Medical

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393704709

Category: Medical

Page: 411

View: 714

Over the last 20 years, there has been growing attention in the Western world to mindfulness--paying attention to life in the present moment. A leading neurobiologist investigates the phenomenon of mindfulness as it impacts daily life, offering readers insight into personal relationships, emotional behavior, parenting, and work.
Psychology

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393068702

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 284

A new framework for maintaining mental health and well-being. From the author of the internationally-acclaimed best-selling text The Developing Mind, and esteemed leader and educator in the field of mental health, comes the first book ever to integrate neuroscience research with the ancient art of mindfulness. The result is a groundbreaking approach to not simply mental health, but life in general, which shows readers how personal awareness and attunement can actually stimulate emotional circuits in the brain, leading to a host of physiological benefits, including greater well-being, resilience, emotional balance, and improved cardiac and immune function. For clinicians and laypeople alike, Siegel’s illuminating discussions of the power of the focused mind provide a wealth of ideas that can transform our lives and deepen our connections with others, and with ourselves.
Medical

The Mindful Brain

The Mindful Brain

Author: Gerald M. Edelman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262550079

Category: Medical

Page: 107

View: 934

A proposal by two eminent biological scientists for a mechanism whereby mind becomes manifest from the operations of brain tissue. This significant contribution to neuroscience consists of two papers, the first by Mountcastle an, the second by Edelman. Between them, they examine from different but complementary directions the relationships that connect the higher brain—memory, learning, perception, thinking—with what goes on at the most basic levels of neural activity, with particular stress on the role of local neuronal circuits.Edelman's major hypothesis is that "the conscious state results from phasic reentrant signaling occurring in parallel processes that involve associations between stored patterns and current sensory or internal input." This selective process occurs by the polling of degenerate primary repertoires of neuronal groups that are formed during embryogenesis and development. Edelman's theory extrapolates to the brain the selectionistic immunological theories for which he was awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Mountcastle's paper reviews what is known about the actual structure of various parts of the neo cortex. He relates the large entities of the neocortex to their component modules—the local neuronal circuits—and shows how the complex interrelationships of such a distributed system can yield dynamic distributed functioning. There are strong conceptual parallels between Mountcastle's idea of cortical columns and their functional subunits and Edelman's concept of populations of neurons functioning as processors in a brain system based on selectional rather than instructional principles. These parallels are traced and put into perspective in Francis Schmitt's Introduction.
Self-Help

Aufruhr im Kopf

Aufruhr im Kopf

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 9783864154218

Category: Self-Help

Page: 203

View: 590

Im Alter zwischen 12 und 24 Jahren finden tief greifende Veränderungen in den Gehirnen von Jugendlichen statt. Dies äußert sich meist in einem grundlegend veränderten und scheinbar irrationalen Verhalten und bringt die Jugendlichen sowie auch ihre Eltern oft genug an den Rand des Wahnsinns. Aufruhr im Kopf erklärt die wirklichen Vorgänge in den Gehirnen der Pubertierenden und zeigt, dass es sich nicht nur um eine komplizierte, sondern vor allem um eine sehr lebendige Phase im Leben handelt, in der die Weichen für das Erwachsenendasein gestellt werden. Während dieser Zeit eignen sich die Jugendlichen wichtige Fähigkeiten an, verlassen zum ersten Mal ihr Zuhause, lernen, tief gehende Verbindungen mit anderen einzugehen und mit den komplexen Problemen der Welt um sie herum umzugehen. Anhand neuester Erkenntnisse auf dem Gebiet der Neurobiologie beschreibt Siegel auf anschauliche Weise, wie die Funktionen des Gehirns die Beziehungen Heranwachsender erfüllender gestalten und ihr Leben verbessern können – und wie damit die Zeit der Pubertät für alle Beteiligten weniger anstrengend wird. Ein Buch, das Familien nicht nur helfen wird, diese Zeit zu überleben, sondern sogar zu genießen und aus ihr zu lernen.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Mindful Librarian

The Mindful Librarian

Author: Richard Moniz

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081005613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 265

The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship explores mindfulness, approaching it in such a way as to relate specifically to the many roles or challenges librarians face. Coinciding with the increased need to juggle a variety of tasks, technologies, ebooks, and databases, the new Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy, and the challenges faced by solo librarians in school libraries which have suffered cutbacks in help in recent years, the time is exactly right for this publication. The authors hope to be helpful in some small way towards improving the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs. The loftier goal would be to create a new lens from which to view librarianship, having a transformative impact on readers, and opening a new dialog within the profession. The topic of mindfulness is not new; it has been connected to various religious traditions in a wide variety of ways for centuries, most notably Buddhism. In the latter part of the 20th century, however, a secular version was popularized largely by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his work on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at the University of Massachusetts’s Medical School. The medical benefits and the overall quality of life improvements from its adoption have exploded in recent years, in particular, the last two decades which have seen mindfulness traditions incorporated into education to a greater degree and with very positive results. Presents the only current LIS book that covers this topic in a way that applies directly to librarians Provides a topic that will be appealing to librarians, as it speaks to the pressures of budget cuts and consumer culture being felt across the academy Seeks to improve the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs
Family & Relationships

The Mindful Parenting Collection

The Mindful Parenting Collection

Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101578070

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 643

View: 239

Learn about the joys and pitfalls of parenting—from infancy to adolescence—and strategies for raising well-adjusted, competent children with open minds and big hearts, from two of Tarcher/Penguin’s favorite authors. Now only $25.99! Parenting from the Inside Out by Dr. Daniel Siegel How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children. Little Big Minds by Marietta McCarty A guide for parents and educators to sharing the enduring ideas of the biggest minds throughout the centuries—from Plato to Jane Addams—with the "littlest" minds. Children are no strangers to cruelty and courage, to love and to loss, and in this unique book teacher and educational consultant Marietta McCarty reveals that they are, in fact, natural philosophers. Drawing on a program she has honed in schools around the country over the last fifteen years, Little Big Minds (a New York Times extended list bestseller) guides parents and educators in introducing philosophy to K-8 children in order to develop their critical thinking, deepen their appreciation for others, and brace them for the philosophical quandaries that lurk in all of our lives, young or old. Arranged according to themes-including prejudice, compassion, and death-and featuring the work of philosophers from Plato and Socrates to the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr., this step-by-step guide to teaching kids how to think philosophically is full of excellent discussion questions, teaching tips, and group exercises.
Psychology

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Author: Christopher Germer

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606233866

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

View: 474

“Buck up.” “Stop feeling sorry for yourself.” “Don’t ruin everything.” When you are anxious, sad, angry, or lonely, do you hear this self-critical voice? What would happen if, instead of fighting difficult emotions, we accepted them? Over his decades of experience as a therapist and mindfulness meditation practitioner, Dr. Christopher Germer has learned a paradoxical lesson: We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in--and responding compassionately to our own imperfections, without judgment or self-blame--are essential steps on the path to healing. This wise and eloquent book illuminates the power of self-compassion and offers creative, scientifically grounded strategies for putting it into action. Free audio downloads of the meditation exercises are available at the author's website: www.chrisgermer.com. See also The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, which provides step-by-step guidance for building mindful self-compassion skills and applying them to specific life challenges, and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff (for professionals). Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Psychology

The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393706451

Category: Psychology

Page: 319

View: 831

An internationally recognized expert on mindfulness and therapy describes techniques to harness energies and promote healthy minds, charting nine body functions from the interconnecting circuits of the brain, including regulation, attunement and emotional balance.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Mindful Manifesto

The Mindful Manifesto

Author: Dr. Jonty Heaversedge

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401968533

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 217

View: 407

Stress is endemic in our culture. We live in a speedy, pressurized world, and there's often little time to really experience and enjoy our lives. Rather than constantly trying to keep up, perhaps it's time for us to stop and pay attention, to our bodies, minds, and the world. For thousands of years Eastern traditions have taught meditation to help people lead healthier, happier lives. Now, scientific research is confirming that mindfulness can help us all improve our mental and physical well-being. Written by Dr. Jonty Heaveresdge and Ed Halliwell, The Mindful Manifesto integrates the latest scientific and medical research on mindfulness with meditation’s historical context. We will see how mindfulness can:• treat mental health problems such as depression and anxiety• help us cope with the busyness of everyday life• improve our physical health and manage chronic illness• help us let go of unwanted behaviors and improve how we function in our relationships and jobs. And why stop there? With examples of how the mindfulness movement is already well underway, we see that encouraging governments and other powerful institutions to take a mindful approach could make a massive difference to the health and happiness of the whole world.
Self-Help

The Mindful Path through Shyness

The Mindful Path through Shyness

Author: Steve Flowers

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608824625

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 228

Shyness often helps protect us from the judgments and resentments of others, but once you get in the habit of avoiding social situations, you can become stuck in a cycle of avoidance that can be difficult to escape. Ready to let go of shyness and make stronger connections with others? The Mindful Path Through Shyness shows you how. This guide uses techniques from mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you cultivate awareness of your own thoughts so that you can act with more wisdom and compassion toward yourself. Over time, you will be able to free yourself of the old mental habits of self-consciousness and self-blame, and replace them with new habits that foster confidence and joy. A heartfelt and practical guide to... transforming one's relationship to social fears and inhibitions. -Zindel V. Segal, Ph.D., author of The Mindful Way Through Depression
Psychology

The Mindful Workplace

The Mindful Workplace

Author: Michael Chaskalson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119976912

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 313

This book offers a practical and theoretical guide to the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace, describing the latest neuroscience research into the effects of mindfulness training and detailing an eight-week mindfulness training course. Provides techniques which allow people in organizations to listen more attentively, communicate more clearly, manage stress and foster strong relationships Includes a complete eight-week mindfulness training course, specifically customized for workplace settings, along with further reading and training resources Written by a mindfulness expert and leading corporate trainer
Psychology

The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration

The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393706581

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 651

Bringing mindfulness techniques to your psychotherapeutic work with clients. An integrated state of mindful awareness is crucial to achieving mental health. Daniel J. Siegel, an internationally recognized expert on mindfulness and therapy, reveals practical techniques that enable readers to harness their energies to promote healthy minds within themselves and their clients. He charts the nine integrative functions that emerge from the profoundly interconnecting circuits of the brain, including bodily regulation, attunement, emotional balance, response flexibility, fear extinction, insight, empathy, morality, and intuition. A practical, direct-immersion, high-emotion, low-techno-speak book, The Mindful Therapist engages readers in a personal and professional journey into the ideas and process of mindful integration that lie at the heart of health and nurturing relationships.