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Despite recent advances in the study of pain, there is still no medical treatment, alternative therapy, or herbal remedy that can eliminate all pain for all people all of the time. And many who suffer chronic pain know all too well the risks of over-reliance on pain medications. Only you know the ins and outs of your pain; only you can change your feelings of helplessness and despair into empowerment and resilience in the face of persistent pain and its many effects on your life. The authors of this bestselling book are highly-respected experts on pain management who have successfully treated thousands of patients. Their 10-lesson self-management program offers clinically-proven strategies for making simple, gradual adjustments to daily patterns so you can take cope with chronic pain and take charge of your life. Readers of this book will learn how to: Identify and reject harmful myths about pain; Balance activity and rest; Fix sleep problems; Leverage family and friends for support; Manage emotional response to pain; Regain self-confidence; and Avoid relapsing into unhealthy behaviors This edition offers important information on the risks of opioid use for chronic pain, and discusses new treatment options including acceptance and commitment therapy, mind-body interventions such as tai chi, and cannabinoids. It also includes a Resource Guide that shows readers how to access support groups and find help paying for health insurance and medication; offers tips for communicating with healthcare teams and employers; and recommends mobile apps to assist with self-management strategies.
Some of Millions is a collection of personal real-life stories from people who have struggled with various forms of mental health challenges - psychosis, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. They share what it feels like to have various experiences of mental distress, their strategies for managing their symptoms and how to approach their futures. With mental health issues currently affecting one in four of us, Some of Millions is an inspiring collection of stories - from breakdown to breakthrough!
The classic self-help guide, full of timeless wisdom Florence Scovel Shinn's The Game of Life and How to Play It first appeared in bookstores in 1925 and is now considered a classic in the self-help genre. The author's insights into achieving meaning, happiness and success are just as relevant and effective today as they were nearly a century ago, hence its reissue as part of the exciting Capstone Classics line. This collectible, hard-back edition of The Game of Life and How to Play It includes an insightful introduction by series editor and self-help expert Tom Butler-Bowdon. Tom is an authority on classic self-help texts and adroitly connects the content of this book with the concerns of modern readers. Enjoy the colourful anecdotes of 1920s New York that have made Scovel Shinn's book a cult classic Discover the original life hacks for advancing in every area of your life, from health to wealth to love Succeed by attuning yourself with the unchanging principles that govern the universe With the release of this Capstone Classics edition, we finally have an authoritative, collectible version of The Game of Life and How to Play It. Find out why The Game of Life and How to Pay It is one of the defining self-help guides of the 20th century.
Get the results, recognition, and reputation you deserve In TIP, Dave Gordon tells the engaging and motivating story of Brian Davis, an average salesperson who is fired without warning for being average. After 10 years at the same company, he is suddenly faced with no immediate prospects, an uncertain future, and a young family to support. With minimal savings, and determined to not lose everything he's worked for, he reluctantly takes the only job he can get at a popular bar and restaurant called Crossroads. Guided by an unlikely mentor, and insightful colleagues and customers in an unforgiving environment of relentless customer service, he learns the four simple principles of TIP to take control of his life, his career, and his future: 1. Enhanced self-awareness 2. Confident communications 3. Commitment-based actions 4. Fulfillment of a unique value promise TIP is a timeless, inspirational story created to remind anyone in a position judged by performance that the only way to achieve continued recognition and growth in work and life is to take personal accountability for your reputation and results. Whatever your role, or level of success in your career, TIP is a guide that will help you discover, or remember, how to consistently bring unique value to your team, your organization, and your most important customers. This easy read will provide a strategy for personal success, complete with coaching and action plans.
Did you ask someone a question today? Asking questions makes us human, it helps us to establish connections, learn and transform. This book turns the spotlight on the craft of asking questions. Learn the ropes from the best in class, like Socrates, a hairdresser, Einstein, a help desk employee, Lao Tse and a police detective. Use the practical tips and fun facts in this book to your advantage during birthday parties, when you meet the parents, at networking events or a first date. Are you ready to turn the focus to the other, ask questions, listen better and in the end: learn more?
We spend a third of our lives sleeping and, as new research would suggest, almost all of that is spent dreaming. Despite this, very few of us try to explore the messages that our brain is projecting, or try to use this knowledge in our everyday lives. In The Magic of Dreams, psychoanalyst and Director of the Dream Research Institute, Melinda Powell, teaches us how to better remember, understand and interpret the dreams we have, and shows us how we can use this to improve our waking life. As well as analysing the importance of dreaming for our sleeping brains, Powell discusses the role of light, landscapes, space and people within our dreams, examines the role of nightmares, dispels some common misconceptions and gives readers the tools to unpick these symbols, improve their mental wellbeing and discover better, more balanced sleep.