The Creativity Cure
How to Build Happiness With Your Own Two Hands
Paperback ISBN: 1451636792
Draws on the latest psychological research and decades of medical experience to explore a theory that creativity is an integral part of long-term happiness, outlining a five-step program for achieving greater fulfillment by cultivating creative outlets and embracing healthy habits. 60,000 first printing.
Cuando a La Gente Buena Le Pasan Cosas Malas
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 0307275299
Offers an inspirational and compassionate approach to understanding the problems of life, and argues that we should continue to believe in God's fairness.
The Cyclothymia Workbook
Learn How To Manage Your Mood Swings & Lead A Balanced Life
Paperback ISBN: 157224383x
Cyclothymia is a mood disorder characterized by cycling periods of hypomania-unusual emotional highs-and periods of mild to moderate depression. The condition is similar to the better known bipolar disorder, but cyclothymics never experience episodes of full mania or deep depression. In order for a therapist to diagnose someone with cyclothymia, the cycling of moods must continue for at least two years. Since the emotional episodes of cyclothymics tend to be more mild, they often go undiagnosed and untreated. Clinical studies have demonstrated, though, that leaving these symptoms untreated carries a particular risk: between 15 and 50 percent of cyclothymia sufferers will eventually develop a diagnosable bipolar disorder. The Cyclothymia Workbook, the first written specifically to cyclothymia sufferers, helps readers learn more about this condition. It explores hereditary and stress-related possible causes of the disorder, as well as the history of the condition and its treatment. The book offers exercises to help readers recognize their emotional cycles and any conditions that might trigger changes from one phase to another. The book introduces readers to cognitive behavioral techniques that are effective at limiting and controlling shifting moods. Later chapters explore treatment options-medical and psychotherapeutic-and offer advice on how to manage relationships when one partner suffers from cyclothymia.
Dancing in the Dark
How to Take Care of Yourself When Someone You Love Is Depressed
Paperback ISBN: 1936290707
Depression—it's been called 'the common cold of mental illness' because so many Americans suffer from it every year. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in twenty Americans over the age of twelve has suffered from depression. And most of these people have spouses, families, and jobs, multiplying the effects of depression until almost no family in the country is untouched by this common, but potentially deadly, illness. However, help is available for all those affected by depression, whether their own or that of a family member. Dancing in the Dark: How to Take Care of Yourself When Someone You Love Is Depressed is brimming with tried-and-true suggestions, helpful hints, and up-to-date resources for anyone whose life is affected by the depression of another. Authors Bernadette Stankard and Amy Viets offer compassionate wisdom, reflective quotations, and practical assistance based on their personal experience of life with depressed partners. They are also qualified as educators, authors, public speakers, and women of faith: Bernadette is a Master Catechist of the Roman Catholic Church, and Amy received her degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary, in Youth and Family Ministry.
A Memoir of Madness
Hardcover ISBN: 0679643524
In a candid and moving memoir, the author of Sophie's Choice chronicles his descent into depression, discussing not only the anguish of his own experience and recovery but also how others can find help. Reissue. 15,000 first printing.
My Journey Through the Dark Wood of Depression
Paperback ISBN: 1578264294
Traces the author's two-year battle with a nervous breakdown while offering contemporary insight into the manifestation, diagnosis and treatment of manic depression, in a compassionate account that shares unbiased advice about the benefits of pursuing a compatible course of therapy. Original.
Father, Friend, and Hero
Paperback ISBN: 1449414087
This is the first paperback edition of the classic gift book. Perfect for those who struggle to find the right words to tell Dad just how they feel, Dear Dad is a masterful blend of poignant pictures and special thoughts that will convey to Dad how much he means. Bradley Trevor Greive's witty and whimsical, yet moving, pairing of thoughts and images will effortlessly communicate your appreciation and love for all Dad's efforts over the years. He points out that dads might sometimes be far from perfect, but by embodying the fatherly paradox of strength through gentleness, they are still and always the beloved anchor, safely holding fast to all that "family" means today and in the future. With its infectious humor, poetic insights, carefully chosen words, and charming animal photographs, Dear Dad gets straight to the heart of the role fathers play in our lives. Dear Dad is proof that the most truthful, meaningful things are best expressed simply, and with a chuckle. * NOTE: The price on the cover is an easily removable sticker.
Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life
Paperback ISBN: 0399589104
In her first memoir, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li offers a journey of recovery through literature: a letter from a writer to like-minded readers. “A meditation on the fact that literature itself lives and gives life.”—Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead “What a long way it is from one life to another, yet why write if not for that distance?” Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisdom, this is a luminous account of a life lived with books. Written over two years while the author battled suicidal depression, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life is a painful and yet richly affirming examination of what makes life worth living. Yiyun Li grew up in China and has spent her adult life as an immigrant in a country not her own. She has been a scientist, an author, a mother, a daughter—and through it all she has been sustained by a profound connection with the writers and books she loves. From William Trevor and Katherine Mansfield to Søren Kierkegaard and Philip Larkin, Dear Friend is a journey through the deepest themes that bind these writers together. Interweaving personal experiences with a wide-ranging homage to her most cherished literary influences, Yiyun Li confronts the two most essential questions of her identity: Why write? And why live? Praise for Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life “Li has stared in the face of much that is beautiful and ugly and treacherous and illuminating—and from her experience she has produced a nourishing exploration of the will to live willfully.”—The Washington Post “Li’s transformation into a writer . . . is nothing short of astonishing.’”—The New York Times Book Review “An arrestingly lucid, intellectually vital series of contemplations on art, identity, and depression.”—The Boston Globe “Li is an exemplary storyteller and this account of her journey back to equilibrium, assisted by her closest companion, literature, is as powerful as any of her award-winning fiction, with the dark fixture of her Beijing past at its centre.”—Financial Times “Every writer is a reader first, and Dear Friend is Li’s haunted, luminous love letter to the words that shaped her. . . . Her own prose is both lovely and opaque, fitfully illuminating a radiant landscape of the personal and profound.”—Entertainment Weekly “Yiyun Li’s prose is lean and intense, and her ideas about books and writing are wholly original.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Depressed & Anxious
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression & Anxiety
Paperback ISBN: 1572243635
As if coping with feelings of depression or anxiety by themselves weren’t difficult enough, clinical research suggests that as many as 60 percent of depression sufferers concurrently experience some kind of anxiety disorder. If you are in this group, it is quite common to simultaneously experience profound loss of energy and initiative along with substantial stress and anxiety. Caught between the push and pull of these two conditions, you might find that neither is easy even to recognize, much less cope with. But, by adapting for the first time the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, to the special needs of people troubled by co-occurring depression and anxiety, this book offers powerful tools for overcoming this condition. DBT is designed for people who have lost hope and meaningfulness in life, who question their own ability to be influential in their world, who find their emotions intolerable, and who find that they try to escape and avoid important aspects of their lives. DBT may be just the tool you’ve been looking for to move beyond depression and anxiety. The step-by-step exercises, techniques, and worksheets in this book work to identify painful inner conflicts that might underlie depression and anxiety symptoms. Then, by negotiating a series of compromises, the techniques help acknowledge these issues while limiting their ability to interfere with your life—effectively reducing the extent to which your emotions govern who you are or what you are capable of. This book explains mindfulness techniques that encourage participation in the world and allow easier adaptation to change. It treats the difference between “threat cues