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#13 Jeepers



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:41 AM

I also found the Jungian psychologist Marion Woodman's books really helpful: Woodman


Her area of expertise is Conscious Femininity, which is really about balancing the male and female sides of women and men (learning how to value your inner emotions and set boundaries around them). 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:57 AM

The linden method and panic away program

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

Excellent idea Phantasm!


The New Mood Therapy- Dr. David Burns (C.B.T. workbook)

You Are Not Your Brain The 4 step solution- Jeffery M. Schwartz M.D. and Rebecca Gladding M.D. (Neuroplasticity guide)  

Buddha’s Brain- Rick Hanson PH.D (Neuroplasticity guide directed towards Buddhism)

The Mindful Way Through Depression-  Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn (Treating depression through non-reactivity to negative thought patterns.)

These book are likely more helpful if you have already identified your core issues and are looking to effectively manage them. However, they are all wonderful guides to identifying negative thought patterns. Much love :)

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:48 AM

@Susto, I've always found the Toa Te Ching inspiring.


@Shapiro, I remember you telling me about You Are Not Your Brain, and how much it changed your perspective.


This is an interesting one I've heard a few people mention on here: Brainspotting.


It looks like an offshoot of EMDR - and I can't help thinking this sort of thing is mentioned in standard EMDR literature - but instead of moving the eyes back and forth, once you have located an activating eye position, or "brainspot", you hold it and process whatever comes up in that "line" of trauma. I've just been doing it in an ad-hoc way as an add-on to what I already do, but it actually seems effective.

I've not read this yet, but would but be interested to know if anyone has:

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:52 AM

I was going to mention Claire Weekes, but I see she has already been referenced. Her book was truly revolutionary when it came out. Instead, I'll suggest "The Instinct To Heal" by David Servan-Schreiber.
He is a psychiatrist/neuroscientist. His book explores some interesting alternative methods outside of the mainstream.
There is another book called "The Sensitive Person" (?) or something like that, which I hope to read soon.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:39 AM


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:31 AM

Does anyone have any solid books on a comprehensive view of CBT?



Well, when I wanted to understand CBT I bought

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, by David Westbrook, Helen Kennerley, and Joan Kirk.


It's like a textbook for students from the Open University, quite easy to read and comprehensive, and a very good summary of the method. CBT was never a huge help to me, but it's a catchbag of methods, so even if it's not for you, there is likely something useful you can take from it. 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:33 AM

Thanks Delicate :)

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:30 PM

Coping with Trauma-related Dissociation, by Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele and Ono Van Hart 

(I only saw this on the "customers who bought..." list, while posting a link. It looks really interesting and relevant, but I've not read it.)


Last one, maybe by way of a conclusion:

The Grief Recovery Handbook, by John W. James and Russell Friedman.

Recovery is often likened to a grieving process, and I think this can be taken literally. Loss isn't always bereavement, it can be a change in any kind of circumstance. Any heartbreak or pain.

I know many, like me, found it perplexing that we should be ill when there aught to be some simple natural process of recovery, and perhaps there always was, and it's called grieving. Bringing things back down to a simple human level. What's surprising about this book is just how familiar the issues it adresses are, issues talked frequently about on this forum.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

*bump* Let me add another title -

Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset - by Hal and Sidra Stone

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:36 AM

Just ordered a book on Borderline Personality Disorder, as I am interested in it. It's called 'The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders'

I like how it says "the angry heart" this is about right

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