Psychology

May 11, 2019

In Bloom Not Broken

"In Bloom Not Broken: A Journey Through Mental Illness" by Katie Maylea

| Website | A book to provide insight and hope into mental illness including self harm, anorexia, depression, suicidal ideation, bipolar and psychosis. A must read for both people struggling with mental health issues and those who treat them. Katie Provides a personal first person account in to the world of living with mental illness as well as to the treatment system covering both NHS and private sectors. Author Katie Maylea makes her debut in this raw, honest memoir about surviving life when living seems no longer an option. Katie revisits her past and looks beyond to her future as a person living with mental illness, sharing with the reader a message of hope driven by sheer audacity. Through personal writings spanning years, In Bloom Not Broken invites us into the mind of a troubled young woman navigating through the hostile, barren landscape of depression entirely by feel, driven by her insatiable will to survive no matter the obstacles in her way. As the author guides the reader through her journey, she offers candid self-examinations of her actions, behaviours, and experiences against the backdrop of a tumultuous childhood and adolescence marked by family upheaval and undiagnosed mental illness. In detailing her subsequent experiences with self-harm, Anorexia Nervosa, Bipolar Affective Disorder and the battle for treatment, the author offers a compassionate perspective on life lived in spite of adversity before her eventual redemption through mental health treatment. Inspiring and thought-provoking, advocates, treatment professionals, and general readers alike will be moved by the author's perseverance despite the rabidity of her personal demons.

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February 2, 2019

Tapping Doesn’t Work For Me

"Tapping Doesn't Work For Me. What To Do When EFT Stops Working" by Rhys Bendith

| Website | Millions of people around the world have used EFT tapping, many with remarkable results, so when it doesn’t work, why not? The catchall phrase is ‘resistance’ but it’s been my experience that this isn’t always true.  “Tapping doesn’t work for me.”
“EFT stopped working.”
“I tried tapping and it doesn’t work.”
“I used to tap but then I stopped. I don’t really know why.” “I can’t remember what words to say.”
“It just made me feel bad all the time.”
“EFT made me feel like a failure.”  If you’ve found yourself saying or thinking any one of these, this book was written for you.  It is for those people who are familiar with EFT, who’ve used it and have hit a hurdle with tapping but are willing to back up a little, perhaps learn something new or think about an issue in a different way, and set yourself free.  It’s not that you’re an EFT failure. It’s not that EFT doesn’t work. It’s not that EFT stops working. You may have picked up some unhelpful habits when you learned EFT, and they are what this book seeks to address.  Hello, I’m Rhys Bendith. I don’t have credentials or expert training in the vast areas of mental health. However, I have had direct and personal experience of living with someone who has complex mental and emotional health challenges, and I’ve seen and experienced so many brilliant instances where EFT helped me and others thrive where nothing else did. Within these pages the focus is on how tapping advice traps for the unwary can lead to problems of their own.  I first came across EFT in 1998, and I’ve been using it ever since. I’ve read hundreds of thousands of words on the subject, created an extensive personal library, watched countless videos, taken a few courses, and at times felt as if I was a total tapping failure.  It didn’t help that, as an open source and still-growing therapy, a lot of what I was reading and seeing (and trying) was at times confusing, unhelpful, poorly thought out, or in the best interests of the person selling the course or advice.  So, if you’re one of the many people who think tapping has failed you, or you’ve failed tapping, please think again. You can thrive. You can set yourself free. If at first you don’t succeed, question the steps you took. 

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January 6, 2019

Self Help for Women

"Self Help for Women: Self-Esteem, Confidence and Assertiveness (3 in 1)" by Maria van Noord

Workbook and Training in Self-Love and Self-Acceptance to Stop Doubting and be Your Confident Self [fancy_link title="Play Sample" link="https://samples.audible.com/bk/acx0/138114/bk_acx0_138114_sample.mp3" target="_blank" style="1" class=""] Is it hard for you to speak up in groups? Do you have an inner critic talking you down all the time? Or is it hard for you to say no? Then keep reading.... If you answered yes to the above questions, you probably have a low self-esteem, and you are not as assertive as you want to be. Your confidence level might be below average. This impacts your daily interactions with other people in a negative manner. This can be at work, were you do all the hard work, but other, more extrovert and assertive colleagues, get the credit for it, or in your relationship, where you have the feeling you always give more than your partner. You have come to the right place. Here is a tiny fraction of what you will discover in Self Help for Women:
  • How you can use the NLP-based Swish technique to stop doubting
  • The number one thing to avoid when you start building your confidence
  • The right mindset to grow your confidence
  • How to boost your confidence and assertiveness in only two minutes, just before an important moment or event
  • Which NLP technique will teach you how to say no gracefully, without hurting others or feeling guilty
  • The secret power of your thoughts, according to Oprah Winfrey
  • What psychologists mean with "disputation" and how you can use it to your advantage
  • The first and most important step in your journey to be confident
  • What the percolator effect means, but more importantly, how you can avoid it
  • And much, much more
You might wonder how listening to a book will cause lasting changes? The self-exploratory parts will guide you on an inner journey to identify your personal challenges. You can do this for yourself or with a partner. You can prioritize the most important items you want to work on. With these insights, you will be guided step by step on how you can grow from A to B. Maybe you are afraid the changes won't last? That the effects will be temporary? That's why the tools and techniques offered are designed for deep-rooted changes. You will develop permanent new habits and behaviors to achieve lasting results.

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August 9, 2018

Who Hacked Your Brain?

"Who Hacked Your Brain?" by Anthony Kay Odole

Until recently, the idea that our brain can be hacked just as easily as a hacker would hack your computer and take control was strange and absurd. But with all the issues going on around us - terrorist committing unbelievable atrocities, religious fundamentalist wreaking havoc of unimaginable proportions, normal people acting in ways completely inconsistent with their established character, and even you, doing things that sometimes make you wonder -- it is time we take a closer look at the large white mass of grey matter, otherwise known as brain, that we each carry around.  In this book, you will discover the various the loopholes in the human brain (yours and mine) ...loopholes that can be hacked and hijacked by knowledgeable hackers; like how computer hackers can hack, hijack, and take total control of your computer -- and make your computer do whatever they want -- these hackers, when at their best, can make a "normal" person act in ways that make the rest of us wonder “how did that happen?”

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