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A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
A Bright Red Scream
Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
Paperback      ISBN: 0140280537
I highly recommend A Bright Red Scream], because it's beautifully written and . . . so candid." --Amy Adams, star of HBO's Sharp Objects in Entertainment Weekly

Self-mutilation is a behavior so shocking that it is almost never discussed. Yet estimates are that upwards of eight million Americans are chronic self-injurers. They are people who use knives, razor blades, or broken glass to cut themselves. Their numbers include the actor Johnny Depp, Girl Interrupted author Susanna Kaysen, and the late Princess Diana. Mistakenly viewed as suicide attempts or senseless masochism--even by many health professionals--cutting is actually a complex means of coping with emotional pain. Marilee Strong explores this hidden epidemic through case studies, startling new research from psychologists, trauma experts, and neuroscientists, and the heartbreaking insights of cutters themselves--who range from troubled teenagers to middle-age professionals to grandparents. Strong explains what factors lead to self-mutilation, why cutting helps people manage overwhelming fear and anxiety, and how cutters can heal both their internal and external wounds and break the self-destructive cycle. A Bright Red Scream is a groundbreaking, essential resource for victims of self-mutilation, their families, teachers, doctors, and therapists.
El Poder Curativo de la Mente: Técnicas Prácticas Para Gozar de Buena Salud Y Aumentar El Poder Mental
El Poder Curativo de la Mente
Técnicas Prácticas Para Gozar de Buena Salud Y Aumentar El Poder Mental
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0892815906

Based on more than thirty years of research gleaned from Tibetan, Indian, and other cultures, The Healing Power of the Mind provides both spiritual insight and practical advice concerning the true nature of healing, showing how imagination, desire, the power of suggestion, psychic influence and the removal of limitations are valuable tools for maximizing our innate capacity for self-healing.

In the spirit of Bernie Siegel's Love, Medicine and Miracles, Dr. Alexander's book explores the body/mind connection and its enormous relevance to health. Originally published as a handbook for Dr. Alexander's patients and later as a popular paperback published by Warner Destiny books, this is a classic which has helped thousands find their way to health.
Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain's Maximum Potential
Magnificent Mind at Any Age
Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain's Maximum Potential
Paperback      ISBN: 0307339106

It all starts with your brain: how you think, how you feel, how you interact with others, and how well you succeed in realizing your goals and dreams.

Based on the most up-to-date research, as well as on Dr. Daniel Amen's more than twenty years of treating patients at the Amen Clinics, Magnificent Mind at Any Age shows that the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain. By optimizing our brain function we can all develop the qualities of a magnificent mind enjoyed by the world's most successful and happiest people:

- Increased memory and concentration
- The ability to maintain warm and satisfying relationships
- Undiminished sexual desire and performance
- Goal-oriented perseverance
- Better impulse control and mastery over potential addictions
- Free-flowing creativity and the ability to relax and enjoy life's pleasures

Whether you're in the midst of a demanding career or are looking forward to an active and richly rewarding retirement, Magnificent Mind at Any Age can give you the edge you need to live every day to your fullest potential.

Learn the secrets of a balanced brain from a physician who has experience examining 50,000 scans of patients. Compare a failing mind to a brilliant brain and learn how to move in the direction you desire.
--Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., bestselling coauthor of You: The Owner's Manual

Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
Paperback      ISBN: 0807014273
A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.

"This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength."
--Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360/CNN

This seminal book, which has been called "one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought" by Carl Rogers and "one of the great books of our time" by Harold Kushner, has been translated into more than fifty languages and sold over sixteen million copies. "An enduring work of survival literature," according to the New York Times, Viktor Frankl's riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946. At the heart of Frankl's theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for "meaning") is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl's classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles.

A must-read companion to this classic work, a new, never-before-published work by Frankl entitled Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything, is now available in English.
Emdr: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma
Emdr
The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma
Paperback      ISBN: 0465043011

Hailed as the most important method to emerge in psychotherapy in decades, EMDR has successfully treated psychological problems and illnesses in more than one million sufferers worldwide, with a rapidity that defies belief. In a new introduction, Shapiro presents the new applications of this remarkable therapy and the latest scientific research that demonstrates its efficacy.

Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives
Healing Companions
Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 160163093x

As the more than 65 million dog-owners in America will attest, there's something about the presence of a dog that inspires confidence, nurtures emotional well being, and brings out the best in ourselves. But for some people, the presence of a dog can do even more. Written by the leading expert in an emerging new field of therapy, Healing Companions is the first book to detail how dogs are increasingly benefiting those who suffer from a range of emotional ills, from eating disorders and anxiety, to agoraphobia, depression, and post-traumatic stress. Healing Companions will teach you:
What criteria to consider when choosing the right dog for you.
What kind of training service dogs require.
What to expect and how to respond when you take a service dog out in public.
How a dog can compliment other forms of therapy.
How to navigate the procedural regulations that apply to a service dog.
How to recognize the dog--s needs and provide it with proper care.
And much more.

Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression
Unholy Ghost
Writers on Depression
Paperback      ISBN: 0060007826

Unholy Ghost is a unique collection of essays about depression that, in the spirit of William Styron's Darkness Visible, finds vivid expression for an elusive illness suffered by more than one in five Americans today. Unlike any other memoir of depression, however, Unholy Ghost includes many voices and depicts the most complete portrait of the illness. Lauren Slater eloquently describes her own perilous experience as a pregnant woman on antidepressant medication. Susanna Kaysen, writing for the first time about depression since Girl, Interrupted, criticizes herself and others for making too much of the illness. Larry McMurtry recounts the despair that descended after his quadruple bypass surgery. Meri Danquah describes the challenges of racism and depression. Ann Beattie sees melancholy as a consequence of her writing life. And Donald Hall lovingly remembers the moody seesaw of his relationship with his wife, Jane Kenyon.

The collection also includes an illuminating series of companion pieces. Russell Banks's and Chase Twichell's essays represent husbandand-wife perspectives on depression; Rose Styron's contribution about her husband's struggle with melancholy is paired with an excerpt from William Styron's Darkness Visible; and the book's editor, Nell Casey, juxtaposes her own essay about seeing her sister through her depression with Maud Casey's account of this experience. These companion pieces portray the complicated bond -- a constant grasp for mutual understandingforged by depressives and their family members.

With an introduction by Kay Redfield Jamison, Unholy Ghost allows the bewildering experience of depression to be adequately and beautifully rendered. The twenty-two stories that make up this book will offer solace and enlightenment to all readers.

College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do about It
College of the Overwhelmed
The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do about It
Paperback      ISBN: 0787981141

Written for parents, students, college counselors, and administrators, College of the Overwhelmed is a landmark book that explores the stressors that cause so many college students to suffer psychological problems. The book is filled with insights and stories about the current mental health crisis on our nation's campuses and offers:

  • A hands-on guide for helping students overcome stress and succeed in a college environment.
  • An examination of the effects of such commonplace stress factors such as: identity development, relationships, sexuality, roommate problems, academic pressures, extracurricular demands, parental expectations, and racial and cultural differences that affect self-worth.
  • Personal stories of students under stress and describes how they overcame a variety of problems.
  • The warning signs and symptoms of common problems, including depression, sleep disorders, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, impulsive behaviors, and suicide.
Order your copy now.
Breaking Free from Emotional Eating
Breaking Free from Emotional Eating
Paperback      ISBN: 0452284910
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God

There is an end to the anguish of emotional eating--and this book explains how to achieve it. Geneen Roth, whose Feeding the Hungry Heart and When Food Is Love have brought understanding and acceptance to tens of thousands of readers over the last two decades, here outlines her proven program for resolving the conflicts at the root of overeating. Using simple techniques developed in her highly successful seminars, she offers reassuring, practical advice on:

- Learning to recognize the signals of physical hunger
- Eating without distraction
- Knowing when to stop
- Kicking the scale-watching habit
- Withstanding social and family pressures

And many more strategies to help you break the binge-diet cycle--forever.
Hurry Down Sunshine
Hurry Down Sunshine
Paperback      ISBN: 0307473546
A TIME BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Hurry Down Sunshine is an extraordinary family story and a memoir of exceptional power. In it, Michael Greenberg recounts in vivid detail the remarkable summer when, at the age of fifteen, his daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. It is a tale of a family broken open, then painstakingly, movingly stitched together again.

Among Greenberg's unforgettable cast of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary aspirations. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine is essential reading in the literature of affliction alongside classics such as Girl, Interrupted and An Unquiet Mind.