An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable.
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, travelled around the US to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed - people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable.
We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed.
Using these marvellous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
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This book offers answers to questions such as: How do you know what to externalise? What is post-structuralism and how is it relevant to the therapy world? What is the fit between feminism and some of the practices of narrative therapy? and many, many others! It also provides detailed examples of therapeutic conversations shaped by the narrative practices of externalising, remembering, outsider witnessing and re-authoring. If you are trying to engage with narrative practices in your therapy or community work then... More info
Combining the expertise of both researchers and practitioners specialising in the area of child sexual assault, this book provides an innovative, evidence-based approach to working with children and young people affected by sexual assault. It is an essential guide for general counsellors, school counsellors, psychologists, youth workers, chaplains, mental health practitioners and other allied health professionals, to provide them with the necessary information and skills to support children and young people affected by sexual assault. Its purpose is to build the confidence of these frontline workers and to reassure them that... More info