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Table of Contents
1.  Greetings from Neil
2.  News and Announcements
3.  Hot Off The Press!
4.  Neil's review of How to Sleep Well
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How has your year been so far? One twelfth down and eleven twelfths to go. This year we have done some cleaning and we are about to count our stuff (inventory is the technical term). We will be closed on Sunday, February 10th, to do that. 
Please do not be too hard on yourself about new year's resolutions. You may not have been reasonable when you set your words in stone. I have an example: My 2019 resolutions include being able to fly without the aid of a plane, learning how to turn into whatever animal I want on demand, and gaining a complete understanding of economics. I am nowhere near accomplishing even a month's worth of these three goals. I will work towards the ideal of each. Onward.

Caversham Booksellers will be closed on Sunday, February 10th, for our annual inventory count. 
Parking on Harbord Street can, on occasion, be scarce. We have a specific space behind the store that may be available to you if you give us a call before you arrive. 416-944-0962.
Silent Virtues: Patience, Curiosity, Privacy, Intimacy, Humility, and Dignity
Salman Akhtar
Silent Virtues addresses six areas of mental functioning, namely, patience, curiosity, privacy, intimacy, humility, and dignity. Each of the areas is elucidated with the help of clinical, literary, and cultural material.   [More. . ]
News and Announcements
Upcoming events!
Assessing for Antisocial/Violent Potential and Clinical Risk Management in Elementary School-Aged Children - Dr. Leena K. Augimeri, February 4 @ SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute, Toronto
Caversham will be closed for inventory of Sunday, February 10th
2019 Psychology Education Day, February 13 @ Carmen's Banquet Centre, Hamilton
Innis College Later Life Learning - Dr. David Goldbloom , February 15 @ Innis College, Toronto
The Continuum of Madness - Dr. Nancy McWilliams, presented by TICP, February 23 @ OISE Auditorium, Toronto
Therapeutic Artistry - Matthew Selekman, February 28 @ SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute, Toronto
We will be sending out our new resource catalogue around the middle of March. Send us an email if you would like one sent to you or any of your loved ones. 
 
New from The Decider!
There are now two new resources that from the creators of the ever-popular Decider Skills Manual. The new Decider Life Skills Training Manual is in stock. Each one comes bundled with a copy of the Life Skills Handbook. Additional copies of the little handbook are also available, separately, as well.
DVD SALE!
We are having a sale on DVDs! In stock only on a huge number of select titles. do not miss out on this gargantuan sale!
Gohereplease: The DVD sale link.
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.

Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysis: A Handbook
Ellie Kazemi, Brian Rice, and Peter Adzhyan

Going beyond the basic nuts and bolts of skill and knowledge requirements, the text prepares students for including seasoned advice on concluding the practicum, getting ready for the board exam, and developing a professional portfolio, [more]

Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward Psychotherapy Integration
John B. Arden

An exploration of the immune system’s role in mental health.
[More. . .]

Grass Roots: An Agricultural History of Cannabis in the American West
Nick Johnson

Grass Roots looks at the history of marijuana growing in the American West, from Mexican American growers on sugar beet farms to today’s sophisticated greenhouse gardens. [more. . .]

Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief
Kate Inglis

Part memoir, part handbook for the heartbroken, this powerful, unsparing account of losing a premature baby will speak to all who have been bereaved and are grieving, and offers inspiration on moving forward, gently integrating the loss into life. [More. . .]

The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression
Edward Bullmore

In this game-changing book, University of Cambridge professor of psychiatry Edward Bullmore reveals the breakthrough new science on the link between depression and inflammation of the body and brain.   [More]

 

Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People
Timothy Morton

Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first crucial step in reclaiming the upper scales of ecological coexistence and resisting corporations like Monsanto and the technophilic billionaires who would rob us of our kinship with people beyond our species. [More. . .]
 

Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Skills-Based Training Manual
Jenny Langley, Gill Todd, and Janet Treasure

Based on the successful New Maudsley Model, which equips carers with the knowledge and skills needed to support those with an eating disorder, the book consists of two sections which will help facilitators to deliver skills workshops to carers. [More. . .]

The Challenge of Being Human
Michael Eigen

The Challenge of Being Human explores tendencies that make us up and capacities that try to meet them. The shock of ourselves is perennial. We are challenged by our own aliveness and a need to open doors as yet unknown. [More. . .]

Stress, Trauma, and Decision-Making for Social Workers
Cheryl Regehr

Cheryl Regehr explores the intersection between workplace stress, trauma exposure, and professional decision-making in social workers. She weaves together practice experience, research on the impact of stress and trauma on performance and decision-making in other high-risk professions including paramedics and police officers, and the empirical study of competence and decision-making in social work practice. [More. . .]

Hidden From View: A Clinician's Guide to Psychophysiologic Disorders
Allan Abbass and Howard Schubiner

From physicians to psychologists to social workers to physical therapists, a broad segment of the health professions struggle to help people suffering from PPD. Hidden From View can empower both you and your patient to overcome these common and often chronic conditions. [More. . .]

The Secrets of Exceptional Counselors
Jeffrey Kottler

Every profession has trade secrets that are passed on from one generation to the next and counselling is no exception. New practitioners and veterans alike will find innovative ways to remain fresh and engaged with clients. [more]
How to Sleep Well: The science of sleeping smarter, living better, and being productive
Neil Stanley


I will almost be asleep when suddenly I have to surf the internet to see how much tractors cost. My mind races everywhere. While finalizing my plans for a wildlife refuge in our window planter, and, moments before I have to wake up to head into work, I finally fall asleep. 

I am not a great sleeper so uploading this book's secrets, ideally without reading it, is something that I thought might prove useful.

Exquisite charm like mine cannot be so without a splash of humility, so I gave reading this book a go and found my immediate concerns addressed on pages 57, and 66 through 68. As an arrogant novice on the topic, however, continued reading, beyond my shallow asks, was a wise move.

The chapter on sleeping in a hotel is dynamite. Eat meals and do work away from your hotel room. Socialize elsewhere and make your room a "sanctuary reserved for sleep". Carefully adjust the temperature, get a pink noise app, write whatever you are worried about down and leave it on the page. I had never thought of any of this before - All very good advice. 

The effect of sleeping with one's child, the role of diet, various sleep aids of both the pharmaceutical and herbal variety, restless leg syndrome, and, everything else you can think of, is covered in this very approachable gem. Not only was there valuable insight into my own situation, this book is a well written and interesting trove that I enjoyed, as an enquiring mind, far beyond my original reasons for picking up the book. I could do more to sleep well. Before I read this book I was convinced I was nothing more than an innocent, blameless, victim, of a cruel world. Sweet dreams my little gremlins.

Further reading:
This Book Will Put You to Sleep
Say Goodnight to Insomnia
The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It
Quiet your Mind and Get to Sleep
Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts and Get a Good Night's Sleep
The Twenty-Four Hour Mind

The One Week Insomnia Cure: Learn to Solve Your Sleep Problems
The Mystery of Sleep
We are cool.

 
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