Mark Williams

  • Décembre 1917. Une compagnie de marines est envoyée au front, en France. Pour la première fois, les hommes de la Compagnie K découvrent la guerre : balles qui sifflent, ordres absurdes, la pluie et le froid, la tentation de déserter. Les cent treize soldats qui composent cette compagnie prennent tour à tour la parole pour raconter leur guerre, les guerres, décrire près d'un an de combats, puis le retour au pays pour les traumatisés, les blessés, ceux hantés à jamais.Tableau saisissant de la Grande Guerre, roman inoubliable salué comme un chef-d'oeuvre, Compagnie K est le grand classique américain sur la Première Guerre mondiale.

  • Aujourd'hui, les approches basées sur la pleine conscience fleurissent dans de nombreux domaines : médecine, psychologie, éducation, business... Si les bienfaits de la méditation de pleine conscience ne sont plus à prouver, la diversité de ses applications et son développement extraordinaire comportent certains risques de dérives ou de pertes de sens. C'est pour cette raison que Jon Kabat-Zinn et Mark Williams, pionniers en la matière, ont décidé de réunir une équipe de spécialistes internationaux dans les domaines de l'étude du bouddhisme et de la recherche scientifique. Ensemble, ils explorent les défis actuels pour rendre vivantes des vérités et des pratiques du dharma dans les contextes séculiers de la santé et de l'éducation.
    Proposant des contributions d'auteurs comme Mirabai Bush, Edel Maex, Saki Santorelli et Zindel Segal, Forces et bienfaits de la pleine conscience offre au lecteur un espace de réflexion où les enseignements de la sagesse, de l'histoire, de la science ou de la pratique se rencontrent.

  • La thérapie cognitive basée sur la pleine conscience constitue une forme d'intervention récenteprouvée cliniquement, qui révolutionne les conceptions de la relation psychothérapeutique : moyen d'intervention, la méditation est également considérée comme une pratique nécessaire pour le thérapeute à titre personnel.Les auteurs, trois cliniciens reconnus dans le monde scientifique et pratiquant eux-mêmes la méditation, ont conçu un programme en huit séances intégrant la Pleine Conscience : la personne dépressive apprend à changer sa relation aux pensées, sentiments et sensations corporelles susceptibles de générer une rechute dépressive et à éviter la spirale qui la fera retomber dans la dépression.Écrit dans une langue simple et accessible à tous, cet ouvrage décrit les bases théoriques et détaille chaque séance du programme. Accompagné de témoignages cliniques, de fiches techniques, d'exercices et documents destinés aux participants, il est destiné à tous les psychothérapeutes et professionnels de la santé mentale soucieux d'aider leurs patients à prévenir de manière durable toute rechute dépressive.

  • Version numérique vendue sans CD Le livre que vous tenez entre les mains est consacré aux techniques de méditation en pleine conscience. Associant tradition orientale et thérapie cognitive, ces techniques, scientifiquement validées, ont fait la preuve de leur efficacité. Non seulement elles aident à guérir et à prévenir la maladie dépressive, mais elles permettent, pratiquées régulièrement, de retrouver le goût simple de la vie. Lisez, pratiquez et jugez par vous-même !« Ce guide lucide, à la fois rigoureux dans sa démarche scientifique et éclairant dans son approche pratique, offre une planche de salut pour retrouver la liberté intérieure, la joie de vivre et l'ouverture au monde, et pour éviter de sombrer à nouveau dans un gouffre sans lumière. » Matthieu Ricard.« Révolutionnaire... Un guide vraiment utile pour atteindre l'équilibre émotionnel. Je recommande au plus haut point ce livre et le CD qui l'accompagne. » Daniel Goleman, auteur de L'Intelligence émotionnelle. Mark Williams est professeur de psychologie clinique à l'Université d'Oxford en Grande-Bretagne. John Teasdale, chercheur, travaille au département de psychiatrie de l'Université d'Oxford et à l'unité de neurosciences de l'Université de Cambridge, en Grande-Bretagne. Zindel Segal, psychothérapeute, dirige l'unité de thérapie cognitivo-comportementale au centre Addiction et Santé mentale de Toronto, au Canada. Jon Kabat-Zinn est professeur émérite de médecine à l'Université du Massachusetts, aux États-Unis.

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  • Aujourd'hui, tout le monde ou presque parle de pleine conscience : à la maison, à l'école, dans le monde des affaires ou à l'hôpital... Ses bienfaits ne sont plus à prouver...Ce foisonnement d'études et de discours comporte pourtant certains risques de dérive ou de perte de sens. C'est pour ces raisons que Jon Kabat-Zinn et Mark Williams, pionniers en la matière, ont décidé de réunir une équipe de renommée internationale dans les domaines de l'étude du bouddhisme et de la recherche scientifique, autant que dans la mise en oeuvre de la pleine conscience dans les contextes de la santé et de l'éducation.Ce retour aux origines et aux fondamentaux permet de remettre en perspective les points de rencontre issus d'un côté des traditions de sagesse asiatique et de l'autre de la science. Ils nous plongent dans les racines historiques de la pleine conscience et du bouddhisme pour remettre en perspective leurs enseignements et leurs applications.Grâce aux contributions d'auteurs comme John D. Teasdale, Michael Chaskalson ou encore le Vénérable Bikkhu Bodhi, Les richesses de la pleine conscience propose un domaine où les enseignements de la sagesse, de la philosophie, de l'histoire, de la science et de la pratiqu de la méditation se rencontrent.

  • Version numérique vendue sans CD Pourquoi tant de stress ? Pourquoi cette impression constante que nous n'allons pas réussir à faire face à tout ce que la vie nous demande ? Pourquoi cette incapacité à nous détendre, même quand notre journée de travail est terminée ? Pourquoi ce sentiment constant d'épuisement ? Pour deux raisons. La première, c'est que la vie moderne, intéressante et passionnante, est aussi une vie de fous, où tout va trop vite, où les pressions sont trop fortes. La seconde, c'est que nous nous laissons piéger, nous oublions qu'il est possible de nous protéger, d'introduire dans nos journées des parenthèses de calme, de lenteur, de douceur. Des petites bulles de sérénité... Vous allez découvrir dans ce livre une méthode simple, efficace, et prouvée : pour trouver la sérénité, la méditation en pleine conscience, une méthode pour se sentir bien. Et vous allez apprendre à la pratiquer au quotidien, grâce à un programme d'exercices simples et accessibles. Pour vous sentir plus léger dans ce monde énervé ! Mark Williams est professeur de psychologie clinique et chercheur à l'Université d'Oxford. Avec John Teasdale, Zindel Segal et Jon Kabat-Zinn, il a notamment publié Méditer pour ne plus déprimer. La pleine conscience, une méthode pour vivre mieux, qui a été un grand succès. Danny Penman est journaliste scientifique. 

  • Sans mémoire, la vie n'aurait aucun sens. C'est ce que veut montrer ce livre en interrogeant tour à tour l'intelligibilité de l'univers, la plasticité du cerveau, la géométrie des formes et la singularité du vivant. En corollaire, la mémoire évolutive sous-jacente à la naissance de la pensée symbolique, les arts de la mémoire, la littérature proustienne, les souvenances divines, et enfin la mémoire augmentée et ses conséquences sur notre appréhension du monde. Cette nouvelle donne constitue le point d'achoppement des interrogations portées par les auteurs dans un esprit transdisciplinaire : il s'agit avant tout de défricher les mémoires et de ne pas opposer dataisme et plasticisme pour donner à voir, si tant est qu'elle éclose, une mémoire « posthumaine » digne de ce nom.

  • BnF collection ebooks - "- Tom ! Pas de réponse. - Tom Sawyer ! Pas de réponse. - Où donc a-t-il pu se cacher ? Ah ça, te montreras-tu, mauvais garnement ? La vieille dame qui s'exprimait ainsi abaissa ses lunettes et regarda par dessus ; puis elle les releva et regarda par dessous. Il ne lui arrivait jamais de s'en servir autrement pour découvrir un objet aussi peu volumineux que maître Tom."
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  • This book provides a timely synthesis and discussion of recent developments in mindfulness research and practice within mental health and addiction domains. The book also discusses other Buddhist-derived interventions - such as loving-kindness meditation and compassion meditation - that are gaining momentum in clinical settings. It will be an essential text for researchers and mental health practitioners wishing to keep up-to-date with developments in mindfulness clinical research, as well as any professionals wishing to equip themselves with the necessary theoretical and practical tools to effectively utilize mindfulness in mental health and addiction settings.

  • In this tribute to Benjamin Wright, former students and colleagues recall the foundational contributions he made to the theory and practice of measurement in a career spanning over five decades. Wright is recognized as the foremost proponent of the psychometric approach of Georg Rasch, a Danish mathematician, whose ideas continue to provoke controversy. Wright's colleagues and students, and students of their students, are leaders in educational research and practice around the world. This volume relates the extent of Wright's influence far beyond education and psychology, where his work in measurement began, into health care and the social sciences at large. The editors and contributors-all leading measurement scholars-trace the development of themes in Wright's work, identifying the roots of today's formative assessment methods, the integration of quantitative and qualitative data, and the contrast between scientific and statistical methods. These previously unpublished papers reflect on Wright's lifelong passion for making measurement both more scientific and more meaningful. They recount how Wright's insight, energy, and gregarious nature led him to produce multiple innovations in computing, estimation methods, model development, fit assessment, and reliability theory, stimulating practical applications in dozens of fields, serving on over 120 dissertation committees, and founding several professional societies. The volume includes three reprinted articles by Wright that provide insights into his early engagement with Rasch's ideas.
    Psychological and Social Measurement will be welcomed by the broad international measurement community of professionals and researchers working in such diverse fields as education, psychology, health sciences, management, and metrology.  Scientists working in any field involving measurement science and technology will appreciate an inside look at this seminal figure and a new perspective on the expanding conversation across the sciences about measurement and the communication of meaningful, transparent information.

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  • A time-saving resource, fully revised to meet the changing needs of mental health professionals
    The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions including anxiety, attachment disorder, gender identity disorder, and more Organized around 35 behaviorally based presenting problems including academic problems, blended family problems, children of divorce, ADHD, and more Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions-plus space to record your own treatment plan options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA

  • The bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions including conduct disorder, substance use, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, ADHD, and eating disorders Organized around 36 behaviorally based presenting problems, including peer/sibling conflict, school violence, sexual abuse, and others Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions-plus space to record your own treatment plan options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA

  • A unique philosophical look at the hit television series Downton Abbey Who can resist the lure of Downton Abbey and the triumphs and travails of the Crawley family and its servants? We admire Bates's sense of honor, envy Carson's steadfastness, and thrill to Violet's caustic wit. Downton Abbey and Philosophy draws on some of history's most profound philosophical minds to delve deeply into the dilemmas that confront our favorite characters. Was Matthew right to push Mary away after his injury in the war? Would Lord Grantham have been justified in blocking Lady Sybil's marriage to Tom Branson? And is Thomas really such a bad person? Offers fresh and intriguing insights into your favorite Downton Abbey characters, plot lines, and ideas Addresses many of your most pressing questions about Downton Abbey's story and characters, such as: Should Daisy have lied to William about her feelings toward him-especially to the point of marrying him? Should Mr. Bates have been upfront with Anna from the beginning about his past? Views Downton Abbey through the lens of some of the most influential philosophical thinkers, from Saint Augustine and David Hume to Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill Ventures upstairs and downstairs to examine key themes involving ethics, virtue, morality, class, feminism, the human condition, and more Philosophical speculation awaits on every page of this essential Downton Abbey companion. So take a seat in your personal library, have the butler pour a cup of tea, and start reading!

  • Save hours of time-consuming paperwork with the bestselling therapist's resource
    The Adolescent Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, Fifth Edition, contains more than 1,000 complete prewritten session and patient descriptions for each behavioral problem in The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition. The prewritten notes can be easily and quickly adapted to fit a particular client need or treatment situation. The Fifth Edition: Provides an array of treatment approaches that correspond with the behavioral problems and new DSM-5 diagnostic categories in the corresponding companion Treatment Planner. Organizes treatment for over 30 main presenting problems, including conduct disorder, chemical dependence, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, ADHD, sexual acting out, and eating disorders. Provides over 1,000 prewritten progress notes summarizing patient presentation and treatment delivered. Offers sample progress notes that conform to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies, including The Joint Commission, COA, CARF, and NCQA. Saves clinicians hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized progress notes. Presents new and update information on the role of evidence-based practice in progress notes writing and the special status of progress notes under HIPAA.

  • Save hours of time-consuming paperwork The Child Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, Fifth Edition contains complete prewritten session and patient presentation descriptions for each behavioral problem in the Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition. The prewritten progress notes can be easily and quickly adapted to fit a particular client need or treatment situation. Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized progress notes Organized around 35 main presenting problems, from academic underachievement and obesity to ADHD, anger control problems, and autism spectrum disorders Features over 1,000 prewritten progress notes (summarizing patient presentation, themes of session, and treatment delivered) Provides an array of treatment approaches that correspond with the behavioral problems and DSM-5 diagnostic categories in The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition Offers sample progress notes that conform to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies, including CARF, TJC, and NCQA Presents new and updated information on the role of evidence-based practice in progress notes writing and the special status of progress notes under HIPAA

  • These contributions, written by the foremost international researchers and practitioners of Genetic Programming (GP), explore the synergy between theoretical and empirical results on real-world problems, producing a comprehensive view of the state of the art in GP. Topics in this volume include: gene expression regulation, novel genetic models for glaucoma, inheritable epigenetics, combinators in genetic programming, sequential symbolic regression, system dynamics, sliding window symbolic regression, large feature problems, alignment in the error space, HUMIE winners, Boolean multiplexer function, and highly distributed genetic programming systems. Application areas include chemical process control, circuit design, financial data mining and bioinformatics. Readers will discover large-scale, real-world applications of GP to a variety of problem domains via in-depth presentations of the latest and most significant results.

  • This book contains a collection of papers on the science, engineering, and technology of shape casting, with contributions from researchers worldwide.  Among the topics that are addressed are the structure-property-performance relationships, modeling of casting processes, and the effect of casting defects on the mechanical properties of cast alloys.

  • Depite the rapid expansion of the field of biophysics, there are very few books that comprehensively treat specific topics in this area. Recently, the field of single molecule biophysics has developed very quickly, and a few books specifically treating single molecule methods are beginning to appear. However, the promise of single molecule biophysics is to contribute to the understanding of specific fields of biology using new methods. This book would focus on the specific topic of the biophysics of DNA-protein interactions, and would include the use of new approaches, including both bulk methods as well as single molecule methods. This would make the book attractive to anyone working in the general area of DNA-protein interactions, which is of course a much wider market than just single molecule biophysicists or even biophysicists.
    The subject of the book will be the biophysics of DNA-protein interactions, and will include new methods and results that describe the physical mechanism by which proteins interact with DNA. For example, there has been much recent work on the mechanism by which proteins search for specific binding sites on DNA. A few chapters will be devoted to experiments and theory that shed light on this important problem. We will also cover proteins that alter DNA properties to facilitate interactions important for transcription or replication. Another section of the book will cover the biophysical mechanism by which motor proteins interact with DNA. Finally, we will cover larger protein-DNA complexes, such as replication forks, recombination complexes, DNA repair interactions, and their chromatin context.

  • Since the formalization of asset allocation in 1952 with the publication of Portfolio Selection by Harry Markowitz, there have been great strides made to enhance the application of this groundbreaking theory. However, progress has been uneven. It has been punctuated with instances of misleading research, which has contributed to the stubborn persistence of certain fallacies about asset allocation. A Practitioner's Guide to Asset Allocation fills a void in the literature by offering a hands-on resource that describes the many important innovations that address key challenges to asset allocation and dispels common fallacies about asset allocation. The authors cover the fundamentals of asset allocation, including a discussion of the attributes that qualify a group of securities as an asset class and a detailed description of the conventional application of mean-variance analysis to asset allocation.. The authors review a number of common fallacies about asset allocation and dispel these misconceptions with logic or hard evidence. The fallacies debunked include such notions as: asset allocation determines more than 90% of investment performance; time diversifies risk; optimization is hypersensitive to estimation error; factors provide greater diversification than assets and are more effective at reducing noise; and that equally weighted portfolios perform more reliably out of sample than optimized portfolios. A Practitioner's Guide to Asset Allocation also explores the innovations that address key challenges to asset allocation and presents an alternative optimization procedure to address the idea that some investors have complex preferences and returns may not be elliptically distributed. Among the challenges highlighted, the authors explain how to overcome inefficiencies that result from constraints by expanding the optimization objective function to incorporate absolute and relative goals simultaneously. The text also explores the challenge of currency risk, describes how to use shadow assets and liabilities to unify liquidity with expected return and risk, and shows how to evaluate alternative asset mixes by assessing exposure to loss throughout the investment horizon based on regime-dependent risk. This practical text contains an illustrative example of asset allocation which is used to demonstrate the impact of the innovations described throughout the book. In addition, the book includes supplemental material that summarizes the key takeaways and includes information on relevant statistical and theoretical concepts, as well as a comprehensive glossary of terms.

  • The Pumps and Pipes collaboration and conference brings together energy, medicine, and higher education in a unique shared effort, exploring ideas and research common to these important fields and stimulating discussion and sharing technologies that can further the reach and goals of each individual area. The Proceedings explores the common attributes of oil and gas technology, computational sciences and cardiovascular medicine and probe the areas where there is room to cross-fertilize and develop research and commercial programs.

  • Provides a comprehensive and unique examination of global language learning outside of the formal school setting Authored by a prominent team of international experts in their respective fields, The Handbook of Informal Language Learning is a one-of-a-kind reference work and it is a timely and valuable resource for anyone looking to explore informal language learning outside of a formal education environment. It features a comprehensive collection of cutting edge research areas exploring the cultural and historical cases of informal language learning, along with the growing area of digital language learning, and the future of this relevant field in national development and language education. The Handbook of Informal Language Learning examines informal language learning from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Structured across six sections, chapters cover areas of motivation, linguistics, cognition, and multimodality; digital learning, including virtual contexts, gaming, fanfiction, vlogging, mobile devices, and nonformal programs; and media and live contact, including learning through environmental print, tourism/study abroad. The book also provides studies of informal learning in four national contexts, examines the integration of informal and formal classroom learning, and discusses the future of language learning from different perspectives. Edited by respected researchers of computer-mediated communication and second language learning and teacher education Features contributions by leading international scholars reaching out to a global audience Presents an exciting and progressive selection of chapters in a rapidly expanding field of research and teaching Provides a state-of-the-art collection of the theories, as well as the historical, cultural and international cases relating to informal language learning and its future in a digital age Covers 30 key topics that represent pioneering findings and new research The Handbook of Informal Language Learning is an essential resource for researchers, students, and professionals in the fields of language acquisition, English as a second language, and foreign language education. 

  • Latent knowledge in the field of pig reproduction is vast but scattered, making it difficult to take in all information at a glance. Moreover, nascent branches in biotechnology cannot grow if deprived of roots. The book Boar Reproduction: Fundamentals and New Biotechnological Trends links the past, the present and the emerging scientific research fields on reproductive biotechnology, offering a rigorous but easy to follow compilation of topics, from "old favorites" to the latest advances. The book is organized in three parts. The chapters of the first and second part cover various biological aspects of boar spermatozoa within the male, and within the female environments, respectively. The most common laboratory and artificial insemination techniques are discussed in the third part. As an additional feature, some chapters focus on the basis of a technology transfer to bring research expertise from basic science to the market, making the information provided in this book suitable for academic, research and other professional applications.

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