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Breathing Free

By Teresa Hale, Liz Simpson
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Teresa Hale, Liz Simpson
At the heart of the Buteyko Method lies the recognition that some 200 diseases, including respiratory conditions like asthma, develop because of hyperventilation. By altering your breathing patterns, you can radically improve your health, relieve symptoms and sometimes even eradicate illnesses without the need for drugs. The simple breathing exercises are based on 45 years of practical and empirical research by leading Russian medical scientist Professor Buteyko and are now used with great success around the world. Written by the founder of London's leading alternative clinic, the Hale Clinic, as well as a top practitioner of the Method, this book is set to radically improve the health of all those who embark on its 5-day programme.
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Be Your Own Life Coach

By Fiona Harrold
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Fiona Harrold
All of us have dreams about what we'd like to do, who we'd like to be and where we'd like to go in life. But most of us are never able to make these dreams a reality. Now, in this highly motivating new book, Fiona Harrold uses her experience as a life coach to show us that we can turn our own lives around. With encouragement, humour and an emphasis on the practical, Fiona sets out the 10 steps to taking control of our lives. First we must set our goals, however crazy they may seem; then we must start on the path to achieving them. Along the way, Fiona uses case studies, affirmations and motivational techniques to keep us going, coaching her readers in the same way that she would her personal clients. Helping you in all areas - personal and professional - this book will be your most valuable guide to being the most that you can be.
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Be Your Own Psychic

By Sherron Mayes
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Sherron Mayes
Having used her psychic abilities to turn her own life around, journalist and psychic Sherron Mayes explains in this highly practical guide exactly how we can do the same for ourselves. A far cry from new-age, esoteric psychic books, Sherron's approach is fresh, modern and, above all, accessible. She cuts through the mysticism surrounding psychic phenomena, firmly believing that we all have the ability to tap into our innate intuition and apply its extraordinary gifts for success in every aspect of our day-to-day life.Illustrating her points with fascinating stories of her own experiences, and those of others, Sherron shows us specific techniques for strengthening intuition and interpreting the messages that it brings. She gives us simple-to-follow exercises to: use visualisation to strengthen the mind, 'tune in' through psychometry, program our dreams, understand communication from guides and angels, locate our strongest sense (whether clairvoyance, clairaudience or clairsentience). Exhilarating and eye-opening, this book is for anyone who has ever wondered how to make life infinitely successful.
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The Big Bang

By Emma Taylor & Lorelei Sharkey
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Emma Taylor & Lorelei Sharkey
From Guardian sexperts Em & Lo comes the only sex manual you'll ever need - 'the hottest book on bonking for years' according to The Sun.Think you don't need THE BIG BANG? Think again: do you know which body part is the wallflower of the sexual prom? How about the real meaning of "thinking outside the box"? Not sure how to choose the right condom for your man, the most effective lube for your lady, or the best way to spend a quiet evening alone? A sassy and hilarious guide to original sin, THE BIG BANG covers all the bases - from getting jiggy with your G-spot to 'Group Sex Etiquette for the Uninitiated', and from straight-talking STD info to bondage for beginners, with, of course, more positions you can shake a vibrator at. Whether you're new to the game or consider yourself a pro, whether you're a swinging single or married with children, and whether you're straight, gay, or somewhere in between - you'll never park your bus in the same way again.
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Battlefield of the Mind

By Joyce Meyer
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Joyce Meyer
#1 bestselling author and speaker Joyce Meyer offers a companion devotional to her award-winning message, Battlefield of the Mind. Joyce Meyer is known for her million-copy bestselling Battlefield of the Mind in which she encourages readers to take control of their negative thoughts and live a more empowered and fruitful life in God. Now she distills her core message into a new 100-day devotional. Day by day, readers will gain new insights into the pitfalls of negative and defeatist thinking and learn ways to promote a healthier and victorious mindset. With multiple pages of complementary Scripture and closing prayers designed to focus readers on each daily message, the BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND DEVOTIONAL will provide Joyce Meyer's personal thoughts on "winning the battle in your mind."
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Bushcraft Survival

By Ray Mears
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Ray Mears
In BUSHCRAFT SURVIVAL Ray Mears travels to some of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses in the world, and experiences first hand the survival techniques of different indigenous cultures. From the Hudson Bay in Canada, via Tanzania and the jungles of Venezuela, to the moors and highlands of Britain, BUSHCRAFT SURVIVAL explores a range of locations and techniques from indigenous peoples. Drawing on centuries of knowledge as well as his own experience, Ray demonstrates how our enjoyment of the wilderness comes through respect for our surroundings and the people, plants and animals that live there.
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Beyond Words

By John Humphrys
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John Humphrys
'Wonderfully spirited' DAILY MAILThe follow-up to the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller Lost for Words, from Today presenter and national treasure John Humphrys.From the huge response to Lost for Words, it's clear that many of us share John's strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives) but because how we use words reveals so much about the way we see the world.Here John takes a sharp look at phrases and expressions in current use to expose the often hidden attitudes that lie behind them - from the schoolroom to the boardroom, from Westminster to the weather forecast. Questioning our assumptions, puncturing our illusions and illuminating the way we live now, Beyond Words is a small book that speaks volumes.
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Be Your Own Life Coach: Teach Yourself

By Jeff Archer
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Jeff Archer
Is this the right book for me?This is an ideal book for all those who've been wanting to reap the many benefits of personal lifecoaching, but who lack the resources or time to fund a one-to-one relationship. It takes the principles of life coaching and, in a practical yet inspiring manner, shows you how you might apply these to every area of your own life. Covering everything from career development to personal relationships, appearance and money management, it offers a program of change and progress for each area, while encouraging you to examine your own beliefs, confidence and motivation to ensure that change is for the better and for the long-term. Balancing interactive and practical resources such as diaries and checklists with such helpful material as review programs, reward structures and case studies in success, and authored by a qualified life-coach, it offers you all the great benefits of coaching at a fraction of the price for an individual coach. Be Your Own Life Coach includes:Part OneChapter 1: A brighter future - getting startedChapter 2: How are you doing?Chapter 3: Know your own mindChapter 4: Planning your lifePart TwoChapter 5: The business of life - getting the most out of everything you doChapter 6: Looking great, feeling confidentChatper 7: Beautiful body, endless energyChapter 8: Shape up your financesChapter 9: Fantastic relationshipsChapter 10: The new you - reaping the rewardsLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author InsightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test YourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to be your own life coach.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Beat Low Self-Esteem With CBT

    By Stephen Palmer, Christine Wilding
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    Stephen Palmer, Christine Wilding
    Is this the right book for me?Beat Low Self-Esteem with CBT will give you the skills you need to overcome a lack of self-esteem, making it easier for you to deal with tough times and leaving you a happier and more confident person. A complete program for changing your self-image, it takes you step-by-step through every aspect of confidence, with exercises to accompany each stage and short-term 'personal assignments' that will give you long-term benefits and lasting results.Beat Low Self-Esteem with CBT includes:Chapter 1: Great self-esteem: what is it?What is self-esteem?Childhood originsAdulthood: time to tackle low self-esteemIntroducing your Personal Fault FinderThe importance of risk takingThe consequences of low self-esteemIntroducing self-acceptanceYour personal view of yourselfGoal settingChapter 2: Thinking your way out of low self-esteemIdentifying the problemThe different levels of thinkingBeliefs versus factsNegative thoughts, assumptions and beliefsRules for livingThe role of emotion in low self-esteemSelf-defeating behaviourReplacing self-defeating thoughtsTackling negative beliefsBringing your positive qualities into focusChapter 3: The perfection trapWhat is perfectionism?Challenging perfectionistic beliefsDeveloping healthier valuesChapter 4: Defeat low self-esteem by developing self-acceptance Developing self-acceptanceHealthy versus unhealthy self-acceptanceChapter 5: 'It's not my fault: life is against me'The low self-esteem victimSelf-pity: blaming yourself rather than othersTaking responsibility for your feelingsDon't give upChapter 6: Increase your self-esteem through assertivenessThe role of assertiveness in good self-esteemAssertiveness skillsThe four behaviour typesBehaving assertivelyBeing assertive with yourselfYour assertive rights Chapter 7: Act your way to good self-esteem'Faking' good self-esteemMaster confident body languageCultivate a confident expressionDevelop a confident-sounding voiceFirst impressionsChapter 8: Body imageIs your body image a problem?How does poor body image affect you?Say 'Goodbye' to poor body imageMaking changesChapter 9: Becoming an optimistIncreasing optimismPositive thinkingChapter 10: Self-esteem and relationshipsWhy low self-esteem blights relationshipsHow to gain confidence in your relationshipUsing openness and honestySurviving a break-up with your self-esteem intactChapter 11: Developing emotional strengthWhat is resilience?The characteristics of resilienceDevelop emotional strength by improving resilienceSources of resilienceUnderstanding resilience as a processDeveloping resilienceChapter 12: Developing as a person to increase self-esteemThe keys to the kingdom: your valuesWhich values are important to you?Creating your personal planWorking on your valuesTackling serious errors of judgementDeeply held negative feelingsFeedback from others can be helpfulMoving forward: your goal plan Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Be More Assertive

    By Suzie Hayman
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    Suzie Hayman
    Is this the right book for me?- do you lack the confidence to say no?- do you feel that people sometimes take you for granted?- would you like strategies that will help you communicate your needs openly and calmly?Teach Yourself Assertiveness will help you if you're struggling to make yourself heard. It will show you how becoming more assertive can change every part of your life for the better, and give you techniques and strategies to make assertive behaviour a part of your life. You will learn how to give and receive criticism, make and receive compliments, cope with anger, fear and, most importantly, to say 'no' without feeling guilty.Be More Assertive includes:Chapter 1: Do you want to be assertive?Chapter 2: The tactics we use to get alongChapter 3: Knowing your rightsChapter 4: ResponsibilitiesChapter 5: Beliefs and valuesChapter 6: Becoming assertiveChapter 7: Accepting and giving criticismChapter 8: Accepting and giving complimentsChapter 9: Saying noChapter 10: Getting caughtChapter 11: Anger and other feelingsChapter 12: Changing others by changing yourselfTeach Yourself methods:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Be More Confident

    By Paul Jenner
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    Paul Jenner
    Be More Confident: Teach Yourself brings the social networking strategies of the business and professional world to your personal life, allowing you to overcome shyness, win friends and make an impact in every social situation. It uses proven techniques, interactive tools, case studies and motivational advice to help you communicate, socialise and relate to others with real panache. If you've always been a little shy, it will give you step-by-step guides to becoming popular and confident, with practical tips on everything from body language to great conversation openers. Covering work, home, relationships and every other area of your daily routine, this is an aspirational but achievable manual that will help you to feel better not only about yourself, but about the way in which you talk to people, make friends, and make an impression.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of confidence building.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Brilliant Brain Training: Flash

    By Simon Wootton, Terry Horne
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    Simon Wootton, Terry Horne
    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. Brilliant Brain Training is a quick, no-effort solution for those who want to buff up their brain power. In just 96 pages,readers will discover fun and challenging exercises that will give them mental agility in every area.
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    Be a Brilliant Entrepreneur: Flash

    By Alex McMillan
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    Alex McMillan
    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. Be a Brilliant Entrepreneur is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to getting your enterprise off the ground.. In just 96 pages, with help and advice from successful entrepreneurs, the reader will discover how to give fulfil their potential, maintain their passion and find success.
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    Be Your Own CBT Therapist

    By Windy Dryden
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    Windy Dryden
    By changing and challenging your negative thoughts, you can free yourself from depression, anxiety and guilt, and embrace a happier, healthier way of life. Windy Dryden, one of the UK's leading practitioners of Behavioural Therapy, will show you how the techniques of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy can not only beat the thought patterns that lead to low mood and emotional distress but will also help you to develop a more balanced way of life and give you a resilient, focused attitude towards overcoming obstacles and coping with daily challenges.
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    Brain Training for Babies

    By Fergus Lowe, Brigid Lowe
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    Fergus Lowe, Brigid Lowe
    Kick-start your baby's progress in life with this brilliant source of games, exercises and ideas, all of which have been proven to improve your child's intellectual development. It uses cutting-edge research, delivered by an author team which includes a leading child psychologist and a mother of two, to give you unparalleled insight into the miracle of your baby's mind and what really works to enhance it (and what doesn't). There are hundreds of 'brain training' games for you to try out with your baby, boosting everything from their language to their physical development, in a book which is fun, but stress-free, and essential reading for any and every parent interested in self-development - both their own and that of their children.
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    Breaking Through Culture Shock

    By Elizabeth Marx
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    Elizabeth Marx
    This work looks at the international manager on a professional and personal level, however long- or short-term the assignment may be. It is a practical guide with checklists and exercises, offering step-by-step guidance for those embarking on an international career, and with essential advice for organizations on how to develop and manage their international staff. There is also expert advice on career management and on the effects that international work can have on families, and guidance on returning - reverse culture shock often being the greatest culture shock of all.
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    Boost Your Self-Esteem: Flash

    By Stephen Palmer, Christine Wilding
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    Stephen Palmer, Christine Wilding
    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. Boost Your Self-Esteem is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to learning the basic principles of being more happy with yourself in a few short steps. Whether you want to be less depressed, or just feel more confident, in just 96 pages you will discover how to master the essential strategies for gaining confidence and feeling happier with yourself in every situation.- Gain confidence- Feel great- Be assertive- Feel positive- Love yourself
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    Beat Stress Quickly: Flash

    By Terry Looker, Olga Gregson
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    Terry Looker, Olga Gregson
    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. Beat Stress Quickly is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to learning the basic principles of stress management in a few short steps. Whether you want to be less depressed, anxious or just more in control in just 96 pages you will discover how to master the essential strategies for taking control of your anxiety and feeling more calm in every situation.
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    Beat Negativity with CBT: Bullet Guides

    By Paul Jenner
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    Paul Jenner
    Open this book and you will- Be more confident- Become less negative - Beat depression- Embrace positivity
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    Be Your Own Personality Coach

    By Paul Jenner
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    Paul Jenner
    Unlock your personality to discover your hidden strengths and reach your true potential, with this new guide to being extraordinary. Through some simple quizzes you can find out what really makes you tick, before learning how to tap into your strengths, and make the most of your natural gifts. With the author's guidance, you will use tests and exercises to unlock parts of your psyche you didn't know you had, helping you to understand what makes you truly special, to change the parts of you you don't like, and to strengthen those that you do. Whether you want to be more creative, more confident or more dynamic, you will find the ability to achieve anything or everything in this revelatory new book.
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