In suffering the unexpected loss of her husband in the space of three months, Maria has navigated this passing into an honest awakening to the stages of grief. She explores the changes to one’s character, its effects on those around them and the difficulties we face as carers when confronted with the responsibility to manage and comfort our loved one in this process.
In Factions of A Mind, Dr Katsarou-Makin examines our role as the carer, learning how to manage the responsibilities as well as the suffering and pain that comes with it, thoughtfully and honestly discussing our duty to care. As carers, our obligation to ‘care’ for the other has inexplicably meant that we do not equip ourselves with the tools and resources to ‘care’ for ourselves after their passing. Our inability to comprehend their loss and the stages of grief we are experiencing leave us vulnerable and open to further pain.
Once the clock strikes, the countdown to our loss begins! Time is against us. But how we choose to manage this time is a new control we can regain.
An honest and personal account to the harsh realities of dealing with a terminally ill loved one, and the effects of morphine on them and everyone around them.
Learning to assist another through this difficult time, with the steps and processes to coping with the changes yourself.
A critical understanding of the psychological changes which develop in the mind of the patient, with first-hand accounts to the emotional effects on the carer.
Honest and moving experiences from carers who all detail the difficulties they faced as they watched their loved ones pass away.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 216 x 138mm
Number of pages: 232pp
Dr Maria Katsarou-Makin is the founder of the Leadership Psychology Institute and has more than 20 years of experience in organizational development and executive coaching. She combines business and consulting experience and has done extensive work and research in team dynamics. Maria is Greek and resides in Cheshire, UK.
An easy-to-read, honest and raw account of love, loss and the life after, including factual tips.
Anne McPoland, Cardio Respiratory Physiologist, NHS
Do you want a life with a clear purpose? Do you want to be happy and less stressed? Do you want to be the best you can be? For most of us, Yes is an easy answer, but to do this is more of a challenge. This book provides a powerful and personal framework to help you find your own superhero and to be the best version of yourself.
It all starts with your core personal values, giving a foundation for the way you want to behave. Values are like a moral compass, guiding us when we face choice and uncertainty. When our behaviour is not aligned with our values, we feel stressed. But when our hearts, minds and bodies are aligned, then we find great personal power. Part workbook, part guidebook, My 31 Practices will help you to identify the right values for your life and then translate them into day-to-day behaviour.
Author: Alan Williams & Steve Payne
The health of our brain, as measured through cognitive health domains such as “executive function”, is the single most important aspect of our overall health. In business, good cognitive health enables you to go beyond simply coping, to managing and leading. For a fully functioning brain enables us to operate to our highest capacity and reach optimum performance. Improved cognitive health allows us to become sharp, accurate, confident, precise, attentive, a source of wisdom and a bundle of energy.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the key cognitive health domains and how they impact your ability to operate at your best. You will understand the importance of each domain in order for you to maximize your cognitive health and be your best – or to have the best executive function.
Across the world businesses are searching for ways to work leaner and smarter. Working virtually across countries, time zones, and regions is, in theory, a good way to stay connected and keep travel and accommodation costs down. Businesses must be competent at working virtually in order to thrive and, meeting virtually is today’s reality.
Technology companies are getting better and better at supporting meaningful virtual meetings and communication media is galloping ahead with people actively staying connected through social media and yet, at the same time virtual business meetings are hitting a glass ceiling. This book suggests that the human behaviour needed to make the most of these meetings is struggling to keep up.
In this book you will learn how to make meetings work for you, how to be present and how to be understood, why you suck at meetings today and what to do about it for tomorrow.
Your brain is your most valuable asset, and yet we are taught so little about it. The one thing that’s involved in all your feelings, thoughts, and actions, and you’re never given the manual. Consequently few of us realise our potential.
Recent developments in neuroscience demonstrate that your brain is like a muscle; you can increase your brain power, and even change and develop your brain over time.
Grounded in scientific research, this book gives you 50 ways to get more from your brain. You’ll gain an understanding of how your brain works and how you can boost your mental performance. You’ll discover how to improve your focus and memory, and how you can enhance your problem solving skills. You’ll even learn how you can program your brain and keep it younger for longer.
Welcome to The Inspiratorium - a place where ideas come to meet, grow, evolve and flourish. Crammed full of thinkers, thoughts and their distilled wisdom, this is a book that will develop and accelerate yours. Flitting between the poles of science and art, quantum physics and epic poetry, philosophy and football, ancient history and artificial intelligence, this little book is a web of connections, of jumps and leaps that will take you to different places and areas that will intrigue and inspire. Open yourself to randomness, serendipity, spontaneity ...take a leap into the unknown ...welcome to The Inspiratorium!
It seems every day we encounter a "crisis" or difficult issue of some sort that affects our work. Such difficulties can come from within work (eg, a difficult client or boss, missing a target or deadline, rejection of a proposal or plan, feeling undervalued) or outside of it (eg, personal issues such as family, relationships, debt, alcohol). All have the potential to trigger stress, anxiety...and lead to crisis mode. This practical book offers strategies and guidance to coping with and surviving a range of crisis moments and issues that affect our ability to perform at work. Written by expert coaches, the book helps anyone to develop a series of competencies in order to help us manage crisis points and improve our personal resilience.
The future of business will be all about “business as unusual”. The rising wave of new technology in particular will mean companies and individuals will experience change at a rate and scale that will surprise many. In this book, a leading futurist and consultant provides a unique perspective for understanding and managing such change.
Hyttffors draws from the idea of yogic philosophy and the concept of mind mastery to help managers address the future of rapid change. He weaves together cutting edge technology with ancient Indian philosophy to increase business leaders’ understanding of how everything is becoming interconnected, and how current problems on a macro level and disruptive technologies (as solutions) will change the world. Moreover, he argues that successful management of change can be achieved by managers through a deeper understanding of human emotions.
What makes A Great Move? Whether you are a first-time expat or an experienced one, this book provides the principles and proven process you need to follow to make a successful international move. Principles such as the importance of knowing your concept of home, understanding the stages of transition, and taking into consideration the needs of everyone who moves, equip you with the right mindset for approaching every phase of the move.
The step-by-step process described in this book guides you in deciding whether and where to move, planning and preparing for relocation, making the move with minimal stress or surprises and, finally, settling in and creating your new home. Based on extensive research and interviews with expats from diverse backgrounds, the book addresses both the practical and emotional aspects of expat life. Filled with real stories and practical tools, A Great Move is the only resource you need to survive and thrive in your expat adventure.
We can all be better in every aspect of our lives. Kevin Duncan (author of the bestselling The Diagrams Book and The Ideas Book) draws together 50 ingenious thoughts and inspirations to improve your attitude, your approach to life and work, the questions you ask, the decisions you make, and even your timing in the things that you do. We are the owners of our success, and the main source of that success is excellence. Practical and highly accessible, this is a life-affirming handbook to help you be the best you can be - whoever and wherever you are.
“Information overload”, “too much going on”, “full email inbox”, “too much on your plate”, “heavy workload”, “ASAP”, “piles that keep growing”, it has to get better soon… Yes, there are many ways to describe the chaotic life many of us lead at work. But, if we create a better structure at work, we will have more time for what matters most to us and to our business. Super Structured is based on a highly successful training program and is for anyone who wants to create a workday that runs smoother and with greater ease. In short chapters with useful advice and tips mixed with practical exercises, David Stiernholm teaches you how you can work in a more structured way through “organization”, “automation” and “focus”. The book gives you the tools, mindset, methods and routines that will make you more efficient, more flexible and actually happier.
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