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This is Caversham Booksellers 23rd monthly e-newsletter. Each month, we will let you know about happenings at the store and some of the many conferences where we set up book tables, as well as some new titles we hope you'll be interested in. Thanks for subscribing!

Table of Contents
1.  Greetings from Neil
2.  News and Announcements
3.  Hot Off The Press!
4.  Karl's review of How to Change Your Mind.
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My wife (Rachael— we'll call her Rachael from now on) is very patient and she puts up with my attempts at being a handy person. Instead of being informed I use dedicated ignorance as my engine of task mastery. Yesterday I sanded and stained my first piece of pine for a bookshelf. The name of the stain is Cabernet and I got it on my toes.
          Also, not to get too serious but last month I made a huge mistake in the newsletter. As I am terrified of learning new things and, since Karl was away, I worked off of the template for an old newsletter and replaced all the info in the "Hot off the Press" section with new titles for July. Rather than start one from scratch you see. A wonderful customer emailed and let me know that the title of one book linked to another book that had been featured the previous month. Now, being a wonderful customer, she bought the book that it was supposed to link to anyway. Phew. Anyway, sorry everyone. Bad link, bad Neil. Badbad. It seems there is a shortage of ninjas in Japan. I now have to go and double-check more links. Thank you to you readers and, particularly, to my merciful helper who emailed.


 

And to the left of the words you are reading is the fantastic cover of Karen B.K. Chan's (Aka—BK) Monster graphic novel. Karen is one of the many local authors whose books we sell. Though she is not alone in doing excellent work the fact is. . .she does excellent work.

Cairo is having a hard time parking himself amongst my books. We call that area his pasture and I had no business putting books there. This is a bit what it is like parking on Harbord these days. Newsletter parking exclusive! We have a space behind the store that may be available to you if you give us a call. Please do give us a call each time as we would hate to accidentally have your car towed. Also, it is a specific spot. Who you gonna call? 416-944-0962.
News and Announcements


1. Oooooooooooooooh Attachment! This section of gems is located on the west wall, right by my desk, almost at the midway point to the back.

2. We also have DBT. The well loved Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This treasure trove is located a little north of Attachment and on the east wall. On your way to the water cooler.

 
Sholom Glouberman, author of The Mechanical Patient, has this gorgeous gift of paper and spine. The Keepers is a collection of short stories based on interviews with people who worked in various total institutions. "An amalgam of fact and fiction" that will reward anyone who gives it a look. In whole or in part.
Hot Off The Press!
Lots of new arrivals this month! Here is just a sample but please click here to view a (long) list of highlights.

Moral Injury Reconciliation : A Practitioner's Guide for Treating Moral Injury, PTSD, Grief and Military Sexual Trauma through Spiritual Formation Strategies
Jeff Lewis Lee

Created to counteract the spiritual imbalance that MI can cause, the Moral Injury Reconciliation (MIR) methodology is a 9-week, 3-phased spiritual care treatment, for Veteran and family transformation.

Buster Bartholomew Benjamin Brown and the Schoolyard Bully 
Anna Pierri

In this first book of the series, our hero, Buster Bartholomew Benjamin Brown, finds a best friend and shows his love for his fellow mice as he defeats the school bully. 

Notes on a Nervous Planet | signed by author (while supplies last)
Matt Haig

The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives.

 

Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning
Aaron James

From the bestselling author of Assholes: A Theory, a book that—in the tradition of Shopclass as Soulcraft, Barbarian Days and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy.

 

The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner, Revised Edition
Michael Stone

A wise, accesible guide that makes the spiritual and ethical teachings of the yogic tradition immediately relatable to our practice on the mat--and in our everyday relationships and activities. Now revised and updated.

Finding Purpose in a Godless World: Why We Care Even If the Universe Doesn't
Ralph Lewis

A psychiatrist presents a compelling argument for how human purpose and caring emerged in a spontaneous and unguided universe.
 

The Mechanical Patient: Finding a More Human Model of Health
Sholom Glouberman

Healthcare is very much dependent on the model of the patient that is assumed by healthcare providers. Simply put: we are healthy if all of our mechanical parts are working properly and if all of the chemicals in our body are in the right proportions and have the appropriate reactions. This book sketches a promising outline of a more humanized model for understanding health and calls for help to fully articulate it. In that way, it joins a growing movement to go beyond our current chemical/mechanical orientation.

You Untangled: Practical Tools to Manage Your Emotions and Improve Your Life
Amy Tibbitts

If you have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (or BPD), experience emotional suffering or simply have difficulty managing your emotions, You Untangled can help.

Using the principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, this workbook offers proven methods to help free you from the tangled circumstances often brought on by chaotic thinking and behavior.
 

The APP Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Sixth Edition
David B.Arciniegas, Stuart C. Yudofsky, and Robert E. Hales
 

For more than three decades, the Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences has been the gold standard for understanding the structural and functional foundations and rapidly evolving knowledge base of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Mindfulness for Student Athletes: A Workbook to Help Teens Reduce Stress and Enhance Performance
Gina Biegel

Stay in the moment, stay in the game! With this fun and engaging workbook for young athletes, you’ll find practical ways to cope with stress and improve your performance, no matter what sport you play.

Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual
Deirdre Fay

The skills in this manual are the foundation of the Becoming Safely Embodied experiential skill set developed to help clients learn step by step ways of being with themselves, especially when they are on their own, between therapy sessions. 

The Gifted Kids Workbook: Mindfulness Skills to Help Children Reduce Stress, Balance Emotions, and Build Confidence
Heather Boorman

Help your gifted child embrace their uniqueness. In this workbook, a therapist offers fun activities and strategies to help children ages 7 to 12 boost self-confidence, reduce stress and overwhelm, and balance emotions.
Book Reviews

Review of How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Trancendence
by Michael Pollan
LSD and psychedelics are making a comeback! This time, though, it seems as though the revolution is, well, familiar. In fact, a lot of well know psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists are leading the charge into getting these drugs approved for therapeutic use. Pollan takes us on a journey through the history,  biology and neuroscience of some well known and not so well known pscyhedelic substances. Along the way, he takes some himself, taking us on a journey into the mind but also giving us a glimpse into the world of psychedelic therapy which seems to be blossoming now. And there is now more evidence than ever that these drugs can have an extremely positive effect on some very tough to treat conditions, such as treatment resistent depression and death anxiety in terminally ill patients. Probably the most important concept in this book is that of "set and setting". More than any other drug class (it seems), the effect of psychedelics is influenced by the state of mind one is in before as well as the environment that one is taking them in. Strangely, the positve, therapeutic effects don't seem to occur if one takes psychedelics either in a sterile, clinical environment or in a purely recreational context. In other words, much like many other therapies, one gets what one puts into the experience. I didn't know what to expect when I picked this book up - this is another one I've seen lots of you pick up and purchase so I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I have to say, really enjoyed this book - I thought it was well researched and organized. Also, for a book about psychedelics, the writing was surprisingly level-headed and clear. A great late summer read!


 
Louis Cozolino has written so many good books! His newest one is Timeless. It is directly above the words you are reading. Have a peek that one and all his titles here!

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