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    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
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    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Useful information

    • By Ndumiso on 10-12-16

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
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    No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent but listen like a true sceptic

    • By Peter on 22-03-16

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Effective Communication Skills

    • By: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dalton Kehoe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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    From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the best audio book on comms and self development.

    • By SW on 26-09-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Why You Are Who You Are

    • Investigations into Human Personality
    • By: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark Leary
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
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    To understand the roots of personality is to understand motivations and influences that shape behavior, which in turn reflect how you deal with the opportunities and challenges of everyday life. That's the focus of these exciting 24 lectures, in which you examine the differences in people's personalities, where these differences come from, and how they shape our lives. Drawing on information gleaned from psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, Professor Leary opens the door to understanding how personality works and why.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • buy is now

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Critical Business Skills for Success

    • By: The Great Courses, Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, and others
    • Narrated by: Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, Michael A. Roberto, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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    What does it take to reach success in business - the kind of success that lasts? How do you set yourself apart from competitors or venture out into different markets? What does it take to develop streamlined processes, become a stronger team leader, and work your way up the corporate ladder?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By sam on 27-04-16

    Regular price: £56.29

    • The Science of Mindfulness

    • A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
    • By: Ronald Siegel, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ronald Siegel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Ever noticed that trying to calm down often produces more agitation? Or that real fulfillment can be elusive, despite living a successful life? Often, such difficulties stem from the human brain's hardwired tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Modern science demonstrates that this survival mechanism served the needs of our earliest ancestors, but is at the root of many problems that we face today, such as depression, compulsive and addictive behaviors, chronic pain, and stress and anxiety.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking

    • By Sharon jeffrey on 01-06-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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    Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Guidance

    • By N. D. Holt on 04-02-14

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

    • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
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    We have all had experiences with people that prove that those with the highest IQs are not always the most successful. What could these very smart people be missing? Chances are it's emotional intelligence (EQ) - the ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions in ourselves and others. Sounds very powerful, doesn't it? Could we really manage our own emotions, as opposed to having our emotions run the show? Could we really effect change in the emotions of our coworkers or family members?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • helpful

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-01-18

    Regular price: £33.89

    • The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    • By: Dr. Eddie O'Connor, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dr. Eddie O'Connor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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    "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" "Practice. Practice. Practice." Today, the relatively new science of performance psychology tells us that old answer is incomplete at best. In The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life, clinical sport psychologist Eddie O'Connor, PhD, shares the best ways for you to reach your personal Carnegie Hall based on the latest scientific research - whether your performance environment is music, dance, business, or sport.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not Their Best

    • By Gery Lynch on 18-03-18

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Building a Better Vocabulary

    • By: Kevin Flanigan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kevin Flanigan
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
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    Building a Better Vocabulary offers an intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of English, teaches you the etymology and morphology - or the history and structure - of words, and delves into the cognitive science behind committing new words to long-term memory. By the end of the 36 enjoyable lectures, you will have a practical framework for continuing to build your vocabulary by discovering new words and fully mastering the nuances of familiar ones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delectable, Illuminating and Nonpareil

    • By Mark on 22-08-15

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    • By: James Hynes, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: James Hynes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    From evoking a scene to charting a plot to revising your drafts, Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques offers a master class in storytelling. Taught by award-winning novelist James Hynes, a former visiting professor at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, these 24 insightful lectures show you the ins and outs of the fiction writer's craft.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Kev Partner on 17-12-14

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
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    Grasp the important ideas that have served as the backbone of philosophy across the ages with this extraordinary 60-lecture series. This is your opportunity to explore the enormous range of philosophical perspectives and ponder the most important and enduring of human questions-without spending your life poring over dense philosophical texts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well presented introduction to philosophy

    • By Andrew on 02-12-13

    Regular price: £56.29

    • The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

    • By: Hannah B. Harvey, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Hannah B. Harvey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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    An absolute treat for the heart and mind, these 24 lectures demonstrate how to master the art of storytelling, offering insight into the process of crafting and delivering a tale to enhancing the stories you tell everyday-to your children at bedtime, in your conversational anecdotes, and in your presentations at work. Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from these lessons.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Storytelling, as taught by a poor story teller.

    • By Gareth Butterworth on 22-06-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

    • By: Michael Goldsby, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldsby
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
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    This course teaches you how to be an entrepreneur and how to think like one - skills that are essential whether you are starting a business, expanding an existing business, boosting your career as an employee, pursuing a social cause, or seeking to increase your impact as a teacher, coach, minister, or other professional. Packed with fascinating lessons from legendary entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Henry Ford, these 24 lectures are entertaining as well as practical.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some Useful stuff here

    • By Martyn Everitt-Bronze on 14-06-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Strategic Thinking Skills

    • By: Stanley K. Ridgley, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Stanley K. Ridgley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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    Start making savvier decisions and outsmart your competitors with greater confidence and ease with this simple and comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind strategic thinking. Professor Ridgley has crafted these 24 lectures as an accessible way to engage with thinking that will help you think-and act-more strategically in business and in your own life, whether you're the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or you're preparing to embark on a new career path.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sows seeds for action- accessible and enjoyable

    • By Andrew M on 22-11-13

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Celtic World

    • By: The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Professor Jennifer Paxton PhD
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
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    Following the surge of interest and pride in Celtic identity since the 19th century, much of what we thought we knew about the Celts has been radically transformed. In The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • A History of India

    • By: Michael H. Fisher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael H. Fisher
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
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    Over 5,000 years, India has been home to a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures. Two of the world's great religions - Hinduism and Buddhism - have their origins in South Asia, and the lands east of the Indus River have long been a central hub for trade, migration, and cultural exchange. Today the subcontinent contains 20 percent of the world's population and is a thriving center for global business, making this region one of most significant economic powerhouses in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding, epic and memorable lecture series!

    • By Adisha on 22-05-16

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

    • By: Michael Dues, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael Dues
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In 24 lectures brimming with practical tips, tools, and techniques everyone can use to better manage conflict in his or her professional and personal lives, gain the essential skills of conflict management. As presented by Professor Dues, these lectures will show you how to effectively deal with conflicts of all kinds, using the "win-win" model that has dominated the field for the past six decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear, comprehensive and practical

    • By Jim on 20-05-14

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

    • By: Angus Fletcher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Angus Fletcher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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    Whether you want to write your own scripts or simply gain a deeper appreciation for the great stories you see unfold on the screen, Professor Angus Fletcher is here to show you the way in Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story. Professor Fletcher, Professor of English and Film at The Ohio State University, brings both a personal and scholarly perspective to this craft. As a screenwriter himself, he has experienced the ins and outs of the process first-hand.

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Psychology of Human Behavior

    • By: David W. Martin, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David W. Martin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Today's psychologist is apt to be very different from the image most people conjure up when asked to picture one - an image that almost always suggests Sigmund Freud or someone like him, complete with leather couch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful lectures. Very clear and to the point.

    • By J Carrington on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £39.39

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