Deep Breath Hold Tight

Stories About the End of Everything

Author: Jason Gurley

Publisher: Jason Gurley


Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 667

A new father on a forever-long journey in the wrong direction. The last stowaway at the end of the world. A woman who witnesses mankind's last day. A man whose breath is ice-cold, though it's the depths of summer. An agent hunting for a woman at the edge of the solar system. A reluctant widower who leaves his home to become an astronaut. A boy who turns into a wolf as civilization crumbles around him. Deep Breath Hold Tight is a collection of powerful short stories about humans facing the end of everything.

Overcoming Sexual Problems 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: Vicki Ford

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 147213866X

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 3099

'A positive step-by-step guide to... help readers resolve their sexual difficulties. It empowers couples to set goals to meet their needs.' Nursing Standard Are you worried about impotence or loss of sexual desire, premature ejaculation or lack of orgasm? Experienced psychosexual therapist and couples counsellor Vicki Ford provides an invaluable guide to understanding the sexual problems that many people face from time to time. Her simple and effective self-help techniques, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), include practical exercise programs to help develop responsiveness and an understanding of your body. Suitable for both singles and couples, this expert guide will enable you to overcome negative thinking and restore your confidence and your sex life. Specifically, you will learn about: The importance of relaxation and stress reduction techniques The impact of ageing, disability, religion, infidelity, abuse, infertility, childbirth, bereavement and medication on sexual performance Techniques for particular problems Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

The Complete Overcoming Series

A comprehensive series of self-help guides using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Author: Peter Cooper

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472106415

Category: Psychology

Page: 8640

View: 3321

The complete set of self-help guides from the popular Overcoming series. Each guide is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy which is recommended by the NHS for the treatment of a large number of psychological difficulties. Each guide comprises a step-by-step self-help programme based on CBT and contains: -Useful information about the disorder -Practical strategies and techniques based on CBT -Advice on how to keep recovery going -Further resources The Complete Overcoming Series contains 31 titles: Overcoming Anger and Irritability Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa Overcoming Anxiety Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Overcoming Childhood Trauma Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Overcoming Chronic Pain Overcoming Compulsive Gambling Overcoming Depersonalization & Feelings of Unreality Overcoming Depression Overcoming Grief Overcoming Health Anxiety Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems Overcoming Low Self-Esteem Overcoming Mood Swings Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts Overcoming Perfectionism Overcoming Problem Drinking Overcoming Relationship Problems Overcoming Sexual Problems Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness Overcoming Stress Overcoming Traumatic Stress Overcoming Weight Problems Overcoming Worry Overcoming Your Child's Fears & Worries Overcoming Your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety Overcoming You Smoking Habit


A Novel

Author: Jason Gurley

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 110190352X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5232

When a terrible accident claims the life of Eleanor’s twin, her family is left in tatters, and her reality begins to unravel, dropping her in and out of unfamiliar worlds. When she returns to her own time and place, hours and days have flown by without her. One fateful day, Eleanor leaps from a cliff...and vanishes. In a strange in-between place, she meets a mysterious stranger who understands the weight of her family history: Eleanor’s twin wasn’t the only tragic loss. And unless Eleanor can master her strange new abilities, she may not be the last. From the Hardcover edition.

Bag of Seeds - For Group Leaders

Awesome Experiences To Get Group Energy Fired Up!

Author: Dennis A. Hooker

Publisher: dennis hooker

ISBN: 1122819994

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 6510

For Teachers, Counselors and Group Leaders - Energy Starters! book - A VITAL resource for any group leader! The "experiences" in this powerful book are designed to focus the group's energy on the task(s) at hand - Fun, Enjoyable, Satisfying, Growing, Loving Experiences . You can find the exact energy-starter for many different situations. It's a "feel-good" book! A MUST for any type group leader - from Scouts to College.

Blood on the Bayou

Author: Stacey Jay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439189897

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1001

The second book in a new urban fantasy series featuring mosquito-sized fairies with poisonous bites that drive humans insane.

Created for Connection

The "Hold Me Tight" Guide for Christian Couples

Author: Sue Johnson,Kenneth Sanderfer

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316307408

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 8150

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."--1 John 4:8 Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? Do you yearn to grow closer to God, and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith. But sometimes we need a little help. Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and "the best couple therapist in the world," according to bestselling relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. In CREATED FOR CONNECTION, Dr. Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer, a leading EFT practitioner in the Christian community, share Johnson's groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships not only between partners, but between us and God. The message of CREATED FOR CONNECTION is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, or making grand romantic gestures. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on the Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing, and protection. The way to enhance or save our relationships with each other and with God is to be open, attuned, responsive, and to reestablish safe emotional connection. Filled with Bible verses, inspiring real-life stories, and guidance, CREATED FOR CONNECTION will ensure a lifetime of love.

Destiny's Journey

Pico Pequin's Quest for America

Author: Robert Ruiz Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496928520

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 122

View: 6090

Children and younger adolescents in today’s world are bombarded with information from the electronic media and, in particular, the internet. Much of what they see and read has little redeeming social value. Computer games are particularly violent and teach the lesson that, in order to have your way, it is okay to resort to strength and violence. Robert Ruiz, Jr., in writing Destiny’s Journey, sought to provide children and youth with an imaginative adventure story rooted in the values of family and friendship that stand the test of time: love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, faith and patience. Inculcated in the story are the concepts of a Creator and a plan of life that is greater than any individual or group of individuals on earth. There is, indeed, a divine plan for all living things. The author, in developing the Chiles family, was particularly interested in engaging Mexican and Hispanic American children and youth, many of whom have been raised in the produce fields of Mexico and the United States. Thus, Chile’s family characters serve as the vehicle to share values that make any society strong. The interdependence of the characters in this story clearly demonstrates that “no man is an island, entire of it self.” All of us need each other, regardless of race, age or background in order to not only survive but thrive in today’s world. And above all, we must recognize that there is a higher power at work in each of our lives.


Author: Elise Broach

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1429985089

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 815

Marvin lives with his family under the kitchen sink in the Pompadays' apartment. He is very much a beetle. James Pompaday lives with his family in New York City. He is very much an eleven-year-old boy.After James gets a pen-and-ink set for his birthday, Marvin surprises him by creating an elaborate miniature drawing. James gets all the credit for the picture and before these unlikely friends know it they are caught up in a staged art heist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that could help recover a famous drawing by Albrecht Dürer. But James can't go through with the plan without Marvin's help. And that's where things get really complicated (and interesting!). This fast-paced mystery will have young readers on the edge of their seats as they root for boy and beetle. In Shakespeare's Secret Elise Broach showed her keen ability to weave storytelling with history and suspense, and Masterpiece is yet another example of her talent. This time around it's an irresistible miniature world, fascinating art history, all wrapped up in a special friendship— something for everyone to enjoy. Masterpiece is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

A Novel of Haiti

Author: Laura Rose Wagner

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613126964

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2833

"Laura Wagner has managed to get a huge amount of Haiti into the pages of this book: the sun, the rain, the bottomless spiral of catastrophe, rage, despair and indomitable hope." —Madison Smartt Bell, author of All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti "In Haiti they say 'Kreyòl pale, Kreyòl konprann.' Speak plainly and honestly, and be understood. Laura Wagner does just that in this brave, beautiful book, bringing us the complex life of Magdalie, and a glimpse of a people's soul." —Jonathan M. Katz, author of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster "Haiti, already one of the poorest countries in the world, was devastated by the earthquake in 2010. This is a story of everything that comes after: from a candid depiction of the international response to a young girl’s account of what a life of desperation can do to an individual and to a society. Magdalie’s journey shows the importance of connections, of family and friends, during difficult times and the anguish that comes when those bonds are broken. In her debut novel, Laura Rose Wagner has managed to capture the devastation of loss while providing determined hope for the individual and the nation. An important read for anyone who wishes to better understand the reality of life in Haiti after the earthquake." —Ophelia Dahl, executive director of Partners in Health Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After losing the woman who raised them in the tragedy, Magdalie and Nadine must fend for themselves in the aftermath of the quake. The girls are inseparable, making the best of their new circumstances in a refugee camp with an affectionate, lively camaraderie, until Nadine, whose father lives in Miami, sends for her but not Magdalie. As she leaves, Nadine makes a promise she cannot keep: to bring Magdalie to Miami, too. Resourceful Magdalie focuses her efforts on a reunion with Nadine until she realizes her life is in Haiti, and that she must embrace its possibilities for love, friendship, and a future.

The Man Who Ended the World

Author: Jason Gurley

Publisher: Jason Gurley


Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 9452

When Steven Glass's third grade teacher asked his class what they wanted to be when they grew up, Steven's classmates shouted the usual answers: "A fireman!" "A teacher!" "The President!" When his turn came, Steven said, "When I grow up I'm going to be the last man on Earth." Warning signs don't come much clearer than that.

The Relaxation Response

Author: Herbert Benson, M.D.,Miriam Z. Klipper

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061966002

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 5322

For the first time, the ebook includes a video of Dr. Benson teaching how to elicit the relaxation response. This video allows the reader to access his or her innate capacity to counteract the harmful effects of stress. When Dr. Herbert Benson introduced this simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieving stress forty years ago, his book became an instant national bestseller. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret — without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat stress. Discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic approach is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical and psychological ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten minutes of practice a day.

Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Panic Disorder DVD Facilitator's Guide

Author: Timothy J. Bruce,Arthur E. Jongsma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470548568

Category: Psychology

Page: 64

View: 6673

Help your staff apply and integrate empirically supported treatment interventions in their treatment plans—and improve the quality of mental health care This Facilitator's Guide to the Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Panic Disorder DVD provides guidance in leading an educational training session in empirically informed treatment planning that will maximize the likelihood of client improvement, satisfy many reimbursement and funding sources, and enhance the confidence of your staff. Designed for use with the companion DVD and Workbook, this Guide includes: Highlights of the lecture material, summary of treatment plan components, and an outline of the EST procedures Full transcripts of the DVD's psychotherapy vignettes that demonstrate empirically supported treatments Discussion questions with talking points Chapter review test questions and answers Brief explanations of the answers to the chapter review test questions Also available: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Panic Disorder DVD / 978-0-470-41793-5 This DVD offers clear, step-by-step guidance on the process and criteria for diagnosing panic disorder and using empirically supported treatments to inform the treatment planning process. Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Panic Disorder DVD Workbook / 978-0-470-54815-8 The companion Workbook includes summary highlights of content shown in the DVD, as well as discussion questions, chapter review test questions, and references for empirical support, clinical resources, and bibliotherapy resources. Other DVDs, Facilitator Guides, and Workbooks in the Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Treatment Planning Video Series: Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Treatment Planning Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Social Anxiety Disorder Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Depression For more information on these and forthcoming titles in the Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Treatment Planning Video Series, visit us on the Web at

My Name Is Not Slow

Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Sheila Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1422296024

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 48

View: 3175

Kids with intellectual disabilities too often have to put up with teasing and name-calling. Some people don't know how to talk to or interact with people whose brains work differently than their own. Kids with intellectual disabilities might have trouble remembering things or understanding how things work, but there are a lot of things they do understand. Things like friendship, love, and laughter are important to everyone, and that includes kids with intellectual disabilities.

Cognitive Therapy with Chronic Pain Patients

Author: Carrie Winterowd, PhD,Aaron T. Beck, MD,Daniel Gruener, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826145963

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 2205

This manual begins with an introduction to chronic, nonmalignant pain treatment and some of the main pain theories, as well as approaches to pain management . The core of the book delineates the application of Beck's cognitive therapy assessment and intervention strategies with this client population, and offers an easy-to-follow structured approach. The book provides case examples and therapist-patient dialogues to demonstrate cognitive therapy in action and illustrate ways to improve collaborative efforts between practitioners and patients.

Runner's World Running on Air

The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter

Author: Budd Coates,Claire Kowalchik

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 160961920X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 1019

Renowned running coach Budd Coates presents Runner's World Running on Air, a revolutionary yet simple training method based on rhythmic breathing to help runners at all experience levels improve their performance, prevent injury, and experience the joy of running. Validating his method through a mix of accessible science, Eastern philosophy, and the experiences of test subjects, Coates shows readers how focusing on their breathing brings their minds and bodies into harmony and helps them run stronger, faster, and more comfortably. Rhythmic breathing increases lung volume; improves awareness and control; helps prevent injury and side stitches; improves running for those with asthma; allows runners to quickly set a pace for quality training and racing; and helps athletes manage muscle cramps. This book reviews the basics of rhythmic breathing, teaching readers how to perform it while walking and, eventually, while running. Weeklong sample schedules from different programs shows readers how to apply the rhythmic breathing scale to any workout. Coates also touches on the importance of stretching, cross-training, and core training and provides detailed training plans and schedules.

She Reads Truth

Holding Tight to Permanent in a World That's Passing Away

Author: Raechel Myers,Amanda Bible Williams

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433692325

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 8399

She wants faith, hope, and love. She wants help and healing. She wants to hear and be heard, to see and be seen. She wants things set right. She wants to know what is true—not partly true, or sometimes true, or almost true. She wants to see Truth itself, face-to-face. But here, now, these things are all cloudy. Hope is tinged with hurt. Faith is shaded by doubt. Lesser, broken things masquerade as love. How does she find something permanent when the world around her is always changing, when not even she can stay the same? And if she finds it, how does she hold on? She Reads Truth tells the stories of two women who discovered, through very different lives and circumstances, that only God and His Word remain unchanged as the world around them shifted and slipped away. Infused with biblical application and Scripture, this book is not just about two characters in two stories, but about one Hero and one Story. Every image points to the bigger picture—that God and His Word are true. Not because of anything we do, but because of who He is. Not once, not occasionally, but right now and all the time. Sometimes it takes everything moving to notice the thing that doesn’t move. Sometimes it takes telling two very different stories to notice how the Truth was exactly the same in both of them. For anyone searching for a solid foundation to cling to, She Reads Truth is a rich and honest Bible-filled journey to finally find permanent in a world that’s passing away.

The Power of Chant

Author: Mattie Simpson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483682048

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 3316

The Power of Chant invites the young reader along on a thrilling fantasy adventure with four unlikely friends, Taylor, Knife, Fork and Spoon. The opening of this tale finds a very bored Taylor finishing her week on dishes duty. Boredom is quickly replaced by the excitement of impending adventure, as she learns that the last set of eating utensils in the sink can not only talk, but are inviting her along on a quest of discovery. The four travellers are propelled down a dark drainpipe, and on a spine-tingling, action-packed adventure, as they face danger and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest to find out where Sink Water goes to. Their journey intensifies as they battle the waves and currents along the way, and the dangers that every new chapter pitches in their path. This book has been written primarily as a fantasy/adventure, but it also serves to offer the young reader a window through which to observe the threads of compassion, loyalty and courage that weave through the fabric of the story. The author, Mattie Simpson, has endeavoured to convey and highlight the power of comradeship, and also the quintessential requirement of a safe anchorage.