Use mindfulness to relax and control anxiety, depression, stress and pain Whether you`re looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2 nd Edition shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively. Focusing on breathing and other self-control techniques, the practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to calm jittery nerves and free the mind of distracting thoughts, mental clutter and unrealistic expectations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you`ll discover how to pay attention to the present in order to change the way you think, feel and act. Covering the latest research on the effect of mindfulness on the brain, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2 nd Edition shows you how to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and empowers you to make positive choices that support your well-being. Use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety, combat pain and more Receive guidance on incorporating mindfulness into everyday life Establish your own mindfulness routine Access audio downloads of guided meditations Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, and packed with tips to incorporate this practice into your daily life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2 nd Edition shows you how to reap the benefits of a more attentive life.
This is the fourth edition of one of the seminal works in the field of mediation and conflict resolution. The book is practical blend of theory, research, and practice with a useful “how to” approach to resolving disputes at various stages of development and resolution. Its case studies present a range of successful applications of mediation (interpersonal, child custody and divorce, commercial, business, organizational, public policy, environmental, intercultural and international) and strategies for intervention. The book is written for both beginning and experienced practitioners.
The award-winning first edition of “The Promise of Mediation”, published ten years ago, is a landmark classic that changed the field`s understanding of the theory and practice of conflict intervention. That volume first articulated the `transformative model` of mediation, which greatly humanized the vision of how the mediation process could help parties in conflict. In the past decade, the transformative model has proved itself and gained increasing acceptance. It is now being used in such diverse arenas as workplace, community, family, organizational, and public policy conflicts, among others. In this new edition, the authors draw on a decade of work in theory development, training, practice, research, and assessment to present a thoroughly revised and updated account of the transformative model of mediation and its practical application, including a compelling description of how the field has moved toward increasing acceptance of the transformative model; a new and clearer presentation of the theory and practices of transformative mediation, with many concrete examples; a new case study that provides a vivid picture of the model in practice, with a commentary full of new information about how to use it effectively; clarifications of common misconceptions about the model; and, a vision for the future that shows how the model can coexist with other approaches and where the `market` for transformative mediation is emerging. This volume is a foundational resource on transformative practice, for both readers of the first edition and new readers – including mediators, facilitators, lawyers, administrators, human resource professionals, policymakers, and conflict resolution researchers and educators. More generally, this book will strike a chord with anyone interested in humanizing our social institutions and building on a relational vision of society.
Sometimes it`s necessary to push beyond the usual limits of the mediation process to achieve deeper and more lasting change. “Mediating Dangerously” shows how to reach beyond technical and traditional intervention to the outer edges and dark places of dispute resolution, where risk taking is essential and fundamental change is the desired result. It means opening wounds and looking beneath the surface, challenging comfortable assumptions, and exploring dangerous issues such as dishonesty, denial, apathy, domestic violence, grief, war, and slavery in order to reach a deeper level of transformational change. “Mediating Dangerously” shows conflict resolution professionals how to advance beyond the traditional steps, procedures, and techniques of mediation to unveil its invisible heart and soul and to reveal the subtle and sensitive engine that drives the process of personal and organizational transformation. This book is a major new contribution to the literature of conflict resolution that will inspire and educate professionals in the field for years to come.
In this thought-provoking, passionately written book, Bernard Mayer an internationally acclaimed leader in the field dares practitioners to ask the hard questions about alternative dispute resolution.
- What`s wrong with conflict resolution?
- Why aren`t more individuals and organizations using conflict resolution when they have a problem?
- Why doesn`t the public know more about it?
- What are the limits of conflict resolution?
- When does conflict resolution work and when does it not?
Offering a committed practitioner`s critique of the profession of mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution, Beyond Neutrality focuses on the current crisis in the field of conflict resolution and offers a pragmatic response.
This book provides a comprehensive and systematic state-of-the science review of major primary care delivery models, how they address specific needs of older adults, and available evidence for their efficacy. Written by experts in the field, this book explores the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) in depth and dives into the complexities of the “medical neighborhood”. It describes and analyzes primary care specifically directed toward special, complex populations, such as the Health Home for safety net patients with mental health needs, and intensive primary care for older adults. It reviews an array of primary care models related to dual eligible patients including the GRACE primary care consultation model and PACE models. It describes primary care with Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants and explores in-depth the massive effort within the VA to develop the Patient Activated Care Team (PACT), a VA form of the PCMH that also has several offshoots that address complex older veterans and veterans with severe mental illness. Finally, it illuminates rarely discussed primary care that occurs within the home and within long-term care. Throughout the entire book, experts navigate the workforce, care quality, and financing challenges of primary care for older adults. Primary Care for Older Adults is a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, patients, caregivers and their advocates, and policy makers who have an interest in designing, promoting, and implementing high quality primary care for older adults.
The Complete Dentist: Positive Leadership and Communication Skills for Success is a one-of-a-kind guide to starting and running an effective and successful dental practice.Â . Presents tried-and-true ideas and methods for effective communication, blending positive psychology with leadership in dentistry Describes the five elements of success and happiness, offering pathways to a flourishing dental practice Considers the reasons why communication and leadership skills are important for dentists
This book fills a major gap in the literature by providing comprehensive guidelines for the care of male patients through the lifecycle and across healthcare settings. Devoted solely to improving men`s health, this book serves as an accessible, practical reference for clinicians treating these patients. It focuses on the psychosocial challenges that men encounter in obtaining healthcare as well as acute and chronic medical and psychological diseases. The book also offers current evidence-based guidelines for wellness and health maintenance. Topics include the problem of help seeking, preventative services, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular health, prostate cancer screening, and testosterone deficiency. Men`s Health in Primary Care is a valuable resource for primary care clinicians and students in family medicine, internal medicine, and adolescent medicine.
This title presents the right phrase for every situation…Every time. “Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals” provides hundreds of precisely worded future performance goals. You can put them to use for virtually any purpose, from sales and profit goals, quality and productivity goals, and on-time performance personal development goals. Learn the most effective language for: focus your people on the most important parts of their jobs; clearly communicate your expectations; align employee goals with organizational priorities; improve productivity and morale in the workplace; reduce disagreements during performance reviews; and, raise the bar for performance.
For undergraduate Psychology courses in statistics and research methods. A forward-looking text that combines research methods and statistics, this book is valuable for a single course or a two-semester sequence that covers what have traditionally been two separate courses.