One Kiss or Two In Search of The Perfect Greeting

Psychology

One Kiss or Two?: In Search of The Perfect Greeting by Andy Scott
Christopher Williams, “Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic: A Five Areas Approach, Third Edition”
The Painting and the Piano: An Improbable Story of Survival and Love by John Lipscomb, Adrianne Lugo
Michael Madary, “Visual Phenomenology”
Remedy for Burnout: 7 Prescriptions Doctors Use to Find Meaning in Medicine by Starla Fitch MD

One Kiss or Two?: In Search of The Perfect Greeting by Andy Scott

English | September 14th, 2017 | ASIN: B074NN4WLG, ISBN: 0715651838 | 276 Pages | EPUB | 0.54 MB

Every encounter begins with a greeting. Be it a quick ‘Hello! or the somewhat longer and gracious ‘Sula manchwanta galunga omugobe!’ shaking hands or shaking, well, rather more private parts of our anatomy, we have been doing it many times daily for thousands of years. It should be the most straightforward thing in the world, but this apparently simple act is fraught with complications, leading to awkward misunderstandings and occasionally even outright violence.
Why is that? Why are greetings so important? Can we ever find the perfect way of saying hello? In the illuminating and entertaining One Kiss or Two? Andy Scott a well-travelled former diplomat, and no stranger to fumbled first contacts himself goes down the rabbit hole to take a closer look at what greetings are all about. In looking at how they have developed, he discovers a kaleidoscopic world of etiquette, body-language, evolution, neuroscience, anthropology and history.
Through in-depth research and his personal experiences, and with the help of experts ranging from the world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall to the UK s etiquette coach par excellence William Hanson, Scott takes us on a captivating journey through a subject far richer than we might have expected. By the end of it, we are able to make more sense of what lies behind greetings and what it means to be human.

Christopher Williams, “Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic: A Five Areas Approach, Third Edition”

2012 | pages: 427 | ISBN: 1444163140 | PDF | 8,9 mb

Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic uses the proven and trusted five areas model of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing a range of symptoms associated with these conditions. For the third edition, new workbooks are included on: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), using medication, and planning for the future.
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Invaluable, proven, practical and easy to use workbooks for all CBT practitioners, psychiatrists, GPs, psychologists, counsellors, neurologists, occupational therapists, voluntary sector and healthcare workers to use to help the people in their care help themselves.
THE FIVE AREAS APPROACH:
– Life situation, people and events around us
– Altered thinking
– Altered feelings or moods
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The Painting and the Piano: An Improbable Story of Survival and Love by John Lipscomb, Adrianne Lugo

English | November 8th, 2017 | ASIN: B06WWCT3N4, ISBN: 0757319920 | 267 Pages | EPUB | 2.04 MB

Growing up more than a thousand miles apart and worlds away from each other, Johnny and Adrianne seemed to have all that children could ask for. Born into a Great-Gatsby-like party, old-money wealth and privilege defined Johnny’s childhood in Ladue, Missouri―the Beverly Hills of St. Louis.
Born addicted to heroin in New York City, Adrianne was placed as an infant with loving, middle-class Jewish foster parents on Long Island. However, the demons of their respective biological mothers would eventually tear their fragile young lives apart as told in this compelling tandem narrative.
Eventually, destiny would bring Johnny and Adrianne together, but first they had to endure the painful toll that alcohol, drugs, and a negligent court system would take on them. With parts of Adrianne’s story ripped from national news headlines, their journeys take them for the depths of despair and near death to their first serendipitous introduction and the moment each knew they were finally safe.
Filled with hope, inspiration, and humor, The Painting and the Piano is an unforgettable story of pain, loss, and the undying human quest for happiness.

Michael Madary, “Visual Phenomenology”

2017 | ISBN-10: 0262035456 | 264 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Phenomenological and empirical methods of investigating visual experience converge to support the thesis that visual perception is an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment.In this book, Michael Madary examines visual experience, drawing on both phenomenological and empirical methods of investigation. He finds that these two approaches – careful, philosophical description of experience and the science of vision – independently converge on the same result: Visual perception is an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment.Madary first makes the case for the descriptive premise, arguing that the phenomenology of vision is best described as on ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment. He discusses visual experience as being perspectival, temporal, and indeterminate; considers the possibility of surprise when appearances do not change as we expect; and considers the content of visual anticipation. Madary then makes the case for the empirical premise, showing that there are strong empirical reasons to model vision using the general form of anticipation and fulfillment. He presents a range of evidence from perceptual psychology and neuroscience, and reinterprets evidence for the two-visual-systems hypothesis. Finally, he considers the relationship between visual perception and social cognition. An appendix discusses Husserlian phenomenology as it relates to the argument of the book.Madary argues that the fact that there is a convergence of historically distinct methodologies itself is an argument that supports his findings. With Visual Phenomenology, he creates an exchange between the humanities and the sciences that takes both methods of investigation seriously.

Remedy for Burnout: 7 Prescriptions Doctors Use to Find Meaning in Medicine by Starla Fitch MD

English | November 11, 2014 | ISBN: 1634130278, ASIN: B00P9RTRBM | AZW3 | 112 pages | 0.7 MB

Dr. Starla Fitch went into medicine for all the right reasons. But not long after she began her practice, the demands of the profession coupled with the bureaucracy of the system began to take their toll. On the verge of burnout, she knew she had to find a way to reconnect with the reasons she became a physician. She did–and now she helps other doctors do the same.
Remedy for Burnout: 7 Prescriptions Doctors Use to Find Meaning in Medicine, shares Starla’s story and those of fellow physicians who tapped into their own passions and talents and discovered the meaning in medicine unique to each of them. Her seven prescriptions provide actionable advice that doctors can take to assess their current situations and reconnect with the reasons why they put on their white coats every day.