New Arrivals · Psychology

June 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Don't let your anxiety run your life : using the science of emotion regulation and mindfulness to overcome fear and worry

June 28, 2016
Klemanski, David H., author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, 2016.
vii, 217 pages ; 23 cm
"Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world. But studies now show there is a direct link between anxiety and how you respond to emotions. Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step guide for managing the thoughts and feelings that cause anxiety, worry, fear, and panic. Are your emotions causing you anxiety? Emotions can be quite beneficial--they help us communicate with others, and are deeply connected to special and important memories in our lives. But sometimes, emotions can have unwanted consequences, especially when they cause us fear or anxiety. Studies now show a direct link between emotion regulation and anxiety. Based in the latest research from a Yale University psychologist and professor, the simple yet powerful mindfulness tips in this book will help you stay calm, collected, and make significant improvements in your everyday life, whether at work, at home, or in your relationships. This is the first book to present an integrated model of mindfulness and emotion regulation--both clinically proven for reducing anxiety symptoms. Using these easy mindfulness practices, you'll learn to manage your emotions and lessen your anxiety, leading to improvements in your social life, work obligations, and family responsibilities."-- Provided by publisher.


June 28, 2016
Johnston, Joni E., 1960- author.
Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2014]
xvii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Putting it in perspective -- Wake up and smell the coffee -- The forces are with you -- All for one and one for all -- Just what is normal, anyway?
Breaks down all of the complexity of the human mind. Key concepts are explained in plain and simple language, and are supplemented with insightful infographics that help explain each concept in a visual format. Readers will learn everything from the physiology of the brain to the most popular theories of modern psychology to the most famous pioneers in the field (such as Freud and Jung). From behaviorism to social psychology to cognitive psychology, readers will learn what makes all of us tick and why we are who we are.

Exhaustion : a history

June 22, 2016
Schaffner, Anna Katharina.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
291 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Humors -- Sin -- Saturn -- Sexuality -- Nerves -- Capitalism -- Rest -- The death drive -- Depression -- Mystery viruses -- Burnout -- Epilogue: the future -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Being in balance : 9 principles for creating habits to match your desires

June 22, 2016
Dyer, Wayne W., author.
xi, 141 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Presents strategies to restore balance in life by offering nine principles for realigning thoughts to help attain desires.

Self-reg : how to help your child (and you) break the stress cycle and successfully engage with life

June 21, 2016
Shanker, Stuart, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I Self-Reg: Essential for Living and Learning -- The Power of Self-Reg -- More Than Marshmallows: Self-Regulation Versus Self-Control -- No Small Matter: Arousal Regulation and the Interbrain -- Under the Boab Tree: The Five-Domain Model for Self-Reg -- Part II The Five Domains -- Eat, Play, Sleep: The Biological Domain -- Monster in the Attic: The Emotion Domain -- Calm, Alert, and Learning: The Cognitive Domain -- A New Lens for Looking at Social Development: The Social Domain -- The Better Self: Empathy and the Prosocial Domain -- Part III Teens, Temptations, and Parents Under Pressure -- The Power and Perils of Adolescence -- More: Desire, Dopamine, and the Surprising Biology of Boredom (the Reward System) -- Parents Under Pressure: Where Do We Go from Here?.
"The first parenting book to bring the science and psychology of children's behavior together to build brain/body awareness for self-regulation and success,"

Pathways to possibility : transforming our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the world

June 21, 2016
Zander, Rosamund Stone, 1942- author.
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.
xvii, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Family systems therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander invites readers to shed the childhood stories that hold us back, and enter a realm of true maturity and fulfillment, where limitless growth becomes possible.

This is where you belong : the art and science of loving the place you live

June 20, 2016
Warnick, Melody, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
308 pages ; 24 cm
The lost art of staying put -- Lace up your sneakers -- Buy local -- Say Hi to neighbors -- Do something fun -- Commune with nature -- Volunteer -- Eat local food -- Get more political -- Create something -- Stay loyal -- Settle down.
"How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in This Is Where You Belong. She dives into the body of research around place attachment--the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well-being--then travels to towns across America to see it in action. Inspired by a growing movement of placemaking, she examines what its practitioners are doing to create likeable locales. She also speaks with frequent movers and loyal stayers around the country to learn what draws highly mobile Americans to a new city, and what makes us stay. What Warnick learns will inspire you to embrace your own community--and perhaps discover that the place where you live right home,"

Dream yoga : illuminating your life through lucid dreaming and the Tibetan yogas of sleep

June 17, 2016
Holecek, Andrew, 1955- author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., 2016.
xix, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Ego is the enemy

June 14, 2016
Holiday, Ryan, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio, Penguin, [2016]
xxv, 226 pages ; 19 cm
Part I. Aspire -- Talk, Talk, Talk -- To Be Or To Do? -- Become A Student -- Don't Be Passionate -- Follow The Canvas Strategy -- Restrain Yourself -- Get Out Of Your Own Head -- The Danger Of Early Pride -- Work, Work, Work -- For Everything That Comes Next, Ego Is The Enemy... -- Part II. Success -- Always Stay A Student -- Don't Tell Yourself A Story -- What's Important To You? -- Entitlement, Control, And Paranoia -- Managing Yourself -- Beware The Disease Of Me -- Meditate On The Immensity -- Maintain Your Sobriety -- For What Often Comes Next, Ego Is The Enemy... -- Part III. Failure -- Alive Time Or Dead Time? -- The Effort Is Enough -- Fight Club Moments -- Draw The Line -- Maintain Your Own Scorecard -- Always Love -- For Everything That Comes Next, Ego Is The Enemy...
"Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, 'you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you've set out to achieve.'"-- Provided by publisher.

Greetings from Utopia Park : surviving a transcendent childhood

June 13, 2016
Hoffman, Claire, author.
New York, NY : Harper, [2016]
xiv, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"When Claire Hoffman's alcoholic father abandons his family, his struggling wife, Liz, tells five-year-old Claire and her seven-year-old brother, Stacey, that they are going to heaven,Iowa, to live in Maharishi's national headquarters for Heaven on Earth. For Claire's mother, Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi's method of meditation and his approach to living the fullest possible life, promises world peace and Enlightenment just as their family is falling apart. At first this secluded utopia offers warmth and support, and makes these outsiders feel calm, secure, and connected to the world.,. But as Claire and Stacey mature, their adolescent skepticism kicks in, drawing them away from the community and into delinquency and drugs. To save herself, Claire moves to California to live with her father, breaking from Maharishi completely. After she works for a decade in journalism and academia, the challenges of adulthood propel her back to Iowa, where she reexamines her spiritual upbringing and tries to reconnect with the magic of her childhood"--Dust jacket flap.
Introduction -- Part one: Believing. Initiation ; The Hoffman curse ; Stranger in a strange land ; Levitation ; Taste of Utopia ; Fortunate are we! ; Utopia Park ; On the program ; 200 percent of life -- Part two: Doubting. Dad comes home ; Your meditation brought down the Great Wall ; The costs of karma ; Ojas ; Townie ; Meth heads and meditators -- Part three: Searching. Adulthood ; A new Utopia ; The flying course -- Epilogue.

Hell week : seven days to be your best self

June 13, 2016
Larssen, Erik Bertrand, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Planning And Preparation -- Here Comes Hell Week -- Life After Hell Week.
"From world-renowned mental trainer Erik Bertrand Larssen, whose clients include Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 CEOs, Hell Week is a military-inspired yet accessible guide to making the critical changes necessary for long-term professional and personal success and overall lifestyle improvements,"

The Self-Esteem Team's guide to sex, drugs and WTFs?!!

June 10, 2016
Barrett, Grace, author.
London : John Blake, 2015.
148 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
"Being a teenager can seem [like] nothing but people telling you what you should do, and how spectacularly you are effing it all up. The Self-Esteem Team know this, because they were teenagers once, enduring bullying, chronic skin issues, 'puppy fat,' and angst. Later, they battled self-harm, depression, and an eating disorder. That's why The Self-Esteem Team offers real answers"

Meditation for dummies

June 10, 2016
Bodian, Stephan, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
xix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Learning made easy"-cover.

Love louder : 33 ways to amplify your life

June 9, 2016
Smiles, Preston, author.
New York, NY : North Star Way, 2016.
xiii, 160 pages ; 18 cm
"Ex-gang member-turned-model-turned-inspirational messenger Preston Smiles shakes things up in the world of personal development, giving us a uniquely modern, love-based approach on how to live with more excitement, productivity, clarity, and confidence based on his popular YouTube videos"-- Provided by publisher.

Joy on demand : the art of discovering the happiness within

June 6, 2016
Tan, Chade-Meng, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2016]
vi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Joy becomes you -- Just one breath? Surely you jest -- From one breath to one googol -- What, me happy? -- Uplift the mind in seconds -- Happiness is full of crap -- The great mind is better than sex.
"A long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Search Inside Yourself shows us how to cultivate joy within the context of our fast-paced lives and explains why it is critical to creativity, innovation, confidence, and ultimately success in every arena. In Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan shows that you don't need to meditate for hours, days, months or years to achieve lasting joy--you can actually get consistent access to it in as little as fifteen seconds. Explaining joy and meditation as complementary things that naturally reinforce each other, Meng explains how these two skills form a virtuous cycle, and once put into motion, become a solid practice that can be sustained in daily life. For many years, meditation has been taught and practiced in cultures where almost all meditators practice full-time for years, resulting in training programs optimized for practitioners with lots of free time and not much else to do but develop profound mastery over the mind. Seeing a disconnect between the traditional practice and the modern world, the bestselling author and Google's "Jolly Good Fellow" has developed a program, through "wise laziness," to help readers meditate more efficiently and effectively. Meng shares the three pillars of joy (inner peace, insight, and happiness), why joy is the secret is to success, and demonstrates the practical tools anyone can use to cultivate it on demand"-- Provided by publisher.

The space within : finding your way back home

May 26, 2016
Neill, Michael, 1966-
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., [2016]
xiv, 161 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Foreword by Robert Holden, Ph.D. -- Introduction: One problem, one solution -- How to be more of who you really are -- Thought Is not what you think -- Becoming human -- The peace of mind -- The secret of effortless change -- A fresh start -- The key to high performance -- Living a guided life -- Always already home -- Some final thoughts.
"There is a space within you where you are already perfect, whole, and complete. It is pure consciousness, the space inside of which all thoughts come and go. When you rest in the feeling of this space, the warmth of it heals your mind and body. When you operate from the infinite creative potential of this space, you produce high levels of performance and creative flow. When you sit in the openness of this space with others, you experience a level of connection and intimacy that is breathtakingly enjoyable and filled with love. And when you explore this space more deeply, you will find yourself growing closer and closer to the divine, even if you're not sure there is such a thing and wouldn't know how to talk about it if there was. Every problem we have in life is the result of losing our bearings and getting caught up in the content of our own thinking; the solution to every one of those problems is to find our way back home.This is both the invitation and the promise of this book."--Page [4] of cover.

Mindfulness and judging

May 25, 2016
Fogel, Jeremy, 1949- author.
Washington, DC : Federal Judicial Center, 2016.
8 pages ; 22 cm
Shipping list no.: 2016-0182-P.

No more narcissists! : how to stop choosing self-absorbed men and find the love you deserve

May 23, 2016
Love, Candace V., author.
210 pages ; 23 cm
Prince Charming or another frog? -- The frog: Understanding narcissism and narcissists -- Unmet childhood needs: Discovering your story -- A closer look at life traps -- Stuck for life? Your life traps in adulthood -- Learn to change your life traps -- Self-care: Becoming your own fairy godmother -- Mindful dating.

Dinner with Edward : the story of a remarkable friendship

May 20, 2016
Vincent, Isabel, 1965- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.
213 pages ; 19 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
"When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping out her friend, Edward's daughter--who lives far away and asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about sorrow and joy, love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M.F.K. Fisher, 'sustain us against the hungers of the world'"-- Provided by publisher.

Growing up mindful : essential practices to help children, teens, and families find balance, calm, and resilience

May 19, 2016
Willard, Christopher (Psychologist)
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, [2016]
ix, 249 pages ; 23 cm

Super mind : how to boost performance and live a richer and happier life through transcendental meditation

May 17, 2016
Rosenthal, Norman E., author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
viii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Development of consciousness: A new beginning; The science of consciousness; Transcendental Meditation: the secret passageway; Transcendence: beyond waking, sleeping, and dreaming; The physiology of transcendence; From transcendence to super mind: an extraordinary transformation; The consciousness integration questionnaire -- Gifts of the super mind: Connecting body and mind; Building a better brain; Being in the zone; Internal growth; Engagement and detachment: a delicate dance; Support of nature; Transcendence and mindfulness; Meditate and grow rich; Meditate and be happy -- Beyond the super mind: The super mind in action; Cosmic consciousness: super mind round the clock; Transcendent surprises and the growth of consciousness; Toward a connected universe -- Appendix 1: Answers to questions about the super mind -- Appendix 2: Consciousness integration questionnaire.
"The noted research psychiatrist explores how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and aptitude for success."--Provided by publisher.

Pivot : the art and science of reinventing your life

May 13, 2016
Markel, Adam, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
xxiii, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: The lifeboat -- Part I: Clarity: changing your Pivot beliefs -- 1: Un-believe -- 2: Let go -- 3: Face your fear -- 4: Enter the Pivot phone booth -- 5: Envision your future: finding your life's purpose -- 6: Big-D decide -- Part II: Momentum: creating your Pivot behaviors -- 7: Baby steps -- 8: Ritual -- 9: Pivot people -- 10: Resilience -- 11: Growth -- 12: Pivot.
"The successful CEO of the internationally renowned Peak Potentials--who has trained thousands of people to find new jobs, careers, and directions--shares his practical and inspirational program for reinventing yourself, whether you are out of work or want to change your professional trajectory. What would you do in your life if you knew you could not fail? That's the question answered in Pivot, a roadmap for embracing your true potential without abandoning your responsibilities or risking your future. As a transformational teacher and the CEO of Peak Potentials, which has trained more than one million people worldwide, Adam Markel can help you leap out of your comfort zone and into the destiny you've always dreamed of. Whether you are transitioning your career, or have been downsized, or believe that your true potential has yet to be fully tapped, Pivot is a guide to reinvention for anyone, at any age. With clear-eyed compassion and frank assessments, Adam shares the secrets that will guide you away from fear and toward a powerful new vision for your life. The uplifting stories, introspective prompts, clear step-by-step exercises, and energizing calls to action throughout this remarkable book will guide you through the process of personal and career transformation, from creating a vision and clearing space for change to building a supportive environment and establishing daily rituals that will regenerate your soul. Success and personal fulfillment are within reach! Program your internal GPS to a destination of your wildest imagination--all it takes to change your path is one right turn"-- Provided by publisher.

The code of the extraordinary mind : ten unconventional laws to redefine your life & succeed on your own terms

May 11, 2016
Lakhiani, Vishen, author.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2016]
xxii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: Living In The Culturescape: How You Were Shaped By The World Around You -- Chapter 1 Transcend the Culturescape -- Chapter 2 Question the Brules -- Part II: The Awakening: The Power To Choose Your Version Of The World -- Chapter 3 Practice Consciousness Engineering -- Chapter 4 Rewrite Your Models of Reality -- Chapter 5 Upgrade Your Systems for Living -- Part III: Recoding Yourself: Transforming Your Inner World -- Chapter 6 Bend Reality -- Chapter 7 Live in Blissipline -- Chapter 8 Create a Vision for Your Future -- Part IV: Becoming Extraordinary: Changing The World -- Chapter 9 Be Unfuckwithable -- Chapter 10 Embrace Your Quest.
"This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything-- love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more-- which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation. But what if you could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past, and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you?"

How women decide : what's true, what's not, and what strategies spark the best choices

May 11, 2016
Huston, Therese, author.
373 pages ; 24 cm
Making sense of women's intuition -- The decisiveness dilemma -- Hello, risk-taker -- Women's confidence advantage -- Stress makes her focused, not fragile -- Watching other people make terrible decisions.
Our futures depend not just on the results of the choices we make, but on how well we handle making these hard choices and the serious scrutiny that comes with them. Huston shows how men and women approach decisions differently, though not necessarily in the ways we have been led to believe. She opens up the conversation about how we can best shape our habits, perceptions, and strategies, not just to make the most of our own opportunities, but to reshape the culture and bring out the best decisions-- regardless of who's making them.

You may also like : taste in an age of endless choice

May 9, 2016
Vanderbilt, Tom, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
viii, 305 pages ; 25 cm
What's Your Favorite Color (And Why Do You Even Have One)? -- What Would You Like? -- The Fault Is Not In Our Stars, But In Ourselves -- How Predictable Is Our Taste? -- How Do We Know What We Like? -- Why (And How) Tastes Change -- Beer, Cats, And Dirt -- Tasting Notes.
"From the best-selling author of Traffic, a brilliant and entertaining exploration of our personal tastes--why we like the things we like, and what it says about us,"--NoveList.

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