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Stress/Unstress: How You Can Control Stress at Home and on the Job
Keith W. Sehnert, M.D.

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The Body Remembers
Babette Rothschild

The Body Remembers is the first book to relate the impact of trauma on the body to the phenomenon of somatic memory. The book illuminates the value of understanding the psychophysiology of trauma for both therapists and their traumatized clients. Written in clear concise language, it progresses from relevant theory to applicable practice. Although primarily aimed at the therapist, this book is a useful tool for the researcher, the student and the general reader.

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The Book Of Chakra Healing
Liz Simpson

Restore your optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual self! This ancient Indian system of healing focuses on energies originating in seven centers of the body. Dip into this colourful feast of ways to work on your chakras, using associations, crystals, meditation, visualization, foods, music, and exercise. Each chakra has its chart of correspondences, with colour, key elements, fragrances, and physical and mental functions. See how other healing disciplines incorporate chakra therapies.

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The Healing Brain: Breakthrough Discoveries About How the Brain Keeps Us Healthy
Robert Ornstein and David Sobel

Ornstein (a neurobiologist) and Sobel (an M.D.) colloborate to tell us about the brain and what they believe is its number one function - to maintain health.

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The Luck Factor
Richard Wiseman

Ten years ago Wiseman decided to search for the elusive luck factor. Instead of accepting previous assumptions about genes, upbringing, intelligence, skill and personality, he went directly to the source--analyzing beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. A national media appeal helped Wiseman and his research team attract a pool of 400 volunteers willing to put their lives under the microscope for three years. The results? A radical new way to look at luck. It turns out that the lucky people in his study were actually creating their own good luck through their mental attitudes and behaviour.

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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Joseph Murphy

Why do some people seem to effortlessly have it all--success, esteem, prosperity--while others struggle to barely scrape by? In the view of Joseph Murphy, a renowned authority on mental dynamics, the difference comes down to ingrained habits of thinking. This classic guide provides down-to-earth, easy-to-practice techniques, and the vital inspiration, to break free of hindering notions and emotions, and unleash the formidable might of our own minds.

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The Stress of Life
Hans Selye

This is considered a classic as Dr. Selye formulated the stress theory. Learn how to deal with physical and emotional stress and how it affects the body.

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Waking The Tiger
Peter Levine

Levine captures the essence of post-traumatic stress; your whole body is perpetually reliving the traumatic experience(s) and triggering distorted thinking, feeling, and behaviour that otherwise makes no sense. Levine''s book compares human trauma reactions to animal reactions. This gives him a model to break down the blocked cycle of somatic and mental reactions into pieces: hyperarousal, constricted consciousness, dissociation, and helplessness in triggering situations.

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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
Robert Sapolsky

Why don''t zebras get ulcers - or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases - when people do? In a fascinating look at the science of stress, biologist Robert Sapolsky presents an intriguing case, that people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren''t designed for the constant stresses of modern-day life like sitting in daily traffic jams or growing up in poverty. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra - like outrunning a lion. With wit, graceful writing, and a sprinkling of Far Side cartoons, this book makes understanding the science of stress and adventure in discovery.

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Your Body Doesn't Lie
John Diamond, M.D.

For those interested in the field of applied kinesiology, this is a must-read from a leader in the field. Diamond has been publishing books in this field since at least 1979.

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