Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal

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National Geographic #ad - Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease, and everyday events. Vance builds a case for our “internal pharmacy”—the very real chemical reactions our brains produce when we think we are experiencing pain or healing, actual or perceived.

. Supporting this idea is centuries of placebo research in a range of forms, from sugar pills to shock waves; studies of alternative medicine techniques heralded and condemned in different parts of the world think crystals and chakras; and most recently, major advances in brain mapping technology. Thanks to this technology, we're learning how we might leverage our suggestibility or lack thereof for personalized medicine, and Vance brings us to the front lines of such study.

Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal #ad - National geographic's riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Drawing on centuries of research and interviews with leading experts in the field, Mexico, Vance takes us on a fascinating adventure from Harvard’s research labs to a witch doctor’s office in Catemaco,  to an alternative medicine school near Beijing often called “China’s Hogwarts”.

Vance’s firsthand dispatches will change the way you think—and feel. Expectations, beliefs, and self-deception can actively change our bodies and minds.

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Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

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Crown #ad - We learn how meditation protects against depression and dementia, how social connections increase life expectancy and how patients who feel cared for recover from surgery faster. Drawing on the very latest research, marchant explores the vast potential of the mind's ability to heal, lays out its limitations and explains how we can make use of the findings in our own lives.

We meet iraq war veterans who are using a virtual arctic world to treat their burns and children whose ADHD is kept under control with half the normal dose of medication. With clarity and compassion, Cure points the way towards a system of medicine that treats us not simply as bodies but as human beings.

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body #ad - A new york times bestsellerfinalist for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book PrizeLonglisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. Recently, serious scientists from a range of fields have been uncovering evidence that our thoughts, heal wounds, emotions and beliefs can ease pain, however, fend off infection and heart disease and even slow the progression of AIDS and some cancers.

In cure, award-winning science writer Jo Marchant travels the world to meet the physicians, patients and researchers on the cutting edge of this new world of medicine. We watch as a transplant patient uses the smell of lavender to calm his hostile immune system and an Olympic runner shaves vital seconds off his time through mind-power alone.

Yet while we accept that stress or anxiety can damage our health, the idea of "healing thoughts" was long ago hijacked by New Age gurus and spiritual healers. A rigorous, skeptical, deeply reported look at the new science behind the mind's surprising ability to heal the body. Have you ever felt a surge of adrenaline after narrowly avoiding an accident? Salivated at the sight or thought of a sour lemon? Felt turned on just from hearing your partner's voice? If so, then you've experienced how dramatically the workings of your mind can affect your body.

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - National bestseller • new york times “100 notable books of the year” • npr “favorite books of 2019” • guardian “100 Best Books of the 21st Century” • Winner of the National Outdoor Book AwardFrom the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet’s past and future.

Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" Wall Street Journal, Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world. In underland, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, memory, literature, and the land itself.

Underland: A Deep Time Journey #ad - In this highly anticipated sequel to his international bestseller The Old Ways, Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Taking a deep-time view of our planet, macfarlane here asks a vital and unsettling question: “Are we being good ancestors to the future Earth?” Underland marks a new turn in Macfarlane’s long-term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart.

From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, it is a journey into wonder, loss, fear, and hope. Traveling through “deep time”—the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present—he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk “hiding place” where nuclear waste will be stored for 100, 000 years to come.

Woven through macfarlane’s own travels are the unforgettable stories of descents into the underland made across history by explorers, and murderers, divers, mourners, cavers, artists, dreamers, all of whom have been drawn for different reasons to seek what Cormac McCarthy calls “the awful darkness within the world.

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David Whyte: Essentials

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Many Rivers Press #ad - It is not a coincidence that this book will slide easily into your jacket pocket; you’ll want to keep it close for unexpected moments, those gifts of small, beckoning spaciousness amidst all our obligations and necessities. In addition to works written over a span of many years, plus one substantial new poem and one scintillating new essay, the book contains David’s personal reflections for many of the pieces, providing deeper context to its meaning.

The work is an artistic representation of a close circle of companionship to the work and to the man : edited by his wife, and designed and typeset by close friends Edward Wates and John Nielson, a way between and beyond, the book forms an elegant testament to David Whyte’s most closely-held understanding - that human life cannot be apportioned out as one thing or another; rather, it is best lived as a living conversation, made beautiful by darkness as well as light, at its essence both deeply solitary and profoundly communal.

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The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection

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National Geographic #ad - Written by the leading researchers in the field, this information-rich guide to improving your mood explains how gut health drives psychological well-being, and how depression and anxiety can be relieved by adjusting your intestinal bacteria. Anderson, explain how common mental health problems, particularly depression and anxiety, can be improved by caring for the intestinal microbiome.

The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection #ad - Leading medical researchers John F. Science is proving that a healthy gut means a healthy mind—and this book details the steps you can take to change your mood and improve your life by nurturing your microbiome. Cryan and ted dinan, working with veteran journalist Scott C. This groundbreaking book explains the revolutionary new science of psychobiotics and the discovery that your brain health and state of mind are intimately connected to your microbiome, that four-pound population of microbes living inside your intestines.

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The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing The Social Justice Handbook Series

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New Harbinger Publications #ad - Most importantly, you’ll discover the building blocks to creating a community of healing in a world still filled with racial microaggressions and discrimination. This book is not just about ending racial harm—it is about racial liberation. This journey can be a bumpy ride, and before we begin healing, we need to gain an understanding of the role history plays in racial/ethnic myths and stereotypes.

A powerful and practical guide to help you navigate racism, challenge privilege, manage stress and trauma, and begin to heal. Healing from racism is a journey that often involves reliving trauma and experiencing feelings of shame, guilt, and anxiety. In so many ways, to heal from racism, you must re-educate yourself and unlearn the processes of racism.

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing The Social Justice Handbook Series #ad - This book can help guide you. The racial healing handbook offers practical tools to help you navigate daily and past experiences of racism, challenge internalized negative messages and privileges, and handle feelings of stress and shame. You’ll also learn to develop a profound racial consciousness and conscientiousness, and heal from grief and trauma.

This journey is one that we must take together. It promises the possibility of moving through this pain and grief to experience the hope, resilience, and freedom that helps you not only self-actualize, but also makes the world a better place.

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Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - With straub’s health psychology, students explore the interrelationship of psychological and physical well-being, making meaningful connections between health psychology theory and research and their own everyday experience. Straub explores the main ideas of the field from a biopsychosocial perspective, drawing on the latest research, age, ethnicity, and thorough considerations of diversity issues as they relate to health psychology gender, engaging examples, orientation.

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Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice

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SAGE Publications Ltd #ad - This allows you to customize and curate content for use in module preparation, delivery and assessment. Health psychology students will need to understand how to evaluate and critically-appraise the latest theory and research before it can be applied. This fully-revised and updated fifth edition takes a critical approach and places health psychology in a real-world context, enabling students to understand how public policy, theory and research can influence communities and individuals alike.

Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice #ad - The new fifth edition includes: 9 new and expanded chapters updated material on stress and coping, political and economic conditions that influence our health Breadth of coverage from social inequality through to chronic illness and screeningThis book also comes with access to fantastic online resources including multiple choice quizzes, case studies, death, dying, doctor-patient communication, bereavement and quality of life Introductions to the social, test banks and slides that can be easily integrated into your institution's virtual learning environment or learning management system.

. For instructions on how to upload the resources you want, please visit the Instructors' page or alternatively, contact your local SAGE sales representative.

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Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

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Many Rivers Press #ad - Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives. With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life.

Beginning with alone and closing with work, honesty and anger, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on the inevitable vicissitudes of life: pain and joy, each chapter is a meditation on meaning and context, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling besieged and the desire to run away from it all.

Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words #ad - . Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness the appropriate confusion and helplessness that accompanies the first stage of revelation.

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How to Love a Country: Poems

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Beacon Press #ad - In the landmark poem “american wandersong, the poet reveals himself to readers in a disarming and kinetic sequence of stanzas, ” which forms the center of the book, striving to find his place amid the physical and emotional landscapes of our country. Through this groundbreaking volume, blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative and pursues a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation’s psyche and mandate: e pluribus unum out of many, one.

Charged with the utopian idea that no single narrative is more important than another, this book asserts that America could and ought someday to be a country where all narratives converge into one, a country we can all be proud to love and where we can all truly thrive. But despite each poem’s unique concern or occasion, all are fundamentally struggling with the overwhelming question of how to love this country.

Seeking answers, and note our flaws, grieve our injustices, Blanco digs deep into the very marrow of our nation through poems that interrogate our past and present, but also remember to celebrate our ideals and cling to our hopes. In this new collection of poems, his first in over seven years, Blanco continues to invite a conversation with all Americans.

How to Love a Country: Poems #ad - A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration, and advocate, LGBTQ issues, public speaker, gun violence, memoirist, racism, and more, educator, in accessible and emotive versesAs presidential inaugural poet, Richard Blanco has crisscrossed the nation inviting communities to connect to the heart of human experience and our shared identity as a country.

Through an oracular yet intimate and accessible voice, he addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that affect us all. The poems form a mosaic of seemingly varied topics: the pulse nightclub massacre; an unexpected encounter on a visit to Cuba; the forced exile of 8, 500 Navajos in 1868; a lynching in Alabama; the arrival of a young Chinese woman at Angel Island in 1938; the incarceration of a gifted writer; and the poet’s abiding love for his partner, who he is finally allowed to wed as a gay man.

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Placebo: Mind over Matter in Modern Medicine

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HarperCollins #ad - Drawing on new ideas in immunology and evolutionary biology, Evans proposes a new theory about how placebos work, and asks some searching questions about our concepts of health and disease. Yet placebos only work if you believe they work, so the medical confidence in the power of the placebo effect has provided scientific legitimacy to popular claims about the healing powers of the mind.

In this intriguing exploration, dylan Evans exposes the flaws in the scientific research into the placebo effect and reveals the limits of what can and cannot be cured by thought alone. For the past fifty years, doctors have been taught that placebos such as sugar pills and water injections can relieve virtually any kind of medical condition.

Placebo: Mind over Matter in Modern Medicine #ad - A lucid and stimulating explanation of how the body’s natural healing mechanisms work – and how they can be triggered in non-chemical ways via the ‘placebo effect’. Can we really cure ourselves of disease by the power of thought alone? Faith healers and alternative therapists are convinced that we can, but what does science say?Contrary to public perception, orthodox medical opinion is remarkably confident about the healing powers of the mind.

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