Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health

Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health

Author: William C. Bushell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781573316774

Category: Science

Page: 375

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A revolution is occurring in the Western science of longevity, regeneration, and health that is elucidating the potential for extended human lifespan in an optimal state of health. This investigation is being conducted on the molecular, cellular, physiological, and psychological levels. Rigorous integrative medicine research can only be adequately developed if collaboration between scientists and practitioners from both fields is involved. This volume brings together researchers and scholars from both the Indo-Tibetan traditions and the international scientific community to open a dialogue about the potential to build a program of collaborative research to study the impact of Indo-Tibetan practices on longevity and health. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism claims that its core of meditative, yogic, and related practices can potentially produce dramatic enhancements of physiological and psychological functioning, and a substantial body of Western scientific evidence is supportive of these claims. The evidence includes direct and indirect clinical medicine and data from basic science research in physiology, neurobiology, and medicine. The reports in this volume establish a basis for a program of research that will advance our current understanding of longevity and health. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit www.nyas.org/membership/main.asp for more information about becoming a member.

Sustainable Happiness

Sustainable Happiness

Author: Joe Loizzo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415878159

Category: Psychology

Page: 746

View: 289

Sustainable Happiness is the first book to make Asia's most rigorous and complete system of contemplative living, hidden for centuries in Tibet, accessible to help mainstream readers on their life journey towards sustainable health, growth and well-being.

Healing Moments in Psychotherapy (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Healing Moments in Psychotherapy (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393708837

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 950

Distinguished clinicians explain what lies at the heart of change in effective psychotherapy. A wide range of distinguished scientists and clinicians discuss the nature of change in the therapeutic process. Jaak Panksepp, Ian McGilchrist, Ruth Lanius, Francine Shapiro, and other luminaries offer readers a powerful journey through mindful awareness, neural integration, affective neuroscience, and therapeutic presence to reveal the transformational nature of therapy. Healing Moments in Psychotherapy dives deep into the art and science of healing from the perspective of a variety of clinical approaches and scientific viewpoints, including interpersonal neurobiology. Through the voices of a dozen clinicians and scientists presenting their combined experiences and wisdom, it serves as a window into the process of healing. Practical examples and empowering research data support the ways in which therapeutic relationships can help catalyze health and restore wellness within psychotherapy.

Mental Health Care Issues in America

Mental Health Care Issues in America

Author: Michael Shally-Jensen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690133

Category: Medical

Page: 974

View: 868

Covers major mental disorders, theories, and treatments; delves into major advances and ongoing controversies in the field; and shares the most current research on the subject in varied disciplines, including sociology, ethnic studies, criminal justice, education, and social work'' - back cover.

Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness in America [2 volumes]

Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness in America [2 volumes]

Author: Regan A. R. Gurung

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440803505

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 672

View: 964

Led by a UCLA-trained health psychologist, a team of experts describes non-traditional treatments that are quickly becoming more common in Western society, documenting cultural variations in health and sickness practices to underscore the diversity among human society. • Provides a thorough exploration of different approaches to health—such as Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and Native American medicine—written by interdisciplinary teams of authors and subject experts • Dedicates multiple chapters to the health practices and specific challenges of specific minority groups such as Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans • Demonstrates the diversity of world views regarding health that falls outside of the Western definition: the absence of disease • Documents the inherent role of immigration and acculturation in health disparities • Supplies clear, carefully considered prescriptions for achieving cultural competence

Battling Healthcare Burnout

Battling Healthcare Burnout

Author: Thom Mayer, MD

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781523089925

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

View: 602

When physicians and nurses suffer from burnout, patients suffer as well. This book pinpoints the how and why and shows what healthcare providers and their organizations can do. Burnout is among the most critical topics in healthcare as it deprives us of our most important resource—the talents and passion of those who perform the difficult work of caring for patients and their families. The purpose of this book is to provide not only a taxonomy of burnout within the landscape of healthcare but also to provide pathways for healthcare professionals to guide themselves and their organizations toward changing the culture and systems of their organization. The work of battling burnout begins from within. Thom Mayer views every healthcare team member as both a leader and performance athlete, engaged in a cycle of performance, training, and recovery. In these roles, they must both lead and protect themselves and their teams. Battling Healthcare Burnout looks at individuals' role in promoting change within themselves and their organization and addresses solutions to change the culture and systems of work. Both are presented with a pragmatic focusand a liberal use of examples and case studies, including those from several nationally recognized healthcare systems.

Religion and the Body

Religion and the Body

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004225343

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

View: 868

This book reflects on the implications of neurobiology and the scientific worldview on aspects of religious experience, belief, and practice, focusing especially on the body and the construction of religious meaning.

Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Mobile Medical Simulation

Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Mobile Medical Simulation

Author: Patricia K. Carstens

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030336608

Category: Medical

Page: 308

View: 634

This book provides information to support the new and growing field of medical simulation training using mobile simulation vehicles. These mobile training programs bring vehicles equipped with spaces to simulate patient care areas, task trainers, and mannequins directly to the medical provider. This concise reference introduces programs that bring necessary training to providers and offers step by step guidance on how to establish and run a mobile medical simulation program. Divided into two main sections, the first analyzes the methods and techniques to implement a program, including marketing, finances, and program evaluation. The second section then delves into greater detail regarding the actual teaching and training, including chapters on educational methodology, scenario design, and how to prepare for a simulation session. Part of the groundbreaking Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation Series, Mobile Medical Simulation is an ideal guide for administrators and managers who design and implement mobile simulation training programs, as well as educators and trainers working in the field.

The Healing Power of the Breath

The Healing Power of the Breath

Author: Richard Brown

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834827912

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 627

Here’s a drug-free, side effect–free solution to common stress and mood problems—developed by two physicians. Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trauma-induced emotions and behaviors; and most would prefer not to take medication for their conditions due to troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates. Drs. Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a drug-free alternative that works through a range of simple breathing techniques drawn from yoga, Buddhist meditation, the Chinese practice of qigong, Orthodox Christian monks, and other sources. These methods have been scientifically shown to be effective in alleviating specific stress and mood challenges such as anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many others. The authors explain how breathing practices activate communication pathways between the mind and the body, positively impacting the brain and calming the stress response.

Mindfulness for Health

Mindfulness for Health

Author: Vidyamala Burch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349403205

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 997

Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers such as Tramadol and codeine. A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrated that it is more effective than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. This new book shares the secrets of the Mindfulness-based approaches to pain and illness therapy, developed by Vidyamala Burch at the Breathworks centre in Manchester and which has its roots in the groundbreaking work of pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the US. The Breathworks Centre and its affiliates around the world have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.

Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition

Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition

Author: Kathleen A. Hinchman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462515387

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 417

View: 590

An authoritative teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading educators describe effective practices for motivating diverse learners in grades 5-12, building comprehension of multiple types of texts, integrating literacy and content-area instruction, and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Case examples, lesson-planning ideas, and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance the utility of the volume. New to This Edition *Extensive CCSS content incorporated throughout the book. *Chapters on disciplinary literacy, text complexity, and differentiated instruction. *Chapters on academic language, writing instruction, history and English/language arts classrooms, and coaching.