young people, Tony and Emily, who were experiencing life difficulties. The participants did, however, show concern for both characters;.
In sum, it is clear that parents and peers play an important role in supporting young people with depression. However, knowledge of the support that parents and peers actually provide is comparatively scant. In my PhD research, which is ongoing, I am further exploring this. I am particularly interested in investigating the association between certain factors, such as knowledge of mental illness, and different types of support offered. I hope that my research will help to understand the support that young people may receive — especially those young people who do not engage with mental health services.
Furthermore, I hope that this new understanding will in turn inform policy and practice that will improve outcomes for young people in distress. Mental Health Ireland has a list of those who support those with mental health issues. See the list here if you are affected by any of the issues discussed in this piece. The rapid rate of development and expansion in usability of genetic technologies in the past decade is both a cause for celebration and a cause for concern.
There is an impetus on law and policy makers to act responsibly in creating and implementing legal tools to aid in the smooth operation and integration of these technological advances into society in order to mitigate the possibility of society enduring any negative impact from the existence and use of technologies in this growing area. The question asked here is; do assistive reproduction technologies challenge the traditional concepts of parenthood generally, and motherhood specifically, and what impact does this have on Irish law and society?
Quite simply put, the answer is yes, these emerging technologies do challenge traditional familial concepts and norms. The answer as to what impact this has on Irish law and society is exceedingly more complicated. Reproduction is becoming increasingly more medicalised, geneticised and commercialised. This has the potential to diminish the human condition and damage the human population.
It is under these conditions of uncertainty that identity and ethics must be debated, and boundaries must be established in order to ensure that no negative experiences come to the broader population due to the advancements being made in the area of assisted reproduction. The ethical concerns surrounding the increased medicalisation of human reproduction range greatly. The most challenging element of reproductive technologies is the fact that the issues being debated are deeply personal and sensitive, meaning that no one experience is the same and as such, there is difficulty in establishing a standard of practice, as well as a legally and ethically balanced acceptance of the use of these procedures.
These difficulties are inherent to discussion surrounding human reproduction. The Commission and subsequent report were welcomed as a move towards the recognition of a set of newly emerging social norms in Ireland; both in terms of medicine and reproductive technologies and also in terms of the traditional nuclear family and the growth towards new familial norms.
However, following the publication of the report there was little done in the way of proactive implementation of the set out recommendations. Political conversation centres around the disappointment that questions surrounding the protocol of AHR services and their use must be addressed via judicial channels and that there is not legislation in place to counteract the need to use the Irish Court System to get answers.
It is important to recognise the cultural history of Ireland and the importance of the social and political role of the Catholic Church for many years. Older Irish generations were reared in a country in which contraception was illegal and women did not work once they were married as their societal role was in the home. Newly emerging technologies, such as surrogacy, further challenge these traditional values.
For a long time in Ireland, there was no real separation of church and State. The ramifications of this have rippled throughout Irish history and up to the present day — no more so than in the area of the reproductive rights of women. Although distinctly different from the abortion debate, and the argument for the repeal of the 8 th amendment, certain parallels can be drawn in how the government has responded to calls from various groups to provide guidance in the area of assisted reproduction and how these calls have been largely brushed to the side.
Until , marriage in Ireland was exclusively available for heterosexual couples. The 34th Amendment of the Irish Constitution changed this, effectively providing for a more equal society in which traditional Irish values towards marriage were replaced with a more accepting stance, something which was voted for by the Irish public through a referendum.
The gravity of such a change in Irish society has implications beyond just marriage. Laws regarding areas such as adoption were relevant only to the married couple and, within that context, this meant only heterosexual couples. It is fair to say that family dynamics have changed significantly, and the movement away from traditional concepts of family is increasing. With the passing of the Marriage Referendum, marriage in the context of law and society has taken on a new meaning, and the symbolic nature of this recognition of a new familial norm is plain to see.
The Irish electorate voted for this, and public consultations on Assisted Reproductive Technologies ARTs have illustrated the support of the Irish people for ARTs, and for legislation regulating their use — and yet, still there is none. ARTs are used by heterosexual and homosexual couples alike. The Children and Family Relationships Act has made movements towards acknowledging new familial norms in Ireland and was a welcomed symbol of the future for Irish society as increasingly liberal and accepting. Although many pressing issues are not addressed within the Act, such as surrogacy, the support for the enactment of new measures regarding familial relationships is a deeply reassuring acknowledgement of the changing, evolving nature of Irish society and their views towards non-traditional family units.
One area that has not been addressed in any significant way is the greatly changed role of the mother.
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Mater semper certa est — the mother is always certain. This is the basis on which Irish family law operates and it is this historical, unshakeable concept that is being shaken to its core by the emergence of ARTs. Traditional concepts of motherhood are defined solely through the process of gestation. It is, thus, quintessentially a matter for the Oireachtas. Such lacuna should be addressed in legislation and not by this Court. There is clearly merit in the legislature addressing this lacuna, and providing for retrospective situations of surrogacy.
The emergence of ARTs as common practice, particularly regarding egg and sperm donation, surrogacy and embryo donation, have created a new concept of parenthood, and more specifically motherhood. There are deeply segregated emerging views over who exactly is the legal mother, and the social mother, the rights that each participant has, and who is responsible for the donor or surrogate child. Whilst some of these issues were addressed in both the Commission Report and the RCSI Report, such as the right of the donor child to the information of their donor, neither delve deeply into the implications of such medical processes on concepts of motherhood and parenthood.
Three fragmented concepts of motherhood now exist; social, gestational and genetic. Feminist views differ greatly in their resounding opinions on the emergence of assistive reproduction technologies. These complexities exist before even considering the social and legal role of parents in same sex relationships — what relevance does the role of the mother have for a gay couple? What relevance does the role of a father have for a lesbian couple? Does the increasing norm of homosexual couples having children via surrogate mitigate any need for these socially constructed familial roles and highlight the irrelevance of these roles in modern society?
The same questions can be asked of a single man or woman seeking to have a child via surrogate — should a person only have a child if they are in a committed relationship? Surely not, as single parents currently exist in Ireland, have done so for some time, and are raising their children without objection from society or the state. The traditional, socially established norms are shifting from what was once a quite linear and nuclear view.
ARTs allow for those who previously could not have genetically linked children to do so via medical treatments. It is in this way that the situation under current Irish law is exacerbated, and the law can no longer function for its purpose. Something needs to be done, so that whoever wants to be, can be left holding the baby! Roche An tArd Chlaraitheoir See also , Gimenez, , p. Max Little. Have you guessed what it is? Not only can your trusty smartphone keep you in touch with family and friends, or help you look busy at a party that you know no-one at, it can also detect for the very early symptoms of a debilitating disease.
One more reason to love your smartphone! PD is a brain disease which significantly restricts movement. Some of the symptoms of PD include slowness of movement, trembling of the hands and legs, the resistance of the muscles to movement, and loss of balance. All of these movement problems symptoms are extremely debilitating and affect the quality of life for those diagnosed with the disease. Unfortunately, it is only in the late stages of the disease, i. There is currently no cure for the disease. Detecting the disease early on can help us find a cure, or find medicines that aim to slow down disease progression.
Thus, methods that can detect PD before doctors themselves can detect for the disease, i. So, how can we go about detecting the disease early on in a non-invasive, cheap and easily accessible manner? Well, we believe that smartphones are the solution. Smartphones come equipped with a large variety of sensors to enhance your experience with your smartphone Fig 1. Over the last few years, abnormal characteristics in the walking pattern of individuals with PD have been successfully detected using a smartphone sensor known as an accelerometer.
Accelerometers can detect movement with high precision at very low cost, making them perfect for wide-scale application. Fig 1: Sensors, satellites and radio frequency in Smartphones. Individuals at risk of developing the disease are individuals who are expected to develop the disease in the later stages of their life due to say a genetic mutation, but have not yet developed the key symptoms required for PD diagnosis. The presence of subtle movement problems in individuals with a high risk of developing PD indicates that the symptoms of PD exist in the early stages of the disease progression, just subtly.
Unfortunately, these subtle movement problems are so subtle that individuals at risk of developing PD, as well as doctors, cannot detect them — so we must go looking for them. It is crucial that we can screen individuals for these subtle movement problems if we are to detect the disease in the early stages.
The ability of smartphone sensors to detect the subtle movement problems in the early stages of PD has not yet been investigated. Using smartphones as a screening tool for detecting PD early on will mean a more widely accessible and cost-effective screening method. We aim to distinguish individuals at risk of developing PD from risk-free individuals by analysing their walking pattern measured using a smartphone accelerometer.
So, how would it work? Users download a smartphone app, in which they are instructed to place their smartphone in their pocket and walk in a straight line for 30 seconds. The BG model consists of many variables to make it work. As well as identifying those at risk of developing PD from healthy individuals, our approach provides the following benefits:. Companies such as Apple are realising the potential of smartphones to screen for diseases.
Advances in smartphone sensing are likely to have a substantial impact in many areas of our lives. However, how far can we go with monitoring people without jeopardizing their privacy? How do we prevent the leakage of sensitive information collected from millions of people? The growing evolution of sensor-enabled smartphones presents innovative opportunities for mobile sensing research, but it comes with many challenges that need to be addressed. June 23, June 23, 2 Comments by Breannon Babbel.
What happens when the overall health of a population improves, but groups at the bottom fail to keep up? Dramatic health inequalities, where your socioeconomic status is fundamentally related to how long you can expect to live. Health inequalities affect Scotland overall, but are especially pernicious in Glasgow due to its high concentration of socioeconomic deprivation, mixed in with more affluent neighbourhoods.
For example, within just a 6-mile stretch you can see life expectancy drop almost 14 years for men and 9 years for women. Since there is no law of nature that dictates low-income groups should have worse health than those above them, health inequalities represent an issue of social injustice that demands action. This is because unhindered access to culturally appropriate health care can slow the progression of disease and reduce the effects of illness, thus helping to alleviate existing health inequalities. The effects of deprivation, however, can be particularly challenging for GPs working in these areas.
These challenges are further aggravated by problems related to social deprivation such as higher levels of unemployment, fewer financial and other material resources, and higher rates of addiction. The result is an element of complexity so that in the context of a minute GP consultation, GPs working in deprived areas face a major challenge in adequately addressing all the problems their patients show up with.
Specifically, GPs saw themselves as part of the solution to addressing health inequalities in deprived areas through various ways, including strengthening community linkages and advocacy on behalf of their patient populations. Almost all felt a responsibility in some way to help strengthen connections with other services and resources within the communities they practice. This is because treating medical illness is only part of the solution for patients in deprived areas.
Linking practices to social services within the community is integral to strengthening health systems and tackling health inequalities. This is because they witness first hand the damaging effects things like welfare reform and austerity has on their patients. The Deep End group first convened almost 7 years ago and represents GPs working across the most deprived practices in Scotland.
The Deep End group has been influential in not only providing a platform for GP advocacy, but also for enabling collaboration between health and social services. This is evident in various projects including:. While the success of the group is partly due to academic support from the University of Glasgow, it mostly boils down to its GP-led format.
The group is driven by frontline experience and GPs are the ones setting the agenda regarding the needs of their practice population. One of the more topical measures of success, however, remains to be seen. This relates to recent findings from a study showing that practices in areas of high deprivation have an increase in consultation rates per patient, but no increase in funding as a result.
With the Scottish GP contract currently in negotiations for , there is potential to ensure practice funding levels match need. GPs working in deprived areas should be encouraged to use their professional clout to not only strengthen local communities, but also to advocate against policy change—including both health and social—that might potentially affect their patients. My home country, the United States, is currently undergoing a major health reform, which has the potential to make huge strides towards achieving universal health coverage.
Many countries, including the UK, have taken the necessary steps to 1 assert health care as a basic human right and 2 establish a health system in which everyone has access to services without incurring financial hardship. Thus, conducting research under a universal health context was the primary draw to study in Scotland. In terms of the U. June 14, June 14, 2 Comments.