Sex, Time, and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution

By Leonard Shlain

As within the bestselling The Alphabet as opposed to the Goddess, Leonard Shlain’s provocative new ebook offers to alter the way in which readers view themselves and the place they got here from.

Sex, Time, and Power bargains a tantalizing resolution to an age-old query: Why did big-brained Homo sapiens abruptly emerge a few 150,000 years in the past? the major, in keeping with Shlain, is woman sexuality. Drawing on an grand breadth of analysis, he indicates how, in the past, the narrowness of the newly bipedal human female’s pelvis and the expanding dimension of babies’ heads brought about a situation for the species. traditional choice allowed for the variation of the human girl to this environmental tension by means of reconfiguring her hormonal cycles, entraining them with the periodicity of the moon. the consequences, besides the fact that, did even more than verify our life; they imbued girls with the concept that of time, and gave them keep watch over over sex—a strength that men sought to reclaim. And the potential of reaching immortality via heirs drove males to build patriarchal cultures that went directly to dominate quite a bit of human history.

From the character of courtship to the evolution of language, Shlain’s outstanding and wide-ranging exploration stimulates new considering very outdated matters.

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Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain

By Peter A. Levine

If you're ache continual pain-even after years of surgical procedure, rehabilitation, and medication-only one query concerns: How do i locate lasting reduction? With Freedom from Pain, two pioneers within the box of ache and trauma restoration tackle a vital lacking issue necessary to long term therapeutic: addressing the unresolved emotional trauma held in the body.

Informed by means of their founding paintings within the Somatic Experiencing® approach and distinctive insights gleaned from a long time of medical good fortune, Drs. Levine and Phillips will convey you ways to:

  • Calm the body's overreactive "fight" reaction to pain
  • Release the phobia, frustration, and melancholy intensified through previous traumas, and construct internal resilience and self-regulation
  • Relieve discomfort as a result of the aftermath of accidents, surgeries, joint and muscle stipulations, migraines, and different challenges

Whether you are trying to start a self-care process or magnify your present remedy program, Freedom from Pain will offer you confirmed instruments that will help you event long term relief.

"Brilliant, functional, and clever, this can be an tremendously beneficial e-book. i will not suggest this paintings hugely enough."
-Jack Kornfield, writer of A direction with Heart

"This publication is for everybody who wishes freedom from discomfort. i've got learn dozens of books on discomfort reduction and the facility of the brain for therapeutic, and this is often truly the simplest to date."
-Steven Gurgevich, PHD, assistant medical professor of drugs, Arizona heart for Integrative Medicine

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Monoculture: How One Story Is Changing Everything

By F. S. Michaels

Winner of the 2011 NCTE George Orwell Award for extraordinary contributions to the serious research of public discourse.

One of The Atlantic's most sensible Psychology Books of the 12 months 2011

As people, now we have consistently informed tales: tales approximately who we're, the place we come from, and the place we are going. Now think that a type of tales is taking on the others, narrowing our variety and developing a monoculture. due to the upward push of the commercial tale, six components of your global - your paintings, your relationships with others and the surroundings, your neighborhood, your actual and religious well-being, your schooling, and your creativity - are altering, or have already replaced, in sophisticated and not-so-subtle methods. and since the way you imagine shapes the way you act, the monoculture is not only altering your brain - it really is altering your existence.

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The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents

By Nancy A. Ratey

For the thousands of adults clinically determined with ADHD The Disorganized Mind will supply professional tips on what they could do to utilize their lives. The inattention, time-mismanagement, procrastination, impulsivity, distractibility, and trouble with transitions that regularly move hand-in-hand with ADHD will be triumph over with the original procedure that Nancy Ratey brings to turning those behaviors round.

The Disorganized Mind addresses the typical concerns faced through the ADHD adult:
"Where did the time go?"
"I'll do it later, I constantly paintings larger stressed anyway."
"I'll simply payment my email yet another time earlier than the meeting…"
"I'll pay the money owed the following day – that may supply me time to discover them."

Professional ADHD trainer and professional Nancy Ratey is helping readers greater comprehend why their ADHD is going in their means and what they could do approximately it. Nancy Ratey knows the demanding situations confronted through adults with ADHD from either a private point of view and is ready to aid an individual stream ahead to accomplish higher luck. a lot of persons with ADHD dwell in turmoil. It does not need to be that approach. you may make offerings and picture how issues can swap – this booklet will educate you the way. by utilizing ADHD suggestions that experience labored for others and should be just right for you, in addition to studying how you can arrange, plan, and prioritize, you will transparent the hurdles of day-by-day residing with a self belief and luck you'll by no means earlier than have dreamed attainable.

Nancy Ratey has the confirmed ideas that may aid a person with ADHD get concentrated, remain on the right track, and get issues performed - and eventually get what they wish from their paintings and their life.

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Hypnosis: A Brief History

By Judith Pintar

Hypnosis: a quick History crosses disciplinary obstacles to provide an explanation for present advances and controversies surrounding using hypnosis via an exploration of the background of its improvement.

  • examines the social and cultural contexts of the theories, improvement, and perform of hypnosis
  • crosses disciplinary limitations to provide an explanation for present advances and controversies in hypnosis
  • explores transferring ideals in regards to the nature of hypnosis
  • investigates references to the plain strength of hypnosis over reminiscence and private identity

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The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness (Penguin Psychology)

By R. D. Laing

Dr. Laing's first goal is to make insanity and the method of going mad understandable. during this, with case reports of schizophrenic sufferers, he succeeds brilliantly, yet he does extra: via a imaginative and prescient of sanity and insanity as 'degrees of conjunction and disjunction among folks the place the only is sane by means of universal consent' he bargains a wealthy existential research of private alienation.

The outsider, estranged from himself and society, can't adventure both himself or others as 'real'. He invents a fake self and with it he confronts either the surface international and his personal depression. The disintegration of his actual self retains velocity with the growing to be unreality of his fake self until eventually, within the extremes of schizophrenic breakdown, the entire character disintegrates.

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Drunkna inte i dina känslor : En överlevnadsbok för sensitivt begåvade

By Doris Dahlin, Maggan Hägglund


Highly delicate Personality

Sensitivt begåvad


Äntligen har forskningen och erfarenheten satt namn på det många känner igen sig i. Doris Dahlin och Maggan Hägglund har skrivit boken som förklarar, bekräftar och visar hur guy tar vara på sin känslighet.

"Det här är den bok som vi önskar att vi haft då när det var som värst. Den fanns inte. Därför har vi skrivit den. Den handlar om att hantera sitt liv när guy varken är bara stark. Eller bara skör. Utan både och. Stark och skör. Det är en bok för dig som ibland önskar att du vore mer hårdhudad, mer okänslig.

Det är en bok för dig som får höra "Känn inte efter så mycket" och "Du inbillar dig!"

Det är en bok om hur guy utnyttjar sin lysande känslobegåvning och inte drunknar i den.

Så nu finns den här boken. En simskola för alla som riskerar att drunkna i känslohavet. För att du ska slippa göra våra misstag - du hittar säkert egna att göra!

Doris & Maggan

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How the Mind Works

By Steven Pinker

“A version of medical writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” ―New York overview of Books

during this Pulitzer Prize finalist and nationwide bestseller, one of many world's top cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human brain. What makes us rational―and why are we so usually irrational? How will we see in 3 dimensions? What makes us chuffed, afraid, indignant, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why can we fall in love? and the way can we grapple with the imponderables of morality, faith, and awareness? ?How the brain Works? synthesizes the main enjoyable factors of our psychological lifestyles from cognitive technology, evolutionary biology, and different fields to provide an explanation for what the brain is, the way it advanced, and the way it permits us to determine, imagine, think, snigger, engage, benefit from the arts, and examine the mysteries of lifestyles. This new version of Pinker's daring and buoyant vintage is up-to-date with a brand new foreword by way of the writer.

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Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Lie detection, criminal profiling, jury choice, madness within the legislations, predicting the chance of re-offending , the minds of serial killers, and lots of different subject matters that fill information and fiction are all points of the speedily constructing quarter of clinical psychology generally often called Forensic Psychology. This interesting Very brief Introduction discusses the entire facets of psychology which are appropriate to the felony and legal procedure as a complete. It comprises motives of felony habit and illegal activity, together with the position of psychological illness in crime, and it finds how forensic psychology contributes to supporting examine the crime and catching the perpetrators. David Canter additionally explains how psychologists offer information to all these interested in civil and felony court docket complaints, together with either the police and the accused, and what specialist testimony might be supplied through a psychologist concerning the criminal on the trial. eventually, Canter describes how forensic psychology is used, relatively in prisons, to assist within the administration, therapy and rehabilitation of offenders, when they were convicted.

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Treating Attachment Disorders: From Theory to Therapy

Attachment conception and examine have vastly stronger our knowing of the function of parent-child relationships within the improvement of psychopathology. but previously, little has been written on how an attachment point of view can be utilized to actively tell psychotherapeutic perform. during this useful paintings, Karl Heinz Brisch offers an attachment-oriented framework for assessing and treating sufferers of every age. wealthy, prolonged case examples shape the middle of the publication. tested are the methods attachment-oriented interventions can successfully be used to regard a variety of sufferers: making an attempt unsuccessfully to conceive, girls with serious postpartum melancholy, kids and teenagers with behavioral and emotional disturbances, adults with dating problems and paintings difficulties, and others. purposes in brief- and long term psychotherapy are mentioned, in addition to use of the version in such different contexts as prevention in baby psychological well-being, relations remedy, and workforce paintings. an important source for practitioners, this ebook is usually a compelling textual content for graduate-level psychotherapy courses.

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