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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health: Use Your Mind to Promote Your Own Healing and Wellness

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health: Use Your Mind to Promote Your Own Healing and Wellness

by Dr. Jeff Brown


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health! will help readers use positive thinking to improve their health with its inspirational stories and useful medical information.

The mind-body connection is powerful. Our brains are our most trusted ally in improving our physical health, whether it’s recovering from a short illness, managing symptoms, or keeping healthy. This new book highlights that positive relationship and will help readers with its combination of inspiring Chicken Soup for the Soul stories written just for this book and accessible leading-edge medical information from renowned clinical psychologist and Harvard Medical School instructor Dr. Jeffrey Brown.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935096900
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 323,357
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jeff Brown is a Harvard Medical School psychologist and instructor, author and speaker, specializing in the mind-body connection.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Your Mind and Your Body: Best Friends for Life

Give Me a Break Deborah Ellis 1

Restoring Body and Soul Beth Arvin 5

Serving Two Masters Marylane Wade Koch 8

Mind Over Matter Monica A. Andermann 12

Introduction 16

Your Body Is a Tattletale 17

Brainpower Can Fuel Healing 20

Cognitive Behavioral Psychology: Build a Toolbox for Great Health 22

Chapter 2 The Brain Secrets that Healthy People Know

The Choice, Monica A. Andermann 29

Don't Stop...Keep on Going! Peggy Purser Freeman 34

Numbers Don't Lie Kathryn Wilkens 37

Exercise Can Be Fun at Any Age Kathryn Lay 41

Introduction 44

Four Secrets for Healthy Thinking 45

Chapter 3 Hope for the Best and Expect the Best

Open Heart Kristen Finney 59

Brain, Body, and Beat Ronda Armstrong 64

Introduction 68

Keep Your Identity 70

Prepare Exclusively for Success 71

Build the Right Kind of Support 73

Chapter 4 Dr. Seuss, Kevorkian or Oz: Connection with the Right Doctor

It Takes Two to Tange Felicia F. Brown 79

The Break Lynn Sunday 83

A Healing Bedside Manner Anna Koopman 87

Introduction 91

Get on the Same Page 92

Build and Alliance with Your Doctor Through Communication 93

If you can, choose a Healthy Doctor 99

It's Okay to Say Goodbye to Your Physician 99

Chapter 5 Brain Strategies for Robust Living

A Positive Road to Recovery John P. Buentello 105

The White Light, Connie K. Pombo 109

Regeneration Karen Myers 114

Introduction 119

Goal Setting for Good Health 120

A Voice You Should Be Hearing 121

Do You See What I See? 122

Association and Dissociation: A Useful Pair 125

Chapter 6 Increase Your Health IQ-Now!

Spying on the Enemy Maxing Young 131

A Change of Mind Ann Holbrook 135

A Gentle Touch Works Wonders Timothy Martin 138

Running with a Smile Jennie Ivey 141

Introduction 143

Smile and Feel the Difference! 144

Dangle a Carrot... or Green Bean... or Broccoli 145

Serve a Family Meal Tonight-and at Least Two More This Week 147

Lung Darts and Healthy Living Don't Mix 147

Loosen the Grip on Negative Feelings 150

Sizing Them Up Matters 152

Your Health is a Laughing Matter 152

Chapter 7 Avoid the F-word: Frustration

Hypochondria's Awesome... Seriously Supriya Ambwani 159

Paddling Away Stress Valerie D. Benko 162

No One Wins the Blame Game Heidi J. Krumenauer 164

A Positive RX for Healing Deborah Shouse 169

Introduction 172

Reward Yourself 176

Just Like Oil and Water 177

Chapter 8 Tame the Anxiety Beast

The Joy of Living Rebecca Mansell 183

What's Next? Erika Hoffman 187

It Could Be Worse Lynne S. Albers 190

Introduction 195

Analyzing Anxiety 197

Avoid Avoiding 199

Catastrophic Thinking: Less is More 200

Redesign the Blueprint of Your Comfort Zone 201

Say What You Mean 201

Meet Our Contributors 207

About the Author 213

Acknowledgments 215

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