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Not Forgotten: A Consolation for the Loss of an Animal Friend
Not Forgotten
A Consolation for the Loss of an Animal Friend
Hardcover      ISBN: 1883211883

"The dust jacket is missing, but the book has a pictorial cover.

Overcoming Binge Eating
Overcoming Binge Eating
Paperback      ISBN: 0898621798

Written by Dr. Christopher Fairburn, an international expert on eating disorders, this unique book provides clinicians, sufferers, and interested others with an authoritative and accessible account on binge eating problems.
Overcoming Binge Eating provides all the information needed to understand the problem and bring it under control. Dispelling many of the myths associated with binge eating, Part One provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of current knowledge about binge eating problems. Chapters address such issues as:

* Who binges and why
* How binge eating differs from everyday overeating
* Whether binge eating is an addiction
* How binge eating affects people emotionally and physically
* Ways those who binge can gain control

Part Two of the book is a new self-help program based on the most effective strategies for binge eating problems. Designed to be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy, the program provides step-by-step guidance for:

* Overcoming the urge to binge
* Gaining control of eating behavior
* Reducing the risk of relapse
* Establishing stable, healthy eating habits

Presenting the most up-to-date information, as well as an effective program for treating those who binge eat, this book will be used by clinicians both as a comprehensive reference and as recommended reading for clients. Offering inspiration and insight, this book will help your clients empower themselves to deal with their binge eating problems, as well as the shame and isolation that characterize them.
Madness: A Bipolar Life
Madness
A Bipolar Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618754458

A journalist describes the painful impact on her life of bipolar disease, from the initial diagnosis of the ailment, to her efforts to control violently careening mood swings, to her continuing struggle to cope with the ailment in every aspect of her life.

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood
Driven to Distraction
Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood
Paperback      ISBN: 0684801280

Discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment of attention-deficit Disorder (ADD).

Finding Your Bipolar Muse: How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power
Finding Your Bipolar Muse
How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1569243409

Do creativity and mental illness truly go hand in hand, as many people believe? Or are all creative artists a bit "crazy"? Do psychotropic medications cause creative droughts? Are suffering and deprivation necessary for creative work? Or is there a better approach? Lana Castle draws from research, interviews, surveys, and her own experience to examine what bipolar disorder and depression bring to the creative mix. Drawing from forty-five years experience in the arts, Castle shares first-hand knowledge, tools, and resources to help both aspiring and professional "creatives" affected by mood disorders overcome challenges and move forward. Illuminating and inspiring, Castle's new book helps artists of all types deal with depressive droughts and manic floods. With sensitivity and grace, Castle explains how "creatives" can tap their talents to recover their lives. Readers will learn how to: manage medications and treatment without thwarting creativity; find focus; set daily, weekly, and monthly goals; develop self-esteem and independence; use their creative talents to generate income.

Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart
Emotional Alchemy
How the Mind Can Heal the Heart
Paperback      ISBN: 0609809032
"May this very important and enticing book find its way into the hearts of readers near and far so that it can perform its mysterious and healing alchemy for the benefit of all." --John Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Transformative Power of Mindfulness

Alchemists sought to transform lead into gold. In the same way, says Tara Bennett-Goleman, we all have the natural ability to turn our moments of confusion or emotional pain into insightful clarity.

Emotional Alchemy maps the mind and shows how, according to recent advances in cognitive therapy, most of what troubles us falls into ten basic emotional patterns, including fear of abandonment, social exclusion (the feeling that we don't belong), and vulnerability (the feeling that some catastrophe will occur). This remarkable book also teaches us how we can free ourselves of such patterns and replace them with empathy for ourselves and others through the simple practice of mindfulness, an awareness that lets us see things as they truly are without distortion or judgment. Emotional Alchemy provides an insightful explanation of how mindfulness can change not only our lives, but the very structure of our brains, giving us the freedom to be more creative and alive.

Here is a beautifully rendered work full of Buddhist wisdom and stories of how people have used mindfulness to conquer their self-defeating habits. The result is a whole new way of approaching our relationships, work, and internal lives.
Fire in the Brain: Clinical Tales of Hallucination
Fire in the Brain
Clinical Tales of Hallucination
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525934081

A look at hallucination reveals the cartography of the hallucinatory world through case histories that feature a pool shark, a nurse who sees swastikas on her patients' bedsheets as the result of sleep deprivation, and others

Distorted: How a Mother and Daughter Unraveled the Truth, the Lies, and the Realities of an Eating Disorder
Distorted
How a Mother and Daughter Unraveled the Truth, the Lies, and the Realities of an Eating Disorder
Paperback      ISBN: 0757305946

Mom saw a popular, happy teen, poised to revel in her high school years; her daughter saw a fat, ugly loser, and vowed to take action. One saw glimmers of hope and researched to find the best care; the other had no intentions of getting better and researched new and clever ways to hide her compulsion. Such is the distorted reality in this riveting true account of a teen caught in the grips of an eating disorder and the mother who struggled to help her break free.


Through their gripping dual narrative, Lorri and Taryn Benson take turns chronicling their unique perceptions of events once Taryn was caught in the act of her first purge. With unflinching frankness, they reveal the deceit, the guilt, the shame, and the manipulations that are inherent in this enigmatic disease, unveiling the true picture of what happens to the family dynamic once an eating disorder takes hold. Much more than a cautionary tale, Distorted illustrates the psychological factors that underline the beginning and spread of the disease, the successful and unsuccessful therapies, and the consequences the disease had on themselves and their family.


Triumphantly, the two women share what was ultimately needed to bring the truth to light, providing guidance for anyone struggling with or affected by an eating disorder. Their two stories--woven together as one powerful beacon of hope--will offer insight and comfort to families, spouses, and loved ones who feel helpless and alone.

Natural Relief for Anxiety: Complementary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic & Worry
Natural Relief for Anxiety
Complementary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic & Worry
Paperback      ISBN: 1572243724

Twenty-five million Americans suffer from diagnosable anxiety disorder, and our cultural climate seems to breed more apprehension and fear with each passing day. It is no surprise that international pharmaceutical companies spend billions each year to research and develop psychoactive drugs that counter psychological symptoms. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any magic pill for people who are chronically anxious. Successful treatments that rely on drugs have an extremely high incidence of relapse, and the side effects of most prescription anti-anxiety drugs are as debilitating as the disorder itself.

From the best-selling author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and a naturopathic physician, this book helps you develop a treatment strategy for anxiety that is totally drug-free. The authors begin with an introduction to healthy lifestyle choices. Then they discuss a variety of conditions that can aggravate anxiety-related problems. They provide an overview of complimentary approaches to anxiety treatment using herbs and supplements, massage, chiropractic, and homeopathy. In later chapters, learn about controlling body toxicity.

When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
When Food Is Love
Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
Paperback      ISBN: 0452268184
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God

"A life-changing book."--Oprah

In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of Feeding the Hungry Heart and Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, shows how dieting and emotional eating often become a substitute for intimacy. Drawing on her own painful personal experiences, as well as the candid stories of those she has helped in her seminars, Roth examines the crucial issues that surround emotional eating: need for control, dependency on melodrama, desire for what is forbidden, and the belief that one wrong move can mean catastrophe. She shows why many people overeat in an attempt to satisfy their emotional hunger, and why weight loss frequently just uncovers a new set of problems. But her welcome message is that change is possible. This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers--physical and emotional--that make us human.