The Body Never Lies The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting

The Body Never Lies  The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting
Author: Alice Miller,Andrew Jenkins
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-08-17
ISBN 10: 0393328635
ISBN 13: 9780393328639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body Never Lies The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting Book Review:

The renowned Swiss psychoanalyst and author of The Drama of the Gifted Child and Prisoners of Childhood investigates the long-term consequences of childhood abuse on the body, drawing on patient experiences as well as the biographical stories of famous figures to demonstrate how negative elements from a childhood can manifest into adult illness. Reprint.

Your Body Never Lies

Your Body Never Lies
Author: Michio Kushi
Publsiher: Square One Pub
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2005-07
ISBN 10: 9780757002670
ISBN 13: 0757002676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Body Never Lies Book Review:

Too often, conventional medicine fails to detect illness—especially when it first begins and is easiest to cure. But Oriental diagnosis, an ancient holistic system of knowledge, can often discover physical problems even before they arise. Now Your Body Never Lies helps you both understand and use this natural, noninvasive approach to restoring good health. Your Body Never Lies starts by explaining the principles of Oriental medicine. It then shows you how to detect and understand health problems simply by looking at the mouth, lips, and teeth; eyes; nose, cheeks, and ears; forehead; hair; hands; feet; and skin. Clear diagrams and easy-to-use charts assist you in quickly recognizing signs of illness so that you can begin working toward a state of balanced well-being. Here is a complete guide to Oriental diagnosis, a revolutionary yet centuries-old way to preserve health and harmony.

The Truth Will Set You Free

The Truth Will Set You Free
Author: Alice Miller
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-03-21
ISBN 10: 0465004628
ISBN 13: 9780465004621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth Will Set You Free Book Review:

More than twenty years ago, a little-known Swiss psychoanalyst wrote a book that changed the way many people viewed themselves and their world. In simple but powerful prose, the deeply moving Drama of the Gifted Child showed how parents unconsciously form and deform the emotional lives of their children. Alice Miller's stories about the roots of suffering in childhood resonated with readers, and her book soon became a backlist best seller.In The Truth Will Set You Free Miller returns to the intensely personal tone and themes of her best-loved work. Only by embracing the truth of our past histories can any of us hope to be free of pain in the present, she argues. Miller uses vivid true stories to reveal the perils of early-childhood mistreatment and the dangers of mindless obedience to parental will. Drawing on the latest research on brain development, she shows how spanking and humiliation produce dangerous levels of denial, which leads in turn to emotional blindness and to mental barriers that cut off awareness and the ability to learn new ways of acting. If this cycle repeats itself, the grown child will perpetrate the same abuse on later generations--a message vitally important, especially given the increasing popularity of programs like Tough Love and of "child disciplinarians" like James Dobson. The Truth Will Set You Free will provoke and inform all readers who want to know Alice Miller's latest thinking on this important subject.

A Dead Body Never Lies

A Dead Body Never Lies
Author: Rohayu Binti Shahar Adnan
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 9789814914260
ISBN 13: 9814914266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dead Body Never Lies Book Review:

Speaking the truth with impartial scientific knowledge, and advocating justice for the silent. Words and actions can mean a thousand things in any mortality case, but only the body can provide the truth to decipher the cause of death. Dr. Rohayu, a Forensic Pathologist knows she has a duty to the dead and lives by the statement, "a dead body never lies." She has taken the unsaid oath to be the voice and safeguard the ones who are not able to tell their story. With Malaysia's diverse melting pot of race, culture, and religion, Dr. Rohayu has been through a plethora of extraordinary scenarios. It is no ordinary walk in the park when social stigmas, and taboos come into play, but rest assured Dr. Rohayu is committed to seek justice and provide closure. A food enthusiast with an infectious bubbly demeanor, Dr. Rohayu never fails to bring a little flare into her field of work. With the help of her co-author Fatin, they have transformed her work to be a compelling piece of art for the world to see and understand. No doubt in Dr. Rohayu and Fatin's mind, every single person deserves to be heard, the right to love, and freedom to be their true self. With a combination of science and empathy, they have created a unique piece of writing. Step into Dr. Rohayu's shoes as she brings you through these ten cases, she believes can be an educational one, and serves as a beacon of hope to the people who feel their voices are not worthy enough to be heard.

Free from Lies Discovering Your True Needs

Free from Lies  Discovering Your True Needs
Author: Alice Miller
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2009-06-28
ISBN 10: 0393072681
ISBN 13: 9780393072686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free from Lies Discovering Your True Needs Book Review:

“[Alice Miller] illuminates the dark corners of child abuse as few other scholars have done.”—Jordan Riak, NoSpank.net Since the landmark publication of The Drama of the Gifted Child, no one has been more influential than Alice Miller in empowering adults whose lives were maimed emotionally and physically as children. Now Dr. Miller goes even further, presenting groundbreaking theories that enhance communication between therapist and patient and enable the adult to express powerful emotions that have been trapped for years. Practical and perceptive, Miller’s work explains what we can expect from therapy, how we can identify the causes of our own pain, and why subconscious pain, unaddressed for decades, manifests itself later as depression, self-mutilation, primal inadequacy, and chronic loneliness. With its responses to readers’ letters and powerful stories, Free from Lies is the culmination of a life devoted to healing others.

Thou Shalt Not Be Aware

Thou Shalt Not Be Aware
Author: Alice Miller
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1998-10-15
ISBN 10: 146680677X
ISBN 13: 9781466806771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thou Shalt Not Be Aware Book Review:

Originally published in 1984, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware explodes Freud's notions of "infantile sexuality" and helps to bring to the world's attention the brutal reality of child abuse, changing forever our thoughts of "traditional" methods of child-rearing. Dr. Miller exposes the harsh truths behind children's "fantasies" by examining case histories, works of literature, dreams, and the lives of such people as Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Gustave Flaubert, and Samuel Beckett. Now with a new preface by Lloyd de Mause and a new introduction by the author, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware continues to bring an essential understanding to the confrontation and treatment of the devastating effects of child abuse.

From Rage to Courage Answers to Readers Letters

From Rage to Courage  Answers to Readers  Letters
Author: Alice Miller
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2009-10-12
ISBN 10: 0393337898
ISBN 13: 9780393337891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Rage to Courage Answers to Readers Letters Book Review:

Collects therapeutic answers to hundreds of reader letters, in a volume that explores the controversial connection between childhood trauma and physical illness, drug use, crime, and future cycles of abuse.

Banished Knowledge

Banished Knowledge
Author: Alice Miller
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-03-21
ISBN 10: 0307816915
ISBN 13: 9780307816917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banished Knowledge Book Review:

In direct opposition to the Freudian drive theory, the author of the best-selling The Drama Of The Gifted Child believes that children, at birth, are inherently good, and she traces all forms of criminal deeds to past mistreatments.

Your Face Never Lies

Your Face Never Lies
Author: Michio Kushi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1983-05-01
ISBN 10: 1101662328
ISBN 13: 9781101662328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Face Never Lies Book Review:

A quick glance in the mirror can tell you much about your health. The shape of your face alone reveals a great deal. Your posture, skin tone, facial structures, and handwriting can tell you even more. They all reflect the vitality of your constitution at birth, the quality of your diet, and the strengths and weaknesses of your internal organs. Your Face Never Lies will lead you beyond the narrow limits of western medicine. Much more than a tool for helping those who are ill, the ancient skill described by macrobiotics expert Michio Kushi, will help you to better understand yourself, your life, and your relationship with nature. And, through the enhancement of your inherent observational abilities, this time-proven technique can begin to benefit you and those around you in only a few days.

The Untouched Key

The Untouched Key
Author: Alice Miller
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-05-09
ISBN 10: 0307816923
ISBN 13: 9780307816924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Untouched Key Book Review:

As in her former books, Alice Miller again focusses on facts. She is as determined as ever to cut through the veil that, for thousands of years now, has been so meticulously woven to shroud the truth. And when she lifts that veil and brushes it aside, the results are astonishing, as is amply demonstrated by her analyses of the works of Nietzsche, Picasso, Kollwitz, Keaton and others. With the key shunned by so many for so long - childhood - she opens rusty looks and offers her readers a wealth of unexpected perspectives.What did Picasso express in "Guernica"? Why did Buster Keaton never smile? Why did Nietzsche heap so much opprobrium on women and religion, and lose his mind for eleven years? Why did Hitler and Stalin become tyrannical mass murderers? Alice Miller investigates these and other questions thoroughly in this book. She draws from her discoveries the conclusion that human beings are not "innately" destructive, that they are made that way by ignorance, abuse, and neglect, particularly if no sympathetic witness comes to their aid. She also shows why some mistreated children do not become criminals but instead bear witness as artists to the truth about their childhoods, even though in purely intuitive and unconscious ways.

The Body Lies

The Body Lies
Author: Jo Baker
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0525566058
ISBN 13: 9780525566052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body Lies Book Review:

When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she's desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of a new life and single motherhood, her nerves continue to jangle. To make matters worse, a vicious debate about violence against women inflames the tensions and mounting rivalries in her creative writing group. When a troubled student starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises herself as the main character in his book - and he has written her a horrific fate.

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score
Author: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN 10: 1101608307
ISBN 13: 9781101608302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body Keeps the Score Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestseller “Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

The True Drama of the Gifted Child

The True Drama of the Gifted Child
Author: Martin Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN 10: 9781980668947
ISBN 13: 1980668949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True Drama of the Gifted Child Book Review:

The ,,true" Drama of the Gifted Child is a biography of the famous childhood researcher Alice Miller. As her son and as an experienced psychotherapist I discovered the secret who Alice Miller really was. My mother always cared that nothing of her private life got public. She created a fictional character in her books and in mine she gets a real person, a man of flesh and blood.It's also my history because I describe, how it is when you are faced, as a child and in second generation, with the not coped post-war trauma of your parents.Alice Miller created a mother image in her books she never complied. My book shows what happens when you do not overcome your traumas and you pass them on the next generation. The book is also a concrete application of Alice Miller's theory. It shows how you can overcome the terrible legacy of your parents in a therapeutical way.I can release myself of the filial involvement with my parents by having elaborated my own biography.

Trauma and Memory

Trauma and Memory
Author: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 158394995X
ISBN 13: 9781583949955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma and Memory Book Review:

In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? While some argue that traumatic memories are unreliable and not useful, others insist that we absolutely must rely on memory to make sense of past experience. Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr. Levine suggests that there are elements of truth in both camps. While acknowledging that memory can be trusted, he argues that the only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind. While much work has been done in the field of trauma studies to address "explicit" traumatic memories in the brain (such as intrusive thoughts or flashbacks), much less attention has been paid to how the body itself stores "implicit" memory, and how much of what we think of as "memory" actually comes to us through our (often unconsciously accessed) felt sense. By learning how to better understand this complex interplay of past and present, brain and body, we can adjust our relationship to past trauma and move into a more balanced, relaxed state of being. Written for trauma sufferers as well as mental health care practitioners, Trauma and Memory is a groundbreaking look at how memory is constructed and how influential memories are on our present state of being.

Your Body Doesn t Lie

Your Body Doesn t Lie
Author: Dr. John Diamond
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1989-02-22
ISBN 10: 9780446358477
ISBN 13: 0446358479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Body Doesn t Lie Book Review:

YOUR BODY DOESN'T LIE! YOU CAN ASK IT WHAT'S BEST FOR YOUR HEALTH. A simple muscle test can tell you what stimuli can strengthen or weaken you--how your body responds to stress, posture, specific foods, emotions, and your entire social and physical environments. Based on the role of the thymus gland in regulating body energy, this laboratory-tested method can guide you into a more vital, healthier way of life. Begin benefiting now from Dr. John Diamond's unique, personal synthesis of developments in psychiatry, preventive medicine, kinesiology, nutrition, and music therapy.

Your Blood Never Lies

Your Blood Never Lies
Author: James B. LaValle
Publsiher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 0757053505
ISBN 13: 9780757053504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Blood Never Lies Book Review:

A standard blood test indicates how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers. Unfortunately, most of us cannot decipher these results ourselves, nor can we even formulate the right questions to ask about them—or we couldn’t until now. In Your Blood Never Lies, best-selling author James LaValle clears up the mystery surrounding blood test results. In simple language, he explains all of the information found on these forms, making it understandable and accessible. This means that you can look at the results yourself and know the significance of each marker. Dr. LaValle even recommends the most effective conventional and complementary treatments for dealing with any problematic findings. Rounding out the book are the names of test markers that should be requested for a more complete physical picture. A blood test can reveal so much about your body, but only if you can interpret the results. Your Blood Never Lies provides the up-to-date information you need to take control of your health.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Drama of the Gifted Child
Author: Alice Miller
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008-12-15
ISBN 10: 0786743611
ISBN 13: 9780786743612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Drama of the Gifted Child Book Review:

The bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and pain Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb.... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

A Disease Called Childhood

A Disease Called Childhood
Author: Marilyn Wedge
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN 10: 1101639636
ISBN 13: 9781101639634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Disease Called Childhood Book Review:

A surprising new look at the rise of ADHD in America, arguing for a better paradigm for diagnosing and treating our children In 1987, only 3 percent of American children were diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD. By 2000, that number jumped to 7 percent, and in 2014 the number rose to an alarming 11 percent. To combat the disorder, two thirds of these children, some as young as three years old, are prescribed powerful stimulant drugs like Ritalin and Adderall to help them cope with symptoms. Meanwhile, ADHD rates have remained relatively low in other countries such as France, Finland, and the United Kingdom, and Japan, where the number of children diagnosed with and medicated for ADHD is a measly 1 percent or less. Alarmed by this trend, family therapist Marilyn Wedge set out to understand how ADHD became an American epidemic. If ADHD were a true biological disorder of the brain, why was the rate of diagnosis so much higher in America than it was abroad? Was a child's inattention or hyperactivity indicative of a genetic defect, or was it merely the expression of normal behavior or a reaction to stress? Most important, were there alternative treatments that could help children thrive without resorting to powerful prescription drugs? In an effort to answer these questions, Wedge published an article in Psychology Today entitled "Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD" in which she argued that different approaches to therapy, parenting, diet, and education may explain why rates of ADHD are so much lower in other countries. In A Disease Called Childhood, Wedge examines how myriad factors have come together, resulting in a generation addictied to stimulant drugs, and a medical system that encourages diagnosis instead of seeking other solutions. Writing with empathy and dogged determination to help parents and children struggling with an ADHD diagnosis, Wedge draws on her decades of experience, as well as up-to-date research, to offer a new perspective on ADHD. Instead of focusing only on treating symptoms, she looks at the various potential causes of hyperactivity and inattention in children and examines behavioral and environmental, as opposed to strictly biological, treatments that have been proven to help. In the process, Wedge offers parents, teachers, doctors, and therapists a new paradigm for child mental health--and a better, happier, and less medicated future for American children

Don t Swallow Your Gum

Don t Swallow Your Gum
Author: Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS,Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman, MD
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 1429969490
ISBN 13: 9781429969499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Swallow Your Gum Book Review:

People have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and health that are just plain wrong. DON'T SWALLOW YOUR GUM! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies. Entries dispel the following myths and more: - You need to drink 8 glasses of water a day - Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years - You can catch poison ivy from someone who has it - If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within five seconds, it's safe to eat - Strangers have poisoned kids' Halloween candy With the perfect blend of authoritative research and a breezy, accessible tone, DON'T SWALLOW YOUR GUM is full of enlightening, practical, and quirky facts that will debunk some of the most perennial misconceptions we believe about our health and well-being.

Your Body

Your Body
Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2009-07-21
ISBN 10: 1449392016
ISBN 13: 9781449392017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Body Book Review:

What, exactly, do you know about your body? Do you know how your immune system works? Or what your pancreas does? Or the myriad -- and often simple -- ways you can improve the way your body functions? This full-color, visually rich guide answers these questions and more. Matthew MacDonald, noted author of Your Brain: The Missing Manual, takes you on a fascinating tour of your body from the outside in, beginning with your skin and progressing to your vital organs. You'll look at the quirks, curiosities, and shortcomings we've all learned to live with, and pick up just enough biology to understand how your body works. You'll learn: That you shed skin more frequently than snakes do Why the number of fat cells you have rarely changes, no matter how much you diet or exercise -- they simply get bigger or smaller How you can measure and control fat That your hair is made from the same stuff as horses' hooves That you use only a small amount of the oxygen you inhale Why blood pressure is a more important health measure than heart rate -- with four ways to lower dangerously high blood pressure Why our bodies crave foods that make us fat How to use heart rate to shape an optimal workout session -- one that's neither too easy nor too strenuous Why a tongue with just half a dozen taste buds can identify thousands of flavors Why bacteria in your gut outnumbers cells in your body -- and what function they serve Why we age, and why we can't turn back the clock What happens to your body in the minutes after you die Rather than dumbed-down self-help or dense medical text, Your Body: The Missing Manual is entertaining and packed with information you can use. It's a book that may well change your life. Reader comments for Your Brain: The Missing Manual, also by author Matthew MacDonald: "Popular books on the brain are often minefields of attractive but inaccurate information. This one manages to avoid most of the hype and easy faulty generalizations while providing easy to read and digest information about the brain. It has useful tricks without the breathless hype of many popular books."-- Elizabeth Zwicky, The Usenix Magazine "...a unique guide that should be sought after by any who want to maximize what they can accomplish with their mental abilities and resources."-- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review - Wisconsin Bookwatch "If you can't figure out how to use your brain after reading this guide, you may want to return your brain for another."-- The Sacramento Book Review, Volume 1, Issue 2, Page 19 "It's rare to find a book on any technical subject that is as well written and readable as Your Brain: The Missing Manual. The book covers pretty much anything you may want to know about your brain, from what makes it up, through how it develops to how to mitigate the affects of aging. The book is easy reading, fact packed and highlighted notes and practical applications. So if you want to learn more about your brain, how it works, how to get the best out of it or just want to stave off the ravages of Alzheimers (see chapter ten for details of how learning helps maintain your brain) then I can't recommend this book highly enough."-- Neil Davis, Amazon.co.uk "MacDonald's writing style is perfect for this kind of guide. It remains educational without becoming overly technical or using unexplained jargon. And even though the book covers a broad scope of topics, MacDonald keeps it well organized and easy to follow. The book captures your attention with fun facts and interesting studies that any person could apply to their own understanding of human ability. It has great descriptions of the brain and its interconnected parts, as well as providing full color pictures and diagrams to offer a better explanation of what the author is talking about."-- Janica Unruh, Blogcritics Magazine