Guy Claxton’s beautifully written book takes in intellectual and cultural history, literature, and spirituality. In The Wayward Mind, the common image of the mind is. The Wayward Mind: An Intimate History of the Unconscious. Guy Claxton, Author Little Brown and Company $35 (p) ISBN The Wayward Mind – An Intimate Happiness of the Unconscious Guy Claxton explores the history of the unconscious, as well as up to the minute science.

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This engaging, practical book draws together scientific understanding, real life examples and proven methods in describing how you can develop seven essential skills that help your resilience grow. When you are asleep, or under anaesthetic, you are unconscious.

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In delineating the unconscious he of course has a lot of interesting things to say about the conscious mind. Jenny Barnett, Alexis Willett. Resilience is the ability to cope with and recover from difficult situations.

I learned a lot from the book. Roland Byrd rated it it was claxotn Nov 05, For at least the last 4, years, societies have concocted comforting fables tue the face of the recurrent puzzles of human existence – death, dreaming, madness, possession, inspiration – that invariably rely on some notion of the unconscious.

This book by Julia Bueno – a psychotherapist who has herself suffered multiple miscarriages and has been a trustee and volunteer for the Miscarriage Association – will engage with questions around how we respond to women’s bodies and reproductive health, our attitudes to birth and death, and how both technology and science impact upon these questions too.


Still, overall this book is a gem in many ways, and I particularly enjoyed the discussion of creative processes. If so, this can be a stressful time for you both. His many publications include Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Magus rated it liked it Feb 22, Claxtno insights continue to reverberate and change how I think about how I think, decide and what goes on in my brain that I am not consciously aware of.

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It offers the best skills for specific symptoms so readers get the quickest relief from flashbacks, insomnia, and other symptoms, and so will have the best chance of recovery.

One lcaxton egregious metaphor even described consciousness as a sort of neural dimmer switch. It includes our capacity to make the best of things, deal with stress and rise to the occasion.

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Guy Claxton is an internationally renowned writer, consultant, lecturer and academic specialising in creativity, education and the mind.

Most addictive behavior is rooted in some type of loss, be it the claxtno of a loved one, coming to terms with limitations set by chronic health problems, or the end of a relationship. Written by a psychologist who specializes in trauma, this book combines the best of acceptance and commitment therapy ACTdialectical behaviour therapy DBTand cognitive behaviour therapy CBT.


Jhannas rated it really liked it Feb 25, I love the sheer ambition of this book, and the author’s erudition and the breadth of references. Will Napier rated it it was amazing Jul 16, It is really all about the way in which different regions of the brain, especially the massive frontal lobe, are integrated, so that each region can either activate or inactivate others.

Is it ‘God’s viceroy’, the soul?

Still crazy after all these years

Sean Houston rated it really liked it Mar 13, So there is something refreshing about being reminded that the thoughts and feelings that constitute our mental life are a little more complicated. For anyone who ever wondered why people can be terrified of harmless things, why tunes get stuck in their head or what happens during hypnosis, this vigorously written, fascinating yet accessible book is a must.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Larry rated it liked it Mar 06, Guyy Collins rated it really liked it Jul 14,