Sort Your Brain Out

Boost Your Performance, Manage Stress and Achieve More
Author: Jack Lewis,Adrian Webster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780857085375
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
View: 4430
This book shows the how to re-wire their brains to be more creative, make better decisions, improve mood and memory, manage stress, and stave off senility. It explains how the brain works and what can be done every day to subtly alter behaviors, beliefs, and motivations to create positive change in your life and health.

A Mind for Business

Get inside your head to transform how you work
Author: Andy Gibson
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 1292014695
Category: Self-Help
Page: 296
View: 2226
Use the full power of your mind and accelerate your performance Using the most effective insights from psychology and neuroscience you can be more effective, more resourceful and develop the sharpest of business brains. The latest in modern science combined with expert, inspiring advice will get you thinking about exciting ways to use your whole brain to work smarter, thrive under pressure, make better decisions, boost your creativity and take your business acumen to a whole new level. So open this book, fire up your synapses and fine tune your mind for business.

Garden of the Lost and Abandoned

The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves
Author: Jessica Yu
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544617061
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 2702
The fascinating and joyful story of Gladys Kalibbala, a Ugandan "orphan sleuth," who works to connect missing and castaway children to their families

Chasing the Game

Author: Paul Gadsby
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783064935
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 3399
London, spring 1966. England’s Football Association is preparing to host the World Cup, unaware of the shock – and shame – they are about to encounter as the audacious daylight robbery of the Jules Rimet Trophy takes place. The Football Association members have their reputations endangered as the robbery threatens to tear their lives apart... Dale Blake, the recently promoted head of a west London racketeering firm, is struggling to deal with his unstable wife, Sheryl. Aside from his personal issues, he’s desperate to boost the firm’s income and prove his leadership in front of his troops, particularly second-in-command, Jimmy Parkes. Their plan is simple: snatch the Jules Rimet Trophy from its display case at Westminster Central Hall and cash in on the ransom. Clement Spears, the ageing chairman of the FA, is outraged at the global embarrassment the theft has caused. He refuses to be bullied by violent gangsters and plans to rescue the trophy and reaffirm the association’s good name. As the pressure mounts, Dale’s personal and professional life spirals out of control while an erratic Sheryl, a volatile Jimmy and a steely Spears are all determined to have their say in the turbulent aftermath of this notorious crime. Throw into the mix a secret replica of the trophy and a curious dog named Pickles, and the complex mystery deepens into something far worse than any of the characters anticipated...

Sort Your Life Out: How to Take Control of Your Life NOW!

Author: N.A
Publisher: Triathlon Success
ISBN: 1291415599
Page: N.A
View: 7071

Living Simply Abundant

Reconciling Abundance Consciousness with Life on a Small Planet
Author: R.Frank Robinson
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452522278
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 206
View: 1772
Living Simply Abundant takes the reader on a journey to reconcile two divergent philosophies. Belief in abundance consciousness gives us the ability to see ourselves as co-creators in an infinite and malleable universe. Meanwhile, we live on a beautiful gem of a planet called Earth that is seemingly finite and suffering under the weight of enormous human impacts. With science, history, and personal stories, the author explores the abundant qualities of Earth and the cosmos, as well as the microscopic scale of quantum physics. In contrast to that abundance is the history of civilization that has devastated the Earth and polluted the human spirit with fear, war and aggression. Therein rests the question: Is the universe finite and subject to our abuse? Or is it infinitely abundant? Living Simply Abundant shows the reader the true abundance of the universe and how we, as conscious beings, can interact with the Universal energy field and co-create the world that we want.

How to Write Reports

A Guide for Grades 6-9
Author: Randy Larson
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825117824
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 215
View: 6286

Boot Camp for Your Brain

Author: M. Denmark Manning
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1413464726
Category: Education
Page: 578
View: 7877
"Boot Camp For Your Brain: A No-Nonsense Guide to the SAT I" is probably the best book on the market for sheer effectiveness at raising scores. If you diligently study the material on a regular basis and make a sincere effort, you will be completely prepared for the real SAT I*. This text, with regular revisions and improvements, has been used as the official textbook of The World´s Best Prep Course for the SAT I since 1989. While it´s great to be able to take a course, not everyone can afford one. We´ve seen students raise their scores using only these materials, and are convinced that this book can help most students, even without the benefit of the full course (for information on the full program, please see our web site at Growing a better brain by verbal and math training? Why should you develop better verbal and math skills? Obviously, you can see the merits of raising your SAT scores, but are there deeper reasons? A good vocabulary allows you to think more clearly. Imagine trying to speak if you have a vocabulary of only 100 words. What kinds of things can you say? When children are learning a language, their only words are concrete nouns, or adjectives that denote color or size. The complexity of their thought is far less than that of older people with a more sophisticated vocabulary. You are not learning vocabulary words to show off, to create a pretentious display in your writings or speech. You are learning the new words in order to be able to move to the next level of thinking. Ditto for math. As your problem-solving skills grow, your brain becomes more agile. Now you may not be able to understand what a more agile brain can do for you ahead of time, but after you get the effects, well, that´s another ball game. Our brains are amazing! If you try to expand your intellectual skills, you will discover abilities you didn´t know you had. It used to be thought that the brain was fully formed by about age three, and that any intellectual development you hadn´t done by then was too bad, since it was too late. But recent research has shown that the brain undergoes another great period of development in the teens and early twenties. So you get a second chance to be a genius, and I mean that only half-facetiously. I suspect that further developments will show that there is capacity for growth at any time. But I think those of you who are in your teens or early twenties should take advantage of this new window of opportunity to improve your intellectual skills. Anything you learn during this period will expand your capabilities. How the book is organized Part 1 is a general section on SAT prep that describes the test and lists time-tested techniques for studying. It includes a number of important parts, of which the most critical are MathFacts 1-7, Word Building and Discovery , and a Latin dictionary. MathFacts 1-7 should be memorized as soon as possible. You should know everything in there so well that you could teach it to others with the book closed. Part 2 is Vocabu-toons , which offers a graphical approach to vocabulary building. You will find this an easy method of studying vocabulary since it groups synonyms and antonyms with goofy cartoons that break up the admitted tedium of learning words. Part 3 is "Words You Must Know!," a simplified dictionary of nearly 1500 vocabulary words that show up over and over again on SATs. Everybody gets the same sick look when I mention the number of words; it´s a combination of eye rolling and "You´ve GOT to be kidding!" and "I think I feel sick to my stomach now!" But studying the words really pays off on the test. Part 4 is a list of the Top 100 Words, for those who can´t stand tack

Your Brain Goes to Church

Neuroscience and Congregational Life
Author: Bob Sitze
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566997089
Category: Religion
Page: 186
View: 5409
The ever-provocative author and presenter Bob sitze explores the question: What does the human brain have to do with the beliefs, practices, and structures of congregations? Weaving together clear, accessible explanations about the workings of the human brain. Sitze shows how a congregation's identity and behaviors are shaped by the work of individual members' brains as well as "the collected brain" of the congregation. Study groups will enjoy the "Big Question" Sitze asks throughout the book, as well as the discussion questions and follow-up activities included at the end of each chapter.

My World is Not Your World

Author: Alison Hale
Publisher: Alison Hale
ISBN: 095328610X
Category: Asperger's syndrome
Page: 130
View: 7903

Pocket PAL: Making Learning Fun

Author: N.A
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781855391062
Category: Education
Page: 96
View: 2167
Enjoyable learning makes for effective learning>

EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children

Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation
Author: Ana M. Gomez, MC, LPC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106986
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
View: 2046
"This volume is a welcome and excellent resource for all clinicians working with severely traumatized children." Francine Shapiro, PhD Founder, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs "Over the past 15 years, Ms. Gomez has developed highly original and brilliant interventions for working with these very difficult to treat children. This book will be an enormous great gift to our field." Dr. Susan Coates Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University This is the first book to provide a wide range of leading-edge, step-by-step strategies for clinicians using EMDR therapy and adjunct approaches with children with severe dysregulation of the affective system. Written by an author internationally known for her innovative work with children, the book offers developmentally appropriate and advanced tools for using EMDR therapy in treating children with complex trauma, attachment wounds, dissociative tendencies, and compromised social engagement. The book also presents the theoretical framework for case conceptualization in EMDR therapy and in the use of the Adaptive Information Processing model with children. Principles and concepts derived from the Polyvagal Theory, affective neuroscience, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, developmental neuroscience and the neurosequential model of therapeutics, which can greatly support and expand our understanding of the AIP model and complex trauma, are presented. The text also offers an original and pioneering EMDR therapy-based model to working with parents with abdicated caregiving systems. The model is directed at assisting parents in developing the ability for mentalization, insightfulness, and reflective capacities linked to infantís development of attachment security. A unique and innovative feature of this book is the masterful integration of strategies from other therapeutic approaches, such as Play therapy, Sandtray therapy, Sensorimotor psychotherapy, Theraplay and Internal Family Systems (IFS), into a comprehensive EMDR treatment maintaining appropriate adherence to the AIP model and EMDR therapy methodology. Key Features: Provides creative, step-by-step, ìhow-toî information about the use of EMDR therapy with children with complex trauma from an internationally known and innovative leader in the field Explores thoroughly the eight phases of EMDR therapy in helping children with attachment wounds, dissociative tendencies and high dysregulation Incorporates adjunct approaches into a comprehensive EMDR therapy while maintaining fidelity to the AIP model and EMDR therapy methodology Contains an original EMDR therapy-based model for helping parents with abdicated caregiving systems to develop metalizing and reflective capacities

Help, My Brain Hurts!

A Guide to Understanding and Supporting Learners with Specific Learning Differences
Author: Mandy Hager
Publisher: Essential Resources
ISBN: 9781877300684
Category: Inclusive education
Page: 60
View: 1879

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age (Enhanced Edition)

Secrets to Look, Feel, and Think Younger Every Day
Author: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
ISBN: 0307953653
Category: Self-Help
Page: 384
View: 3791
This enhanced eBook edition includes the full text of the book with full-color illustrations and photographs plus more than twenty minutes of video* from the popular PBS special Use Your Brain to Change Your Age. From the bestselling author and PBS star, a brain healthy program to turn back the clock, and keep your mind sharp and your body fit. A healthy brain is the key to staying vibrant and alive for a long time, and in Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen shares ten simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger, and dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Over the last twenty years at Amen Clinics, Dr. Amen has performed more than 70,000 brain scans on patients from ninety different countries. His brain imaging work has taught him that our brains typically become less active with age and we become more vulnerable to memory problems and depression. Yet, one of the most exciting lessons he has learned is that with a little forethought and a brain-smart plan, you can slow, or even reverse, the aging process in the brain. Based on the approach that has helped thousands of people at Amen Clinics along with the most cutting-edge research, Dr. Amen’s breakthrough, easy-to-follow antiaging program shows you how to improve memory, focus, and energy; keep your heart and immune system strong; and reduce the outward signs of aging. By adopting the brain healthy strategies detailed in Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, you can outsmart your genes, put the brakes on aging, and even reverse the aging process. If you change your brain, you can change your life—and your age. *Video may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details.

Make Your Brain Smarter

Increase Your Brain's Creativity, Energy, and Focus
Author: Sandra Bond Chapman,Shelly Kirkland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451665474
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 285
View: 6441
Draws on the latest scientific discoveries to outline tests and exercises for improving cognitive fitness, in a reference that focuses on recent understandings about the frontal lobe to explain how to promote brain health at any age.

Make Your Brain Work

How to Maximize Your Efficiency, Productivity and Effectiveness
Author: Amy Brann
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749467584
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
View: 6665
Everyone wants to be more effective at work and to get maximum impact from minimum effort. Make Your Brain Work shows you how to do this, using the latest insights from neuroscience about how our mind works and what really makes us tick. Author Amy Brann is an expert in brain science, but you don't have to be: she has distilled the key findings you need into non-technical, practical guidance. Read this clear, engaging book and discover the things you can do to get yourself functioning at the top of your capabilities, more of the time. Learn the habits, techniques and behaviours that will get you the results you want, by making your brain work for you. Leave stress, overwhelm, negative moods and poor time management behind - Make Your Brain Work is your passport to a new improved you!

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Ca n Change Them
Author: Richard J. Davidson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101560576
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
View: 2760
This longawaited book by a pioneer in brain research offers a new model of our emotions- their origins, their power, and their malleability. For more than thirty years, Richard Davidson has been at the forefront of brain research. Now he gives us an entirely new model for understanding our emotions, as well as practical strategies we can use to change them. Davidson has discovered that personality is composed of six basic emotional "styles," including resilience, self-awareness, and attention. Our emotional fingerprint results from where on the continuum of each style we fall. He explains the brain chemistry that underlies each style in order to give us a new model of the emotional brain, one that will even go so far as to affect the way we treat conditions like autism and depression. And, finally, he provides strategies we can use to change our own brains and emotions-if that is what we want to do. Written with bestselling author Sharon Begley, this original and exciting book gives us a new and useful way to look at ourselves, develop a sense of well-being, and live more meaningful lives.

Number Training Your Brain: Teach Yourself

Author: Jonathan Hancock,Jon Chapman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444136496
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 4569
Train your brain to be quicker, sharper and more acute by challenging yourself with these puzzles and games. This book does much more than give you the skills to tackle maths with confidence - instead it shows you how, by learning to solve practical problems and perfecting your mental arithmetic, you can strengthen all your key thinking skills and astonish your friends and family. This is the ultimate mental workout - and the only one to show you how these fun and diverting number games will actually make you smarter, quicker and more acute than any of your peers.

Your Brain

Author: Kit Summers
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 145257085X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 162
View: 6621
This is the second in a series of books that will help you achieve an extraordinary new life. Enhance your brain -- Enhance your future! "Beyond Your Potential' is written with a passion that comes from Kit's own life's experience of successfully dealing with the horrific happenings to his body and brain that he endured and overcame. His world-class talent to juggle has helped him do just that--juggle the many challenges forced upon him. You will learn how to go beyond your own potential by following his hard-earned advice." Sir Ken Miller, CIPS RRP, AMS. http: // "Kit Summers--hit by a truck twice and a survivor of a thirty-seven-day coma--offers a way for others to overcome any obstacle in Beyond Your Potential. His dedication to helping others live the lives of their dreams is exceptional. Even the most devastating losses can be transformed into human growth and potential. This simple manual is a guidebook to life. I plan to keep a copy in my waiting room for all patients to enjoy!" Pamela Wible, M.D., author of Pet Goats & Pap Smears, http: //www.petgoatsandpapsmearscom/

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson,Peter Economy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470530707
Category: Education
Page: 384
View: 9894
A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.