Book Recommendations

Self-Help Book List

We have put together a list of books that Dr. Hakala M.D.P.A.has found over the years to help a great number of people.

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ACUPUNCTURE


ADHD


ALZHEIMER/ DEMENTIA


ANGER MANAGEMENT


AUTISM/ASPERGER SYNDROME


BIPOLAR DISORDER


BOOKS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD READ


BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER


BOUNDARIES


BUSINESS SUCCESS


CO-DEPENDENCY


COPING WITH LOSS


CONTROVERSIAL


MARRIAGE/DIVORCE


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


EATING DISORDER


FORGIVENESS


HEALING A BROKEN HEART


HEALTH AND WELLNESS


HEALTHY SEXUAL LIVING


HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY


INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, SELLING, PROCRASTINATION


LGBT


LIVING WITH ADDICTS


MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


NARCISISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER


OCD


PARENTING/ADOPTION


PETS


POSITIVE THINKING/COGNITIVE THERAPY/ANXIETY

PSYCHOSIS/ SCHIZOPHRENIA
PTSD


RELAXATION & BREATHING TECHNIQUES


RELATIONSHIPS


REPAIRING A RELATIONSHIP AFTER INFIDELITY


SELF-ESTEEM


SELF-HELP


SENSORY SENSITIVITY


SEX ADDICTION


SEXUAL ABUSE


SMART RECOVERY


STRESS


SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION


SUICIDE


TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY


YOUNG READERS


Acupuncture Book List

Keepers of the Soul: The Five Guardian Elements of Acupuncture Nora Franglen The five elements - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water - are fundamental to Chinese medicine and metaphysics, but it can be difficult to get beyond the purely intellectual level of understanding. This rich book gets to the heart of five element theory, and offers passionate reflections on the spirit of each element, and the practice of five element acupuncture. The author provides accessible accounts of each element, explaining what it looks like, how it presents in an individual's characteristics, how it can become unbalanced and how treatment might be approached to restore balance. With profiles of various well-known figures, including David Beckham and Elvis Presley, the author explores what it means to live in harmony as a unique being and how the five elements help shape and cultivate our body and soul. The book explains how Chinese physicians understand and diagnose their patients and offers invaluable insights into how to practise five element acupuncture effectively. A valuable and thoughtful addition to any library, this book will be of particular interest to acupuncturists, practitioners and students of complementary medicine as well as anyone contemplating Chinese medicine as a treatment option or interested more generally in human psychology.
Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture: An Illustrated Manual of Acupuncture Points Yu-Lin Lian Acupuncture in Latin means "sticking with the needle". Each of the 409 important acupuncture points is presented with an anatomical graphic, an overview of the meridian, and a photo showing the needle placement. The combination of Chinese sources and the author's therapeutic experiences provides a sensible balance between the most important indications and practical needs. The names, properties, and applications of the individual acupuncture points have been revised on this basis. Far-Eastern healing methods and Western observation techniques create a bridge between Asian and Western views of acupuncture. The Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture not only provides beginners with an overview of the most important acupuncture points, but experienced practitioners can also learn about seldom-used acupuncture points and thus extend their knowledge.
The Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine Daniel Keown Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love
Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System: Treating the Cause of Disease John R. Cross Acupuncture and the chakra energy system have both become increasingly mainstream in the West, but rarely have the two approaches been joined into one practice. Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System: Treating the Cause of Disease does just that. By comparing the traditional approaches of Chinese medicine and modern Western acupuncture with the chakra energy system of Ayurvedic philosophy, author John Cross offers clinically proven strategies for treating the causes of conditions, not just the symptoms. The book describes the seven major and twenty-one minor chakras in detail and explains how each is related to the body's aura, meridians, Key points, endocrine glands, autonomic nervous system, and varying symptomatology.
Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure David W. Sollars If you are interested in knowning more about acupressure and acupuncture, this guide covers all aspects of treatment from choosing a practitioner to follow-up excercises. It provides a comprehensive listing of medical ailments from acne to menopause that can be healed naturally.
Acupressure (Quickstudy: Academic) Inc. BarCharts Complete, labeled illustrations of acupressure points in the human body.From pre-teen to pre-med, this chart is loaded with beautifully illustrated diagrams, clearly and concisely labeled for easy identification.Illustrations by award-winning medical illustrator Vince Perez.
A Manual of Acupuncture Peter Deadman Once in a great while an extraordinary book is published that sets an entirely new standard in its field. A Manual of Acupuncture, published by Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications, is just such a book. Painstakingly researched over many years by Peter Deadman, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, and colleagues Mazin Al-Khafaji and Kevin Baker, this book has become the primary reference in the West for the study of acupuncture points and channels. With the subtle use of color to illustrate the acupuncture points and anatomical features, the new second edition of A Manual of Acupuncture is even more attractive and user-friendly than the first. Introductory chapters describe and illustrate the channels and collaterals, the various categories of points, and methods of selection, location, and needling.
Acupuncture Meridian Point Locations Atlas John Urbanski D.C. Atlas of the 14 main acupuncture meridians. Each point is numbered by the standard system along with the Chinese names. Detailed point locations with anatomical descriptions and treatment indications.
Acupuncture Handbook - 'Point Locations' Youngjong Sihn This book introduces 361 acupuncture point location and indications. Each point is numbered by the standard system along with the Chinese names. Detailed point locations with anatomical descriptions and treatment indications. Equipped with detailed pictures of acupuncture points, readers can quickly look up and memorize them. Youngjong Sihn is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine who graduated from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TUTCM), and from graduate school of the same university. He majored in Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Tuina.
Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit Peter Mole Written by one of the UK's leading practitioners, this authoritative and accessible introduction to acupuncture reveals everything you need to know before you step into the acupuncture clinic. It includes: how acupuncture goes beyond quick cures and is used as preventative medicine
Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments Michael Reed Gach With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home. In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands.
Acupressure: Learn Acupressure Massage To Treat Stress, Disease, Illness, And More The Healthy Reader Acupressure is an ancient Chinese method that can help with various ailments, and it is most commonly used for pain. There is a difference between acupressure and acupuncture, and by trying acupressure you can forego the needles while still reaping almost all of the same benefits. Acupressure can be performed by a professional, but you can learn how to do acupressure yourself as well. This book is dedicated to teaching you what acupressure is, some of the common points, and how to get started on using acupressure for your overall health.
Quantum Acupuncture: - The Next Level Ronald Henry DC ND FIAMA Quantum Acupuncture ­ The Next Level is a comprehensive guide and training manual that offers innovative techniques of meridian evaluation and treatment, accompanied by over four hundred full-color photographic images and charts. Based on over thirty years of practice and research, the author shares unique methods and insights which can further extend the benefits of the time-honored practice of acupuncture. He demonstrates how to integrate traditional knowledge of meridian therapy with contemporary advances in technology poised to enrich the current practice of this powerful form of healing. First summarizing the key principals of traditional Chinese medicine and the theory of Five Elements, the author presents modern means of electronic meridian evaluation, as well as the use of therapeutic low-level laser and kinesiology, revealing the great benefits they offer the acupuncture practitioner of today.
Floral Acupuncture: Applying the Flower Essences of Dr. Bach to Acupuncture Sites Warren Bellows Certified flower essence practitioner Deborah Craydon and licensed acupuncturist Warren Bellows combine their expertise to present an innovative and highly effective holistic method to treat body, mind, and spirit. By applying flower essences (in place of needles) to acupuncture points, it is possible to stimulate the movement of energy (chi), starting a powerful healing process. Filled with full-color photography, this practical manual, suitable for both professional and home use, includes treatments for common ailments, such as depression, anxiety, and loneliness. The authors also explain the theory behind this technique and provide general instructions for application of flower essence tinctures, creating a comprehensive view of this exciting new form of alternative healing.



ADHD Book List

Raising A.D.D. Kids (Amen Clinics Audio Series) (A.C.I. Clinical) Daniel G. Amen This is a must listen for any parent whose child has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Dr. Daniel Amen calls upon not only his many years of clinical experience in working with ADD kids and their parents, but also his personal experience of raising three ADD children himself! You'll learn what works and what doesn't when it comes to helping your ADD child reach their potential and succeed. Raising kids who have ADD can be very frustrating and it affects you, your child and your entire family structure. But, there is hope and help.
ADD in Intimate Relationships: A Comprehensive Guide for Couples Kathleen G. Nadeau Understanding Women with AD/HD is designed to be a practical and readable guide for women at any age, with special chapters focusing on different stages of life.
Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life Sari Solden Every year, millions of withdrawn little girls and chronically overwhelmed women go undiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder because they don't fit the stereotypical profile: they re not fast-talking, hyperactive, or inattentive, and they are not male. Sari Solden s groundbreaking study reveals that ADD affects just as many women as men, and that the resulting depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement are also symptoms of ADD.
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder Edward M. Hallowell ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adult ADHD Eileen Bailey A thorough examination of a misunderstood condition. Though it's traditionally thought of as a childhood disorder, a growing body of research is bringing awareness to the fact that ADHD often contin¬ues into adulthood, though its symptoms often take on a different form and make the disorder more difficult to diagnose. •Covers what ADHD looks like in adults, how symptoms can vary greatly from one person to the next, and how it often gets misdiagnosed •Includes information on related conditions that often coexist with adult ADHD, including depression and anxiety •Discusses various treatment options-pharmaceutical, behavioral, lifestyle, and alternative approaches
Twelve Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child Laura J. Stevens In 12 Ways to Effectively Help Your ADD/ADHD Child, you'll discover that helping a child with ADD/ADHD is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. You have to identify the various biochemical and nutritional pieces and fit them together into a completed puzzle of a happy, healthy child. Improve diet, track down hidden food allergies, and identify and avoid inhalant allergens and chemical sensitivities. Included are menu suggestions, shopping tips, and 30 recipes to help parents deal with diet changes, such as avoiding artificial colors, milk, wheat, sugar, and chocolate.
Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents Russell A. Barkley From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley will help you
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder Edward M. Hallowell M.D. & John J. Ratey M.D. Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.
Younger Brain, Sharper Mind: A 6-Step Plan for Preserving and Improving Memory and Attention at Any Age from America's Brain Doctor Eric R. Braverman While gray hair and wrinkles may be unwelcome if inevitable signs of the passing years, the memory loss, intellectual impairment, and mood swings that come with an aging brain can be truly devastating. According to bestselling author and anti-aging expert Dr. Eric Braverman, getting older does not have to mean becoming forgetful, clueless, or depressed—quite the opposite, in fact. Distilling his 35 years of research and clinical experience into an easy-to-follow protocol, Dr. Braverman explains how men and women can actually build new brain cells, becoming younger and smarter as they age.
Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D. In Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, an ADD specialist who has the disorder herself answers these questions and offers all the tools and information you need to process the diagnosis, learn about medications, and decide which treatments are the best options for you. This pocket guide also features a complete list of resources you can use to find support and tips for getting organized and living well with ADD.
10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D. Each chapter of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD takes up an issue pertinent to adults with ADD: "My mind wanders" "I'm always misplacing things." "I have trouble keeping friends." "I have a hard time getting started." In no more than five to seven pages, the book outlines strategies for each problem that are simple to put into practice. If you're struggling with adult ADD, the information in this book offers you immediate and lasting rewards: better concentration, sharper memory, enhanced focus, and greater self-confidence.
Making the Grade with ADD: A Student's Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D. The simple, easy-to-follow chapters in Making the Grade with ADD will help you handle common academic issues such as setting schedules, studying, and mastering note- and test-taking. Social issues like establishing a living situation, organizing a dorm room or apartment, and making time for socializing are covered. You'll get tips for developing a healthy lifestyle, participating in extra-curricular activities, planning for the years after college, and more.
ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention-Deficit Disorder Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D. The good news is that it is possible to get ADD-related financial disorganization under control and begin to enjoy a more stable relationship to your money. ADD and Your Money will show you how. This friendly guide, written with your ADD in mind, includes information on everything you need to know about managing your finances and staying in control.



ALZHEIMER DISEASE/ DEMENTIA BOOK LIST:

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss Nancy L. Mace & Peter V. Rabins Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.



Anger Management Book List

How to Control Anger Before it Controls You Albert Ellis In their new approach to coping with anger, world famous psychologist Dr. Albert Ellis and Dr. Raymond Chip Tafrate present their thoroughly researched and proven technique designed to help understand the roots and nature of anger. Using simple instructions and exercises, readers can learn to reduce angry reactions to an often difficult and unfair world.
Overcoming Anger and Irritability: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques William Davies Step-by-step guides to self-improvement that introduce the methods of the highly regarded cognitive behavioral therapy technique to help readers conquer a broad range of disabling conditions-from worry to body image problems to obsessive compulsive disorder and more. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in the Overcoming series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck and is now internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness Daniel G. Amen In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's surprising--and effective--"brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life, Quell Anxiety and Panic, Fight Depression, Curb Anger, Conquer Impulsiveness and Learn to Focus & To Stop Obsessive Worrying
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Deck Daniel G. Amen Our brains can produce negative thoughts, but you can reprogram the way you think. This collection of methods from neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author, Daniel G Amen, M.D., teaches you how. Use the easy techniques described in this deck to stop obsessive worrying, curb your anger, fight automatic negative thoughts, enhance your people skills, sharpen your focus, become a more flexible thinker.



AUTISM/ASPERGER SYNDROME BOOK LIST

Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism Valerie L. Gaus PhD & Navigating the "neurotypical" world with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism (AS/HFA) can be extremely stressful. But by understanding the specific ways your brain works differently--and how to tap into your personal strengths--you can greatly enhance your well-being. In this wise and practical book, experienced therapist Valerie L. Gaus helps you identify goals that will make your life better and take concrete steps to achieve them. Grounded in psychological science, the techniques in this book help you: Learn the unspoken rules of social situations, Improve your communication skills, Get organized at home and at work, Manage anxiety and depression, Strengthen your relationships with family and friends, Live more successfully on your own or with others. A wealth of stories, questionnaires, worksheets, and concrete examples help you find personalized solutions to problems you are likely to encounter. Finally, a compassionate, knowledgeable, positive guide to living well on the spectrum.
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism Temple Grandin Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism--because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectivies of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world.
Asperger's From The Inside Out Michael John Carley An intimate, engaging, and insightful guide to coping with Asperger's-from one of the condition's most passionate advocates. Michael John Carley was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at thirty-six-when his young son received the same diagnosis. This fascinating book reveals his personal experience with the confusion and trauma associated with this condition-and offers insights into living an independent and productive life. Now the Executive Director of the world's largest Asperger's oranization, Carley helps readers in such areas as: - Social interactions - Nurturing interests - Whom to confide in-and how - Dealing with family and loved ones.



BIPOLAR DISORDER BOOK LIST

Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs: Inspiring Stories of Restoring Mental Health Through Natural Therapies Gracelyn Guyol Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs features Gracelyn Guyol's own story and those of thirteen other people around the country who have cured their depression and bipolar disorder using only natural therapies. In-depth research and the expertise of alternative health-care professionals are included in this landmark guide for patients and caregivers seeking responsible, safe alternatives to psychiatric drugs.
The Complete Idiot'd Guide to Bipolar Disorder Jay Carter Psy.D. This comprehensive and reliable guide addresses how bipolar disorder is different from other disorders, the latest research into bipolar treatments, strategies for living with bipolar disorder, and much more. Bipolar disorder is estimated to be the sixth leading cause of disability in the world, and the number of Americans diagnosed as bipolar may be as high as 10 million The number of children and teens diagnosed as bipolar has more than tripled since 1994 Includes information on parenting a child with bipolar disorder.
The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book: Practical Answers to the Top 300 Questions Parents Ask Tracy Anglada How does bipolar disorder affect learning? Is there a cure? Is this a fad diagnosis? How do I handle manipulation? How can I prevent relapses? Should I use alternative treatments? How can I parent effectively? "We are certain that all parents whose children struggle with bipolar disorder will find this book indispensable." - Demitri F. Papolos, MD, and Janice Papolos, authors of The Bipolar Child Co-written by a doctor and a mother whose children have bipolar disorder, The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book explains confusing medical lingo and provides straightforward answers to all your pressing questions about treatment, parenting strategies, and everything else.
Night Falls Fast Kay Redfield Jamison From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem.
An Unquiet Mind Kay Redfield Jamison In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.



BOOKS EVERY WOMEN SHOULD READ BOOK LIST

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Jung Chang In Wild Swans Jung Chang recounts the evocative, unsettling, and insistently gripping story of how three generations of women in her family fared in the political maelstrom of China during the 20th century. Chang's grandmother was a warlord's concubine. Her gently raised mother struggled with hardships in the early days of Mao's revolution and rose, like her husband, to a prominent position in the Communist Party before being denounced during the Cultural Revolution. Chang herself marched, worked, and breathed for Mao until doubt crept in over the excesses of his policies and purges. Born just a few decades apart, their lives overlap with the end of the warlords' regime and overthrow of the Japanese occupation, violent struggles between the Kuomintang and the Communists to carve up China, and, most poignant for the author, the vicious cycle of purges orchestrated by Chairman Mao that discredited and crushed millions of people, including her parents.
He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys Greg Behrendt He’s Just Not That Into You—based on a popular episode of Sex and the City—is tough love advice for otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn’t like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship. It’s the best relationship advice you’ll ever receive. He’s Just Not That Into You is provocative, hilarious, and, above all, intoxicatingly liberating. It deserves a place on every woman’s night table. It knows you’re a beautiful, smart, funny woman who deserves better. The next time you feel the need to start “figuring him out,” consider the glorious thought that maybe, He’s just not that into you. And then set yourself loose to go find the one who is.
The Gift of Fear Gavin de Becker In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger—before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.
All the Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider For the first time in one volume--in a special oversized format--comes "The Rules" and "The Rules II," the phenomenal bestsellers that captured the interest of millions of readers in search of Mr. Right. Original.
The Rules(TM) for Marriage: Time-Tested Secrets for Making Your Marriage Work Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider You did the Rules-And They Worked! You captured the heart of your Mr. Right and are, at the very least, engaged. Maybe you're married ... or perhaps you and your partner got together without the help of The Rules. Now You're Looking for Ways to Keep Your Relationship Happy and Healthy. The Rules For Marriage is Here! In this new book, the authors of The Rules offer forty-two time-tested tips for keeping your marriage healthy and happy. Some will sound familiar, others are completely new. But they all lead to the same wonderful future-the one in which you and your husband stay together forever!
The Rules for Online Dating: Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right in Cyberspace Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider Boasting the same time-tested formula and romantic spirit that made The Rules an international bestseller and launched thousands of women down the path to committed relationships, The Rules for Online Dating shows all women -- regardless of age, status, or computer savvy -- how to use electronic communication to relate to men in a way that maintains self-esteem and leads to a healthy relationship. Here is a comprehensive list of dos and don'ts that will help every woman conduct an e-courtship safely and successfully; find and keep the interest of suitable mates; and save time, energy, and potential heartache by weeding out dead wood.
The Sociopath Next Door Martha Stout Who is the devil you know? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband? Your sadistic high school gym teacher? Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings? The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own? In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too. We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people—one in twenty-five—has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse.
Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of BaliThis beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali
Angry Men, Passive Men Marvin Allen Nationally known therapist Marvin Allen explores the root causes of men's emotional problems and offers a comprehensive solution to restore their sense of joy and well-being: men working together in therapy groups. Drawing on the life stories of scores of men as well as the author's own personal experience, this landmark book dramatizes the groundbreaking techniques that men can use not simply to discuss their buried emotions but to release them in the healing company of other men. It provides a powerful catalyst for changing men's lives.
Perfect Madness Judith Warner A lively and provocative look at the modern culture of motherhood and at the social, economic, and political forces that shaped current ideas about parenting. What is wrong with this picture? That's the question Judith Warner asks in this national bestseller after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern parenting--at anxious women at work and at home and in bed with unhappy husbands. When Warner had her first child, she was living in Paris, where parents routinely left their children home, with state-subsidized nannies, to join friends in the evening for dinner or to go on dates with their husbands. When she returned to the States, she was stunned by the cultural differences she found toward how people think about effective parenting--in particular, assumptions about motherhood.
Emma: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Jane Austen & Jillian Tamaki With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work, this Penguin Threads edition includes cover art by Jillian Tamaki and deluxe French flaps.
Narcissistic Lovers Cynthia Zayn In a revealing study of relationships where partners love themselves first, last, and always, Cynthia Zayn and Kevin Dibble help readers determine whether their partner is over the line and has narcissistic personality disorder. The book draws on the authors' research and interviews with a variety of men and women who've been narcissized. Featuring compelling stories and scenarios, Narcissistic Lovers helps victims understand the pain brought on by their abusers, shows why these self-loathers can't change, and offer hope for healing from their "N-fliction.&quot
You Being Beautiful Michael F. Roizen We may not like to admit it, but we think about how we look every single day. Many times a day. When we step out of the shower. When we pass a mirror or a storefront window. When we see an actress on the TV screen. How we look to ourselves and how we appear to the world around us is important to us. It's often on our minds. And that's OK. While it may seem a little superficial, it's really just part of being human. Scientists say that our innate drive to look attractive, fit, and healthy is rooted in our DNA. And that makes complete sense. When you look good outside, you feel good inside. When you feel good inside and out, your body is healthier. A healthier, more attractive body is one that performs better in all aspects of life, including on the job and in relationships.
Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You Susan J. Elliott JD It’s over—and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven roadmap for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, even divorce. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of clients and readers transform their love lives. Now, she’ll help you put your energy back where it belongs—on you.
Life-Changing Conversations: 7 Strategies for Talking About What Matters Most Sarah Rozenthuler So much in life hinges on the ability to say the right thing, at the right time, to the right person, in the right way. Now expert psychologist and coach Sarah Rozenthuler provides a practical guide to having the kinds of conversations that will turn your life around, from negotiating with difficult neighbors to asking for a raise to ending a long-term relationship. “A useful, practical book . . . I highly recommend it!”--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom.
Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of inevitable Harm With Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists Sandra L. Brown The first book EVER written about the women who have loved psychopathic men! What are your temperament traits that have contributed to being attracted to, and tolerant of, the most dangerous of people? Sandra has done it again! She has rewritten the Women Who Love Psychopaths Book (an already Award Winning Book) to include some of the newest and most compelling evidence on Neuro-science and what brain differences actually exist in borderlines, narcissists,anti-social, sociopaths, and psychopaths. From brain region mal-formations to brain circuitry and brain chemical differences, these new sections of the book will blow away any theories about this being merely willful behavior on his part!
Help I am in Love With A Narcissist Steven Carter Written with the compassionate language that people have come to rely upon and expect from these proven relationship experts, this book goes beyond an explanation of the condition to help men and women avoid the self-destructive permanence of remaining with people incapable of loving anyone but themselves.
Loving The Self-Absorbed Nina Brown EdD LPC A narcissistic partner is forever putting his or her own needs first and is also demeaning, manipulative, controlling, and competitive. After the early stages of a relationship, the non-narcissist is usually left questioning her value. In this first book for the intimate partners of narcissists, find empowering strategies you can use to limit the destructive effect of your partner's behavior and get what you need out of your relationship. Learn the five types of destructive narcissism and how to recognize their effects on your relationship. The book reassures you that you are not helpless, and that you needn't give up on your relationship. Instead, the book offers realistic tips on living so that both of your needs are met.



BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER BOOK LIST

I Hate You Don't Leave Me Jerold J. Kreisman After more than two decades as the essential guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), this new edition now reflects the most up- to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, ADHD, and eating disorders. Both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic advancements point to real hope for success in the treatment and understanding of BPD. This expanded and revised edition remains as accessible and useful as its predecessor and will reestablish this book as the go-to source for those diagnosed with BPD, their family, friends, and colleagues, as well as professionals and students in the field.
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder Paul Mason MS Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel you are 'walking on eggshells' to avoid the next confrontation? If the answer is 'yes,' someone you care about may have borderline personality disorder (BPD). Stop Walking on Eggshells has already helped nearly half a million people with friends and family members suffering from BPD understand this destructive disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviors. This fully revised edition has been updated with the very latest BPD research and includes coping and communication skills you can use to stabilize your relationship with the BPD sufferer in your life.
Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship Christine Ann Lawson Four character profiles describe different symptom clusters that include the waif mother, the hermit mother, the queen mother, and the witch. Children of borderlines are at risk for developing this complex and devastating personality disorder themselves. Dr. Lawson's recommendations for prevention include empathic understanding of the borderline mother and early intervention with her children to ground them in reality and counteract the often dangerous effects of living with a "make-believe" mother.
Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist: How to End the Drama and Get on with Life Margalis Fjelstad Margalis Fjelstad describes how people get into a Caretaker role with a Borderline or Narcissist, and how they can get out. Caretakers give up their sense of self to become who and what the Borderline or Narcissist needs them to be. This compromises the Caretaker’s self-esteem, distorts their thinking processes, and locks them into a Victim-Persecutor-Rescuer pattern with the Borderline or Narcissist.
Personality Disorders in Modern Life Theodore Millon & Carrie M. Millon Exploring the continuum from normal personality traits to the diagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition is unique in its coverage of both important historical figures and contemporary theorists in the field. Its content spans all the major disorders-Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline-as well as their many subtypes.
Understanding Personality Disorders: An Introduction Duane L. Dobbert People with personality disorders are all around us, though many times we're not aware of those who are overly paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, antisocial, or overly dependent until it's too late. Indeed, many sufferers aren't aware themselves of their disorders and often go undiagnosed and untreated, leading to problems in their personal and professional lives. Here, Dobbert offers an introduction to the most common personality disorders, and a guide for those who work, live, or come in contact with sufferers on a daily basis.
The Clinician's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders Daniel Fox PhD The Clinician's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders was written for clinical professionals to increase therapeutic efficacy through the examination of each personality disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This guide covers general personality disorders and manifestation, neurological components, a developmental psychology approach to understanding how personality disorders develop and why they do not in some people.
Difficult Personalities: It's Not You; It's Them William O'Donohue Some people are very, very tough to deal with and can make you miserable. This is a sad fact of life. This book will help you identify, understand and develop strategies to deal with toxic personalities that you encounter. Written by a prominent clinical psychologist and university professor it explains DSM diagnostic categories such as Anti-social Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder and others so that you can make a better determination of whether you are dealing with one of these kinds of indivduals, what science and clinical experience says about these, and most importantly how to deal more effectively with these.
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder Marsha M. Linehan This book is a step-by-step guide to teaching clients four sets of skills: interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. A vital component in Dr. Linehan’s comprehensive treatment program, the manual details precisely how to implement DBT behavioral skills training procedures. It provides everything the clinician needs to implement the program in skills training groups or with individual clients. Included are lecture notes, discussion questions, exercises, and practical advice on dealing with frequently encountered problems.
Personality Disorders: Toward the DSM-V William T. O'Donohue & Katherine Alexa Fowler Personality Disorders: Toward the DSM-V offers a scientifically balanced evaluation of competing theoretical perspectives and nosological systems for personality disorders. Editors William T. O’Donohue, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Katherine A. Fowler have brought together recognized authorities in the field to offer a synthesis of competing perspectives that provide readers with the richest and most nuanced assessment possible for each disorder. The result is a comprehensive, current, and critical summary of research and practice guidelines related to the personality disorders.
Out of the FOG: Information & Support for those with a Family Member or Loved One who Suffers From a Personality Disorder Gary Walters Personality disorders are serious mental-health conditions which affect millions of people but which often go undiagnosed and misunderstood. Personality disorders often deteriorate the quality of life not only of the people who suffer from them, but also their family members, spouses, partners, friends, colleagues and acquaintances.
The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD Alex L. Chapman & Kim L. Gratz This book provides answers to many of the questions you might have about BPD: What is BPD? How long does it last? What other problems co-occur with BPD? Overviews of what we currently know about BPD make up the first section of the book. Later chapters cover several common treatment approaches to BPD: DBT, mentalization-based treatment (MBT), and medication treatments. In the last sections of the book, you’ll learn a range of useful coping skills that can help you manage your emotions, deal with suicidal thoughts, and cope with some of the most distressing symptoms of BPD.
The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells Randi Kreger For family members of people with borderline personality disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, and suicidal tendencies—common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder—leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless.
Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder Bill Eddy & Randi Kreger Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better—many of these “persuasive blamers” leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get their way.
Disorders of Personality: Introducing a DSM/ICD Spectrum from Normal to Abnormal Theodore Millon Now in its Third Edition, this book clarifies the distinctions between the vast array of personality disorders and helps clinicians make accurate diagnoses. It has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the changes in the forthcoming DSM-5. Using the classification scheme he pioneered, Dr. Millon guides clinicians through the intricate maze of personality disorders, with special attention to changes in their conceptualization over the last decade.
Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Second Edition Aaron T. Beck & Arthur Freeman This landmark work was the first to present a cognitive framework for understanding and treating personality disorders. Part I lays out the conceptual, empirical, and clinical foundations of effective work with this highly challenging population, reviews cognitive aspects of Axis II disorders, and delineates general treatment principles. In Part II, chapters detail the process of cognitive-behavioral therapy for each of the specific disorders, review the clinical literature, guide the therapist through diagnosis and case conceptualization, and demonstrate the nuts and bolts of cognitive intervention.
Borderline Personality Disorder: Enter the Mind of a Person Living with BPD! The Ultimate Information Book Clarence T. Rivers Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD is one of several behavioral disorders which are often misunderstood in modern society. It is characterized by emotional instability, impulsive tendencies, and risqué behavior without giving a thought to the consequences.



Boundaries Book List

Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day Anne Katherine From the acclaimed author of the perennial favorite Boundaries, Where to Draw the Line is a practical guide to establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in many different situations. With every encounter, we either demonstrate that we’ll protect what we value or that we’ll give ourselves away. Healthy boundaries preserve our integrity. Unlike defenses, which isolate us from our true selves and from those we love, boundaries filter out harm. This book provides the tools and insights needed to create boundaries so that we can allow time and energy for the things that matter—and helps break down limiting defenses that stunt personal growth. Focusing on every facet of daily life—from friendships and sexual relationships to dress and appearance to money, food, and psychotherapy—Katherine presents case studies highlighting the ways in which individuals violate their own boundaries or let other people breach them. Using real-life examples, from self-sacrificing mothers to obsessive neat freaks, she offers specific advice on making choices that balance one’s own needs with the needs of others.
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life Henry Cloud & John Townsend Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator.
Boundaries in Marriage Henry Cloud & John Townsend Learn when to say yes and when to say no--to your spouse and to others--to make the most of your marriage. Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the 'property lines' that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best seller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships.
Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't Henry Cloud & John Townsend Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships that left us deeply wounded. We've been abandoned or taken advantage of, and left with little to show for what we've given. We've lost our sense of security and personal value in the process. And what's worse, we tend to either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over . . . Or else lock the doors of our hearts entirely and throw away the key. Why do we choose the wrong people to get involved with? Is it possible to change? And if so, where does one begin? Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to romance.
How People Grow Workbook Henry Cloud & John Townsend You've heard lots of 'biblical' answers, but the question remains . . . How Do You Grow? Our desire to grow runs deep. Yet the issues in our lives that we wish would change often stay the same, even with our best efforts to build ourselves up spiritually. What does growth look like---and how can we grow? Unpacking the practical and passionate theology that forms the backbone of their counseling, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend shatter popular misconceptions about how God operates and how growth happens.
Boundaries in Marriage Participant's Guide Henry Cloud & John Townsend You long for a marriage marked by lifelong love, intimacy, and growth. And it can be yours--if you set wise boundaries. Boundaries are the 'property lines' that define and protect each of you as individuals. Get them in place and you can make a good marriage better and possibly even save a less-than-satisfying one. By the time you've completed this Groupware, you will know yourself and your mate better than ever before. You'll also understand and practice the ten laws of boundaries in ways that can make a real difference in your relationship.
Boundaries Participant's Guide Henry Cloud & John Townsend Healthy relationships and sound living depend on maintaining smart personal boundaries. But many people don't know where to start. Here's where -- with Boundaries Zondervan Group Resource. Based on the best-selling book by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, these nine interactive sessions can make a life-changing difference. Drawing on principles from the Bible, Boundaries guides small groups on a journey of discovery and practical application. As a participant, you'll learn to live your life more fully and display Christ's love more freely. Each of nine Boundaries sessions contains a video presentation by Drs. Cloud and Townsend. It's the centerpiece for insights, exercises, and spirited discussions that can profoundly improve the quality of your relationships in every sphere of life -- marriage, family, friendships, church, and the workplace.
Boundaries Leader's Guide Henry Cloud & John Townsend Drawing on principles from the Bible, Boundaries guides small groups on a journey of discovery and practical application. As a small group leader, you play an integral part in helping your group members learn how to live their lives more fully and display Christ's love more freely. This guidebook will greatly simplify your job. Information is organized clearly and logically to minimize your preparation time and maximize your effectiveness.
Personas Seguras (Spanish Edition) Henry Cloud & John Townsend Las heridas producidas por personas <> pueden ser penetrantes. Si ha tenido relaciones que se han aprovechado de usted, si han abusado de usted o lo han abandonado, tiene que leer Personas Seguras. Lo ayudará a tomar decisiones sabias lo mismo en cuanto a amistades que a romances. Descubrirá que las personas buenas pueden enredarse con personas malas. Y aprenderá cómo no volver a repetir los errores anteriores y cómo no volver a repetir los errores anteriores y cómo escoger personas seguras y saludables para establecer amistad o estar acompañado.



BUSINESS SUCCESS BOOK LIST

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers Richard N. Bolles This 2014 edition of “[one of] the 100 best and most influential [nonfiction books] written in English since 1923,” according to TIME.com, is refreshed with up-to-the-minute statistics, job-field analyses, and advice on social media and search tactics (including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Yelp, and YouTube). However, Parachute’s core message remains intact: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW. What do you most love to do? --- Where do you most love to do it? --- How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire you?
What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens Richard N. Bolles In today’s über-competitive climate, you can’t just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling—and tuition debt—makes sense for your chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs—along with all-new profiles of twentysomethings who’ve found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more—this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it’s packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be.
Getting to YES: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In Roger Fisher Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight-forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity David Allen In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to: * Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty * Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations * Plan projects as well as get them unstuck!
Life-Changing Conversations: 7 Strategies for Talking About What Matters Most Sarah Rozenthuler So much in life hinges on the ability to say the right thing, at the right time, to the right person, in the right way. Now expert psychologist and coach Sarah Rozenthuler provides a practical guide to having the kinds of conversations that will turn your life around, from negotiating with difficult neighbors to asking for a raise to ending a long-term relationship. “A useful, practical book . . . I highly recommend it!”--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. Features a foreword by Neale Donald Walsch, bestselling author of Conversations with God.
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Chip Heath & Dan Heath Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas–business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others–struggle to make their ideas “stick.”
Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life David Allen Since its publication in 2001, Getting Things Done has become, as Time magazine put it, "the defining self-help business book" of the decade. Having inspired millions of readers around the world, it clearly spoke to an urgent need in an increasingly time-pressured society. Now, in the highly anticipated sequel Making It All Work, Allen unlocks the full power of his methods across the entire span of life and work. While Getting Things Done functioned as an essential tool kit, Making It All Work is an invaluable road map, providing both bearings to help you determine where you are in life and directions on how to get to where you want to go.
Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done David Allen In his bestselling first book, Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen presented his breakthrough methods to increase efficiency. Now “the personal productivity guru” (Fast Company) shows readers how to increase their ability to work better, not harder—every day. Based on Allen’s highly popular e-newsletter, Ready for Anything offers readers 52 ways to immediately clear your head for creativity, focus your attention, create structures that work, and take action to get things moving. With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make things happen—with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.



CO-DEPENDENCY

The Enabler: When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love Angelyn Miller Co-dependency -- of which enabling is a major element -- can and does exist in families where there is no chemical dependency. Angelyn Miller's own experience is a dramatic example: neither she nor her husband drank, yet her family was floundering in that same dynamic. In spite of her best efforts to fix everything (and everyone), the turmoil continued until she discovered that helping wasn't helping. Miller recounts how she learned to alter the way she responded to family crises and general neediness, forever breaking the cycle of co-dependency. Offering insights, practical techniques, and hope, she shows us how we can transform enabling relationships into healthy ones.



COPING WITH LOSS BOOK LIST

Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives Brian L. Weiss/td> As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from the “space between lives,” which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss’ family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career.
When Children Grieve John W. James & Russell Friedman There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this thoughtful book can make a difference.
Healing The Bereaved Child Alan Wolfelt In Healing The Bereaved Child, Alan Wolfelt draws upon his many years of experience and expertise as the "Children and Grief" columnist for Bereavement magazine and a bereavement workshop instructor to author an outstanding book designed for parents and caregivers in dealing with children who have suffered seemingly irreconcilable loss. Wolfelt compares caregiving to bereaved children with that of a gardener tending a garden. Grief is not seen as an illness requiring a cure, but as a normal, natural, and necessary process leading to adaptation to, and reconciliation with, the processes of life and growth.
I Wasn’t Ready To Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved On Brook Noel Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for these who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offers a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one. Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression.
I Am Grieving As Fast As I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal Linda Feinberg A guide for young widows and widowers through the normal grieving proccess that highlights the speical circumstances of an untimely death. Young widows and widowers share thoughts and dilemmas about losing a loved one, what to tell young children experiencing a parent's death, returning to work and dealing with in-laws.
In Memoriam Henri Nouwen Henri Nouwen shares his intensely personal feelings at the time of his mother's death . . . a moving account that deepens into a story of a life of faith in which we see the profound relationship between death and faith. In Memoriam is a book that offers a strength and comfort to the bereaved, and significant pastoral value to all who minister to the dying and their loved ones.
Living Through Mourning Harriet Sarnoff Schieff With tenderness and wisdom, Harriet Sarnoff Schiff writes about the feelings of isolation, fear, anger, and loss that are common to friends and relatives when a loved one dies.
On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss Elisabeth Kübler-Ross & David A. Kessler Ten years after the death of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, this commemorative edition of her final book combines practical wisdom, case studies, and the authors’ own experiences and spiritual insight to explain how the process of grieving helps us live with loss. Includes a new introduction and resources section.
Living When A Loved One Has Died Earl Grollman When someone you love dies, Earl Grollman writes, "there is no way to predict how you will feel. The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. . . . Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way." If someone you know is grieving, Living When a Loved One Has Died can help. Earl Grollman explains what emotions to expect when mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss.
Recovering From The Loss Of A Parent Katherine Fair Donnelly However you choose to copethrough private, inner searching or sharing your feelings with others this book is a companion through the process of understanding and accepting your loss.Katherine Fair Donnelly has written the first book dedicated to the experience of adults who have lost a parent. Through intimate discussions with sons and daughters, she explores the many emotions that arise after a parent dies, and tells the inspiring stories of how ordinary people overcame their anguish. These personal insights can offer reassurance that you're not alone. And can help you to get through.
Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers: How To Cope With Losing Someone You Love Earl Grollman If you are a teenager whose friend or relative has died, this book was written for you. Earl A. Grollman, the award-winning author of Living When a Loved One Has Died, explains what to expect when you lose someone you love.
Survival Handbook For Widows And For Relatives and Friends Who Want To Understand Ruth Jean Loweinsohn Many women find themselves almost sleepwalking through the stages that follow—the funeral, digging out financial forms, filing for Social Security. If you know someone who has been widowed recently, experts in both financial and psychological professions say that friends can make a difference. Knowing how to help a newly widowed friend may bring more than solace. You may be able to head off hasty and disastrous financial decisions. And, you may be able to keep your friend in touch with a caring community.
The Bereaved Parent Harriett Schiff Practical supportive advice for bereaved parents and the professionals who work with them, based on the experiences of psychiatric and religious counselors.
The Grieving Time: A Year's Account Of Recovery From Loss Anne M. Brooks This slender; heartfelt book will linger in the mind and give comfort for a long time.''--The New York Times Book Review More than 150,000 copies of this modern classic have been sold. Anne Brooks looked desperately for something to read that would offer comfort after her husband's death. Finding nothing that moved her, she began a monthly journal about the deeply personal side of her loss, her loneliness, and her struggle to come to terms with her independence and her new self. The Grieving Time is a moving and comforting account of her recovery a book for grieving spouses, or for anyone facing the loss of a loved one through death or .
Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essentials Touchstones For Finding Hope And Healing Your Heart Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journaling sections encourage mourners to articulate their unique thoughts and feelings.
When Going To Pieces Holds You Together William A. Miller This book deals with the experience of personal loss. Chaplain Miller points out that 'going to pieces' at the time of loss is a normal and natural human experience. Furthermore, it might be the very thing that will 'hold you together' as you work through the grief process
Widow Lynn Caine From Library Journal: Completed just before her untimely death, this powerful book provides solace, guidance, and direction for widows everywhere. Drawing from her own experiences, Caine outlines practical suggestions for coping with the devastating loss: finding a confidant; turning to bereavement counseling; helping children adjust through strategies she suggests. Throughout, she emphasizes the need for each woman to rebuild her shattered life in her own way. Corroborating and amplifying her advice are poignant, candid notes from people inspired by her writing, lectures, and media appearances.
Widowed Joyce Brothers, PhD In 1989, Dr. Joyce Brothers's husband of more than thirty years, Dr. Milton Brothers, passed away. As a widow, Dr. Brothers found herself emotionally lost and alone, at sea in an ocean of grief -- until she dealt with her despair, overcame her loneliness, and, gradually, put her life back together again. In WIDOWED, Dr. Brothers shares this intimate journey and offers the knowledge she has gained along the way. In her personal, comforting way, Dr. Joyce Brothers describes the very real incidents and feelings that every woman who has lived through the death of a spouse will immediately recognize.

CONTROVERSIAL BOOK LIST

Abduction: Human Encounter with Aliens John E. Mack A Harvard psychatrist, the author of A Prince of Our Disorder, presents accounts of alien abduction taken from the more than sixty cases he has investigated and examines the implications for our identity as a species.



MARRIAGE/DIVORCE BOOK LIST

Mindful Co-parenting: A Child-Friendly Path through Divorce Psy.D., Jeremy S. Gaies Mindful Co-Parenting provides divorced parents a practical way through the process that protects their children. In this compact, step-by-step guide, written in a supportive yet direct style, clinical psychologists Jeremy S. Gaies, Psy.D., and James B. Morris Jr., Ph.D., identify what matters most to kids and describe the importance of parents being mindful of their children’s needs and wants. Starting with the question of whether or not divorce is the best option for your family, the book walks you through the process, from choosing the most child-friendly divorce proceedings, to navigating co-parenting after the papers are signed, to handling the future challenges of stepparenting and other issues that may arise.
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last John PhD Gottman This breakthrough book guides you through a series of self-tests designed to help you determine what kind of marriage you have, where your strengths and weaknesses are, and what specific actions you can take to help your marriage. You'll also learn that more sex doesn't necessarily improve a marriage, frequent arguing will not lead to divorce, financial problems do not always spell trouble in a relationship, wives who make sour facial expressions when their husbands talk are likely to be separated within four years and there is a reason husbands withdraw from arguments—and there's a way around it.
Helping Children Survive Divorce Dr. Archibald D. Hart How can children successfully survive the trauma of divorce? In friendly, heart-to-heart language, Archibald Hart offers divorced parents specific ways to help children cope with the psychological and social damage that comes with divorce.
The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships John Gottman In The Relationship Cure, Dr. Gottman: Reveals the key elements of healthy relationships, emphasizing the importance of what he calls “emotional connection”, Introduces the powerful new concept of the emotional “bid,” the fundamental unit of emotional connection, Provides remarkably empowering tools for improving the way you bid for emotional connection and how you respond to others’ bids
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert John Gottman & Nan Silver John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
Children and Divorce: 101 Ways to Help Children during Divorce Craig Hawley This book is written for the parents and adults of the family to provide tools to help children go through these life changing events.
Dinosaurs Divorce Marc Brown & Laurie Krasny Brown Dinosaurs Divorce Will Help you Understand: * Divorce Words and What They Mean * Why Parents Divorce * What About You? * After the Divorce * Living with One Parent * Visiting Your Parent * Having Two Homes * Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions * Telling Your Friends * Meeting Parents' New Friends * Living with Stepparents * Having Stepsisters and Stepbrothers.
Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster? Anthony E. Wolf Divorce, argues Anthony E. Wolf, does not have to do long-term damage to a child. In his groundbreaking new book, he shows parents how to steer children through the pain and the complex feelings engendered by divorce, feelings that, if not resolved, can create continuing problems for a child. Wolf also explains how to deal with the difficult issues that so frequently accompany a divorce. How do you tell your child about the divorce? How do you keep your children from being caught between you and your ex-partner? What do you do if that other parent gradually fades out of their lives?
Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two Isolina Ricci Ph.D. How kids can stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again. Isolina Ricci's Mom's House, Dad's House has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years. With her new book, Dr. Isa adapts her time-tested advice on maneuvering the emotional, logistical, and legal realities of separation, divorce, and stepfamilies to speak directly to children. Alongside practical ways to cope with big changes she offers older children and their families key resiliency tools that kids can use now and the rest of their lives. Kids and families are encouraged to believe in themselves, to take heart, and to plan for their lives ahead. Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids is packed with practical tips, frank answers, easy-to-use lists, "train your brain" ideas, reproducible worksheets, and things to try when words just won't come out right.
Mom's House, Dad's House, Making 2 Homes for Your Child (Adult Version) Isolina Ricci Ph.D. The groundbreaking classic, now revised, updated and expanded, covers the legal, financial and emotional realities of creating two happy and stable homes for children in the often difficult and confusing aftermath of a divorce.
Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again Michele Weiner-Davis In this ground-breaking book, Michele Weiner-Davis gives straightforward, effective advice on how couples can stay together instead of come apart. Using case histories to illustrate her marriage-enriching, divorce-preventing techniques, which can be used even if only one partner participates, Weiner-Davis shows readers: How to leave the past behind and set attainable goals; Strategies for identifying problem-solving behavior that works -- and how to make changes last; "Uncommon-sense" methods for breaking unproductive patterns; Inspirational and accessible, Divorce Busting shows readers in pain that working it out is better than getting out.
Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You Susan J. Elliott JD It’s over—and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven roadmap for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, even divorce. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of clients and readers transform their love lives. Now, she’ll help you put your energy back where it belongs—on you. Her plan includes: • The rules of disengagement: how and why to go “no contact” with your ex • How to work through grief, move past fear, and take back your life • The secret to breaking the pattern of failed relationships • What to do when you can’t stop thinking about your ex, texting, calling, checking social networking sites, or driving by the house.



DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BOOK LIST

The Battered Woman Syndrome Lenore E. A. Walker EdD Walker's seminal, groundbreaking book The Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) has forged new directions in the field of domestic violence for over 30 years. Now, the highly anticipated, third edition offers thoroughly updated and revised research on key topics, including posttraumatic stress disorder, learned helplessness or learned optimism, the cycle theory of violence, and much more. This third edition presents updated data generated from the newly modified Battered Woman Syndrome Questionnaire (BWSQ). With a new focus on culture and ethnicity, these data detail the experiences of foreign women who either live in their country of origin or the U.S. Like its popular predecessors, this new edition serves as a valuable resource for both professional counselors and students studying domestic violence.



EATING DISORDER BOOK LIST

The Eating Disorders Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders Carolyn Costin Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, exercise addictions . . . these disorders can be devastating, but they are in no way unbeatable. Therapist Carolyn Costin, herself recovered from anorexia, brings three decades of experience and the newest research in the field together, providing readers with the latest treatments, from medication and behavioral therapy to alternative remedies.
What's Eating You?: A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia, and other Eating Disorders Tammy Nelson PhD Living in a culture obsessed with body size and shape, it can be hard to feel good about the way you look. But eating disorders caused by unrealistic body image ideals create much larger problems-diminished self-confidence, unhealthy eating and exercising habits, and an inability to see yourself as a person rather than a number on the scale.
Finding Your Voice Through Creativity: The Art and Journaling Workbook for Disordered Eating Mindy Jacobson-Levy This workbook combines art therapy exercises and guided journal writing for individuals who want to explore their relationship with food and their bodies in a new way. Written by board-certified art psychotherapists, the pages of this workbook literally serve as a canvas for thoughts and feelings "spoken" primarily through art and elaborated upon through writing. Readers are encouraged to draw, write, and create directly in the book. These images, symbols, and journal entries then become a "personal signature" that can be accessed and explored to resolve any obstacles to emotional well-being.
Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook Laure J. Goodman Two seasoned clinicians with years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders offer this practical tool and adjunct to one-on-one and group therapy. In a readable style, the authors take the reader on a journey toward better mental and physical health, as well as provide an important understanding of eating disorders.
The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health Karen R. Koening An extraordinary, powerful connection exists between feeling and feeding that, if damaged, may lead to one relying on food for emotional support, rather than seeking authentic happiness. This unique workbook takes on the seven emotions that plague problem eaters — guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness — and shows readers how to embrace and learn from their feelings. Written with honesty and humor, the book explains how to identify and label a specific emotion, the function of that emotion, and why the emotion drives food and eating problems. Each chapter has two sets of exercises: experiential exercises that relate to emotions and eating, and questionnaires that provoke thinking about and understanding feelings and their purpose.
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience (8 Keys to Mental Health) Carolyn Costin For anyone who has suffered, their family and friends, and other helping professionals, this book should be by your side. With great compassion and clinical expertise, Costin and Grabb walk readers through the ins and outs of the recovery process, describing what therapy entails, clarifying the common associated emotions such as fear, guilt, and shame, and, most of all, providing motivation to seek help if you have been discouraged, resistant, or afraid. The authors bring self-disclosure to a level not yet seen in an eating disorder book and offer hope to readers that full recovery is possible.
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia: Using DBT to Break the Cycle and Regain Control of Your Life Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher PhD At the root of bulimia is a need to feel in control. While purging is a strategy for controlling weight, bingeing is an attempt to calm depression, stress, shame, and even boredom. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia offers new and healthy ways to overcome the distressing feelings and negative body-image beliefs that keep you trapped in this cycle.
The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook: An Integrated Approach to Overcoming Disordered Eating Carolyn Ross Some people use food to calm themselves when they feel overwhelmed. Others find it difficult to discern between eating out of hunger and eating out of habit. There are nearly as many reasons why people overeat as there are reasons to stop. While overeating can often bring comfort in the short term, it can lead to feelings of guilt later on. If you feel like you're caught in a cycle of unhealthy eating that you can't stop, this workbook can help you overcome it.
Overcoming Your Eating Disorders: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder Workbook Robin F. Apple If you suffer from Bulimia Nervosa or Binge-Eating Disorder, you know how hard it can be to change your problem behaviors surrounding food and eating. However, with the right tools and support, you can overcome your disorder and return to a healthy way of life. Based on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the program described in this newly revised and updated workbook will teach you the skills you need to overcome your eating disorder and establish healthy habits.
The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life Michelle Heffner Structured in a logical, step-by-step progression of exercises, the workbook first focuses on providing you with a new understanding of anorexia and the ways you might have already tried to control the problem. Then the book progresses through techniques that teach how to use mindfulness to deal with out-of-control thoughts and feelings, how to identify choices that lead to better heath and quality of life, and how to redirect the energy formerly spent on weight loss into actions that will heal the body and mind. Although this book is written specifically as self-help for anorexia sufferers, it includes a clear and informative chapter on when you need to seek professional treatment as well as advice on what to look for in a therapist.
The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook: Your Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide to Recovery Randi E. McCabe PhD This workbook contains tools to help bulimics break the cycle of bingeing and reacting, allowing them to take control of their lives and make positive behavior changes. Practical advice and real-life examples reinforce attitudes and offer encouragement. Discover that it is possible to overcome the disorder and live a happier, more fulfilling life.
The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks Thomas Cash PhD As you complete the helpsheets in this book, you'll learn to celebrate your body instead of feeling ashamed of it. This new edition includes discussions of our obsession with physical appearance and with body-fixing options. It helps you discover your personal body image strengths and vulnerabilities and then guides you in creating new, life-changing experiences of mindfulness and body acceptance. After completing this eight-step program, you'll look at yourself in a whole new light-seeing the beauty of the real you.
50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food Susan Albers PsyD Susan Albers, author of Eating Mindfully, now offers 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, a collection of mindfulness skills and practices for relaxing the body in times of stress and ending your dependence on eating as a means of coping with difficult emotions. You'll not only discover easy ways to soothe urges to overeat, you'll also learn how to differentiate emotion-driven hunger from healthy hunger. Reach for this book instead of the refrigerator next time you feel the urge to snack-these alternatives are just as satisfying!



FORGIVENESS BOOK LIST

How Can I Forgive You? Janis A. Spring Until now, we have been taught that forgiveness is good for us and that good people forgive. Dr. Spring, a gifted therapist and the award-winning author of After the Affair, proposes a radical, life-affirming alternative that lets us overcome the corrosive effects of hate and get on with our lives—without forgiving. She also offers a powerful and unconventional model for genuine forgiveness—one that asks as much of the offender as it does of us. This bold and healing book offers step-by-step, concrete instructions that help us make peace with others and with ourselves, while answering such crucial questions as these: • How do I forgive someone who is unremorseful or dead? • When is forgiveness cheap? • What is wrong with refusing to forgive?
Forgiveness Formula: How to Let Go of Your Pain and Move On with Life Kathleen Griffin THIS IS A H/C WITH D/J. BOOK THAT DEALS WITH YOUR PAST DOES NOT HAVE TO DEFINE YOUR FUTURE



HEALING A BROKEN HEART BOOK LIST

Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You Susan J. Elliott JD It’s over—and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven roadmap for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, even divorce. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of clients and readers transform their love lives. Now, she’ll help you put your energy back where it belongs—on you. Her plan includes: • The rules of disengagement: how and why to go “no contact” with your ex • How to work through grief, move past fear, and take back your life • The secret to breaking the pattern of failed relationships.



HEALTH AND WELLNESS BOOK LIST

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife Eben Alexander III M.D. Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people.A highly trained neurosurgeon who had operated on thousands of brains in the course of his career, Alexander knew that what people of faith call the “soul” is really a product of brain chemistry. NDEs, he would have been the first to explain, might feel real to the people having them, but in truth they are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then came the day when Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by an extremely rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human— shut down completely. For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. Then, as his doctors weighed the possibility of stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back. Alexander’s recovery is by all accounts a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. This story sounds like the wild and wonderful imaginings of a skilled fantasy writer. But it is not fantasy. Before Alexander underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. That difficulty with belief created an empty space that no professional triumph could erase. Today he is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition. This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.
The Amazing Way to Reverse Heart Disease: Naturally : Beyond the Hypertension Hype; Why Drugs Are Not the Answer Eric R. Braverman Based on extensive research and long clinical experience, Dr. Braverman's program can open the way to the longer and better-enjoyed life that high blood pressure and heart disease are silently waiting to steal from us.
The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced Brain Advantage Eric R. Braverman This could be as close to a fountain of youth as mankind will ever come, the truly scientific answer to how to reverse or prevent the debilitating effects of aging, including memory loss, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and Alzheimer's.
Younger You: Unlock the Hidden Power of Your Brain to Look and Feel 15 Years Younger Eric Braverman Focusing on the critical role of hormones produced by the brain, Dr. Braverman outlines a totally integrative program to restore hormonal balance and thereby restore readers to a younger, healthier, and more vital self, regardless of chronological age.
Younger (Thinner) You Diet: How Understanding Your Brain Chemistry Can Help You Lose Weight, Reverse Aging, and Fight Disease Eric R. Braverman New research in nutrition and weight loss has revealed an amazing discovery: the brain—virtually neglected in all other diet plans—is the most important organ in dieting. Dieters can actually lose weight by eating foods, nutrients, teas, and spices that change the chemical balance of the brain for permanent weight loss—a major factor contributing to how quickly the body ages. In fact, everyone can take years off their age by changing their brain chemistry.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Diseases Dr. Alan Christianson Controlling health when metabolism is out-of-control. The thyroid is the body's energy center, working to set the metabolism. It can be underactive or work too fast. It is susceptible to cancer and other health issues, more often in women than men. And its symptoms are varying and hard to identify. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease sifts through the vast amount of conflicting advice to help readers learn how to seek appropriate treatment for their individual situation. • Covers Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism, as well as Goiter, Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's Disease, Thyroid Cancer, and adrenal gland diseases • Thyroid's role in PMS, infertility, and postpartum depression.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pain Relief Alpana Gowda M.D. Practical help for the millions who suffer. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Pain Relief offers readers advice on how to live with, manage, and treat their specific symptoms as they occur, and get quick and lasting relief from their discomfort through both traditional medical and alternative therapies. Includes the major sources of pain from head and back aches to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia Clear and accessible information from a certified medical expert Covers the impact of diet and exercise on pain relief According to the National Institute of Health, over seventy-six million Americans suffer from sustained pain every day.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digestive Health Dustin Garth James M.D. Start to digest easily with some food for though... Providing relief for a growing problem in America, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Digestive Health covers the digestive issues affecting over 95 million people. It is a powerful combination of medical, dietary, and natural therapy to help sufferers and prevent their disorders from recurring. Provides an overview of symptoms and tests to help diagnose conditions Covers a variety of disorders including ulcers, IBS, reflux, celiac disease, gastritis, Crohn's disease, colitis, and chronic diarrhea A full range of medical treatments Dietary and natural protocols to help relieve conditions
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boosting your Metabolism Dr. Joseph Lee Klapper Make your body work for its own good. In The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Boosting Your Metabolism, noted cardiologist Dr. Joseph Lee Klapper takes readers from what the metabolism is and how it works through the many ways to raise it,including by what we eat and drink, both independently and in combination. Also, Dr. Klapper’s exercise plan helps readers to reduce fat and increase muscle, and his recipes show readers how delicious it can be to be a booster!
You Being Beautiful Michael F. Roizen We may not like to admit it, but we think about how we look every single day. Many times a day. When we step out of the shower. When we pass a mirror or a storefront window. When we see an actress on the TV screen. How we look to ourselves and how we appear to the world around us is important to us. It's often on our minds. And that's OK. While it may seem a little superficial, it's really just part of being human. Scientists say that our innate drive to look attractive, fit, and healthy is rooted in our DNA. And that makes complete sense. When you look good outside, you feel good inside. When you feel good inside and out, your body is healthier. A healthier, more attractive body is one that performs better in all aspects of life, including on the job and in relationships.
What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More M.D. Pamela Wartian Smith Almost 75 percent of health and longevity is based on lifestyle,environment, and nutrition. Yet even if you follow a healthful diet, you probably don t get all the nutrients you need to prevent disease. In What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More, Dr. Pamela Smith explains how you can maintain health through the use of nutrients. Part One of this easy-to-use guide discusses the individual nutrients necessary for good health. Part Two offers personalized nutritional programs for people with a wide variety of health concerns. People without prior medical problems can look to Part Three for their supplementation plans.
The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book Nancy Pauling Bruning With more than 300,000 copies in print, The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book is a trusted resource for people seeking to make sense of the plethora of information about nutritional supplements. Now in its fourth edition, this book provides up-to-date scientific validation for the use of dietary supplementation in both the treatment and prevention of disease and for overall optimum health-the very facts that are not made available to consumers when they purchase supplements. In this fully revised and updated fourth edition, readers will find: - complete usage and dosage recommendations for the twenty-eight basic vitamins and minerals that every person needs to promote health and to slow aging; - advanced recommendations for special conditions that may require additional supplementation; and - quick-reference charts and tables for easily updating supplement regimens.
Your Best Investment Edwin Lee In his new book, Your Best Investment: Secrets to a Healthy Body and Mind, Dr. Edwin Lee reveals several truths behind obesity, high blood pressure, infertility, autoimmune disease, memory loss, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Dr. Lee then explores the common link shared by all these health concerns: high insulin levels. His book also features a nutrition plan with recipes. Based on numerous medical studies, Dr. Lee’s comprehensive nutrition plan includes recipes - created specifically for his innovative, two-phase meal guide - by nutritionists Alison Gordon and Laura Gavin. “There is a growing rift between those who let society tell them what to eat and how to live, and those who decide for themselves what they should be eating for their optimal nutrition and better health. My book educates readers on how best to make those all-important decisions,” says Dr. Lee. Dr. Mark Houston, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical School, had this to say: “Dr. Lee will forever change your perception of how simple applications of optimal nutrition can transform your life. This is the diet book that you definitely need to embrace and fully understand.”
Cracking the Metabolic Code James B. LaValle Doctors traditionally prescribe a pill for every ill. But for most people, these single solutions don't work. The truth is, most chronic health problems, including stubborn weight gain, unbeatable fatigue, intestinal distress, high blood pressure, creeping cholesterol, and high blood sugar, are not found in simply one organ, but in several parts of the body (often times in twos and threes). This is the result of years of slow, subtle challenges to your metabolism, which is as unique as you are. Your lifestyle habits, stess level, prescription drug use, and relationships, as well as the genes you inherit and the environment in which you live-in effect, the sum total of your life expierence up to this day-determine your personal metabolism and, in turn, your current state of health.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Total Nutrition M.S., R.D., C.D.N., Joy Bauer Good health starts with good nutrition. With all the constant debate over diet fads, proper nutrition is slipping through the cracks. This revised and updated guide places the emphasis on good health by informing families of everything they need to know to get the best nutrition—from daily vitamin and mineral intake and facts about fats and cholesterol, to advice on shopping for healthy foods, and much more. -Includes updates to the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid -New numbers for blood pressure and sodium intake -A section on helping overweight children -New fiber recommendations for kids -A new section on macrobiotics and raw diets
Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome James Wilson This is an incredibly informative and reader-friendly book about a common debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated. ADRENAL FATIGUE: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome is a very empowering work cram-packed with vital information about a condition that very likely affects millions of people.
The Relaxation Response Herbert Benson When Dr. Herbert Benson introduced this simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieving stress twenty-five years ag, his book became an instant national bestseller. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret--without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress. Discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic approach is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten to twenty minutes of practice twice a day.
Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression James S. Gordon M.D. Despite the billions spent on prescription anti-depressant drugs and psychotherapy, people everywhere continue to grapple with depression. James Gordon, one of the nation's most respected psychiatrists, now offers a practical and effective way to get unstuck. Drawing on forty years of pioneering work, Unstuck is Gordon's seven-stage program for relief through food and nutritional supplements; Chinese medicine; movement, exercise, and dance; psychotherapy, meditation, and guided imagery; and spiritual practice. The result is a remarkable guide that puts the power to change in the hands of those ready to say "no" to suffering and drugs and "yes" to hope and happiness.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Detoxing Your Body Delia Quigley Toxic substances find a way into our bodies through air, water, food, and even household products. When these toxins build up in our bodies faster than we can get rid of them, we may experience premature aging, lethargy, chronic illness, and weight gain. This indispensable guide explains the why's and how's of detoxification and gives readers the tools to rid their bodies of toxins and enjoy a more vibrant, healthy life.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health William Davis A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems. Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch. After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic—and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness beinld to the American public as “wheat”—and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle. Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.
The Complete Artist’s Way Julia Cameron For the millions of readers who have experienced the rich rewards of following any or all of Julia Cameron's three twelve-week programs for creative recovery, here is a gorgeous cloth-bound edition that includes The Artist's Way, Walking in This World, and Finding Water. In her introduction, Cameron reflects on the artist's journey and provides deep insights into how readers may set about cultivating a more creative and spiritually rewarding existence by using the principles contained in these books.



HEALTHY SEXUAL LIVING

I Love Female Orgasm: An Extraordinary Orgasm Guide Dorian Solot & Marshall Miller Whether you’re celebrating your thousandth female orgasm, searching for your first, or cheering on your girlfriend or wife, women and men across the country agree: I Love Female Orgasm!I Love Female Orgasm is crammed with everything you want to know about the big O, including: How to have an orgasm during intercourse-and why most women don’t Directions on finding your way to the G-spot Detailed advice on how to have your first orgasm Advice for better oral sex Tips on surfing waves of multiple orgasms (even if you usually have just one) The truth about female ejaculation (yes, it exists!) Answers to your questions about vibrators, sex toys, piercings, and more The real deal on orgasms for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women An entire chapter for men on how to turn her on and get her off, plus tips for partners in every chapter Solot and Miller have spoken to thousands of men and women and surveyed thousands more about their experiences with female orgasm. Here they share all that they’ve learned--plus give you a sneak peek behind bedroom doors as women and men share their favorite moves, mistakes to avoid, and best “oh, yeah!” moments.
How to Have an Orgasm . . . As Often As You Want: Life-Changing Sexual Secrets for Women and Their Partners Rachel Swift It's a simple and pleasant experience that millions of women struggle with on a regular basis: having an orgasm. After years of frustrating, orgasmless sex, Rachel Swift chose to confront the problem. She devised a remarkable plan to teach herself to have an orgasm—as often as she wanted. How to Have an Orgasm ... As Often as You Want is her bestselling courageous, witty, and controversial guide that has successfully helped women throughout the world better understand how orgasms work and how to have more enjoyable, fulfilling sexual experiences—with or without the full cooperation of their partners. In clear, honest language focused on realities, not ideals, Swift covers all of the emotional and physical aspects involved in mastering the female orgasm, and offers straightforward steps for achieving it. This is essential reading for every woman who's ever had trouble reaching orgasm and wants to find out how to transform her sex life forever.
Lessons for Lovers: Become Sexually Fluent in 7 Easy Lessons Emily Dubberley & Anka Radakovich An easy fun, comprehensive course in language a techniques to improve your sexual enjoyment.
Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Program for Women Julia Heiman Are you shy or self-conscious when it comes to sex? Do you want to learn how to enhance the pleasure you derive from sex? The revised and expanded edition of Becoming Orgasmic provides a program designed to help anyone overcome the myriad obstacles to complete sexual satisfaction. Whether married or single, young or old, the program presented in these pages will help you feel comfortable with yourself and your ideas about sex and enable you to grow as a person. Becoming Orgasmic will help you: Evaluate your sexual history and put it in perspective, Explore your body through touch, Understand the effects of pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause on sexual desire and response, Be comfortable with your body and yourself as a woman, Share self-discovery with your partner, Find techniques to try if something turns you off, Overcome the fear of orgasm
A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God's Gift of Sexual Intimacy Douglas E. Rosenau Dr. Douglas Rosenau is a licensed psychologist, and a Christian sex therapist who has for the past seventeen years used his training in theology and counseling to help Christian couples enrich and reclaim God's wonderful gift of sexuality within marriage. A Celebration of Sex answers specific, often unasked questions about sexual topics, presents married couples with detailed techniques and behavioral skills for deepening sexual pleasure and intimate companionship, and is an excellent tool for premarital education.
Younger (Sexier) You: Look and Feel 15 Years Younger by Having the Best Sex of Your Life Eric R. Braverman Just as he applies the latest brain science to help readers achieve lasting weight loss, Dr. Eric Braverman uses the most up-to-date research to explain how great sex contributes to great health, helping us stay young and fit, improving cognitive function, boosting the immune system, and more.Beginning with a discussion of the brain and a quiz to help each reader determine his or her sex quotient, or SexQ, Dr. Braverman reveals how bioidentical hormones, nutrients, and diet can alter the brain’s chemistry so that anyone can attain all four areas of great sex: libido, intimacy, stamina, and satisfaction.
What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do: Sex & Intimacy Henry Cloud Based on the incredible success of the book. What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer a line of books that address specific crises and some of the most prevalent problems facing our culture today. These books give readers a starting point to deal with their problems. Beautifully designed in a full-color small format, these books are perfect for giving to a friend in distress.



HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY:

The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: The New Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Autism and More Paul G. Harch M.D. & Virginia McCullough When Randy McCloy, Jr., the sole survivor of the Sago Mine disaster, finally walked out of the hospital to rejoin his family, it was in part due to the miracle of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is based on an almost laughably simple idea: Oxygen can be used therapeutically for a wide range of conditions where tissues have been damaged by oxygen deprivation. Restore that oxygen, goes the logical thinking, and you can restore much of the lost function.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Neubauer and Walker - Dr. Morton Walker Health Book) Richard A. Neubauer It can help reverse the effects of strokes and head injuries. It can help heal damaged tissues. It can fight infections and diseases. It can save limbs. The treatment is here, now, and is being successfully used to benefit thousands of patients throughout the country. This treatment is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Safe and painless, HBOT uses pressurized oxygen administered in special chambers. It has been used for years to treat divers with the bends, a serious illness caused by overly rapid ascensions. As time has gone on, however, doctors have discovered other applications for this remarkable treatment. In Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Dr. Richard Neubauer and Dr. Morton Walker explain how this treatment overcomes hypoxia, or oxygen starvation in the tissues, by flooding the body's fluids with life-giving oxygen. In this way, HBOT can help people with strokes, head and spinal cord inquiries, and multiple sclerosis regain speech and mobility. When used to treat accident and fire victims. HBOT can promote the faster, cleaner healing of wounds and burns, and can aid those overcome with smoke inhalation. It can be used to treat other types of injuries, including damage caused by radiation treatment and skin surgery, and fractures that won't heal. HBOT can also help people overcome a variety of serious infections, ranging from AIDS to Lyme disease. And, as Dr. Neubauer and Dr. Walker point out, it can do all of this by working hand in hand with other treatments, including surgery, without creating additional side effects and complications.
The Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Cerebral Palsy and the Brain-Injured Child James T. Joiner The purpose of this symposium was to present and discuss the use of hyperbaric oxygenation treatment and certain ancillary procedures for cerebral palsy and the brain-injured child. Worldwide data as well as research being accomplished on the subject was covered. Some of the leading international clinicians, physicians, scientists, and active parental forerunners in the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for these children took part in the many presentations and discussions. This provided a unique opportunity for each of these groups to interact with those from other countries to share clinical results, new ideas and successful protocols. It brought together those who are working with hyperbaric oxygenation and others who are working on newer, promising methods designed to assist children with cerebral palsy and brain injuries.
Physiology and Medicine of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, 1e Tom S. Neuman MD FACP FACPM Written by internationally recognized leaders in hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) research and practice, this exciting new book provides evidence-based, practical, useful information for anyone involved in HBOT. It outlines the physiologic principles that constitute the basis for understanding the clinical implications for treatment and describes recent advances and current research, along with new approaches to therapy. This book is an essential tool for anyone who cares for patients with difficult-to-heal wounds, wounds from radiation therapy, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more.
Textbook Of Hyperbaric Medicine K. K. Jain This textbook, now appearing in its 5th, fully updated, and expanded edition, has become widely recognized as the best exposition available on the topic of hyperbaric medicine and the wide range of applications of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). In addition to explaining the basic principles of HBO therapy, and its application in carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness, the textbook looks objectively and critically at its use in numerous other areas, such as stroke, neurological disorders, traumatology and wound healing, infectious diseases, rehabilitation and sports medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, obstetrics, pediatrics, organ transplantation, and as an adjunct to the treatment cancer. With over 2000 up-to-date references and an extensive index, the volume is not just a textbook suitable for those seeking an introduction to this expanding field but also an invaluable resource for specialists. Also included is a chapter on hyperbaric medicine as a specialty, with recommendations on training, practice, and research. Worldwide review of hyperbaric facilities indicates considerable progress and expansion of use of HBO in the United States.
Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Cerebral Palsy and the Brain Injured Child: A Promising Treatment Richard A. Neubauer This book is a complete guide for caregivers of children with cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injuries who are considering using hyperbaric oxygenation therapy. Written in a semi-scientific manner, the information should also be of value to physicians, researchers, and insurance providers seeking accurate and proven insight about the value of hyperbaric oxygenation therapy for children.
Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, 3rd Edition Eric P. Kindwall and Harry T. Whelan Widely acknowledged as the definitive reference source of its kind, Hyperbaric Medicine Practice is back in a new 3rd Edition. With contributions from an impressive list of world experts, the material covered in this text is authoritative and wide-ranging, and once again combines to solidify this text as the standard in the field of hyperbaric medicine.
Hyperbaric Oxygen for Neurological Disorders John H. Zhang Md PhD Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) has been used as a therapeutic or an alternative therapeutic strategy for neurological diseases for many years. However, for most neurological diseases, HBO is being used without FDA and UHMS approval and therefore HBO is used to treat neurological diseases in mostly free-standing clinics. One of the key issues that has prevented HBO becoming part of mainstream medicine for neurological diseases is the lack of scientific evidence to support a possible neuroprotective effect of HBO. That is the reason for publishing this book.
Flood Your Body with Oxygen Ed McCabe Flood Your Body With Oxygen is "Mr. Oxygen" Ed McCabe's follow-up to his best-seller Oxygen Therapies, and is the seminal work on the subject and encompasses its' entirety. DISEASES CAN'T LIVE IN ACTIVE OXYGEN. Proven safe solutions for all the major problems facing our health, our animals, our food supply, and our environment are explained simply and backed up with testimonials and industry and medical cites. Complete explanations and usage of all known Oxygen Therapies. Referrals.



INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, SELLING, PROCRASTINATION:

Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags Linda Rottenberg These days taking chances isn’t just for college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a mom-and-pop, everybody needs to think and act like an entrepreneur. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring—and maybe even a little crazy—or risk being left behind.But how do you take smart risks without risking it all? That’s Linda Rottenberg’s expertise. As the cofounder and CEO of Endeavor, the world’s leading organization dedicated to supporting fast-growing entrepreneurs, she’s spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold and execute smart.
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Brian Tracy The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 450,000 copies sold and translated into 23 languages) provides the 21 most effective methods for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. This new edition is revised and updated throughout, and includes brand new information on how to keep technology from dominating our time.
No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline Brian Tracy Most people think success comes from good luck or enormous talent, but many successful people achieve their accomplishments in a simpler way: through self-discipline. No Excuses! shows you how you can achieve success in all three major areas of your life, including your personal goals, business and money goals, and overall happiness. Each of the 21 chapters in this book shows you how to be more disciplined in one aspect of your life, with end-of-chapter exercises to help you apply the "no excuses" approach to your own life. With these guidelines, you can learn how to be more successful in everything you do--instead of wistfully envying others you think are just "luckier" than you. A little self-discipline goes a long way…so stop making excuses and read this book!
The Psychology of Selling: Increase Your Sales Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible Brian Tracy Double and triple your sales—in any market. The purpose of this book is to give you a series of ideas, methods, strategies, and techniques that you can use immediately to make more sales, faster and easier than ever before. It’s a promise of prosperity that sales guru Brian Tracy has seen fulfilled again and again. More sales people have become millionaires as a result of listening to and applying his ideas than from any other sales training process ever developed.
Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want -- Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible Brian Tracy Tracy presents a simple, powerful, and effective system for setting and achieving goals—a method that has been used by more than one million people to achieve extraordinary things. In this revised and expanded second edition he has added three new chapters addressing areas in which goals can be most rewarding but also the toughest to set and keep: finances, family, and health. Using the twenty-one strategies Tracy outlines, you’ll be able to accomplish any goals you set for yourself—no matter how big. You’ll discover how to determine your own strengths, what you truly value in life, and what you really want to accomplish in the years ahead. Tracy shows how to build your self-esteem and self-confidence, approach every problem or obstacle effectively, overcome difficulties, respond to challenges, and continue forward toward your goals, no matter what happens. Most importantly, you’ll learn a system for achievement that you will use for the rest of your life.
Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed Brian Tracy Brian Tracy is one of the world's leading authorities on success and personal achievement, addressing more than 100,000 men and women each year in public and private seminars. In Maximum Achievement, he gives you a powerful, proven system -- based on twenty-five years of research and practice -- that you can apply immediately to get better results in every area of your life. You learn ideas, concepts, and methods used by high-achieving people in every field everywhere. You learn how to unlock your individual potential for personal greatness. You will immediately become more positive, persuasive, and powerfully focused in everything you do. Many of the more than one million graduates of the seminar program upon which this book is based have dramatically increased their income and improved their lives in every respect.
The Power of Self-Confidence: Become Unstoppable, Irresistible, and Unafraid in Every Area of Your Life Brian Tracy What one great goal would you set if you knew you could not fail? What wonderful things would you want to do with your life if you were guaranteed success in anything you attempted? Your level of self-confidence determines the size of the goals you set, the energy and determination that you focus on achieving them, and the amount of persistence you apply to overcoming every obstacle. In this powerful, practical book based on work with more than 5 million executives, entrepreneurs, sales professionals, and ambitious people in more than sixty countries, you learn how to develop unshakable self-confidence in every area of your life. The Power of Self-Confidence explains how to increase your "mental fitness" by thinking like top performers in every field. Little by little, you build up and maintain ever-higher levels of self-confidence in everything you do. Self-confidence allows you to move out of your comfort zone and take risks without any guarantees. With step-by-step guidance, author Brian Tracy will help you build the foundations of lifelong self-confidence. You discover how to determine what you really want, and unleash your personal powers to accomplish it.
The Power of Charm: How to Win Anyone Over in Any Situation Brian Tracy Everyone wants to be charming - but most people don't realize just how dramatically charm can improve both their social lives and business relationships. In "The Power of Charm", personal success expert, Brian Tracy gives readers the tools they need to become more captivating and persuasive in any situation. From mastering body language to energising negotiation skills - and everything in between - this powerful book shows how anyone can become more charming, and make their greatest dreams come true. This is an extremely accessible and affordable new book by Tracy on a personal success topic he has never written on before. Brian's most popular success books, such as "Focal Point and Goals", focus on a single simple skill or behaviour. In fact, "Eat that Frog" is his top seller, and it - like "The Power of Charm" - is a short, affordable little book...and it has sold, and sold!



LGBT BOOK LIST

Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas & Sabine Lang This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non-Indians, anthropologists and others, in an exploration of gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, trans-gendered, and other "marked" Native Americans. Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people - individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose behaviors or beliefs may sometimes be interpreted by others as uncharacteristic of their sex - this book is the first to provide an intimate look at how many two-spirit people feel about themselves, how other Native Americans treat them, and how anthropologists and other scholars interpret them and their cultures.
Toby's Lie: A Novel Daniel Vilmure Toby Sligh has one ambition to come out in spectacular fashion by dancing with his boyfriend at his Catholic high school Prom. Unfortunately, revealing the truth about his sexuality is the least of his worries. His mother has inexplicably moved out; his father is drowning his sorrows in beer; his best friend, a crack dealer pursued by both the law and the mob, has asked him to hide his stash; and Ian, his boyfriend, is becoming increasingly more aloof. In the midst of this turmoil, Toby meets Father Scarcross, a mysterious priest suffering with AIDS who tells him to search for the truth about life, and about himself. In a world where nothing is what it seems, and everyone has a past to conceal, Toby makes a dizzying high-speed journey through the playgrounds and hospitals, bedrooms and classrooms, backseats and back alleys of his shadow existencecoping with drug deals, blackmail, bomb threats, AIDS, death, and betrayed love. The stunning finale draws together the tangled threads of his life in a masterful mix of pathos, irreverent humor, and shocking revelations.
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World Alan Downs Whether he is flamboyantly fashionable with a body chiseled to perfection or chronically dissatisfied and without lasting relationships, the stereotypical extremes of male gay behavior are fueled by the same dark force: shame.The inevitable byproduct of growing up gay in a straight man’s world, the experience of shame in childhood and adolescence sends a boy the message that he is other and that he is worthless. To avoid feeling shameful later in life—and even after he is no longer explicitly shamed by his sexuality—a gay man will quietly rage against the memory of this message and strive to excel dramatically to prove it wrong. The stereotypical manifestation of this inner battle is a gay man’s success in the arts, fashion and in his body image; as with all the other forms of beauty, creativity and success, he is hiding behind the facades he creates.



LIVING WITH ADDICTS BOOK LIST

Courage to Change: One Dat at a Time in Al-Anon 2 Al-Anon Family Group Head Inc The daily meditations, reminders, and prayers from Courage to Change help families encourge their recovering alcoholic loved ones and point to Al-Anon's impact as a vital part of recovery.
Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself Candace Plattor Are you feeling exasperated and helpless about your family member's addiction? Are you at your wit's end, having tried everything you can think of to make them stop? If someone you love is engaging in addictive behaviors such as alcohol and drug misuse, eating disorders, smoking, gambling, Internet addiction, sex addiction, compulsive over-spending, or relationship addiction, you are undoubtedly experiencing unpredictability in your relationship. Some of the most common emotions you will experience include: guilt and shame; anger and anxiety; confusion and powerlessness. Whether the addict in your life is your spouse, partner, parent, child, friend, or colleague, the key to changing this reality for yourself lies in shifting your focus from your loved one's addiction to your own self-care. This book presents a dramatically fresh approach to help you get off the roller-coaster chaos of addiction, maintain your own sanity and serenity, and live your best life.
The Healing Journey for Adult Children of Alcoholics Daryl E. Quick I feel like people leave me abandoned all the time. Sometimes I'm so afraid for what seems like no reason. I just don't seem to have any energy. Why do the same thoughts keep racing through my mind? I usually don't feel happy or sad. If there isn't real excitement, I feel bored. I want to be close to people, but I just never make it. Do you see yourself in this list? Children of alcoholic parents have suffered wounds that affect their lives for years to come. They learn to protect themselves from the pattern of hurt that they have come to expect in life. The results of such constant vigilance against pain can range from ulcers, sleeplessness, addictions, depression and anger to a string of broken relationships. But adult children of alcoholics can go through a healing journey that will help them recover from their painful past and be set free to live as God intended. Daryl Quick takes readers step by step through new ways of feeling, thinking and acting that will replace the ineffective patterns they have been locked into for years. With moving stories and helpful exercises, Quick shows how adult children of alcoholics can find hope and healing. A book for those who want to recover from their past.
It's Not Okay to Be a Cannibal: How to Keep Addiction from Eating Your Family Alive Andrew T Wainwright & Robert Poznanovich Two of today's top addiction consultants guide families devastated by a loved one's addiction. As countless families can attest, addiction is a disease that destroys families, not just individuals. Secrecy, depression, anger, and confusion are hallmark traits of addicted families. Addiction wrecks the family's home life, consumes the family's financial resources, and depletes the family's emotional reserves. Now, having helped thousands of families confront addiction, two of the nation's leading interventionists, Robert Poznanovich and Andrew T. Wainwright, have created a survival guide for families. With compelling case histories and real-life scenarios, the authors set forth a practical course of action for families to break free from the grip of addiction, a process that culminates with an intervention for the addict. The process liberates and forever changes the family. Even if the addict refuses treatment, truth about addiction has been spoken during the intervention and the family is free to move ahead with or without the addict.
The Recovery Book Arlene Eisenberg A unique collaboration between Dr. Al Mooney, head of the Willingway Hospital, Arlene Eisenberg, coauthor of the What to Expect books, and medical journalist Howard Eisenberg, The Recovery Bookis the first book to explain exactly what a recovering addict and his or her family will face during every stage of living clean and sober. The authors provide a wealth of information on in- and out-patient services, support groups, family relationships, temptations, and worries. Hundreds of questions and answers address every particular of what a person in recovery can expect, from mental and physical health concerns to why a former cocaine addict should not use Windex. What withdrawal is like. When the euphoria of not drinking wanes. Feeling uncomfortable at AA. Regaining trust. Sleep problems. What to tell co-workers. Twenty ways to dump depression and anxiety. Making and using leisure time. Learning what normal is. From detox to the three phases of recovery--Saving Your Life, Enriching Your Life, Prolonging Your Life--The Recovery Book leads addicts through recovery's highs, lows, pitfalls, and challenges.
Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister and Not Lose Yourself Patricia Olsen In the vein of Adult Children of Alcoholics comes the first book geared specifically to the siblings of alcoholics. Patricia Olsen, sister of two alcoholic brothers, shares her personal experiences along with interviews with other sober siblings, while Petros Levounis, M.D., the director of The Addiction Institute of New York and chief of addiction psychology at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City, offers expert advice. Whether the alcoholic is in recovery or relapsed, in AA or therapy, Sober Siblings helps brothers and sisters gain greater awareness of their own situation, offering practical wisdom and suggestions on: feelings of shame, frustration, hopelessness, and anger; the difference between helping and enabling; setting boundaries; the nature of alcoholism; coaddictions; and how to help your sibling while not losing yourself.



MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT BOOK LIST

Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain William J. Walsh Nutrient Power presents a science-based nutrient therapy system that can help millions of people diagnosed with mental disorders. The author’s database containing millions of chemical factors in blood, urine, and tissues has identified brain-changing nutrient imbalances in patients diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, behavior disorders, depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease. This book describes individualized nutrient therapy treatments that have produced thousands of reports of recovery. Walsh’s approach is more scientific than the trial-and-error use of psychiatric drugs and is aimed at a true normalization of the brain.
The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force Jeffrey M. Schwartz & Sharon Begley A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind–and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain. Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own.Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. Their work has its basis in our emerging understanding of adult neuroplasticity–the brain's ability to be rewired not just in childhood, but throughout life, a trait only recently established by neuroscientists.
Counseling with Choice Therapy M.D. Glasser William In Counseling with Choice Theory, Dr. William Glasser takes readers into his consulting room and illustrates, through a series of conversations with his patients, exactly how he puts his popular therapeutic theories into practice. These vivid, almost novelistic case histories bring Dr. Glasser's therapy to life and show readers how to get rid of the controlling, punishing I know what's right for you psychology that crops up in most situations when people face conflict with one another. Practical and readable, Counseling with Choice Theory is Dr. Glasser's most accessible book in years.
Choice Theory In The Classroom M.D. Glasser William William Glasser, M.D., puts his successful choice theory to work in our schools--with a new approach in increasing student motivation. "Dr. Glasser translates choice theory into a productive, classroom model of team learning with emphasis on satisfaction and excitement. Working in small teams, students find that knowledge contributes to power, friendship and fun. Because content and the necessary student collaboration skills must be taught, teachers need to develop skills if they are to use this model successfully. The dividends are 'turned-on ' students and satisfied teachers." --Madeline Hunter, University of California at Los Angeles "Choice Theory in the Classroom is a landmark book, without question one of the most important and useful books for teachers to appear in a long while. Written with rare lucidity and grace, the book has numerous instantly usable ideas that will contribute fundamentally to the success of classroom teachers.
Learning From Our Mistakes Patrick Casement This book focuses on the issue of mistakes in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy--the inevitability of making them, as far as possible how to avoid them, and what therapists can do to transform potential disasters into a means for growth in themselves as well as the patient. Further developing the creative therapeutic approach first elaborated in his classic Learning from the Patient, distinguished clinician and author Patrick Casement makes a compelling case for being open-minded rather than dogmatic in clinical practice. He shows how analysts can become blind to their own mistakes, and even more significantly, can fail to recognize when their efforts to guide or control the therapeutic process have become a problem for the patient. A wealth of evocative case material is used to illustrate how the process of internal supervision can facilitate heightened awareness of the patient's experience within the clinical encounter.
Spiritual Envy Michael Krasny As the host of one of National Public Radio’s most popular interview programs, Michael Krasny has spent decades leading conversations on every imaginable topic and discussing life’s most important questions with the foremost thinkers of our time. Now he brings his wide-ranging knowledge and perceptive intelligence to a thoughtful and thought-provoking exploration of belief — and lack of belief. Many books and pundits advocate for a specific God, while others adamantly declare there is no God. Yet these strident viewpoints often speak right past each other, rarely convincing anyone but the already convinced. In Spiritual Envy, Krasny helps believers and nonbelievers alike understand their own questions about faith and religion, about God and human responsibility.
Leading With A Limp Dan B. Allender Pick up most leadership books and you’ll find strategies for leveraging your power and minimizing your areas of weakness. But rather than work against your weakness, why not draw from a deeper well of strength? God favors leaders who make the most of the power that comes from brokenness. Go ahead and take full advantage of your flaws. The most effective leaders don’t rise to power in spite of their weakness; they lead with power because of their weakness. It is their authenticity in limping leadership that compels others to follow them. Flawed leaders are successful because they’re not preoccupied with protecting their image. They are undaunted by chaos and complexity. And they are ready to risk failure in moving an organization from what is to what should be.
Healing Anxiety and Depression Daniel G. Amen Dr. Daniel Amen-a pioneer in uncovering the connections between the brain and behavior-presents his revolutionary approach to treating anxiety and depressive disorders. Healing Anxiety and Depression reveals the major anxiety and depression centers of the brain, offers guidelines and diagnostic tools to determine the specific type of anxiety and depression, and provides a comprehensive program for treating each type. Based on new brain science-and featuring treatment plans that include medication, diet, supplements, exercise, and social and therapeutic support-this groundbreaking book will help readers conquer these potentially devastating disorders and change the way they think about anxiety and depression.
The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees Nobuhiro Yoshimizu A new book on cancer treatment from Japan has been released. The book, "The Forth Treatment for Medical Refugees: Thermotherapy in the New Century," was written by Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, M.D., Ph.D., previous director of Yokohama General Hospital. .. Extensive research has been carried out by the doctor, & he has opened a clinic in Japan to assist people with infrared therapy. .. Dr. Yoshimizu uses the term "medical refugees" to describe those who have been sent home to die when surgery, chemotherapy or radiation have been ineffective and the wisdom of Western Medicine offers no further solution. Dr. Yoshimizu searched for an alternative. In particular, he looked for a device that would use "thermotherapy," which is a method of heating and killing cancer cells, while improving the body's immune system.
Patient Who Cured His Therapist And Other Stories of Unconventional Therapy Stanley Siegel In this entertaining, surprising, and thought-provoking book, family therapist Stanley Siegel challenges conventional therapeutic thinking with an unusual approach: instead of trying to "fix" clients, he encourages them to appreciate their own adaptive ingenuity. In the process, something remarkable almost always happens -- as in the case of the couple who solved their conflict only after literally building a wall within their home. These dozen stories demonstrate Siegel's convictions that the therapist has as much to learn as the patient, and that real healing is possible only when the healer truly respects his or her patients. <



NARCISISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER BOOK LIST

Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbedtd> Wendy T. Behary LCSW Do you know someone who is overly arrogant, shows an extreme lack of empathy, or exhibits an inflated sense of entitlement? Do they exploit others, or engage in magical thinking? These are all traits of narcissistic personality disorder, and when it comes to dealing with narcissists, it can be difficult to get your point across. So how do you handle the narcissistic people in your life? You might interact with them in social or professional settings, and you might even love one—so ignoring them isn’t really a practical solution. They're frustrating, and maybe even intimidating, but ultimately, you need to find a way of communicating effectively with them.
Narcissistic Loverstd> Cynthia Zayn In a revealing study of relationships where partners love themselves first, last, and always, Cynthia Zayn and Kevin Dibble help readers determine whether their partner is over the line and has narcissistic personality disorder. The book draws on the authors' research and interviews with a variety of men and women who've been narcissized. Featuring compelling stories and scenarios, Narcissistic Lovers helps victims understand the pain brought on by their abusers, shows why these self-loathers can't change, and offer hope for healing from their "N-fliction."
Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of inevitable Harm With Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists Sandra L. Brown The first book EVER written about the women who have loved psychopathic men! What are your temperament traits that have contributed to being attracted to, and tolerant of, the most dangerous of people? Sandra has done it again! She has rewritten the Women Who Love Psychopaths Book (an already Award Winning Book) to include some of the newest and most compelling evidence on Neuro-science and what brain differences actually exist in borderlines, narcissists, anti-social, sociopaths, and psychopaths. From brain region mal-formations to brain circuitry and brain chemical differences, these new sections of the book will blow away any theories about this being merely willful behavior on his part!
Help I am in Love With A Narcissist Steven Carter Written with the compassionate language that people have come to rely upon and expect from these proven relationship experts, this book goes beyond an explanation of the condition to help men and women avoid the self-destructive permanence of remaining with people incapable of loving anyone but themselves.
Personality Disorders in Modern Life Theodore Millon & Carrie M. Millon Exploring the continuum from normal personality traits to the diagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition is unique in its coverage of both important historical figures and contemporary theorists in the field. Its content spans all the major disorders-Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline-as well as their many subtypes.
Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist: How to End the Drama and Get on with Life Margalis Fjelstad Margalis Fjelstad describes how people get into a Caretaker role with a Borderline or Narcissist, and how they can get out. Caretakers give up their sense of self to become who and what the Borderline or Narcissist needs them to be. This compromises the Caretaker’s self-esteem, distorts their thinking processes, and locks them into a Victim-Persecutor-Rescuer pattern with the Borderline or Narcissist.
Difficult Personalities: It's Not You; It's Them William O'Donohue Some people are very, very tough to deal with and can make you miserable. This is a sad fact of life. This book will help you identify, understand and develop strategies to deal with toxic personalities that you encounter. Written by a prominent clinical psychologist and university professor it explains DSM diagnostic categories such as Anti-social Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder and others so that you can make a better determination of whether you are dealing with one of these kinds of indivduals, what science and clinical experience says about these, and most importantly how to deal more effectively with these.
Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder Bill Eddy & Randi Kreger Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better—many of these “persuasive blamers” leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get their way.
Loving The Self-Absorbed Nina Brown EdD LPC A narcissistic partner is forever putting his or her own needs first and is also demeaning, manipulative, controlling, and competitive. After the early stages of a relationship, the non-narcissist is usually left questioning her value. In this first book for the intimate partners of narcissists, find empowering strategies you can use to limit the destructive effect of your partner's behavior and get what you need out of your relationship. Learn the five types of destructive narcissism and how to recognize their effects on your relationship. The book reassures you that you are not helpless, and that you needn't give up on your relationship. Instead, the book offers realistic tips on living so that both of your needs are met.



OCD BOOK LIST

Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior Jeffrey M. Schwartz An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return. In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it's now used in academic treatment centers throughout the world. Proven by brain-imaging tests to actually alter the brain's chemistry, this method doesn't rely on psychopharmaceuticals. Instead, patients use cognitive self-therapy and behavior modification to develop new patterns of response to their obsessions
Getting Control Lee Baer Thoroughly revised and updated—the go-to book for OCD sufferers who want to master their fears and take charge of their lives. The first comprehensive guide to treating obsessive compulsive disorder based on clinically proven behavioral therapy techniques, Dr. Lee Baer’s Getting Control has been providing OCD sufferers with information and relief for more than twenty years. In the same easy-to-understand format as the original, this updated edition includes: Cutting-edge behavioral therapy techniques, Breakthrough advances in neuroscience, Brand new material on hoarding, Expanded sections on how families can help OCD sufferers.
STOP Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions Edna B. Foa Are you tormented by extremely distressing thoughts or persistent worries? Compelled to wash your hands repeatedly? Driven to repeat or check certain numbers, words, or actions? If you or someone you love suffers from these symptoms, you may be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from some form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. Once considered almost untreatable, OCD is now known to be a highly treatable disorder using behavior therapy. In this newly revised edition of Stop Obsessing! Drs. Foa and Wilson, internationally renowned authorities on the treatment of anxiety disorders, share their scientifically based and clinically proven self-help program that has already allowed thousands of men and women with OCD to enjoy a life free from excessive worries and rituals. You will discover: • Step-by-step programs for both mild and severe cases of OCD • The most effective ways to help you let go of your obsessions and gain control over your compulsions • New charts and fill-in guides to track progress and make exercises easier.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with OCD Ph.D. Cheryl Carmin A complex illness that is often difficult to identify, OCD affects approximately 6 million to 9 million Americans. In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified, clinical psychologist and OCD specialist Cheryl Carmin offers an enlightening and useful guide for anyone with OCD, their families, and friends. In clear and compassionate language, Dr. Carmin helps those who suffer from the illness understand the true nature of OCD, the factors that complicate its diagnosis, and the benefits of treatment through cognitive behavior therapy and/or medication.
Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques David Veale The Overcoming Series offers step-by-step guides to self-improvement based on the methods of cognitive behavioral therapy. The series aims to help readers conquer a broad range of disabling conditions—from worry to body image problems to obsessive compulsive disorder and more. Cognitive behavioral therapy was developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck and is now internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. Even when our situation does not change, if we change the self-defeating ways we think, we can make ourselves feel better. This positive, pragmatic approach is popular with therapists and patients alike. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in this series outline affordable and easy-to-follow treatment plans, and have provided tens of thousands of readers with the help they need to overcome self-defeating behavior and lead happier lives.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Conquering Obsessive Compulsive Behavior Bruce Mansbridge Ph.D. Over 6 million Americans and millions more around the world suffer from some degree of obsessive compulsive behavior. For the vast majority of these people, this behavior impacts the quality of their lives. However, OC behavior can be difficult to understand and even harder to change. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Conquering Obsessive Compulsive Behavior is a practical guide created specifically for middle range sufferers to help them overcome OC behavior and take back control of their lives.



PARENTING & ADOPTION BOOK LIST

Teach Your Children Well: Why Values and Coping Skills Matter More Than Grades, Trophies, or "Fat Envelopes" PhD Levine Madeline Psychologist Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestseller The Price of Privilege, brings together cutting-edge research and thirty years of clinical experience to explode once and for all the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. Teach Your Children Well is a toolbox for parents, providing information, relevant research and a series of exercises to help parents clarify a definition of success that is in line with their own values as well as their childrenís interests and abilities. Teach Your Children Well is a must-read for parents, educators, and therapists looking for tangible tools to help kids thrive in todayís high-stakes, competitive culture.
What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens Richard N. Bolles In today’s über-competitive climate, you can’t just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling—and tuition debt—makes sense for your chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs—along with all-new profiles of twentysomethings who’ve found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more—this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it’s packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be.
Helping Children Survive Divorce Dr. Archibald D. Hart How can children successfully survive the trauma of divorce? In friendly, heart-to-heart language, Archibald Hart offers divorced parents specific ways to help children cope with the psychological and social damage that comes with divorce.
Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky Without avoiding the grim statistics, this book reveals the real hope that hurting children can be healed through adoptive and foster parents, social workers, and others who care. Includes information on foreign adoptions.
Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids - A Guide for Parents and Professionals Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky The world is full of hurt children, and bringing one into your home can quickly derail the easy family life you once knew. Get effective suggestions, wisdom, and advice to parent the hurt child in your life. The best hope for tragedy prevention is knowledge!
Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents Deborah D. Gray Attaching in Adoption is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. This classic text provides practical parenting strategies designed to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. It explains what attachment is, how grief and trauma can affect children's emotional development, and how to improve attachment, respect, cooperation and trust. Parenting techniques are matched to children's emotional needs and stages, and checklists are included to help parents assess how their child is doing at each developmental stage.
Parenting With Love And Logic Foster Cline This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.
Playful Parenting Lawrence J. Cohen Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, play is children’s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That’s why “playful parenting” is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children.
Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting Ph.D. John Gottman & Joan Declaire Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships
The Challenging Child Stanley I. Greenspan Most children fall into five basic personality types that stem from inborn physical characteristics: the sensitive child, the self-absorbed child, the defiant child, the inattentive child, and the active/aggressive child. Stanley Greenspan, M.D., is the first to show parents how to match their parenting to the challenges of their particular child. He identifies and vividly describes these five universal temperaments and then, with great empathy, shows parents how each of these children actually experiences the world and how to use daily childrearing to enhance an individual child's strengths and talents.
Redirecting Children's Behavior Kathryn J. Kvols All families need a map to travel the rough roads of life more smoothly. Take Redirecting Children's Behavior as your guide. This comprehensive book will show you the path to peace within your family and beyond. Take off on a surprise journey with Kathryn Kvols to see how quickly your family can become close, cooperative, and respectful.
The Emotional Life of the Toddler Alicia F. Lieberman Although a number of books discuss the physical and cognitive abilities of the toddler, Lieberman's is the first to examine the varied and intense emotional life of children from ages 1 to 3. Drawing on her decades of research and clinical practice, the author addresses a multitude of commonly asked questions, including "Why is 'no' so often a toddler's favorite response?"
The Birth Of A Mother Daniel N. Stern & Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern As you prepare to become a mother, you face an experience unlike any other in your life. Having a baby will redirect your preferences and pleasures and, most likely, will realign some of your values.As you undergo this unique psychological transformation, you will be guided by new hopes, fears, and priorities. In a most startling way, having a child will influence all of your closest relationships and redefine your role in your family’s history.
The Expectant Father Armin A. Brott & Jennifer Ash This indispensable book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partner’s pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format and filled with sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as, how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and how to start a college fund. This volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. It also incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists.
Raising Your Spirited Child Mary Sheedy Kurcinka The spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more"—by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this revised edition of the award-winning classic, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, Kurcinka provides vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint.
Raising A.D.D. Kids (Amen Clinics Audio Series) (A.C.I. Clinical) Daniel G. Amen This is a must listen for any parent whose child has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Dr. Daniel Amen calls upon not only his many years of clinical experience in working with ADD kids and their parents, but also his personal experience of raising three ADD children himself! You'll learn what works and what doesn't when it comes to helping your ADD child reach their potential and succeed. Raising kids who have ADD can be very frustrating and it affects you, your child and your entire family structure. But, there is hope and help.
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk Adele Faber The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new Foreword—and available as an eBook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors. Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to: • Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment • Express your strong feelings without being hurtful • Engage your child's willing cooperation • Set firm limits and maintain goodwill • Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline • Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise • Resolve family conflicts peacefully
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too Adele Faber The #1 New York Times best-selling guide to reducing hostility and generating goodwill between siblings. Already best-selling authors with How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish turned their minds to the battle of the siblings. Parents themselves, they were determined to figure out how to help their children get along. The result was Siblings Without Rivalry. This wise, groundbreaking book gives parents the practical tools they need to cope with conflict, encourage cooperation, reduce competition, and make it possible for children to experience the joys of their special relationship. With humor and understanding—much gained from raising their own children—Faber and Mazlish explain how and when to intervene in fights, provide suggestions on how to help children channel their hostility into creative outlets, and demonstrate how to treat children unequally and still be fair.
Easy To Love, Difficult To Discipline: the 7 Basics Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation Becky A. Bailey Learn how to stop policing and pleading and become the parent you want to be. You love your children, but if you're like most parents, you don't always love their behavior. But how can you guide them without resorting to less-than-optimal behavior yourself? Dr. Becky Bailey's unusual and powerful approach to parenting has made thousands of families happier and healthier. Focusing on self-control and confidence-building for both parent and child, Dr. Bailey teaches a series of linked skills to help families move from turmoil to tranquility: 7 Powers for Self-Control to help parents model the behavior they want their kids to follow. These lead to: 7 Basic Discipline Skills to help children manage sticky situations at home and a t school, which will help your children develop: 7 Values for Living, such as integrity, respect, compassion, responsibility, and more. Dr. Bailey integrates these principles in a seven-week program that gets families off to a good start, offering plenty of real-life anecdotes that illustrate her methods at work.
Raising A Sensory Smart Child Lindsey Biel
For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory integration dysfunction, also known as sensory processing disorder, affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever. Learn: * How the senses actually work and integrate with each other * How and where to get the very best professional help * "Sensory diet" activities that meet your child's needs--including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings * Using "sensory smarts" to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems * The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools "sensory smart" * How to empower your child and teen in the world * Complementary therapies, resources, and helpful web sites.

Worried All The Time David Anderegg
A much-needed book for parents about themselves. In the tradition of Dr. Benjamin Spock, who in 1946 revolutionized parenting with the famous opening words of his classic child-rearing guide, "You know more than you think you know," child and family therapist David Anderegg reminds contemporary parents that "parenting is not rocket science. It's not even Chem 101." So why do those of us with children worry so much? Whether they're thinking about school violence or getting a child into the right college, American moms and dads are a pretty worried crowd. Even though most American families are safer and healthier today than at any other time in our history, studies show that parental worrying has, in recent years, reached an all-time high. In Worried All the Time, Dr. Anderegg draws on social science research and his more than twenty years' experience as a therapist treating both parents and their children to clarify facts and fantasies about kids' lives today and the key issues that preoccupy parents. In the process, he offers a comforting and useful message: Parents are suffering needlessly -- and there are things they can do to take the edge off and focus on what their children really need. In Worried All the Time, Dr. Anderegg identifies some of the causes of worry in contemporary American families, including fewer children, exaggerated fear of competition, and overblown media reports of children at risk. Anderegg calls this the "tabloidization of children" and critiques the fashion for media portrayals of "children in crisis."

You'd Be So Pretty If . . . Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies--Even When We Don't Love Our Own Dara Chadwick From You’d Be So Pretty If... I grew up listening to my mom bemoan everything from the size of her thighs to the shape of her eyes. So you can imagine my dismay the first time someone exclaimed, “You look just like your mother!” Every mom wants her daughter to feel confident in her own skin, but may often unconsciously impose her own “body image blueprint.” Dara Chadwick’s You’d Be So Pretty If... reveals: • What girls learn when Mom diets • How to talk to your daughter about healthy eating and exercise habits • The trigger words that set off a body image crisis • How to recognize a budding eating disorder With humor and compassion, You’d Be So Pretty If... offers parents fresh and useful strategies for conveying that success isn’t negated by carrying extra pounds—or guaranteed by keeping them off.
Just Like His Father? Liane J. Leedom Your child is at risk if he has biologic relatives with ADHD, addiction or antisocial behavior. Recent scientific studies have shown that often these conditions are transmitted genetically in families. About 50% of the risk for these conditions is genetic and 50% is related to a person's early environment. While you can't change your child's genetics you can provide him/her with an environment that protects him from developing these conditions. Dr. Leedom, author, psychiatrist and herself a mother gives you the tools you need to parent an at risk child and provide him/her with the best possible environment. Remember, your at risk child's needs may be different from those of other children!
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children Ross W., PhD Greene What's an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration-crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication-but to no avail. They can't figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don't work for theirs; and they don't know what to do instead. Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren't attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren't passive, permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting.
How To Be The Parent You Always Wanted To Be Adele Faber Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish’s down-to-earth, respectful approach to parenting has improved the lives of countless families throughout the world. Now, the authors’ wisdom and advice are collected in this concise new edition of How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be—an essential workbook and audio guide to their widely embraced and empowering methods of parenting—uniquely designed for busy parents on the go. Faber and Mazlish address the struggles parents face every day. By listening to this recording and doing the workbook exercises, you’ll learn how to deal with your children’s strong emotions, Set firm limits and still maintain goodwill, Express your angry feelings without being hurtful, Engage your children’s cooperation, Resolve family conflicts peacefully
How To Talk So Kids Can Learn Adele Faber The leading experts on parent-child communication show parents and teachers how to motivate kids to learn and succeed in school. Using the unique communication strategies, down-to-earth dialogues, and delightful cartoons that are the hallmark of their multimillion-copy bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish show parents and teachers how to help children handle the everyday problems that interfere with learning.
Help Me I Am Sad David G. Fassler Until the early 1980s, there was no official diagnosis for depression in children. But children can, and do, become depressed. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health now estimates that 2.5 million youngsters under eighteen have experienced clinical depression--and the real number may be higher still. "Help Me, I?m Sad" discusses how to tell if your child is at risk; how to spot symptoms; depression’s link with other problems and its impact on the family; teen suicide; finding the right diagnosis, therapist, and treatment; and what you can do to help.
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential Peg Dawson & Richard Guare The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.
The Happy Stepmother: Stay Sane, Empower Yourself, Thrive in Your New Family Rachelle Katz As a stepmother, therapist and founder of the popular Web site stepsforstepmothers.com, Dr. Rachelle Katz knows all too well how challenging stepmotherhood can be. Based on thousands of in-depth interviews and the latest research, she's created a powerful program to help you alleviate stress and take care of yourself, Bond with your new family, Set and enforce clear boundaries, Get the respect you deserve, Strengthen your relationship.
Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents Jane Isay We raise our children to be independent and lead fulfilling lives, but when they finally do, staying close becomes more complicated than ever. And for every bewildered mother who wonders why her children don’t call, there is a frustrated son or daughter who just wants to be treated like a grownup. Now, renowned editor Jane Isay delivers the perfect gift to both parents and their adult children—real-life wisdom and advice on how to stay together without falling apart.
Every Child Has a Thinking Style Lanna Nakone Everyone has a natural thinking style-a set of preferences that helps with relating to the rest of the world. Using the latest research into how we think and learn, Lanna Nakone has divided children into four groups: penguins (maintainers), dogs (harmonizers), horses (innovators), and lions (prioritizers). For each type, an organized world is a safe haven. In this fresh, practical, and insightful guide, Lanna Nakone gives parents a new way to understand and encourage children's thinking styles, sensory preferences, gender, and personality tendencies to help them tailor their child's environment to make it a safe, more learning-friendly place. Stories, illustrations, and concrete step-by-step instructions show readers how to give children the support they need to reach their full potential.
Twelve Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child Laura J. Stevens In 12 Ways to Effectively Help Your ADD/ADHD Child, you'll discover that helping a child with ADD/ADHD is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. You have to identify the various biochemical and nutritional pieces and fit them together into a completed puzzle of a happy, healthy child. Improve diet, track down hidden food allergies, and identify and avoid inhalant allergens and chemical sensitivities. Included are menu suggestions, shopping tips, and 30 recipes to help parents deal with diet changes, such as avoiding artificial colors, milk, wheat, sugar, and chocolate.
Perfect Madness Judith Warner A lively and provocative look at the modern culture of motherhood and at the social, economic, and political forces that shaped current ideas about parenting. What is wrong with this picture? That's the question Judith Warner asks in this national bestseller after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern parenting--at anxious women at work and at home and in bed with unhappy husbands. When Warner had her first child, she was living in Paris, where parents routinely left their children home, with state-subsidized nannies, to join friends in the evening for dinner or to go on dates with their husbands. When she returned to the States, she was stunned by the cultural differences she found toward how people think about effective parenting--in particular, assumptions about motherhood.
Worried All the Time: Rediscovering the Joy in Parenthood in an Age of Anxiety David Anderegg Ph.D. In the tradition of Dr. Benjamin Spock, who in 1946 revolutionized parenting with the famous opening words of his classic child-rearing guide, "You know more than you think you know," child and family therapist David Anderegg reminds contemporary parents that "parenting is not rocket science. It's not even Chem 101." So why do those of us with children worry so much?
Mom's House, Dad's House: Making two homes for your child Isolina Ricci Ph.D. The groundbreaking classic, now revised, updated and expanded, covers the legal, financial and emotional realities of creating two happy and stable homes for children in the often difficult and confusing aftermath of a divorce.
Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience Peter A. Levine Ph.D. & Maggie Kline The number of anxious, depressed, hyperactive and withdrawn children is staggering—and still growing! Millions have experienced bullying, violence (real or in the media), abuse or sexual molestation. Many other kids have been traumatized from more “ordinary” ordeals such as terrifying medical procedures, accidents, loss and divorce. Trauma-Proofing Your Kidssends a lifeline to parents who wonder how they can help their worried and troubled children now.
Raising a Thinking Child: Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others Myrna Shure Stressing the importance of developing thinking skills in growing children, a parent's guide introduces the I Can Problem Solve program and explains the difference between teaching children what to think and how to think.
Raising a Thinking Child Workbook: Teaching Young Children How to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others Myrna Shure For parents of children ages 4-7. The Raising a Thinking Child Workbook is based on the highly acclaimed I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) approach for use in schools. The workbook, which is now available in Spanish, stands alone as a practical parenting manual and also serves as the ideal ICPS parent involvement component. Educators can use the workbook with parents to help reinforce ICPS classroom lessons at home. The workbook's pages are packed with dozens of activities that invite parents and children as young as four to play games, to draw, and to color the reproducible illustrations. And while children are having fun, they will also be learning ICPS thinking skills. Children learn how to think, not what to think. They learn to decide on solutions based on consequences.
Raising a Thinking Preteen: The "I Can Problem Solve" Program for 8- to 12- Year-Olds Myrna Shure In her bestselling Raising a Thinking Child, Myrna B. Shure introduced her nationally acclaimed "I Can Problem Solve" program, which helps four to seven-year-olds develop essential skills to resolve daily conflicts and think for themselves. With Raising a Thinking Preteen, Shure has tailored this plan especially for eight-to twelve-year-olds as they approach the unique challenges of adolescence.
Cool Down and Work Through Anger (Learning to Get Along) Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed. Everyone gets angry, so it’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry—but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively.
Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility, and Happiness Tamar E. Chansky A leading clinical expert in the fields of child cognitive behavior therapy and anxiety disorders, Dr. Tamar Chansky frequently counsels children (and their parents) whose negative thinking creates chronic or occasional emotional hurdles and impedes optimism, flexibility, and happiness. Now, in the first book that specifically focuses on negative thinking in kids, Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking, provides parents, caregivers, and clinicians the same clear, concise, and compassionate guidance that Dr. Chansky employed in her previous guides to relieving children from anxiety and obsessive compulsive symptoms.
Raising Children Who Think for Themselves Elisa Medhus Raising Children Who Think for Themselves, by Elisa Medhus, M.D., is the proud recipient of three highly prestigious awards: The 2002 Parent's Choice Award, The NAPPA Gold Award (National Parenting Publications Association,) and the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children Po Bronson One of the most influential books about children ever published, Nurture Shock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library's worth of conventional wisdom. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, the authors demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, NurtureShock gets to the core of how we grow, learn and live.
Liking the Child You Love: Build a Better Relationship with Your Kids--Even When They're Driving You Crazy Ph.D. Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. Many parents don’t realize how much their own thoughts, rather than their children’s behavior, can cause emotional upheaval, often leading to poor communication, favoritism, lowered expectations, and overly harsh punishments. Parents, however, tend not to let themselves work through these feelings.
Thinking Parent, Thinking Child: How to Turn Your Most Challenging Problems into Solutions Myrna Shure Best-selling author Dr. Myrna Shure has helped thousands of parents and children with her awardwinning “I Can Problem Solve” (ICPS) program, based on her own original research in developmental psychology. Thinking Parent,Thinking Child will help you guide your children in the use of ICPS to come up with their own solutions to more than 100 of the most common problems, including being a sore loser, acting aggressively, having trouble with friendships or teachers, or experiencing a major loss.
Raising Resilient Children : Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child Robert Brooks In this seminal parenting work, renowned psychologists Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein explain why some kids are able to overcome overwhelming obstacles while others become victims of early experiences and environments. From this research they have developed effective strategies you can add to your parenting practice to prepare your children for the challenges of today's complicated, ever-changing world.
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents Ronald Rapee PhD Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But at least ten percent of children have excessive fears and worries—phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder—that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help.
Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief Dale McGowan Praised by "Newsweek" as "a compelling read" and " Library Journal "as "accessible and down-to-earth," Dale McGowan's " Parenting Beyond Belief" offered freethinking parents everywhere a compassionate introduction to raising caring, ethical children without religious guidance. Now, for the more than 40 million people in the United States who identify themselves as nonreligious, "Raising Freethinkers" offers solutions to the unique challenges secular parents face and provides specific answers to common questions, as well as over 100 activities for both parents and their children.
The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate The Major Developmental Milestones American Academy Of Pediatrics (Author), Tanya Remer Altmann (Editor) From America’s most trusted pediatric authority comes an indispensable, easy-to-use guide to helping your baby and young child flourish in the first five years of life—physically, mentally, and emotionally.The first five years of a child’s life are filled with major developmental and behavioral milestones. During this period your infant becomes an individual who has mastered a range of skills—from walking to making conversation–that prepares him or her to enter the world beyond home and family. For parents, this wondrous time provides an opportunity to help children fulfill their potential. The Wonder Years shows you how to make the most of it.



PETS

Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves Kevin Behan In Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by our emotion. The dog doesn’t respond to what the owner thinks, says, or does; it responds to what the owner feels. And in this way, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions. Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected more profoundly than has ever been imagined — by heart — and that this approach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs’ most inscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opens the door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhaps a whole new understanding of ourselves.



POSITIVE THINKING/COGNITIVE THERAPY/ANXIETY BOOK LIST

Overcoming Body Image Problems Including Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques David Veale A helpful and balanced approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to manage the symptoms associated with body image problems. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in the Overcoming series outline affordable and easy-to-follow treatment plans, and have provided tens of thousands of readers with the help they need to overcome self-defeating behavior and lead happier lives.
The Mindful Way through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life Susan M. Orsillo PhD & Lizabeth Roemer PhD You can't just "get over" anxiety. In fact, the very things most people do to try to feel better--avoiding feared situations, pushing worry out of mind--only make the problem worse. Leading psychologists Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer present a powerful new alternative that can help you break free of anxiety by fundamentally changing how you relate to it. With clarity and compassion, this book describes clinically tested mindfulness practices specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. Learn step-by-step strategies for gaining awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate; loosening the grip of worry and fear; and achieving a new level of emotional and physical well-being.
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness Mark Williams & John Teasdale In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience. Jon Kabat-Zinn gently and encouragingly narrates the accompanying CD of guided meditations, making this a complete package for anyone seeking to regain a sense of hope and well-being.
Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children John S. Dacey & Lisa B. Fiore Katie freezes when she's asked to perform. Jose is a clinger. Damian is terrified of animals. Felicia always worries that she's going to make a mistake. It's hard being the parent of an anxious child, watching your son's frustration grow, or seeing how your daughter tries to cope with her fears but gives up so quickly. Filled with solid information, a proven four-step program, dozens of engaging activities, and insightful personal vignettes, Your Anxious Child gives you easy, fun, and highly effective tools to help your child become a creative problem solver. Parents and teachers alike will find excellent strategies in this essential guide.
The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Children Elizabeth DuPont Spencer & Robert L. DuPont Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt—these are classic symptoms of anxiety in children. Using kid-friendly concepts and real-life examples, this reassuring guide helps adults and children understand the powerful ways in which anxiety works and how to overcome its negative effects. This revised edition includes all-new chapters on food phobia; the relationship between anxiety and other illnesses and problems such as ADHD, depression, and autism; and anxiety in teens.
Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child Katharina Manassis M.D. How can parents recognize anxieties that affect their child's happiness and well being, and how can they help their child overcome them? An experienced child psychiatrist answers this important two-part question by describing various anxiety-caused behavior patterns and advising parents on ways to help their child within the context of both family and school environments. New in this edition are discussions of topics that include early adolescents coping with growth anxiety, mid-adolescents and peer pressure, and late adolescents facing social anxieties in an environment that also includes recreational drugs. She also discusses warning signs that indicate a need for professional counseling and tells parents how and where to find it.
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias Tamar Chansky Ph.D. Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal? How can you know when a stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? Most parents don’t know how to recognize when there is a real problem and how to deal with it when there is.
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book's large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease.
The Deeper Wound: Recovering the Soul from Fear and Suffering, 100 Days of Healing Deepak Chopra The author of How to Know God provides help for healing deep trauma—whenever it arises—so we may find peace in ourselves and in our world. Terror came from the sky, and afterward the world would never be the same. September, 11, 2001, defined tragedy for a generation. On that day Deepak Chopra found himself driving from city to city, meeting thousands of people who begged for meaning and solace in the face of suffering. In response he has written The Deeper Wound, offering a way of healing as a memorial to the thousands of victims who perished. The opening section, “In the Face of Tragedy,” defines suffering as the pain that threatens to make life meaningless. When our deepest needs go unfulfilled, suffering begins. We begin to heal when we go beyond personal anger and fear to a realization of our true self, the self that was never afraid and can never be wounded. The true self contains the light that no darkness can attack. Having described a path of awareness and compassion that leads to the light, the second half of The Deeper Wound takes us there through “A Hundred Days of Healing,” daily affirmations, exercises, insights, lessons, and questions—each a step out of pain toward a higher reality. “We can become living memorials to tragedy by restoring the power of life,” writes Deepak Chopra. “You are that life, you are that power. Let us see if we can find the spark that will make the spiritual flame spring up.”
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness Daniel G. Amen In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's surprising--and effective--"brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life, Quell Anxiety and Panic, Fight Depression, Curb Anger, Conquer Impulsiveness and Learn to Focus & To Stop Obsessive Worrying
Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Lifetd> Nick Vujicic Life Without Limits is an inspiring book by an extraordinary man. Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disability to live not just independently but a rich, fulfilling life, becoming a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his central message is that the most important goal for anyone is to find their life’s purpose despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in their way.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Deck Daniel G. Amen Our brains can produce negative thoughts, but you can reprogram the way you think. This collection of methods from neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author, Daniel G Amen, M.D., teaches you how. Use the easy techniques described in this deck to stop obsessive worrying, curb your anger, fight automatic negative thoughts, enhance your people skills, sharpen your focus, become a more flexible thinker.
Wisdom of Ages: 60 Days to Enlightment Wayne W. Dyer Bestselling author Wayne W. Dyer has crafted a powerful collection of writings, poems, and sayings by some of the greatest thinkers of the past twentyfive centuries. In succinct original essays, Dyer sets out to explain the meaning and context of each piece of wisdom, and, most important, how we can actively apply these teachings to our modern lives. A beautiful and thoughtful gift, this book shows us a window to wisdom and a door to greatness.
Help Me I Am Sad David G. Fassler Until the early 1980s, there was no official diagnosis for depression in children. But children can, and do, become depressed. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health now estimates that 2.5 million youngsters under eighteen have experienced clinical depression--and the real number may be higher still. "Help Me, I?m Sad" discusses how to tell if your child is at risk; how to spot symptoms; depression’s link with other problems and its impact on the family; teen suicide; finding the right diagnosis, therapist, and treatment; and what you can do to help.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy John P. Forsyth & Georg H. Eifert The book has one purpose: to help you live better, more fully, more richly. Your life is calling on you to make that choice, and the skills in this workbook can help you make it happen. Find out how your mind can trap you, keeping you stuck and struggling in anxiety and fear. Learn to nurture your capacity for acceptance, mindfulness, kindness, and compassion. Use these qualities to shift your focus away from anxiety and onto what you really want your life to be about. As you do, your life will get bigger as your anxious suffering gets smaller. No matter what kind of anxiety problem you're struggling with, this workbook can guide you toward a more vibrant and purposeful life
Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Second Edition Aaron T. Beck & Arthur Freeman This landmark work was the first to present a cognitive framework for understanding and treating personality disorders. Part I lays out the conceptual, empirical, and clinical foundations of effective work with this highly challenging population, reviews cognitive aspects of Axis II disorders, and delineates general treatment principles. In Part II, chapters detail the process of cognitive-behavioral therapy for each of the specific disorders, review the clinical literature, guide the therapist through diagnosis and case conceptualization, and demonstrate the nuts and bolts of cognitive intervention.
Ten Days to Self-Esteem David Burns In Ten Days to Self-esteem, Dr. David Burns presents innovative, clear, and compassionate methods that will help you identify the causes of your mood slumps and develop a more positive outlook on life. You will learn that. You feel the way you think: Negative feelings like guilt, anger, and depression do not result from the bad things that happen to you, but from the way you think about these events. This simple but revolutionary idea can change your life!
10 Things I'll Never Do Again: Moving Beyond What's Holding You Back Dr. Henry Cloud In 10 Things I'll Never Do Again, bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud shares ten doorways to success—and once we walk through these new pathways, we never go back again. His proven method—based on grace, not guilt—outlines ten common life patterns that sabotage success and lays out clear, concrete steps you can take to overcome them. You’ll see your relationships flourish, your personal life enhanced, and your faith strengthened. Dr. Cloud’s powerful message reveals doorways to understanding—once you enter them, you will get from where you were to where you want to be.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living Patricia J. Robinson & Kirk D. Strosahl There are hundreds of books that will try to help you overcome or put an end to depression. But what if you could use your depression to change your life for the better? Your symptoms may be signals that something in your life needs to change. Learning to understand and interpret these signals is much more important than ignoring or avoiding them-approaches that only make the situation worse. This workbook uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to offer a new treatment plan for depression that will help you live a productive life by accepting your feelings instead of fruitlessly trying to avoid them.
Frequency: the Power of Personal Vibration Penney Peirce Because we see the world from a physical perspective, we often don't notice what's right in front of us — that our spirit, thoughts, emotions, and body are all made of energy. Inside us and everywhere around us, life is vibrating. In fact, each of us has a personal vibration that accurately communicates who we are to the world and helps shape our reality. Frequency shows readers how to feel their personal vibration, improve it, and use it to shift their life from ordinary to extraordinary. A simple shift in frequency can change depression to peace, anger to stillness, and fear to enthusiasm. Weaving together basic ideas from quantum physics with proven intuition development techniques, Frequency takes readers into deeper concepts only hinted at in recent popular books and DVD's featuring the Law of Attraction. By learning to refine the "conscious sensitivity" of their body, readers can improve relationships, find upscale solutions to problems, and materialize a life that contains everything they want and need to live their destiny.
The Feeling Good Handbook David D. Burns This book helps you: free yourself from fears, phobias and panic attacks; overcome self-defeating attitudes; discover the five secrets of intimate communication; put an end to marital conflict; and, conquer your procrastination and unleash your potential for success. In Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Dr David Burns introduced a groundbreaking, drug-free treatment for depression that has helped millions of people around the world. Now, in this long-awaited sequel, he reveals powerful new techniques and provides practical exercises that will help you cope with problems and learn how to make life a happier, more exhilarating experience.
You are God's Gift to the World: The Purpose of Your Life on Earth Louis Savary Everyone wants their life to have meaning and purpose. Everyone wants to feel they are valuable and important. Everyone, deep down, wants to make a positive difference. God put those powerful desires into our genes and those longings in our hearts. At your birth, you were designed and destined to be an instrument of God’s work in the world. As a living gift from God, you were born to make a positive contribution. No matter who you happen to be—rich or poor, healthy or ill, employed or free, talented or ordinary—you can make a positive difference. Millions do it every day. You Are God’s Gift to the World shows you how you can make a contribution simply by starting each day with the intention of living in an attitude of gratitude—grateful to God for the gift of life, for being a gift to the world and beloved of God.
Choice Theory: a New Psychology of Personal Freedom M.D. Glasser William Dr. William Glasser offers a new psychology that, if practiced, could reverse our widespread inability to get along with one another, an inability that is the source of almost all unhappiness. For progress in human relationships, he explains that we must give up the punishing, relationship– destroying external control psychology. For example, if you are in an unhappy relationship right now, he proposes that one or both of you could be using external control psychology on the other. He goes further. And suggests that misery is always related to a current unsatisfying relationship. Contrary to what you may believe, your troubles are always now, never in the past. No one can change what happened yesterday.
How to Control Your Anxiety Before It Controls You Albert Ellis A guide to controlling unhealthy anxiety explores the wide range of anxiety-related dysfunctions and includes more than two hundred rational maxims for staving off anxiety.
You Being Beautiful Michael F. Roizen We may not like to admit it, but we think about how we look every single day. Many times a day. When we step out of the shower. When we pass a mirror or a storefront window. When we see an actress on the TV screen. How we look to ourselves and how we appear to the world around us is important to us. It's often on our minds. And that's OK. While it may seem a little superficial, it's really just part of being human. Scientists say that our innate drive to look attractive, fit, and healthy is rooted in our DNA. And that makes complete sense. When you look good outside, you feel good inside. When you feel good inside and out, your body is healthier. A healthier, more attractive body is one that performs better in all aspects of life, including on the job and in relationships. And consider this: A fit and healthy body is actually biologically younger than one that's flabby and out of shape, as co-author Dr. Michael F. Roizen has demonstrated in his books and website RealAge.com. So, here's a question forYOU: What are you going to do this year to change how you look, feel, and live for the better? You have the power to do it within you. Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz have the tools to help you along this path and make it both fun and easy. It's all in YOU Being Beautiful. YOU Being Beautiful is a personal guide and lifestyle action plan that gives you the tools to change your life.
Stomping Out Depression Neil T. Anderson Once depression was thought only to be an adult problem. But research clearly indicates that drepression has become common among modern teens and pre-teens. Often teens struggling with depression don't believe that anyone can relate to their circumstances or understand what they are going through. But Jesus knows what it's like to feel rejected, unloved and let down by the people we love. And the Bible tells us that a close walk with Christ will give us a sound mind. Now the Breaker: Youth Edition" show teens how Jesus can change the way they think and the way they live.
Total Memory Makeover Marilu Henner Could the confidence you felt when your prom date said yes embolden you to ask for a raise today? Would the thrill of wearing your skinny jeans last year inspire you to skip this morning’s doughnuts? Could the details of your early days with a heartbreaking ex illuminate potential red flags in a sexy new romance? Marilu Henner says, “YES!” Total Memory Makeover is unlike any memory book ever written. The simple, practical (and fun!) exercises in this unique book will help you: •Stop turning painful memories into emotional baggage •Discover your personal memory Track •Unlock repressed memories that are holding you back •Recall memories faster and stop them from fading
Healing Anxiety and Depression Daniel G. Amen Dr. Daniel Amen-a pioneer in uncovering the connections between the brain and behavior-presents his revolutionary approach to treating anxiety and depressive disorders. Healing Anxiety and Depression reveals the major anxiety and depression centers of the brain, offers guidelines and diagnostic tools to determine the specific type of anxiety and depression, and provides a comprehensive program for treating each type. Based on new brain science-and featuring treatment plans that include medication, diet, supplements, exercise, and social and therapeutic support-this groundbreaking book will help readers conquer these potentially devastating disorders and change the way they think about anxiety and depression.
Will Power Roy F. Baumeister Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.
Born To Win: Transactional Analysis With Gestalt Experiments Muriel James Twenty-five years and four million readers show that Born to Win can change lives for the better. This bestselling classic uses the well-known psychological method called transactional analysis (TA) to uncover the roles we unconsciously act out day after day. Its fifty gestalt exercises have helped a generation realize how they communicate with others and think about themselves. If you want to have more control over your life, work more efficiently, and love others happily, Born to Win will help bring out the insight and confidence of a born winner.
Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques Derrick Silove The Overcoming Series offers step-by-step guides to self-improvement based on the methods of cognitive behavioral therapy. The series aims to help readers conquer a broad range of disabling conditions—from worry to body image problems to obsessive compulsive disorder and more. Cognitive behavioral therapy was developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck and is now internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. Even when our situation does not change, if we change the self-defeating ways we think, we can make ourselves feel better. This positive, pragmatic approach is popular with therapists and patients alike. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in this series outline affordable and easy-to-follow treatment plans, and have provided tens of thousands of readers with the help they need to overcome self-defeating behavior and lead happier lives.
Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques Daniel Freeman The Overcoming Series offers step-by-step guides to self-improvement based on the methods of cognitive behavioral therapy. The series aims to help readers conquer a broad range of disabling conditions—from worry to body image problems to obsessive compulsive disorder and more. Cognitive behavioral therapy was developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck and is now internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. Even when our situation does not change, if we change the self-defeating ways we think, we can make ourselves feel better. This positive, pragmatic approach is popular with therapists and patients alike. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in this series outline affordable and easy-to-follow treatment plans, and have provided tens of thousands of readers with the help they need to overcome self-defeating behavior and lead happier lives.
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques Gillian Butler Step-by-step guides to self-improvement that introduce the methods of the highly regarded cognitive behavioral therapy technique to help readers conquer a broad range of disabling conditions-from worry to body image problems to obsessive compulsive disorder and more. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in the Overcoming series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck and is now internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. CBT insists that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. Even when our situation does not change, if we change the self-defeating ways we think, we can make ourselves feel better. This positive, pragmatic approach is popular with therapists and patients alike.
Overcoming Worry: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques Mark Freeston Step-by-step guides to self-improvement that introduce the methods of the highly regarded cognitive behavioral therapy technique to help readers conquer a broad range of disabling conditions-from worry to body image problems to obsessive compulsive disorder and more. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in the Overcoming series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck and is now internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. CBT insists that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. Even when our situation does not change, if we change the self-defeating ways we think, we can make ourselves feel better. This positive, pragmatic approach is popular with therapists and patients alike.
Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression James S. Gordon M.D. Despite the billions spent on prescription anti-depressant drugs and psychotherapy, people everywhere continue to grapple with depression. James Gordon, one of the nation's most respected psychiatrists, now offers a practical and effective way to get unstuck. Drawing on forty years of pioneering work, Unstuck is Gordon's seven-stage program for relief through food and nutritional supplements; Chinese medicine; movement, exercise, and dance; psychotherapy, meditation, and guided imagery; and spiritual practice. The result is a remarkable guide that puts the power to change in the hands of those ready to say "no" to suffering and drugs and "yes" to hope and happiness.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Controlling Anxiety Joni E. Johnston Psy.D Each year, about one-third of Americans have at least one panic attack, making anxiety disorders among the most common emotional problems. They affect approximately 19 million Americans— more than those suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or alcohol abuse. This indispensable guide separates fact from fiction to empower people to regain control over their minds—and their lives. Shows the differences between normal anxieties and extreme reactions, Reveals methods of recognizing anxiety triggers and boosters, Offers calming techniques
Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Your Life Sheri Van Dijk MSW When you have difficulties managing your emotions, it can feel like you’re losing control of your whole life. Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming, and how you react to these emotions can impact your ability to maintain relationships, succeed at work, or even think straight! If you find it difficult to understand, express, and process intense emotions—and most of us do—this book is for you. Calming the Emotional Storm is your guide to coping with difficult emotions calmly and responsibly by using powerful skills from dialectical behavior therapy. This method combines cognitive behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices to change the way you respond to stressful situations. By practicing these skills, you can stop needless emotional suffering and develop the inner resilience that will help you weather any emotional storm.



PSYCHOSIS/SCHIZOPHRENIA BOOK LIST

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis: Theory and Practice David Fowler The main principle behind cognitive behaviour therapy is that a client's emotional and behavioural disturbances are not determined by events, but by the way he or she views them. This book describes the clinical guidelines and detailed therapy procedures used in the practice of cognitive behaviour therapy for patients with schizophrenic disorders.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis Eric M. J. Morris & Louise C. Johns This is the first volume to present a broad picture of theory and application for clinical approaches incorporating ACT and mindfulness in working with psychosis. It provides an overview and introduction to the subject, including a review of the evidence base. Clinical and practical applications are supported with case studies in both individual and group work, with an emphasis on utilizing these strategies in a clinical context. Addressed to practitioners, this book is idea for clinical and counseling psychologists, CBT therapists, and psychiatrists.
Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis: A Formulation-Based Approach Anthony Morrison & Julia Renton Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis provides clinicians with a comprehensive cognitive model that can be applied to all patients with schizophrenia and related disorders in order to aid the development of a formulation that will incorporate all relevant factors. It illustrates the process of assessment, formulation and intervention and highlights potential difficulties arising from work with patients and how they can be overcome.
Back to Life, Back to Normality: Cognitive Therapy, Recovery and Psychosis Douglas Turkington & David Kingdon Written specifically with sufferers and carers in mind, to help them understand and apply the basic concepts of cognitive therapy for psychosis. • Illustrates what it is like to have common psychosis and how people's lives can be restored using therapy. • Increases understanding of how the psychosis started, and the factors that worsen symptoms or increase the likelihood of relapse. • Helps the sufferer learn how to control symptoms and delay or prevent relapse. • Includes features and exercises to help sufferers explore their own beliefs and feelings to reflect on the way they cope. • Helps carers know what to say and what to do. • Provides a resource for mental health professionals working with patients, to introduce the approach, support ongoing therapy and make the most efficient use of appointment time.
CBT for Psychosis: A Symptom-based Approach Douglas Turkington & David Kingdon This book offers a new approach to understanding and treating psychotic symptoms using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT for Psychosis shows how this approach clears the way for a shift away from a biological understanding and towards a psychological understanding of psychosis.
When Psychopharmacology Is Not Enough: Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Persons with Persistent Psychosis Rebekka Lencer & Margaret S. H. Harris Using CBT and other techniques to improve outcome and compliance with drug treatments for schizophrenia and other psychoses - essential reading for psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners.An exclusive focus on biological models of schizophrenia and on antipsychotic drugs for treatment of schizophrenia or other psychoses is increasingly being recognized as a major barrier to effective treatment.
Surviving, Existing, or Living: Phase-specific therapy for severe psychosis Pamela R. Fuller For professionals working with people who experience severe psychosis, increasing empirical evidence for the benefits of psychotherapy for psychosis has been especially welcome. Given the limitations of medication-only approaches and the need for an expanded perspective, including for those diagnosed with schizophrenia, Surviving, Existing, or Living takes a fresh look at severe psychosis, offering a heuristic model for understanding psychosis along a continuum of severity, from the extreme experience of acutely impairing psychosis to a more enriched life experience.
Treating Psychosis: A Clinician's Guide to Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Approaches within the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tradition Nicola P. Wright PhD CPsych & Douglas Turkington MA Psychosis can be associated with a variety of mental health problems, including schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders. While traditional treatments for psychosis have emphasized medication-based strategies, evidence now suggests that individuals affected by psychosis can greatly benefit from psychotherapy.
Think You're Crazy? Think Again: A Resource Book for Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis Anthony P. Morrison & Julia Renton Are you troubled by hearing voices or seeing visions that others do not? Do you believe that other people are trying to harm you or control you? Do you feel that something odd is going on that you can’t explain or that things are happening around you with a special meaning? Do you worry that other people can read your mind or that thoughts are being put in your head?
Psychosis and Emotion: The role of emotions in understanding psychosis, therapy and recovery Andrew I. Gumley & Alf Gillham There is increasing recognition that emotional distress plays a significant part in the onset of psychosis, the experience of psychosis itself and in the unfolding of recovery that follows. This book brings together leading international experts to explore the role of emotion and emotion regulation in the development and recovery from psychosis.
Therapy - The Game Pressman Toy The psychological game of questions and insights, for 3 to 6 players or teams, teen to adult. Assume the role of Therapist and Patient. Enter Group Therapy. Explore personalities of your fellow players. Survive Crisis, escape from Psychosis. Be the first to gain insight through the six Stages of Life...fill up your couch and win! If you like people, you'll love Therapy. The game features 360 insight cards.
Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment) David G. Kingdon MD & Douglas Turkington MD Drawing on the authors' decades of influential work in the field, this highly practical volume presents an evidence-based cognitive therapy approach for clients with schizophrenia. Guidelines are provided for collaborative assessment and case formulation that enable the clinician to build a strong therapeutic relationship, establish reasonable goals, and tailor treatment to each client's needs. Described in thorough, step-by-step detail are effective techniques for working with delusional beliefs, voices, visions, thought disorders, and negative symptoms; integrating cognitive therapy with other forms of treatment; reducing relapse risks; and enhancing client motivation. Special features include reproducible client handouts and assessment tools.
A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis Anthony P. Morrison This book is a unique volume in which leading clinicians and researchers in the field of cognitive therapy for psychosis illustrate their individual approaches to the understanding of the difficulties faced by people with psychosis and how this informs intervention. Chapters include therapies focused on schizophrenia and individual psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions (including paranoia).
Psychosis as a Personal Crisis: An Experience-Based Approach Marius Romme & Sandra Escher Psychosis as a Personal Crisis seeks to challenge the way people who hear voices are both viewed and treated. This book emphasises the individual variation between people who suffer from psychosis and puts forward the idea that hearing voices is not in itself a sign of mental illness.



PTSD Book List

Trauma And Recovery Judith Herman When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large.Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism.
Overcoming Traumatic Stress Claudia,Wetmore, Ann Herbert Terrible events are very hard to deal with. Those who go through a catastrophic life experience often feel permanently changed by the impact of what has happened. They become numb and shut off from those around them, or grief or guilt may constantly weigh them down. Memories of horrifying scenes may intrude unexpectedly during waking hours while sleep may be disturbed by vivid, unpleasant dreams. Traumatic stress responses, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are psychological conditions that result from a person's coping mechanisms having been completely overwhelmed by a terrible experience. These 'flashbacks' may be so severe that sufferers may feel that they are losing their sanity and subsequently become ever more isolated in their distress.
The Battered Woman Syndrome Lenore E. A. Walker EdD Walker's seminal, groundbreaking book The Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) has forged new directions in the field of domestic violence for over 30 years. Now, the highly anticipated, third edition offers thoroughly updated and revised research on key topics, including posttraumatic stress disorder, learned helplessness or learned optimism, the cycle theory of violence, and much more. This third edition presents updated data generated from the newly modified Battered Woman Syndrome Questionnaire (BWSQ). With a new focus on culture and ethnicity, these data detail the experiences of foreign women who either live in their country of origin or the U.S. Like its popular predecessors, this new edition serves as a valuable resource for both professional counselors and students studying domestic violence.



RELAXATION & BREATHING TECHNIQUES BOOK LIST

Children's Reiki Handbook: A Guide to Energy Healing for Kids Pamela A. Yarborough Reiki is an Japanese system of energy healing through the "laying on of hands" that is simple enough for children of all ages to learn. The Children's Reiki Handbook is a guide to energy healing that provides kids with the information they need to prepare for their First, Second and Master Reiki Attunements, and shows them how to use their new skills to heal themselves and others. This guide also includes: healing with Reiki, attunements; how to prepare for them and what to expect, handpositions for healing, chakras and auras.and more
Indigo Dreams: Kids Relaxation Music Decreasing Stress, Anxiety and Anger, improve sleep. Lori Lite Escape to a place where dreams are realized, thoughts become clear, and deep relaxation is achieved. Teen relaxation music created by Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite and composer David Jacopin helps to create a world where synthesizing beats merge with hang drum, guitar, didgeridoo, and sitar are aligned to decrease stress, anxiety, and anger.
Indigo Ocean Dreams: 4 Children's Stories Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness Lori Lite Indigo Ocean Dreams is the 2nd CD/audio book in this children's series. Like Indigo Dreams,this 60 minute CD/audio book is designed to entertain your child while introducing them to relaxation and meditation techniques. Indigo Ocean Dreams offers longer stories and variations on the same techniques found on Indigo Dreams. Ideal for older children and as step two for those already familiar with Indigo Dreams.
Indigo Teen Dreams: Guided Relaxation Techniques Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-esteem and Self-awareness (Indigo Dreams) Lori Lite "Indigo Teen Dreams" is the 3rd CD/audio book in this stress-management series. Teens receive guided instructions for learning the relaxation/meditation techniques of breathing, visualizations, muscular relaxation and affirmations. "Indigo Teen Dreams" is designed to decrease stress, anger and anxiety while increasing self-esteem and self-awareness.
Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation-Guided Meditation/Relaxation Techniques decrease anxiety, stress, anger Lori Lite Experience four research-based, stress management techniques that are accepted and used by both the traditional medical and holistic communities. You will not find any philosophies, theories or fluff presented here because frankly, we do not have time for that and chances are neither do you. Enjoy and learn four stress-management techniques; diaphragmatic breathing, affirmations, visualizations, and progressive muscular relaxation accompanied by soothing, uplifting music to further enhance your relaxation experience. Now you can watch your whole family manage stress and anxiety!
Indigo Dreams: Relaxation and Stress Management Bedtime Stories for Children, Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety Lori Lite Escape to a place where dreams are realized, thoughts become clear, and deep relaxation is achieved. Teen relaxation music created by Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite and composer David Jacopin helps to create a world where synthesizing beats merge with hang drum, guitar, didgeridoo, and sitar are aligned to decrease stress, anxiety, and anger.
Indigo Dreams: Relaxation and Stress Management Bedtime Stories for Children, Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety (Indigo Dreams) Lori Lite Indigo Dreams is a 60 minute CD/audio book designed to entertain your child while introducing them to 4 research-based, stress management techniques. Four unique bedtime stories incorporate diaphragmatic breathing, visualizations, progressive muscular relaxation, and affirmations (positive statements). These are the same techniques recommended for adults but presented in a fun, interactive format that appeal to children. Children follow the characters along as they learn belly breathing with A Boy and a Bear, make positive statements with The Affirmation Web, visualize with A Boy and a Turtle, and use progressive muscular relaxation with The Goodnight Caterpillar.
Indigo Dreams (3 CD Set): Children's Bedtime Stories Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness Lori Lite Now children can relax and learn research-based, stress management techniques with all 3 CDs in the Indigo Dreams Series, by Lori Lite. Over 3 hours of stories and music! Indigo Dreams entertains your child with 4 stories and music while introducing breathing, affirmations, visualizations, and progressive muscular relaxation.
Indigo Dreams: Kids Rainforest Relaxation Music, Decrease Worry, Fear, Anxiety, Improve Sleep, Well Being, Creativity Lori Lite Escape to a place where dreams are realized, thoughts become clear, and deep relaxation is achieved. Teen relaxation music created by Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite and composer David Jacopin helps to create a world where synthesizing beats merge with hang drum, guitar, didgeridoo, and sitar are aligned to decrease stress, anxiety, and anger.
Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness Stories And Techniques Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger, Anxiety While Promoting Self-esteem ages 5-10 (Indigo Dreams) Lori Lite Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness is a 60 minute CD/audio book designed to entertain your child while introducing them to research-based, relaxation and stress management techniques. Children follow along as they use positive statements to build self-esteem and make healthy food choices with Caterpillar Choices. The Perfect Club encourages self-acceptance and tolerance of others.
Indigo Dreams: Teen Relaxation Music Decreasing Stress, Anxiety and Anger, Improve Sleep Lori Lite Escape to a place where dreams are realized, thoughts become clear, and deep relaxation is achieved. Teen relaxation music created by Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite and composer David Jacopin helps to create a world where synthesizing beats merge with hang drum, guitar, didgeridoo, and sitar are aligned to decrease stress, anxiety, and anger.
Indigo Teen Dreams: Guided Relaxation Techniques Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-esteem Lori Lite Escape to a place where dreams are realized, thoughts become clear, and deep relaxation is achieved. Teen relaxation music created by Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite and composer David Jacopin helps to create a world where synthesizing beats merge with hang drum, guitar, didgeridoo, and sitar are aligned to decrease stress, anxiety, and anger.



RELATIONSHIPS BOOK LIST

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Expanded Edition: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment Steve Harvey Whether it’s why women should enforce a “90-Day Probation Period” before they give their men sexual “benefits”—the way Ford motor company withholds medical and dental benefits until an employee has been on the job for 3 months—or explaining to women why men would rather “fix it” than talk about it, Steve Harvey’s advice is always spot-on and laden with warmth and humor. But behind the laughter is his sincere desire to help women understand men.
Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man Steve Harvey In Straight Talk, No Chaser, Harvey zeroes in on what motivates men and provides tips on how women can use that knowledge to get more of what they need out of their relationships, whether it's more help around the house or more money in the joint savings account. Harvey also shares invaluable information on: How to minimize nagging and maximize harmony at home, Dating tips for women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond, What men think about "intimidating women"
All the Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider For the first time in one volume--in a special oversized format--comes "The Rules" and "The Rules II," the phenomenal bestsellers that captured the interest of millions of readers in search of Mr. Right. Original.
The Rules(TM) for Marriage: Time-Tested Secrets for Making Your Marriage Work Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider You did the Rules-And They Worked! You captured the heart of your Mr. Right and are, at the very least, engaged. Maybe you're married ... or perhaps you and your partner got together without the help of The Rules. Now You're Looking for Ways to Keep Your Relationship Happy and Healthy. The Rules For Marriage is Here! In this new book, the authors of The Rules offer forty-two time-tested tips for keeping your marriage healthy and happy. Some will sound familiar, others are completely new. But they all lead to the same wonderful future-the one in which you and your husband stay together forever!
The Rules for Online Dating: Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right in Cyberspace Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider Boasting the same time-tested formula and romantic spirit that made The Rules an international bestseller and launched thousands of women down the path to committed relationships, The Rules for Online Dating shows all women -- regardless of age, status, or computer savvy -- how to use electronic communication to relate to men in a way that maintains self-esteem and leads to a healthy relationship. Here is a comprehensive list of dos and don'ts that will help every woman conduct an e-courtship safely and successfully; find and keep the interest of suitable mates; and save time, energy, and potential heartache by weeding out dead wood.
Passage to Intimacy Lori H. Gordon Dr. Lori H. Gordon, the marriage and family therapist who has been revitalizing love between couples through her nationally acclaimed 16-week PAIRS program, shows readers in Passage to Intimacy how to develop the necessary skills that create deeply fulfilling relationship.Hidden expectations, miscues, and a lack of knowledge about the affection, physical closeness and emotional bonds that sustain intimacy are only a few of the relationship "landmines" that can destroy a couple on their road to intimacy, according to Gordon.
ADD in Intimate Relationships: A Comprehensive Guide for Couples Daniel G. Amen This book may save marriages that would ordinarily end in divorce and will create happier, healthier loves for couples who previously felt dstined to live together in misery. This book is unique in several ways: * It gives specific healing techniques for overcoming the emotional gap subsequent to ADD. * Dr. Amen shares the existence of ADD within his own experience, bringing both a professional and personal knowledge of the disorder.
Younger (Sexier) You: Look and Feel 15 Years Younger by Having the Best Sex of Your Life Eric R. Braverman Just as he applies the latest brain science to help readers achieve lasting weight loss, Dr. Eric Braverman uses the most up-to-date research to explain how great sex contributes to great health, helping us stay young and fit, improving cognitive function, boosting the immune system, and more. Beginning with a discussion of the brain and a quiz to help each reader determine his or her sex quotient, or SexQ, Dr. Braverman reveals how bioidentical hormones, nutrients, and diet can alter the brain’s chemistry so that anyone can attain all four areas of great sex: libido, intimacy, stamina, and satisfaction.
Intimate Connections David D. Burns The Clinically proven program for making close friends and finding a loving partner.
The Psychology of Romantic Love Nathaniel Branden Have you ever wondered how romantic love evolves? What the difference is between mature and immature love? What role sex plays in romantic love, and whether love necessarily implies sexual exclusivity? And, most important, how can we make love last? Originally published in 1980, this updated edition of The Psychology of Romantic Love explores the nature of romantic love on many levels-the philosophical, the historical, the sociological, and the physiological. Nathaniel Branden explains why so many people say that romantic love is just not possible in today's world and-drawing on his experience with thousands of couples-finds that such love is still a possibility for anyone who understands its essence and is willing to accept its challenges.
Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again Michele Weiner-Davis In this ground-breaking book, Michele Weiner-Davis gives straightforward, effective advice on how couples can stay together instead of come apart. Using case histories to illustrate her marriage-enriching, divorce-preventing techniques, which can be used even if only one partner participates, Weiner-Davis shows readers: How to leave the past behind and set attainable goals; Strategies for identifying problem-solving behavior that works -- and how to make changes last; "Uncommon-sense" methods for breaking unproductive patterns; Inspirational and accessible, Divorce Busting shows readers in pain that working it out is better than getting out.
How One of You Can Bring The Two of You Together: Breakthrough Strategies to Resolve Your Conflicts and Reignite Your Love Susan Page Susan Page's groundbreaking approach to relationships gives readers the tools and encouragement they need to bring positive changes to their relationship, even when their partners are unwilling to do the work. Based on the premise that what you do in a relationship makes changes faster than anything you discuss, Page introduces the concept of "Loving Leadership" and offers fourteen empowering and doable strategies for recapturing the positive feelings, including how to: Overcome resentment and move beyond blame Solve major problems--one at a timeRecapture lost intimacy Step-by-step, Page demonstrates that with tangible goals, and new ways of thinking, one partner can bring new levels of harmony and love to a relationship.
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus John Gray The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever in trade paperback. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.
10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage John M. Gottman In 1994, Dr. John Gottman and his colleagues at the University of Washingto— made a startling announcement: Through scientific observation and mathematical analysis, they could predict—with more than 90 percent accuracy—whether a marriage would succeed or fail. The only thing they did not yet know was how to turn a failing marriage into a successful one, so Gottman teamed up with his clinical psychologist wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, to develop intervention methods. Now the Gottmans, together with the Love Lab research facility, have put these ideas into practice. In Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, the Gottmans share this vital information so that couples can develop the skills to turn their relationship problems around and create strong, lasting unions. What emerged from the Gottmans’ collaboration and decades of research is a body of advice that’s based on two surprisingly simple truths: Happily married couples behave like good friends, and they handle their conflicts in gentle, positive ways.
Narcissistic Lovers Cynthia Zayn In a revealing study of relationships where partners love themselves first, last, and always, Cynthia Zayn and Kevin Dibble help readers determine whether their partner is over the line and has narcissistic personality disorder. The book draws on the authors' research and interviews with a variety of men and women who've been narcissized. Featuring compelling stories and scenarios, Narcissistic Lovers helps victims understand the pain brought on by their abusers, shows why these self-loathers can't change, and offer hope for healing from their "N-fliction."
Escape from Intimacy Anne Wilson Schaef Schaef applies the addictions of sex, love, romance, and relationships to her broader addiction theory and clearly defines and contrasts the relationship addictions.
All You Need Is Love & Other Lies About Marriage John W. Jacobs Why is it so difficult to remain married in the twenty-first century, and what can you do about it? We all know that half of today's marriages end in divorce, but we tend to believe that our own marriages are safe. As psychiatrist John Jacobs explains in this fresh and impassioned book, marriages today are incredibly fragile, and unless a couple understands what is making contemporary marriage so vulnerable to dissolution, the marriage is at risk. Part of the problem is that people refuse to see how social and historical forces have changed the very meaning of marriage, causing serious interpersonal unhappiness. Because of increased longevity, married people live together longer than at any time in history. There's been an erosion of the social and cultural forces that traditionally kept marriages together. Confusion over gender-role responsibilities, increased expectations of sexual satisfaction, and intense time pressures on couples to work and be successful all create marital stress.
Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship Mira Kirshenbaum Mira Kirshenbaum (I Love You, But I Don't Trust You), an international bestselling author and world-renowned therapist, draws on years of counseling experience to lead readers through relationship ambivalence. A careful line of 36 questions and self-analysis techniques designed to get to the heart of relationship and marriage problems. This straightforward and practical advice is designed for newer and older relationships, and presents a plethora of information and experience in a clear, concise manner.
I Love You But I Don't Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship Mira Kirshenbaum Is my relationship worth saving? Will the trust ever come back? How can things be good between us again? Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk. This is the first book to show you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless of how it was damaged. In this complete guide, couples therapist Mira Kirshenbaum will also help you understand the stages by which trust strengthens when the rebuilding process is allowed to take place. And you will learn how the two of you can avoid the mistakes that prevent healing and discover how to feel secure with each other again.
Help I am in Love With A Narcissist Steven Carter Written with the compassionate language that people have come to rely upon and expect from these proven relationship experts, this book goes beyond an explanation of the condition to help men and women avoid the self-destructive permanence of remaining with people incapable of loving anyone but themselves.
Loving The Self-Absorbed Nina Brown EdD LPC A narcissistic partner is forever putting his or her own needs first and is also demeaning, manipulative, controlling, and competitive. After the early stages of a relationship, the non-narcissist is usually left questioning her value. In this first book for the intimate partners of narcissists, find empowering strategies you can use to limit the destructive effect of your partner's behavior and get what you need out of your relationship.Learn the five types of destructive narcissism and how to recognize their effects on your relationship. The book reassures you that you are not helpless, and that you needn't give up on your relationship. Instead, the book offers realistic tips on living so that both of your needs are met.



REPAIRING A RELATIONSHIP AFTER INFIDELITY BOOK LIST

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful Janis A. Spring “Dr. Spring possesses a remarkable combination of clarity, wisdom, spirit, and heart. This is an extremely helpful and healing book—a gift to us all.” —Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger “It is ‘must’ reading for any couple who has experienced the violation of trust as a result of an affair.” —Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. A staggering number of couples in America—about 70 percent—have been affected by extramarital affairs. After the Affair is the only book to offer proven strategies for surviving the crisis and rebuilding the relationship. Written by Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., a nationally known therapist and acknowledged expert on infidelity, this revised and updated version brings the groundbreaking classic into the 21st century, with a new section dealing with online affairs in cyberspace.
How Can I Forgive You? Janis A. Spring Until now, we have been taught that forgiveness is good for us and that good people forgive. Dr. Spring, a gifted therapist and the award-winning author of After the Affair, proposes a radical, life-affirming alternative that lets us overcome the corrosive effects of hate and get on with our lives—without forgiving. She also offers a powerful and unconventional model for genuine forgiveness—one that asks as much of the offender as it does of us. This bold and healing book offers step-by-step, concrete instructions that help us make peace with others and with ourselves, while answering such crucial questions as these: • How do I forgive someone who is unremorseful or dead? • When is forgiveness cheap? • What is wrong with refusing to forgive? • How can the offender earn forgiveness? • How do we forgive ourselves for hurting another human being?
Affair-Proof Your Marriage : Understanding, Preventing and Surviving an Affair Lana Staheli This singular guide presents the straightforward facts on affairs, as well as advice to affairees and spouses on how to cope with them. Since 60% of marriages are affected by affairs, you should know the facts: Women under 30 are as likely as men to have an affair, Love affairs are different from sex affairs, Over 75% of those who do divorce and marry their lover divorce again, Nearly 80% of those who divorce during an affair are sorry later, Most marriages survive affairs. If you want to stay married, you can, Prevention works. You can -- and should -- affair-proof your marriage right now.
I Love You But I Don't Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship Mira Kirshenbaum Is my relationship worth saving? Will the trust ever come back? How can things be good between us again? Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk. This is the first book to show you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless of how it was damaged. In this complete guide, couples therapist Mira Kirshenbaum will also help you understand the stages by which trust strengthens when the rebuilding process is allowed to take place. And you will learn how the two of you can avoid the mistakes that prevent healing and discover how to feel secure with each other again.
Torn Asunder: Recovering From an Extramarital Affair Dave M. Carder Written by respected pastor and marriage counselor Dave Carder, this revised and expanded version of Torn Asunder sorts through the factors that contribute to infidelity and then maps out a recovery process for both partners. With compassion and wisdom rooted in the Bible, Carder offers insight for the victims of adultery, the perpetrators, and those who seek to help hurting couples. Along the way Carder also answers questions like: • Why did this happen? • We didn't actually sleep together. Is it still an affair? • Can I trust my spouse again? • Should I reveal a secret affair? • What if my spouse doesn't want me back? •What do we tell the kids?



SELF-ESTEEM BOOK LIST

The Six Pillars of Self Esteem: the Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field Nathaniel Branden Nathaniel Branden's book is the culmination of a lifetime of clinical practice and study, already hailed in its hardcover edition as a classic and the most significant work on the topic. Immense in scope and vision and filled with insight into human motivation and behavior, The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem is essential reading for anyone with a personal or professional interest in self-esteem. The book demonstrates compellingly why self-esteem is basic to psychological health, achievement, personal happiness, and positive relationships. Branden introduces the six pillars-six action-based practices for daily living that provide the foundation for self-esteem-and explores the central importance of self-esteem in five areas: the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy, and the culture at large.
Ten Days to Self-Esteem David Burns In Ten Days to Self-esteem, Dr. David Burns presents innovative, clear, and compassionate methods that will help you identify the causes of your mood slumps and develop a more positive outlook on life. You will learn that. You feel the way you think: Negative feelings like guilt, anger, and depression do not result from the bad things that happen to you, but from the way you think about these events. This simple but revolutionary idea can change your life!
Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem Matthew McKay Self-esteem is essential for our survival. Without some measure of self-worth, life can be enormously painful, with many basic needs going unmet. One of the main factors differentiating humans from other animals is the awareness of self: the ability to form an identity and then attach a value to it. In other words, you have the capacity to define who you are and then decide if you like that identity or not. The problem of self-esteem is this human capacity for judgment. It’s one thing to dislike certain colors, noises, shapes, or sensations. But when you reject parts of your self, you greatly damage the psycho logical structures that literally keep you alive. Judging and rejecting your self causes enormous pain. Since its first publication in 1987, Self-Esteem has become the first choice of therapists and savvy readers looking for a comprehensive, self-care approach to improving self-image, increasing personal power, and defining core values.



SELF-HELP BOOK LIST

Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Your Life Sheri Van Dijk MSW When you have difficulties managing your emotions, it can feel like you’re losing control of your whole life. Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming, and how you react to these emotions can impact your ability to maintain relationships, succeed at work, or even think straight! If you find it difficult to understand, express, and process intense emotions—and most of us do—this book is for you. Calming the Emotional Storm is your guide to coping with difficult emotions calmly and responsibly by using powerful skills from dialectical behavior therapy. This method combines cognitive behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices to change the way you respond to stressful situations. By practicing these skills, you can stop needless emotional suffering and develop the inner resilience that will help you weather any emotional storm.
Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration Penney Peirce Because we see the world from a physical perspective, we often don't notice what's right in front of us — that our spirit, thoughts, emotions, and body are all made of energy. Inside us and everywhere around us, life is vibrating. In fact, each of us has a personal vibration that accurately communicates who we are to the world and helps shape our reality. Frequency shows readers how to feel their personal vibration, improve it, and use it to shift their life from ordinary to extraordinary. A simple shift in frequency can change depression to peace, anger to stillness, and fear to enthusiasm.
Leap of Perception: The Transforming Power of Your Attention Penney Peirce As the world increases in frequency, we’re embracing the idea that life improves when we develop our own human abilities to work with energy and sophisticated perception. In Leap of Perception, you’ll learn new ways of using your attention that will become normal in the Intuition Age—things like direct knowing, undivided attention, flow attention, unified field attention, collective-self attention, and working purposefully with the imaginal realm.
Younger Brain, Sharper Mind: A 6-Step Plan for Preserving and Improving Memory and Attention at Any Age from America's Brain Doctor Eric R. Braverman While gray hair and wrinkles may be unwelcome if inevitable signs of the passing years, the memory loss, intellectual impairment, and mood swings that come with an aging brain can be truly devastating. According to bestselling author and anti-aging expert Dr. Eric Braverman, getting older does not have to mean becoming forgetful, clueless, or depressed—quite the opposite, in fact. Distilling his 35 years of research and clinical experience into an easy-to-follow protocol, Dr. Braverman explains how men and women can actually build new brain cells, becoming younger and smarter as they age.
Life-Changing Conversations: 7 Strategies for Talking About What Matters Most Sarah Rozenthuler So much in life hinges on the ability to say the right thing, at the right time, to the right person, in the right way. Now expert psychologist and coach Sarah Rozenthuler provides a practical guide to having the kinds of conversations that will turn your life around, from negotiating with difficult neighbors to asking for a raise to ending a long-term relationship. “A useful, practical book . . . I highly recommend it!”--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. Features a foreword by Neale Donald Walsch, bestselling author of Conversations with God.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness Daniel G. Amen In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's surprising--and effective--"brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life, Quell Anxiety and Panic, Fight Depression, Curb Anger, Conquer Impulsiveness and Learn to Focus & To Stop Obsessive Worrying
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Deck Daniel G. Amen Our brains can produce negative thoughts, but you can reprogram the way you think. This collection of methods from neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author, Daniel G Amen, M.D., teaches you how. Use the easy techniques described in this deck to stop obsessive worrying, curb your anger, fight automatic negative thoughts, enhance your people skills, sharpen your focus, become a more flexible thinker.
The Complete Artist’s Way Julia Cameron For the millions of readers who have experienced the rich rewards of following any or all of Julia Cameron's three twelve-week programs for creative recovery, here is a gorgeous cloth-bound edition that includes The Artist's Way, Walking in This World, and Finding Water. In her introduction, Cameron reflects on the artist's journey and provides deep insights into how readers may set about cultivating a more creative and spiritually rewarding existence by using the principles contained in these books.
10 Things I'll Never Do Again: Moving Beyond What's Holding You Back Dr. Henry Cloud In 10 Things I'll Never Do Again, bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud shares ten doorways to success—and once we walk through these new pathways, we never go back again. His proven method—based on grace, not guilt—outlines ten common life patterns that sabotage success and lays out clear, concrete steps you can take to overcome them. You’ll see your relationships flourish, your personal life enhanced, and your faith strengthened. Dr. Cloud’s powerful message reveals doorways to understanding—once you enter them, you will get from where you were to where you want to be.



SENSOR SENSITIVITY BOOK LIST

Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do if You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World Sharon Heller In the publishing tradition of Driven to Distraction or The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing, this prescriptive book by a developmental psychologist and sufferer of Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD) sheds light on a little known but common affliction in which sufferers react to harmless stimuli as irritating, distracting or dangerous. We all know what it feels like to be irritated by loud music, accosted by lights that are too bright, or overwhelmed by a world that moves too quickly. But millions of people suffer from Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD), a common affliction in which people react to harmless stimuli not just as a distracting hindrance, but a potentially dangerous threat. Sharon Heller, Ph.D. is not only a trained psychologist, she is sensory defensive herself. Bringing both personal and professional perspectives, Dr. Heller is the ideal person to tell the worldabout this problem that will only increase as technology and processed environments take over our lives. In addition to heightening public awareness of this prevalent issue, Dr. Heller provides tools and therapies for alleviating and, in some cases, even eliminating defensiveness altogether. Until now, the treatment for sensory defensiveness has been successfully implemented in Learning Disabled children in whom defensiveness tends to be extreme.
The Sensory Sensitive Child: Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior Karen A., PhD Smith In a book likely to transform how parents manage many of their child's daily struggles, Drs. Smith and Gouze explain the central and frequently unrecognized role that sensory processing problems play in a child's emotional and behavioral difficulties. Practicing child psychologists, and themselves parents of children with sensory integration problems, their message is innovative, practical, and, above all, full of hope. A child with sensory processing problems overreacts or underreacts to sensory experiences most of us take in stride. A busy classroom, new clothes, food smells, sports activities, even hugs can send such a child spinning out of control. The result can be heartbreaking: battles over dressing, bathing, schoolwork, social functions, holidays, and countless other events. In addition, the authors say, many childhood psychiatric disorders may have an unidentified sensory component. Readers Will Learn: • The latest scientific knowledge about sensory integration • How to recognize sensory processing problems in children and evaluate the options for treatment • How to prevent conflicts by viewing the child's world through a "sensory lens."
The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide Ted Zeff PhD If you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP), you’re in good company. HSP’s make up some 20 percent of the population, individuals like you who both enjoy and wrestle with a finely tuned nervous system. You often sense things that others ignore such as strong smells, bright lights, and the crush of crowds. Even the presence of strangers in your immediate vicinity can cause you considerable distraction. You already know that this condition can be a gift, but, until you learn to master your sensitive nervous system, you might be operating in a constant state of overstimulation. As an HSP, the most important thing you can learn is how to manage your increased sensitivity to both physical and emotional stimulation. This accessible, practical guide contains strategies to help you master this critical skill. Build your coping skills by exploring the books engaging exercises. Then, keep the book by your side, a constant companion as you make your way through your vibrant and highly stimulating world. • Find out what it means to be a highly sensitive person • Take the self-examination quiz and find out whether you are highly sensitive • Learn coping techniques indispensable to IHP’s • Discover how to manage distractions like noise and time pressure at home and at work .
Raising A Sensory Smart Child Lindsey Biel For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory integration dysfunction, also known as sensory processing disorder, affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever. Learn: * How the senses actually work and integrate with each other * How and where to get the very best professional help * "Sensory diet" activities that meet your child's needs--including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings * Using "sensory smarts" to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems * The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools "sensory smart" * .
The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook Elaine Aron Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? If so, this workbook is for you. Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? Do you have a rich inner life and intense dreams? Did parents or teachers call you "too shy" or "too sensitive"? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). High sensitivity is a trait shared by 20 percent of the population, according to Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist and workshop leader and the bestselling author of The Highly Sensitive Person. The enormous response to her book led Dr. Aron to create The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook, designed to honor that long-ignored, trampled-on part of yourself--your sensitivity. A collection of exercises and activities for both individuals and groups, this workbook will help you identify the HSP trait in yourself, nurture the new, positive self-image you deserve, and create a fuller, richer life.



SEX ADDICTION BOOK LIST

Escape from Intimacy Anne Wilson Schaef Schaef applies the addictions of sex, love, romance, and relationships to her broader addiction theory and clearly defines and contrasts the relationship addictions.



SEXUAL ABUSE BOOK LIST

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child Laura Davis "But what about me?" "Is it possible to go one day without dealing with the survivor's issues?" "Will we ever make love again?" "Will the survivor love me in the end?" "How do I know if I should throw in the towel?" Based on in-depth interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners—girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers—trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs along the way. She shows couples how to deepen compassion, improve communication, and develop an understanding of healing as a shared activity. Addressing partners' most important questions, Allies in Healing covers: • The Basics—answers common questions about sexual abuse. • Allies in Healing—introduces key concepts of working and growing together. • My Needs and Feelings—teaches partners to recognize, value, and express their own needs. • Dealing with Crisis—includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression, and hopelessness. • Intimacy and Communication—offers practical advice on dealing with distancing, control, trust, and fighting.
The Courage to Heal Workbook Laura Davis In this groundbreaking companion to The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis offers an inspiring, in-depth workbook that speaks to all women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. The combination of checklists, writing and art Projects, open-ended questions and activities expertly guides the survivor through the healing process. • Survival Skills—Teaches survivors to create a safe, supportive environment, ask for help, deal with crisis periods, and choose therapy. • Aspects Of Healing—Focuses on the healing process: gaining a capacity for hope, breaking silence, letting go of shame, turning anger into action, planning a confrontation, preparing for family contact, and affirming personal progress. • Guidelines For Healing Sexually—Redefines the concept of "safe sex" and establishes healthy ground rules for sexual contact.
Trauma And Recovery Judith Herman When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large. Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism.
Father-Daughter Incest Judith Lewis Herman Through an intensive clinical study of forty incest victims and numerous interviews with professionals in mental health, child protection, and law enforcement, Judith Herman develops a composite picture of the incestuous family. In a new afterword, Herman offers a lucid and thorough overview of the knowledge that has developed about incest and other forms of sexual abuse since this book was first published. Reviewing the extensive research literature that demonstrates the validity of incest survivors' sometimes repressed and recovered memories, she convincingly challenges the rhetoric and methods of the backlash movement against incest survivors, and the concerted attempt to deny the events they find the courage to describe.



SMART RECOVERY BOOK LIST

SMART Recovery Handbook Rosemary Hardin The SMART (Self Management Addiction Recovery Program) Handbook is written in simple, straight forward language with Tools, exercises, techniques and strategies to help those with drinking and substance-abuse addictive behaviors - including smoking - and behavioral issues, such as compulsive gambling or sexual activity, self-harm, and eating disorders. The Handbook will cover the heart of SMART's 4-Point Program. 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation 2: Coping with Urges 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors 4: Living a Balanced Life SMARTS approach: Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance. Provides meetings that are educational, supportive and include open discussions. Encourages individuals to recover from addiction and alcohol abuse and live satisfying lives. Teaches techniques for self-directed change. Supports the scientifically informed use of psychological treatments and legally prescribed psychiatric and addiction medication. Works on substance abuse, alcohol abuse, addiction and drug abuse as complex maladaptive behaviors with possible physiological factors. Evolves as scientific knowledge in addiction recovery evolves. Alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step programs.
Alcohol: How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did, a Sensible Approach Philip Tate Based on an alternative program to Alcoholics Anonymous known as rational-emotive therapy (RET), this self-help text for alcoholics explains how people destructively addict themselves to alcohol and to other self-defeating behaviors and how they can use RET to overcome their addictions. Author Philip Tate is one of the main RET advisor/trainers in the U.S.
Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions A. Thomas Horvath There is an alternative to 12-step! You can reduce almost any type of addictive behavior -- from drinking to sex, eating, and the Internet -- with this practical and effective workbook. Treats addictive behaviors in general, not one at a time -- because if you re prone to addictions, you ve probably got more than one. Addictive behavior can result from the use of almost any substance, or involvement in almost any activity. The harm that results from the addictive behavior, and the individual's difficulty in controlling it, is what matters. Supported by scientific research, Dr. Horvath approaches addiction as a bad habit, not a disease. He emphasizes taking responsibility, without requiring an allegiance to a "higher power," and teaches general principles of addictive behavior change, so readers can apply them as often as they need.
When AA Doesn't Work For You: Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol Albert Ellis According to the authors, the irrational thoughts and beliefs of the alcoholic--as opposed to the concept of "powerlessness" taught by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)--contribute greatly to alcoholism. Recognizing that AA may not work for everyone, they present a form of cognitive therapy known as Rational Emotive Therapy (RET). In RET, the alcoholic's irrational beliefs about drinking are consistently flushed out, challenged, and replaced with more rational ones. The authors also address "stinking thinking," a phrase coined by AA to describe the negative thoughts that often lead to relapse. Exercises in positive self-talk, creative imagery, and daily self-care are included. The ideas presented are similar to those found in a growing number of titles that offer alternatives to AA, including Jack Trimpey's The Small Book: Revolutionary Alternatives for Overcoming Alcohol and Drug Dependence (Delacorte, 1991). However, the information may be more beneficial when coupled with professional guidance. Purchase for self-help, psychology, and medical collections.
Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening Robert J. Meyers Historically there have been few options available for individuals seeking help for treatment-resistant loved ones suffering from substance abuse.Co-author Dr. Robert Meyers spent ten years developing a treatment program that helps Concerned Significant Others (CSOs) both improve the quality of their lives and to learn how to make treatment an attractive option for their partners who are substance abusers. Get Your Loved One Sober describes this multi-faceted program that uses supportive, non-confrontational methods to engage substance abusers into treatment. Called Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), the program uses scientifically validated behavioral principles to reduce the loved one's substance use and to encourage him or her to seek treatment.
Recovery Options: The Complete Guide Joseph Volpicelli With in-depth explanations of street drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and handy tips such as how to select a counselor, a treatment, or a self-help group, this work is chockfull of valuable information geared primarily to substance abusers in any stage before and during recovery. The book also offers "For Family Members & Loved Ones" segments as well as "Knowledge Is Power" sections that summarize many of the chapters but don't quite compensate for the lack of an index. Volpicelli, a senior scientist at Penn/VA Center for Research on Addictive Diseases, shares his impressive knowledge of addiction with scientific precision but uses practical advice and vignettes to illustrate topics. Szalavitz, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and recovered addict, lends an experiential voice that makes this book even more empathetic.
Resisting 12-Step Coercion: How to Fight Forced Participation in AA, NA, or 12-Step Treatment Stanton Peele This book is a guide for the one million-plus Americans per year who face coerced religious indoctrination in the guise of alcohol or drug treatment. It outlines legal strategies and existing court decisions and shows how useless and sometimes harmful 12-step treatment can be. It also contains a considerable amount of material on the routine violation of standard medical ethics by addiction treatment providers, and examples of such violations.
Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems -- Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded Anne M. Fletcher M.S. R.D. Finally someone has gone straight to the real experts: hundreds of men and women who have resolved a drinking problem. The best-selling author Anne M. Fletcher asked them a simple question: how did you do it? The result is the first completely unbiased guide for problem drinkers, one that shatters long-held assumptions about alcohol recovery.
The Truth About Addiction and Recovery Stanton Peele A radical new approach to recoveryóusing methods proven more effective than medical treatment or twelve-step programs.
Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives, 3rd Edition Reid K. Hester The Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches is a comprehensive, results-based guide to alcohol treatment methods. This handbook surveys the various models that have been used to define alcoholism, ending with a discussion of what the authors call "an informed eclecticism." Using this approach, clinicians develop a spectrum of treatment approaches that have proved effective in practice, then match specific clients with the treatment methods that offer the greatest opportunities for success in these specific circumstances. This new edition of this handy reference provides both practitioners and researchers with a rich source of information on treatment interventions demonstrated to be the most successful. Clinical Psychologists and Alcohol Treatment Specialists.
Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive, and Behavioral Techniques Michler F. Bishop People who suffer from addictive disorders present an incredible challenge to therapists. This book offers hope and specific techniques designed to address the complexity of treatment. Dr. F. Michler Bishop stresses the need for therapists to be flexible, to recognize that different people have different needs, and to consider a variety of perspectives. Cognitive, emotive, behavioral, and spiritual modalities are presented with rich clinical detail.
Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change William R. Miller This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI--engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning--and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the "dos and don'ts" of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material.
Principles of drug addiction treatment: a research-based guide National Institute on Drug Abuse Contents iii ii Acknowledgments v Preface 2 Principles of Effective Treatment 7 Frequently Asked Questions 7 Why do drug-addicted persons keep using drugs? 8 What is drug addiction treatment? 11 How effective is drug addiction treatment? 12 Is drug addiction treatment worth its cost? 14 How long does drug addiction treatment usually last? 14 What helps people stay in treatment? 15 How do we get more substanceabusing people into treatment? 16 How can families and friends make a difference in the life of someone needing treatment? 16 Where can family members go for information on treatment options? 18 How can the workplace play a role in substance abuse treatment? 18 What role can the criminal justice system play in addressing drug addiction? 20 What are the unique needs of women with substance use disorders?
Coping Better... Anytime, Anywhere: The Handbook of Rational Self-Counseling Maxie C. Maultsby Jr. Coping Better...Anytime, Anywhere lets mentally normal people instantly start learning to be as happy and emotionally satisfied as they choose to be. With clear,everyday language, this self-help handbook shows you the easy, yet medically proven, A B C way to daily cope better and better with any negative event and thereby really be the only self-help book you will ever need. You probably know, happiness and emotional satisfaction don't usually grab you when you are not looking. You have to choose them. So why not go now to page one and start learning how to be as happy and emotionally satisfied as you choose to be. today and everyday? You'll have nothing but emotional misery to lose.
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy David D. Burns The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life. Now, in this updated edition, Dr. Burns adds an All-New Consumer's Guide To Anti-depressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.
How To Stubbornly Refuse To Make Yourself Miserable About Anything-yes, Anything Albert Ellis Most emotional misery and psychological disturbances are unnecessary over-reactions and can be significantly reduced--that is the simple message of this book. Not only are anger, anxiety and depression unnecessary, they are unethical, for when you allow yourself to become emotionally disturbed you are being unfair and unjust--to yourself. Dr. Albert Ellis, the originator of Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET), contends that we ourselves create our own feelings and choose to think and feel in self-harming ways. The way to escape this trap we set for ourselves is by application of the principles of RET.
Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Michael R. Edelstein Three Minute Therapy can help to change your life for the better. You will find yourself looking at life in a different way. Your emotional troubles will seem less mysterious and less powerful. If you take the trouble to learn the techniques explained in Three Minute Therapy, think about them, and apply them to your problems, you will be able to tackle difficulties that may have seemed impossible. Some of your worst fears and anxieties can diminish or dissolve away, and you will become more effective at pursuing your chosen life goals. The techniques used in Three Minute Therapy show you, clearly and simply, how you needlessly upset yourself, and it gives you many thinking, feeling, and action methods of reducing your disturbances while still retaining your main goals, values, and preferences. Three Minute Therapy can add years of healthier and happier living to your life.
When I Say No, I Feel Guilty Manuel J. Smith The best-seller that helps you say: "I just said 'no' and I don't feel guilty!" Are you letting your kids get away with murder? Are you allowing your mother-in-law to impose her will on you? Are you embarrassed by praise or crushed by criticism? Are you having trouble coping with people? Learn the answers in When I Say No, I Feel Guilty, the best-seller with revolutionary new techniques for getting your own way.
Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward James O. Prochaska To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1,000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works



STRESS BOOK LIST

The Amazing Way to Reverse Heart Disease: Naturally : Beyond the Hypertension Hype; Why Drugs Are Not the Answer Eric R. Braverman Based on extensive research and long clinical experience, Dr. Braverman's program can open the way to the longer and better-enjoyed life that high blood pressure and heart disease are silently waiting to steal from us.
The Relaxation Response Herbert Benson When Dr. Herbert Benson introduced this simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieving stress twenty-five years ag, his book became an instant national bestseller. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret--without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress. Discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic approach is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten to twenty minutes of practice twice a day.
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living Amit Sood MD Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road, or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day’s worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you’re trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren’t sure how to find peace? In this book, Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc., a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind’s instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life. The book is based on the highly popular stress management program offered at Mayo Clinic that Dr. Sood developed after two decades of work with tens of thousands of people.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity David Allen In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to: * Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty * Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations * Plan projects as well as get them unstuck * Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed.
Calming the Rush of Panic: A Mindfulness-Based Stress reduction Guide to Freeing Yourself from Panic Attacks and Living a Vital Life Bob Stahl PhD, Wendy Millstine NC Do you constantly feel anxious? Do you have panic attacks that make you feel as though you are about to lose control? You are not alone. In fact, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions faced by our society. Perhaps you’ve tried therapy or medication and have not found any real, lasting relief for your symptoms. So where do you go from here? Calming the Rush of Panic will introduce you to the practices of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)—a proven-effective meditational method developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn—as a way to work through episodes of panic. After an informative introduction to MBSR, you will be guided through a number of exploratory practices and meditations to transform your panic into peace." Each chapter in the book contains informational background on the topic, guided meditations, and up to 10 practices that let you put the information and skills you will learn into action. The book promotes mindfulness-based practices and exercises to help you deal with the physical, emotional, and mental effects of panic, and inside you will learn foundational MBSR meditation practices, including mindful breathing, sitting meditation, and loving-kindness meditation. If your fear response is out of sync with the situations you find yourself in, this book will show you that your thoughts are just thoughts—they are just one part of you. This quick, accessible book is the first to use an MBSR approach to specifically target panic attacks and panic disorder, and its goal is to show you what exists beyond your panic—a life filled with a greater sense of calm, connection, and happiness.



SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION BOOK LIST

The Small Book (Rational Recovery Systems) Jack Trimpey Offering an alternative to twelve-step programs, a supportive guide explains how to identify the impulse to use intoxicants, learn self-control, value sobriety, and replace addiction with self-supportive behaviors. Reprint.
The Hidden Addiction And How To Get Free Janice Keller Phelps & Alan Nourse The startling news of the Hidden Addiction is that all addictions are rooted in the same genetic flaw in your body. Dr. Phelps explains that addiction does not result primarily from emotional stress, lack of willpower, or some other psychological factor. It is a concrete physiological condition that can be addressed, and a detailed treatment program is provided in this book.
Younger (Thinner) You Diet: How Understanding Your Brain Chemistry Can Help You Lose Weight, Reverse Aging, and Fight Disease Eric R. Braverman New research in nutrition and weight loss has revealed an amazing discovery: the brain—virtually neglected in all other diet plans—is the most important organ in dieting. Dieters can actually lose weight by eating foods, nutrients, teas, and spices that change the chemical balance of the brain for permanent weight loss—a major factor contributing to how quickly the body ages. In fact, everyone can take years off their age by changing their brain chemistry.
The Recovery Book Arlene Eisenberg A unique collaboration between Dr. Al Mooney, head of the Willingway Hospital, Arlene Eisenberg, coauthor of the What to Expect books, and medical journalist Howard Eisenberg, The Recovery Bookis the first book to explain exactly what a recovering addict and his or her family will face during every stage of living clean and sober. The authors provide a wealth of information on in- and out-patient services, support groups, family relationships, temptations, and worries. Hundreds of questions and answers address every particular of what a person in recovery can expect, from mental and physical health concerns to why a former cocaine addict should not use Windex. What withdrawal is like. When the euphoria of not drinking wanes. Feeling uncomfortable at AA. Regaining trust. Sleep problems. What to tell co-workers. Twenty ways to dump depression and anxiety. Making and using leisure time. Learning what normal is.
Healing The Shame That Binds You John Bradshaw This classic book, written 17 years ago but still selling more than 13,000 copies every year, has been completely updated and expanded by the author. "I used to drink," writes John Bradshaw,"to solve the problems caused by drinking. The more I drank to relieve my shame-based loneliness and hurt, the more I felt ashamed." Shame is the motivator behind our toxic behaviors: the compulsion, co-dependency, addiction and drive to superachieve that breaks down the family and destroys personal lives. This book has helped millions identify their personal shame, understand the underlying reasons for it, address these root causes and release themselves from the shame that binds them to their past failures.



SUICIDE BOOK LIST

How To Stop A Suicide Juandalyn Peters Dr. Peters is passionate about issues of mental health in the community, and improving it through educating treatment providers and consumers. Therefore, in addition to her private practice, she provides numerous trainings on psychiatric illnesses and their treatment for groups of her colleagues and the general public at civic organizations and agencies such as Broward First Call for Help and the West Palm Beach Mental Health Association. This book is a part of her continuing effort to educate the public about mental illnesses, and prevent the alarming rates of suffering, disability and deaths attributable to mental illnesses in our community.
Night Falls Fast Kay Redfield Jamison From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem.
An Unquiet Mind Kay Redfield Jamison In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf Ntozake Shange From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975 when it was praised by The New Yorker for "encompassing...every feeling and experience a woman has ever had," for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.
The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells Randi Kreger For family members of people with borderline personality disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, and suicidal tendencies—common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder—leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless.



TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY BOOK LIST

Mindstorms: The Complete Guide for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury John W. Cassidy If your loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you know that its effects can be devastating and often difficult to understand It may feel as if your world has shifted on its axis, and you’ll never get your bearings. Navigating your way through the morass of doctors, medical terms, and the healthcare system can be daunting, especially when you want only what’s best for the person you love. Dr. John Cassidy has devoted the past twenty-five years to helping families cope with traumatic brain injury; Mindstorms is his compassionate, comprehensive manual to demystifying this often frightening and life-changing condition. More than 6.3 million Americans live with a severe disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. In fact, because it’s so commonplace, but little talked of, TBI is often referred to as the “silent epidemic.” In these pages, Dr. Cassidy walks you through the different types of brain injury; explodes the common myths surrounding it; demonstrates the ways in which TBI may affect memory, behavior, and social interaction.



YOUNG READERS BOOK LIST

Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two Isolina Ricci Ph.D. How kids can stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again. Isolina Ricci's Mom's House, Dad's House has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years. With her new book, Dr. Isa adapts her time-tested advice on maneuvering the emotional, logistical, and legal realities of separation, divorce, and stepfamilies to speak directly to children. Alongside practical ways to cope with big changes she offers older children and their families key resiliency tools that kids can use now and the rest of their lives. Kids and families are encouraged to believe in themselves, to take heart, and to plan for their lives ahead. Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids is packed with practical tips, frank answers, easy-to-use lists, "train your brain" ideas, reproducible worksheets, and things to try when words just won't come out right. Kids will learn how to: • Deal with parents living apart, schedules, and dueling house rules • Settle comfortably in one home or two • Stay out of the "miserable middle" when parents fight • Manage stress, guilt, change, fear, and other feelings.
Stomping Out Depression Neil T. Anderson Once depression was thought only to be an adult problem. But research clearly indicates that drepression has become common among modern teens and pre-teens. Often teens struggling with depression don't believe that anyone can relate to their circumstances or understand what they are going through. But Jesus knows what it's like to feel rejected, unloved and let down by the people we love. And the Bible tells us that a close walk with Christ will give us a sound mind. Now the Breaker: Youth Edition" show teens how Jesus can change the way they think and the way they live.
Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents Jane Isay We raise our children to be independent and lead fulfilling lives, but when they finally do, staying close becomes more complicated than ever. And for every bewildered mother who wonders why her children don’t call, there is a frustrated son or daughter who just wants to be treated like a grownup. Now, renowned editor Jane Isay delivers the perfect gift to both parents and their adult children—real-life wisdom and advice on how to stay together without falling apart.
Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers: How To Cope With Losing Someone You Love Earl Grollman If you are a teenager whose friend or relative has died, this book was written for you. Earl A. Grollman, the award-winning author of Living When a Loved One Has Died, explains what to expect when you lose someone you love.
Cool Down and Work Through Anger (Learning to Get Along®) Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed. Everyone gets angry, so it’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry—but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively.



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