Emotional Healing For Dummies

  • Filename: emotional-healing-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9780470663547
  • Release Date: 2009-12-10
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: David Beales
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



At some point in their lives, most people will have thought: “He should never have said that” “How could she treat me this way?” “I feel guilty when I remember what I said to him” “I’m so angry I can’t bear it” Usually, we don’t feel that we can discuss these hurtful emotions, such as guilt, anger or jealousy, with our friends and families, let alone go to a GP for advice on dealing with them. We’re a nation that bottles things up, dismissing anger, frustration, hatred and guilt as largely insignificant to our minds and bodies. But powerful emotions like these do affect us in a long-term way, not only mentally but also physically, and it’s important to know how to get them under control before our health really suffers. This easy-to-follow, plain-English guide shows you why and how emotions can leave a physical scar, and talks about various life factors and influences that can lead to emotional stress. It will help you heal your emotional traumas with a toolkit of strategies, and allows you to take care of your health with a practical, hands-on approach. Emotional Healing For Dummies covers: PART 1: INTRODUCING EMOTIONAL HEALING Chapter 1: Understanding Emotional Healing Chapter 2: Exploring the Physiology of Emotion Chapter 3: Tuning into Emotions PART 2: EMOTIONS AND YOUR BODY Chapter 4: You are What you Eat Chapter 5: Body Rhythms Chapter 6: Physical Strategies for Emotional Healing PART 3: EMOTIONAL HEALING FOR REAL LIFE Chapter 7: Mapping the Emotional Environment Chapter 8: Facing up to Emotional Challenges Chapter 9: Managing Relationships Chapter 10: Strategies for Getting through Tough Times Chapter 11: Life’s Transitions PART 4: THE EMOTIONAL HEALING TOOLKIT Chapter 12: Thinking Strategies for Emotional Healing Chapter 13: Mindfulness Practices to Rebalance Chapter 14: Lifestyle Strategies for Emotional Healing Chapter 15: Becoming the Emotionally Healed Person PART 5: TAKING YOUR HEALING TO ANOTHER LEVEL Chapter 16: Planning to Manage Emotions in the Future Chapter 17: Inspiring Healing in Others Chapter 18: Helping your Child to Heal PART 6: THE PART OF TENS Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Heal Emotional Wounds Chapter 20 Ten Ways to Stay Positive Chapter 21: Ten Exercises for Emotional Healing

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies

  • Filename: emotionally-focused-couple-therapy-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118512319
  • Release Date: 2013-07-15
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Brent Bradley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Features case studies and real-life examples of emotionally focused therapy couples therapy, providing strategies and tools for dealing with unpleasant emotions and responding constructively to complex relationship issues.

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies

  • Filename: emotionally-focused-couple-therapy-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118512401
  • Release Date: 2013-07-08
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Brent Bradley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A practical, down-to-earth guide to using the world's most successful approach to couple therapy One of the most successful therapeutic approaches to healing dysfunctional relationships, emotionally focused couple therapy provides clients with powerful insights into how and why they may be suppressing their emotions and teaches them practical ways to deal with those feelings more constructively for improved relationships. Unlike cognitive-behavioural therapy, which provides effective short-term coping skills, emotionally focused therapy often is prescribed as a second-stage treatment for couples with lingering emotional difficulties. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies introduces readers to this ground-breaking therapy, offering simple, proven strategies and tools for dealing with problems with bonding, attachment and emotions, the universal cornerstones of healthy relationships. An indispensable resource for readers who would like to manage their relationship problems independently through home study Delivers powerful techniques for dealing with unpleasant emotions, rather than repressing them and for responding constructively to complex relationship issues The perfect introduction to EFT basics for therapists considering expanding their practices to include emotionally focused therapy methods Packed with fascinating and instructive case studies and examples of EFT in action, from the authors' case files Provides valuable guidance on finding, selecting and working with the right EFT certified therapist

Reiki For Dummies

  • Filename: reiki-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118054741
  • Release Date: 2011-03-04
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Nina L. Paul
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Millions of people seek ways to relax, promote healing, or connect with their soul. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a simple but profound healing system that was originally developed in Japan. Reiki means "spiritual energy" or "universal life-force energy." The Reiki system is universal because it can be used by people of any background or religion. Reiki For Dummies explains how you can harness this energy for yourself. Reiki For Dummies is a plain-English Reiki guidebook. Discover what Reiki is, where it came from, and how to: Find and get the most from a Reiki treatment Use Reiki to boost your physical and emotional health Locate a Reiki class and become a Reiki practitioner Reiki For Dummies is amply illustrated and full of useful information on: Reiki symbols (plus nontraditional symbols) Reiki hand positions (for giving Reiki to yourself or others) Reiki for pets and animals Reiki for children and adults Reiki and surgery or medicines Reiki at birth or end-of-life Reiki in the house, in the car, or at work When you're ready to go further, Reiki For Dummies covers: Western and Japanese Reiki techniques; crystals, long distance Reiki, and setting up a successful Reiki practice. Reiki For Dummies is for you whether you are just finding out about Reiki or you are a seasoned professional who is looking for a clearly written, up-to-date, inclusive, and comprehensive source of Reiki information. Nina Paul, PhD (New York, NY), is a Reiki Master who uses Reiki to help herself and others. She has a doctorate in immunology and epidemiology and she believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness . Nina is also the author of the compassionate guide: Living with Hepatitis C For Dummies (0-7645-7620-8).

Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies

  • Filename: acupressure-and-reflexology-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118051535
  • Release Date: 2011-02-10
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Synthia Andrews
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Features healing routines and illustrations to guide you Ease your aches and find relief through the power of touch Searching for alternative treatments for pain? This friendly, do-it-yourself guide introduces you to the basics and benefits of acupressure and reflexology, showing you step by step how to nurture your emotional and physical well-being and that of someone else. You'll see how to target specific body parts to address your ailments and improve your emotional as well as your physical well-being. Understand basic healing principles Relieve your specific aches and pains Boost your immune system Address age-related ailments Find professional help

Emotional Intelligence For Dummies

  • Filename: emotional-intelligence-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9780470676240
  • Release Date: 2009-07-13
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Steven J. Stein
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Being aware of and in control of your emotions is one of the keys to success in life -- both professionally and personally. Emotional Intelligence For Dummies will show you how to take control of your emotions rather than letting your emotions control you! Discover how developing your emotional intelligence can further your relationships with others, in the workplace and at home. Emotional awareness is also a critical skill for career success, and Dr. Stein provides practical exercises for developing this skill and achieving your professional and personal goals. He also provides valuable insights into how emotional intelligence can be applied to raising children and teenagers and realizing personal happiness. Full of lively anecdotes and practical advice, Emotional Intelligence For Dummies is the ideal book for anyone who wants to get smart about their feelings and reach the next level at work and at home. Manage your emotions - identify your feelings, determine what beliefs cause negative emotions, and stop self-destructive behaviors Discover the power of empathy - read other people's emotions through facial cues and body language and show them you understand their feelings Thrive at work - find a job that's right for you, overcome hassles and fears, and develop your leadership skills Build and sustain meaningful relationships - discover how to take your partner's emotional temperature and manage emotions to grow closer Raise an emotionally intelligent child - keep your cool with your child, coax shy children out of their shells, and get your child to be less aggressive and defiant

When the Past Is Present

  • Filename: when-the-past-is-present.
  • ISBN: 0834823179
  • Release Date: 2008-07-22
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: David Richo
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications



In this book, psychotherapist David Richo explores how we replay the past in our present-day relationships—and how we can free ourselves from this destructive pattern. We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances. When the Past Is Present helps us to become more aware of the ways we slip into the past so that we can identify our emotional baggage and take steps to unpack it and put it where it belongs. Drawing on decades of experience as a psychotherapist, Richo helps readers to: • Understand how the wounds of childhood become exposed in adult relationships—and why this is a gift • Identify and heal the emotional wounds we carry over from the past so that they won't sabotage present-day relationships • Recognize how strong attractions and aversions to people in the present can be signals of own own unfinished business • Use mindfulness to stay in the present moment and cultivate authentic intimacy

Emotional Freedom Technique For Dummies

  • Filename: emotional-freedom-technique-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 1119996317
  • Release Date: 2010-12-29
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Helena Fone
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A member of the Energy Therapies family - which includes, acupuncture, acupressure and shiatsu - Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple and increasingly popular self- development therapy used to treat a wide range of physical and emotional issues. Popularised by figures including Paul McKenna, EFT is based on the theory that negative emotions are caused by disturbances in the body's energy. Often referred to as acupuncture without needles, EFT involves locating and tapping on meridian points in the body while thinking of a negative emotion and using positive suggestion and thoughts to alter the body's energy flow, restore balance and reprogram thought processes. This no-nonsense guide introduces readers to the theories and methods behind the technique and shows them how to use it to reduce the physical and emotional impact of a wide range of issues including, depression, fears, phobias, anger, addictions, sleeplessness and pain. It's simple, safe, anyone can practice it at home and with EFT For Dummies readers can banish bad habits for good. Includes information on: The path to emotional freedom - explaining EFT Understanding your emotions Basic EFT tapping routines Improving emotional health with EFT Practising EFT on yourself and others Helena Fone is a registered EFT practitioner and trainer and an advanced hypnotherapist. She has a diploma in advanced holistic hypnotherapy and practices CBT and NLP. Find out more about Helena at www.EFTRegister.com

Compassion Focused Therapy For Dummies

  • Filename: compassion-focused-therapy-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781119078623
  • Release Date: 2016-08-08
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Mary Welford
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Don't be so hard on yourself – use compassion focused therapy as your guide It's often said that we're our own worst critics—and it's true. Compassion Focused Therapy For Dummies offers straightforward and practical advice that helps you view yourself through a more sympathetic lens. This motivating text covers the key principles of compassion focused therapy, which guide you in caring for your wellbeing, becoming sensitive to your needs, recognising when you are distressed, and extending warmth and understanding to yourself. This transformative resource provides you with metrics that you can use to monitor your progress, including sensitivity, sympathy, empathy, and overall wellbeing. Initially developed to assist people experiencing high levels of shame and self-criticism, compassion focused therapy increases your awareness of the automatic reactions that you experience—and motivates you to combat negative reactions with kindness and affection. Used on its own or in combination with other therapeutic approaches, the value of compassion focused therapy is supported by strong neuropsychological evidence. Understand how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease—and less stress Transform difficult, potentially damaging relationships into positive aspects of your life Encourage and motivate yourself to continually meet your goals, rather than criticise yourself for perceived failures Stop being so hard on yourself, and appreciate yourself for who you are Compassion Focused Therapy For Dummies is a wonderful resource if you are seeing—or thinking about seeing—a therapist who utilises compassion techniques, or if you would like to leverage the principles of compassion focused therapy to manage your own wellbeing.

Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies

  • Filename: acupressure-and-reflexology-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118051535
  • Release Date: 2011-02-10
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Synthia Andrews
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Features healing routines and illustrations to guide you Ease your aches and find relief through the power of touch Searching for alternative treatments for pain? This friendly, do-it-yourself guide introduces you to the basics and benefits of acupressure and reflexology, showing you step by step how to nurture your emotional and physical well-being and that of someone else. You'll see how to target specific body parts to address your ailments and improve your emotional as well as your physical well-being. Understand basic healing principles Relieve your specific aches and pains Boost your immune system Address age-related ailments Find professional help

The Language of Emotions

  • Filename: the-language-of-emotions.
  • ISBN: 1591798973
  • Release Date: 2010-06-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Karla McLaren
  • Publisher: Sounds True



Your emotions contain brilliant information. When you learn to welcome them as your allies, they can reveal creative solutions to any situation. For 35 years, empathic counselor and researcher Karla McLaren has developed a set of practical tools for the real-world stresses of family, career, and the quest for personal fulfillment. In The Language of Emotions, she presents her breakthrough teachings for a new and empowering relationship with your feeling states. Your emotions—especially the dark and dishonored ones—hold a tremendous amount of energy. We’ve all seen what happens when we repress or blindly express them. However, there is a powerful alternative. In The Language of Emotions, you’ll learn to meet your emotions and engage with them to safely move toward resolution and equilibrium. Through experiential exercises covering a full spectrum of feelings from anger, fear, and shame to jealousy, grief, joy, and more, you will discover how to work with your own and others’ emotions with fluency and expertise. When we relate to our emotions with respect and authenticity, we can directly access our innermost wisdom, unfold the deepest parts of ourselves, and heal our most painful wounds. The Language of Emotions gives us a much-needed resource for self-understanding and freedom: How to overcome addictions, distractions, and unresolved trauma—the three primary impediments to emotional ease Using the energy of anger to protect and restore personal boundaries Step-by-step guidance in the five skills of the empath (someone skilled in reading emotions) How to balance your “quaternity,” a metaphor for the interplay of mind, body, spirit, and emotions Honoring sadness as a source of release and rejuvenation Joy, the natural response to beauty and communion Praise “In my graduate education in counseling psychology, I found very little information about our emotions. Yet in my work as a therapist and educator, I’ve seen that emotions are key to healing. Karla McLaren’s book offers an outstanding guide to the signals and messages emotions send us, along with clear instructions for intelligent and emotion-supporting actions we can take in response. Karla has made a huge contribution to the well-being of us all; The Language of Emotions will become required reading in all of my courses.”—Nancy —Feehan, MFT, adjunct professor of counseling psychology at the University of San Francisco “Karla McLaren’s unique, empathic view of emotions surprisingly revalues even the most ‘negative’ emotions and opens pathways to understanding the depths of the human soul.” —Michael Meade, author of The World Behind the World and The Water of Life “This book changed the way I relate to others, and to myself, forever.” —Gavin De Becker, author of The Gift of Fear

Relaxation For Dummies

  • Filename: relaxation-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781119951155
  • Release Date: 2011-12-02
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Shamash Alidina
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



New ways to embrace relaxation every day! Relaxation For Dummies provides a straightforward guide to understanding the importance of relaxation in our readers' day-to-day lives. Covering a variety of simple relaxation techniques, including meditation, breathing techniques, hypnotherapy, guided imagery and yoga, this book shows readers how to use physical and emotional relaxation to combat a range of issues including stress, anxiety, phobias and fears. The book is accompanied by an audio CD that provides accompanying relaxation exercises for readers to follow. Relaxation For Dummies: Shows readers how to understand the meaning of relaxation Provides relaxation strategies to help you take it easy Teaches the benefits of healthy breathing Allows the reader to harness the powers of Yoga and Tai Chi to increase well-being Note: CD files are available to download when buying the e-Book version

Cosmetic Surgery For Dummies

  • Filename: cosmetic-surgery-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 0764578359
  • Release Date: 2005-04-08
  • Number of pages: 388
  • Author: R. Merrel Olesen, MD
  • Publisher: For Dummies



Cosmetic surgery is one of today’s hottest topics. From daytime talk shows and popular magazines to conversations at the salon, it seems that almost everyone has had it, is thinking about it, or knows someone who is getting it. Statistics show more and more women—and men—are having cosmetic surgery. And with all the options now available, it’s important to be fully informed before you make any decisions about having a procedure. Now, Cosmetic Surgery For Dummies is here to guide you through today’s top procedures, candidly addressing both the benefits and the risks. R. Merrel Olesen, MD, the medical director of the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, and Marie B.V. Olesen, a nationally known cosmetic surgery consultant, give you the tools you need to: Decide if surgery is right for you Find a qualified surgeon Set realistic expectations Evaluate the costs Enhance your recovery and results This plain-English guide shows you how to take advantage of all the advances in cosmetic surgery while avoiding the pitfalls that could compromise your safety or the quality of your result. From implants to liposuction to Botox, you’ll understand the right questions to ask your doctor, how to prepare for surgery (both physically and financially), and the best ways to influence the healing process. You’ll also: Discover the latest surgery techniques and medications Understand the different surgeon specializations Sort through the various non-surgical facial treatments Evaluate your post-op care options Cope with complications Deal with family, friends, and coworkers before and after surgery Complete with lists of questions to ask before surgery and top Web sites for cosmetic surgery information, Cosmetic Surgery For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that will help you say hello to a new you!

Eating Disorders For Dummies

  • Filename: eating-disorders-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118052211
  • Release Date: 2011-02-08
  • Number of pages: 388
  • Author: Susan Schulherr
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Do you think that you or someone you love may suffer from and eating disorder? Eating Disorders For Dummies gives you the straight facts you need to make sense of what’s happening inside you and offers a simple step-by-step procedure for developing a safe and health plan for recovery. This practical, reassuring, and gentle guide explains anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder in plain English, as well as other disorders such as bigorexia and compulsive exercising. Informative checklists help you determine whether you are suffering form an eating disorder and, if so, what impact the disorder is having or may soon have on your health. You’ll also get plenty of help in finding the right therapist, evaluating the latest treatments, and learning how to support recovery on a day-by-day basis. Discover how to: Identify eating disorder warning signs Set yourself on a sound and successful path to recovery Recognize companion disorders and addictions Handle anxiety and emotional eating Survive setbacks Approach someone about getting treatment Treat eating disorders in men, children, and the elderly Help a sibling, friend, or partner with and eating disorder Benefit from recovery in ways you never imagined Complete with helpful lists of recovery dos and don’ts, Eating Disorders For Dummies is an immensely important resource for anyone who wants to recover — or help a loved one recover — from one of these disabling conditions and regain a healthy and energetic life.

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