For students old and new, Brain and Mind Made Simple makes sense of the brain, mind and consciousness. The book is packed with examples, patient histories and explanations, exploring for instance the strange case of Phineas Gage who survived brain injury but with a new personality. An expert, scientific and highly accessible guide. Most people know David Nutt as the UK’s sacked Drug Czar – ‘kicked out’ for speaking truth to power i.e. that UK policy on drugs and alcohol was not fit for purpose, driven by politics not science. But in a life outside politics Nutt is an academic, psychiatrist and researcher who studies the brain to help understand how it goes awry in mental and neurological illnesses. A few years ago, before Covid, he started giving public lectures explaining how the brain works and how alterations of the mind can occur as a result of changes in brain function. They were extremely popular — usually over 150 people at each — with lots of questions. So, he decided to write up the lectures in this book for the general public, and anyone else with an interest in the field, especially university students of psychology, medicine and neuroscience. As well as educating these groups, all royalties from Brain and Mind Made Simple will help support the charity Drug Science that David Nutt set-up after his sacking to continue to promote the cause of bringing scientific evidence to improve drug policy.
For half a century the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 has dominated ill-conceived approaches to the prohibition of drugs and the criminalisation of many offenders. Wilful blindness to scientific facts has distorted the dispensation of justice, prevented lifesaving investigation, sidelined critics and thwarted advocates of politically inconvenient drugs law reform. This once in an epoch review by experts from a range of disciplines, Drug Science and British Drug Policy shows how lawmakers and the media have ignored the scientific evidence to sustain badly founded rhetoric in favour of blanket bans, punishment and the marginalisation of opponents. Countless individuals (including the vulnerable, deprived, addicted and mentally ill) have therefore suffered unnecessarily. This, the most comprehensive critique of the 1971 Act yet, rests on the combined learning of leading medical, scientific, psychiatric, academic, legal, drug safety and other specialists to provide sound reasons to re-think half a century of bad law. A thorough examination of the 1971 Act which challenges long outmoded ideas. Demonstrating political and media distortions the book calls for fresh thinking and urgent reform. Drug Science and British Drug Policy is first-rate, in-depth and highly informed. Review ‘It is time to see the MDA 1971 for what it is: a bad law that has the opposite effect to that intended. The so-called war on drugs is lost. It could never be won. Let us replace this knee-jerk law with something rational, something evidence-based, something more humane.’— Rt Hon Norman Baker (From the Foreword).
Philosophy Made Simple will be of particular interest to students beginning degree courses in philosophy and to those who are studying it as an ancillary subject within courses such as sociology, education, linguistics, theology and psychology. It will, in addition, be useful for a variety of liberal arts courses in adult education. The book also provides a valuable basis for an introductory self-study course. Avrum Stroll is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, USA. Richard H. Popkin is presently Professor Emeritus, Washington University, St Louis and Adjunct Professor, History and Philosophy at UCLA, USA.
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Philosophy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to philosophy. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover the ideas of all the key figures, from Socrates to Wittgenstein. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Philosophy is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic. UNDERSTAND COMPLEX CONCEPTS EXPLORE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS BROADEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING DISCOVER GREAT PHILOSOPHERS CLARIFY YOUR THINKING
For the first time ever, CFT Made Simple offers easy-to-apply tools to help clients develop self-compassion, learn mindfulness skills, and balance difficult emotions for greater treatment outcomes. Created by world-renowned psychologist Paul Gilbert, compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is extremely effective in helping clients work through painful feelings of shame and self-criticism. However, the theoretical aspects of this therapy—such as evolutionary psychology, attachment theory, and affective neuroscience—can make CFT difficult to grasp. This book provides everything you need to start implementing CFT in practice, either as a primary therapy modality or as an adjunctive approach to other therapies, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and more. CFT has unique strengths, and is especially effective in helping clients work through troubling thoughts and behaviors, approach themselves and others with greater compassion and kindness, and feel safer and more confident in their ability to handle life’s challenges and difficulties. This book articulates the theoretical basis of the therapy in simple, easy-to-follow language, and offers practical guidance and strategies on how to tailor your CFT approach to specific client populations. As a clinician interested in the benefits of CFT but wary of the dense theoretical principles that lay behind it, you need a user-friendly guide that will let you hit the ground running. CFT Made Simple is that guide.
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Psychology is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to psychology. In just 96 pages, the reader will get an overview of all the main functions of the brain, from memory and perception to learning and development. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Psychology is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic. EXPLORE THE MIND STUDY MOTIVES BECOME MORE PERCEPTIVE IDENTIFY STATES OF MIND APPLY PYSCHOLOGY TO REAL LIFE
The 101 series is an introductory teaching tool. It breaks down Gods teachings and principles making it very simple and easy to understand. This series is developed for individuals, churches, missionaries, seminars, and workshops. Spiritual Warfare 101 is the first in series of Made Simple books. This complicated subject is made simple that even a twelve-year-old can understand. With the help of this incredible book, you will no longer need to fear this subject any more. You can become a part of this good fight of faith, as you finally understand your part in this daily struggle. Mother and son authors, Bernadette and Kevin Swan, break down this complex subject in laymans terms so that everyone both young and old can understand. This book shows you: *The origin of Spiritual Warfare. *How many spirits have gone out into the world to destroy sinner and saint alike. *How the enemy works in the Human Spirit. *The difference between oppression and possession. *The armor and the weapons we have to defeat Satan. *Prayers for deliverance.
In Trauma Made Simple, trauma expert Dr. Jamie Marich brings her practical style of training to print, using clinical common sense to wade through theory, research, and hype surrounding trauma. Learn about trauma in a way that is relevant to clinical work, including extensive coverage on PTSD and other diagnoses through a bio-psycho-social-spiritual lens. Make clinically informed decisions based on setting, client preparedness, and other contextual variables. Develop strategies for treatment planning based on the best possible treatments in the field today. Trauma Made Simple addresses a variety of issues that are imperative to trauma competency in clinical work, including how to handle grief and mourning, assessing for and addressing addiction (even if you are not an addiction counselor) and how to manage professional development issues, including self-care.
Copywriting is writing with purpose. It’s about using words to reach people and change what they think, feel and do. This easy-to-read guide will teach you all the essentials of copywriting, from understanding products, readers and benefits to closing the sale. You’ll learn how to... • Write clearly, simply and engagingly • Choose a killer headline and a strong structure• Use 20 proven strategies for creative copywriting• Harness the power of persuasion and psychology• Create a unique tone of voice for a brand Illustrated throughout and packed with real-life examples, Copywriting Made Simple is the perfect introduction to copywriting today. “Tom’s put a lifetime of learning into this book… an incredibly thorough briefing on copywriting.” – Dave Trott, Creative legend, agency founder, author and teacher. “Educational, entertaining and energetic… prepare to dig deep and enjoy!” – Katherine Wildman, Host, The Writing Desk.
Despite the numerous studies touting EMDR's efficacy, it is still largely regarded as too complicated to understand, a major factor in why many who have been trained in EMDR no longer use it. EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches to Using EMDR with Every Client offers a fresh approach to understanding, conceptualizing, and ultimately implementing EMDR into clinical settings. Dr. Jamie Marich brings in her clinical experience from other modalities and disciplines to show that EMDR is more than just a series of protocols that need to be mastered in order for it to be effective. Using common sense language, clinical cases, and practical example, EMDR Made Simple will give you the tools to build on your existing clinical knowledge and make EMDR work for you and your clients.
Covers the elements of English Law, which is the basis of all legal systems throughout the English speaking world, however much they may have become adapted to the needs and conditions of different countries. A comprehensive guide for students studying law as part of A-Level, BTEC and GNVQ courses 'Law Made Simple 12th edition' provides an excellent background for the general reader and a springboard to further study. It is a particularly good guide to the Law of Contract, Law of Property and the Law of Tort.