Deep Breath Hold Tight

Stories About the End of Everything

Author: Jason Gurley

Publisher: Jason Gurley


Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 6908

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.

The Complete Overcoming Series

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

Author: Peter Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472106415

Category: Psychology

Page: 8640

View: 8391

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

Overcoming Sexual Problems 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: Vicki Ford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147213866X

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 2288

'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

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: 5838

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: 6606

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

Destiny's Journey

Pico Pequin's Quest for America

Author: Robert Ruiz Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496928520

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 122

View: 8444

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: 9450

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.

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: 9428

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: 7358

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.

Sorrow Wood

Author: Raymond L Atkins

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1605423645

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 3523

When the charred body of a promiscuous, self-proclaimed witch is discovered at a farm called Sorrow Wood, nearly everyone in the sleepy town of Sand Valley, Alabama, is drawn into the case. As the murder probe continues, a multitude of secrets are revealed, including one that leads back to the rock castle home of Wendell Blackmon, Sand Valley's police chief, and his beloved wife Reva. The town's inhabitants ruminate on the true meaning of commitment, love, death, hope, and loss as they delve deeper into questions such as Who was this woman? Where did she come from? and What did her presence mean to Wendell, Reva, and the townspeople of Sand Valley?

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: 9198

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.

Seismic Stratigraphy, Basin Analysis and Reservoir Characterisation

Author: P.C.H. Veeken

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080466309

Category: Science

Page: 522

View: 2543

The interest in seismic stratigraphic techniques to interpret reflection datasets is well established. The advent of sophisticated subsurface reservoir studies and 4D monitoring, for optimising the hydrocarbon production in existing fields, does demonstrate the importance of the 3D seismic methodology. The added value of reflection seismics to the petroleum industry has clearly been proven over the last decades. Seismic profiles and 3D cubes form a vast and robust data source to unravel the structure of the subsurface. It gets nowadays exploited in ever greater detail. Larger offsets and velocity anisotropy effects give for instance access to more details on reservoir flow properties like fracture density, porosity and permeability distribution, Elastic inversion and modelling may tell something about the change in petrophysical parameters. Seismic investigations provide a vital tool for the delineation of subtle hydrocarbon traps. They are the basis for understanding the regional basin framework and the stratigraphic subdivision. Seismic stratigraphy combines two very different scales of observation: the seismic and well-control. The systematic approach applied in seismic stratigraphy explains why many workers are using the principles to evaluate their seismic observations. The here presented modern geophysical techniques allow more accurate prediction of the changes in subsurface geology. Dynamics of sedimentary environments are discussed with its relation to global controling factors and a link is made to high-resolution sequence stratigraphy. ‘Seismic Stratigraphy Basin Analysis and Reservoir Characterisation’ summarizes basic seismic interpretation techniques and demonstrates the benefits of intergrated reservoir studies for hydrocarbon exploration. Topics are presented from a practical point of view and are supported by well-illustrated case histories. The reader (student as well as professional geophysicists, geologists and reservoir engineers) is taken from a basic level to more advanced study techniques. * Overview reflection seismic methods and its limitations. * Link between basic seismic stratigraphic principles and high resolution sequence stratigraphy. * Description of various techniques for seismic reservoir characterization and synthetic modelling. * Overview nversion techniques, AVO and seismic attributes analysis.

Consciously Female

Author: Paula Spencer,Tracy Gaudet

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140706147X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 1928

It often feels chaotic rather than dynamic being a woman. Every day is different. Am I a size 10 today, or a size 14? Do I feel energised or do I feel like crawling under the duvet and watching Eastenders? Even our interest in sex bobs about, seemingly from minute to minute. And we mentally cross off the days when our hormones are in flux - chalking our bad moods up to PMS and waiting impatiently for our bodies to return to 'normal'. But if we are not 'ourselves' for so much of our lives, then who are we? In Consciously Female, Tracey Gaudet gives women the tools and the techniques to consciously reframe what it means to live inside a woman's body. So instead of crossing off the days we feel bad, we will learn to understand them as part of an important cycle which adds emotion and physical feeling to our lives - we will become 'consciously female'. Integrating conventional and alternative medicine, the book provides us with a complete wellness programme, including advice on nutrition, exercise, rituals and mind-body techniques. It's wonderfully positive, practical and inspirational - it's for every woman.

Acupressure's Potent Points

A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments

Author: Michael Reed Gach, PhD

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307794032

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 7067

With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home. In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands. This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care, and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With this book you can turn your hands into healing tools--and start feeling good now. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Power of Chant

Author: Mattie Simpson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483682048

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 8247

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.

The Extra Mile for Love

How Far Would You Go?

Author: Daphne M. Burleson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469102315

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 6390

The Extra Mile for Love is an adventure into love. There is a refreshing reward for those who would dare to travel the distance. The author invites you to leave old thoughts and inhibitions behind and climb on board, you dont want to miss what is ahead. Enjoy.

The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens

Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens

Author: Sharon A. Hansen

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608826589

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1093

A wonderful resource for anyone who knows or works with teens who suffer from executive functioning disorder (EFD)—including parents, teachers, counselors, or clinicians. From handling frustration to taking notes in class, this book will help teens hone the skills they need to succeed. Do you know a teen who is disorganized, chronically late, forgetful, or impulsive? Do they struggle to get homework done, but never manage to turn it in on time? Perhaps it’s your son or daughter, a student you work with, or even a client. It’s likely that this teen suffers from executive functioning disorder (EFD), an attention disorder marked by an inability to stay on task that is common in people with learning disabilities. If this teen has tried to manage his or her time and meet deadlines with little success, he or she may feel like giving up. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however. You just need to show them the way. In The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens a licensed school counselor provides an evidence-based, easy-to-use, and practical workbook written directly for a teen audience. The book is designed to provide teens with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and in everyday life. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book offers activities that will help teens better understand their disorder and cope with it effectively. With one chapter for each of the ten main areas of EFD, the book also includes tips for initiating positive action and change, improving flexibility in thinking, sustaining attention, organizing, planning, enhancing memory, managing emotions, and building self-awareness. Written in a fun, engaging format, this book is designed to motivate and inspire teens to carry out and complete tasks with ease.

Intervention with Hyperactive Children

A Case Study Approach

Author: Marvin J. Fine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401162840

Category: Medical

Page: 247

View: 992

Hyperactivity has historically been a major concern of parents and teachers. Over the years, the term has come to mean many things to different persons. For some, the term is synonymous with "brain damage," and the prescribed course of treatment is medical. For others, the term is a catch all, covering almost any behaviors that are found to be obtrusive or disrup tive by the child's caretakers. In recent years, there has been a great outcry by some over the use and abuse of the term as a justification for controlling the child. Others have expressed great concern over the excessive, inappro priate, or poorly monitored use of drug therapy with regard to hyperactivity. The current interest in hyperactive children is reflected in several major books (Cantwell, 1975; Feingold, 1975; Fine, 1977; Ross and Ross, 1976; Wender, 1973; Safer and Allen, 1976; Stewart and Olds, 1973). The num ber of published papers and symposia over the last several years is also voluminous. The main questions posed by practitioners revolve around intervention with the hyperactive child. The growing literature on intervention has identified a variety of approaches with demonstrated utility; including drug therapy, behavior modification, biofeedback, sensory-motor training, cog nitive training, environmental manipulations, and family therapy.


A Novel

Author: Jason Gurley

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 110190352X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1559

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.