RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND AUTHORS LIST

  1.  The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns:  A clear explanation of the benefits and techniques of cognitive therapy, with self-   help instruction for depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, fears, phobias, communication problems and more.

   2.  Spark by John Ratey:  A presentation f new research on the vital link between brain health and physical movement, thereby                improving your concentration, mood and resilience to stress.

    3. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steve Hayes:  This takes a look at how the experience of yourself and of life, how to            avoid uncomfortable feelings or situations, and learning to accept and tolerate the discomforts to have a more interesting and            meaningful life.


    4. The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by David Bourne:  For anyone struggling with anxiety, causes of anxiety and phobias, and                strategies to deal with it successfully.

     5. Feeling Good:  The New Mood Therapy by David Burns:  For anyone struggling with depression.  Scientifically proven                           techniques that will lift your spirits and help you approach life in a more positive way.

     6.  Healing from Trauma:  A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life by Jasmin Corri:                        Understand trauma, its symptoms and impacts of trauma on your life.  Complete with exercises, healing strategies, and                      resources to help you heal from trauma and move forward in your life.


      7. The Five Love Languages:  The Secret to Love That Lasts by David Chapman:  Exploring approaches to love to help enrich                    your relationship with your partner.

      8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:  Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Steven Covey:  One of the most powerful                  and impactful books ever written about changing your life.

       9. Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman:  Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married                     couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks.  He helps                         couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart                 and soul of any relationship.  Packed with questionnaires and exercise where effectiveness has been prove in workshops.


      10. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl:  This memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in              Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.  Based on his own experiences and the stories of his patients, Frankl              argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward. 


       11. Braving the Wilderness:  The Quest of True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone:  True belonging is not about fitting in,               pretending, or making the people around us comfortable because that’s safer.  The four practices of true belonging require                 us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be with people without sacrificing who we are and what we value.


       12. The Happiness Advantage:  How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor:  Conventional wisdom                      holds that once we succeed, we’ll be happy; that once we get that great job, win that next promotion, find the perfect                            relationship, lose that five pounds, happiness will follow.  But the science reveals this formula to be backward.  Happiness                  fuels success, not the other way around.


        13. Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself:  How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza:  You are not                          doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life.  A new science is emerging that                                empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose.  You will find the necessary knowledge to change any aspect                of yourself and be taught the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself with step-by-step tools.

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