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.

Why Love Matters

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.

Author: Sue Gerhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317635809

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 811

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 For Psychic Transformation

Why. Love. Matters. for. Psychic. Transformation. I would like to return to the title of the book Love Matters for Psychic Transformation. The initial description of the BSR work accounts for the value of love in the work and how it ...

Author: Maja Reinau

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 1771690313

Category: Psychology

Page: 245

View: 429

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

Why Love Leads to Justice

The question – why love matters to justice? – has very concrete applications: as a means to understand the psychology of empathy; as a means by which public institutions might foster and encourage empathy as an important value in ...

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Love Matters Most

Understanding and Growing in God's Infinite Love Eureka F. Collins. envelope on the floor. ... Now, perhaps, we are able to start the journey today and understand better why Love Matters Most! Chapter 2 'The Voice of Goa “Speak, Lord, ...

Author: Eureka F. Collins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440100616

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 304

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 More

This is a crucial definition because this is where we bridge the gap between truth and love. This is where we learn why love matters more than fighting to be right all the time. The Christian understanding of wisdom is where truth and ...

Author: Jared Byas

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310358620

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 842

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.

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: 542

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

Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal Discourse

... of the emotions.10 Most recently, in Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice, Nussbaum has considered the role emotions play in civic life, and in particular, their role in shaping and constituting 'the decent society'.

Author: Heather Conway

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509902465

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 622

In his seminal work, Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman suggests that the common view of human intelligence is far too narrow and that emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision-making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. The importance of emotion to human experience cannot be denied, yet the relationship between law and emotion is one that has largely been ignored until recent years. However, the last two decades have seen a rapidly expanding interest among scholars of all disciplines into the way in which law and the emotions interact, including the law's response to emotion and the extent to which emotions pervade the practice of the law. In The Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal Discourse a group of leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore these issues across key areas of private law, public law, criminal justice and dispute resolution, illustrating how emotion infuses all areas of legal thought. The collection argues for a more positive view of the role of emotion in the context of legal discourse and demonstrates ways in which the law could, in the words of Goleman, become more emotionally intelligent.

The Emotionally Absent Mother Updated and Expanded Second Edition

This is based on a study of maternal levels of oxytocin (sometimes called the love hormone) during pregnancy, which revealed ... Allan Shore, reported in Sue Gerhardt, Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain (New York: ...

Author: Jasmin Lee Cori

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193839

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 781

The groundbreaking guide to self-healing and getting the love you missed. Was your mother preoccupied, distant, or even demeaning? Have you struggled with relationships—or with your own self-worth? Often, the grown children of emotionally absent mothers can’t quite put a finger on what’s missing from their lives. The children of abusive mothers, by contrast, may recognize the abuse—but overlook its lasting, harmful effects. Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori has helped thousands of men and women heal the hidden wounds left by every kind of undermothering. In this second edition of her pioneering book, with compassion for mother and child alike, she explains: Possible reasons your mother was distracted or hurtful—and what she was unable to give The lasting impact of childhood emotional neglect and abuse How to find the child inside you and fill the “mother gap” through reflections and exercises How to secure a happier future for yourself (and perhaps for your children)

The Emotionally Absent Mother

M Allan Shore, reported in Sue Gerhardt, Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain (New York: Brunner-Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2004), p. 41. Q Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver, Attachment in Adulthood: ...

Author: Jasmin Lee Cori

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191232

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 766

Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked-out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who were “undermothered” as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care. The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother’s own history, and how you can fill the “mother gap” by: Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself Opening to the archetype of the Good Mother Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed Through reflections, exercises, and clear explanations, psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori helps adult sons and daughters heal the wounds left by mothers who failed to provide the essential ingredients that every child needs. She traces perceived personal “defects” back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And, by teaching today’s undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure a happier future—for themselves and their children.


Supporting Postnatal Women into Motherhood

Quoted in Gerhardt S. Why Love Matters. Hove and New York: Brunner-Routledge; 2004. Hobfoll SE, Lieberman M. Personal relationship, personal attributes and stress resistance: mothers reactions to their child's illness.

Author: Lynn Bertram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315345781

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 785

This book will assist doctors pharmacists midwives and other health professionals in dealing with the issue of medicine use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It gives practical guidance on the principles of safe and effective prescribing summarises the known effects of widely used drugs and provides up-to-date information in one accessible source. With an impressive list of contributors Therapeutics in Pregnancy and Lactation offers clear guidelines and comprehensive advice on a diverse range of topics from drug abuse to hypertension and epilepsy. It is fully referenced and complements other sources of information such as that in the British National Formulary.

Racial Justice Policies and Courts Legal Reasoning in Europe

Neither is she saying that love can achieve anything good on its own, without argument and general norms, and she is certainly not alleging that love must be a constant experience. The notion behind Why Love Matters for Justice is that ...

Author: María Elósegui

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319535803

Category: Law

Page: 222

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This volume looks at how courts and the police handle racial discrimination in Europe. The chapters show that beyond legal technique, neither the legislators nor the judges escape from their own emotions when responding to racial discrimination. But, as the authors point out, emotions are not always negative. They can also help in a positive way in judicial interpretation. The study profiles five countries: Germany, UK, Estonia, Portugal and Spain. Each of these belong both to the European Union and to the Council of Europe. Coverage examines the responsibility of the public powers, more specifically of the legislative and judicial power, both of the police and of the judiciary, in persecuting racist behavior. In addition, the authors also consider the increase in racism in groups of citizens. The authors argue that racial justice is a proactive reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes and actions that lead to equal access to opportunities for all. After reading this book, readers will gain a better understanding of the reasoning of legislators, police and judges when dealing with racial discrimination in Europe today.

Working with Babies and Children

Inclusion matters because it is every child's right to have an education and be cared for in their community. Inclusion matters because it is every child's right to belong. Why love matters ... Gerhardt (2004) firmly believes that ...

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204901

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 724

'This book should be required reading for all those with responsibility for children under the age of three and is the ideal guide for students on training courses...or for those pursuing continuing professional development - Early Years Educator 'All the material presented is accessible and clear...it is an invaluable source of information for further research....It comes highly recommended' - Early Years Update 'From the very first page, Cathy Nutbrown and Jools Page lay down the twin cornerstones of this fabulous book, the sheer brilliance of babies' minds and the daunting challenges facing those who work with them professionally....This is a principled book, underpinned by a commitment to advocacy and respect for under threes. Yet it is practical too, rich in case vignettes and linked reflections. I hope it will come to be regarded as required reading by those with responsibility for children under three' - Peter Elfer, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Roehampton University This book is an essential companion for all who work with children under three. It makes current research accessible, and provides practical support material for curriculum, learning, teaching, planning and assessment. The authors focus on work in settings of all kinds to promote best practice and offer a high quality experience for the age range. Key features of the book are: - a theoretical foundation relevant to different social contexts - an accessible summary of research into learning and development - a review of current policies on provision - a discussion of international approaches to support learning and development - case studies and practice-based examples of approaches to developing effective and appropriate provision in group settings and home care. This book is for students on initial training courses including foundation degrees, NVQ, early childhood studies degrees and those seeking Early Years Professional Status. It is also for practitioners whether in initial training, BA and MA degrees or in continuing professional development.

Political Emotions

Martha Nussbaum asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good?

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674728297

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 99

Martha Nussbaum asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good? Amid negative emotions endemic even to good societies, public emotions rooted in love--intense attachments outside our control--can foster commitment to shared goals and keep at bay the forces of disgust and envy.

Attached at the Heart

Montagu, Touching,. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Ibid. Concept originated by Isabelle Fox, PhD. Schore, “The experience-dependent maturation of a regulatory system.” Gerhardt, Why Love Matters, ...

Author: Barbara Nicholson

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757317456

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 306

View: 230

"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.

Law Reason and Emotion

dependent elements, we still need to pose Nussbaum's question: Why love matters for justice? Her proposal, far from threatening the political liberalism of Rawls, what it does, rather than make it harder, is to make the "overlapping ...

Author: Mortimer Sellers (org.)

Publisher: Initia Via Editora

ISBN: 8595470316

Category: Law

Page: 1217

View: 473

Volume II: Special Workshops Initia Via Editora

The Nanny Time Bomb Navigating the Crisis in Child Care

Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (New York: Bantam, 1995). 2. ... Sue Gerhardt, Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain (London: Routledge, 2004), 217. 7.

Author: Jacalyn S. Burke

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440835225

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 463

From your baby's perspective, choosing the right nanny is probably the most important decision a parent can ever make: this book is about making the best possible choice. • Contains explosive new information about the child care industry • Analyzes the roles that race, immigration, gender, class, and culture play in child care practice • Offers parents a definitive guide to making the best child care choices • Presents a realistic picture of the child care industry today based on 10 years of direct, on-the-job experience

What Children Need to Be Happy Confident and Successful

Sue Gerhardt's (2004) Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain. London: Routledge, provides a good overview of current research on a child's emotional development. 27 Jonathan Haidt uses this metaphor in his 2006 book The ...

Author: Jeni Hooper

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004833

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 721

What makes children happy, confident and successful? How can you help a child to flourish? Their environment is important, but the real difference is in your hands – every adult has the tools to help a child achieve psychological wellbeing. This book provides a practical model for helping children flourish and achieve their personal potential in every area of their lives. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, the model explores the five key areas of wellbeing: personal strengths, emotional wellbeing, positive communication, learning strengths, and resilience. Practical activities are included for each area, and a questionnaire provides an assessment to enable you to keep track of progress. Suitable for use with children aged 3–11, this step-by-step guide is an ideal resource for professionals working with children, including counsellors, social workers, teachers, and psychotherapists, as well as parents.