New Arrivals · Psychology

September 13, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Permission to feel : unlocking the power of emotions to help our kids, ourselves, and our society thrive

September 12, 2019
Brackett, Marc A., author.
New York, NY : Celadon Books, 2019.
292 pages : illustration ; 25 cm

The heart to start : win the inner war & let your art shine

September 11, 2019
Kadavy, David, author.
136 pages ; 21 cm.
Prologue -- Part one: The laws of art (1. There is art inside you ; 2. Art is self-actualization ; 3. Your ego fears your art)
"David Kadavy shows you how to overcome fear, self-doubt, and distractions to win the inner war and finally let your art shine. Through the stories of great creators, from Picasso to Maya Angelou, interwoven with David's rise from cubicle-dweller to bestselling author, and from the guests of David's podcast, Love Your Work, you'll learn: What inner war keeps your art inside you? You'll learn from Steven Pressfield, Ryan Holiday, and Sean Stephenson. Where can you find explosive ideas worth following? Learn about the magic of your inner voice from Maya Angelou, the Impressionist painters, and J. K. Rowling. Why is perfectionism the most dangerous form of procrastination, and what can you do about it? You'll hear from Ira Glass and Ed Sheeran. How can your big dreams actually hold you back? You'll learn from daredevil Evel Knievel and cartoonist Hugh MacLeod. What motivational martial art can knock your ego on its back and propel your project forward? Learn from behavioral scientist Dan Ariely, and a U.S. submarine captain. If you're a writer, artist, filmmaker, musician, or entrepreneur, you'll find the inspiration and mindset to bust through fear, self-doubt, and procrastination to show your work to the world."--Back cover.

The illusion of money : why chasing money is stopping you from receiving it

September 10, 2019
Cease, Kyle (Psychologist), author.
xviii, 169 pages ; 23 cm
""I can't afford that." "Now's not the right time . . . I need to save up." "Quit my job? Are you nuts?!" Sound familiar? Money is one of the biggest excuses we make to not go after what we really want. Our fixation with money--the desire for more of it, and the fear of not having enough of it--is often really just a longing to feel safe. But this obsession with money is coming at a much bigger cost: our sanity, our creativity, our freedom, and our ability to step into our true power. This book is about eliminating the need to seek safety through the illusion of money, and learning to see ourselves for the perfection that we are--so that we can bring our gifts to the world in an authentic way, and allow ourselves to receive massive, true abundance as a result."-- Provided by publisher.

Carried by a feather

September 10, 2019
Schmitz, Joan Hyams, author.
v, 253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Part 1: A family is formed. Late bloomers ; A son ; Cancer, cancer, diabetes ; Single, white female ; The old soul -- Part 2: Quadruple quagmire. Boys will be boys ; Birds of pray ; The unthinkable ; Why? -- Part 3: The divine within and around us. A segue into secularism ; Religion of Joan ; Signs and symbols ; A medium with a large message -- Part 4: The Tigger effect. Resilience ; The club -- Part 5: There's nothing wrong with writing. Mark my words ; What might have been ; We three -- After -- Bibliography -- Joan's library.
"Do bad things happen in threes? For one family, this cliché proved to be true after experiencing a trifecta of epic proportions. And then came number four. In a span of twenty years, a family of three would be tragically splintered, leaving only one to recount their tale. In her debut book, Joan Hyams Schmitz shares a story of love, loss, and grief with honesty, candor, and raw emotion served with a sprinkling of the divine. She credits her ability to tap into her reservoir of resilience and inner strength to a few feathered friends, a handful of tenets, a unique club, and signs, symbols, and messages from a place not so far away. Ride along with one family's journey that reiterates and reinforces the fact we all have a story and it's worth sharing. By sharing our stories, we reveal our interconnectedness and the fact we're never really alone as we traverse this thing called life"--Back cover.

Becoming a life coach

September 9, 2019
Chiarella, Tom, author.
137 pages ; 19 cm.
Not a therapist -- Not a mentor -- Not a teacher -- Not a friend -- Not a psychologist -- Just a life coach. Maybe.

Drinking from the river of light : the life of expression

September 9, 2019
Nepo, Mark, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2019.
xvii, 296 pages ; 23 cm
" 'Meaningful art, enduring art―and the transformative process it awakens―keeps us alive,' writes Mark Nepo. With Drinking from the River of Light, this bestselling poet and philosopher will lead you on a journey to discover just how art and authentic expression can bring our deepest truths to bear in the world. In this collection of interconnected essays and poetry―covering subjects ranging from the importance of staying in conversation with other forms of life to a consideration of how innovators such as Matisse, Rodin, and Beethoven saw the world―Nepo presents a lyrical ode to the creative urge that stirs in each of us. Whether it's the search for a metaphor to reveal life’s beauty or the brushstroke that will thoroughly capture the moment, Drinking from the River of Light examines what it means to go '. . . beyond the boundaries of art, where the viewer and participant are one.' Here you will discover: · The importance of openly embracing the full scope of your emotions · The need for raw honesty and self-exploration in education · Why a new perspective always waits only a 'quarter turn' away · The importance of staying in constant conversation with other creative voices · The crucial difference between giving and getting attention · Concrete guidelines for respectful peer review · What it means to channel the sound of your innermost being―and the universe In Nepo's words, 'This book is meant to be experienced and journeyed with.' Including dozens of journaling prompts and personal exercises meant to enliven the reader's creative instincts, Drinking from the River of Light traces the search for our most essential selves and the importance of the life of expression to bear witness to the sorrow, depth, and joy of life."

There's no plan B for your A-game : be the best in the world at what you do

September 9, 2019
Eason, Bo, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
x, 258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The beginning of the best -- Unnatural talent -- Declaration -- Preparation -- Acceleration -- Domination -- Accountability -- Re-Compete -- Distractions -- Predator -- No obstacles, no hero -- Rules to live by -- Your story matters.
Former pro athlete, playwright, and acclaimed leadership coach Eason shows exactly what it takes to be the best. His proven tools and training have worked for Olympic medalists, military leaders, bestselling authors, professional athletes, and business executives and their teams.

You throw like a girl : the blind spot of masculinity

September 5, 2019
McPherson, Don, author.
231 pages ; 23 cm
"Former Syracuse University quarterback and NFL veteran Don McPherson examines how the narrow definition of masculinity adversely impacts women and creates many 'blind spots' that hinder the healthy development of men. Dissecting the strict set of beliefs and behaviors that underpin our understanding of masculinity, he contends that we don't raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women. Using examples from his own life, including his storied football career.--Provided by publisher.

Happiness is the way : how to reframe your thinking and work with what you already have to live the life of your dreams

August 23, 2019
Dyer, Wayne W., author.
xiv, 191 pages ; 23 cm
"The first book of spiritual teachings in several years from international best-selling author and beloved spiritual teacher Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. This book pulls from audio lectures of Wayne's from the 1990s and 2000s, restructuring them in a cohesive way to offer a fresh take on his teachings. One of Dr. Wayne Dyer's favorite quotes was "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." So in this book, which collects some of Wayne's most classic teachings in a new format, you will find a novel solution for most any problem you may be encountering. For, as Wayne was also fond of saying, "There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.""-- Provided by publisher.

The highly sensitive man : finding strength in sensitivity

August 23, 2019
Falkenstein, Tom, author.
New York, NY : Citadel Press Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2019.
xii, 260 pages ; 24 cm

A liberated mind : how to pivot toward what matters

August 23, 2019
Hayes, Steven C., author.
New York : Avery, [2019]
xvi, 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Life is not a problem to be solved. ACT shows how we can live full and meaningful lives by embracing our vulnerability and turning toward what hurts. In this landmark book, the originator and pioneering researcher into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) lays out the psychological flexibility skills that make it one of the most powerful approaches research has yet to offer. These skills have been shown to help even where other approaches have failed. Science shows that they are useful in virtually every area--mental health (anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, PTSD); physical health (chronic pain, dealing with diabetes, facing cancer); social processes (relationship issues, prejudice, stigma, domestic violence); and performance (sports, business, diet, exercise). How does psychological flexibility help? We struggle because the problem-solving mind tells us to run from what causes us fear and hurt. But we hurt where we care. If we run from a sense of vulnerability, we must also run from what we care about. By learning how to liberate ourselves, we can live with meaning and purpose, along with our pain when there is pain. Although that is a simple idea, it resists our instincts and programming. The flexibility skills counter those ingrained tendencies. They include noticing our thoughts with curiosity, opening to our emotions, attending to what is in the present, learning the art of perspective taking, discovering our deepest values, and building habits based around what we deeply want. Beginning with the epiphany Steven Hayes had during a panic attack, this book is a powerful narrative of scientific discovery filled with moving stories as well as advice for how we can put flexibility skills to work immediately. Hayes shows how allowing ourselves to feel fully and think freely moves us toward commitment to what truly matters to us. Finally, we can live lives that reflect the qualities we choose"-- Provided by publisher.

You learn by living : eleven keys for a more fulfilling life

August 22, 2019
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
211 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York : Harper, 1960.
"Fiftieth anniversary edition"--Cover.
Learning to learn -- Fear--the great enemy -- The uses of time -- The difficult art of maturity -- Readjustment is endless -- Learning to be useful -- The right to be an individual -- How to get the best out of people -- Facing responsibility -- How everyone can take part in politics -- Learning to be a public servant.
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt offers advice on how people can create a satisfying life under any circumstances.

Greatest forgiveness : bring joy and peace to your life with the power of unconditional forgiveness

August 21, 2019
Sha, Zhi Gang, author.
Dallas, TX : Benbella Books, Inc., [2019]
xxiv, 127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm

Stop self-sabotage : six steps to unlock your true motivation, harness your willpower, and get out of your own way

August 16, 2019
Ho, Judy, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
xi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The greatest salesman in the world. Part II, The end of the story : featuring the ten vows of success

August 16, 2019
Mandino, Og.
New York : Bantam Books, ©1988, 1989
134 pages ; 18 cm
Sequel to: The greatest salesman in the world.
Part II. The end of the story. -- The Ten Vows of Success.
The aging wise man Hafid secludes himself to write "The Ten Vows of Success" for posterity and is reunited with his young disciple Paul, now a great Apostle.

Let the fire burn : nurturing the creative spirit of children : a children's book for adults

August 15, 2019
Gowmon, Vince, author.
43 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"[A]n animated and poetic journey into the creative fire of children, and how to fan its flames. Every child is born with the fullest of creative potential, but due to social conditioning they lose touch with it, and consequently, with their power to create a life of meaning and purpose ... In this fun and inspiring Children's Book for Adults, learn the many colorful and engaging ways you can support children to feel and express their creative spirit. Gain a better appreciation for how they are our wise teachers, inviting our own inner child and creative fire to come out and play."--Provided by publisher..

The kindness method : change your habits for good using self-compassion and understanding

August 14, 2019
Izadi, Shahroo, author.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Essentials, [2019]
xiii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A-ha! moments -- Lessons from addiction -- Getting ready to change -- Snapshot letter -- Ways I'm happy to be -- What I'm proud of -- When I'm in the zone -- What hasn't worked -- Conversations about me -- Someone I love -- What's the harm? -- Why haven't I changed already? -- What will test me? -- Future matters -- What's the difference? -- The plan -- No more excuses -- Testing myself on purpose -- Alcohol -- Falling off the wagon... (and getting on again) -- Cruise control.
"Shahroo Izadi has a revolutionary message: treating yourself kindly is the only way to make changes that last. Self-compassion and self-understanding are the keys to transforming your life. Combining her own therapeutic style, personal experiences, and techniques learned from working in the field of substance abuse, she shares simple steps that strengthen your willpower like a muscle, allowing you to sustain your motivation and make lasting change in your life." -- back cover.

The coffee bean : a simple lesson to create positive change

August 8, 2019
Gordon, Jon, 1971- author.
102 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"An illustrated fable."
From bestselling author Jon Gordon and rising star Damon West comes The Coffee Bean: an illustrated fable that teaches readers how to transform their environment, overcome challenges, and create positive change. Life is often difficult. It can be harsh, stressful, and feel like a pot of boiling hot water. The environments we find ourselves in can change, weaken, or harden us, and test who we truly are. We can be like the carrot that weakens in the pot or like the egg that hardens. Or, we can be like the coffee bean and discover the power inside us to transform our environment. The Coffee Bean is an inspiring tale that follows Abe, a young man filled with stress and fear as he faces challenges and pressure at school and home. One day after class, his teacher shares with him the life-changing lesson of the coffee bean, and this powerful message changes the way he thinks, acts, and sees the world. Abe discovers that instead of letting his environment change him for the worse, he can transform any environment he is in for the better. Equipped with this transformational truth, Abe embarks on an inspirational journey to live his life like the coffee bean. Wherever his life takes him, from school, to the military, to the business world, Abe demonstrates how this simple lesson can unleash the unstoppable power within you. A delightful, quick read, The Coffee Bean is purposely written and designed for readers of all ages so that everyone can benefit from this transformational lesson. This is a book and message that, when read and shared, has the power to change your life and the world around you. You just have to decide: are you a carrot, egg, or coffee bean?

The highly sensitive person : how to thrive when the world overwhelms you

August 8, 2019
Aron, Elaine, author.
xxxiv, 255 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in hardcover by Birch Lane Press, a division of Carol Publishing Group in 1996"--Title page verso.
"Now with a new author's note with updated research"--Cover.
Are you highly sensitive? A self-test -- The facts about being highly sensitive: a (wrong) sense of being flawed. -- Digging deeper: understanding your trait for all that it is. -- General health and lifestyle for HSPs: loving and learning from your infant/body self. -- Reframing your childhood and adolescence: learning to parent yourself. -- Social relationships: the slide into "shy". -- Thriving at work: follow your bliss and let your light shine through. -- Close relationships: the challenge of sensitive love. -- Healing the deeper wounds: a different process for HSPs. -- Medics, medications, and HSPs: "Shall I listen to Prozac or talk temperament with my doctor?" -- Soul and spirit: where true treasure lies. -- Tips for health-care professionals working with highly sensitive people. -- Tips for teachers working with highly sensitive students -- Tips for employers of highly sensitive people.
A national best-seller, this book identifies and defines a new personality type -- and shows readers how to overcome its limitations and maximize its strengths. Includes updated research and a new author's note.

Your subconscious brain can change your life : overcome obstacles, heal your body, and reach any goal with a revolutionary technique

August 7, 2019
Dow, Mike, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House INC, 2019.
xxi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part. I: Understanding your subconscious -- Chapter 1: Your subconscious always has your back -- Chapter 2: The science of the subconscious brain -- Chapter 3: A conscious start to subconscious healing: SVT step 1 -- Chapter 4: Activating the subconscious brain: SVT step 2 -- Chapter 5: Seamless SVT: Adding steps 3 through 7 -- Chapter 6: Power Boost SVT -- Part II: Putting SVT to work for you -- Chapter 7: SVT for letting go -- Chapter 8: SVT to stress less and conquer fears -- Chapter 9: SVT to boost your mood -- Chapter 10: SVT for habits and healthier living -- Chapter 11: SVT for healing your body, pain, and elusive conditions.
"New York Times best-selling author offers a groundbreaking approach to activate the subconscious brain to set yourself free from your past and create a terrific future. Can you remember a time in your life when you felt absolutely confident, happy, and free? Imagine what your life would be like if you could live in that space . . . In this book, Dr. Mike Dow shares a groundbreaking, life-changing program he created: Subconscious Visualization Technique (SVT). Now, if you think the subconscious brain is some woo-woo pseudoscience, prepare to have your mind blown. The cutting-edge research, protocol, and audio tracks Mike offers will help you speak directly to your subconscious brain and tap into your greatest strengths, gifts, and resources. His program, the first of its kind, starts with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), then incorporates various types of subconscious tools: mindfulness, guided visualization, audio-visual entrainment, and bilateral stimulation of the brain and body. Your subconscious can change the way you digest food, help you access memories and repressed feelings, boost your immune system, and activate mindbody healing so that you don't have to constantly treat your symptoms. Some examples of syndromes that SVT can treat include chronic pain, fibromyalgia, leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraines, anxiety disorders, and more! SVT helps you access the best parts of yourself and move into your true self. In short, your subconscious brain can change your life!" -- ONIX annotation.

Find your artistic voice : the essential guide to working your creative magic

August 5, 2019
Congdon, Lisa, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2019]
121 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"This book is a guide to the process of artistic self-discovery"--Provided by publisher.

Positive energy : 10 extraordinary prescriptions for transforming fatigue, stress, and fear into vibrance, strength, and love

August 1, 2019
Orloff, Judith.
New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2004.
x, 369 pages ; 24 cm
The first prescription : awaken intuition and rejuvenate yourself -- The second prescription : find a nurturing spiritual path -- The third prescription : design an energy-aware approach to diet, fitness, and health -- The fourth prescription : generate positive emotional energy to counter negativity -- The fifth prescription : develop a heart-centered sexuality -- The sixth prescription : open yourself to the flow of inspiration and creativity -- The seventh prescription : clebrate the sacredness of laughter, pampering and the replenishment of retreat -- The eighth prescription : attractive positive people and situations -- The ninth prescription : protect yourself from energy vampires -- The tenth prescription : create abundance.

Mindfulness and meditation : handling life with a calm and focused mind

July 31, 2019
Stewart, Whitney, 1959- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
120 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: when life came crashing down -- Does it work? what mindfulness is and isn¿t -- Getting started : how do i do this? -- Busy mind! working with thoughts -- Ticked off! : dealing with emotions -- Stressed out! a body¿mind connection -- Anybody listening? mindfulness and social media -- Let¿s get physical : rising, eating, moving, sleeping -- Happiness: a way of living -- Strengthening mindfulness : intention and dedication -- Sources notes -- Selected bibliography -- Further reading & websites -- Mindfulness apps -- Index.

The intelligence trap : why smart people make dumb mistakes

July 31, 2019
Robson, David G., author.
viii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The downsides of intelligence : how a high -- IQ, education and expertise can fuel stupidity -- The rise and fall of the termites : what intelligence is ; and what it is not -- Entangled arguments : the dangers of "dysrationalia' -- The curse of knowledge : the beauty and fragility of the expert mind -- Escaping the intelligence trap : a toolkit for reasoning and decision making -- Moral algebra : towards the science of evidence-based wisdom -- Your emotional compass : the power of self-reflection -- A bullshit detection kit : how to recognise lies and misinformation -- The art of successful learning : how evidence-based wisdom can improve your memory -- Tortoises and hares : why smart people fail to learn -- The benefits of eating bitter : East Asian education and the three principles of deep learning -- The folly and wisdom of the crowd : how teams and organisations can avoid the intelligence trap -- The makings of a "dream team' : how to build a supergroup -- Stupidity spreading like wildfire : why disasters occur ; and how to stop them.
"An eye-opening examination of the stupid things smart people do -- and how to cultivate skills to protect ourselves from error" -- From book jacket.

Let the children play : how more play will save our schools and help children thrive

July 31, 2019
Sahlberg, Pasi, author.
New York, NY, Unied States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
xvii, 445 pages ; 22 cm
"Play is the key to giving children skills they need to succeed - creativity, innovation, teamwork, focus, resilience, expressiveness, empathy, concentration, and execution function. Yet our policies are destroying authentic play in our schools and replacing it with standardization and stress. Not so in Finland, which is ranked as having the #1 education system in the world as well as the happiest citizens. In Let the Children Play, Pasi Sahlberg, former Director General of Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture, and William Doyle, documentary producer, author, and Fulbright Scholar, announce a platform for bringing the Finnish style of education to the U.S. Providing a glimpse into the play-based experiments ongoing now all over the world, readers will find the book to be both a call for change and a guide for making that change happen in their own communities"-- Provided by publisher.

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