Why Love Matters

This second edition follows on from the success of the first, updating the scientific research, covering recent findings in genetics and the mind/body connection, and including a new chapter highlighting our growing understanding of the ...

Author: Sue Gerhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317635795

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health. This second edition follows on from the success of the first, updating the scientific research, covering recent findings in genetics and the mind/body connection, and including a new chapter highlighting our growing understanding of the part also played by pregnancy in shaping a baby’s future emotional and physical well-being. Sue Gerhardt focuses in particular on the wide-ranging effects of early stress on a baby or toddler’s developing nervous system. When things go wrong with relationships in early life, the dependent child has to adapt; what we now know is that his or her brain adapts too. The brain’s emotion and immune systems are particularly affected by early stress and can become less effective. This makes the child more vulnerable to a range of later difficulties such as depression, anti-social behaviour, addictions or anorexia, as well as physical illness. Why Love Matters is an accessible, lively, account of the latest findings in neuroscience, developmental psychology and neurobiology – research which matters to us all. It is an invaluable and hugely popular guide for parents and professionals alike.

Love Matters More

For anyone who has ever felt forced to choose between truth and love, acceptance and rightness, this book offers a path forward beyond truth wars and legalistic religion to a love that matters more.

Author: Jared Byas

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310358620

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 445

For years, Christians have argued, debated, and fought one another while "speaking the truth in love," yet we are no closer to the grace-filled life Jesus modeled. Biblical scholar and popular podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, Jared Byas casts a new vision for the Christian life that's built not on certainty, but on the risk of love. A biblically-based Christian life is not grounded in having all the answers but in a living relationship. This ultimately shifts our focus from collecting the "right" answers to loving others deeply and authentically. With stories and insights drawn from his years as a pastor, professor, and podcast host, Jared Byas calls us back to the heart of the Bible: that truth is only true when it's lived out in love. In a refreshing voice that's both witty and profoundly revelatory, Jared unpacks the concept of truth, its meaning, and why we so often fight over it. He makes a compelling case for how what we believe is less important than how we believe it and that, more than anything else, telling the truth in love is about following Jesus. For anyone who has ever felt forced to choose between truth and love, acceptance and rightness, this book offers a path forward beyond truth wars and legalistic religion to a love that matters more.

Love Matters Most

have learned that the more earnestly I strive to carry out God's will, and the more
carefullyI endeavor to please Him in all things, the more His love of me has
deepened. I know that God listens to every sigh, hears every cry, watches every
tear, ...

Author: Eureka F. Collins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440100616

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 623

Do you seek to grow in God's love and to cultivate and maintain a loving and positive attitude? It is not easy in today's world where people are often consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. Love appears lost in people's hearts in this world of constant changes, technological advances, and war. With divorce and failed relationships, it is often difficult to understand how love is supposed to be. But in Love Matters Most, author Eureka F. Collins provides insights on living a lifestyle of love. Endowed with biblical references and verses, Love Matters Most shares lessons that transcend the typical love book. Collins reveals how you can recover your joy and happiness by learning what love does and does not do. This love experience centers on listening to the voice of God and allowing His love to penetrate your heart. You will understand what love is and stop trying to imitate society's ideals of love and happiness. With the assistance of a thirty-one-day devotional thirty-one days of one-minute prayers and inspirational readings you will develop a powerful prayer life and gain new insights into God's infinite love and ways to promote a loving lifestyle.

Love Matters For Psychic Transformation

neuroscientific and developmental aspect of love emphasizes the importance of
the quality of the ...

Author: Maja Reinau

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 1771690313

Category: Psychology

Page: 245

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Love Matters for Psychic Transformation is woven by a profound respect and love for the soul and the transformative powers of the Body Psyche. It is an exploration of the embodied psychic transformation in the specific context of the BodySoul Rhythms® work (BSR) developed by Ann Skinner, Mary Hamilton, and Marion Woodman. In describing the BSR work, interviewing six women about their experiences, and linking the BSR approach with the new neuroscience, developmental psychology, change in therapy, attachment theory, and relational trauma, Dr. Reinau brings to light all that the BSR approach has to offer. It is with relief and pleasure that I write this endorsement. Relief comes because someone with clarity, accuracy, and care has outlined the “consonants” of the work of BSR. Pleasure because the “vowels” of the work have been explored in an authentic voice from an open heart, with a keen intelligence, and from several well-studied points of view. Once again Maja Reinau has put on her diving costume, gone down, and this time surfaced with the pearl: Love Matters in Psychic Transformation. Thank you Maja. –Ann Skinner, co-creator of Body Soul Rhythms Love Matters For Psychic Transformation is a gift to the many women who have benefited from the BSR-work. Dr. Reinau is able to delve deeply into the methodology of BodySoul work without destroying the mystery. It is a treasure of information for those who seek this way of transformation in their lives. The interviews deepen the mystery as well as the understanding of the work. Dr. Reinau’s ability to link BodySoul experience to early developmental theories and to neuroscience provides the path to her conclusion that it is all about love. A conclusion with which I am sure Marion Woodman would agree. Everyone who seriously considers understanding BodySoul work should read Love Matters for Psychic Transformation. –Patricia C. Patrick, M.A., M.D., Child Adolescent and Adults Psychiatrist, The Marion Woodman BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training Board Member, Marion Woodman Foundation, Teaching Member Sand Play Therapist Association

The Science and Pseudoscience of Children s Mental Health Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

S. Gerhardt, Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain (New York:
Brunner-Routledge, 2004). 13. Schore, Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the
Self. 14. Gerhardt, Why Love Matters. 15. Gerhardt, Why Love Matters. 16.

Author: Sharna Olfman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830843

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

View: 929

This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance

Quarterly Essay 29 Love and Money

WHY LOVE MATTERS The Melbourne psychotherapist Frances Salo-Thompson
once made a simple but profound point to me about child-rearing. The most
important thing, she said, is that a child feels enjoyed. As I listened, a memory ...

Author: Anne Manne

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1921825286

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 720

In Love and Money, Anne Manne looks at the religion of work – its high priests and sacrificial lambs. As family life and motherhood feel the pressure of the market, she asks whether the chief beneficiaries are self-interested employers and child-care corporations. This is an essay that ranges widely and entertainingly across contemporary culture: it casts an inquisitive eye over the modern marriage of Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein, and considers the time-bind and the shadow economy of care. Most fundamentally, it is an essay about pressure: the pressure to balance care for others and the world of work. Manne argues that devaluing motherhood - still central to so many women's lives - has done feminism few favours. For women on the frontline of the work-centred society, it has made for hard choices. Eloquently and persuasively, Manne tells what happened when feminism adapted itself to the free market and argues that any true definition of equality has to take into account dependency and care for others. ‘It is falling fertility ... above all else, which gives women a political bargaining chip of a new and powerful kind. Policy makers, formerly deaf to mothers' needs, will have no choice but to listen.’ —Anne Manne, Love and Money ‘Anne Manne shows a depth and range of analysis that is rare in social-science writing today. Her arguments go behind the child-care debate, behind the work and family tension that is now in the foreground of most Australians' daily lives, to ask the really big questions.’ —Steve Biddulph ‘In Love and Money Anne Manne calls on us to imagine a radically different model of social and political life, one that centres around care rather than on gendered notions of the autonomous, unencumbered individual.’ —Julie Stephens Anne Manne is an Australian journalist and social philosopher who was has written widely on feminism, motherhood, childcare, family policy, fertility and related issues. She is a regular contributor to the Age and the Monthly. Her books include Quarterly Essay 29 Love and Money: The Family and the Free Market, The Life of I: the New Culture of Narcissism, and, Motherhood: How Should We Care for Our Children? – which was shortlisted for the 2006 Walkley non-fiction prize.

Love Matters

In this unforgettable book Delilah presents her favorite listener stories compiled from the thousands she receives every week.

Author: Delilah

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426822634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 397

Delilah opens her heart to explain why love is, truly, what matters most… Delilah dominates nighttime radio with her mesmerizing voice and unique offering of popular music, superb storytelling and sympathetic listening. The self-proclaimed "Queen of Sappy Love Songs" describes her show as "a safety zone where listeners take off their armor, slip into a comfortable cardigan, sit around the electronic hearth and share their secrets." And every night across North America more than eight million people tune in to hear Delilah play great love songs, and also share great love stories from her dedicated listeners. In this unforgettable book Delilah presents her favorite listener stories compiled from the thousands she receives every week. From the heartwarming to the heartbreaking, these powerful accounts include: The joyful reunion of a widow with her first love thirty-eight years after giving birth to their child. A young woman's agonizing decision to renounce the love she found while working at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. A Vietnam vet's riveting tale of an enemy captor's incredible sacrifice. A poignant encounter with a "Christmas angel" during one man's holiday rounds as a professional Santa.

The Book of Being

All things outside ofme-a ring, a rose, a gondola, the sky, those dunes which I
have yet to glimpse –all of these connect up with the feelings which are inside me
; expressing them, voicing them, illuminating them. That's why love matters: it ...

Author: Ian Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575114495

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 646

The megalomaniac Godmind is still planning to use all the minds in creation to make a vast 'lens', and if necessary it will burn out all life in the process. Back beside the river and literally born again, Yaleen represents to the guild of riverwomen the perfect proof of salvation, of life after death. In fact, she is desperately searching for a way to save the whole universe from imminent destruction.

Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

Oh , call it Mount DesertIf you had a little lover , The place matters not ; I will
simply say , Little Kitten - They were playing ... Folk spoke shyly of love - matters ,
If a man really deserves a pedigree he doesn't want With this maiden lady near ,
one ...




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Therapy and Beyond

Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues Martin
Milton. Deurzen, E. van ... Existential perspectives on human issues: A handbook
for therapeutic practice. ... Why love matters: How affection shapes a baby's brain.

Author: Martin Milton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470797584

Category: Psychology

Page: 346

View: 403

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues presents an overview of the origins, current practices, and potential future of the discipline of counselling psychology. Presents an up-to-date review of the knowledge base behind the discipline of counselling psychology that addresses the notion of human wellbeing and critiques the concept of ‘psychopathology’ Includes an assessment of the contributions that counselling psychology makes to understanding people as individuals, in their working lives, and in wider social domains Offers an overview of counselling psychology's contributions beyond the consulting room, including practices in the domain of spirituality, the arts and creative media, and the environmental movement Critiques contemporary challenges facing research as well as the role that research methods have in responding to questions about humanity and individual experience

Love the Way You Want it

Offers advice for those who experience failure in love on how to love smarter and build healthy, long lasting relationships

Author: Robert J. Sternberg

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780553072358

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

View: 449

Offers advice for those who experience failure in love on how to love smarter and build healthy, long lasting relationships

Child Psychotherapy

For more advanced parenting and/or well-read parents, Siegel's and Hartzell's
Parenting From the Inside Out: How Deeper Self Understanding Can Help You
Raise Children Who Thrive (2004) and Gerhardt's Why Love Matters (2004) can ...

Author: Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106749

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 108

All too often children are diagnosed and medicated without the consideration that their symptoms may actually be a healthy response to stressful life events. This integrative guide for mental health practitioners who work with children underscores the importance of considering the etiology of a child's symptoms within a developmental framework before making a diagnosis. Providing advanced training and skills for working with children, the book guides the therapist, step-by-step, through assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment with a focus on the tenets of child development and a consideration of the impact of distressing life events. The book first addresses child development and the evolution of child psychotherapy from the perspectives of numerous disciplines, including recent findings in neurodevelopmental trauma and neurobiology. It discusses assessment measures, the impact of divorce and the forensic/legal environment on clinical practice, recommendations for HIPAA compliance, evidence-based best practices for treating children, and the requirements for an integrated treatment approach. Woven throughout are indications for case conceptualization including consideration of a child's complete environment. Key Features: Provides an integrative approach to child psychotherapy from the perspective of healthy development Offers an alternative to the medical model Discusses key theories of child development and psychotherapy Integrates a multimodal approach that considers a child's daily environment Includes a template for organizing and implementing a successful practice Features an instructorís manual and course syllabus

Finding Your Way with Your Baby

Gerhardt, S. (2004) Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain,
Hove: Routledge. Murray, L. (2014) The Psychology of Babies, London:
Robinson. Murray, L. and Cooper, P. (1999) Postpartum Depression and Child
Development ...

Author: Dilys Daws

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317654196

Category: Psychology

Page: 246

View: 208

Finding Your Way with Your Baby explores the emotional experience of the baby in the first year, and that of the mother, father and other significant adults. It does so in a way that is deeply informed by psychoanalytic understandings, infant observation, developmental science and decades of clinical experience. Combining the wisdom of many years' work with the freshness of up-to-date knowledge, Dilys Daws and Alexandra de Rementeria engage with the most difficult emotional experiences that are often glossed over in parenting books – such as pregnancy, through birth into bonding, ambivalence about the baby, depression, and the emotional turmoil so often brought to the surface by being a new parent. Acknowledgement and understanding about this darker side of family life offers a sense of relief that can allow parents to harness the power of knowing, owning and sharing feelings to transform situations and break negative cycles and old ways of relating. With real-life examples, references to current thinking and a calm and simple writing style they also provide new insights into the more commonly covered issues such as weaning, sleeping and crying. Finding Your Way with Your Baby is primarily aimed at parents but it will be a helpful resource for all those working with parents and babies including health visitors, midwives, social workers, GPs, paediatricians and childcare workers. It will appeal to parents and professionals who are interested in ideas from psychoanalytic clinical practice and the latest research in developmental psychology and neuroscience.

Anger Management Games for Children

Gerhardt, S. (2004) Why Love Matters. How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain.
London and New York: Routledge. Gilliom, M. ... Why It Can Matter More than IQ.
London: Bloomsbury. Hargarden, H. and Sills, C. (2002) Transactional Analysis.

Author: Deborah Plummer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843106280

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 381

This book helps adults to understand, manage and reflect on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups.

Calm Parents Happy Kids

Daniel Goleman, Emotional intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ (Bantam
, 2006). W. Middlemiss, D.A. Granger, W.A. Goldberg and L. ... Sue Gerhardt, Why
Love Matters (Routledge, 2009), p. 37. Lawrence J. Cohen and Anthony T.

Author: Dr. Laura Markham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502659

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 109

Calm Parents, Happy Kids is the UK version of Dr Laura Markham's hugely successful and ground-breaking book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. Now adapted for UK audiences, this practical and inspiring book reveals a three step programme that will transform family life. Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), it will appeal to all parents who don’t want to force their children into compliance and lose their temper, but want to keep calm and help their children want to behave.

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids

unconditional love emotion coaching, 100–105,122, 134, 135 Fostering
Connection, 55–56 mastery coaching, 204-5, ... Not Controlling waiting before
disciplining, 15, 26 Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain (
Gerhardt), ...

Author: Laura Markham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613629

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 963

A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

Foundations of Play Therapy

127–136). Northvale, NJ: Aronson. Gardiner, B., & Spickelmier, M. (2009).
Working with adolescents. In E. Munns (Ed.), Applications of family and group
Theraplay (pp. 249–264). Northvale, NJ: Aronson. Gerhardt, S. (2004). Why love
matters: ...

Author: Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118013263

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 990

The landmark guide to play therapy—completely updated and revised Edited by Charles E. Schaefer—the "father of play therapy"—Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse approaches to, and methods used in, play therapy practice with children and adolescents. Featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides up-to-date and insightful coverage of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers practical examples for the application of each model, including: Narrative play therapy Solution-focused play therapy Experiential play therapy Release play therapy Integrative play therapy Psychoanalytic approaches to play therapy Child-centered play therapy Gestalt play therapy Family play therapy Cognitive behavioral play therapy Prescriptive play therapy Written for therapists looking for guidance on how to incorporate play therapy into their practice, as well as students or those in need of a refresher on the latest methods and techniques, Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a standard-setting resource presenting pragmatic and useful information for therapists at all levels of training.

21st Century Boys

Of the five 'musthaves' quoted on page 21, the most important in the early weeks
is LOVE. For the scientific evidence for this claim, read Why Love Matters by Sue
Gerhardt (Routledge). What can the rest of us do? Smartarses through the ages ...

Author: Sue Palmer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409111261

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 441

A major new insight into the difficulties of raising boys, and how parents can help their sons fulfil their potential. From the author of TOXIC CHILDHOOD. What's happening to boys? At home, they sprawl before a flickering screen, lost in a solitary, sedentary fantasy world; at school, the choice of role seems limited to nerd or thug, bullied or bullying. By the time they reach their teens, the chances of depression, self-harm, drug or alcohol abuse grow each year. Raising boys has never been more difficult. For the sake of their sons, parents need to know the facts about how boys develop and how best to protect them from the damaging effects of modern life. Sue Palmer assesses the issues currently confronting boys from birth to when they leave school, and explains how we can all help to ensure they emerge as healthy, normal adults. Based on the latest research from around the world, 21st CENTURY BOYS provides parents, teachers and others with a clear pathway to bringing up boys.

Attached at the Heart

17 Albers et al., “Maternal behavior predicts infant cortisol recovery.” 18 Gerhardt,
Why Love Matters, 78. When Baby's Cries Overwhelm You Remaining sensitive
and empathetic when faced with a crying, inconsolable infant can be very hard ...

Author: Barbara Nicholson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757317464

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 544

"Trust me. This is the only baby book you'll ever need! It's amazing, heartwarming, and completely user-friendly. Just add your heart!" --Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Attached at the Heart offers readers practical parenting advice for the modern age. In its most basic form, "attachment parenting" is instinctive. A crying baby is comforted and kept close to parents for protection. If hungry, he or she is breastfed. And while it is understood that there is no such thing as perfect parenting, research suggests that there is a strong correlation between a heightened sense of respect, empathy, and affection in those children raised the "attachment parenting" way. In this controversial book, readers will gain much needed insight into childrearing while learning to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a strong foundation that will strengthen the parent-child bond. Using the Eight Principles of Parenting, readers will learn: How to prepare for baby before birth Why breastfeeding is a must for busy moms When to start feeding solid food How to respond to temper tantrums Sleeping safety guidelines and the benefits of cosleeping Tips for short separation How to practice positive discipline and its rewards Tips for finding and maintaining balance The benefits of using a baby sling and implementing infant massage Tips on dealing with criticism from those opposed or unfamiliar with AP style The dangers surrounding traditional discipline styles of parenting Contrary to popular belief, "attachment parenting" has been practiced in one form or another since recorded history. Over the years, it had been slowly replaced by a more detached parenting style—a style that is now believed by experts to be a lead contributing factor to suicide, depression, and violence. The concept of "attachment parenting"—a term originally coined by parenting experts William and Martha Sears—has increasingly been validated by research in many fields of study, such as child development, psychology, and neuroscience. Also known as "conscious parenting," "natural parenting," "compassionate parenting," or "empathic parenting," its goal is to stimulate optimal child development. While many attachment-parenting recommendations likely counter popular societal beliefs, authors Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker are quick to point out that the benefits outweigh the backlash of criticism that advocates of detached parenting may impose.