For the millions of people who tried popular diets like South Beach and Atkins, only to fail to lose weight or maintain their results.This book goes beyond carbs, calories, and fat intake and addresses how the brain affects our weight and our health Includes research-based brain exercises
Brain Culture investigates the American obsession with the health of the brain. Davi Johnson Thornton looks at familiar messages, tracing how brain science and colorful brain images produced by scientific technologies are taken up and distributed in popular media. She tracks the message that, "you are your brain" across multiple contemporary contexts, analyzing its influence on child development, family life, education, and public policy. Our fixation on the brain is not simply a reaction to scientific progress, but a cultural phenomenon tied to values of individualism and limitless achievement.
Release on 2016-05-26 | by Yuya Kiuchi,Francisco A. Villarruel
Essays on the Power of Youth Culture
Author: Yuya Kiuchi,Francisco A. Villarruel
Category: Social Science
"Recommended"--Choice Young people have long used popular culture to explore, define and express who they are. For many, popular culture is also a tool of survival. Gone are the days when proscriptive programs were needed for young people to transition to adulthood. Today, youth culture is communicated through information technology, particularly social media, enabling young people to engage the world. Yet, as always, youth culture is often a cause of concern for adults and policy makers. This collection of new essays focuses on modern youth popular culture. There are such topics as social justice and youth mobilization in Ferguson, Missouri, social media and sexual literacy among LGBT youth, and youth culture's influence on children's sports.
Stress relief that works from the New York Times bestselling author of The ADD Answer and the chief content advisor for the Dr. Phil show With his bestselling books, Frank Lawlis has brought psychological relief to millions. In his latest book, he addresses one of the most common challenges of everyday life - dealing with stress and anxiety. In Retraining the Brain, Dr. Lawlis clearly explains the neurological factors that make stress so traumatizing and lays out a powerful plan for changing our brains to improve the way we cope. The secret is to take advantage of our brain plasticity, our ability to essentially reprogram the way we think simply by following this forty-five-day program to change our behavior. Drawing on his work at his renowned clinic, Dr. Lawlis takes us through the different types of stressors and shows how we can apply the principles of brain plasticity to hardwire new, healthier response patterns. With its simple but effective exercises, Retraining the Brain offers an exciting new method for reducing stress and increasing our overall happiness.
Release on 2009-08-04 | by Jeffrey M. Schwartz,Sharon Begley
Author: Jeffrey M. Schwartz,Sharon Begley
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind–and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain. Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own.Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult neuroplasticity–the brain's ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by neuroscientists. Through decades of work treating patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), Schwartz made an extraordinary finding: while following the therapy he developed, his patients were effecting significant and lasting changes in their own neural pathways. It was a scientific first: by actively focusing their attention away from negative behaviors and toward more positive ones, Schwartz's patients were using their minds to reshape their brains–and discovering a thrilling new dimension to the concept of neuroplasticity. The Mind and the Brain follows Schwartz as he investigates this newly discovered power, which he calls self–directed neuroplasticity or, more simply, mental force. It describes his work with noted physicist Henry Stapp and connects the concept of 'mental force' with the ancient practice of mindfulness in Buddhist tradition. And it points to potential new applications that could transform the treatment of almost every variety of neurological dysfunction, from dyslexia to stroke–and could lead to new strategies to help us harness our mental powers. Yet as wondrous as these implications are, perhaps even more important is the philosophical dimension of Schwartz's work. For the existence of mental force offers convincing scientific evidence of human free will, and thus of man's inherent capacity for moral choice.
Release on 2001-08-10 | by Richard L. Wessler,Sheenah Hankin,Jonathan Stern
Applications of Cognitive Appraisal Therapy
Author: Richard L. Wessler,Sheenah Hankin,Jonathan Stern
"I know that I am doing therapy correctly and well, so why aren't some of my clients changing?" "Why do I feel anxious when I think about my next session with that difficult client?" When psychotherapy stalls, it's time to try new ideas. The authors' experience with difficult clients -- uncooperative, hostile, uncommitted to change -- gave them a new perspective on working with therapeutic impasses. Papers describing Cognitive Appraisal Therapy have appeared in many books and journals, and now for the first time these ideas are compiled into a single volume. Heavily influenced by the psychotherapy integration movement and in a radical departure from conventional cognitive-behavior therapy, they see motivation in terms of affect and attachment rather than cognitive schemas, and resistance and setbacks as the result of emotional setpoints. Practitioners from all corners of the psychotherapy landscape will be able to integrate Cognitive Appraisal Therapy into their therapeutic approaches to help them work successfully and confidently with difficult clients as individuals, as couples and in groups. Novel therapeutic strategies and formulations to use when all else is failing Provocative conceptualizations of self, personality and psychopathology A fresh approach to treating personality-related disorders Numerous case illustrations, and excerpts from actual psychotherapy sessions and supervision sessions Straightforward, common sense writing free of jargon and psychobabble
The 8-Week Get-Real, Get-Results Weight Loss Program
Author: The Biggest Loser
Pubpsher: Oxmoor House
Category: Health & Fitness
Every week, millions of viewers tune in to NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser to watch as contestants lose weight, build confidence and change their lives. Now that same comprehensive training and advice can be yours at home! Developed by the trainers and experts from the show, and based on the popular online program of the same name, The Biggest Loser Bootcamp: The 8-Week Get-Real, Get-Results Weight-Loss Program is designed to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Thousands of people have already used the online Biggest Loser Bootcamp plan to shed pounds and reshape their bodies. Now, for the first time, everything from the online program is captured offline in this easy-to-follow 8-week plan packed with diet, fitness and motivational strategies that work, including: Workouts: Fully illustrated workouts designed by star trainer Dolvett Quince use "body confusion" to keep your body and muscles working while maximizing fat loss. Nutrition: A whole-foods eating plan based on lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, whole grains and the "right" carbohydrates, with an emphasis on fueling your body. Mental Training: Guidance on how to retrain your mind to break down unhealthy patterns, take action and create a truly healthy, balanced lifestyle. No Guesswork: Clear instruction that takes the guesswork out of losing weight, so you can focus on the work and on achieving real results. The book also includes quick meal and snack ideas, detailed daily plans, advice from former contestants and much more. For over a decade, The Biggest Loser has helped participants start exercising, push through their mental roadblocks, and go on to lose weight successfully. More importantly, these contestants find the strength within themselves to improve their health and make things happen in their lives that they never believed possible. Now The Biggest Loser Bootcamp can help you do the same.
Release on 2015-04-21 | by Joy Martina,Roy Martina
Train Your Brain to Lose Weight Effortlessly
Author: Joy Martina,Roy Martina
Pubpsher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The secret key to losing weight easily! Train your brain and say goodbye to diets forever! You think losing weight is all about diet and exercise. You think: If only I could just stick to that diet, resist the carbs and exercise daily, I would lose weight! But I am too weak and dont have the willpower You are stuck in a vicious cycle, going from failed diets to bouts of secret indulgence, from deprivation to frustration! What you dont know: You are fighting a war against yourself and subconsciously setting yourself up for failure! Your subconscious mind rules how you think, react and eat. The good news is: You can train your brain to work for you, to automatically achieve weight loss for life! Sleep Your Fat away reveals: How to shrink your stomach and lose weight effortlessly. How to train your brain while you sleep and much more! Your personal coach at your bedside While you are sleeping, your subconscious mind receives seven hours of positive affirmations and empowering beliefs. It is the pain-free path to your ideal weight. The Authors Joy Martina is a Rapid Change Coach, founder of the Christallin Method, and trainer of weight-loss experts and an ex-carb and chocolate addict! Roy Martina, MD is the number one Holistic Thought Leader of Europe. Roy effortlessly lost forty pounds in six months and has kept his ideal weight since. Today the Martinas are healthy, happy, and slim and with Sleep Your Fat Away, you can be too.,
Perform Pilates postures just about anywhere-- and get faster results! Joseph Pilates's revolutionary methods of strengthening, toning, and even lengthening the body have become hugely popular all around the world. Now, in Standing Pilates, celebrated Pilates expert Joan Breibart takes Pilates off the floor, showing you step by step how to perform classic postures while standing or sitting. Breibart, the creator of the first Pilates exercise video, has transformed traditional Pilates floor exercises into a new workout that frees you to perform postures any time, anywhere, without mats, balls, or workout gear. This groundbreaking new method uses your own body weight to help you achieve faster, longer-lasting results. You get clear instruction on how to increase your focus, develop proper form, and strengthen and tone your body more easily and efficiently. Plus, Breibart gives you valuable tips on improving your technique, making modifications to the postures, and varying each exercise to take things up a notch. No matter your current fitness level, Standing Pilates is the revolutionary new way to reshape your body and reach your fitness goals in less time. This exciting new book: * Features black-and-white photographs throughout that fully illustrate each exercise * Explains how to exercise smarter to get the body you want * Provides fundamentals and foundations for retraining your brain to move your body correctly to improve your balance and form * Presents testimonials from fitness professionals on the benefits of Standing Pilates * Includes up-to-date contact lists for certified Pilates instructors, those also certified in Standing Pilates, and Pilates Certifying Studios