The Craving Mind

Author: Judson Brewer
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300227604
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A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it’s a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other behaviors, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us? This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction. Dr. Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for twenty years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them. He describes the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation, then explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt these habits. Weaving together patient stories, his own experience with mindfulness practice, and current scientific findings from his own lab and others, Dr. Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life.

The Social Rebellion

Author: Maz Compton
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1982201770
Size: 35.53 MB
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This book is for anyone who feels caught in a cycle of drinkingeither too much or too oftenwith the inability to slow down, stop, or speak up. Our society uses a dangerous currency: alcohol. It affects many; it comes to steal and destroy. Its time to have an honest conversation about its role in your life. Are you the boss, or is alcohol the master? There is a stigma attached to narratives about alcohol in our livesdenial, downplaying, and deflection. And there is a major oversight when assessing the true and very real effects alcohol has on the individual, families, and society at large. Why is it that we open a drink at any occasion for any reasonbe it sad, bad, or brilliantwithout consideration for the long-term effects? Why is it we dont have a solid understanding of why we are either intoxicated, hungover, or waiting for the next round? After three years of living alcohol-free, Maz Compton is speaking her truth to anyone who feels trapped in an alcohol-induced yet high-functioning haze, as she was, and has designed a thirty-one-day blueprint to help people break free from the endless cycle of drinking and guilt and to redefine their relationship with alcohol to embrace a new way of lifeone of freedom and one of wellness. You dont have to hit rock bottom to ask yourself, Am I okay with my relationship with alcohol? For too long, we have kept quiet, suffering in silence through social norms, but its time to speak up, be heard, and make a change. UnSpoken is your glimmer of hope, helping you out of the place you are stuck and into a life of empowered choice. This book will teach you how you can stop getting wasted and how to start being awesome.

The Smartphone Paradox

Author: Alan J. Reid
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319943197
Size: 68.86 MB
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The Smartphone Paradox is a critical examination of our everyday mobile technologies and the effects that they have on our thoughts and behaviors. Alan J. Reid presents a comprehensive view of smartphones: the research behind the uses and gratifications of smartphones, the obstacles they present, the opportunities they afford, and how everyone can achieve a healthy, technological balance. It includes interviews with smartphone users from a variety of backgrounds, and translates scholarly research into a conversational tone, making it easy to understand a synthesis of key findings and conclusions from a heavily-researched domain. All in all, through the lens of smartphone dependency, the book makes the argument for digital mindfulness in a device age that threatens our privacy, sociability, attention, and cognitive abilities.

The Trauma Sensitive Classroom Building Resilience With Compassionate Teaching

Author: Patricia A. Jennings
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393711870
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From the author of Mindfulness for Teachers, a guide to supporting trauma-exposed students. Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. In her new book, Tish Jennings—an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning—shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.

Rooted In Evil

Author: Natalie Joy Andrews
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1683481860
Size: 54.35 MB
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: “I could hear the crackling of the blazing fires and even feel the smoke swirl around my body. The faint odor of blood filled my nostrils until I was overwhelmed by the stench of death.” Moving to a small town and beginning her senior year at a new school proved to be much more than a typical high school nightmare of being the new kid on campus; for Addy, it was a tug-of-war for her soul. Enticed by a mysterious and powerful group of peers, she uncovers unexpected secrets hidden away in the coastal town of Ledo and must face the most important decision of her life, but it may cost her just that…her life.