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Books on therapies, health and healing

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar
Reserve BF575 .H27 B445 2007  Check Availability
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"Think of Happier as your own personal workbook. As you read each chapter's illuminating discussion on happiness and incorporate its simple exercises into your daily routine, you will see every aspect of your life with new eyes and a new sense of purpose. When you learn how to live for today and for tomorrow at the same time, you learn how to balance your immediate personal needs with long-term goals and enjoy life as you never have before."
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Manage Your Stress and Pain Through Music by Suzanne B. Hanser [and] Susan E. Mandel; illustrated by Louisa Bertman; edited by Jonathan Feist
ML3920 .H36 2010  Check Availability

"Heal your body and spirit using the profound power found only in music. This research-based approach to wellness will help you to feel better. Learn to use music to manage your stress and reduce your physical suffering, whether due to the every day stresses of life or emotional and physical trauma. Dr. Hanser and Dr. Mandel share uniquely effective music therapy strategies, learned from many years of research, clinical practice, and personal experience. The accompanying CD provides musical selections with guided relaxation and imagery to enhance your well-being."

Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, and Behaviors: New Directions for Rational Emotive by Albert Ellis
RC489.R3 E455 2001  Check Availability
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"First developed in 1955, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is the original form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and one of the most successful psychotherapeutic techniques in the world. Its founder, world-renowned psychologist Albert Ellis, now offers an up-to-date description of the main principles and practices of this innovative and influential therapy. This fascinating look at REBT by its internationally recognised creator will be of inestimable value to professionals and laypersons alike."
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Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders by Linda Seligman and Lourie W. Reichenberg
RC480 .S45 2007  Check Availability
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"This thoroughly revised and updated version of the classic book, Selecting Effective Treatments presents a comprehensive, systematic, and research-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of all the major mental disorders found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A new chapter contains current information on the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in infants, children, and adolescents."
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Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases by Richard S. Sharf
RC480 .S53 2000  Check Availability
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"Comprehensive in scope yet succinct in its descriptions and explanations, Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases...equips readers with a solid understanding of the systematic theories of psychotherapy and counseling. The text delivers a thorough explanation of concepts as well as insightful case summaries and therapist-client dialogue that illustrate techniques and treatment in practice. It demonstrates how theories can be applied to individual therapy or counseling for common psychological disorders--such as depression and generalized anxiety disorders--as well as how to apply them to group therapy."
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About a Body: Working with the Embodied Mind in Psychotherapy edited by Jenny Corrigall, Helen Payne and Heward Wilkinson
RC489.M53 A255 2006  Check Availability
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"The body can inform the work we do in mental health. This unique collection invites the reader to consider the way we think about the embodied mind, and how it can inform both our lives and our work in psychotherapy and [counseling]... This book is unique in its pluralism: it includes a wide range of differing views of the importance of the body in psychotherapy, both in theory and in practice, and it relates these to the latest discussions in affective neuroscience. It will be invaluable for those working in, or studying, psychotherapy and counselling, and will also interest those working generally in the mental health field."
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Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy by Pamela A. Hays
BF636.7.C76 H39 2008  Check Availability
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"This engaging book helps readers move beyond one-dimensional conceptualizations of identity to an understanding of the complex, overlapping cultural influences that form each of us... Unlike other books on therapy with diverse clients, which tend to focus on working with one particular ethnic group, Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice presents a framework that can be used with a person of any cultural identity."
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Musician's Yoga: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Inspiration by Mia Olson; edited by Jonathan Fiest
Reserve ML3820 .O47 M8 2009  Check Availability
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"Become a better musician through yoga. By integrating yoga into your practice routines, you will develop a more focused and concentrated mind for performance. You will be able to increase awareness of how you use your body to allow for proper posture and ease of movement while performing, helping you to avoid overuse injuries and play with greater expression. These concepts, exercises, and practice routines present yoga from the musicians' perspective, focusing on the direct relationships between using yoga and creating music."
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