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Re: What Self Help Books Have Helped You?

Postby quietgirl2538 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:56 pm

My previous post was removed by me because I felt the topic I wanted to bring up might be very triggering. I have had to relearn about my emotions and knowing that they are good, for example, if I am angry. I tell myself that it's ok to be angry and it's the action that I am supposed to guide with the intellect. That is only one example. It's a question and answer book by a catholic psychiatrist Dr. Conrad Baars, who is originally from the Netherlands but immigrated to the U.S. I don't like to share my material I read, but I believe this one is more of a book for anyone, regardless of religion. That is my opinion on the book, anyhow. :) The book is called Feeling and Healing your Emotions, Conrad W. Baars, MD

The ISBN number is 978-0-88270-966-6

You can find it in Amazon

I still reread it to sort of help me feel good about me and my decisions in life.

http://baarsinstitute.com/
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Re: What Self Help Books Have Helped You?

Postby lagan » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:14 pm

Beginning in the year 2000 books by Osho really helped me to start seeing my life in a more meaningful way, and from there books on Buddhism; Theravada and Zen. But that's not 'self help,' that's religion isn't it? Actually, Buddhism is more self help than religion. It's about the attainment of happiness. The destruction of suffering.
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Re: What Self Help Books Have Helped You?

Postby Aztec1234 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:07 pm

I think I read or familiar with those.
-Don't Panic- R.Reid Wilson <-- For anxiety


-The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook- Edmund J. Bourne <-- For anxiety


-Self Esteem Workbook: Glenn R. Schiraldi <---self esteem and self confidence


Peaks and Valleys <-- philosophy.

I used to read more books, but they were weak on helping me.
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Re: What Self Help Books Have Helped You?

Postby Marlocked » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:00 am

I love the book The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. It's kind of scientific, but I love how he incorporated some real-life cases in the book. It also showed practical ways on how to cope up with mental health issues. Hope this helps!
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Re: What Self Help Books Have Helped You?

Postby checheanna » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:02 pm

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Magic by Rhonda Byrne
The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle


these saved my life and helped me dig myself out of my depression.
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Re: What Self Help Books Have Helped You?

Postby hyruga » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:13 am

I recommend

Don't sweat the small stuff (For Teens) or Beyond Positive Thinking for those who preferred a light read.

Some books are good but they are too heavy for someone who is busy/depressed to read so I recommend the above. Don't be too bothered by the 'For Teens'. It's actually suitable for everyone.
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