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The Positive Psychology Of Personal Transformation

Author : James Garbarino
ISBN : 1441977449
Genre : Psychology
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Given the current climate of economic and environmental uncertainty, it is all too easy for individuals to feel hopeless about their lives and indifferent to the problems of others. But according to leading psychologist, James Garbarino, this is the peak time for people to enhance their optimism, empathy, and emotional responsiveness. In his important new book, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation, Dr. Garbarino reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on his years as a healing professional and own experience of personal crisis as well as on decades of resilience and happiness literature, the author traces the evolution of the moral sense that affects all human relationships, including the one with the Earth itself. In these compelling pages, Dr. Garbarino: Examines how humans’ deep bonds with dogs can model positive human relationships. Compares the risks and benefits of the “oblivious” versus the self-aware life. Analyzes the role of trauma in heightening our sense of the meaning of life and defines the experience of transformational grace in adversity. Explains current manifestations of narcissism and the need for “the positive death of the self.” Asserts that every person is capable of “living an ‘extraordinary’ life.” A book with vast significance across the healing disciplines, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation should be read, savored, and practiced by researchers, practitioners, and scientists in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; educational and community psychology; sociology; and public health.

Vulnerable Children

Author : Deborah J. Johnson
ISBN : 9781461467809
Genre : Psychology
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They are laborers, soldiers, refugees, and orphans. In areas of the world torn by poverty, disease, and war, millions of children are invisible victims, deprived of home, family, and basic human rights. Their chances for a stable adult life are extremely slim. The powerful interdisciplinary volume Vulnerable Children brings a global child-rights perspective to the lives of indigenous, refugee, and minority children in and from crisis-prone regions. Focusing on self-determination, education, security, health, and related issues, an international panel of scholars examines the structural and political sources of children's vulnerabilities and their effects on development. The book analyzes intervention programs currently in place and identifies challenges that must be met at both the community and larger policy levels. These chapters also go a long way to explain the often-blurred line between vulnerability and resilience. Included in the coverage: Dilemmas of rights-based approaches to child well-being in an African cultural context. Poverty and minority children’s education in the U.S.: case study of a Sudanese refugee family. The heterogeneity of young children’s experiences in Kenya and Brazil. A world tour of interventions for children of a parent with a psychiatric illness. An exploration of fosterage of Owambo orphans in Namibia. UNICEF in Colombia: defending and nurturing childhood in media, public, and policy discourses. Vulnerable Children is a must-have volume for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians/professionals/practitioners across a range of fields, including child and school psychology, social work, maternal and child health, developmental psychology, anthropology, sociology, social policy, and public health.

What To Do When Children Clam Up In Psychotherapy

Author : Cathy A. Malchiodi
ISBN : 9781462530427
Genre : Medical
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Therapists who work with children and adolescents are frequently faced with nonresponsive, reticent, or completely nonverbal clients. This volume brings together expert clinicians who explore why 4- to 16-year-olds may have difficulty talking and provide creative ways to facilitate communication. A variety of play, art, movement, and animal-assisted therapies, as well as trauma-focused therapy with adolescents, are illustrated with vivid clinical material. Contributors give particular attention to the neurobiological effects of trauma, how they manifest in the body when children "clam up," and how to help children self-regulate and feel safe. Most chapters conclude with succinct lists of recommended practices for engaging hard-to-reach children that therapists can immediately try out in their own work.

You The Positive Force In Change Leveraging Insights From Neuroscience And Positive Psychology

Author : Eileen Rogers
ISBN : 9781483418131
Genre : Self-Help
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Praise for You! The Positive Force in Change “This is indeed a path-breaking book! Nick and Eileen have integrated many break-through concepts and research and brought it together in a holistic and powerful manner to propose a roadmap for human excellence.” —Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Vice President, Executive Development, and Chief Learning Officer, General Electric. “A thinking person’s self-help book, YOU! takes you on a continuously stimulating and practical tour of the best current work in the science of human- potential.” —Robert Kegan, Harvard Professor and co-author, Immunity to Change “By drawing on rigorous research, the authors present a delicious menu of techniques that can help YOU! fulfill your potential for both success and happiness.” —Tal Ben-Shahar, Chief Knowledge Officer for Potentialife and bestselling author

Beyond Resilience From Mastery To Mystery A Workbook For Personal Mastery And Transformational Change

Author : Stephen Murgatroyd
ISBN : 9781365686733
Genre : Self-Help
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People are actively engaged in a life-search for meaning and this search can lead them to take a spiritual perspective of themselves and the world in which they live. Some find this a spiritual journey-a journey towards an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of their being; or the deepest values and meanings by which people live-through art, music or religion. The ultimate purpose of our spiritual journey is to be an enabling meaning to be found and given for self and others. In Tibetan Buddhism, the ultimate intention and purpose of our personal and spiritual journey is to be of service and benefit to all beings and to bring all beings to 'enlightenment'. Enlightenment is the ultimate step on our journey, whereby we go beyond our everyday consciousness to serve a 'greater whole', where we are in touch with our ultimate, true nature- the essence of our being. We can think of this journey to enlightenment as a journey both for personal mastery and beyond it

Leverage Your Mind

Author : Luc Goulet
ISBN : 9781946928078
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explains why happiness is a choice, and success is a mindset. It offers an easy to use complete toolbox of mindset techniques. You will begin a journey of self-empowerment and enjoy immediate benefits and limitless results. We begin by debunking the myths about our limits. You will get a true update on where science stands today in the knowledge of the mind. The author demonstrates how his “4 Hidden Aces” (visualization, self-hypnosis, meditation and magnetism), and more, can align your conscious, subconscious, heart, and soul. This work presents easy to use methods that anyone can learn and apply. You will be able to combine powerful mind reprogramming methods to reach into your inner strength, and find your full potential. You will learn to build your “Invincible Self-Esteem” in a matter of days. You will also learn peak performance mindset techniques enabling you be your best at all times and have greater focus and be in the zone in any situation. You will learn how to overcome any challenge, and turn all the negative situations into positive outcomes. Leverage Your Mind proposes a unique and simple “3R” approach for success, you will Recognize your true potential, Reset your mindset at will, and Reinvent your future through action, for concrete results. Most importantly, it proposes actionable steps that will mobilize you for positive change, from day one. This book will enable you to truly reach your dreams, guide you towards your life’s purpose and become the best you can be. You will understand that you are an important part of the positive social evolution, and that your contribution matters. REVIEWS FOR LEVERAGE YOUR MIND: "OMG! There are more solid nuggets of self development… I mean specific, easy to implement "how to's" in this book than anything out there. Luc has assembled a uniquely comprehensive treasure trove of wisdom that will help you navigate to a truly evolved life. Could be this generations' Think And Grow Rich!" -David M. Corbin, Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker- Business Advisor-Award Winning Inventor and Two time bestselling author "Luc Goulet and his work are something in and of this world but also reach far beyond what we already know to be true of it. Many leaders promise successful methods to change. But, with ease Luc delivers ways to distinguish yourself from the person you used to know yourself to be with the person and business that you are capable of conceiving, becoming and mastering." -Jo Standing, Author of Conquer Trauma Drama, Speaker and Entertainer on PTSD Resilience "Luc Goulet compassionately delves into the very essence of human suffering and joy, offering his recipe for happiness. It’s not the circumstances that we stumble into that transform us. Instead it’s our ability to transcend expectations, serve others and choose to fully embrace the whole package of the realities of who we are and what life has to offer with humility and gratitude --- the good, the bad and the ugly, that creates the change we seek.” -Dr Theresa Nicassio, Registered Psychologist & Integrative Wellness Educator Award-Winning Author & Founder of "This book is a game changer! Word for word, this book is filled with empowering messages to inspire us to live life to the fullest. I was inspired by Luc’s first book The Big Bang Project, but in this book, Luc takes it to the next level and shows us step by step, how to open our hearts, believe with 100% conviction that whatever we want to achieve is waiting for us. "If you need to be inspired, or need an injection of confidence and belief in your next project, this book shines! Luc has an honourable gift with his writing, reaching out via his heart. His words literally lifted from the pages and found their way to me on a soul level. Leverage your mind is a book everyone must read! Read this book today, and see the results of your new life unfold right before your very eyes.” -Jason Stephenson, You Tube meditation superstar with over 60 million views and 500 000 followers. CEO, Relax Me Online Australia Pty Ltd "When Luc Goulet says "Happiness is choice and success is a mindset" he masterfully captures the essence of how to live a more joyful, wholehearted life. His book is all about how to "reset" not only the old, self-defeating patterns of thinking, perceiving and being but also those beliefs and cognitions that do not serve to move us into joyful and abundant living. Here is a jewel of a book, concise, accessible, easy to read and yet profound in terms of powerful insights and tools to create the life we truly wish to lead. I highly recommend this book as it seems to me to be a guiding light in the current darkness of confusion, fear and uncertainty around us." -Robert (Dusty) Staub, best selling author of four books “As a professional tennis coach, I highly recommend Leverage Your Mind to all coaches, teachers, mentors, athletes and students. The peak performance mindset techniques put forth will help you reach your personal level of excellence. This is priceless information for anyone who wants to perform at their best, always!” -François Lefebvre, Top level professional tennis coach

Mach Was Du Willst

Author : Bill Burnett
ISBN : 9783843713634
Genre : Self-Help
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Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

Trotzdem Ja Zum Leben Sagen

Author : Viktor E. Frankl
ISBN : 9783641059033
Genre : Psychology
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Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.

The Design Of Everyday Things

Author : Norman Don
ISBN : 9783800648108
Genre : Business & Economics
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Neustart Im Kopf

Author : Norman Doidge
ISBN : 9783593508399
Genre : Science
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Die erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten unseres Gehirns Unser Gehirn ist nicht - wie lange angenommen - eine unveränderliche Hardware. Es kann sich vielmehr auf verblüffende Weise umgestalten und sogar selbst reparieren - und das bis ins hohe Alter. Diese Erkenntnis ist die wohl sensationellste Entdeckung der Neurowissenschaften. "Dr. Doidge, ein hervorragender Psychiater und Forscher, erkundet die Neuroplastizität in Begegnungen mit Pionieren der Forschung und mit Patienten, die von den neuen Möglichkeiten der Rehabilitation profitiert haben. ... Das Buch ist ein absolut außergewöhnliches und hoffnungsvolles Zeugnis der Möglichkeiten des menschlichen Gehirns." Oliver Sacks "...ein faszinierender Abriss der jüngsten Revolution in den Neurowissenschaften!" The New York Times "Das Gehirn ist kein fertig verdrahteter Denkapparat, der im Laufe des Lebens immer weiter verschleißt. Es kann sich umorganisieren, umformen und manchmal kann es sogar wachsen. Der Psychologe Norman Doidge erklärt neueste Ergebnisse der Hirnforschung: Durch einfühlsam geschilderte Beispiele macht er sie für jedermann verständlich und nachvollziehbar." Deutschlandfunk

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