Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach to Health
by: CRC Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach describes the history and process by which neurofeedback has become an effective tool for treating many mental and behavioral health conditions. It explains how new brain research and improvements in imaging technology allow for a new conceptualization of the brain. It also discusses how biomedical factors can degrade brain functioning and cause a wide range of symptoms of mental disorders.
The book is written in an accessible style for easy understanding and application to classification and treatment. It shares the clinical experiences of practitioners working with specific symptom constellations generally categorized by a DSM diagnostic label. It examines the brain as a self-regulating communications system and discusses how much of mental dysfunction can be understood as acquired brain behavior that can be redirected with the help of EEG-based neurofeedback. It describes principles and practices of integrating neurofeedback that make redirection possible.
Recent discoveries on the neuroelectrical properties of the brain illuminate the possibilities of combining innovative neurotherapy techniques with integrative medicine to achieve optimal brain function. Case studies of clinical applications highlight the effectiveness of neurofeedback in treating autism, ADHD, and trauma, particularly PTSD. Integrative approaches are the future of health care, and neurofeedback will play an increasingly significant role. Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach is an essential reference for all mental health professionals and those with an interest in the use and practice of neurofeedback.
Posted in Neuropsychology Tagged with: Approach, Brain, CRC Press, Health, Integrative, Neurofeedback, Restoring
Google Analytics Demystified: A Hands-On Approach (Second Edition)
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
The Second Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the current state of Google Analytics. In addition to these changes, the book has been expanded with new chapters that help you understand how to:
– ensure data integrity by removing referral spam,
– use cohort analysis, benchmarking and treemaps to improve insights into site performance,
– use custom tables to reduce data overload, and
– increase site traffic through search engine optimization.
Discussion has also been expanded and refocused throughout the book to make content more actionable and responsive to your own strategic information needs. The Second Edition shows you how you can use Google Analytics to immediately make better informed and therefore more successful decisions.
Simply put, Google Analytics Demystified helps you work smarter (not harder), so that you can increase the success of your digital property. We show you how to use and apply Google Analytics to answer questions such as:
- How are visitors finding my site? What do they do when they arrive?
- Which content do my visitors find most interesting and motivating?
- How much of my content is actually being consumed?
- How do I set site goals and measure how well they are being achieved?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of site interactions?
- What can I do to improve visitors’ experience and engagement?
- How well are my campaigns working? How can I make my campaigns more effective?
- How can I conduct tests to optimize site characteristics?
- How do I manage data flow and analysis?
- How do I choose the most appropriate and useful reports and data?
The book’s approach is unique.
Beyond detailed yet easy to understand explanations of key concepts, the book provides you with a free website.
This approach advances your learning in three important ways. First, you will be an active rather than a passive participant in the learning process. You will be able not only to read about what Google Analytics can do, but you can immediately apply and explore key concepts on a working website. Second, you can explore Google Analytics without risk to existing data. Since mistakes are an important part of the learning process, you can make and correct errors without any harm to your existing website. Finally, because you will have an active site and real data, you can explore on your own, thereby increasing your depth of understanding. We walk you through all the steps to obtain and get the free site up and running.
There are also self-assessment questions, application exercises, and case studies (all with answers provided) to ensure your full understanding of Google Analytics.
Posted in Information Management Tagged with: Analytics, Approach, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Demystified, Edition, Google, Hands-On, Second
Boobin’ All Day Boobin’ All Night: A Gentle Approach to Sleep For Breastfeeding Families
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 4.7 with 11 reviews
Part memoir, part sharing of women’s stories, part research, part boobin’… “It feels so right to breastfeed my baby to sleep but everyone tells me not to.” “My baby will not stay asleep when I put her down. What can I do?” “My breastfed toddler continues to wake at night. Is this normal?” Our instincts are there, but for many of us, instincts are confusing and hard to trust at first. You want some more sleep and everyone seems to be telling you different things and offering contradicting advice. This book is not a guide that gives you step by step instructions for getting your baby to sleep longer, because every baby is an individual, and every baby wakes for important reasons. This book will help you learn how to trust your own instincts and follow the lead of your breastfed child… while offering different suggestions on how to get more sleep without having your baby cry, protest, or self-settle. In this boobin’ book, Meg includes… Why breastfed children wake frequently and why it is so important to answer their cries. How to get more sleep and feel more rested without doing cry-it-out or sleep training techniques. The results from her survey on night waking in breastfed children and the percentage of women who continue to wake to breastfeed. How to combine routines or rituals with breastfeeding on demand. Why it is not a bad habit to breastfeed your little one to sleep. How to find your inner marsupial and have a happier, more content baby. What to do when you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Safe co-sleeping and bed-sharing guidelines, along with different sleeping arrangements you can try for your family. What to do when your breastfed child hates to sleep! The secrets to getting your baby to take longer naps…without being attached to the boob. Gentle night weaning tips and suggestions. What gut health has to do with breastfeeding and night-waking. …and more. Most babies just want a cuddle and a boob. This book is for those looking for gentle suggestions, an understanding of what is normal in breastfed babies and toddlers, and what to do when everyone says your way of mothering through breastfeeding (especially at night) is not best… when you know in your heart that it is.
Posted in Early Childhood Tagged with: Approach, Boobin', Breastfeeding, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Families, Gentle, Night, SLEEP