How I Rescued My Brain

Author: David Roland

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925106004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2789


As a forensic psychologist, David Roland often saw the toughest, most heartbreaking cases. The emotional trauma had begun to take its toll — and then the global financial crisis hit, leaving his family facing financial ruin. When he found himself in an emergency ward with little idea of how he got there, doctors wondered if he had had a nervous breakdown. Eventually they discovered the truth: David had suffered a stroke, which had resulted in brain injury. He faced two choices: give up or get his brain working again. Drawing on the principles of neuroplasticity, David set about re-wiring his brain. He embarked on a search that brought him into contact with doctors, neuroscientists, yoga teachers, musicians, and a Buddhist nun, and found the tools to restore his sense of self: psychotherapy, swimming, music, mindfulness, and meditation. This is the story of David’s neurological difficulties and of his remarkable cognitive recovery. It is also an account of a journey to emotional health. How I Rescued My Brain is an amazing tale of one man’s resilience, and his determination to overcome one of the most frightening situations imaginable — the fear that he had lost his mind and might not get it back.

How I Rescued My Brain

Author: David Roland

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925113043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4754


As a psychologist specialising in court assessments, David Roland often saw the toughest, most heartbreaking cases. The emotional trauma had begun to take its toll — and then the global financial crisis hit, leaving his family facing financial ruin. So when he found himself in a local emergency ward with little idea of where he was or how he got there, doctors wondered if he had had a nervous breakdown — if the strain of treating individuals with mental-health problems had become too much. Eventually they discovered the truth: David had suffered a stroke, which had resulted in brain injury. He faced two choices: give up or get his brain working again. Drawing on the principles of neuroplasticity, David set about re-wiring his brain. Embarking on a search that brought him into contact with doctors, neuroscientists, yoga teachers, musicians, and a Buddhist nun, he found the tools to restore his sense of self: psychotherapy, exercise, music, mindfulness, and meditation. How I Rescued My Brain is the story of David’s neurological difficulties and his remarkable cognitive recovery. It is also an account of a journey to emotional health and wellbeing. In the tradition of Marc Lewis’s Memoirs of an Addicted Brain and Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight, this is an amazing tale of one man’s resilience, and his determination to overcome one of the most frightening situations imaginable — the fear that he had lost his mind, and might not get it back.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2015

Author: Bianca Nogrady

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 1742242235

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 1325


The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year. How does dust connect the cosmos with our bed sheets? Why do lobsters do the Mexican Wave backwards? And what makes us feel ‘wetness’ when there’s no such thing as ‘wet’ nerve receptors? Now in its fifth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2015 draws on the knowledge and insight of Australia’s brightest thinkers in examining the world around us. From our obsession with Mars to the mating habits of fish, this lively collection covers a range of topics and delights in challenging our perceptions of the planet we think we know.

Health is Your Wealth Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: Sharon Marks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 4515


Self Help Magazine for everyone living with a neurological condition plus their families. This publication is aimed at people living with a neurological condition such as Multiple Sclerosis / Spinal and Brain Injury / Stroke / Dementia plus Brain Cancer etc. Articles are by medical professionals, therapists, leading charities, patients and their families.

Rescued Redeemed Released

Author: Shakira Davies

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452510067

Category: Religion

Page: 100

View: 7379


The world is filled with people, some good and some bad. Sometimes life is not good, but what do you do when all you know is abuse and pain? What do you do when you run out of options? What do you do when chaos reigns and you want out? What do you do when you are shown a way out? Do you take that chance, risking what you know and escape, or do you continue to let the past dictate your destiny and reject that offer? Life tried its hardest to kill me, but God wouldn’t let that happen. Jesus stepped into the middle of the chaos and showed me a different life. I should have been dead several times over, but instead God stepped in and led me to a place of safety where He put a select group of people around me to help me. In the process, God took me, healed me, and showed me the person I was meant to be, not the person life told me I was. Rescued, Redeemed Released is a dialogue with God, using parts of my life to show this amazing journey from a place of death to one of life, from not knowing God to learning along the way that God is real. He is good and He cares.

Running Crazy - Imagine Running a Marathon. Now Imagine Running Over 100 of Them. Incredible True Stories from the World's Most Fanatical Runners

Author: Helen Summer

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1857827287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6172


Pheidippides did it once and became a legend. Brian Mills did it over 800 times...but you might be forgiven for not knowing who he is. He is a runner and 'it' is the marathon - all 26 miles and 385 yards of it - and for some people, once is not enough. Brian Mills is rumoured to have a butterfly tattoo for each of his 800 plus efforts. And Brian is not the only one who has notched up three digits of gruelling athletic endeavour. The 100 Marathon Club, also known as the Hell's Angels of Running and Running Sluts (running one race whilst thinking of another) is growing in number every year. This is a club with no prejudices and only one prerequisite for membership - the completion of 100 marathons. It is full of colourful, contrasting characters with idiosyncratic personalities and diverse lifestyles. They make up a gargantuan melting pot of humanity linked by one common desire - to run...and run ...and run. But who would want to run 100 marathons or more? And why? How do they find the time, the money, the energy? Are they crazy? Find out by reading their stories. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry, some may even inspire you to run a marathon. Believe it or not, these are ordinary, everyday people like you. Although when you have finished laughing and crying, you may still not be sure whether they are crazy or passionate. But you - as they do when they run - will have a lot of fun along the way.

The Rise of the Australian Neurohumanities

Author: Jean-François Vernay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000385787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

View: 7567


This exciting one-of-a-kind volume brings together new contributions by geographically diverse authors who range from early career researchers to well-established scholars in the field. It unprecedentedly showcases a wide variety of the latest research at the intersection of Australian literary studies and cognitive literary studies in a single volume. It takes Australian fiction on the leading edge by paving the way for a new direction in Australian literary criticism.

InVerse Medicine

Author: Upreet Dhaliwal

Publisher: Upreet Dhaliwal

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 2619


The poems contained in this volume are conversations we could easily overlook in our rush to provide care. Through poetry, I explore what it really means to be sick, and what it means to be a provider, or a caregiver. These poems are for people who have ever been unwell, and for those who have never been sick; for people who love poetry, and for those who wonder and doubt; for people who think the healthcare system is fatally flawed, and for those who serve in the system with dedication and love. The book is for learners of the healthcare professions, just as much as it is for teachers and practitioners. These poems are for you...

Pawn

Author: Karen Lynch

Publisher: Karen Lynch

ISBN: 1948392283

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 1461


Jesse James is a normal eighteen-year-old, even if her parents are the best faerie bounty hunters in New York. Jesse’s only concern is how to pay for college, but that changes the night her parents disappear. Equipped with her parents’ weapons and her own smarts, Jesse enters the dangerous world of bounty hunting in search of her mother and father. In her quest, she encounters all manner of Fae, but the scariest is Lukas, the mysterious, imposing faerie who offers to help her find her parents. But there are powerful forces at work, and Jesse is about to become a player in a dangerous game that could decide the fate of everyone she loves. In this world of magic and deception, it’s hard to tell her allies from her enemies in the race to find her parents before their time runs out.

Sign of the Dragon

Author: C.M. Eddy

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479453692

Category: Fiction

Page: 86

View: 300


Two rings, made of silver and with jade-eyed dragons, were rumored to bring great prosperity to their owners. After a murder attempt, two friends split the rings and vow to help each other from then on, using the sign of the dragon to identify themselves. And so, when the sign of the dragon is invoked, a new adventure starts...