BOOKS/LINKS FOR ADULTS
You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life. (Jeffrey M. Schwartz & Rebecca Gladding).
Stop Anxiety from Stopping You: The Breakthrough Program For Conquering Panic and Social Anxiety. (Helen Odessky)
Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind: How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear, and Worry. (Jennifer Shannon)
Debt impact on mental health: How to rebuild your finances (Madison Blancaflor)
Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm In A Chaotic World. (Max Lucado)
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) https://iocdf.org/expert-opinions/subtypes-of-ocd/ This website provides information and guidance for adults, teens and children who struggle with OCD
(Forrest Talley, Ph.D.)
BOOKS/LINKS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Revised and Updated Edition: Practical Strategies to Overcome Fears, Worries, and Phobias and Be Prepared for Life–from Toddlers to Teens. (Tamar Chansky)
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents. (Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, et al.)
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: CBT Skills to Help You Deal with Worry and Anxiety. (Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan R. Barkin, et al.)
BOOKS FOR ADULTS
The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach. (Simon Rego & Sarah Fader)
Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression (James S. Gordon)
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You and Medication Can’t Give You. (Richard O’Connor)
Below is a brief pdf that should be helpful to anyone who wants to quickly learn how to identify depression, and understand the basic treatment options that are available.
Depression: How To Spot It & How To Bounce Back (Dominique Talley, MSW)
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression. (Lisa M. Schab)
Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back. (Mary Karapetian Alvord & Anne McGrath)
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression. (Norman T. Berlinger)
BOOKS FOR ADULTS
The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques. (Mary Beth Williams & Soili Poijula)
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. (Bessel van der Kolk)
The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole. (Arielle Schwartz)
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
The PTSD Workbook for Teens: Simple, Effective Skills for Healing Trauma. (Libbi Palmer)
Does My Child Have PTSD?: What to Do When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out. (Jolene Philo)
Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing. (Peter A. Levine & Maggie Kline)
Happiness Project – https://gretchenrubin.com/books/the-happiness-project/about-the-book/
Greater Good Website – https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/
Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity. (Robert A. Emmons)
Resisting Happiness. (Matthew Kelly)
Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. (Rick Hanson)
The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want. (Sonja Lyubomirsky).
Bullying is prevalent throughout childhood. This book looks at the impact of bullying as seen through the author’s eyes.
My Bullied Past: Why Does it Still HURT? Kindle Edition (Laura Martocci)
A book on love and how to expand it in your life. An interesting, and practical, perspective from one of the foremost researchers in that area.
Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection. (Barbara L. Fredrickson)
This next book is a little bit ‘out there’ but interesting to read and provides a fascinating look at the brain/behavior connection, and how to make changes in your life.
A classic that explores the differences in how people express their love for others. Very helpful for those of you who wish to better understand the important people in your life.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. (Gary Chapman)
This is another classic, recently updated, that focuses on the crucial need to set boundaries in one’s life, that is to be able to say “no” to some people while still saying “yes” to others. This is essential if one is to take control of his or her life. If you have not read this book, just go ahead and order it today. You need it. Everyone needs it.
Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life. (Henry Cloud & John Townsend)
Many children at one time or another have a difficult time falling asleep. When these ‘sleep onset’ problems persist for weeks or months it is time to take action. Helping children to fall asleep on their own is an important part of instilling confidence and independence. The book listed here will walk you through a clear and effective process for getting your child’s sleep back on track. It should be emphasized, however, that if your child’s difficulties in going to sleep are due to experiencing trauma, this would not be an appropriate approach. It is appropriate for most ‘run of the mill’ sleep onset problems that arise from mild fears of the dark, separation, etc.
Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems (Richard Ferber, M.D.)
Entering High School: Five Ways to Help Your Teen Succeed
The teen years are terrific, but they are also frequently a time of stress for parent and child alike. The transition to high school can be particularly challenging. This brief guide gives easy to follow tips that pay big dividends. For most teens, the high school years will be punctuated with extreme highs and lows. By getting your teen off to a good start, however, he or she is much more likely to have fewer lows, and end up being better prepared for adulthood.
Free audio guided meditation exercises (lots of research has been done demonstrating the benefits of meditation – this website is a great start) – http://www.positivityresonance.com/meditations.html
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