I Had a Black Dog: His Name was Depression
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.
The Mindful Way through Depression
Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness (includes CD)
The Mindful Way through Depression draws on the collective wisdom of four internationally renowned mindfulness experts, including bestselling author Jon Kabat-Zinn, to provide effective relief from the most prevalent psychological disorder. This authoritative, easy-to-use self-help program is based on methods clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of depression. Revealing the hidden psychological mechanisms that cause chronic unhappiness, the authors gently guide readers through a series of exercises designed to break the mental habits that lead to despair. Kabat-Zinn lends his calm, familiar voice to the accompanying CD of guided meditations, making this a complete package for anyone looking to regain a sense of balance and contentment.
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.
The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens (secondary age)
Mindfulness Skills to Help you Deal with Stress
First, the bad news: your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. Up to 70 percent of teens say they’re stressed out, and with pressure about grades at school, parents who just don’t seem to get it, and friends who drive you crazy, it’s no wonder. Here’s the good news! If you learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, you’ll have the skills you need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life sends your way in high school and beyond.
Living with it
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.
What Abi Taught Us
The inspiring story of how Lucy Hone coped with the tragic death of her daughter and how strategies from the science of resilient grieving can help anyone face an equally helpless situation.
Lucy Hone’s beloved 12-year-old daughter Abi was killed in 2014 in a devastating car accident in Canterbury that also claimed the lives of Abi’s friend Ella and Ella’s mother Sally.
Lucy works in the field of resilience psychology, helping ordinary people exposed to real-life traumatic situations. When faced with the incomprehensible fact of Abi’s tragic death Lucy knew that she was fighting for the survival of her sanity and her family unit.
She used her practice to develop ways to support her family in their darkest days, and to find a new way of living without Abi.
In What Abi Taught Us Lucy shares her story and research so that others can work to regain some sense of control and take action in the face of helpless situations.
The Happiness Trap Pocketbook
An illustrated guide on how to stop struggling and start living
Whether you’re lacking confidence, facing illness, stressed at work, struggling with low self-esteem, trying to lose weight or quit smoking, or just wanting to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled — in this book you will learn effective techniques to:
• reduce stress and worry
• rise above fear, doubt and insecurity
• handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively
• break self-defeating habits
• develop self-acceptance and self-compassion
• let go of inaccurate and misleading (but very popular) ideas about happiness, and
• create a rich, full and meaningful life.