Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.

- John Green

 

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love.

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind 

Expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life. Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle of everyday living.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage.

Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

Stop panic attacks and end feelings of general anxiety. Face any anxious situation you’ve been avoiding (driving/flying/shopping etc.). Put an end to anxious or intrusive thoughts. Use the CORRECT natural supplements to relieve anxiety. Boost your confidence and feel like your old self again. Fall asleep faster and with less anxiety each night. Live a more bold and adventurous life again. 

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​The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor.

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Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life

Are you tired of feeling fu*ked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unfu*ked version of yourself.

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You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Bitesize chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love, And create it NOW!

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The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

If others have described you as “too sensitive” or “too shy,” according to psychotherapist Elaine Aron, PhD, you might be a highly sensitive person. Aron’s book “The Highly Sensitive Person” is designed to help you recognize these traits and understand them to improve your life and personal relationships.

 

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to: Become confident, Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt, Beat fear and uncertainty, Stop worrying and feel happier, Share your ideas with courage, etc.
The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back.

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​Declutter Your Mind

You’ve heard how helpful decluttering your living space can be. “Declutter Your Mind” applies this same philosophy to your mental space, with the idea being that negative and anxious thoughts take up valuable mental real estate. The book focuses on teaching mindfulness techniques to allow you to be present in the moment and take control of your thought process.

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​Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now

If you suffer from anxiety you’re not alone―like 40 million Americans, you know symptoms can strike anytime, anywhere. Relief is here. Be Calm targets symptoms wherever they strike with cutting-edge techniques that help you reduce anxiety on the spot.

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Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety

Stop panic attacks and end feelings of general anxiety. Face any anxious situation you’ve been avoiding (driving/flying/shopping etc.). Put an end to anxious or intrusive thoughts. Use the CORRECT natural supplements to relieve anxiety. Boost your confidence and feel like your old self again. Fall asleep faster and with less anxiety each night. Live a more bold and adventurous life again. 

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Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind: How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear, & Worry. 

This book shows you how to stop anxious thoughts from taking over using proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques, as well as fun illustrations. By following the exercises in this book, you’ll learn to identify your own anxious thoughts, question those thoughts, and uncover the core fears at play.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

It takes more than the occasional great date to keep your relationship afloat. The the key to a lasting relationship is learning love languages. The concept of love languages is actually quite simple. There are five of them, each describing an expression of—you guessed it—love. The key is discovering which love language you and your partner respond to the most, then regularly putting that into practice.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful, 2nd Edition

After the Affair teaches partners how to heal themselves and grow from the shattering crisis of an infidelity. Drawing on thirty-five years as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Spring offers a series of original and proven strategies that address many important questions.  

The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships

From the country’s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life—with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work.

 
 
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8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook

Assignments, strategies, and personal reflections to help those who suffer from an eating disorder heal their relationship to food and their bodies. Filled with tried and true practical exercises, goal sheets, food journal forms, clinical anecdotes and stories, readers are guided in exploring their thoughts, feelings, and coping strategies while being encouraged to choose how they want to approach the material. 

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The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health

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 lonelines.

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapy and Personal Experience

The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue.

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Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too

Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides hope to the millions of people plagued by eating disorders. Beginning with Jenni’s “divorce” from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient’s insights and experiences with a therapist’s prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed.

When anxious feelings spiral out of control, they can drain your energy and prevent you from living the life you want. If you’re ready to stop letting your anxiety have the upper hand, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety, can help you to recognize your anxiety triggers, develop skills to stop anxious thoughts before they take over, and keep needless fears from coming back.

Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. In order to make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas-distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks

A Complete Guide to CBT—Learn what cognitive behavioral therapy is, how it can help you, and how to apply it to your life in just a few weeks. Practical Lessons—Simple, directed writing exercises make it easy to apply cognitive behavioral therapy to your life. True Relief—Discover how cognitive behavioral therapy can make a real, tangible difference by providing well-needed, long-lasting relief.

 

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For full transparency, the links above are Amazon affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no extra cost to you when you make your purchases from Amazon.  I would like to thank you in advance for buying through the links as it helps me to provide lower fees for people in need. I have put together some great resources that I have found to be beneficial to both my clients and to myself. 

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