New Arrivals · Psychology

August 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.
©2019
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.
©1960
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.
©2014
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.
©2019
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.
©2016
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.
©2019
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.

Invisible companions : encounters with imaginary friends, gods, ancestors, and angels

July 25, 2019
Wigger, J. Bradley, author.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2019.
239 pages ; illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction : see-through knowing -- Life-givers -- Flexible -- Logic and imagination -- Sharing -- Wild mind -- Who knows what? -- Ancestors and angels -- Gods and godsibbs -- Original knowing -- Friends of God.
"From the US to Nepal, author J. Bradley Wigger travels five countries on three continents to hear children describe their invisible friends―one-hundred-year-old robins and blue dogs, dinosaurs and teapots, pretend families and shape-shifting aliens―companions springing from the deep well of childhood imagination. Drawing on these interviews, as well as a new wave of developmental research, he finds a fluid and flexible quality to the imaginative mind that is central to learning, co-operation, and paradoxically, to real-world rationality. Yet Wigger steps beyond psychological territory to explore the religious significance of the kind of mind that develops relationships with invisible beings. Alongside Cinderella the blue dog, Quack-Quack the duck, and Dino the dinosaur are angels, ancestors, spirits, and gods. What he uncovers is a profound capacity in the religious imagination to see through the surface of reality to more than meets the eye. Punctuated throughout by children's colorful drawings of their see-through interlocutors, the book is highly engaging and alternately endearing, moving, and humorous. Not just for parents or for those who work with children, Invisible Companions will appeal to anyone interested in our mind's creative and spiritual possibilities."--Inside dust jacket.

Mindset : the new psychology of success

July 24, 2019
Dweck, Carol S., 1946- author.
©2016
xi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published in hardcover in a slightly different form in 2006 by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC.
1. The mindsets. Why do people differ? -- What does all this mean for you? The two mindsets -- A view from the two mindsets -- So, what's new? -- Self-insight : Who has accurate views of their assets and limitations? -- What's in store. 2. Inside the mindsets. Is success about learning... or proving you're smart? -- Mindsets change the meaning of failure -- Mindsets change the meaning of effort -- Questions and answers. 3. The truth about ability and accomplishment. Mindset and school achievement -- Is artistic ability a gift? -- The danger of praise and positive labels -- Negative labels and how they work. 4. Sports : the mindset of a champion. The idea of the natural -- "Character" -- What is success? -- What is failure? -- Taking charge of success -- What does it mean to be a star? -- Hearing the mindsets. 5. Business : mindset and leadership. Enron and the talent mindset -- Organizations that grow -- A study of mindset and management decisions -- Leadership and the fixed mindset -- Fixed-mindset leaders in action -- Growth-mindset leaders in action -- A study of group processes -- Groupthink versus we think -- The praised generation hits the workforce -- Are negotiators born or made? -- Corporate training : Are managers born or made? -- Are leaders born or made? -- Organizational mindsets. 6. Relationships : mindsets in love (or not). Relationships are different -- Mindsets falling in love -- The partner as enemy -- Competition : Who's the greatest? -- Developing in relationships -- Friendship -- Shyness -- Bullies and victims : revenge revisited. 7. Parents, teachers, and coaches : Where do mindsets come from? Parents (and teachers) : messages about success and failure -- Teachers (and parents) : What makes a great teacher (or parent)? -- Coaches : winning through mindset -- False growth mindset -- Our legacy. 8. Changing mindsets. The nature of change -- The mindset lectures -- A mindset workshop -- Brainology -- More about change -- Opening yourself up to growth -- People who don't want to change -- Changing your child's mindset -- Mindset and willpower -- Maintaining change -- The journey to a (true) growth mindset -- Learn and help learn -- The road ahead.
"After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset--those who believe that abilities are fixed--are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset--those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love--to transform their lives and your own"--back cover.

Amazing decisions : the illustrated guide to improving business deals and family meals

July 22, 2019
Ariely, Dan, author.
New York, NY: Hill and Wang, A division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
209 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Two different worlds -- Getting personal -- The gift that gives -- Putting ideas to work -- Willingness to work and marketplace motivation -- Going to the market and back again -- Feeling complete -- Big deals -- Running with it.

The stillness of the living forest : a year of listening and learning

July 22, 2019
Harvey, John, 1945- author.
©2018
237 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 227).
"It started with a personal commitment to sit an hour each week for a full year in the same spot in the woods. John Harvey's intention was to reconnect with nature and observe the flow of natural life through the four seasons. But his remarkable encounters with nature also facilitated self-discovery, fostered insight, and nurtured empathy and intuition"--Back of cover.

Love is letting go of fear

July 19, 2019
Jampolsky, Gerald G., 1925- author.
Berkeley : Celestial Arts, [2011]
xxiv, 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Preparation for personal transformation -- Ingredients for personal transformation -- Lessons for personal transformation -- Lesson 1 : all that I give is given to myself -- Lesson 2 : forgiveness is the key to happiness -- Lesson 3 : I am never upset for the reason I think -- Lesson 4 : I am determined to see things differently -- Lesson 5 : I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts -- Lesson 6 : I am not the victim of the world I see -- Lesson 7 : today I will judge nothing that occurs -- Lesson 8 : this instant is the only time there is -- Lesson 9 : the past is over, it can touch me not -- Lesson 10 : I could see peace instead of this -- Lesson 11 : I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt -- Lesson 12 : I am responsible for what I see.
"Love Is Letting of Fear has guided millions of readers along the path of self-healing with its deeply powerful yet profoundly humble message. Embrace it with an open mind and a willing heart and let it guide you to a life in which negativity, doubt, and fear are replaced with optimism, joy, and love"--Publisher description.

Introvert power : why your inner life is your hidden strength

July 17, 2019
Helgoe, Laurie A.
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2013.
xxix, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
PART I : ANTISOCIAL, WEIRD, OR DISPLACED? -- The mistaken identity -- Alone is not a four-letter word -- Becoming an alien -- "Anyone else IN?" -- The get-happier mandate. PART II : THE INTROVERT'S WISH LIST -- Meditating with the majority : the introverted society -- A room of your own -- The time to think -- The right to retreat -- The freedom of a Flaneur -- Inroads to intimacy. PART III : STANDING STILL IN A LOUD WORLD -- The conversation conundrum -- The anti-party guide -- Why did I want to work with people? -- The downside to self-containment -- Showing up for relationships. PART IV : OUTING THE INTROVERT -- From apology to acceptance- and beyond -- Celebrating introversion -- Expressing what's in there -- Moshing on your own terms -- Introvert power.
America is reportedly a nation of extroverts, but the latest research shows that more than half of Americans are in fact introverts. In a time when introversion is hot, Introvert Power is a valuable self-help book for introverts, treating introversion not as a hurdle to overcome but a personal attribute to embrace.

How full is your bucket?

July 17, 2019
Rath, Tom, 1975- author.
©2015
v, 110, 25 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes an unnumbered section at the end of the book entitled: A guide to applying How full is your bucket? in teams and organization.
"StrengthsFinder 2.0 version October 2015"--Title page verso.
Preface to the anniversary edition -- Introduction -- The theory of the dipper and the bucket -- Negativity kills -- Positivity, negativity, and productivity -- Every moment matters -- Tom's story: an overflowing bucket -- Making it personal -- Five strategies for increasing positive emotions.
In an inspirational handbook, the discoveries of Donald O. Clifton, the grandfather of positive psychology, show how the briefest interactions affect people's relationships, productivity, health, and longevity.

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