8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance

8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance

by Robert Scaer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393707474

ISBN-13: 9780393707472

Pub. Date: 10/01/2012

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Take-charge strategies to heal your body and brain from stress and trauma.
Understanding how our brains and bodies actually work is a powerful tool in mitigating the anxiety generated by unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms that we all may experience from time to time. Here, Robert Scaer unravels the complexities of the brain-body connection, equipping all

Overview

Take-charge strategies to heal your body and brain from stress and trauma.
Understanding how our brains and bodies actually work is a powerful tool in mitigating the anxiety generated by unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms that we all may experience from time to time. Here, Robert Scaer unravels the complexities of the brain-body connection, equipping all those who are in distress with a plausible explanation for how they feel.
Making the science accessible, he outlines the core neurobiological concepts underlying the brain-body interface and explains why physical and emotional symptoms of stress and trauma occur. He explains why “feelings” represent physical sensations that inform us about the nature of our brain-body conflicts. He also offers practical, easy-to-implement strategies for strengthening motor skills, learning to listen to our gut to gauge our feelings, attuning to the present, and restoring personal boundaries to relieve symptoms and navigate a path to recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393707472
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Series:
8 Keys to Mental Health Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
613,833
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword Babette Rothschild vii

Preface xi

Introduction: Your Amazing Brain, Your Resourceful Body 1

Part I Brain-Body Basics: How We Feel and How we Move

Key 1 Brain and Body Message Systems 9

Key 2 Organizing Sensations and Movement 26

Part II How Our "Unconscious" Brain Runs the Show

Key 3 The Autonomic Nervous System 39

Key 4 The Emotional Brain 55

Part III How Experience Changes our Brain, for Better or For Worse

Key 5 The Plastic, Changing Brain 77

Key 6 The Brain in Stress and Trauma 93

Key 7 The Body in Stress and Trauma 110

Part IV How we Can Repair Our Brain

Key 8 Healing Your Wounded Brain and Body 133

Afterword 151

Recommended Reading 153

Index 155

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