New Arrivals · Psychology

December 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

13 things mentally strong people don't do : take back your power, embrace change, face your fears, and train your brain for happiness and success

December 19, 2014
Morin, Amy, author.
viii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- What is mental strength? -- Chapter 1 They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves -- Chapter 2 They don't give away their power -- Chapter 3 They don't shy away form change -- Chapter 4 They don't focus on things they can't control -- Chapter 5 They don't worry about pleasing everyone -- Chapter 6 They don't fear taking calculated risks -- Chapter 7 They don't dwell on the past -- Chapter 8 They don't make the same mistakes over and over -- Chapter 9 They don't resent other people's success -- Chapter 10 They don't give up after the first failure -- Chapter 11 They don't fear alone time -- Chapter 12 They don't feel the world owes them anything -- Chapter 13 They don't expect immediate results -- Conclussion Maintaining mental strength -- References -- Acknowledgments.

Bulletproof spirit : the first responder's essential resource for protecting and healing mind and heart

December 18, 2014
Willis, Dan, 1963-
Novato, California : New World Library, [2014]
xvii, 229 pages ; 22 cm
"Consistently being immersed in violence, tragedies, danger, and evil often scars the spirits of our emergency first responders, resulting in PTSD, depression, suicides (the number one cause of death for police officers), substance abuse, broken families, and emotional pain. Firefighters, police officers, soldiers, medics, and emergency room workers are vulnerable to feelings of helplessness and suffering, and many do not know where or how to find help. It's a crisis in our first responder communities, and these men and women need training to protect, nurture, and sustain their spirits. Based on 25 years of service as a police officer, Captain Dan Willis's unique handbook presents essential keys and time-proven approaches to emotional survival and well-being. This innovative and practical resource provides dozens of effective methods for first responders to protect and heal their minds and hearts based on lessons learned in the line of duty. Topics include warning signs and self-awareness; sustaining one's spirit; wellness practices; understanding the psychology and mitigation of trauma; tapping into support from home and peers; and faith in service. These principles - plainly outlined by a police captain who has himself suffered and healed - act as a bulletproof vest for the mind, heart, and spirit"-- Provided by publisher.

Everything I need to know about love I learned from a Little golden book

December 16, 2014
Muldrow, Diane, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm.

Stoicism and the art of happiness

December 16, 2014
Robertson, Donald, 1972- author.
London : Teach Yourself, 2013.
xxxv, 245 pages ; 20 cm
Preface: Modern Stoicism -- The way of the Stoic : "living in agreement with nature" -- Stoic ethics : the nature of the good -- The promise of philosophy ("therapy of the passions") -- The discipline of desire (Stoic acceptance) -- Love, friendship, and the ideal Sage -- The discipline of action (Stoic philanthropy) -- Premeditation of adversity -- The discipline of judgement (Stoic mindfulness) -- Self-awareness and the "Stoic fork" -- The view from above and Stoic cosmology.
The Stoics had some useful and startling insights into the human condition. By learning to understand their philosophy, you will discover a genuinely revolutionary set of strategies for living your life.

Driven to distraction at work : how to focus and be more productive

December 15, 2014
Hallowell, Edward M., author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2015]
viii, 247 pages ; 25 cm
"Hallowell, known for his work with children and adults, now identifies the underlying reasons why people really lose their ability to focus at work--where many of today's adults feel distracted and unproductive. He explains why commonly offered solutions like 'learn to manage your time better' or 'make a to-do list' just don't work because they don't address the deeper, underlying issues of mental distraction" -- Provided by publisher.

Fear and anxiety

December 12, 2014
Etingoff, Kim.
Broomall : Mason Crest, an imprint of National Highlights, 2015.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- What are fear and anxiety? -- What happens to you when you feel fear and anxiety? -- How do fear and anxiety affect your life? -- Learning from your emotions -- Find out more -- Glossary of key terms -- Index -- About the author and the consultant.


December 12, 2014
Waters, Rosa, 1957-
Broomall : Mason Crest, an imprint of National Highlights, 2015.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
What is anger -- What happens to you when you feel angry? -- How does anger affect your life? -- Learning from anger -- Find out more -- Index -- About the author.

Stress and tension

December 12, 2014
Waters, Rosa, 1957-
Broomall : Mason Crest, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
What are stress and tension? -- What's the connection to our brains and bodies? -- How does stress change our lives? -- How can we learn to cope with stress?.

The happiness of pursuit : finding the quest that will bring purpose to your life

December 11, 2014
Guillebeau, Chris, author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2014]
viii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Beginnings. Prologue: On the road ; Awakening ; The great discontent ; The calling ; Dispatch: Courage ; Defining moments -- Journey. Self-reliance ; Everyday adventure ; Dispatch: Routine ; Time and money ; Life listing ; Forward motion ; The love the craft ; Joining forces ; Dispatch: Struggle ; Rebel for a cause ; The long road ; Misadventures -- Destination. Transformation ; Dispatch: Community ; Homecomings ; Finale -- Appendix 1: Lessons from the journey -- Appendix 2: Cast of characters -- Appendix 3: A quest for everyone.
When he set out to visit all of the planet's countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey's biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist -- each pursuing a challenging quest. And these quests aren't just travel-oriented; they're as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment. Everywhere that Chris visited, he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. These "questers" included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world's largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone. There was also a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.'s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books. The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation. Chris also examines questing's other side, including questers' acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. What happens after the summit is climbed, the painting hung, the endurance record broken, the "at risk" community saved? The resulting book challenges each of us to take control -- to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment.

Make your worrier a warrior : a guide to conquering your child's fears

December 11, 2014
Peters, Daniel B., 1970-
Tucson, AZ : Great Potential Press, [2013]
xiv, 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Chicken soup for the soul : the power of forgiveness : 101 stories about how to let go and change your life

December 10, 2014
Newmark, Amy.
Cos Cob, CT : Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC 2014.
xv, 397 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Gratitude & trust : six affirmations that will change your life

December 9, 2014
Williams, Paul, 1940-
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2014]
xxxviii, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Shopping list of bad behavior -- Six affirmations of personal freedom -- The carpet is dirty : is there mud on your boots? -- Why it works -- Hey, Buddy-buddy -- Weighty issues -- When you get to the fork in the road, do you take the knife? -- Navigating the nasties -- The ones we love -- Gratitude and trust.
"A self-help book detailing how non-addicts can use the classic 12-step recovery process to enrich their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

The four gifts of anxiety : embrace the power of your anxiety and transform your life

December 9, 2014
Boyle, Sherianna.
Avon, MA : Adams Media, 2015.
256 pages ; 22 cm
Anxiety : what it is, and what it isn't -- Is anxiety really a gift? -- The workings of anxiety -- What anxiety wants you to know -- How to access your gifts -- Phase one : increase your vibration -- Phase two : purifying -- Phase three : harmonizing -- Your gifts -- The first gift : purpose -- The second gift : resiliency -- The third gift : hope -- The fourth gift : empathy -- Sharing your gifts -- Bibliography -- Index.

Your inner will : finding personal strength in critical times

December 8, 2014
Ferrucci, Piero.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2014]
xxv, 258 pages ; 22 cm
"The noted psychotherapist and philosopher uses concise, topical chapters to provide concrete steps to developing internal willpower during periods of deep stress, drawing upon insights from classical mythology and wisdom teachings, psychological traditions, patient case students, and human potential exercises"-- Provided by publisher.

Guilt, shame, and anxiety : understanding and overcoming negative emotions

December 4, 2014
Breggin, Peter Roger, 1936-
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2014.
317 pages ; 23 cm

The truth doesn't have to hurt : how to use criticism to strengthen relationships, improve performance, and promote change

December 4, 2014
Bright, Deborah.
New York : American Management Association, [2015]
ix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The woman code : 20 powerful keys to unlock your life

December 1, 2014
Nelson, Sophia A., author.
267 pages ; 23 cm
Unlocking your inner woman code -- The personal codes. Code 1, Know your value ; Code 2, Make peace with your past ; Code 3, Teach people how to treat you ; Code 4, Live authentically -- The emotional codes. Code 5, Be accountable for your life ; Code 6, Guard your heart ; Code 7, Be resilient ; Code 8, Age gracefully -- The spiritual codes. Code 9, Do not gossip ; Code 10, Apologize quickly ; Code 11, Choose your thoughts and words wisely ; Code 12, Never cut what you can untie -- The professional codes. Code 13, Don't think like a man ; Code 14, Lead from within ; Code 15, Be brave ; Code 16, Life other women as you climb -- The relational codes. Code 17 Know your front row ; Code 18, Practice love, laughter, loyalty ; Code 19, Have courageous conversations ; Code 20, Reconnect with your life -- Study guide.

The little spark : 30 ways to ignite your creativity

December 1, 2014
Bloomston, Carrie, 1972-
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, [2014]
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Rethinking positive thinking : inside the new science of motivation

November 28, 2014
Oettingen, Gabriele.
New York : Current, 2014.
xv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Dreaming, not doing -- The upside of dreaming -- Fooling our minds -- The wise pursuit of our dreams -- Engaging our nonconscious minds -- The magic of WOOP -- WOOP your life -- Your friend for life.
While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated over the long term and less likely to achieve their goals. Oettingen introduces a new way to visualize the future, combining our dreams with visualizing the obstacles that stand in our way, allowing us to make concrete plans, and gain energy to take action.

Expectation hangover : overcoming disappointment in work, love, and life

November 24, 2014
Hassler, Christine, 1976-
Novato, California : New World Library, [2014]
xix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Expectations. My expectation hangovers ; The whats and whys of expectation hangovers ; What does not work ; Awareness and acceptance -- Treatment plan. A holistic prescription for treating your expectation hangover ; The emotional level ; The mental level ; The behavioral level ; The spiritual level -- Prevention. Managing your expectations ; Quick fixes that work.
""Advice for handling disappointments in career, relationships, and life goals. Guidance for using them as opportunities to find insight, purpose, and fulfillment, and for learning from them for each next step. Addresses anxiety, self-judgment, courage, faith, and surrender"--Provided by publisher"

The Sedona method : your key to lasting happiness, success, peace and emotional well-being

November 19, 2014
Dwoskin, Hale.
Sedona, AZ : Sedona Press, c2007.
xii, 412 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

The motivation manifesto : 9 declarations to claim your personal power

November 17, 2014
Burchard, Brendon, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xix, 234 pages ; 22 cm
"Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice--time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear. The march to Personal Freedom, Burchard argues, can be won only by declaring our intent and independence, stepping into our personal power, and battling through self-doubt and the distractions of the day until full victory is won"-- Provided by publisher.

Your quantum breakthrough code : the simple technique that brings everlasting joy and success

November 17, 2014
Taylor, Sandra Anne.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xxii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Do the patterns of your life seem to have a momentum of their own? This is your opportunity to break through! Your old, reactive patterns of unknown negative energy don't have to direct your destiny any longer. In this groundbreaking new book, Sandra Anne Taylor reveals Your Quantum Breakthrough Code, the amazingly easy yet empowering technique that can completely reroute the direction of your life. Things will never be the same when you learn: How to ignite the breakthrough forces that attract a spectacular reality How to decode harmful energies and code healthy and successful patterns The single breakthrough code that you can use anytime, anyplace The surefire rapid visualization and affirmation technique The powerful Peace Process that creates a tranquil and magnetic energy Get ready for a quantum breakthrough! These fascinating, unbelievably quick, and easy techniques will bring you a life of unparalleled joy and success"-- Provided by publisher.

Wise mind living : master your emotions, transform your life

November 14, 2014
Olivo, Erin.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., 2014.
x, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Wise mind versus emotion mind : stress, emotions, health, and happiness -- Mindfulness : the wisdom of being in the present moment -- Mind your brain : the cycle of emotion -- Name that emotion (hint: it's one of the big eight) -- What good are my emotions? the good in the bad and the bad in the good -- Change how you feel, by changing what you feel -- Change how you feel, by changing what you think -- Change how you feel, by changing what you do -- When you can't change how you feel : acceptance and coping -- Six weeks to wise mind living.

The gift of maybe : finding hope and possibility in uncertain times

November 14, 2014
Carmen, Allison.
New York, New York : Perigee, 2014.
140 pages ; 19 cm
"A Perigee book."
The philosophy of maybe -- Keep hope alive -- Maybe there is another way -- Let go of the past (but hold on to the wisdom) -- The present is the true gift -- Maybe is always at play -- The internal maybe: finding a new strength -- Adopting maybe as a life philosophy.

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