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Addiction has become an epidemic in our society that is destroying the lives of people around the world at a rapidly increasing rate. When families have a loved one or even a friend who has been drawn into the world of drugs and alcohol addiction, or addiction of any kind, they are faced with the same challenging questions: is there a way out? Can a person truly break free from the bondage of addiction? The answer is YES YOU CAN!
Addiction of any kind can be beaten. There is hope and there is a way. The journey of recovery is a process of rebuilding every aspect of an individual’s life. It’s the exciting journey of discovering who you really are and who God created you to be. No matter how bad the situation, God has a plan to restore and redeem the life of an addict. Your best life is just one decision away! Brennan was addicted to drugs and alcohol for 15 years before he gave his life to Christ. He has overcome drug and alcohol addiction and has been sober for the past 13 years. This book is a practical guide of his first-hand experience and his personal journey in overcoming addiction. May God bless you and empower you to overcome as you read this book!
CRC is a dynamic, vibrant, growing group of churches that is making an impact in thousands of people’s lives all over the world. Pastor At Boshoff is the founder and visionary leader of CRC nationally and internationally. Brennan is serving in full time pastoral ministry, in the CRC vision, under the leadership of Pastor Glenn Schroder (Senior Pastor of CRC Durban, Ballito and Hillcrest) for the past 13 years.
'Compassionate' Guardian 'Extremely affecting' Scotsman As a teenager, Harriet Shawcross stopped speaking at school for almost a year. As an adult, she became fascinated by the limits of language. From the inexpressible trauma of trench warfare and the aftermath of natural disaster to the taboo of coming out, Harriet studies wartime poet George Oppen, interviews the author of The Vagina Monologues, meets Nepalese earthquake-survivors and the founders of The Samaritans, asking why words scare us and what makes us silent.
Easy massage routines to soothe your baby and communicate love. To a baby, touch is talk, and with these soothing techniques, you and your child can share some of your most fulfilling communicative moments. Calm and comfort your baby from head to toe with a step-by-step full-body massage; discover ways to incorporate massage into your baby's day-to-day routine; and ease common ailments such as colic, teething, and constipation. With expert guidance from a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, explore the physical and emotional benefits of baby massage and enjoy this most intimate way to relax, soothe, and nurture.
Open your eyes to the meaning of your dreams and take advantage of their incredible power for self-improvement. Find out how to decode and interpret your dreams to reveal how the images, stories and emotions you experience in sleep are deeply connected to your waking life. Learn dream skills that will enable you to train your mind to access your unconscious and open the gateway to self-discovery. Explore hundreds of dream meanings, shine a light on the unique associations you bring to your dream world, and follow expert psychotherapeutic advice to act on the messages your unconscious mind is sending you. Use your dreams to identify and overcome obstacles, realise latent talent, get to the root of how you really feel about the people in your life, and much more.
Now a Netflix Original Series! The Breakfast Club meets Leah on the Offbeat in this story of female friendships that break all the rules. The Shoplifters Anonymous meetings that sixteen-year-old Moe is forced to attend are usually punctuated by the snores of an oldman and the whining of the world's unhappiest housewife. Until the day that Tabitha Foster and Elodie Shaw walk in. Tabitha has just about everything she wants: money, friends, popularity, a hot boyfriend who worships her...and clearly a yen for stealing. So does Elodie, who, despite her goodie-two-shoes attitude pretty much has "klepto" written across her forehead in indelible marker. But both of them are nothing compared to Moe, a bad girl with an even worse reputation. Tabitha, Elodie, and Moe: a beauty queen, a wallflower, and a burnout-a more unlikely trio high school has rarely seen. And yet, when Tabitha challenges them to a steal-off, so begins a strange alliance linked by the thrill of stealing and the reasons that spawn it. Hollywood screenwriter Kirsten Smith tells this story from multiple perspectives with humour and warmth as three very different girls who are supposed to be learning the steps to recovery end up learning the rules of friendship.
Make excellent sleep a life-changing reality for you - now. New science has revealed the importance of sleep as one of the key foundation stones of good health. Take control of your sleep with over 40 proven strategies, based on a 360 degree approach to achieving excellent sleep. Find targeted meditation, movement and breathing exercises; discover how light, colour, and sound could hold the key to healthy sleep; and find out how to get to the root of the underlying causes of chronic sleep problems. Reset your sleep patterns to suit your lifestyle and draw on practical techniques to overcome common sleep disruptors, including stress, jet-lag, and shift-work. Let the dream of better sleep become a life-changing reality.
Use breathwork to transform every area of your life. New science has revealed the effectiveness of breathwork to balance the body, relieve stress, control anxiety, boost self-esteem and more. In a beautifully illustrated package, Breathwork gives you 50 step-by-step practices that you can use at home, each with expert advice on body position, depth of breath, speed of breath, visualization, duration and repetition. Techniques include conscious connected breathing, pranayama and qigong breathwork. With internationally renowned author and teacher Nathalia Westmacott-Brown, you'll learn how to breathe mindfully and with control, using different breath practices for targeted outcomes - from overcoming insomnia to releasing anger or relieving depression. Breathing with purpose can help you to heal - and become the healthiest and happiest you can be.
New in paperback, Mike Jay's global history of intoxication looks at the earliest archaeological evidence of drug use, the botanicals of the classical world, the mind-bending self-experiments of early scientists and today's `war on drugs'. Every society is a high society. Every day, people drink coffee on European terraces, chew betel nut in Indonesian markets, take coca leaf on Andean mountainsides and smoke tobacco in every nation on earth. This striking and lyrical book, beautifully illustrated with rarely seen paintings, photographs and engravings from the Wellcome Collection, explores the international spectrum of drug use in cultures throughout the modern world: medicines, religious sacraments, status symbols and coveted trade goods. `Fascinating and highly recommended' - Psychedelic Press `Straightforward and engaging storytelling and cool headed analysis of use of, and attitudes towards, mind-altering drugs ... deserves high praise for rendering a complex, controversial topic with clarity and elegance. It's also good looking ... quite marvellous' - British Medical Journal
From the brilliant psychoanalyst behind Strictly Bipolar and What is Madness, a short and fascinating guide to the history of human sleep - and why we can't seem to sleep any more 'Persuasive, absorbing and refreshingly sane... [A] bracing and important intervention in the debate... Leader points the way to a richer and more humane understanding of our problems with sleep' Guardian One in four adults sleeps badly. Sleeping pill prescriptions have increased dramatically over the last three decades, as have the incidence of sleep clinics. Sleep used to be a natural state, easy as breathing, but increasingly it is an insecure commodity. ...Isn't it? Our relationship to sleep surfaces and resurfaces throughout human history, each time telling us something new about our indivudual and collective psychology. From the industrial revolution to blue-light on our phones, from the ancient art of dream interpretation to the modern science of Freud, sleep is connected to wider social patterns, to shifting norms and expectations. Weaving together cultural, social, economic and psychoanalytic influences, Darian Leader delves into the truth about this universal human experience.
Scientific research into sleep has dramatically increased during the past decade, with greater understanding of the hormonal and brain activity during sleep which has a key influence on your health and wellbeing. This expert, accessible book presents a combination of sleep hygiene, evidence-based techniques, psychological skills, and mindfulness practices to help improve your sleep. It examines common myths and stereotypes which may damage your chances of sleeping well, and gives tips for dealing with your sleep problems effectively. Topics include: How much sleep you really need Sleep quality and quantity Underlying issues, such as stressful life events, depression and anxiety Physical clinical problems, such as snoring, sleep apnea and asthma Perpetuating factors of sleep issues such as habits, perceptions, attributions, beliefs and thoughts Insomnia - wired and tired Psychoeducation to help with sleep problems, with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT; CBT-I, along with stimulus control, sleep/bed restriction therapy, worry time, and paradoxical intention Sleep hygiene, such as de-cluttering, eating, regular behaviours, exercise. Behavioural sleep interventions for parents with babies and young children Practical application of mindfulness
A 66-day plan for going sugar-free from an eating disorder specialist and therapist who broke free of her own sugar addiction. Our relationship with food can be complicated: for many, food soothes painful emotions, it nurtures, it numbs, it provides a 'high'. Breaking Up With Sugar offers a plan for the complete transformation of many people's destructive relationship with food. For these people, sugar is often the culprit: it produces physical, neurological and endocrine changes that render the individual powerless over their compulsion to eat. Molly Carmel struggled with her own eating disorder for over 20 years and finding no solutions in available treatments, she created The Beacon, where she helps clients recover from similar addictions. Her step-by-step instructions are designed to take the guesswork out of sugar-free eating and help people start a new, healthier relationship with food. With 8 vows to return to and rely on, and guidance on how to divorce dieting forever, Breaking Up With Sugar offers an individualised, sustainable and realistic plan for eating and thriving for life.
Find peace in a restless world `James's heartfelt gentleness and masterful wisdom shine through in his teachings. His expertise lies in his ability to light the path for others to find their own way' Richard Miller, clinical psychologist, researcher and yogic scholar In today's fast-paced world, we've never been busier. We're surrounded by pressures from work, family, study and social media. It can feel like there's never time to truly switch off and relax. But the answer is simpler than you think - and it's within you. Through simple, easily learned techniques The Book of Rest reveals how to find a moment of peace even in the busiest of days, and a path to a calmer, happier and more relaxed you.
A former drug addict turned behavioural neuroscientist reveals how
drugs work in the brain ― and what we can do to fight addiction.
DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology.
NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY, 9th Edition, is unique in its organization by diets rather than by organ systems or disease states and distinguishes itself through rich pedagogical features that require students to apply their knowledge as they learn it. This text provides core nutrition concepts and up-to-date clinical content at a level that is accessible to the range of health care team members who are responsible for a client's nutrition needs. NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY provides the basic facts and a wealth of practical information readers need to assume their responsibility for nutrition care.
Whether you are new to meditation, or looking to grow your existing knowledge, this practical guide on how to meditate provides everything you need to start (or continue) your meditative journey. Want to improve your concentration and memory, and reduce stress? Meditation is scientifically proven to do both. Do I need to sit in a special pose? How long should I meditate for? Is meditation religious? With myth-busting facts and easy-to-follow advice, Practical Meditation guides you through your first taste of meditation, to how to master the key techniques and deepen your practice. Find the styles that suit you by exploring over 30 step-by-step meditations, from Mindfulness Meditation to Tai Chi. Discover the benefits of meditation on your mind and body, examining how it works and the scientific evidence behind its effects. Use the short "mini-meditations" to fit meditation into a busy lifestyle, or to sample a range of different styles, then learn how to set up a practice that works for you. Clear, practical advice helps you build meditation into your daily life, so you can find peace and stillness anytime, anywhere - at home, on the beach, or on a business trip.
We cannot know how to fix a problem until we understand its causes. But even for some of the most common mental health problems, three specialists might offer you three completely different treatments. As a cognitive neuropsychiatrist, Professor Anthony David brings together many fields of study, from social and cognitive psychology to neurology. The key for each patient might be anything from a traumatic memory to a chemical imbalance, an unhealthy way of thinking or a hidden tumour. Patrick believes he is dead; Jennifer's schizophrenia medication seems to bring on the symptoms of Parkinson's; Emma is in a coma - or is she just refusing to respond? These are the fascinating case studies that have driven the most startling insights in Anthony's forty-year career studying illnesses at the edge of human understanding.
"A Man's Workbook" offers a companion product that is tied seamlessly to the "Helping Men Recover Facilitator's Guide." This participant workbook has four modules (self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality) and allows men to process and record the therapeutic experience. It contains exercises for use in group sessions, summaries of information presented from the facilitator's guide, and reflection questions and activities for use after group sessions. There is also a criminal justice version of the workbook which is designed specifically for men in criminal justice settings.
The authoritative guide for dietetic students and both new and experienced dietitians - endorsed by the British Dietetic Association Now in its sixth edition, the bestselling Manual of Dietetic Practice has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the most recent developments and research on the topic. Published on behalf of the British Dietetic Association, this comprehensive resource covers the entire dietetics curriculum, and is an ideal reference text for healthcare professionals to develop their expertise and specialist skills in the realm of dietetic practice. This important guide includes: The latest developments and scientific evidence in the field New data on nutrition and health surveillance programs Revised and updated evidence-based guidelines for dietetic practice An exploration of how Public Health England has influenced the field Practical advice on public health interventions and monitoring A companion website with helpful materials to support and develop learning Written for dietitians, clinical nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals by leading dietitians and other professionals, the Manual of Dietetic Practice continues to provide a crucial resource for experts and novices alike.
The education system in South Africa is struggling to help learners to develop their full potential, particularly those from poor and rural communities. Research has shown that a lack of communication skills has become a major challenge and a barrier to learning for many learners. The current situation in this country requires us to consider not only children who have specific communication impairments, but also those battling to develop communication skills when their situation places them at a severe disadvantage. Speech-language therapy in a school context is a much-needed academic text for training students in speech-language therapy and audiology to work effectively in an educational environment. Speech-language therapy in a school context promotes collaborative practices among professionals, including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, learning support therapists and teachers, while reinforcing the ethical principles and practices required by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. It provides theory and practical guidelines in line with the Revised National Curriculum Statement and is supported by interactive learning activities. Chapters include the following: Speech-language therapy in a multicultural context; Inclusive education in South Africa; Communication as a critical resource for everyday living, learning and earning; Institutional language policies: the South African Schools Act; Multilingualism and primary language impairment; Ensuring culture-fair assessment and intervention; Integrated classroom-based speech-language services; Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems; Educational psychology in South Africa. Speech-language therapy in a school context is aimed at students in speech-language therapy and audiology and is also a valuable foundational text for practicing therapists.
'I started Lucy's routine on Saturday night and even with a cold Theodore has been sleeping through all week. I actually can't believe it! I feel like a new person. Thank you Lucy!' Vogue Williams 'If you're a parent who needs a helping hand, and who wants a gentle approach that gets results, Lucy's got your back.' Natalie Millman, Deputy Editor, Mother and Baby Lucy Wolfe, a baby and child sleep expert, introduces the stay-and-support method for parents who want to help their babies sleep through the night. With sleep-shaping supports for newborns, top tips for toddlers, and advice for older children up to the age of six, Lucy's approach provides a gentle and emotionally considerate way to get your little one to sleep - without leaving them alone to cry, ensuring they feel loved, safe and secure at all times. To date, this 98% effective method has helped over 4,000 parents, with most reporting improvements within the first seven days of introducing the recommendations. Now it's your turn! The Baby Sleep Solution will help you: -Discover the issues that prevent your baby from sleeping through the night -Tailor your own personal routine to suit your child's temperament -Deal with real-life disruptions such as balancing feeding and sleep, landing the nap, returning to work, holidays, daycare, sickness and teething -Develop good sleep habits that will last your baby a lifetime The Baby Sleep Solution provides all the support needed for both baby and you to get what everyone needs - a good night's sleep!
Now thoroughly updated and presented in an innovative new format, this proven resource provides a detailed, versatile guide to the care and treatment of individuals with speech sound disorders. Covering a wide range of disorders spanning client ages, populations, and settings, this authoritative book is ideal for both students and professionals. In addition to extensive updates reflecting recent clinical and theoretical advances, the new, groundbreaking Third Edition offers two valuable resources in one convenient package, complementing the traditional book with an extensive digital workbook. Digital materials include hands-on exercises to help you practice analyses and procedures described in the text, as well as downloadable forms. What hasn't changed is the book's signature practical focus, with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and varied options for clinical treatment to ensure an appropriate approach based on each client's unique needs.
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