How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain

How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain
Author: Andrew Newberg,Mark Robert Waldman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 0698194403
ISBN 13: 9780698194403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain Book Review:

The bestselling authors of How God Changes Your Brain reveal the neurological underpinnings of enlightenment, offering unique strategies to help readers experience its many benefits. In this original and groundbreaking book, Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert Waldman turn their attention to the pinnacle of the human experience: enlightenment. Through his brain- scan studies on Brazilian psychic mediums, Sufi mystics, Buddhist meditators, Franciscan nuns, Pentecostals, and participants in secular spirituality rituals, Newberg has discovered the specific neurological mechanisms associated with the enlightenment experience--and how we might activate those circuits in our own brains. In his survey of more than one thousand people who have experienced enlightenment, Newberg has also discovered that in the aftermath they have had profound, positive life changes. Enlightenment offers us the possibility to become permanently less stress-prone, to break bad habits, to improve our collaboration and creativity skills, and to lead happier, more satisfying lives. Relaying the story of his own transformational experience as well as including the stories of others who try to describe an event that is truly indescribable, Newberg brings us a new paradigm for deep and lasting change.

How God Changes Your Brain

How God Changes Your Brain
Author: Andrew Newberg, M.D.,Mark Robert Waldman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-03-24
ISBN 10: 0345512790
ISBN 13: 9780345512796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How God Changes Your Brain Book Review:

God is great—for your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Based on new evidence culled from brain-scan studies, a wide-reaching survey of people’s religious and spiritual experiences, and the authors’ analyses of adult drawings of God, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg and therapist Mark Robert Waldman offer the following breakthrough discoveries: • Not only do prayer and spiritual practice reduce stress, but just twelve minutes of meditation per day may slow down the aging process. • Contemplating a loving God rather than a punitive God reduces anxiety and depression and increases feelings of security, compassion, and love. • Fundamentalism, in and of itself, can be personally beneficial, but the prejudice generated by extreme beliefs can permanently damage your brain. • Intense prayer and meditation permanently change numerous structures and functions in the brain, altering your values and the way you perceive reality. Both a revelatory work of modern science and a practical guide for readers to enhance their physical and emotional health, How God Changes Your Brain is a first-of-a-kind book about faith that is as credible as it is inspiring.

Words Can Change Your Brain

Words Can Change Your Brain
Author: Andrew Newberg,Mark Robert Waldman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-06-14
ISBN 10: 1101585706
ISBN 13: 9781101585702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Words Can Change Your Brain Book Review:

In our default state, our brains constantly get in the way of effective communication. They are lazy, angry, immature, and distracted. They can make a difficult conversation impossible. But Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Waldman have discovered a powerful strategy called Compassionate Communication that allows two brains to work together as one. Using brainscans as well as data collected from workshops given to MBA students at Loyola Marymount University, and clinical data from both couples in therapy and organizations helping caregivers cope with patient suffering, Newberg and Waldman have seen that Compassionate Communication can reposition a difficult conversation to lead to a satisfying conclusion. Whether you are negotiating with your boss or your spouse, the brain works the same way and responds to the same cues. The truth, though, is that you don't have to understand how Compassionate Communication works. You just have to do it. Some of the simple and effective takeaways in this book include: • Make sure you are relaxed; yawning several times before (not during) the meeting will do the trick • Never speak for more than 20-30 seconds at a time. After that they other person's window of attention closes. • Use positive speech; you will need at least three positives to overcome the effect of every negative used • Speak slowly; pause between words. This is critical, but really hard to do. • Respond to the other person; do not shift the conversation. • Remember that the brain can only hold onto about four ideas at one time Highly effective across a wide range of settings, Compassionate Communication is an excellent tool for conflict resolution but also for simply getting your point across or delivering difficult news.

Why We Believe What We Believe

Why We Believe What We Believe
Author: Andrew Newberg,Mark Robert Waldman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-09-12
ISBN 10: 9780743293723
ISBN 13: 074329372X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Believe What We Believe Book Review:

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THE THINGS YOU BELIEVE? Do you remember events differently from how they really happened? Where do your superstitions come from? How do morals evolve? Why are some people religious and others nonreligious? Everyone has thoughts and questions like these, and now Andrew Newberg and Mark Waldman expose, for the first time, how our complex views emerge from the neural activities of the brain. Bridging science, psychology, and religion, they demonstrate, in simple terminology, how the brain perceives reality and transforms it into an extraordinary range of personal, ethical, and creative premises that we use to build meaning, value, spirituality, and truth into our lives. When you come to understand this remarkable process, it will change forever the way you look at the world and yourself. Supported by groundbreaking research, including brain scans of people as they pray, meditate, and even speak in tongues, Newberg and Waldman propose a new model for how deep convictions emerge and influence our lives. You will even glimpse how the mind of an atheist works when contemplating God. Using personal stories, moral paradoxes, and optical illusions, the authors demonstrate how our brains construct our fondest assumptions about reality, offering recommendations for exercising your most important "muscle" in order to develop a more life-affirming, flexible range of attitudes. You'll discover how to: Recognize when your beliefs are altered by othersGuard against mental traps and prejudicial thinkingDistinguish between destructive and constructive beliefsCultivate spiritual and ethical ideals Ultimately, we must always return to our beliefs. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, they give meaning to the mysteries of life, providing us with our individual uniqueness and the ability to fill our lives with joy. Most important, though, they give us inspiration and hope, beacons to guide us through the light and dark corners of the soul.

Mystical Mind

Mystical Mind
Author: Andrew B. Newberg, Eugene G. D'Aquili
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781451403749
ISBN 13: 1451403747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystical Mind Book Review:

How does the mind experience the sacred? What biological mechanisms are involved in mystical states and trances? Is there a neurological basis for patterns in comparative religions? Does religion have an evolutionary function? This pathbreaking work by two leading medical researchers explores the neurophysiology of religious experience. Building on an explanation of the basic structure of the brain, the authors focus on parts most relevant to human experience, emotion, and cognition. On this basis, they plot how the brain is involved in mystical experiences. Successive chapters apply this scheme to mythmaking, ritual and liturgy, meditation, near-death experiences, and theology itself. Anchored in such research, the authors also sketch the implications of their work for philosophy, science, theology, and the future of religion.

Born to Believe

Born to Believe
Author: Andrew Newberg,Mark Robert Waldman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781416571421
ISBN 13: 1416571426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born to Believe Book Review:

Born to Believe was previously published in hardcover as Why We Believe What We Believe. Prayer...meditation...speaking in tongues. What do these spiritual activities share and how do they differ? Why do some people believe in God, while others embrace atheism? From the ordinary to the extraordinary, beliefs give meaning to the mysteries of life. They motivate us, provide us with our individual uniqueness, and ultimately change the structure and function of our brains. In Born to Believe, Andrew Newberg, MD, and Mark Waldman reveal -- for the very first time -- how our complex views, memories, superstitions, morals, and beliefs are created by the neural activities of the brain. Supported by groundbreaking original research, they explain how our brains construct our deepest convictions and fondest assumptions about reality and the world around us. Using science, psychology, and religion, the authors offer recommendations for exercising your brain in order to develop a more life-affirming, flexible range of attitudes. Knowing how the brain builds meaning, value, spirituality, and truth into your life will change forever the way you look at yourself and the world.

The Biological Mind

The Biological Mind
Author: Alan Jasanoff
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 154164431X
ISBN 13: 9781541644311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biological Mind Book Review:

A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions of the soul than in scientific fact. This blinds us to the physical realities of mental function. We ignore bodily influences on our psychology, from chemicals in the blood to bacteria in the gut, and overlook the ways that the environment affects our behavior, via factors varying from subconscious sights and sounds to the weather. As a result, we alternately overestimate our capacity for free will or equate brains to inorganic machines like computers. But a brain is neither a soul nor an electrical network: it is a bodily organ, and it cannot be separated from its surroundings. Our selves aren't just inside our heads--they're spread throughout our bodies and beyond. Only once we come to terms with this can we grasp the true nature of our humanity.

NeuroWisdom

NeuroWisdom
Author: Mark Robert Waldman,Chris Manning, PhD
Publsiher: Diversion Books
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1682303047
ISBN 13: 9781682303047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NeuroWisdom Book Review:

Perfect for readers of How God Changes Your Brain, two researchers present over thirty brain exercises to help readers generate happiness and success, in business and in life. ”This remarkable book translates state-of-the art neuroscience into practical techniques that rapidly promote personal transformation. If you want to double your happiness and your income, start using these powerful brain-changing exercises today!” ―John Assaraf, New York Times bestselling author and CEO of NeuroGym Adapted from a business school course they created for professionals, bestselling author Mark Waldman and Chris Manning present simple brain exercises, based on the latest neuroscience research, to guide readers to improvement in all parts of life, from work to home, from how we think to how we feel. Their promise is to help people create more "wealth" in their lives, defined as the combination of money, happiness, and success. Using the latest research studied by two experts in their field, the book presents both the scientific background and sets of “NeuroWisdom” exercises that will help people reduce neurological stress and increase happiness, motivation, and productivity. The “worry” centers of the brain are turned off and the optimism circuits are turned on. Work becomes more pleasurable and creativity is increased, enabling the brain to anticipate and solve problems more efficiently. From the cutting edge of brain science to real-world solutions, these exercises help readers gain the wisdom that leads to greater fulfillment.

The God Shaped Brain

The God Shaped Brain
Author: Timothy R. Jennings
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 0830892354
ISBN 13: 9780830892358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Shaped Brain Book Review:

What you believe about God actually changes your brain. Psychiatrist Tim Jennings unveils how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. This expanded edition now includes a study guide to help you discover how neuroscience and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives.

The Power of Eight

The Power of Eight
Author: Lynne McTaggart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 1501115561
ISBN 13: 9781501115561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Eight Book Review:

Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention in this new book by the author of the international bestsellers The Intention Experiment and The Field. In The Power of Eight, Lynne McTaggart—whose “work has had an unprecedented impact on the way everyday people think of themselves in the world” (Gregg Braden, author of The Divine Matrix)—reveals her remarkable findings from ten years of experimenting with small and large groups about how the power of group intention can heal our lives and change the world for the better. When individuals in a group focus their intention together on a single target, a powerful collective dynamic emerges that can heal longstanding conditions, mend fractured relationships, lower violence, and even rekindle life purpose. But the greatest untold truth of all is that group intention has a mirror effect, not only affecting the recipient but also reflecting back on the senders. Drawing on hundreds of case studies, the latest brain research, and dozens of McTaggart’s own university studies, The Power of Eight provides solid evidence showing that there is such a thing as a collective consciousness. Now you can learn to use it and unleash the power you hold inside of you to heal your own life, with help from this riveting, highly accessible book.

Attachment in Adulthood

Attachment in Adulthood
Author: Mario Mikulincer,Phillip R. Shaver
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2010-01-04
ISBN 10: 1606236105
ISBN 13: 9781606236109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attachment in Adulthood Book Review:

The concluding chapter reflects on the key issues addressed, considers the deeper philosophical implications of current work in the field, and identifies pivotal directions for future investigation."--BOOK JACKET.

The Rocket Scientists Guide to Money and the Economy

The Rocket Scientists  Guide to Money and the Economy
Author: Michael Sharp
Publsiher: Avatar Publications
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781897455111
ISBN 13: 1897455119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rocket Scientists Guide to Money and the Economy Book Review:

Have you ever opened up an economics textbook and looked for a definition of money? Chances are you haven t but if you have chances are you didn t find the definition. Introductory economics texts, and even advanced economics text, do a remarkably dismal job of revealing the nature of money. The closest the common man gets to a proper definition of money is that it is a medium of exchange, but a medium for exchanging what? To add to the problem, consider the fact that money is just pretty colored paper with no intrinsic value. It only becomes valuable because we (i.e. humans) give it value. But how do we give money value? Is it economics, politics, or black magic? The global economy is teetering on the brink of collapse and even the uber wealth admit it is true (as this Youtube interview demonstrates). Find out the truth about the nature of money and find out why debt and the easy way money can be accumulated is behind the growing crises of today. Find out what you need to know, and what we all need to do, to stave off global catastrophe. Discover the truth, save the world. "Read the Rocket Scientists Guide to Money and the Economy: Accumulation and Debt."

Critical Neuroscience

Critical Neuroscience
Author: Suparna Choudhury,Jan Slaby
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 1444343335
ISBN 13: 9781444343335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Neuroscience Book Review:

Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience brings together multi-disciplinary scholars from around the world to explore key social, historical and philosophical studies of neuroscience, and to analyze the socio-cultural implications of recent advances in the field. This text’s original, interdisciplinary approach explores the creative potential for engaging experimental neuroscience with social studies of neuroscience while furthering the dialogue between neuroscience and the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities. Critical Neuroscience transcends traditional skepticism, introducing novel ideas about ‘how to be critical’ in and about science.

Feel Free to Prosper

Feel Free to Prosper
Author: Marilyn Jenett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-12-29
ISBN 10: 0698195736
ISBN 13: 9780698195738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feel Free to Prosper Book Review:

"If you have an intense desire to live a prosperous life, this book is for you! Marilyn Jenett shares the wisdom and understanding you need to immediately attract prosperity." —Bob Proctor, world-renowned speaker and mentor, and author of The ABCs of Success Unexpected income, unexpected business and unexpected solutions to your most pressing problems—in just two weeks or less? This is the author’s promise and it is not a promise made lightly. Thousands have applied her simple but powerful teachings, based on mental and spiritual laws, to manifest such striking results. Now she’ll teach you how to “put the Universe on speed dial.” Marilyn Jenett’s Feel Free to Prosper, destined to become a classic, is a simple, fast, and practical approach to prosperity—a compilation of this renowned prosperity mentor’s finest teachings, followed by her final gift to the reader: the legendary lesson from her flagship program that will fulfill her two-week promise. Her unique, easy-to-grasp style will take the mystery out of these esoteric laws. You will learn to overcome your conditioned thinking, habitual words, and other aspects of consciousness that perpetuate lack. With new patterns of thought and speech, you’ll magnetize prosperity instead of repelling it and acquire a true sense of security. Most importantly, you will experience proof of your alignment with the universal parent that is ready to shower each of us with gifts far beyond our imaginings—and finally feel free to prosper. "You need look no further than the pages of this great masterpiece." —Peggy McColl, New York Times-bestselling author

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0262533286
ISBN 13: 9780262533287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frankenstein Book Review:

Includes corrected 1818 text of the novel and seven essays about the novel.

The Art of Living Sideways

The Art of Living Sideways
Author: Sophie Friedel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2015-03-11
ISBN 10: 3658089555
ISBN 13: 9783658089559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Living Sideways Book Review:

Sophie Friedel explores the action of skateboarding in her book as a way to escape cycles of despair, not only in war torn environments and regions affected by poverty. The author critically reflects on her involvements of teaching skateboarding in Afghanistan within the context of youth empowerment and peace work. By way of personal experiences, Friedel illustrates how skateboarding can be understood as an elicitive approach to peace work and conflict transformation that unfolds the extraordinary human potential inherent to all of us.

Doing Good Or Doing Better

Doing Good Or Doing Better
Author: Monique Kremer,Peter van Lieshout,Robert Went
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9089641076
ISBN 13: 9789089641076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Good Or Doing Better Book Review:

Development policies in the globalising world.

Integrating Spirituality and Religion Into Counseling

Integrating Spirituality and Religion Into Counseling
Author: Craig S. Young,J. Scott Young
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 1119025982
ISBN 13: 9781119025986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Spirituality and Religion Into Counseling Book Review:

In this book, experts in the field discuss how spiritual and religious issues can be successfully integrated into counseling in a manner that is respectful of client beliefs and practices. Designed as an introductory text for counselors-in-training and clinicians, it describes the knowledge base and skills necessary to effectively engage clients in an exploration of their spiritual and religious lives to further the therapeutic process. Through an examination of the 2009 ASERVIC Competencies for Addressing Spiritual and Religious Issues in Counseling and the use of evidence-based tools and techniques, this book will guide you in providing services to clients presenting with these deeply sensitive and personal issues. Numerous strategies for clinical application are offered throughout the book, and new chapters on mindfulness, ritual, 12-step spirituality, prayer, and feminine spirituality enhance application to practice. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

A Research Agenda For DSM V

A Research Agenda For DSM V
Author: David J. Kupfer,Michael B. First,Darrel A. Regier
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-08-13
ISBN 10: 9781585627721
ISBN 13: 1585627720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Research Agenda For DSM V Book Review:

In the ongoing quest to improve our psychiatric diagnostic system, we are now searching for new approaches to understanding the etiological and pathophysiological mechanisms that can improve the validity of our diagnoses and the consequent power of our preventive and treatment interventions -- venturing beyond the current DSM paradigm and DSM-IV framework. This thought-provoking volume -- produced as a partnership between the American Psychiatric Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse -- represents a far-reaching attempt to stimulate research and discussion in the field in preparation for the eventual start of the DSM-V process, still several years hence. The book Explores a variety of basic nomenclature issues, including the desirability of rating the quality and quantity of information available to support the different disorders in the DSM in order to indicate the disparity of empirical support across the diagnostic system. Offers a neuroscience research agenda to guide development of a pathophysiologically based classification for DSM-V, which reviews genetic, brain imaging, postmortem, and animal model research and includes strategic insights for a new research agenda. Presents highlights of recent progress in developmental neuroscience, genetics, psychology, psychopathology, and epidemiology, using a bioecological perspective to focus on the first two decades of life, when rapid changes in behavior, emotion and cognition occur. Discusses how to address two important gaps in the current DSM-IV: (1) the categorical method of diagnosing personality disorders and their relationship with Axis I disorders, and (2) the limited provision for the diagnosis of relational disorders -- suggesting a research agenda for personality disorders that considers replacing the current categorical approach with a dimensional classification of personality. Reevaluates the relationship between mental disorders and disability, asserting that research into disability and impairment would benefit from the diagnosis of mental disorders be uncoupled from a requirement for impairment or disability to foster a more vigorous research agenda on the etiologies, courses, and treatment of mental disorders as well as disabilities and to avert unintended consequences of delayed diagnosis and treatment. Examines the importance of culture in psychopathology and the main cultural variables at play in the diagnostic process, stating that training present and future professionals in the need to include cultural factors in the diagnostic process is a logical step in any attempt to develop comprehensive research programs in psychology, psychiatry, and related disciplines. This fascinating work, with contributions from an international group of research investigators, reaches into the core of psychiatry, providing invaluable background and insights for all psychology and psychiatry professionals -- food for thought and further research that will be relevant for years to come.

Tropic of Chaos

Tropic of Chaos
Author: Christian Parenti
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 1568586620
ISBN 13: 9781568586625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropic of Chaos Book Review:

From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the era of climate wars has begun. Extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and state failure. In Tropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti travels along the front lines of this gathering catastrophe--the belt of economically and politically battered postcolonial nations and war zones girding the planet's midlatitudes. Here he finds failed states amid climatic disasters. But he also reveals the unsettling presence of Western military forces and explains how they see an opportunity in the crisis to prepare for open-ended global counterinsurgency. Parenti argues that this incipient "climate fascism" -- a political hardening of wealthy states-- is bound to fail. The struggling states of the developing world cannot be allowed to collapse, as they will take other nations down as well. Instead, we must work to meet the challenge of climate-driven violence with a very different set of sustainable economic and development policies.