OUTWITTING OUR NERVES

OUTWITTING OUR NERVES

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CONTENTS

PART I: THE STRANGE WAYS OF NERVES

CHAPTER I
PAGE

In which most of us plead guilty to the charge of "nerves."

NERVOUS FOLK 3

CHAPTER II

In which we learn what "nerves" are not and get a hint of
what they are.

THE DRAMA OF NERVES 10


PART II: "HOW THE WHEELS GO ROUND"

CHAPTER III

In which we find a goodly inheritance.

THE STORY OF THE INSTINCTS 33

CHAPTER IV

In which we learn more about ourselves.

THE STORY OF THE INSTINCTS (Continued) 51

CHAPTER V

In which we look below the surface and discover a veritable
wonderland.

THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND 77

CHAPTER VI

In which we learn why it pays to be cheerful.

BODY AND MIND 118

CHAPTER VII

In which we go to the root of the matter.

THE REAL TROUBLE 141


PART III: THE MASTERY OF "NERVES"

CHAPTER VIII

In which we pick up the clue.

THE WAY OUT 183

CHAPTER IX

In which we discover new stores of energy and relearn the
truth about fatigue.

THAT TIRED FEELING 219

CHAPTER X

In which the ban is lifted.

DIETARY TABOOS 250

CHAPTER XI

In which we learn an old trick.

THE BUGABOO OF CONSTIPATION 278

CHAPTER XII

In which handicaps are dropped.

A WOMAN'S ILLS 300

CHAPTER XIII

In which we lose our dread of night.

THAT INTERESTING INSOMNIA 322

CHAPTER XIV

In which we raise our thresholds.

FEELING OUR FEELINGS 333

CHAPTER XV

In which we learn discrimination.

CHOOSING OUR EMOTIONS 359

CHAPTER XVI

In which we find new use for our steam.

FINDING VENT IN SUBLIMATION 379

GLOSSARY 386

BIBLIOGRAPHY 390

INDEX 393




OUTWITTING OUR NERVES




CHAPTER I

_In Which Most of Us Plead Guilty to the Charge of "Nerves."_

NERVOUS FOLK

WHO'S WHO


Whenever the subject of "nerves" is mentioned most people begin trying
to prove an alibi. The man who is nervous and knows that he is
nervous, realizes that he needs help, but the man who has as yet felt
no lack of stability in himself is quite likely to be impatient with
that whole class of people who are liable to nervous breakdown. It is
therefore well to remind ourselves at once that the line between the
so-called "normal" and the nervous is an exceedingly fine one.
"Nervous invalids and well people are indistinguishable both in theory
and in practice,"[1] and "after all we are most of us more or less
neurasthenic."[2] The fact is that everybody is a possible neurotic.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013342668
Publisher: SAP
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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