Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a ‘cancer personality’? Drawing on deep scientific research and Dr Gabor Maté’s acclaimed clinical work, When the Body Says No provides the answers to critical questions about the mind-body link – and the role that stress and our emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases. When the Body Says No: - Explores the role of the mind-body link in conditions and diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis. - Shares dozens of enlightening case studies and stories, including those of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Betty Ford (breast cancer), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer’s), Gilda Radner (ovarian cancer) and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer) - Reveals ‘The Seven A’s of Healing’: principles in healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress
1 The Bermuda Triangle 2 The Little Girl Too Good to Be True 3 Stress and Emotional Competence 4 Buried Alive 5 Never Good Enough 6 You Are Part of This Too, Mom 7 Stress, Hormones, Repression and Cancer 8 Something Good Comes Out of This Is There a "Cancer Personality"? 10 The 55 Per Cent Solution 11 It's All in Her Head 12 I Shall Die First from the Top 13 Self or Non-Self: The Immune System Confused 14 A Fine Balance: The Biology of Relationships 15 The Biology of Loss 16 The Dance of Generations 17 The Biology of Belief 18 The Power of Negative Thinking 19 The Seven A's of Healing Notes Resources Acknowledgments Index
We all fear pain and we will do almost anything to avoid it. In The Meaning of Pain, renowned osteopath Nick Potter presents a radical new approach to treating chronic pain. He draws on insights from biology, evolution and social behaviour to help us understand why pain is essential to our survival, and how we can manage our experience of it. In this sage and enlightening book, drawing on 25 years of clinical experience and success stories from his consulting room, Potter presents a timely, compelling roadmap for wellbeing, showing us how to break the vicious cycle of stress, pain and anxiety before the damage is done.
Type 2 diabetes is a social pandemic caused by toxic environments—high in stress and sugar, low in opportunities to exercise or feel good about yourself—and a lack of power. Millions are suffering and being blamed for it, communities are being devastated, health systems bankrupted. Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis describes the social sources of the toxic environment, covering deeper causes too: the stress and inequality built into our modern culture, the traumas and loss of community that make people vulnerable to illness. It reveals the medical mistreatment of diabetes—from kicking diabetics off medical insurance to under funding diabetes education, from overemphasizing drugs to giving -corporate-influenced dietary advice. Social diseases require social solutions. Social approaches focus on empowering people to take better care of themselves, bringing people together for mutual support, and changing the environment that causes illness. The first book to bring to life effective social approaches to wellness, this book: • Reports success stories from communities around the world • Highlights creative and effective medical programs developed by groundbreaking healthcare providers • Describes ways that individual self-care plus family and community involvement, combined with healthcare system support, can control chronic illness, change environments, and transform people’s lives • Includes valuable diabetes self-care tips and resources
In her twenty years of coaching employees and executives in leadership and team development, Dr. Tammy Dewar has often guided her clients through the stormy seas of office dysfunction. During the course of this work, she's heard about many bosses. Sadly, most of the stories have been negative. There have been mean bosses, bullying bosses, unfair bosses, unethical bosses, cheap bosses, inept bosses...the list goes on and on. In fact, one of the main themes she's encountered in her work is that it is bosses who are making lives miserable. But the day she asked a group of disgruntled workers what forgiveness for their errant boss might look like - a light went on. As a self-described "recovering festerer" herself, Dr. Dewar began to encourage her clients to apply a series of simple, practical techniques that would free them from the oppression of uselessly held grudges, and How to Forgive Your Boss was born. This lively, breezy, and eminently helpful manual on reconfiguring negative thought patterns into positive ones will most certainly be a great help to anyone who's ever had a bad boss. But its intelligent practices can also be applied to any negative, counter-productive thinking that's creating heavy baggage to drag around....
Heal Your Pain, Anxiety, and Fatigue by Controlling Chronic Stress
Author: Bal Pawa
Pubpsher: Greystone Books
Category: Health & Fitness
"An accessible, concise, systematic, and comprehensive primer on wellness and healing." --Dr. Gabor Maté, MD, author of When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress A medical doctor and Harvard-trained mind-body expert shares the key to long-lasting health--stress management--with seven simple tools. What if someone told you that 75 percent of disease is caused by continuous and excessive stress hormones released by the body? What if they said you could manage that chronic stress and its harmful side effects with seven easy and affordable tools? The Mind-Body Cure teaches you to do just that, interweaving evidence-based science with practical advice to calm your mind so you can move from primitive fight-or-flight mode to send healing hormones into your body instead. Dr. Bal Pawa also shares her own story of anxiety and chronic pain following a tragic car accident. Only when she recognized how stress hormones disrupt every system in the body, from digestion to immunity to sleep, was she able to reclaim her health. Having healed herself--and many patients since--Dr. Pawa now shares the secrets to good health in The Mind-Body Cure.
The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, The Sleep You're Missing, The Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy
Author: Julie Holland
A groundbreaking guide for women of all ages that shows women’s inherent moodiness is a strength, not a weakness As women, we learn from an early age that our moods are a problem. Bitches are moody. To succeed in life, we are told, we must have it all under control. We have to tamp down our inherent shifts in favor of a more static way of being. But our bodies are wiser than we imagine. Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away. They are a finely-tuned feedback system that, if heeded, can tell us how best to manage our lives. Our changing moods let us know when our bodies are primed to tackle different challenges and when we should be alert to developing problems. They help us select the right tool for each of our many jobs. If we deny our emotionality, we deny the breadth of our talents. With the right care of our inherently dynamic bodies, we can master our moods to avail ourselves of this great natural strength. Yet millions of American women are medicating away their emotions because our culture says that moodiness is a problem to be fixed. One in four of us takes a psychiatric drug. If you add sleeping pills to the mix, the statistics become considerably higher. Over-prescribed medications can have devastating consequences for women in many areas of our lives: sex, relationships, sleep, eating, focus, balance, and aging. And even if we don’t pop a pill, women everywhere are numbing their emotions with food, alcohol, and a host of addictive behaviors that deny the wisdom of our bodies and keep us from addressing the real issues that we face. Dr. Julie Holland knows there is a better way. She’s been sharing her frank and funny wisdom with her patients for years, and in Moody Bitches Dr. Holland offers readers a guide to our bodies and our moodiness that includes insider information about the pros and cons of the drugs we’re being offered, the direct link between food and mood, an honest discussion about sex, practical exercise and sleep strategies, as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies that can help us press the reset button on our own bodies and minds. In the tradition of Our Bodies, Our Selves, this groundbreaking guide for women of all ages will forge a much needed new path in women’s health—and offer women invaluable information on how to live better, and be more balanced, at every stage of life.
Simple Keys for Quickly Healing Your Longstanding Emotional Pain
Author: Dennis & Dr Jen Clark
Pubpsher: Xulon Press
I don't know about you, but I simply don't have time for theories or practices that don't work. None of us has time or energy to go on dead-end rabbit trails. We want biblical tools that bring true transformation. Well, the good news is this revolutionary new approach is profoundly life changing, and it can be applied easily to your life! This is not a method, but a descriptive explanation that demystifies how to live in the spirit. If God is always present to save, He is always present to sanctify. From the initial encounter with Christ to the subsequent relationship that follows we have documented a step-by-step explanation combining God-encounter with process.The ramifications of this are huge. Our emotions-and thoughts-can be quickly transformed through basic, essential God Tools every believer has been given by God. You've already received all the spiritual equipment you need! Now...DRN teaches you the How-To's!As a pastor and church planter, Dennis Clark has been in ministry for more than 30 years. Dr. Jennifer Clark, B.S, M.S., Ed.S., Th.D., is a psychologist and pastor. Dennis and Dr. Jen have developed simple, systematic, proven how-to tools to set people free from emotional pain and equip them to teach it to others. They provide simple keys easy enough for a mom or Sunday school worker to teach a 3 year old child, yet effective enough to heal the deepest hurts of adults quickly and completely. They are also authors of Touching God and articles in Christian magazines.For video demonstrations and further teachings: www.forgive123.comwww.kingdomlifechurch.us
Social workers take pride in their commitment to social and economic justice, peace, and human rights, and in their responses to related inequalities and social problems. At a time when economic globalization, armed conflict, and ecological devastation continue to undermine human rights and the possibilities for social justice, the need for linking a structural analysis to social work practice is greater than ever. The second edition of this popular social work practice text more fully addresses the connection between social justice and human rights. It includes a discussion of social work's role in promoting peace and responding to environmental problems. It also places a greater attention on the links between social work theories/concepts and practice skill/responses. The text has been updated and revised throughout with four new chapters: social work and human rights, cultural competence and practice with immigrant communities, social work and mental health communities, and practice with couples and families. Detailed case studies demonstrate the integration of theory, policy, and practice.