Private Myths: Dreams and Dreaming
Every night we enter a mythic realm, a dark, primordial world of fear and desire. What this world offers, Anthony Stevens suggests, may well be the key to understanding our waking mysteries - ourselves, our society, and our history. A prominent psychiatrist and practicing Jungian analyst, Stevens views dreaming from both psychological and neurological perspectives to show how dreams owe their origins as much to our evolutionary history as a species as to our personal history as individuals.
A work rich in symbolic and scientific insight, Private Myths traverses the course of dream interpretation from distant hunter-gatherer times to the present. This analysis is as authoritative as it is wide-ranging, including discussions of the biology of dreaming and the discovery of REM sleep, elaboration of the latest neuroscientific techniques in sleep research, and an assessment of the century-long legacy of analytic practice to dream interpretation. In a close look at the actual processes of dream formation, Stevens relates "dream work" to other creative capacities such as language, poetry, storytelling, memory, play, symptom-formation, magic, and ritual. He draws on his many years of experience to analyze key historical dreams, such as Freud's dream of Irma's injection and Hitler's dream of being buried alive, and enriches this discussion with analyses of his own and his patients' dreams.
Remarkable in its breadth, Private Myths makes the principles of dream interpretation accessible to scientists, the findings of dream science accessible to analysts, and the discoveries of both available to anyone intrigued by the mysteries of dreams and dreaming....
Три трети жизни
Треть жизни человек спит и две трети бодрствует. Для чего мы спим и зачем видим сны? Какой потребности служит сон? Что считать бессонницей и насколько она вредна? Как связать цикл "бодрствование - сон" со здоровьем, работоспособностью, настроением?
Все эти и многие другие вопросы, касающиеся буквально каждого из нас,- в центре внимания автора, "одного из виднейших специалистов в данной области.
Для самого широкого круга читателей....
Медико-психологические аспекты здорового сна
В пособии изложены современные представления о сне и его расстройствах, гигиене сна, диагностике и комплексном лечении инсомнических нарушений. Подробно рассмотрены возможности немедикаментозного лечения, психотерапии и фармакотерапии....
Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps... and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind
After restless nights, most of us rely on caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. Yet the hours we spend in bed can be the biggest single influence on our mood, motivation and decision-making skills.
Nick Littlehales is the leading sleep coach to the biggest names in the sporting world, including Team Sky cyclists, Premiership footballers and Olympic gold medallists. In this groundbreaking book he lays bare his strategies for us all to use.
Discover how to map your personal sleep cycle, find the optimum room temperature and bedding, and most importantly learn how napping will change your life. Read Sleep to learn from the best in sport, and kick-start a more confident, successful and happier you....
Book DescriptionMichael Reed Gach makes it easy to understand the basics of his safe, natural self-healing system that regulates the flow of chi by using acupressure - fingertip massage applied to the body's vital points to discharging harmful stress andtoxins, providing relief in seconds. This simple, self-paced program includes guided exercises combining simple breathing techniques, self-care acupressure points, and gentle stretching to help the listener achieve a deeper, more restful sleep. These routines are simple, straightforward, and effective, and can be practiced nearly anywhere and at any time....
The Insomnia Solution : The Natural, Drug-Free Way to a Good Night's Sleep
Book DescriptionInsomnia. It?s a nearly universal affliction that keeps millions of Americans up at night. But now there?s help: Michael Krugman?s Sounder Sleep System?. In this revolutionary book, Krugman shows readers that insomnia is not just a nighttime affliction, but a 24-hour-a-day condition resulting from daytime stress that persists into the night, delaying the onset of sleep and making it shallower and less restful.
To relieve stress and ensure sounder sleep, Krugman offers a two-pronged program of gentle, physical techniques, called mini-moves?, based on traditional and modern self-healing methods. Brief, daytime mini-moves offset stress and make life more peaceful?the perfect prelude to sounder sleep. Nighttime mini-moves, done while lying quietly in bed, make it easy to fall asleep at bedtime and to recover from unwanted awakenings later in the night.
Readers can personalize the plan, which consists of a combination of 18 mini-moves. Presented in a profusely illustrated, step-by-step format that makes learning fun and effective, THE INSOMNIA SOLUTION will help millions of readers to sleep easier....
50 Natural Ways to Better Sleep (50 Natural Ways to)
Book DescriptionThis book is full of creative ideas and many soothing techniques designed to help every insomniac fall asleep naturally....
The Mind in Sleep: Psychology and Psychophysiology
This unique and up-to-date book provides a comprehensive history and critical account of sleep mentation research since the introduction of electrographic techniques. Written by leading experts, it not only examines the activity of the mind during sleep but also scrutinizes methodological issues of key importance to the field. Looks at the relationships between physiological and mental events as brought to light by electrographic and other controlled studies of sleep mentation. Chapters are devoted to critical reviews of REM deprivation studies, the relationships between sustained and short-lived physiological conditions and sleep mentation, clinical phenomena such as sleep-talking, nightmares and night-terrors. Rigorously organized around topics of common interest, it is a penetrating study of current developments in the field....
Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Every night you close your eyes, become oblivious to your surroundings and waste hours flying, being chased or watching all your teeth fall out – and then you wake up. What on earth is going on? Based...
Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders
Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Sleep Disorders...