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Health & personal development

See below for a selection of the latest books from Health & personal development category. Presented with a red border are the Health & personal development books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Health & personal development books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Eco-activism and Social Work New Directions in Leadership and Group Work

Eco-activism and Social Work New Directions in Leadership and Group Work

Author: Dyann Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Social work is called upon to shift from a human-centric bias to an ecological ethical sensibility by embracing love as integral to their justice mission and by extending the idea of social justice to include environmental and species justice. This book presents the love ethic model as a way to do eco-justice work using public campaigns, research, community arts practice and other nonviolent direct action strategies. The model is premised on an active and ongoing commitment to the eco-values of love, eco-justice and nonviolence for the purpose of upholding the public interest. The love ethic model is informed by the stories of eco-activists who used nonviolent actions to address ecological issues such as: pollution; degradation of the environment; exploitation of farm animals; mining industry over-riding First Nation Peoples' land rights, and; human health and social costs related to the natural resource industries, private land developments and government infrastructure projects. Informed by practice insights by activists from a range of eco-justice concerns, this innovative book provides new directions in social work and environmental studies involving transformational change leadership and dialogical group work between interest groups. It should be considered essential reading for social work students, researchers and practitioners, as well as eco-activists more generally.

Disrupting Whiteness in Social Work

Disrupting Whiteness in Social Work

Author: Sonia M. (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.) Tascon Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Focussing on the epistemic: the way in which knowledge is understood, constructed, transmitted and used, this book shows the way social work knowledge has been constructed from within a white western paradigm, and the need for a critique of whiteness within social work at this epistemic level. Social work, emerging from the western Enlightenment world, has privileged white western knowledge, in ways that have been, until recently, largely unexamined within its professional discourse. This imposition of white western ways of knowing, has led to a corresponding marginalisation of other forms of knowledge. Drawing on views from social workers from Asia; The Pacific region; Africa, Australia and Latin America, this book also includes a glossary of over 40 commonly used social work terms which are listed with their epistemological assumptions identified. Opening up debate about the received wisdom of much social work language as well as challenging the epistemological assumptions behind conventional social work practice, this book will be of interest to all scholars and students of social work as well as practitioners seeking to develop genuinely decolonised forms of practice.

A Guide to Aging and Well-Being for Healthcare Professionals Psychological Perspectives

A Guide to Aging and Well-Being for Healthcare Professionals Psychological Perspectives

Author: Norman M. (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA) Brier Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This book provides practical evidence-based strategies that will help clinicians across a broad range of disciplines to address and discuss the main issues an aging person is likely to face and overcome if they are to maintain a sense of well-being as they age. Based on an extensive body of research, the relevant up-to-date knowledge for each topic is concisely presented, followed by practical, concrete, evidence-based suggestions as to how a healthcare provider might acknowledge and create a partnership with their clients to help the person increase their sense of well-being. Each chapter contains a list of key terms, a summary, and case examples that illustrate in realistic and humanistic ways how a person might present the concern being addressed and intervene. The specific challenges associated with aging that are addressed include: anxiety attached to an increasing awareness of mortality; retirement; the increasing number of losses of of significant others; regrets; memory loss; the arrival of old-old age and feelings of loneliness, mattering insufficiently, and a loss of purpose; and finally, dealing with imminent death. This book is suitable for all health professionals who provide clinical services or advice to older adults including physicians (i.e. particularly in the specialties of internal medicine, family medicine, geriatrics, and geriatric psychiatry), nurses, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and audiologists.

A Guide to Aging and Well-Being for Healthcare Professionals Psychological Perspectives

A Guide to Aging and Well-Being for Healthcare Professionals Psychological Perspectives

Author: Norman M. (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA) Brier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This book provides practical evidence-based strategies that will help clinicians across a broad range of disciplines to address and discuss the main issues an aging person is likely to face and overcome if they are to maintain a sense of well-being as they age. Based on an extensive body of research, the relevant up-to-date knowledge for each topic is concisely presented, followed by practical, concrete, evidence-based suggestions as to how a healthcare provider might acknowledge and create a partnership with their clients to help the person increase their sense of well-being. Each chapter contains a list of key terms, a summary, and case examples that illustrate in realistic and humanistic ways how a person might present the concern being addressed and intervene. The specific challenges associated with aging that are addressed include: anxiety attached to an increasing awareness of mortality; retirement; the increasing number of losses of of significant others; regrets; memory loss; the arrival of old-old age and feelings of loneliness, mattering insufficiently, and a loss of purpose; and finally, dealing with imminent death. This book is suitable for all health professionals who provide clinical services or advice to older adults including physicians (i.e. particularly in the specialties of internal medicine, family medicine, geriatrics, and geriatric psychiatry), nurses, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and audiologists.

Movement Integration The Systemic Approach to Human Movement

Movement Integration The Systemic Approach to Human Movement

Author: Linus Lundgren, Johansson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

A paradigm-shifting, integrative approach to understanding body movement The ability to move with efficiency and agility has been an essential component to our evolution and survival as a species. It has enabled us to find food, fight threats, flee danger, and flourish both individually and collectively. Our body's intricate network of bones, muscles, tissues, and organs moves with great complexity. While traditional anatomy has relied on a reductionist frame for understanding these mechanisms in isolation, the contributors to Movement Integration take a more systemic, integrative approach. Ensomatosy is a new paradigm for comprehending movement from the perspective of the body s entirety. The body's many systems are understood as synchronized both internally and externally. Drawing on expertise in physiotherapy, somatics, sports science, Rolfing, myofascial therapy, craniosacral therapy, Pilates, and yoga, the authors assert that a more comprehensive understanding of movement is key to restoring the body s natural ability to move fluidly and painlessly. With over 150 colour images, the Color Illustration Model provides a visual tool for understanding how joints interact with surrounding structures (rather than in isolation). This is an ideal book for physiotherapists, massage therapists, structural integrators, coaches, as well as yoga and Pilates instructors.

The Journey Back to Self A Road Map of Discovery

The Journey Back to Self A Road Map of Discovery

Author: Darren Timms Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Have all your tomorrows become a copy and paste of all your yesterdays? Then perhaps it's time for you to embark on a journey back to self. Allow accomplished life coach, NLP practitioner and counselling psychologist, Darren Timms to be your friendly guide and show you how to release yourself from your everyday dilemmas, while move freely into enjoying today, allowing you to relish a brighter and more fulfilling future. Drawing on lessons learned from his own experiences, coupled with knowledge of advanced NLP, timeline psychology and psychoanalysis, Darren's fresh approach to unravelling the negatives and discovering the positives in life, illuminates the route to happiness. On the way, you'll discover how to replace dysfunctional routine patterns with fresh new rituals that have positive outcomes. You'll swap erroneous beliefs, false perceptions and unrealistic expectations for actions that reignite your passion and zest for living each day to the full. Darren supports each step of your journey back to self with techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, relaxation, visualisation and many more to control the `traffic' you are going to encounter along the way. It takes time, rethinking and patience to get there, but Darren shows you how to break down the self-imposed barriers that have prevented you from becoming your most fabulous version and how to care for your physical, mental and spiritual health. En route to rediscovering your self-worth, happiness, success and love, Darren delves into the programs of the unconscious mind to eliminate negative stories and limiting beliefs, as he teaches you to be accountable and responsible for every action and arising consequence. Setting off on an adventure of self-discovery, exploring your inner being and releasing your full potential is bound to be the most glorious adventure of your life.

Office Hours What Every University Student Needs to Know

Office Hours What Every University Student Needs to Know

Author: Robyn Brinks Lockwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

The university office hour interaction is new to everyone who attends a university. Not knowing what to do or when to go is not unique to international students. Office Hours: What Every University Student Needs to Know sets out to demystify the entire process of office hours-the purpose and goals of these meetings, how to plan for them, and even determining whether to visit the professor or send an email. Information about group office hours, which are becoming more common, is also included. This task-based book also describes the five moves, or parts, of an office hour interaction and provides many examples and tasks to help guide students through this important communicative aspect of academic life. It seeks to ensure that every office hour interaction ends on a positive note. Reflection questions for new teaching assistants are included throughout, making this ideal for TA workshops. Four analysis tasks are included to accompany the four videos that explore various student-professor interactions.

One Size Does Not Fit All Discover YOUR personal path to a happier life

One Size Does Not Fit All Discover YOUR personal path to a happier life

Author: Lisa Jansen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Or's Journey

Or's Journey

Author: Shari Arison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Geospatial Information System Use in Public Organizations How and Why GIS Should be Used in the Public Sector

Geospatial Information System Use in Public Organizations How and Why GIS Should be Used in the Public Sector

Author: Nicolas A. (Central Washington University, USA) Valcik Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

This book shows how Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) can be used for operations management in public institutions. It covers theory and practical applications, ranging from tracking public health trends to mapping transportation routes to charting the safest handling of hazardous materials. Along with an expert line-up of contributors and case studies, the editor provides a complete overview of how to use GIS as part of a successful, collaborative data analysis, and how to translate the information into cost-saving decisions, or even life-saving ones.

Michael Discovers the Secrets of Jazz

Michael Discovers the Secrets of Jazz

Author: Maurice Dogue Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2019