• Hold Me Tight

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    Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

    The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection. Dr. Johnson teaches that the way to enhance or save a relationship is to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other and to reestablish emotional connection.

  • How to Stop Worrying

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    Worry is a natural warning system. It's your brain's way of warning that something is wrong and needs to be dealt with. But sometimes things get out of hand, and worrying starts to spoil your enjoyment of life and even to affect your health. In this easy-to-read manual, Dr Frank Tallis explains how to understand your fears, and how to control your worry and make it work for you in a positive way. Topics include: Defining worry and its mechanism; Preparing to solve your problems – skills to practice; How to solve your problems – brainstorming, making decisions; Problem-solving in action – did it work? Coping with setbacks; When the worry won't stop – coping successfully with unavoidable problems.

  • I Can’t Get Over It

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    A Handbook for Trauma Survivors

    This book will help you:

    • Find out whether you have PTSD
    • Cope with post-traumatic anger, grief, and survivor guilt
    • Recognize related problems such as depression, substance abuse , compulsive behavior and low self-esteem
    • Identify “triggers” that set off flashbacks, anxiety attacks, and other symptoms
    • Relieve wounding caused by others’ blaming and insensitivity
    • Gain a sense of empowerment and hope for the future
  • I Had a Black Dog: His Name was Depression

    Anxiety and Depression - Young People

    There are many different breeds of Black Dog affecting millions of people from all walks of life. The Black Dog is an equal opportunity mongrel. It was Winston Churchill who popularized the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life. Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written and illustrated this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion and how he learned to tame it and bring it to heel.

  • If not dieting, then what?

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    This straightforward, no-nonsense guide to weight management addresses the evidence that weight-loss treatments may worsen rather than improve long-term physical and psychological health. The solution of an attitude change that calls for a more positive view of food that is not characterized by the “no pain, no gain” ethos is presented. How to minimize fat intake without sacrificing food enjoyment is also explained.

  • Incredible You! (primary age)

    Self-Esteem - Young People

    Dr Wayne W. Dyer has taken then 10 concepts from his book for adults “10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace” and interpreted them for children, creating “Incredible You”! Wayne believes that it’s never too early for children to know that they’re unique and powerful beings, and they have everything they need within themselves to create happy, successful lives. With this book, parents can introduce these important ideas to their children. The ten concepts are numbered, titled and set in rhyming verse, and vibrant illustrations bring each point to life. At the end, there are questions that kids can answer to connect these ideas to their own lives, and make them realize how incredible they truly are.

  • Just Listen

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    To find the truth you’ve got to be willing to hear it.
    When she’s modeling, Annabel is the picture of perfection. But her real life is far from perfect. Fortunately, she’s got Owen. He’s intense, music-obsessed, and dedicated to always telling the truth. And most of all, he’s determined to make Annabel happy. . .

  • Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions

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    Completely redesigned for easy reading and fully updated with the latest research and information on current practice, medication, legal matters, and specific conditions, this new edition of a vital resource is full of tips, suggestions, and strategies to deal with chronic illness and symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, disability, and depression. It encourages readers to develop individual approaches to setting goals, making decisions, and finding resources and support so that they are able to do the things they want and need. Originally based on a five-year study conducted at Stanford University, this work has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world. Aimed at letting people become self-managers of their own illness, this book's one simple goal is to help anyone with a chronic illness to live a productive, healthy life.

  • Living with it

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    Survivors Guide to Panic Attacks

    Health Professional Reviewer: Faye Hanna, Clinical Specialist, Primary Mental Health. Reviewed 10 February 2013.

    Book Title: Living with it: Survivors Guide to Panic Attacks

     

    Suitable for: Teens through to adults. Comic format easy reading.

    Book Summary: A thoroughly useful small book which clearly addresses anxiety and panic, provides a good understanding of how it develops what it is and how to overcome it. This is, in my opinion one of the most beneficial publications yet. This book summarises anxiety and simplifies a really useful way of managing and overcoming panic attacks.

    Strengths and Weaknesses: The simplistic format makes it easy for all levels of readers to understand. The comic form helps readers to remember specific points.

  • Lose Weight for Life: Ditch Dieting & Lighten Up

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    If you’re sick of going round in circles and want to make some changes to your health and wellness that stick with you, Lose Weight for Life is the book for you!

    • Sort out the facts from the fiction when it comes to nutrition
    • Build healthy eating habits and behaviours
    • Break the cycle of emotional eating
    • Plan, cook and eat healthy meals
    • Get you results that LAST

    Weight loss doesn’t have to be about dieting and self-denial. In Lose Weight For Life I will help you change the way you think about food so you can eat right, feel great and lead a balanced life. This is a fresh approach to weight loss that lasts, now is the time to take weight off your body and your mind for a healthier, happier you.

  • Luna’s red hat (primary age)

    Grief and Loss - Young People

    This book is designed to be read with children aged 6 years and over who have experienced the loss of a family member by suicide. Luna’s Red Hat addresses issues such as grief, sadness, anger, anxiety, guilt and depression, as Luna talks to her father on the anniversary of her mother’s death. At the end of the story, Luna’s father shows how the family can begin to focus on happier things, while still acknowledging the significance of the loved one who has died.

    This is an easy to read book and is appropriately illustrated to convey the feelings discussed. Emotions that are commonly experienced after the death of a loved one by suicide are introduced, and prompts are provided for a parent/other adult to discuss these with the child affected by grief.

  • Maia and the Worry Bug (primary age)

    Anxiety and Worry - Young People

    This is an easily read book for children aged 6 to 10, designed to be read by parents and primary school children together. The story unfolds how anxiety, in the form of a worry bug, arrives at Maia’s house and takes over. The more attention the family members give to the worry bug the larger it gets, until a young neighbour points out what is happening. The family then talk about what they can do together to manage their anxiety and take back control of their lives. This book is the second in an anxiety management resource – the other Wishes and Worries is for classroom use.

     

    The story in this book provides a focused way to discuss anxiety that would also greatly benefit many parents, including those with limited literacy. The strength of the book is how it externalises the problem of anxiety, so family members don’t feel blamed or stigmatised. It is beautifully illustrated and shows appropriate emotional expressions by the characters, so the reader can relate well to the story and the feelings that are evoked. It may be too long for most children to read at one time and is probably more suited to children experiencing anxiety triggered by natural disasters such as earthquakes. There are also eleven pages of guided exercises which provides plenty of prompts for family discussion and actions, likely to benefit families experiencing anxiety.

  • Manukura: The little white kiwi (preschool/primary age)

    Resilience - Young People

    True story by world-renowned writer Joy Cowley about the beautiful rare white kiwi Manukura in picture book format for young children.

    When a rare white kiwi was born in captivity at Pukaha Mount Bruce, Maori recognised this as something very special – a treasure and a sign of new beginnings.

    In this beautiful picture book Joy Cowley tells the story of Manukura the little white kiwi and offers an uplifting message to all young New Zealanders.

  • Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!

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    In The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!, Mayo Clinic provides up-to-date, clinically proven information that addresses the key causes of heart disease and provides clear, actionable advice in an easy-to follow format, including:

    • The three key actions you can taken in a quick-start plan to help you jump-start your way to heart health
    • A heart-health assessment to help you create your own customized plan
    • An easy-to-follow program designed for life-long heart health
    • Tools to help you determine your risk for heart disease
    • Information on how to recognize symptoms of heart disease-and what to do about them
    • Background on cholesterol's role and info on how you can minimize the effects of bad cholesterol and enhance your levels of good cholesterol
    • How to talk to your doctor about heart concerns and what to expect during a medical evaluation
    • How heart disease symptoms can be different in women, and other special concerns for women
    • How to raise heart-healthy children
    • …and more
  • Mind Over Mood

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    Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

    Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book's large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease.

    Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit.

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