The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code

Author: Judith Hoare

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925693759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5177

The true story of the little-known mental-health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era: anxiety. Panic, depression, sorrow, guilt, disgrace, obsession, sleeplessness, low confidence, loneliness, agoraphobia … Dr Claire Weekes knew how to treat them, but was dismissed as underqualified and overly populist by the psychiatric establishment. In a radical move, she had gone directly to the people. Her international bestseller Self Help for Your Nerves, first published in 1962 and still in print, helped tens of millions of people to overcome all of these, and continues to do so. Weekes pioneered an anxiety treatment that is now at the cutting edge of modern psychotherapies. Her early explanation of fear, and its effect on the nervous system, is state of the art. Psychologists use her method, neuroscientists study the interaction between different fear circuits in the brain, and many psychiatrists are revisiting the mind–body connection that was the hallmark of her unique work. Face, accept, float, let time pass: hers was the invisible hand that rewrote the therapeutic manual. This understanding of the biology of fear could not be more contemporary — ‘acceptance’ is the treatment du jour, and all mental-health professionals explain the phenomenon of fear in the same way she did so many years ago. However, most of them are unaware of the debt they have to a woman whose work has found such a huge public audience. This book is the first to tell that story, and to tell Weekes’ own remarkable tale, of how a mistaken diagnosis of tuberculosis led to heart palpitations, beginning her fascinating journey to a practical treatment for anxiety that put power back in the hands of the individual.


Author: Rosemary Sage

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 1789559324

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 4913

As the world has rapidly changed, how do we best prepare young people for the future? How do we adapt to the fact that children may now spend more time looking at a screen than engaging in actual conversation?

Vested Interests

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136615776

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

View: 1169

Beginning with the bold claim, "There can be no culture without the transvestite," Marjorie Garber explores the nature and significance of cross-dressing and of the West's recurring fascination with it. Rich in anecdote and insight, Vested Interests offers a provocative and entertaining view of our ongoing obsession with dressing up--and with the power of clothes.

Vested Interests

Author: Marjorie B. Garber

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415919517

Category: Art

Page: 443

View: 2219

A revolutionary and wide-ranging examination of transvestism ranging from Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Oscar Wilde and Peter Pan, from transsexual surgery and transvestite sororities to Madonna and Flip Wilson. The author examines the nature and importance of cross-dressing and society's recurring fascination with it. 40 pages of inserts, 8 in color.

A Talent(ed) Digger

Author: Hena Maes-Jelinek,Gordon Collier,Geoffrey V. Davis

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051839647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 519

View: 1412

Anna Rutherford has been the most dynamic ambassador of Australian culture in Europe. More than any other single person, she has been instrumental in spreading interest in Commonwealth and post-colonial studies. Wherever she has been in the world, she has brought people together in friendship and intellectual endeavour. This volume ranges widely over the areas Anna has promoted as teacher, editor and publisher.

Break the MBA Code

Author: Vibha Kagzi

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9389305446

Category: Self-Help

Page: 412

View: 3764

Fast-track your way into the Ivy League & other top colleges # MBA aspirants globally > 2,50,000 # Seats at a top business school < 1,000 The world’s most ambitious, determined and accomplished youth dream of gaining access to prestigious business schools globally. An MBA degree from a top institute is their golden ticket to the world. The competition is stiff. The stakes are high. How can you break the code? Expert admissions counsellor Vibha Kagzi pens India’s first comprehensive book on MBA admissions to help you get there. A Harvard MBA herself, she has been on a mission to help aspirants achieve their targets. Over the past decade, she has helped hundreds of students crack the Ivy League and other top-ranked MBA programs worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, she reveals all her secrets: from profile-building strategies to essay writing and financing your MBA dream. This book also features exclusive insights from admissions officers at 17 top schools globally, including Columbia, Kellogg, Chicago, ESADE, Rotman, SMU, Yale, and tells you what qualities they look for in their candidates. It also contains sample resumes and essays of successful admits, concise lists of dos and don’ts and several comparative data tables. Everything a top admissions consultant knows, is now in your hands. VIBHA KAGZI holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She has pursued courses at the University of California (Berkeley), London School of Economics and the Indian School of Business. She is also a certified life coach. “Comprehensive, concise, compelling and a MUST-READ for all business school applicants.” Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & MD, Reliance Industries Limited

Towards a Code of Ethics for Artificial Intelligence

Author: Paula Boddington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319606484

Category: Computers

Page: 124

View: 6003

The author investigates how to produce realistic and workable ethical codes or regulations in this rapidly developing field to address the immediate and realistic longer-term issues facing us. She spells out the key ethical debates concisely, exposing all sides of the arguments, and addresses how codes of ethics or other regulations might feasibly be developed, looking for pitfalls and opportunities, drawing on lessons learned in other fields, and explaining key points of professional ethics. The book provides a useful resource for those aiming to address the ethical challenges of AI research in meaningful and practical ways.

Decoding Anorexia

Author: Carrie Arnold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415898676


Page: 204

View: 9594

Decoding Anorexia is the first and only book to explain anorexia nervosa from a biological point of view. Its clear, user-friendly descriptions of the genetics and neuroscience behind the disorder is paired with first person descriptions and personal narratives of what biological differences mean to sufferers. Author Carrie Arnold, a trained scientist, science writer, and past sufferer of anorexia, speaks with clinicians, researchers, parents, other family members, and sufferers about the factors that make one vulnerable to anorexia, the neurochemistry behind the call of starvation, and why it's so hard to leave anorexia behind. She also addresses: • How environment is still important and influences behaviors • The characteristics of people at high risk for developing anorexia nervosa • Why anorexics find starvation “rewarding” • Why denial is such a salient feature, and how sufferers can overcome it Carrie also includes interviews with key figures in the field who explain their work and how it contributes to our understanding of anorexia. Long thought to be a psychosocial disease of fickle teens, this book alters the way anorexia is understood and treated and gives patients, their doctors, and their family members hope.

Fear Less

Author: Lou Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409174719

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 8730

A unique guide to taking control of your imagination, confronting your fears and finding your true purpose. When we lose touch with our imaginations, we can become paralysed by fear, doubt and anxiety. But if we take back control of the imagination, our creativity becomes an amazingly powerful tool for identifying, confronting and controlling our fears. Artist and creative life coach Lou Hamilton guides you through a series of insights and simple creative exercises which gradually build your creative confidence while encouraging you to express your thoughts and ideas, giving you deeper understanding of your fears and your dreams. The book draws upon Hamilton's own experiences, scientific studies of creativity and happiness, conversations with successful artists and business owners, and the wisdom of world-famous innovators like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson, whose ability to think unconventionally made them billionaires. This is a unique self-help guide offering no-nonsense expert advice and a clear path to confidence, creativity and self-discovery.