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Book Review: Getting Started with EEG Neurofeedback, 2nd edition Book Review: Getting Started with EEG Neurofeedback, 2nd editionEEG Neurofeedback, or the ability to use special devices to provided instant feedback when the desired mental state is achieved, has rapidly become a popular mode of treatment for many mental health conditions from mild depression and anxiety to the variety of psychosomatic conditions. Different from ...

Book Review: Evolution & Contextual Behavioral Science Book Review: Evolution & Contextual Behavioral ScienceA couple of years ago, I reviewed a book called Advances in Relational Frame Theory: Research and Application, edited by Dymond and Roche. One of the editors of the book being reviewed today, Evolution & Contextual Behavioral Science, Steven C. Hayes, was a developer of ...

Book Review: The Tao of Trauma Book Review: The Tao of TraumaPsychological trauma doesn’t only affect how a person thinks, feels and behaves, but also how their body responds to the world around them. They can experience hypervigilance, unexplained physical symptoms, muscle tension and exhaustion. And yet, modern medicine so often focuses only on their symptoms. In her ...

Book Review: The Performing Art Of Therapy Book Review: The Performing Art Of TherapyFrom the moment a client enters a therapist’s office, the therapist is asked to do many things. To identify. To diagnose. To explain. To treat. To support. And, according to Mark O’Connell, they are also expected to act. He writes, “Therapist, you are a performing artist, ...

Book Review: Trauma Recovery – Sessions with Dr. Matt Book Review: Trauma Recovery - Sessions with Dr. MattAs a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who has nearly recovered from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, books on my shelf about trauma are bread and butter, a dime a dozen. Everyone tries to write about trauma in that one way that will resonate with ...

Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, ...

Book Review: Happy Singlehood Book Review: Happy SinglehoodThe age of the happy, accomplished, unapologetic single person has arrived. Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living, by Hebrew University sociologist Elyakim Kislev, is here to herald it. There is no place for pity in Happy Singlehood. Kislev shows that single people ...

Book Review: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor Book Review: How to Think Like a Roman EmperorStoicism, according to Donald Robertson, is experiencing a resurgence. As we come to realize that not only does this philosophical approach to life offer a greater connection to our virtues and values, we also become aware that some problems have deeper roots that modern therapeutic ...

Book Review: Hard to Love: Essays & Confessions Book Review: Hard to Love: Essays & ConfessionsHard to Love: Essays and Confessions is Briallen Hopper’s deep, thoughtful, moving, and beautifully written book on relationships. It is unlike anything else out there and perfectly in keeping with how we actually live in the twenty-first century. In the U.S. and other countries around the ...

Book Review: Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child Book Review: Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional ChildA trip down a bookstore aisle will reveal that there are as many different approaches to parenting as there are books to choose from. For every approach, there is an expert and a book to go along with it. In this modern age, there is ...

Book Review: Love Between Equals: Relationships as a Spiritual Path Book Review: Love Between Equals: Relationships as a Spiritual PathIn her wedding vows for her second (or maybe third) marriage, my sister said, “…as long as this lasts” instead of “’til death do us part.” Was it wry and dark humor, or a pretty accurate reflection of how modern relationships play out? The American ...

Book Review: The Happiness Toolbox Book Review: The Happiness ToolboxIn eleven chapters and a preface, this large-format book presents a thoughtful exploration and dozens of exercises to help the reader develop approaches and techniques to find happiness. Throughout, Dr. Paquette presents the research underlying our current understanding of the elements of happiness in a ...

Book Review: Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved Book Review: Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a BelovedIn a rare way, I am a perfect reviewer for this book, written by a psychologist in the devastated wake of (and through the long aftermath of) the suicide of her boyfriend. I, too, am a psychologist, and my father committed suicide, leaving me in ...

Book Review: Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions Book Review: Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused InterventionsFor a young child, traumatic experiences can lead to a pattern of mistrust, anticipation of further trauma, avoidance, and difficulty relating to others. Their development can be compromised. Their sense of self can become fractured, and their lives become merely an expression of their trauma. Helping ...

Book Review: The Promise of Wholeness Book Review: The Promise of Wholeness“The quest to discover the meaning of life, transcend illusion, and unravel the mysteries of enduring love and happiness perplexes people today, as it has throughout history,” writes Eric Ehrke. In his new book, The Promise of Wholeness: Cultivating Inner Peace, Mindfulness, and Love in a ...

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