Same Time Next Week

True Stories of Working Through Mental Illness

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Fourth Chapter Books

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 575

In any given year, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental illness—and yet there is still a significant stigma attached to being labeled as “mentally ill.” We hear about worst-case scenarios, but in many—maybe even most—cases, there is much room for hope. These frank, often intimate stories reflect the writers’ struggles to overcome—both as professionals and as individuals, as current therapists and as former patients—the challenges presented by depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental disorders. These dramatic narratives communicate clearly the rewards of helping patients move forward with their lives, often through a combination of medication, talk therapy, and common sense. Collectively, these true stories highlight the need for empathy and compassion between therapist and patient, and argue for a system that encourages human connection rather than diagnosis by checklist.

Same Time Next Week

Author: Emily Smith

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 714

Is it really ever too late to be happy? That’s what young attorney Alex Harris finds herself asking while married to her bartender wife, Beth. For several years, Alex has resigned herself to a mediocre relationship, feeling doomed by the marriage vows she’s already taken. But everything changes when she walks into a small café one afternoon and meets Michelle Masters. As their friendship flourishes, Alex’s marriage crumbles around her, and she’s forced to question the only life she’s ever known. Will those vows be enough to keep her, no matter the consequences? Or will she finally take a chance at happily ever after?

Goblin

A Novel in Six Novellas

Author: Josh Malerman

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 564

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie comes a chilling story that revolves around a mysterious small town, revealing its sinister secrets one by one. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL • “Must-read horror.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Goblin seems like any other ordinary small town. But with the master storyteller Josh Malerman as your tour guide, you’ll discover the secrets that hide behind its closed doors. These six novellas tell the story of a place where the rain is always falling, nighttime is always near, and your darkest fears and desires await. Welcome to Goblin. . . . A Man in Slices: A man proves his “legendary love” to his girlfriend with a sacrifice even more daring than Vincent van Gogh’s—and sends her more than his heart. Kamp: Walter Kamp is afraid of everything, but most afraid of being scared to death. As he sets traps around his home to catch the ghosts that haunt him, he learns that nothing is more terrifying than fear itself. Happy Birthday, Hunter!: A famed big-game hunter is determined to capture—and kill—the ultimate prey: the mythic Great Owl who lives in Goblin’s dark forests. But this mysterious creature is not the only secret the woods are keeping. Presto: All Peter wants is to be like his hero, Roman Emperor, the greatest magician in the world. When the famous magician comes to Goblin, Peter discovers that not all magic is just an illusion. A Mix-Up at the Zoo: The new zookeeper feels a mysterious kinship with the animals in his care . . . and finds that his work is freeing dark forces inside him. The Hedges: When his wife dies, a man builds a hedge maze so elaborate no one ever solves it—until a little girl resolves to be the first to find the mysteries that wait at its heart.

Marketing Professional Services

Author: Michael Roe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 387

Marketing Professional Services is a uniquely focused, incisive and practical introduction to new business planning, marketing and selling skills for those in the professional services sector. It is for professionals who have to sell to professionals. Professionals of all types, from accountants and consultants to surveyors and solicitors who have trained in a specific technical skill will understand the power of good clear marketing practice reading this book. If you have to sell yourself and your service to clients this book shows you: * The importance of winning new business in an increasingly competitive, deregulated market * How to plan for winning new business including a full script for cold calls * The techniques, skills and resources required in order to achieve your goals focusing on the three P's of Preparation, Prospection and Persistence Individual chapters provide you with a basic grounding in separate sales and marketing issues - from prospecting and cold canvassing to direct marketing and public relations. The book includes sample interactive conversations and provides a constant source of reference for the professional sales person. It is based on long experience of training in this sector and is a short, practical and appropriate introduction to the key concepts.

Radio Program Openings and Closings, 1931Ð1972

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

View: 347

The openings and closings to radio programs of all types, from comedies (Blondie, The Jack Benny Program, Lum and Abner) to mysteries (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, The Black Chapel) to game shows (Can You Top This?, Truth or Consequences) to serials (Second Husband, Bachelor’s Children) to crime dramas (The Falcon, Eno Crime Clues, The Green Hornet, Mr. and Mrs. North) to westerns (Gunsmoke, Wild Bill Hickok, Hawk Larabee) that were aired between 1931 and 1972, are included in this work. Each entry has a brief introductory paragraph that provides information about the storyline, principal cast, sponsors and air dates. Commercials have been included if the programs were under regular sponsorship. Includes three appendices (sponsors; slogans and jingles; and World War II announcements) and an index.

Dancing Till Midnight

A powerful and moving saga of adversity and survival

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

View: 344

A woman's struggle to leave the past behind, and find true happiness. Rosie Goodwin, the bestselling author of Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, and ebook No. 1 bestseller No One's Girl, writes a moving saga of love, hope and ultimate fulfilment. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Cathy Sharp. 'Sincerity, warmth and the all too rare skills of a storyteller shine through Rosie Goodwin's writing' - Gilda O'Neill Life has been cruel to Grace Collins. Orphaned as a child, she is raised by her severely religious aunt, Emily. Starved of love, she falls for the first man who shows her affection, Barry Swan. And when Grace falls pregnant, Emily disowns her. Barry and Grace marry and, for a while, she knows happiness. Barry adores her and is a wonderful father, but Grace feels that something is missing. When Barry indulges her passion for ballroom dancing, the gap seems to be filled - until she meets Philip Golding. He sweeps Grace off her feet, showing her what she believes is a better way of life. But as he draws her into a web of deceit, she discovers that all that glitters is not gold... What readers are saying about Dancing Till Midnight: 'After reading a number of Rosie Goodwin's novels I have come to expect 4 things. 1. Rosie's novels are page turners. You WILL be fighting sleep in order to read another chapter. 2. Good twists that are unexpected and usually kept to the end. 3. The characters are well rounded, real and you really do care about them. Even the 'bad guys' become so wicked and evil that you're wanting to take justice into your own hands! You're so keen to see them get what they deserve. 4. A damn good story.' 'This contains all of Goodwin's trademarks: a gripping story, a fair few twists and turns, and characters that you really care about. Here is a writer who puts their heart and soul into every single word. Dancing Till Midnight is one of those books that will have you reading "just one more chapter", even though you know you should turn off the light. You have been warned!'

Rosie Goodwin Omnibus: The Bad Apple, No One's Girl, Dancing Till Midnight

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 952

View: 625

Rosie Goodwin's first three novels, and some of her best loved work, is now available in an omnibus edition for the first time. The Bad Apple Louise Hart can take no more abuse from her callous husband Paul. One cold December night in 1959 she can take no more. She and her son Davey escape to her mother. But Paul is in trouble with dangerous men. Unable to pay his debts, he blackmails Louise and those who love her, keeping a shadowy presence in their lives. Even the arrival of Charlie Fox, a stranger who becomes a true friend, cannot guarantee that the future will be safe... No One's Girl Jane Reynolds seems a devoted daughter, but her father's cruelty has left her afraid to love. After his sudden death she becomes a virtual recluse, leaving her small farm only to go to market. But everything changes when she finds a young runaway hiding near her cottage. Alice, too, is unloved and in pain, and as the pair become friends, Jane begins to wonder whether she could offer the girl the loving home she's never had. But dark secrets in both their pasts threaten everything Jane hopes for... Dancing Till Midnight Grace Collins, orphaned as a child, was raised by her severely religious aunt. Starved of love, she falls for the first man who shows her affection, Barry Swan. Then Grace falls pregnant. They marry and, for a while, Grace knows happiness. Barry adores her and is a wonderful father, but something is missing. When Barry takes her dancing, the gap seems to be filled - until she meets Philip Golding. He sweeps Grace off her feet but as he draws her into a web of deceit, she discovers that all that glitters is not gold...

A Critique of Pure Physics

Concerning the Metaphors of New Physics

Author: Thomas Neil Neubert

Publisher: Xlibris

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 326

View: 450

A Chance Meeting

Author: David Lawrence

Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 843

A cold Friday in December and Andrew Jackson was about his Christmas shopping, albeit reluctantly, when the meeting he had long dreamed of occuring takes place.But that chance meeting in Smiths was to have wide repercussions, not only upon his life, but also of the women he met, Mrs Louise Shaw. Phone calls would take place; these would lead to a secretively arranged intimate dinner that would change both of their lives, forever. Could this romantic event lead to a more lasting relationship? Was the desire deep enough in each of their hearts? The effect of this carefully arranged meeting and its unfolding consequences are only discovered by reading this graphic and sometimes chilling account.

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

From Theory to Practice

Author: Andrew Reeves

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 587

This book introduces readers to everything they need to know about counselling and psychotherapy theory, skills and practice. Drawing on years of experience as a counselling practitioner and educator, Andrew Reeves links theory to the development of appropriate skills and locates it within the context of therapeutic practice. Features including chapter summaries, discussion questions, prompts for reflection, case examples and further reading help students to apply what they've learnt and give them the confidence to progress into practice. The book covers: key theoretical approaches personal development counselling skills professional settings law, policy, values and ethics working with difference and diversity client and present issues, and more Learning is also supported by a wealth of online resources such as case studies and videos that show what theory looks like in practice, as well as journal articles to help extend knowledge. This is the essential text for any trainee practitioner, or for anyone needing an introduction to the foundations of counselling theory and practice.