Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a new approach to psychotherapy that rethinks even the most basic assumptions of mental well-being. Starting with the assumption that the normal condition of human existence is suffering and struggle, ACT works by first encouraging individuals to accept their lives as they are in the here and now.
It was essential to Alan Watts' philosophy that in order to come to your senses, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Out of Your Mind immerses the reader in six of Alan Watts' most engaging teachings on how to break through the limits of the rational mind and expand your awareness and appreciation for the life unfolding all around us. Escape the trap of conventional thought through the art of the 'controlled accident' -- what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity. Fully embrace chaos and the void in order to find our deepest purpose.
Most of us have a natural curiosity about our bodies and have wondered how it all works. Out of Your Mind provides straightforward answers to all sorts of questions about the human body and how the brain controls its processes.The human body has evolved through a series of adaptations to produce an amazing set of co-ordinating systems. At its head, literally, is the brain – a complex structure that controls almost everything we do and are. This book provides answers to questions such as:How do sound waves become words?What is the selfish gene?Why do we blush?What is stress?How does the brain interpret music?What causes ‘pins and needles’?Why is pain good for us?Why do we yawn?Why do we dream?Written in clear, non-technical language, and accompanied by simple diagrams and illustrations, Out of Your Mind connects the main systems of the body to the different areas of the brain that control them, and describes the processes involved. It has end-note references for those readers who would like to learn more.
'You drive for show, you putt for dough'. This old saying is familiar to all golfers and Bob Rotella, one of the foremost authorities on golf today, is a firm believer in its truth. In Putting out of Your Mind he reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill. Much like Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting out of Your Mind is a resonant and informative guide to achieving a better golf game. While most golfers spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can hit the ball further, Rotella encourages them to concentrate on their putting, the most crucial yet overlooked aspect of the game. Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it. And of course mastery begins with an understanding of the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella's mental rules, which have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world to become champion putters can now work for golfers everywhere. With everything from true-life stories from some of the greats to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting, and is sure to bring about immediate results for anyone who plays the game.
If you could only get past feelings of embarrassment, fear, self-criticism, and self-doubt, how would your life be different? You might take more chances and make more mistakes, but you’d also be able to live more freely and confidently than ever before. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens is a workbook that provides you with essential skills for coping with the difficult and sometimes overwhelming emotions that stress you out and cause you pain. The emotions aren’t going anywhere, but you can find out how to deal with them. Once you do, you will become a mindful warrior—a strong person who handles tough emotions with grace and dignity—and gain many more friends and accomplishments along the way. You will: • Use the power of mindfulness in everyday situations • Stop finding faults in yourself and start solving your problems • Be kinder to yourself so you feel confident and have a greater sense of self-worth • Identify the values that will help you create the life of your dreams
Your Baby in Daycare is a must-read for any parent whose young ones are in daycare or might be in daycare. These diary excerpts come from a veteran daycare provider of 22 years, and give the reader a powerful exposition of the sometimes horrifying and certainly sad world of a young child in daycare. Ms. Vee shares many personal anecdotes about irresponsible, self-interested parents whose children, often soon after birth, are callously thrown into daycare. She manages to show, using actual incidents and conversations with these children, the irreparable damage this incurs psychologically, emotionally and physically. In a plain and direct language, she speaks to you as a concerned friend, mother and professional in the daycare industry whose breadth of experience and knowledge in the field speak for itself. You might disagree with her social philosophy, but there is no refuting her real-life accounts of infants and toddlers in daycare--the story that their parents are not willing to hear.