Diabetes and Healthy Food Choices
Eating healthy food is an important part of managing your diabetes. Check out this great resource by Diabetes NZ.
Health Professional Review
A pamphlet developed by Diabetes New Zealand.
Quiet the Mind (secondary age)
An Illustrated Guide on How to Meditate.
In a world where finding even ten minutes to ‘do nothing’, the benefits of meditation can be profound. Meditation is simply a way of giving our brains a well-deserved break and can actually help our brains to function healthy and happily. This beautifully illustrated guide is an inspiring and practical book which shows you how to meditate without the need for uncomfortable lotus positions or prayer beads! With his typical gentle and insightful humour, Matthew’s guide to meditation will enable to you to feel more present, more youthful, have more energy and greater concentration, improve your mood and sleep more soundly.
Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions
A Self-help Manual
This guide is by the author of “How to Stop Worrying”. People suffering from some degree of obsessive compulsive disorder may be embarrassed by their symptoms and not present themselves for treatment. This book, therefore, attempts to provide a comprehensive guide to self-help, explaining the principles of anxiety reduction, giving treatment instructions in easy-to-understand language. It covers compulsive checking, washing, hoarding, obsessional thoughts and worry, obsessional personality and depression.
Lose Weight for Life: Ditch Dieting & Lighten Up
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.
The 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love that Lasts
Health Professional Reviewer: Sheryl Shipley, Psychologist.
- The book is easy to read and well set out. It flows well from chapter to chapter.
- The overview of the 5 love language is easy to follow and makes intuitive sense.
- However, some of the examples come across as sexist and the lengths needed to ‘succeed’ verging on psychologically abusive in good 1950’s style. Whether this in intentional or because it has a religious grounding I’m unsure.
I would suggest reading this book with the idea of learning something about yourself and your partner. Approach this book as an overview rather than a lesson in how to do it well.
Staying Well with Type 2 Diabetes
A pamphlet developed by Diabetes NZ.
Some guidelines and information to help you stay well with your Type 2 Diabetes.
Overcoming Low Self Esteem
A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Melanie Fennell’s Overcoming Low Self-Esteem is a classic of self-help literature, winning acclaim for its practical and user-friendly approach and now recommended on the National Health Service’s self-help scheme known as Books on Prescription. This book will aid readers to understand their condition and with this knowledge enable them to break out of the vicious circle of negative self-image, learn the art of self-acceptance and alter their lives for the better. Explains the nature of low self-esteem and self destructive thinking. Contains a complete self-help programme and monitoring sheets. Is based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy.