PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO BROWSE THROUGH THESE MANY BOOK SUGGESTIONS.
Therapy of Personality Disorders" by Aaron T. Beck
therapy of patients with various disorders of personality has been
discussed in the clinical literature since the beginning of the
recorded history of psychotherapy
Therapy and the Emotional Disorders " by Aaron T. Beck One of
the founders of cognitive therapy writes a clear, comprehensive
guide to the basis of emotional disturbance and highlights such
important concepts as learning the meaning of hidden messages,
listening to automatic...
Demonstrates the role of irrational & unrealistic “automatic
thoughts” in depression, anxiety & phobias & describes
techniques for overcoming them.
: A Guide to Avoidance and Avoidant Personality Disorder"
provides an in-depth look at avoidance and Avoidant
Personality disorder (APD).
The author studies the avoidant in the real world and habitat
and evolves a dedicated,
eclectic, action-oriented therapeutic approach. Kantor
believes it is important to move
away from individual components of avoidance, such as fear of
rejection or low self-esteem, and to study and treat the
avoidant "gestalt" for which the proper treatment is
avoidance reduction. Components of the psychoanalytic,
cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and supportive approaches
that involve "doing" or action, are emphasized.
of Personality: DSM and Beyond, 2nd ed"
by T. Million
book should be read by everyone who wishes to reclaim the lost land
of personality theory and personality disorders (it's so good that I
was tempted to say read by anyone who has a personality). This book
can be applauded as a companion volume to DSM-III
**Social Phobia, |Anxiety, shyness...
|Jonathan Berent and Amy Lemley
||Beyond Shyness: How to
Conquer Social Anxieties
Outlines techniques to overcome shyness & social phobias,
focusing on specific
|Ronald M. Rapee
Shyness & Social Phobia
4 case studies of stress-related problems faced by a large
the population; offers checklists & solutions. This book
is MUST whether your in therapy or simply looking for a
self-help option for SA/SP.
Social Anxiety: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach
||Workbook shows how SP interferes with the
achievement of life goals; teaches strategies for managing
symptoms of discomfort in social situations & provides
information about how to challenge irrational beliefs.
Includes worksheets & information about interventions,
such as exposure, cognitive reframing,
relaxation & medication.
|Barbara G. Markway
Shy: How to Overcome Social Anxiety & Reclaim Your Life
sufferers, those who love them & those who treat them
includes information on symptoms & possible causes; offers
methods for treating the disorder, including self-treatment
options. Case histories present people from a wide variety of
backgrounds who have social anxiety disorder. Appendixes
include help from parents of children with this disorder.
Phobia: Alleviating Anxiety in an Age of Self-Promotion
counselors, ministers & other religious practitioners
understand social phobia from both the psychological &
pastoral theological points of view. Describes the condition
& its psychological roots, surveys various therapeutic
responses & their effectiveness & points to the
possibilities of religious alleviations. Offers insights for
healthy & adaptive ways of life.
** LOW SELF-ESTEEM **
|Laney MacKenna Mark
||Low self-esteem...marginal self-worth...inner
child shame...Anyone grappling with the all-too-common
consequences of a dysfunctional upbringing will find courage
and enlightenment in this unique book. A simple but deeply
meaningful parable, it addresses classic emotional issues with
refreshing clarity and keen insight. In it, you will see your
own life events unfold, recognize people you have known, and
even relive past incidents as you accompany a young girl on a
journey of awakening from the stifling legacy of.... THE MUD
|Also from the book:
Kaila is a mud child who lives with her mud family in
a dark forest where the sun never shines. Though her
people love her, they are abusive and inadvertently
thwart her chances for happiness. Unlike the others,
Kaila hates the mud that covers her and she cannot
help but notice the pristine river that runs nearby.
Can it cleanse her?
Though cautioned that the sun might burn her, Kaila
dares to venture to the river's edge. There she meets
Juta, who is sparklingly clean. It is a very special
day, for Juta is a learned teacher who will soon
initiate her into the mysteries of the magical river.
And so begins Kaila's transit from the dark clouds of
self-hatred to the warm sunshine of self-fulfillment.
If you have suffered abuse of any kind, you will draw
strength from Kaila's age-old quest. Her passage to
healing will reconnect you to your particular time of
growth, of coming to grips with familial baggage, of
struggling to break away from a victim mentality.
Inspiring, perceptive, empowering, THE MUD PEOPLE
will bless you with a radiant light in the forest and
a calm voyage down your personal river."
** PROCRASTINATION/DOUBT **
Tomorrow Trap Unlocking the Secrets of the
||Helps us to understand that procrastination is
not the same thing as laziness– there is always an
underlying, protective reason for putting off decisions, plans
& activities. Through a series of exercises &
techniques that tap into the non-dominant right side of the
brain, this book helps to unlock the hidden factors that
reduce individuals to the point of living only half a life.
|M. Susan, Ph.D. Roberts
Without Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life
||Interactive workbook helps us understand why we
procrastinate & learn how to stop the habit. Lets us
identify our own personal “procrastination style” through
real-life examples, worksheets & self-assessment
exercises. Provides step-by-step techniques for unlearning
unproductive patterns, overcoming resistance & attaining a
new sense of purposefulness in our lives. Offers specific
strategies for taking on issues related to procrastination in
studying, at work & at home.
|Linda Sapadin, Jack Maguire
About Time! The Six Styles of Procrastination & How to
the roots of procrastination, identifies 6 types of
procrastinators linked to personality & family dynamics -
the Perfectionist, the Dreamer, the Worrier, the Defier, the
Crisis-maker & the Over doer - & presents a 3-step
program designed to help us overcome the problem.
Self-diagnostic quizzes & case studies help us decide
which one we are.
|Linda Sapadin, Jack Maguire
Procrastination & Make the Grade. The Six Styles of
Procrastination & How Students Can Overcome Them
||Step-by-step guide to
overcoming procrastination. Identifies 6 types of
procrastinators & for each has developed a specific
program designed to help students unlearn self-destructive
behavior & realize their full academic potential. Through
quizzes & case studies, shows how to: identify &
change bad work patterns, prioritize effectively, develop
effective study habits &cope with newfound freedom &
Secret Handbook for Perpetually Paralyzed Procrastinating Pack
||For anyone who’s
inundated with papers & assorted paraphernalia & who
seeks to gain better control of this aspect of their life. By
making us conscious of present living habits & patterns we
can make better choices in the future. Clever ideas can be
easily incorporated to make maximum use of time & energy,
regain control of your life, reduce stress & significantly
enhance your self image.
*Highly Sensitive People : Elaine Aron
*The Highly Sensitive Person : Elaine Aron
**More books on Social Phobia and Concepts in treatment approaches.
"Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy"
David D. Burns
Exercises to deal with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, guilt & procrastination
The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-
esteem, and other "black holes" of depression can be cured without drugs! In
Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the
remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your
spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.
"Feeling Good Handbook" by David D. Burns
Remove mental obstacles that hinder success – chronic nervousness, panic
attacks, phobias, anxiety, fear of public speaking, procrastination, self-
doubt, stress, guilt & inferiority.
"Never Good Enough: Freeing Yourself From the Chains of Perfectionism"
by Monica Ramirez Basco
A practical, scientifically proven step-by-step program for overcoming
unreasonably high expectations that can often be the hidden cause of
depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stifled creativity, and broken