Breaking Down is Waking up The Connection Between Psychological Distress and Spiritual Awakening

Author: Dr Russell Razzaque
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 1780287828
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist Dr Russell Razzaque explores startling new insights into the mind and mental distress. His extraordinary conclusion: mental illness, to which every one of us is vulnerable, can also be a form of spiritual awakening. Dr Razzaque's revelations are drawn from his experience at the frontline treating mental illness, as well as from ancient spiritual traditions and the breakthroughs of modern science - including neuroscience and quantum psychics. Both science and spirituality lead to the same inescapable conclusion - on the most fundamental level of reality there are no divisions or boundaries between anything or any one of us at all. Realising this will set us on the journey to achieving long-term health and happiness. Breaking Down Is Waking Up describes new forms of treatment for mental illness inspired by Eastern approaches and centring around practices such as mindfulness. These therapies go beyond just 'treating' episodes of mental distress but also, where possible, help an individual to complete the process of spiritual growth they have begun. This is an important new book that explores the deepest layers of what it really means to be human.

The Kevin Show

Author: Mary Pilon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632866846
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the NYT bestselling author of The Monopolists, the "fascinating" (People) story of Olympian Kevin Hall and the syndrome that makes him believe he stars in a television show of his life. Meet Kevin Hall: brother, son, husband, father, and Olympic sailor. Kevin has an Ivy League degree, a winning smile, and throughout his adult life, he has been engaged in an ongoing battle with a person that doesn't exist to anyone but him: the Director. In the tradition of Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind, journalist and NYT bestselling author Mary Pilon's The Kevin Show reveals the many-sided struggle--of Kevin, his family, and the medical profession--to understand and treat a psychiatric disorder whose euphoric highs and creative ties to pop culture have become inextricable from Kevin's experience of himself. Kevin suffers from what doctors are beginning to call the "Truman Show" delusion, a form of bipolar disorder named for the 1998 movie in which the main character realizes he is the star of a reality TV show. When the Director commands Kevin to do things, the results often lead to handcuffs, hospitalization, or both. Once he nearly drove a car into Boston Harbor. His girlfriend, now wife, was in the passenger seat. Interweaving Kevin's perspective--including excerpts from his journals and sketches--with police reports, medical records, and interviews with those who were present at key moments in his life, The Kevin Show is a bracing, suspenseful, and eye-opening view of the role that mental health plays in a seemingly ordinary life.

Breaking Down Is Waking Up

Author: Russell Razzaque
ISBN: 9781525231636
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dr Russell Razzaque is a London based Consultant Psychiatrist with twenty years experience in adult mental health. He has consulted for a number of organisations during his career including the UK Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, the University of Cambridge, and he currently works in the NHS in east London. He is also a published author in human psychology and has written for several publications including The Independent, The Guardian and Psychology Today. Russell's special interest is mindfulness and he has been practicing and researching it for ten years - as well as teaching it to professionals - and he has publications in peer reviewed journals on the subject. A further interest is in understanding consciousness, and the connection between spirituality and mental health. Currently he is leading a national trial of a new form of mental health provision known as Open Dialogue

Meditation f r Dummies

Author: Stephan Bodian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527685685
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sie hetzen von einem Termin zum nächsten, kommen nie zur Ruhe und wissen gar nicht mehr, was Erholung, innere Ruhe und Ausgeglichenheit sind? Versuchen Sie es mit Meditation. Dafür müssen Sie keineswegs zum einsamen Mönch werden, denn Meditation lässt sich auch in Ihren Alltag integrieren. Lassen Sie sich von Stephan Bodian auf diesem Weg begleiten. Er zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie durch einfache Meditationen Energie und Kraft tanken und wie Sie auch als erfahrener Meditierender mit besonderen Problemsituationen umgehen. Starten Sie Schritt für Schritt eine Reise in Ihr Inneres und finden Sie so zu mehr Ausgeglichenheit und Lebensfreude!

Spiritually Transformative Psychotherapy

Author: Steven R. Vazquez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442258128
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Spiritually Transformative Psychotherapy offers fresh insights into counseling people with diverse spiritual and religious philosophies. Grounded in theory and research, this text focuses on building contemplative methods like meditation into practice and provides valuable applications to help clients achieve spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

Spiritual Divorce

Author: Debbie Ford
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061849886
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Could the end of your marriage be the first step toward reclaiming your personal power and joyfully living the life of your dreams? If the answer is yes, this book is for you. Divorce rocks the very foundation of our beings, leaving us feeling lonely, flawed, enraged, undesirable, hopeless, and empty. In Spiritual Divorce, New York Times bestselling author Debbie Ford reveals how this devastation can be transformed into a profoundly enlightening experience. This empowering guide shows how the collapse of a marriage is, at root, a spiritual wake-up call, an opportunity to liberate ourselves and reclaim our lives. The end of a relationship—no matter who ends it—is a damaging moment. Ford offers a clear program for turning ruin into renewal.

Jetzt Die Kraft der Gegenwart

Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
ISBN: 3899010094
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dieses Buch, bestechend in seiner Einfachheit und Poesie, ist ein Augenöffner und Herzöffner für jeden, vom Anfänger in spirituellen Dingen bis zum "alten Hasen". Alle Hintertürchen werden sanft geschlossen, bis wir vor dem Jetzt stehen. Hier ist ein Tor, sagt Eckhart, nutze es! Die englischsprachige Version des Buches ist schon seit Monaten ein Geheimtipp, nun ist endlich die Übersetzung da. Kein Wunder, dass Eckhart Tolle so begehrt ist - die größten, tiefsten Wahr-heiten klingen bei ihm so einleuchtend, schlicht und klar, dass man plötzlich alles versteht, ja, nicht nur versteht, sondern erlebt. Dieser Moment, das Jetzt, das Hier, der Kö einfach ist der Fokus, und in der Einfachheit - welcher Reichtum! In jedem Wort schwingt das eigene Erleben des Autors mit, seine Demut, seine Liebe, seine Radikalität, sein Mitgefühl. Die Sprache ist exquisit und zugleich unbedingt präzise. Sorgsam werden wir in das Thema und seine eigene Begrifflichkeit eingeführt, jede Frage, die uns kommen könnte, wird beantwortet, jeder Einwand entlarvt. Eckhart zeigt uns, dass wir von Toren umgeben sind, die alle ins Erwachen führen - das Jetzt ist eins davon, doch auch unsere Beziehungen können zu Toren werden, unsere Konflikte, unser Leid. Das Leben beschert uns ständig neue Gelegenheiten und Eckhart macht uns wach dafür, aufmerksam. Er gibt uns unsere Macht zurück, unser Leben, unser Jetzt zu nützen. Denn: wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann?

Awakened Mind

Author: David Kundtz
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609252175
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following on the success of Quiet Mind, Awakened Mind is David Kundtz's newest book of meditations for living effectively and mindfully in a busy world. As the Navajo proverb says, "When we are pretending to be asleep, no one can awaken us." We must stop the pretending and "awaken" ourselves. The book contains more than a hundred reflections on life, gratitude, creativity, diversity, and spirituality, each with an inspiring quotation and an idea for putting that meditation to use in daily life.

Awaken Your Strongest Self

Author: Neil A. Fiore
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071470263
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is no ordinary book. This is your opportunity to take control of your life (rather than letting your life control "you"). It's a simple four-step program that anyone can do. You can go at your own pace. You can focus on your own issues. You can change the way you think and the way you act. You can totally rebuild your sense of self, on your own terms. That's because Dr. Neil Fiore, a renowned psychologist, lecturer, and bestselling author, created his groundbreaking new program with you in mind. He guides you on an empowering journey of discovery--a journey to your Strongest Self. He'll show you step-by-step how to let go of all your old baggage and live a new, richer life. "For anyone who has been stuck in old habit patterns--be it procrastination, difficulty maintaining commitments to exercise and health habits, or living with stress and anxiety--Dr. Neil Fiore provides both the tools for, and the hope of, rapid change." --Susan Page, author of "If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single?" "This book leads you in a step-by-step process to transform debilitating behavior into more satisfying and practical self-leadership skills." --Wendy Palmer, author of "The Practice of Freedom: Aikido Principles as a Spiritual Practice" You don't need a wake-up call to know that you need to change. The signs are right there in front of you: stress, fear, procrastination, self-doubt, and self-sabotage. But now you can do something about it. You can awaken your Strongest Self, rebuild your confidence, and unlock your true potential . . . in only four steps. Dr. Neil Fiore's revolutionary program makes it surprisingly easy to change your life, one small step at a time. He's already helped thousands of people with his gentle approach to awakening the mind. Using the latest discoveries of neuroscience, he's developed an effective technique that actually retrains the brain to "turn off" negative thoughts. By teaching your brain to respond differently to everyday things, you can overcome self-destructive habits, reduce dangerous levels of stress, and increase productivity and creativity. It's all part of a gradual but rewarding process--the full awakening of the Strongest Self you were meant to be. Discover how you can: Break free of old, ineffective patterns Step up to your "new brain" and voice Awaken the five qualities of your Strongest Self Put everything together to achieve your goals With each passing day, you'll feel stronger, more confident, and even downright joyful. Feelings of uncertainty, loneliness, and being overwhelmed will no longer have power over you. Instead, you'll be using the highest, most advanced part of your brain to take charge of your thoughts--and live the life you so richly deserve. This remarkable book gives you all the tools you need, including a special progress journal, a centering exercise, a stress quiz, self-talk suggestions, a chart for effective habit change, and personal posttests. It also features inspiring true stories of people just like you, people who kicked the habits that held them down and who turned their lives around. If they can do it, so can you. "Awaken Your Strongest Self." It's the best thing you can do--for your life, your family, your career . . . and yourself.