Archive for the ‘Bibliotherapy (Self-Help)’ Category

Bibliotherapy: “AD/HD: Ritalin Is Not The Answer: A Drug-Free, Practical Program for Children Diagnosed with ADD or ADHD”

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

by David B. Stein

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (January 29, 1999)

Check back soon for my review of this handy little handbook on how to rear children. It is the manual my mother they always said they never made, “You didn’t come with a manual!”

Bibliotherapy for Couples & Marriage Counseling

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Hendrix (2007), Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback), Holt Paperbacks.

 

Harville Hendrix’s seminal work from 1985 upon which he has written approximately 30 titles stands as his best book of the series. The exercises in the appendix are highly recommended as engaging in such allows a couple to explore their conscious and subconscious values and images.

Hendrix put forth the idea that we choose partners who simultaneously have “the best qualities” and “the worst qualities” for us. He said consciously we choose those with the best qualities but subconsciously we choose those with the worst qualities in order to work out formerly unresolved issues from parenting and our families of origin.

Amazon.com Review
When Harville Hendrix writes about relationships, he discusses them not just as an educator and a therapist, but as a man who has himself been through a failed marriage. Hendrix felt the sting of his divorce intensely because he believed it signaled not only his failure as a husband but also his failure as a couples counselor. Investigating why his marriage dissolved led him to start looking into the psychology of love. Marriage, he ultimately discovered, is the “practice of becoming passionate friends.”
As a result of his research, Hendrix created a therapy he calls Imago Relationship Therapy. In it, he combines what he’s learned in a number of disciplines, including the behavioral sciences, depth psychology, cognitive therapy, and Gestalt therapy, to name just a few. He expounds upon this approach in Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples. His purpose in writing the book, he says, is “to share with you what I have learned about the psychology of love relationships, and to help you transform your relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship.”
Divided into three sections, the book covers “The Unconscious Marriage,” which details a marriage in which the remaining desires and behavior of childhood interfere with the current relationship; “The Conscious Marriage,” which shows a marriage that fulfils those childhood needs in a positive manner; and a 10-week “course in relationship therapy, ” which gives detailed exercises for you and your partner to follow in order to learn how to “replace confrontation and criticism … with a healing process of mutual growth and support.” The text is occasionally dry and technical; however, the information provided is valuable, the case studies are interesting, and the exercises are revealing and helpful. By utilizing his program, Hendrix hopes you too will be able to solve your marital difficulties without the expense of a therapist.

“Hendrix provides much insight into how spouses can mature through one another.” — – Booklist

“I know of no better guide for couples who genuinely desire a maturing relationship.” — – M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled

Beck (1988), Love is Never Enough: How Couples can Overcome Misunderstandings, Resolve Conflicts, and Solve Relationships Problems Through Cognitive Therapy, Harper & Row, Publishers.

 

Aaron T. Beck, M.D., is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. Dr. Beck is the author of thirteen books. He lives with his wife, Judge Phyllis Beck, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and has four children and eight grandchildren.

The Cause of Heart Disease and Heart Attacks (Updated & Corrected)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

 
While the AMA has been chasing after the wind by claiming and perpetually changing it’s mind about the cause(s) of heart disease and heart attacks, IMHO the cause of heart disease and heart attacks is fluoridated water!

The American Medical Association has claimed all sorts of things and targeted cholesterol and recently histamines as the cause of heart disease and heart attack but currently the prevailing opinion among Medical Doctors of Homoeopathy is that “inflammation” is the cause of most such ailments.

What causes inflammation?

According to Mark Starr, MD and MD(H) in his seminal book “Hypothyroidism Type II” the culprit of “inflammation” might be better known as “Myxedema” which has been known to be associated with thyroid deficiencies since approximately the 1880’s!

According to Jerry Tennant, MD and MD(H) in his public presentation he pointed to the swelling near the heart and aorta on a slide and announced that he suspected the answer to the cause of heart attack and heart disease lays there.

What has taken the medical establishment so long to address this problem?

Today’s thyroid deficiencies may be traced directly to our current practices of fluoridating our water in a manner that doesn’t reduce dental cavities in our children at all!

Allow me to explain:

At the risk of over-simplification, fluorine in our drinking water effects every cell in the body.

Fluorine is highly energized and knocks iodine off from its natural four poles or valences on a thyroid hormone.

Modern blood tests cannot detect these alterations!

Lab tests can’t tell how much “functional” thyroid hormone one has.

While labs test for T4 & T3, their tests do NOT measure T1 & T2.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, BECAUSE OF FLUORINE MOLECULES BINDING TO THE THYROID HORMONES,

LABS TESTS MAY NOT REFLECT WHAT IS OBSERVED CLINICALLY.

Therefore, no one knows how much EFFECTIVE thyroid hormone anyone has!

If you’ve stayed with me this far, understanding the rest is easy.

The thyroid regulates many things. In particular it effects metabolism.

Decreased metabolism has typically shows up as a lower basal body temperature and swelling in the face & body.

You know that double chin or loss of that graceful curve under one’s chin where the neck should be?

Most adults begin showing signs of the loss of graceful neck definition under their chins in the late 20’s!

AND SWELLING AROUND THE HEART AND THE AORTA.

HENCE, INFLAMATION!

Buy Mark Starr’s book and find out for yourself:

Tombstone United States of America

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

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My father showed this photo when I visited last month.  I told him we didn’t commit suicide. We were murdered!

Read these three books.  They make the case for murder:

Griffin (2008) “The Creature from Jekyll Island,”

Skousen (1970) “The Naked Capitalist,” and

Mullins (2007) “The Curse of Canaan.”

WAKE UP AMERICA!

As Jesus called Lazarus from his sleep,

I call my beloved country:

WAKE UP!

Rise from your slumber

Before you are rent

Asunder!

See my recent book reviews:

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