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The Resource Widen the window : training your brain and body to thrive during stress and recover from trauma, Elizabeth A. Stanley, PH.D. ; [foreword by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.]

Widen the window : training your brain and body to thrive during stress and recover from trauma, Elizabeth A. Stanley, PH.D. ; [foreword by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.]

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Widen the window : training your brain and body to thrive during stress and recover from trauma
Title
Widen the window
Title remainder
training your brain and body to thrive during stress and recover from trauma
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Stanley, PH.D. ; [foreword by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.]
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Language
eng
Summary
Stress is our internal response to an experience that our brain perceives as threatening or challenging. Trauma is our response to an experience in which we feel powerless or lacking agency. Until now, researchers have treated these conditions as different, but they actually lie along a continuum. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley explains the significance of this continuum, how it affects our resilience in the face of challenge, and why an event that's stressful for one person can be traumatizing for another. This groundbreaking book examines the cultural norms that impede resilience in America, especially our collective tendency to disconnect stress from its potentially extreme consequences and override our need to recover. It explains the science of how to direct our attention to perform under stress and recover from trauma. With training, we can access agency, even in extreme-stress environments. In fact, any maladaptive behavior or response conditioned through stress or trauma can, with intentionality and understanding, be reconditioned and healed. The key is to use strategies that access not just the thinking brain but also the survival brain. By directing our attention in particular ways, we can widen the window within which our thinking brain and survival brain work together cooperatively. When we use awareness to regulate our biology this way, we can access our best, uniquely human qualities: our compassion, courage, curiosity, creativity, and connection with others. By building our resilience, we can train ourselves to make wise decisions and access choice--even during times of incredible stress, uncertainty, and change. With stories from men and women Dr. Stanley has trained in settings as varied as military bases, healthcare facilities, and Capitol Hill, as well as her own striking experiences with stress and trauma, she gives readers hands-on strategies they can use themselves, whether they want to perform under pressure or heal from traumatic experience, while at the same time pointing our understanding in a new direction. -- Dust jacket flaps
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DLC
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1970-
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Stanley, Elizabeth A.
Dewey number
  • 155.9042
  • 155.9/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.S75
LC item number
S726 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1943-
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Van der Kolk, Bessel A.
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  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Stress management
  • Self-help publications
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Widen the window : training your brain and body to thrive during stress and recover from trauma, Elizabeth A. Stanley, PH.D. ; [foreword by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.]
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-473) and index
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on1083683494
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
486 pages
Isbn
9780735216594
Lccn
2019015841
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1083683494
Label
Widen the window : training your brain and body to thrive during stress and recover from trauma, Elizabeth A. Stanley, PH.D. ; [foreword by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1083683494
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
486 pages
Isbn
9780735216594
Lccn
2019015841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083683494

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