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
From Brexit to Trump, communication has never clearly been so influential, continually centre stage in influencing our hearts, minds and essentially the narrative of our civilisation. We are surrounded by the impact of good and bad communication, both in our own lives and in the world stage. And we are swayed, even against better judgement by persuasive communicators. This book will give people simple usable tools to improve and enrich their communication in 5 key areas, so they feel more confident and effective in meetings, presentations, interviews, social situations and can even have arguments more effectively! For the very first time, readers will be able to read about and apply a unique methodology that has been taught successfully to hundreds of happy clients since 2008 - and the opportunity to experience gems from that method at a fraction of the price of a session.
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.
What is your purpose? This is probably the single most important question you can ask yourself and the answer will shape your future. However, it's not always straightforward. We are led to believe that our purpose is connected with how much we achieve, the accumulation of possessions, or attaining status in society. Nothing could be further from the truth. In Purpose, thought leader Ben Renshaw provides the guidance and tools required to discover and lead with real purpose.
As the author of eight books, who has helped many companies and leaders make a transformation in their working lives from Coca Cola to Heathrow, IHG, Sainsbury s Argos and more, Renshaw gives a compelling insight into purposeful leadership at a deep and intuitive level. What if you had an internal compass guiding your decision making? What if you were clear about your big why giving you a compelling reason for doing what you do? What if you were in touch with the meeting point between your passion and talent. This is what your purpose offers. When you are on purpose, you unlock the necessary skill-set to fulfil your leadership potential and thrive in today s complex and disruptive world.
Author: Ben Renshaw
Success is often measured by financial successes and business acheivements. The intention of this book is to help entrepreneurs, leaders and individuals to reflect and re-evaluate their current level of success, to see whether it is serving them or the people around them. Where their notions of what it is to be successful have come from, and whether they now feel appropriate to them.Authentic Success is by its very nature a personal journey of exploration and there are no rights or wrongs to each journey. What matters is whether it resonates with you.
This book enables you to create a life path for yourself that is more harmonious for you to enjoy and experience, which in turn is more harmonious and satisfying for those around you. In that way we all could achieve more with less effort and less strife, which ultimately will help the world, become a slightly better place to live in.
What is it about certain individuals that inspire not only themselves but also the people around them, organizations, and even whole nations to be more creative, innovative and transformational?
The core premise of the book is geared around the idea that inspiring leaders are not only successful because of what they do. It is primarily because of who they are. A certain sense of being that comes with deeper levels of awareness, which turns ordinary people into inspiring leaders.
Whether you are a CEO, a director, a student, a parent, or merely someone who wants to inspire and make a positive difference in the world, reaching deeper levels of awareness is what will help you make that difference.
So many people today are struggling with the increasing pace of change and the constant and excessive busyness that comes with it. Many feel stretched, overwhelmed and exhausted, besieged by the demands of complex projects and workplaces. They are engaged in a kind of "doing" that is more effort and struggle, rather than a "doing" that comes from a place of presence, openness and aliveness. This is not only ineffective and unsustainable, but ultimately ends in stress, anxiety and burnout. This book, by the authors of the award-winning Not Knowing (Best Management Book of the Year), explores the limits and dangers of "doing"; how do they play out in our lives and workplaces; what is driving, or contributing, to our excessive activity; and what would a different kind of "doing" look like, that is less about control and struggle and more about well-being, harmony and creativity.
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.
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
A human awakening for our digital world.
Right now is the best time to be alive. Of course, there are significant challenges in all areas of society, yet we are provided like never before with the tools, communication, awareness, and freedom to tackle these challenges head on.
Chief Wellbeing Officer is for anyone who wants to help create a more human workplace, be that simply by re-discovering their own humanity at work or by implementing a strategy for all the workforce.
It is a comprehensive and accessible guide for individuals and enterprises of all shapes and sizes to improve health, happiness and to achieve high-performance. In an emerging future that is increasingly digital, artificially intelligent, and always ‘on’ it is those organizations who increase their care for humans that will thrive.
Let Steven and Rory take you on a journey, interwoven with their own stories, experiences and travels, that will allow the right questions to be considered instead of always jumping straight to the answer.
Because the future of work is now.
Authors: Steven P. MacGregor and Rory Simpson
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