Outwitting Our Nerves eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 270 pages of information about Outwitting Our Nerves.
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Start of eBook1
CHAPTER I1
NERVOUS FOLK1
THE EARMARKS1
SUMMARY3
CHAPTER II3
THE DRAMA OF NERVES3
THE POSITIVE SIDE6
THE POWER BEHIND IDEAS9
CHARACTER AND HEALTH10
KNOWING OUR MACHINE11
SUMMARY12
PART II:  “HOW THE WHEELS GO ROUND”13
CHAPTER III13
THE STORY OF THE INSTINCTS13
INTRODUCING THE INSTINCTS13
THE SPECIFIC INSTINCTS AND THEIR EMOTIONS (AFTER MCDOUGALL)14
I THE SELF-PRESERVATIVE INSTINCTS16
CHAPTER IV21
II.  THE RACE-PRESERVATIVE INSTINCTS21
LEARNING TO LOVE22
CIVILIZATION’S PROBLEM26
THE BULWARK WE HAVE BUILT28
PARENTAL INSTINCT AND TENDER EMOTION31
SUMMARY31
CHAPTER V33
THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND33
ANCESTRAL MEMORIES36
PERSONAL MEMORIES38
SOME HABITS OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS46
SUMMARY50
CHAPTER VI51
BODY AND MIND51
THE CONTAGION OF IDEAS52
WHY FEELINGS COUNT57
BODILY RESPONSE TO EMOTIONAL STATES58
SUMMARY61
CHAPTER VII62
THE REAL TROUBLE62
THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH62
THE CAUSES OF “NERVES”65
CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES66
LATER EXPERIENCES74
THE BREAKDOWN ITSELF74
SERVING A PURPOSE74
SIGN LANGUAGE77
SUMMARY80
PART III—­THE MASTERY OF “NERVES”81
CHAPTER VIII81
THE WAY OUT81
RE-EDUCATION WITH SUBCONSCIOUS EXPLORATION83
RE-EDUCATION WITHOUT SUBCONSCIOUS EXPLORATION92
PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATION93
SUMMARY96
CHAPTER IX98
THAT TIRED FEELING98
PHYSIOLOGICAL FATIGUE100
NERVOUS FATIGUE105
SUMMARY111
CHAPTER X112
DIETARY TABOOS112
WHAT WE NEED TO EAT113
THE FEAR OF CERTAIN FOODS115
COMMON AILMENTS118
SUMMARY124
CHAPTER XI124
THE BUGABOO OF CONSTIPATION124
THE TRUTH ABOUT CONSTIPATION125
FOOD AND CONSTIPATION130
THE CURE131
SUMMARY133
CHAPTER XII134
A WOMAN’S ILLS134
THE MENSTRUAL PERIOD136
THE “CHANGE OF LIFE”140
OTHER TROUBLES141
SUMMARY143
CHAPTER XIII143
THAT INTERESTING INSOMNIA143
A HARMLESS HABIT144
WHAT CAUSES THE FATIGUE145
HOW TO GO TO SLEEP146
THE PURPOSE OF INSOMNIA147
SUMMARY148
CHAPTER XIV148
FEELING OUR FEELINGS148
SELECTING OUR SENSATIONS149
DETERMINING CAUSES152
SOME LOWERED THRESHOLDS153
SUMMARY159
CHAPTER XV160
CHOOSING OUR EMOTIONS160
THE POWER OF CHOICE160
A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF161
WHEN KNOWLEDGE HELPS162
THE HIGHEST KIND OF CHOICE165
SUMMARY168
CHAPTER XVI169
FINDING VENT IN SUBLIMATION169
SUMMARY171
GLOSSARY172
BIBLIOGRAPHY173
BOOKS ON MENTAL HYGIENE174
BOOKS ON PSYCHO-ANALYSIS174
JOURNALS DEVOTED TO THE SUBJECT OF NERVOUS DISORDERS175
INDEX175
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Transcriber’s Notes182
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