This book offers a surprising new prescription for coping with depression and anxiety, as well as other painful emotional states: don't try to get rid of them.
In Healing Through The Dark Emotions, Miriam Greenspan shows us that there's something good in so-called 'bad' feelings, if we would only stop and listen to them... read more
|Author:||Richard Davidson & Sharon Begley|
This groundbreaking book by a pioneer in neuroscience brings a new understanding of our emotions - why each of us responds so differently to the same life events and what we can do to change and improve our emotional lives.
If you believe most self-help books, you would probably assume that we are all affected in th... read more
Most of us would love to adopt a new positive habit (an evening run, eating a piece of fruit with lunch, clearing out the email backlog by the end of the day), but it seems we can't quite muster the self-control to make our resolutions stick. Now, psychologist Jeremy Dean shares the new brain science of routine that can impro... read more
For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too. The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of infants and young children. Scientists used to believe that babies were irrational, an... read more
Falling in love is one of the strangest things we can do - and one of the things that makes us uniquely human. But what happens to our brains when our eyes meet across a crowded room? Why do we kiss each other, forget our friends, seek a 'good sense of humour' in "Lonely Hearts" adverts and try (and fail) to be monogamous? Ho... read more
A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Jeffrey Schwartz has spent his career studying the structure and neuronal firing patterns of the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from OCD, teachi... read more
Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - like that physical activity boosts your brain power. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it s... read more
|Author:||Daniel J Siegel|
Secure attachment, mindfulness meditation and effective psychotherapy have been documented as promoting well-being. Leading neurobiologist Daniel Siegel presents a unifying theory showing that the effects of these three experiences have a similar neural mechanism.
A neuroscientifically based account of how our brains age and change over time. Brain development has traditionally focused on early childhood. Recently we've learned that the brain continues to develop through adulthood. This book explains the social brain over time, emphasizing neural plasticity and growth, and offering re... read more
|Author:||Richard P. Bentall|
Is madness purely a medical condition that can be treated with drugs? Is there really a clear dividing line between mental health and mental illness - or is it not so easy to classify who is sane and who is insane? In Madness Explained leading clinical psychologist Richard Bentall shatters the modern myths that surround psych... read more
Clinical psychology has long been preoccupied with managing deficits and disabilities. Professor Alan Carr, director of doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University College Dublin, takes a different approach, investigating the role of happiness, hope, creativity and wisdom in clinical practice.
|Author:||Daniel J. Siegel|
Shows how and why neurobiology matters, integrating the latest findings from the fields of attachment, memory, emotion, neuroscience, genetic research and child psychopathology.
A memoir that demonstrates the resilience and life force of human nature.
|Author:||Richard P. Bentall|
Why is the Western world's treatment of mental illness so flawed? Who really benefits from psychiatry? And why would a patient in Nigeria have a much greater chance of recovery than one in the UK? In "Doctoring the Mind", leading clinical psychologist Richard Bentall reveals the shocking truths behind the system of mental hea... read more
|Author:||Jeffrey M. Schwartz|
A self-treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder features a drug-free, brain metabolic behavioral therapy.
Can what you see, hear, feel and experience actually result in a permanent change in your brain? This provocative question arose from research discoveries by J. Douglas Bremner and others, presented in this book, which showed that extreme stress might result in lasting damage to the brain.
|Author:||Christian Jarrett & Joannah Ginsburg|
This Book Has Issues delves into the human consciousness and casts light onto the reason why we think, feel, and act the way we do. Packed with real-life examples, introductions to groundbreaking psychologists, and plenty of experiments and tests to unveil the way your own mind works, This Book Has Issues has the power not ju... read more
How different are men and women's brains? Does altruism really exist? Are our minds blank slates at birth? And do dreams reveal our unconscious desires? If you have you ever grappled with these concepts, or tried your hand as an amateur psychologist, 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know could be just the book for you. ... read more
Ever wondered what goes on up there? Why do we think, feel and act in the way we do? What makes us happy or sad, angry or anxious? The Freeman brothers unravel the secrets of the mind and explain the scientific facts behind our behaviour. Armed with key psychological insights you'll be able to apply them to everyday situation... read more
"Oliver Sacks has become the world's best-known neurologist. His case studies of broken minds offer brilliant insight into the mysteries of consciousness". ("Guardian"). In his most extraordinary book, Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. Th... read more