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How the Body Knows Its Mind

Author : Sian Beilock
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“Beilock reveals one intriguing secret after another...That Beilock is supercharged with enthusiasm about her topic is evident and infectious” (Booklist, starred review). The human body is not just a passive device carrying out messages sent by the brain, but rather an integral part of how we think and make decisions. In this groundbreaking book, Sian Beilock, award-winning scientist and author of the highly acclaimed Choke, draws on her own cutting-edge research to turn the conventional understanding of the mind upside down in ways that will revolutionize our lives. At the heart of How the Body Knows Its Mind is the tantalizing idea that our bodies “hack” our brains. The way we move affects our thoughts, our decisions, and even our preferences for particular products. Called “embodied cognition,” this new science—of which Beilock is a foremost researcher—illuminates the power of the body and its physical surroundings to shape how we think, feel, and behave. For example, pacing around the room can enhance creativity; gesturing during a speech can help ensure you don’t draw a blank; teaching kids through body movement helps them learn better; walking in nature boosts concentration skills; using Botox could lead to less depression; and much more. “Insightful, informative, and beautifully written” (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), How the Body Knows Its Mind unveils a wealth of fascinating mind-body interconnections and explores how mastering them can make us happier, safer, and more successful.

How the Body Knows Its Mind

Author : Sian Beilock
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"HOW THE BODY KNOWS ITS MIND takes you inside the amazing science of how the body affects the mind, and shows how to use that wisdom to live smarter and maximize what your body teaches your mind"--

Your Body Knows the Answer

Author : David I. Rome
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A manual for Mindful Focusing—a new integration of Western psychology and Buddhist mindfulness techniques for accessing your inherent wisdom and solving life’s problems Ever come up against one of those moments when life requires a response—and you feel clueless? We all have. But there’s good news: you have all the wisdom you need to respond to any situation, even the “impossible” ones. It’s a matter of tuning in to your felt sense: that subtle physical sensation that lives somewhere between your conscious and subconscious mind and that can be accessed through Focusing—the well-known method developed by the psychologist Eugene Gendlin. David Rome’s technique of Mindful Focusing unites Gendlin’s method with Buddhist mindfulness practices to provide a wonderfully effective method for accessing your felt sense—so you can problem solve, deal with challenges, and respond honestly and creatively to the world around you.

The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

Author : Sandra Blakeslee
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Your body has a mind of its own. You know it’s true. You can sense it, even though it may be hard to articulate. You know that your body is more than a vehicle for your brain to cruise around in, but how deeply are mind and body truly interwoven? Answers can be found in the emerging science of body maps. Just as road maps represent interconnections across the landscape, your many body maps represent all aspects of your bodily self. Your self doesn’t begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. When you drive a car, your personal body space grows to envelop it. When you play a video game, your body maps automatically track and emulate the actions of your character onscreen. If your body maps fall out of sync, you may have an out-of-body experience or see auras around other people. The Body Has a Mind of Its Own explains how you can tap into the power of body maps to do almost anything better: play tennis, strum a guitar, ride a horse, dance a waltz, empathize with a friend, raise children, cope with stress. Filled with illustrations, wonderful anecdotes, and even parlor tricks that you can use to reconfigure your body sense, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own will change the way you think about what it takes to have a conscious mind inside a feeling body. Praise for The Body Has a Mind of Its Own NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD “You’ll never think about your body–or your mind–in the same way again.” –Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence “A fascinating exploration of senses we didn’t even know we had.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Coming to Our Senses “A delightfully original, understandable, and mind-stretching work.” –William Safire, columnist, The New York Times Magazine “A marvelous book.” –V. S. Ramachandran, M.D., director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego “[An] accessible, practical overview of an important scientific story.” –Antonio Damasio, author of Descartes’ Error

Your Body Knows

Author : Meade Andrews
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Your Body Knows provides the foundation actors need to move with ease and power. It is a practical guide to movement starting at the very beginning: knowing your body and experiencing how it works. Through the work of F.M. Alexander, Rudolf Laban, and Michael Chekhov, this book offers basic training in movement fundamentals. Its step-by-step process supports the actor's work in any acting or movement training program and as a working professional. The book focuses on three main areas of exploration: Body facts - Know your body and its design for movement. Let go of misinformed ideas about your body. Move more freely, avoid injury, and develop a strong body-mind connection. Movement facts - What is movement? Discover the movement fundamentals that can serve your art. Explore new ways of moving. Creative inspiration - Connect your body, mind, and imagination to liberate authentic and expressive character movement. Your Body Knows: A Movement Guide for Actors is an excellent resource for acting students and their teachers, promoting a strong onstage presence and awakening unlimited potential for creative expression.

Body Brain Soul Mind

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The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

Author : Sandra Blakeslee
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In this compelling, cutting-edge book, two generations of science writers explore the exciting science of “body maps” in the brain–and how startling new discoveries about the mind-body connection can change and improve our lives. Why do you still feel fat after losing weight? What makes video games so addictive? How can “practicing” your favorite sport in your imagination improve your game? The answers can be found in body maps. Just as road maps represent interconnections across the landscape, your many body maps represent all aspects of your bodily self, inside and out. In concert, they create your physical and emotional awareness and your sense of being a whole, feeling self in a larger social world. Moreover, your body maps are profoundly elastic. Your self doesn’t begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. This space morphs every time you put on or take off clothes, ride a bike, or wield a tool. When you drive a car, your personal body space grows to envelop it. When you play a video game, your body maps automatically track and emulate the actions of your character onscreen. When you watch a scary movie, your body maps put dread in your stomach and send chills down your spine. If your body maps fall out of sync, you may have an out-of-body experience or see auras around other people. The Body Has a Mind of Its Own explains how you can tap into the power of body maps to do almost anything better–whether it is playing tennis, strumming a guitar, riding a horse, dancing a waltz, empathizing with a friend, raising children, or coping with stress. The story of body maps goes even further, providing a fresh look at the causes of anorexia, bulimia, obsessive plastic surgery, and the notorious golfer’s curse “the yips.” It lends insights into culture, language, music, parenting, emotions, chronic pain, and more. Filled with illustrations, wonderful anecdotes, and even parlor tricks that you can use to reconfigure your body sense, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own will change the way you think–about the way you think. “The Blakeslees have taken the latest and most exciting finds from brain research and have made them accessible. This is how science writing should always be.” –Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., author of The Ethical Brain “Through a stream of fascinating and entertaining examples, Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee illustrate how our perception of ourselves, and indeed the world, is not fixed but is surprisingly fluid and easily modified. They have created the best book ever written about how our sense of ‘self’ emerges from the motley collection of neurons we call the brain.” –Jeff Hawkins, co-author of On Intelligence “The Blakeslees have taken the latest and most exciting finds from brain research and have made them accessible. This is how science writing should always be.” –Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., author of The Ethical Brain “A marvelous book. In the last ten years there has been a paradigm shift in understanding the brain and how its various specialized regions respond to environmental challenges. In addition to providing a brilliant overview of recent revolutionary discoveries on body image and brain plasticity, the book is sprinkled with numerous insights.” –V. S. Ramachandran, M.D., director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego

Representation and the Mind body Problem in Spinoza

Author : Michael Della Rocca
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This book offers a powerful new reading of Spinoza's philosophy of mind, the aspect of Spinoza's thought often regarded as the most profound and perplexing. Michael Della Rocca argues that interpreters of Spinoza's philosophy of mind have not paid sufficient attention to his causal barrier between the mental and the physical. The first half of the book shows how this barrier generates Spinoza's strong requirements for having an idea about an object. The second half of the book explains how this causal separation underlies Spinoza's intriguing argument for mind-body identity. Della Rocca concludes his analysis by solving the famous problem of whether for Spinoza the distinction between attributes is real or somehow merely subjective.

The Cure Within A History of Mind Body Medicine

Author : Anne Harrington
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Citing the roles of stress and a positive attitude in influencing the survival chances of seriously ill patients, a history of mind-body healing provides coverage of such topics as psychoanalysis, the placebo effect, and meditation to consider the validity of ancient Eastern techniques. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Mind Over Body

Author : Nordine Zouareg
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Find weight loss success with “self-awareness and mental strength for surmounting inevitable obstacles and sustaining change” (Publishers Weekly). In Mind Over Body, world-champion athlete Nordine Zouareg teaches the same program that has proven wildly successful for his clients at the Miraval Life in Balance Spa, rated the #1 spa by Conde Nast Traveler, the #1 destination spa by Travel and Leisure, and the top spa in America by Zagat. His methods have revealed something astounding: the mental work his clients do before they start their diet and exercise plan is actually just as (if not more) important than the plan itself. Nordine describes how everyone can find this mental motivation—what he calls our “core desire”—and then master the tools (visualization, meditation, affirmation) to keep on track with weight-loss goals. After readers develop this foundation, they move on to the inspiring nutrition and exercise plan—a simple, effective program developed to help shed weight and keep it off forever. You’ll learn: The fool-proof method for preparing your mind—and your body—before you diet Thirty delicious foods that are the staples of the Mind Over Body eating plan When to cheat—without blowing your diet How to get an effective workout in just 24 minutes a day The 10 commandments of mindful strength training “Zouareg’s book discusses an often-missing factor in weight-loss techniques . . . [It] outlines a four-step mental process: Identify your core desire; use the power of intention; make an appropriate action plan; apply your resolve, and make it automatic.” —Tucson Weekly, “Pick of the Week”

Healthy Mind Healthy Body New Thoughts On Health

Author : Swami Brahmeshananda
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When we speak of health we normally think of only the body. But the health of one’s mind is important too. A healthy mind and a healthy body are great assets in the development of a healthy spiritual life. What we need is “total” health. That is the theme of this book 'Healthy Mind Healthy Body'.

The Mind body Problem Explained

Author : Niall McLaren
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Dr. Niall (Jock) McLaren is an Australian psychiatrist who uses philosophical analysis to show that modern psychiatry has no scientific basis. This startling conclusion dovetails neatly with the growing evidence that psychiatric drug treatment is crude and damaging. Needless to say, this message is not popular with mainstream psychiatrists. However, in this book, he shows how the principles of information processing give a formal theory of mind that generates a model of mental disorder as a psychological phenomenon.

Body Mind and Healing After Jung

Author : Raya A. Jones
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It is difficult to point to an aspect of Jungian psychology that does not touch on mind, body and healing in some way. In this book Raya Jones draws on the triad of body, mind and healing and (re)presents it as a domain of ongoing uncertainty within which Jung’s answers stir up further questions. Contributors from both clinical and scholarly backgrounds offer a variety of cultural and historical perspectives. Areas of discussion include: the psychosomatic nature of patients’ problems transference and counter-transference therapeutic techniques centred on movement or touch. Striking a delicate balance between theory-centred and practice-oriented approaches Body, Mind and Healing After Jung is essential reading for all Jungians.

Mind Body Health and Healing

Author : Andrew Goliszek
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Today, more than ever, people are taking charge of their health, and want to know about effective alternative treatments in order to heal themselves and avoid costly medical procedures. Dr. Goliszek provides easy-to-follow directions you need to harness the healing power that exists within your own brain. Mind-Body Health and Healing shows how to use the power of the mind-body connection to not only relieve stress, but to prevent disease and strengthen the immune responses that trigger healing. Brimming with expert guidance, practical tips, new scientific breakthroughs, and the latest research findings, this book will forever change the way you approach your health. Andrew Goliszek, PhD, is an associate professor of anatomy and physiology at North Carolina A&T State University. During the past twenty-five years, he has been both principal investigator and co-investigator on several National Institutes of Health biomedical grants. Goliszek is a recipient of the prestigious College of Arts & Sciences Faculty of the Year Award. He is the author of two previous books: 60 Second Stress Management (New Horizon Press, 1993 and 2004) and In the Name of Science (St. Martin's Press, 2003).

Mind Body Zen

Author : Jeffrey Maitland
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In Mind Body Zen, long-time Zen student, world-renowned Rolfer, and former philosophy professor Jeffrey Maitland combines his expertise across the mind-body-zen spectrum to help bridge the East-West gap in spiritual practice. Tackling the prevailing misconception that Zen is a philosophy, Maitland provides an in-depth explanation of why Zen is an eminently practical, grounded discipline. He emphasizes the power of simple, direct experience that lies at the heart of Zen. Maitland’s training in philosophy as well as bodywork distinguishes Mind Body Zen from many other books on the market. Drawing on his Rolfing expertise and years of applied meditation practice, he also offers techniques for healers across many systems and disciplines to more effectively work with their clients. Threaded throughout these discussions are the insights of Joshu Sasaki Roshi, founder of Mt. Baldy Zen Center, best known by some as Leonard Cohen’s teacher, still actively teaching at age 102 but whose work has rarely been published. Mind Body Zen will appeal to the growing number of Western Buddhists and spiritual seekers interested in Zen or meditation. Somatic therapists, psychotherapists, and healers of every persuasion will also find the connection between Zen and healing to be of great interest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The 12 Step Mind Body Food Reset

Author : Jessica Sepel
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Clinical nutritionist and health blogger Jessica Sepel has helped tens of thousands of people transform their health by improving their relationship with food and their body. Through her own experiences and those of her patients and online audience, Jessica knows that the most reliable path to creating sustainable health habits is to address the emotional component first. She offers a wholesome, balanced way of eating, relaxing and exercising that allows women to reconnect with their body and mind and shut off the noise of fad diets and mixed messages. In The 12-Step Mind-Body-Food Reset, Jessica shares her 12 key pieces of practical advice for overcoming disordered eating, achieving weight balance and creating good habits for life. Learn how to: * Speak to yourself with kindness * Set up a nourishing morning and evening routine * Spend an hour prepping for a healthy week * Manage your stress so it doesn't manage you * Combat sugar cravings, for life * Focus on your health, not your weight. Each chapter contains a single principle that is simple, achievable and self-contained, allowing readers to focus on one issue at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time. This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.

Mind Body Awakening

Author : Ewa Demahina
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Ask yourself Have you searched for an easy to read guidebook that explains the many different ways to explore awareness in a more practical way? Did you ever attend a healing workshop and wished you had written more notes to bring home? Are you looking for some inspiration to bring into your own workshops? If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions then this book is for you. Come along on a wanderlust ride that will help reawaken your senses to your true journey in life. Liven up your spirit with comprehensive aspects you hold close to your heart--lasting spiritual awareness. Being able to transform internal awareness into dynamic energy used by yourself or offered to others will be the greatest gift you will discover when using this magical guidebook.

Healthy Mind Healthy Body

Author : A Vedanta Kesari Presentation
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When we speak of health we normally think of only the body. But the health of one’s mind is important too. A healthy mind and a healthy body are great assets in the development of a healthy spiritual life. What we need is “total” health. That is the theme of this book’Healthy Mind Healthy Body’.

Yoga Body Buddha Mind

Author : Cyndi Lee
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A complete manual for physical and spiritual well-being from the founder of the OM yoga center. In Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, the first book to give readers the best of both inextricably linked practices, Cyndi Lee -- author of the bestselling series OM Yoga in a Box -- shares her twenty years of experience as a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and one of the country's most famous yoga instructors. This easy-to-use guide shows readers of all yoga levels how to combine the basic tenets of Buddhism and meditation with yoga practice. Her book offers simple meditation programs and exercise sequences that can be done just about anywhere, in addition to more advanced and rigorous regimens. Written in the same personal, comfortable, and charismatic style that Cyndi Lee has brought to her classes, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind is a comprehensive how-to guide for spiritual well-being and the ultimate enlightening experience.

The New Mind Body Science of Depression

Author : Vladimir Maletic
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The scientific and therapeutic implications of a new way of understanding a common disease. Depression has often been studied, but this multifaceted disease remains far from understood. Here, leading researchers present a major new view of the disorder that synthesizes multiple lines of scientific evidence from neurobiology, mindfulness, and genetics. A comprehensive mind-body approach to understanding, evaluating, and treating this disease.