Description : "While much has been written on the topic, this book is a brilliant contribution to the study of emotions. Some highlights include the section on the physiological foundations, which has an excellent section on neurotransmitters, biochemical imbalances, and the diathesis-stress interaction; Sections III and IV, which are helpful in describing clinical implications; and `Shortcuts to joy and happiness,' a helpful antidote to an often stress-filled world."---Daniel Eckstein, PhD, Professor, Medical Psychology, Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Dutch-Antilles, West Indies --
Description : Emotions, rather than simply being the result of random or disordered biochemical processes, are adaptive mechanisms that are often overly relied upon as a function of basic learning processes. The Quest to Feel Good helps the reader understand that negative emotions serve a critical adaptive purpose that functions in relation to one’s ultimate desire for a felt-positive state. Paul Rasmussen addresses the role of emotions as adaptive components, in combination with cognitive and behavioral processes, to our overall orchestration of life. To this end, the therapist is directed to use a client’s negative affect as a means of guiding critical therapeutic conclusions and decisions. Rasmussen emphasizes an integration of the basic premises of Adlerian psychology with the evolutionary-imperative model presented by Theodore Millon (1990, 1999). This integration is used to explain the primacy of emotions in the manifestation of most clinical conditions. This critical integration and focus makes the volume important, necessary, and unique to mental health professionals. Case examples and illustrations are also offered throughout the text.
Description : "... filled with laugh-inducing moments." Romantic Times "If anything ever happens to me, go to 445 Briar Lane, Wind Lake, Minnesota." Foreign correspondent Colin Luchetti receives this cryptic note from his missing brother, Bobby, an Army Special Forces officer. The address leads to Chasing Rainbows Day Care Center owned by Bobby's pen pal, Marlie Anderson, who knows nothing about his brother's disappearance. With all avenues closed, Colin decides to stick around Wind Lake and hope he finds a clue that will lead to Bobby. Marlie believes everything she needs is in Wind Lake--until Colin Luchetti comes along. She doesn't think someone who lives a James Bond life would ever be interested in a shy, bespectacled, slightly overweight, preschool teacher. But Colin is fascinated by her zest for life and the way she is the calm in everyone's storm. For his family's sake Colin knows he should focus on the mystery of Bobby's disappearance. But can he do it without falling for his brother's girl? The Brother Quest is the third book in the bestselling Luchettis Series of humorous contemporary romances by New York Times Bestselling author Lori Handeland. If you enjoy the voices of Kristan Higgins and Jill Shalvis, why not try The Brother Quest today? men women relationship humor, family life fiction, small town rural fiction, siblings fiction, funny contemporary romance, romance with children, comedy
Description : " . . . an emotional tale that will keep one turning those pages until the last one is reached." Loves Romances After discovering that the father she'd been told was dead is, in fact, alive, thirteen-year-old Rayne Houston runs away. She takes along her new friend, the Timinator, aka Tim, a young boy she found hiding behind a garbage can in her hometown of Las Vegas. Tim needs a daddy too, so the two of them hop a bus to Illinois and begin The Daddy Quest. Nicole Houston is frantic when she discovers her daughter is gone. Her lies are coming back to haunt her, but when she told them she believed she was doing the right thing for everyone. Nicole lived a life no child ever should. Dumped as a baby, unwanted and unloved, she ended up in Vegas, working as a stripper. Then one night of love with a man bound for the priesthood set her on a new path... as a mother. Aaron Luchetti never became a priest. Instead he has been working on the family dairy farm and trying to forget his past and his failures. But he never got over his time in Las Vegas; he never got over Nicole. When he discovers he has a daughter he is both thrilled and horrified. From the moment Nicole steps back into his life, Aaron awakens. Everything about Nicole enthralls him. Everything about his daughter enchants him. He wants them to be a family. But is it too late? The Daddy Quest is the second book in the fan favorite Luchettis series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland. If you love Kristan Higgins Blue Heron series or Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, try The Luchettis today! men women relationship humor, family life fiction, small town rural fiction, secret baby romance books, siblings fiction, funny contemporary romance, romance with children
Description : A Personalized Approach to Feeling Better Struggling with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a triple challenge: Not only must you deal with pain, exhaustion, and other symptoms, but you also have to contend with health-care providers who often won't acknowledge that you're actually sick, and a confusing array of health care options. In twenty years of practice, author Lynette Bassman has seen many people with FMS and CFS. She's even struggled with CFS herself. Bassman knows that it's possible to overcome these conditions. She found the right combination of approaches to heal herself-and so can you, if you use the comprehensive information and recovery advice you'll find in this book. The Feel-Good Guide to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome begins with an overview, offering a simple explanation of what is known about FMS and CFS. It then describes and evaluates most available therapies, both conventional and alternative, that can address not only physical symptoms but emotional and spiritual ones as well. You'll assess your own symptoms and customize a treatment approach that meets your own unique symptom profile. Finally, you'll learn how to chart a course to recovery that will help you feel better and maintain your progress.
Description : This work includes a thorough treatment of the roles of our organiztional culture and leadership that provide the seedbed for quality work life. The values encapsulated in the organizational value structure will determine the way operations are conducted. The operational conditions deal with the creation of a safe, heathy and motivating environment. Management is fast becoming of vital importance in all industries but particularly in mining and manufacturing. Quality of work life is not the sole responsibility of an organization and its management structures. The individual must accept part of the responsibility. This book provides extensive guidance on issues such as preparation to deal with change through the development of transformational intelligence, self-management skills and personal financial management. This book is the among the first in South Africa and one of few in the world to provide a holistic overview of the creation, development and maintenance of quality of work life (QWLO) in organizations.
Description : Starting from the premise that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, this book explores challenging issues associated with CAM.
Description : In The Quest for Positive Living, Monique Dennis Spence shows how you can live a positive life. With the tools, tactics, and reinforcement of positive thinking, you can immediately start to change the path of your life and navigate through lifes challenges. In this quest, Monique helps you find purpose by showing you how to live a more fulfilling and abundant life, using inspiration and encouragement to help you find meaning and joy. Monique walks you through this journey with positive insights and principles, including the following: how to address challenges how to lay the groundwork for positive thinking how to evaluate the people in your life the top ten to-dos for positive living how to remain positive in an oftentimes negative world skills for practicing positive thinking The Quest for Positive Living is an insightful guide with inspiring quotes and thought-provoking tools to get you on the right track toward positive living and a brighter future!
Description : "A passionate and thought-provoking book, particularly in our present economic climate" - Therapy Today, May 2009 "A vibrant, passionate, and hugely readable text which goes to the heart of the therapeutic project: how to help clients lead fuller and more meaningful lives" - Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling at University of Strathclyde The unspoken yearning that brings people to therapy is often that of a desperate desire for happiness. Should therapists ignore this desire, interpret it or challenge it? And what does our preoccupation with happiness tell us about contemporary culture and the role of the therapist? In this book, Emmy van Deurzen addresses the taboo subject of the moral role of psychotherapists and counsellors. Asking when and why we decided that the aim of life is to be happy, she poses searching questions about the meaning of life. Psychotherap y and the Quest for Happiness seeks to define what a good life consists of and how therapists might help their clients to live well rather than just in search of happiness. This text makes stimulating reading for all trainee and practising counsellors and psychotherapists, especially those interested in the existential approach. Emmy van Deurzen is Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Conflict and Reconciliation, and honorary Professor at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
Description : We're told that the key to success in life and business is confidence: believe in yourself, and the world is yours. But building confidence can be a challenging task. And, as leading psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic argues, confidence can actually get in the way of achievement; self-esteem is nothing without competence, the core skills, to back it up. Confidence is feeling capable. Competence is being capable. None of the figures whose success is put down to supreme self-belief, Barack Obama, Madonna, Muhammad Ali could have achieved their goals without the hard-won skills (and years of training) behind the confidence mask. Successful people are confident because of their success, and not the other way around. Whether you want to improve your social skills, get a promotion or that all-important first job, this game-changing exploration of how to build success, in the mould of Robert Cialdini's Influence, Susan Cain's Quiet and Steven Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, will change the way you think about achievement.