Why Love Matters

This second edition follows on from the success of the first, updating the scientific research, covering recent findings in genetics and the mind/body connection, and including a new chapter highlighting our growing understanding of the ...

Why Love Matters

Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health. This second edition follows on from the success of the first, updating the scientific research, covering recent findings in genetics and the mind/body connection, and including a new chapter highlighting our growing understanding of the part also played by pregnancy in shaping a baby’s future emotional and physical well-being. Sue Gerhardt focuses in particular on the wide-ranging effects of early stress on a baby or toddler’s developing nervous system. When things go wrong with relationships in early life, the dependent child has to adapt; what we now know is that his or her brain adapts too. The brain’s emotion and immune systems are particularly affected by early stress and can become less effective. This makes the child more vulnerable to a range of later difficulties such as depression, anti-social behaviour, addictions or anorexia, as well as physical illness. Why Love Matters is an accessible, lively, account of the latest findings in neuroscience, developmental psychology and neurobiology – research which matters to us all. It is an invaluable and hugely popular guide for parents and professionals alike.

Political Emotions

Martha Nussbaum asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good?

Political Emotions

Martha Nussbaum asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good? Amid negative emotions endemic even to good societies, public emotions rooted in love--intense attachments outside our control--can foster commitment to shared goals and keep at bay the forces of disgust and envy.

Love Matters More

For anyone who has ever felt forced to choose between truth and love, acceptance and rightness, this book offers a path forward beyond truth wars and legalistic religion to a love that matters more.

Love Matters More

For years, Christians have argued, debated, and fought one another while "speaking the truth in love," yet we are no closer to the grace-filled life Jesus modeled. Biblical scholar and popular podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, Jared Byas casts a new vision for the Christian life that's built not on certainty, but on the risk of love. A biblically-based Christian life is not grounded in having all the answers but in a living relationship. This ultimately shifts our focus from collecting the "right" answers to loving others deeply and authentically. With stories and insights drawn from his years as a pastor, professor, and podcast host, Jared Byas calls us back to the heart of the Bible: that truth is only true when it's lived out in love. In a refreshing voice that's both witty and profoundly revelatory, Jared unpacks the concept of truth, its meaning, and why we so often fight over it. He makes a compelling case for how what we believe is less important than how we believe it and that, more than anything else, telling the truth in love is about following Jesus. For anyone who has ever felt forced to choose between truth and love, acceptance and rightness, this book offers a path forward beyond truth wars and legalistic religion to a love that matters more.

Love Matters For Psychic Transformation

Why. Love. Matters. for. Psychic. Transformation. I would like to return to the title
of the book Love Matters for Psychic Transformation. The initial description of the
BSR work accounts for the value of love in the work and how it permeates the ...

Love Matters For Psychic Transformation

Love Matters for Psychic Transformation is woven by a profound respect and love for the soul and the transformative powers of the Body Psyche. It is an exploration of the embodied psychic transformation in the specific context of the BodySoul Rhythms® work (BSR) developed by Ann Skinner, Mary Hamilton, and Marion Woodman. In describing the BSR work, interviewing six women about their experiences, and linking the BSR approach with the new neuroscience, developmental psychology, change in therapy, attachment theory, and relational trauma, Dr. Reinau brings to light all that the BSR approach has to offer. It is with relief and pleasure that I write this endorsement. Relief comes because someone with clarity, accuracy, and care has outlined the “consonants” of the work of BSR. Pleasure because the “vowels” of the work have been explored in an authentic voice from an open heart, with a keen intelligence, and from several well-studied points of view. Once again Maja Reinau has put on her diving costume, gone down, and this time surfaced with the pearl: Love Matters in Psychic Transformation. Thank you Maja. –Ann Skinner, co-creator of Body Soul Rhythms Love Matters For Psychic Transformation is a gift to the many women who have benefited from the BSR-work. Dr. Reinau is able to delve deeply into the methodology of BodySoul work without destroying the mystery. It is a treasure of information for those who seek this way of transformation in their lives. The interviews deepen the mystery as well as the understanding of the work. Dr. Reinau’s ability to link BodySoul experience to early developmental theories and to neuroscience provides the path to her conclusion that it is all about love. A conclusion with which I am sure Marion Woodman would agree. Everyone who seriously considers understanding BodySoul work should read Love Matters for Psychic Transformation. –Patricia C. Patrick, M.A., M.D., Child Adolescent and Adults Psychiatrist, The Marion Woodman BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training Board Member, Marion Woodman Foundation, Teaching Member Sand Play Therapist Association

Love Matters

In this unforgettable book Delilah presents her favorite listener stories compiled from the thousands she receives every week.

Love Matters

Delilah opens her heart to explain why love is, truly, what matters most… Delilah dominates nighttime radio with her mesmerizing voice and unique offering of popular music, superb storytelling and sympathetic listening. The self-proclaimed "Queen of Sappy Love Songs" describes her show as "a safety zone where listeners take off their armor, slip into a comfortable cardigan, sit around the electronic hearth and share their secrets." And every night across North America more than eight million people tune in to hear Delilah play great love songs, and also share great love stories from her dedicated listeners. In this unforgettable book Delilah presents her favorite listener stories compiled from the thousands she receives every week. From the heartwarming to the heartbreaking, these powerful accounts include: The joyful reunion of a widow with her first love thirty-eight years after giving birth to their child. A young woman's agonizing decision to renounce the love she found while working at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. A Vietnam vet's riveting tale of an enemy captor's incredible sacrifice. A poignant encounter with a "Christmas angel" during one man's holiday rounds as a professional Santa.

Love Matters Most

Understanding and Growing in God's Infinite Love Eureka F. Collins ... It is only
by realizing what an intense reality God's love is, and calling to mind its
extraordinary personal quality, that we can understand why Love Matters Most. In
the midst ...

Love Matters Most

Do you seek to grow in God's love and to cultivate and maintain a loving and positive attitude? It is not easy in today's world where people are often consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. Love appears lost in people's hearts in this world of constant changes, technological advances, and war. With divorce and failed relationships, it is often difficult to understand how love is supposed to be. But in Love Matters Most, author Eureka F. Collins provides insights on living a lifestyle of love. Endowed with biblical references and verses, Love Matters Most shares lessons that transcend the typical love book. Collins reveals how you can recover your joy and happiness by learning what love does and does not do. This love experience centers on listening to the voice of God and allowing His love to penetrate your heart. You will understand what love is and stop trying to imitate society's ideals of love and happiness. With the assistance of a thirty-one-day devotional thirty-one days of one-minute prayers and inspirational readings you will develop a powerful prayer life and gain new insights into God's infinite love and ways to promote a loving lifestyle.

The Science and Pseudoscience of Children s Mental Health Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

S. Gerhardt, Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain (New York:
Brunner-Routledge, 2004). 13. Schore, Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the
Self. 14. Gerhardt, Why Love Matters. 15. Gerhardt, Why Love Matters. 16.

The Science and Pseudoscience of Children s Mental Health  Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance

Our Love Matters

... you'll have come to understand why and how love matters, it's important to
emphasize that the essential ingredient for change is your participation. That's
where the suggested exercises in the Love Works section come in. These
exercises ...

Our Love Matters

Our Love Matters: Find it, Fix it or Let it Go! by Nicki J. Monti is the ultimate self-help, self-realization and relationship management book available today. Dr. Nicki; as she is most commonly referred to; from her TV show appearances, articles, podcasts, and live appearances takes the reader to new levels as their guide on relationships and love. Our Love Matters is much more than a self-help book or a book about Love. It is the ultimate guidebook on relationships from finding love, fixing love and even when to let love go. Dr. Nicki is neither your typical author nor your typical therapist. She is your guide, companion, and she skillfully intertwines her own life experiences within the experiences she shares with the reader of Our Love Matters. No matter how you look at it, Our Love Does Matter and Dr. Nicki J. Monti will take you there. You may recognize Dr. Nicki's name or image as she has been featured on many reality TV Shows including Keeping up with the Kardashians, Millionaire Matchmaker and many others. Dr. Nicki not only cuts through the sugar to get the point--she gets you on path to the relationship you want and deserve. If there is one book that any relationship could benefit from, it is Our Love Matters.

The Selfish Society

Author and respected psychologist Sue Gerhardt goes to the heart of the causes of broken Britain Ambitious and wide-ranging, The Selfish Society reveals the vital importance of understanding our early emotional lives, arguing that by ...

The Selfish Society

Author and respected psychologist Sue Gerhardt goes to the heart of the causes of broken Britain Ambitious and wide-ranging, The Selfish Society reveals the vital importance of understanding our early emotional lives, arguing that by focusing on the attention we give to our young children we can create a better society. Open any newspaper, and what do you find? Violence and crime, child abuse and neglect, expenses scandals, addiction, fraud, and corruption, environmental melt-down. Is Britain indeed broken? How did modern society get to this point? Who is to blame? How can we change? We have come to inhabit a culture of selfish individualism which has confused material well-being with happiness. As society became bigger and more competitive, working life was cut off from child-rearing and the new economics ignored people's emotional needs. We have lived with this culture so long that it is hard to imagine it being any different. Yet we are now at a turning point where the need for change is becoming urgent. If we are to build a more reflective and collaborative society, Gerhardt argues, we need to support the caring qualities that are learnt in early life and integrate them into our political and economic thinking. Inspiring and thought-provoking, The Selfish Society sets out a roadmap to a more positive and compassionate future.

Quarterly Essay 29 Love and Money

WHY LOVE MATTERS The Melbourne psychotherapist Frances Salo-Thompson
once made a simple but profound point to me about child-rearing. The most
important thing, she said, is that a child feels enjoyed. As I listened, a memory ...

Quarterly Essay 29 Love and Money

In Love & Money, Anne Manne looks at the religion of work - its high priests and sacrificial lambs. As family life and motherhood feel the pressure of the market, she asks whether the chief beneficiaries are self-interested employers and child-care corporations. This is an essay that ranges widely and entertainingly across contemporary culture: it casts an inquisitive eye over the modern marriage of Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein, and considers the time-bind and the shadow economy of care. Most fundamentally, it is an essay about pressure: the pressure to balance care for others and the world of work. Manne argues that devaluing motherhood - still central to so many women's lives - has done feminism few favours. For women on the frontline of the work-centred society, it has made for hard choices. Eloquently and persuasively, Manne tells what happened when feminism adapted itself to the free market and argues that any true definition of equality has to take into account dependency and care for others. "It is falling fertility ... above all else, which gives women a political bargaining chip of a new and powerful kind. Policy makers, formerly deaf to mothers' needs, will have no choice but to listen." —Anne Manne, Love & Money

Love Sex Tragedy

Simon Goldhill examines the most basic areas of our lives today, from marriage and sex to politics and entertainment.

Love  Sex   Tragedy

Simon Goldhill examines the most basic areas of our lives today, from marriage and sex to politics and entertainment. Whether we are falling in love or waging wars in the name of democracy, he reveals how Classical ideas continue to shape our behaviour and our attitudes in crucial ways. Full of surprising facts and startling stories, it will appeal to anyone interested in history and its influence on our lives. It is as wide-ranging as it is readable, with a brilliant cast of characters. Few books could bring together Freud, Plato, Queen Victoria, Romeo and Juliet, George W. Bush and Charles Atlas in this way. Inspiring, thought provoking and illuminating, LOVE, SEX & TRAGEDY shows again and again how and why the Romans and Greeks still matter.

Love Matters

So why doesn ' t he come home ? I go into the living room and flop on the couch .
How can I make Dad come home ? Isn ' t there something I can do ? If he ' s living
like a starving refugee and Mum walks around like a zombie all day why don ...

Love Matters


Love Matters

I haven't tried calling him for a week now but it was driving me mad as to why he
wouldn't talk to me last week. My plan worked and he did pick up the phone. He
was really shocked when he heard my voice on the other end. I guess he thought
 ...

Love Matters

Based on a true story: What if you could go back in time to record every relationship you ever had, would it inspire you? Make you cringe? Or would you read it with an open mind to see where things went wrong and use it to learn lessons that you can take to your next relationship? Eleanor did exactly this, she recorded every relationship she had on her quest to find love. Will she learn from her mistakes? How many frogs will she have to kiss along the way? And will she ever find what she is looking for? Only time will tell...

The Book of Being

That's why love matters: it makes the world bloom with new meaning. Gently
Yaleen embraced her mother. 'Don't worry. I'll be back to play with my new sister!'
'Sister? It might be a brother. Or twins.' 'Oh, I suppose so! Dunno why I said that.

The Book of Being

The megalomaniac Godmind is still planning to use all the minds in creation to make a vast 'lens', and if necessary it will burn out all life in the process. Back beside the river and literally born again, Yaleen represents to the guild of riverwomen the perfect proof of salvation, of life after death. In fact, she is desperately searching for a way to save the whole universe from imminent destruction.

Calm Parents Happy Kids

Daniel Goleman, Emotional intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ (Bantam
, 2006). W. Middlemiss, D.A. Granger, W.A. Goldberg and L. ... Sue Gerhardt, Why
Love Matters (Routledge, 2009), p. 37. Lawrence J. Cohen and Anthony T.

Calm Parents  Happy Kids

Calm Parents, Happy Kids is the UK version of Dr Laura Markham's hugely successful and ground-breaking book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. Now adapted for UK audiences, this practical and inspiring book reveals a three step programme that will transform family life. Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), it will appeal to all parents who don’t want to force their children into compliance and lose their temper, but want to keep calm and help their children want to behave.

Myles Textbook for Midwives E Book

Gerhardt S 2004 Why love matters: how affection shapes a baby's brain.
Routledge, London This inspiring book explains how newborn babies' brains are
moulded in response to their earliest experiences with their mothers and other
primary ...

Myles  Textbook for Midwives E Book

The most-popular midwifery textbook in the world! The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today. Well illustrated to assist visual learning Boxes highlighting significant information to aid study Introduction, Aims of the chapter and Conclusion for each chapter References, Further Reading and Useful websites to promote further learning Glossary of terms and acronyms provide simple definition of more complex terminologies Additional online resources Over 500 multiple-choice questions enable students to test their knowledge Unlabelled illustrations help reinforce learning Full image bank of illustrations to make study more visual and assist with projects. Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognises that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Increases confidence in empowering women to make appropriate choices Looks at the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation, to reflect the trend for midwives to carry out the neonatal physiological examination Streamlined chapters with similar themes and content, to facilitate learning Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback.

Anger Management Games for Children

Gerhardt, S. (2004) Why Love Matters. How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain.
London and New York: Routledge. Gilliom, M. ... Why It Can Matter More than IQ.
London: Bloomsbury. Hargarden, H. and Sills, C. (2002) Transactional Analysis.

Anger Management Games for Children

This book helps adults to understand, manage and reflect on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups.

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

Gerhardt S (2004) Why Love Matters. London: Routledge. Griffin J, Tyrrell I (2004
) Human Givens. East Sussex, Human Givens Publishing. Jacobs M (2000) Swift
to Hear. Facilitation skills in listening and responding. London: SPCK. John V ...

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids

unconditional love emotion coaching, 100–105,122, 134, 135 Fostering
Connection, 55–56 mastery coaching, 204-5, ... Not Controlling waiting before
disciplining, 15, 26 Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain (
Gerhardt), ...

Peaceful Parent  Happy Kids

A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

Foundations of Play Therapy

127–136). Northvale, NJ: Aronson. Gardiner, B., & Spickelmier, M. (2009).
Working with adolescents. In E. Munns (Ed.), Applications of family and group
Theraplay (pp. 249–264). Northvale, NJ: Aronson. Gerhardt, S. (2004). Why love
matters: ...

Foundations of Play Therapy

The landmark guide to play therapy—completely updated and revised Edited by Charles E. Schaefer—the "father of play therapy"—Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse approaches to, and methods used in, play therapy practice with children and adolescents. Featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides up-to-date and insightful coverage of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers practical examples for the application of each model, including: Narrative play therapy Solution-focused play therapy Experiential play therapy Release play therapy Integrative play therapy Psychoanalytic approaches to play therapy Child-centered play therapy Gestalt play therapy Family play therapy Cognitive behavioral play therapy Prescriptive play therapy Written for therapists looking for guidance on how to incorporate play therapy into their practice, as well as students or those in need of a refresher on the latest methods and techniques, Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a standard-setting resource presenting pragmatic and useful information for therapists at all levels of training.