In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.
After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.
Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers – including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family – can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.
This will also review the origin of the field of 20th century psychology, which includes Freud, Jung, Reich, Assagioli, Pavlov, Skinner, Rogers, Maslow, Gardner, Piaget, Wilber, and others.
The practical applications will include a review of neuroscience and the modern technologies used for mapping and adjusting activity within the central nervous system. Both endogenous and exogenous methods for self-inquiry and self-regulation will be reviewed in order to shape thought, physiology, attention, and behavior.
This book is designed for readers who are interested in an introduction to the field of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and the practical applications of these fields of inquiry.
Author: Erik A. Lenderman
Published: Boulder, CO – United States of America
Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2015921498
It is hotter than hell in New Orleans and newly promoted NOPD Commander Jack Francoise is battling horrific crime in the Vieux Carre in the August heat. At Crescent City Medical Center’s Psychiatric Pavilion, nurses are doling out Thorazine Slurpees and Geodon shots to some of the most criminally insane and viciously psychotic patients in the South. Alexandra Destephano, a registered nurse and legal counsel for CCMC, is troubled by safety issues in The Pavilion and enlists former husband, dashing surgeon Robert Bonnet to assist her in minimizing the dangers, but they are only aware of the ones they see. The situation escalates as the days become hotter and the nights become longer. Brutal beatings and murder are the order of the day and life in the Big Easy is clearly Uneasy.
2013 International Reader’s Favorite Silver Award Winner
Jeannie grew up with autism, but no one around here knew it. Twirling Naked in the Streets will take you on a journey into the mind of a child on the autism spectrum; a child who grows into an adolescent, an adult, and becomes a wife, mother, student, and writer with autism.
This is a gripping memoir of a quirky, weird, but gifted child who grows up never quite finding her niche only to discover at the age of 38 that all the issues, problems, and weirdness she experienced were because she had Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), a form of high-functioning autism.
The tale begins at age three and takes us all the way through her diagnosis. Along the way she explains autism in a way that will have fellow “Aspies” crying tears of joy at being understood, and “neuro-typical” people really starting to grasp the challenges that autistic people face every moment of every day.
At 42 years of age and happily married for nearly 14 years, Rebecca can finally say that she is on her way to reaching her dream. Not only does she hope to help people that are struggling with depression, she hopes to help them realize that you are never too old to find your voice, and make your dream happen.
This extraordinary love story will comfort, inform and support those who are in the process of training a dog, falling in love, or learning to live with loss. Jack presents observations about interpersonal relationships, points out the psychological aspects of canine behavior, and reveals the possibilities that exist in life and after death.
This heartwarming account of Jack’s life will touch anyone who has ever loved. It matters not if they have four legs or two. Throughout the book Jack reminds us that by keeping one’s heart in the right place and by thinking positive thoughts we can manifest the changes needed to alter the course of our lives. Jack brings the wisdom of a lifetime to his readers and he expands our tolerance and compassion for all of humanity. He extends himself to every creature of the earth, every human on the planet, every spirit in the universe and to the bona fide Master over all.