Trapped in the Mirror by Elan Golomb

Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in their Struggle for Self by Elan Golomb
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.82MB
Overview: In this compelling book, Elan Golomb identifies the crux of the emotional and psychological problems of millions of adults. Simply put, the children of narcissist — offspring of parents whose interest always towered above the most basic needs of their sons and daughters — share a common belief: They believe they do not have the right to exist.

The difficulties experienced by adult children of narcissists can manifest themselves in many ways: for examples, physical self-loathing that takes form of overeating, anorexia, or bulimia; a self-destructive streak that causes poor job performance and rocky personal relationships; or a struggle with the self that is perpetuated in the adult’s interaction with his or her own children. These dilemmas are both common and correctable, Dr. Golomb tells us.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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The Power of Optimism by Christian D. Larson +

The Power of Optimism (Condensed Classics): The Optimist Creed; The Magic of Believing; The Secret Door to Success; How to Attract Good Luck by Christian D. Larson, Claude M. Bristol, Florence Scovel-Shinn, A.H.Z. Carr
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.9 MB
Overview: The Power of Optimism is an extraordinary collection of condensed classics that can be your guide to living a more fulfilling and happier life.
Discover the life-changing power of gratitude and optimism that Christian D. Larson imparts in his meditation on grateful living, The Optimist Creed; Claude M. Bristol’s The Magic of Believing is the unparalleled program to unlocking the success-power of your mind; Florence Scovel Shinn’s The Secret Door to Success is the most infectious and the boldest work of self-development you will ever encounter; and A.H.Z. Carr offers a workable, practical program for increasing luck in all areas of your life in How to Attract Good Luck. Abridged and introduced by PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz, these concise renditions of classic masterworks will put you on the path to experience the metaphysical and psychological dimensions of grateful living.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist by Marie Adams (.pdf)

The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist: Private life, Professional Practice by Marie Adams
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Overview: Therapists are often expected to be immune to the kind of problems that they help clients through. This book serves to demonstrate that this is certainly not the case: they are no more resistant to difficult and unexpected personal circumstances than anyone else. In this book Marie Adams looks into the kind of problems that therapists can be afraid to face in their own lives, including divorce, bereavement, illness, depression and anxiety and uses the experience of others to examine the best ways of dealing with them.

The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist looks at the lives of forty practitioners to learn how they coped during times of personal strife. CBT, psychoanalytic, integrative and humanistic therapists from an international array of backgrounds were interviewed about how they believed their personal lives affected their work with clients. Over half admitted to suffering from depression since entering the profession and many continued practising while ill or under great stress. Some admitted to using their work as a ‘buffer’ against their personal circumstances in an attempt to avoid focusing on their own pain. Using clinical examples, personal experience, research literature and the voices of the many therapists interviewed, Adams challenges mental health professionals to take a step back and consider their own well-being as a vital first step to promoting insight and change in those they seek to help.

Linking therapists’ personal histories to their choice of career, The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist pinpoints some of the key elements that may serve, and sometimes undermine, counsellors working in private practice or mental health settings. The book is ideal for counsellors and psychotherapists as well as social workers and those working within any kind of helping profession.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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That Good Night by Sunita Puri

That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour by Sunita Puri
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.3 MB
Overview: Spiritually grounded, poetic, and brilliant . . . Puri has claimed her place in the ranks of illustrious physician-writers." -Katy Butler, author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door

As the American born daughter of immigrants, Dr. Sunita Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents’ experiences and her own was impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and spirituality. Between days spent waiting for her mother, an anesthesiologist, to exit the OR, and evenings spent in conversation with her parents about their faith, Puri witnessed the tension between medicine’s impulse to preserve life at all costs and a spiritual embrace of life’s temporality. And it was that tension that eventually drew Puri, a passionate but unsatisfied medical student, to palliative medicine-a new specialty attempting to translate the border between medical intervention and quality-of-life care.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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Sibling Abuse by Vernon R. Wiehe

Sibling Abuse: Hidden Physical, Emotional & Sexual Trauma by Vernon R. Wiehe (2nd edition)
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Overview: Often excused by parents as ‘kids will be kids’ behaviour, sibling abuse remains largely unrecognized. Symptoms of such abuse and its devastating effects on victims go undetected, victims do not receive appropriate therapeutic intervention, and transgressors do not come to the attention of the courts. The author of this book brings this neglected area ‘out of the shadows’ with personal accounts of adult survivors, insights into why sibling abuse occurs, suggestions for prevention and implications for treatment.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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Nursing Entrance Exams , 2nd Edition by Maryanne Baudo

Nursing Entrance Exams (Test Easy), 2nd Edition by Maryanne Baudo, N.P-C ; M.S.N; R.N., Robin Kavanagh
Requirements: EPUB Reader 13.25 MB
Overview: Rest Easy with Test Easy!
You’re excited about your decision to pursue a career in nursing.And regardless of what type of nurse you plan to become-RN, LPN or LVN, CNS, nurse practitioner, or other specialization-you know that to get into the nursing program of your choice you’ll have to do your absolute best on the entrance exams. Well, rest easy because Test Easy makes acing your exams a snap!
Genre: Non-Fiction – Health, Fitness & Medical –

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New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry by Michael G. Gelder

New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry (2nd edition) by Michael G. Gelder, Nancy C. Andreasen, Juan J. Lopez-Ibor Jr., John R. Geddes
Requirements: .PDF reader, 26.9 mb
Overview: The ‘New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry’ two volume set is one of the leading reference works in this field. Bringing together over 200 chapters from the leading figures in the discipline, it presents a comprehensive account of clinical psychiatry, with reference to its scientific basis and to the patient’s perspective throughout. In the 8 years since publication of the first edition, many new and exciting developments have occurred in the biological sciences, which are having a major impact on how we study and practise psychiatry. In addition, psychiatry has fostered closer ties with philosophy, and these are leading to healthy discussions about how we should diagnose and treat mental illness. This new edition recognises these and other developments.
Throughout, accounts of clinical practice are linked to the underlying science, and to the evidence for the efficacy of treatments. Physical and psychological treatments, including psychodynamic approaches, are covered in depth. The history of psychiatry, ethics, public health aspects, and public attitudes to psychiatry and to patients are all given due attention. The ‘New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry’ will continue to serve the profession as an authoritative and comprehensive reference.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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Narrative Medicine by Rita Charon

Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness by Rita Charon
Requirements: .PDF reader, 874 KB
Overview: Narrative medicine has emerged in response to a commodified health care system that places corporate and bureaucratic concerns over the needs of the patient. Generated from a confluence of sources including humanities and medicine, primary care medicine, narratology, and the study of doctor-patient relationships, narrative medicine is medicine practiced with the competence to recognize, absorb, interpret, and be moved by the stories of illness. By placing events in temporal order, with beginnings, middles, and ends, and by establishing connections among things using metaphor and figural language, narrative medicine helps doctors to recognize patients and diseases, convey knowledge, accompany patients through the ordeals of illness–and according to Rita Charon, can ultimately lead to more humane, ethical, and effective health care.
Trained in medicine and in literary studies, Rita Charon is a pioneer of and authority on the emerging field of narrative medicine. In this important and long-awaited book she provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the conceptual principles underlying narrative medicine, as well as a practical guide for implementing narrative methods in health care. A true milestone in the field, it will interest general readers, and experts in medicine and humanities, and literary theory.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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Narrative Medicine by Rita Charon

Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness by Rita Charon
Requirements: .PDF reader, 874 KB
Overview: Narrative medicine has emerged in response to a commodified health care system that places corporate and bureaucratic concerns over the needs of the patient. Generated from a confluence of sources including humanities and medicine, primary care medicine, narratology, and the study of doctor-patient relationships, narrative medicine is medicine practiced with the competence to recognize, absorb, interpret, and be moved by the stories of illness. By placing events in temporal order, with beginnings, middles, and ends, and by establishing connections among things using metaphor and figural language, narrative medicine helps doctors to recognize patients and diseases, convey knowledge, accompany patients through the ordeals of illness–and according to Rita Charon, can ultimately lead to more humane, ethical, and effective health care.
Trained in medicine and in literary studies, Rita Charon is a pioneer of and authority on the emerging field of narrative medicine. In this important and long-awaited book she provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the conceptual principles underlying narrative medicine, as well as a practical guide for implementing narrative methods in health care. A true milestone in the field, it will interest general readers, and experts in medicine and humanities, and literary theory.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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Meditation & Mindfulness by Shiva Rose

Meditation & Mindfulness: Rituals and Exercises for Everyday Self-Care (Whole Beauty) by Shiva Rose
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 56.2 MB
Overview: Slow down and create mindful moments using this self-care handbook that includes everything from guided meditations to Ayurvedic practices like tongue scraping and self-massage.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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