Books About Abuse And Recovery
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Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, by Steven C. Hayes & Spencer Smith - Healing is not about resisting your emotions; it’s about feeling them completely and yet not turning your choices over to them.
The Gifts of Imperfection
: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brene Brown - important book about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.'
The Whole-Brain Child
: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson - great for parenting your children or reparenting yourself after child abuse.
Who Moved My Cheese
: An A-Mazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and Your Life, by Dr. Spencer Johnson. A tale focusing on change, how change is perceived, and its impact on life.
: Revised and Expanded Edition, The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely. 'In creative ways, author Dan Ariely puts rationality to the test.' ~ Boston Globe
It's OK to Be Neurotic
: Using Your Neuroses to Your Advantage, by Frank Bruno. Explores twenty strategies for coping with and benefiting from neuroses.
A Shining Affliction
: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy, by Annie G. Rogers. ''...what makes this book so extraordinary is her willingness to reveal exactly what goes on in the sometimes mysterious encounter between therapist and patient.'' ~ The Los Angeles Times.
No Comfort Zone
: Notes on Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, by Marla Handy - highly personal account that helps us understand what PTSD is.
: Master Therapists Share Their Worst Failures, by Jeffrey A. Kottler & Jon Carlson - 20 of the world's most famous practitioners discuss their mistakes, misjudgements, and miscalculations on working with clients. Helps to have a perspective on the fact that therapists are human too. More understanding and less grudges this way.
Weekends at Bellevue
: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER, by Julie Holland, admissions psychiatrist in NYC. Controversial, at times bordering on inappropriate, but still interesting.
A Million Little Pieces
by James Frey. An account of the author's decision to enter rehab and the six weeks he spends there, trying to recover from alcohol and drug addiction, after waking up on a plane with no memory of how he got there or of the past two weeks of his life.
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