8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance (8 Keys to Mental Health)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 1, 2012 - Psychology - 176 pages
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Take-charge strategies to heal your body and brain from stress and trauma.

Understanding how our brains and bodies actually work is a powerful tool in mitigating the anxiety generated by unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms that we all may experience from time to time. Here, Robert Scaer unravels the complexities of the brain-body connection, equipping all those who are in distress with a plausible explanation for how they feel.

Making the science accessible, he outlines the core neurobiological concepts underlying the brain-body interface and explains why physical and emotional symptoms of stress and trauma occur. He explains why “feelings” represent physical sensations that inform us about the nature of our brain-body conflicts. He also offers practical, easy-to-implement strategies for strengthening motor skills, learning to listen to our gut to gauge our feelings, attuning to the present, and restoring personal boundaries to relieve symptoms and navigate a path to recovery.
 

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Contents

Your Amazing Brain Your Resourceful Body
1
Brain and Body Message Systems
11
Organizing Sensations and Movement
27
HOW OUR UNCONSCIOUS BRAIN
37
The Emotional Brain
57
HOW EXPERIENCE CHANGES OUR BRAIN
75
The Brain in Stress and Trauma
95
The Body in Stress and Trauma
111
Healing Your Wounded Brain and Body
135
Afterword
151
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Babette Rothschild, MSW, has been a practitioner since 1976 and a teacher and trainer since 1992. She is a bestselling author of six books, all published by WW Norton and translated into more than a dozen languages. She is also the creator and Series Editor of the 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. After living and working for 9 years in Copenhagen, Denmark she returned to her native Los Angeles where she is writing her next books while she continues to lecture, train, consult, and supervise professional psychotherapists of all sorts worldwide.

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