Self Help That Works

Self Help That Works Author John C. Norcross
ISBN-10 9780199915156
Year 2013-04-11
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Previously published under title: Authoritative guide to self-help resources in mental health.

Self Help That Works

Self Help That Works Author John C. Norcross Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780199323647
Year 2013-03-05
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Self-help is big business, but alas, not always a scientific one. Self-help books, websites, and movies abound and are important sources of psychological advice for millions of Americans. But how can you sift through them to find the ones that work? Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effective self-help materials and distinguish them from those that are potentially misleading or even harmful. Six scientist-practitioners bring careful research, expertise, and a dozen national studies to the task of choosing and recommending self-help resources. Designed for both laypersons and mental-health professionals, this book critically reviews multiple types of self-help resources, from books and autobiographies to films, online programs, support groups, and websites, for 41 different behavioral disorders and life challenges. The revised edition of this award-winning book now features online self-help resources, expanded content, and new chapters focusing on autism, bullying, chronic pain, GLB issues, happiness, and nonchemical addictions. Each chapter updates the self-help resources launched since the previous edition and expands the material. The final chapters provide key strategies for consumers evaluating self-help as well as for professionals integrating self-help into treatment. All told, this updated edition of Self-Help that Works evaluates more than 2,000 self-help resources and brings together the collective wisdom of nearly 5,000 mental health professionals. Whether seeking self-help for yourself, loved ones, or patients, this is the go-to, research-based guide with the best advice on what works.

Self Help That Works

Self Help That Works Author John C. Norcross Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780199333646
Year 2013-03-05
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Self-help is big business, but alas, not always a scientific one. Self-help books, websites, and movies abound and are important sources of psychological advice for millions of Americans. But how can you sift through them to find the ones that work? Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effective self-help materials and distinguish them from those that are potentially misleading or even harmful. Six scientist-practitioners bring careful research, expertise, and a dozen national studies to the task of choosing and recommending self-help resources. Designed for both laypersons and mental-health professionals, this book critically reviews multiple types of self-help resources, from books and autobiographies to films, online programs, support groups, and websites, for 41 different behavioral disorders and life challenges. The revised edition of this award-winning book now features online self-help resources, expanded content, and new chapters focusing on autism, bullying, chronic pain, GLB issues, happiness, and nonchemical addictions. Each chapter updates the self-help resources launched since the previous edition and expands the material. The final chapters provide key strategies for consumers evaluating self-help as well as for professionals integrating self-help into treatment. All told, this updated edition of Self-Help that Works evaluates more than 2,000 self-help resources and brings together the collective wisdom of nearly 5,000 mental health professionals. Whether seeking self-help for yourself, loved ones, or patients, this is the go-to, research-based guide with the best advice on what works.

Self help Stuff that Works

Self help Stuff that Works Author Adam Khan
ISBN-10 0962465674
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Youme Works
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Self-Help Stuff That Works is based on a collection of columns originally written by Adam for Rodale Press's newsletter, At Your Best, where his column was voted the readers' favorite. Book jacket.

10 Happier

10  Happier Author Dan Harris
ISBN-10 9781444799064
Year 2014-06-19
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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10% HAPPIER is a spiritual book written for - and by - someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book. It is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution. Dan Harris always believed the restless, relentless, impossible-to-satisfy voice in his head was one of his greatest assets. How else can you climb the ladder in an ultra-competitive field like TV news except through nonstop hand-wringing and hyper vigilance? For a while, his strategy worked. Harris anchored national broadcasts and he covered wars. Then he hit the brakes, and had a full-blown panic attack live on the air. What happened next was completely unforeseen. Through a bizarre series of events - involving a disgraced evangelical pastor, a mysterious self-help guru and a fateful gift from his wife - Harris stumbled upon something that helped him tame the voice in his head: meditation. At first, he was deeply suspicious. He had long associated meditation with bearded swamis and unwashed hippies. But when confronted with mounting scientific evidence that just a few minutes a day can literally rewire the brain for focus,happiness, and reduced reactivity, Harris took a deep dive. He spent years mingling with scientists,executives and marines on the front lines of a quiet revolution that has the potential to reshape society. He became a daily meditator, and even found himself on a ten-day, silent meditation retreat, which was simultaneously the best and worst experience he'd ever had. Harris's life was not transformed into a parade of rainbows and unicorns, but he did gain a passion for daily meditation. While the book itself is a narrative account of Dan's conversion amid the harried and decidedly non-Zen world of the newsroom, it concludes with a section for the novice on how to get started.

Authoritative Guide to Self help Resources in Mental Health

Authoritative Guide to Self help Resources in Mental Health Author John C. Norcross
ISBN-10 1572305800
Year 2000
Pages 399
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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Revealing which self-help materials are good and why, this volume is the result of five national studies involving more than 2,500 mental health professionals. The book reviews and rates more than 600 self-help books, autobiographies and popular films, and evaluates hundreds of Internet sites. Addressing 28 of the most prevalent clinical disorders and life challenges this timely book will be useful to consumers and professionals alike.

The Willpower Instinct

The Willpower Instinct Author Kelly McGonigal
ISBN-10 9781101553732
Year 2011-12-29
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

Getting Past Your Past

Getting Past Your Past Author Francine Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781609619954
Year 2013-03-26
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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A totally accessible user's guide from the creator of a scientifically proven form of psychotherapy that has successfully treated millions of people worldwide. Whether we've experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don't fully understand. Getting Past Your Past offers practical procedures that demystify the human condition and empower readers looking to achieve real change. Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), explains how our personalities develop and why we become trapped into feeling, believing and acting in ways that don't serve us. Through detailed examples and exercises readers will learn to understand themselves, and why the people in their lives act the way they do. Most importantly, readers will also learn techniques to improve their relationships, break through emotional barriers, overcome limitations and excel in ways taught to Olympic athletes, successful executives and performers. An easy conversational style, humor and fascinating real life stories make it simple to understand the brain science, why we get stuck in various ways and what to do about it. Don't let yourself be run by unconscious and automatic reactions. Read the reviews below from award winners, researchers, academics and best selling authors to learn how to take control of your life.

Mindfulness For Dummies

Mindfulness For Dummies Author Shamash Alidina
ISBN-10 9781118868195
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Use mindfulness to relax and control anxiety, depression, stress and pain Whether you're looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively. Focusing on breathing and other self-control techniques, the practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to calm jittery nerves and free the mind of distracting thoughts, mental clutter and unrealistic expectations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll discover how to pay attention to the present in order to change the way you think, feel and act. Covering the latest research on the effect of mindfulness on the brain, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and empowers you to make positive choices that support your well-being. Use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety, combat pain and more Receive guidance on incorporating mindfulness into everyday life Establish your own mindfulness routine Access audio downloads of guided meditations Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, and packed with tips to incorporate this practice into your daily life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to reap the benefits of a more attentive life.

Inside Rehab

Inside Rehab Author Anne M. Fletcher
ISBN-10 9781101606032
Year 2013-02-07
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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An eye-opening tour of the addiction treatment industry explores the gap between what should happen and what does What happens inside drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and how rehab works are a mystery to those outside the industry – and sometimes even to those inside it. Anne M. Fletcher is a trusted New York Times bestselling health and medical writer who visited 15 addiction treatment centers—from outpatient programs for the indigent to famous celebrity rehabs; from the sites of renowned Twelve-Step centers to several unconventional programs—to find out what really happens. What she reveals ranges from inspirational to irresponsible, and, in some cases, potentially dangerous. Real Stories: As always with her books, Fletcher gets the inside story by turning to real people who “have been there,” interviewing more than 100 individuals whose compelling stories illustrate serious issues facing people in rehab and endemic in the rehab industry today. Connected Writer and Researcher who has earned the respect (and cooperation) of experts throughout the fields she’s taken on. Inside Rehab is no exception—Fletcher has interviewed more than 100 professionals working in the field, including a mix of rehab staffers and administrators as well as leading academics. Rehab is constantly covered in the media, as celebrities battle their drug and alcohol issues in the spotlight and reality TV puts recovery in prime time. Addiction is no longer only a personal struggle—it’s a pop culture phenomenon. Myth Busting: Fletcher exposes twelve supposed facts for the falsehoods they are, including “rehab is necessary for most people to recover from addictions;” “highly trained professionals provide most of the treatment in addiction programs;” and “drugs should not be used to treat a drug addict.” Fletcher’s most important finding is the alarming discrepancy between the treatments being employed at many rehab centers and the treatments recommended by leading experts and supported by scientific research. Guidance and Practical Solutions: Inside Rehab also highlights what is working, spotlights state-of-the-art programs and practices, and offers advice and guidance for people seeking quality care and treatment for themselves or those they care about. Inside Rehab is the first book to give readers a thoughtful, sensitive, and bracingly honest insider’s view of the drug and alcohol rehab industry in America. For people seeking quality care for themselves or a loved one, Inside Rehab is essential reading, offering a wealth of accurate information and wise guidance.

The Secret

The Secret Author Rhonda Byrne
ISBN-10 9780731815296
Year 2011-07-07
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The tenth-anniversary edition of the book that changed lives in profound ways, now with a new foreword and afterword. In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe—The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

The Bulimia Help Method

The Bulimia Help Method Author Richard Kerr
ISBN-10 9781503151925
Year 2014-11-07
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Mind Free
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"I am truly extraordinarily impressed with the Bulimia Help Method. It is really impressive and very approachable" - Susan Paxton, Past President of the Academy for Eating Disorders & Professor at La Trobe University "There is much helpful, practical, and inspirational advice in this program, which is all backed by thorough research and the experience of thousands of recovered bulimics." - Kathryn Hansen, Author of Brain over Binge The Bulimia Help Method introduces readers into a five-step process that teach those seeking recovery how to stop bingeing, relearn normal eating and overcome bulimia for life. Inside you will find: - A unique step-by-step treatment plan for overcoming bulimia nervosa - A new empowering perspective on why you binge and how to remove the urge - Effective strategies for dealing with relapses - Comprehensive guidance for creating a meal plan - How to ensure you stay recovered and at your healthy ideal weight for life - How to remove food obsession and anxious emotions - How to rebuild a healthy relationship with food so that food becomes just food - How to let go of food rules, restriction and fears Actual Reader Feedback: “The Bulimia Help Method has saved my life. I don’t say that lightly. I have been bulimic for 10 years and I have been full of despair. I thought I would never recover and this sad sham of a life was what mine would be. I have been to doctors, therapy, and read every self-help book; this was the first time anything worked. I finally have hope again!!!” - Nadine “I am in a position to "graduate" from your recovery program. After over 45 years of disordered eating this is quite incredible! I would like to express my profound gratitude to you for compiling a system that works. Once more I have a potential to live life, be happy, healthy and help others along the way.” - Pat Mary “I had bulimia for 13 years when I came across this program. I am not sure what compelled me to purchase because I secretly believed that there was nothing that could help me, but now almost 6 months later I am no my way to being free of bulimia forever” - Sarra

Eat That Frog

Eat That Frog Author Brian Tracy
ISBN-10 9781626569430
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Stop Procrastinating Get More of the Important Things Done—Today! There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively. In this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise. But one thing remains unchanged: Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done—today!

Self Love Diet

Self Love Diet Author Michelle Minero
ISBN-10 0615743803
Year 2013-01-17
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher
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Michelle E. Minero, MFT, has redefined diet as "regularly offering yourself love." How would your life be different if you loved yourself and your body? Find out through the 7 paths of the Self-Love Diet. You will explore your spirituality, your relationship with your body, your thoughts and feelings, as well as your relationship with yourself, others, your culture and your world. Develop a daily self-love practice, the only diet that works. Testimonial by Anita Johnston, PhD Rather than promoting the deprivation that is typical of modern day diet mentality, Michelle Minero graciously invites us to imagine how our lives and our world might be different if, instead, we fed ourselves a consistent diet of loving thoughts and kind behaviors. She offers up surprisingly easy-to-follow, practical steps for doing so, skillfully demonstrating how following the path of self-love can lead to freedom from body hatred and eating difficulties. This book is a gift for anyone struggling with eating, weight, and negative body image! -Anita Johnston, PhD Author, Eating in the Light of the Moon Testimonial by Pamela Carlton, MD This book is a must read. It is especially helpful for anyone with an eating disorder or chronic dieting and the people who love them. What a wonderful world it would be if women loved and accepted themselves and their bodies unconditionally. Michelle Minero helps the reader along that path. She helps us to see the ways that our society and we ourselves perpetuate self-criticism. She then presents ways in which we can change that critical self-talk into self-love. At the end of each chapter Michelle Minero gives practical action points that help the reader incorporate the key concepts into their life. I will definitely be recommending Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works to my patients and their families. -Pamela Carlton, MD Director, The Carlton Clinic for Eating-Related Disorders Author, Take Charge of Your Child's Eating Disorder Testimonial by Bernie Siegel, MD When we grow up experiencing indifference, rejection and abuse, we make choices which are addictive and self-destructive. When self-love enters your life through changes brought on by the wisdom contained in this book, you will be reparented and reborn into a healthy life and diet of self-love. -Bernie Siegel, MD Author of A Book of Miracles and 101 Exercises For The Soul Testimonial by Ovidio Bermudez, MD This book presents in a creative and accessible style a basic premise of self-help and wellbeing: self-love. Michelle Minero has been able to encapsulate and present in an easy to understand practice and put into action this difficult to grasp and even more difficult to internalize principle. Self-Love Doet: The Only Diet That Works will help many with eating disorders, and I recommend it to every clinician working with individuals strugging with self-acceptance. Kudos to Michelle for putting forth this valuable tool. -Ovidio Bermudez, MD Medical Director, Eating Recovery Center, Adolescent Services Denver, Colorado Testimonial by Jenni Schaefer Michelle Minero is all about hope. And her book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works, is too. You are sure to be inspired! -Jenni Schaefer Author of Life Without ED and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me.

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better Author Charles Duhigg
ISBN-10 9781473517653
Year 2016-03-16
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In his international bestseller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. Now he applies the same relentless curiosity and masterful analysis to the question: how can each of us achieve more? Drawing on the very latest findings in neuroscience, psychology and behavioural economics, he demonstrates the eight simple principles that govern productivity. He demonstrates how the most dynamic and effective people – from CEOs to film-makers to software entrepreneurs – deploy them. And he shows how you can, too. ‘Charles has some wonderful advice for increasing productivity . . . the tips he highlights have most definitely played a huge part in helping me to build the Virgin brand.’ Richard Branson ‘In Smarter Faster Better Duhigg finds provocative answers to a riddle of our age: how to become more productive (by two times, or even ten times) and less busy.’ Jim Collins ‘There are valuable lessons in Smarter Faster Better . . . I never felt like putting it down.’ Financial Times