I find books really interesting and the reason is their ability to get you engrossed in them and how much they make you learn.
I know you have had of the book “The brains way of healing by Norman doidge.You want to find out what it is and how it can help you.Right?
Well,you are at the right place because in this review i will take you through what the book is,what it talks about, cost and my thoughts about the book.
I will try all my best to give you every single detail about this book and if by any chance i don’t tackle one of the things you really wanted,you can as well ask in the comments area and i will be happy to help you out .Okay?
Lets then get started on the Norman doidge book “The brains way of healing”.
Name: The Brains Way of Healing
Author: Norman Doidge
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Cost: depends where you purchase it from
Genre: Self Help Book
Rating : 7/10
What It is
This is a book that talks about the discovery that the human brain has its own unique way of healing, and that when it is understood, many brain problems thought to be incurable or irreversible can be improved, often radically, and in a number of cases, as we shall see, cured.
It shows you how the brain’s sophistication provides a way for it to repair itself and to improve its functioning generally.
The book starts where Norman’s first book ended ” The Brain That Changes Itself”, ended.
That book described the most important breakthrough in understanding the brain , and its relationship to the mind since the beginning of modern science: the discovery that the brain is neuroplastic.
What is neuro-plasticity ?
Neuro – plasticity is the property of the brain that enables it to change its own structure and functioning in response to activity and mental experience.
” The Brain That Changes Itself”, also described many of the first scientists, doctors, and patients to make use of this discovery to bring about astonishing transformations in the brain.
Norman Doidge, FRCP(C) , is a Canadian-born
psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.
Doidge studied literary classics and philosophy at the University of Toronto .
He obtained his medical degree at the University of Toronto, then moved to New York, where he had a residency in psychiatry and obtained a degree in psychoanalysis at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research .
This was followed by a two-year Columbia University/National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellowship, training in empirical science techniques.
Returning to his native Toronto, Doidge served as Head of the Psychotherapy Centre and the Assessment Clinic at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now part of CAMH ).
He is currently on Faculty at the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, and Research Faculty at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Columbia University, New York.
In the 1990s, Doidge authored empirically based standards and guidelines for the practice of intensive psychotherapy that have been used in Canada and Australia.
These were published in the “Standards and Guidelines for the Psychotherapies” edited by Cameron, Deadman and Ennis.
Doidge has written over 170 articles, a combination of academic, scientific and popular pieces.
Doidge has been sole author of academic papers on neuroplasticity, human limitations and notions of perfectibility, psychotherapy treatment outcomes, dreams about animals, Schizoid personality disorder and trauma, psychoanalysis and neuroscience.
Doidge was editor of Books in Canada: The Canadian Review of Books from 1995-8, and editor at large for several years after that.
From 1998-2001, he wrote a column, “On Human Nature,” in the National Post. His series of literary portraits of exceptional people at moments of transformation appeared in Saturday Night Magazine , and he won four National Magazine Awards, including the President’s Medal for the best article published in Canada in the year 2000.
What The Book Talks About
This book talks about the following:
*Explains how the brain’s capacities are highly dynamic, and how its very sophistication makes possible a unique and gentle kind of healing.
*Doidge describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the forms of energy around us light, sound, vibration, movement that can pass through our senses and our bodies to awaken the plastic brain’s own transformative capacities without surgery or medication and their unpleasant side effects or risks.
*He goes on to explain how scientists and practitioners have learned how to use neuroplastic therapies to address many common conditions and to offer hope where prospects for healing were long denied.
*In the book as it is explained,you will see patients in whom years of chronic pain have been alleviated, and others who have recovered the ability not just to walk or talk but to live fully despite debilitating strokes, as well as cases of long-standing brain injuries cured or vastly improved.
*You will also learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia, or improve the brain’s performance and health, with simple approaches anyone can use.
Languages The Book is Available in
The Brain’s Way of Healing is now available in over 100 countries, and 19 languages including translations in Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese-Brazil, Finnish Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Traditional Characters, Chinese Simplified Characters, Turkish.
English Editions: North American Editions, (Viking Penguin U.S.A.) UK Edition, (Penguin U.K.) Australian & New Zealand Edition (Scribe) Kindle Edition, Amazon.
Audio books by Brilliance Audio in North America, and Bolinda in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
Publisher : Penguin Books
Publication Date : January 26, 2016
Product Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.4 Inches
Shipping Weight : 9.6 ounces
Book length : 448
ISBN-10 : 014312837X
ISBN-13 : 978-0143128373
Best Sellers Rank : 2818
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I think that this is a very good book it is well researched and well written.
I however think the book is a little bit exaggerated.
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