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Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation
Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation
by Bruce Ecker
Edition: Paperback
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Consistent recovery..., October 17, 2012
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Putting the final touches on over a quarter century of clinical practice backed up by rigorous thinking, Bruce Ecker, Robin Ticic and Laurel Hulley have written a break thru book that sets itself apart from other psychology books in 2 significant ways,
1. A new way of defining recovery,
2. An explanation of why other systems of therapy occasionally work.

Methodology:
Perhaps most important, this book is based on the analysis of actual clinical cases. No hypothetical theories explaining how our behaviors are the result of imaginary forces like Id, Ego, Superego, Parent, Adult, Child etc. This book presents real Individuals recovering from a wide variety of psychological sufferings.

Recovery:
'Recovery' is defined with 2 very different meanings.
First, it's permanent, not the typical works for a while, then we return back to our original problems as is true of counteractive change philosophies as happen so frequently in both clinical practice and certainly in our prison systems.

Second, it's totally predictable!
If you follow the 7 Simple steps presented, the sequence of experiences the brain requires to heal, you will create transformational change in every case, no hits or misses.

Other approaches:
This book explains how & when other systems work. EMDR, AEDP, EFT, IPNB are all given significant space with clear cases and comparisons. Chapter 5 puts the currently over-popular Attachment theory into a more reasonable perspective.

Style:
This most readable book is supplemented by downloadable sections like the Glossary, an excellent e-experience. It's so nice to download & print out the Glossary of Terms and have it next to you while reading the book...

While tying the theory to recent neurological research, gives it additional scientific validity, if you don't like terms like limbic, pre-frontal, sub-cortical and synapses don't worry they're all crammed into Chapter 2, which you can skip with no loss of overall meaning...

Audience:
While the book's style is clearly focused towards psychotherapists, many others may also benefit from such a clear presentation of the common sense data of our daily lives...


The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life
The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical viewpoint, October 24, 2010
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Many books or articles about the bible inspire totally FOR or AGAINST reactions, eliminating any truly thoughtful response. This book is different. The author, David Hazony, has both a religious AND a secular viewpoint about the bible. He encourages the reader to read it with an open mind allowing both religious and practical viewpoints. Predominantly he turns it from a theoretical discussion to how it affects you the reader in a personal way. His notion of a redemptive approach, centering on making life better, in this world, for those we love, is refreshing. Read it slowly, ponder it often, and it may just change your personal life for the better.


Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Leaders: What the Airline Industry Can Teach Us About Leadership
Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Leaders: What the Airline Industry Can Teach Us About Leadership
by Anthony J. Mayo
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Individual Importance, October 24, 2010
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This insightful book presents a rarely glimpsed viewpoint. Many books talk about 'systems' and organization structures, which while necessary, are rarely sufficient for an organization or industry to grow, especially in a hostile atmosphere. How we went from the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, to the moon and space stations, is due in a very large part to just 6 individuals. Amazing! To solve many of todays problems, this type of thinking will be necessary.


The Paranoia Switch: How Terror Rewires Our Brains and Reshapes Our Behavior--and How We Can Reclaim Our Courage
The Paranoia Switch: How Terror Rewires Our Brains and Reshapes Our Behavior--and How We Can Reclaim Our Courage
by Martha Stout
Edition: Hardcover
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23 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to her first 2 books..., October 5, 2007
Compared to her 1st 2 books, which were fascinating, useful and encouraging, I found this one boring, of little practical use, and discouraging. Her first 2 were mostly her own thoughts and the words of her clients directly, this is more a collection of references to the statistics, surveys & papers of others.

The message I received from her first 2 books were of the power of a person's spirit to as she says "chose to live - not just to not die, not just to survive, but to live." This volume seems to focus more on bare survival. The metaphor of a mechanical switch, seemed impersonal, cold & passive, especially if someone else can throw it! Her words rather than going from abstract to concrete went the other way. She mentions empathy many times but always calls it 'limbic resonance'. Spirit seems overwhelmed by physical brain structures.

Check it out yourself, read through the Index to see what topics she covers, how much, and using what words.

Finally, her list of clues in "The Sociopath Next Door" has enabled me to spot these secretive people in my daily life. It reminds me strongly of the clues in Marie-France Hirigoyen's book 'Stalking the Soul', useful on a daily basis. Here, her "10 Behavioral Characteristics of Fear Brokers" I found more vague, and the 'Fear Brokers' seemed not to be the people behind the 9/11 attacks, but people in our own government, a political rather than a psychological agenda.

While I have recommended her 1st 2 books to many friends and colleagues, I cannot recommend this one.
Bob


Kelley's Journey: Facing A Rare Disease With Courage
Kelley's Journey: Facing A Rare Disease With Courage
by Denise Crompton
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Respect for patients, June 23, 2003
I am not easily impressed by authors, but this book has done it!
It is a book that shows the awesome, strength and determination of a single individual, and the total & unconditional love & support of her parents.
At a time when the impact of individuals is being minimized and parent bashing is the accepted norm, this book does not argue, or defend or criticise, but simply presents its case, the story of a single individual Kelley Crompton.
Her story is not just about facing a rare disease, but about "how to raise all children with dignity".
It contains very practical advice on how to deal with doctor and hospital visits.
The author never mentions the specific names of doctors, hospitals, and places, since the story, a true story, is not about recrimination against errors that Kelley and all of us have faced at one time or another, it is about courage in the face of all these obstacles.
Similar in some ways to Alice Miller's books, it clearly states the emotional needs of children, and adults when dealing with medical organizations.
Chapter 9, highlights a strong need that many of us face, and indeed demand, when preparing for surgery and other invasive procedures, perhaps called "Respect for personal timing". It is the time we need to process or get ready for the event!
We often feel powerless when confronting the medical establishment. Kelley's journey shows us that we can maintain our personal power and control in these situations.
Bob Gorman


Vb Equals Mc4: Visual Basic Standards and Practices/Book and Software Disk
Vb Equals Mc4: Visual Basic Standards and Practices/Book and Software Disk
by J. D. Evans
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seeing the Programming Forest..., May 28, 2000
Many software books present tons of technical data, but leave unanswered questions like: "Where should I put my code?" or "Why is this technique better than another technique for accomplishing the same end result?". J.D.'s book answers these and more questions about how one's style influences the quality of your software program, and the pleasurableness of the users experience. His rules or guidlines are simple but effective. You could spend 10-15 years learning the same things the hard way or you could read his books. Many of the issues he raises which would lead to higher quality products are, unfortunately, still not widely practiced today.


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