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A book can be considered “the person’s best friend” for whole person growth. It is well worth the investment to purchase books that will make a critical difference in your life.
Below are some Amazon.com links to books which I highly recommended for everyone as well as for persons with special challenges. An alternative method of obtaining these books is to order them through your local bookstore.
Enjoy your reading – a critical, therapeutic gateway to whole person growth!
I. ESSENTIAL BOOKS & DVD’s FOR ALL PERSONS
by Dr.E Anthony Allen
Want to be well? A rich collection of information! A useful workbook for self-help in successful lifestyle management!
by Gillian Butler and Tony Hope
Sharpen your mind for life coping! Bright, readable, and insightful, this book offers modest goals that are bracingly achievable by means of “skills, understanding, and strategies to suit your circumstances and inclinations
by Leslie Sansone
Get fit in your living room! gives you four complete, fat-burning, muscle-conditioning and stretching workouts all on one powerful, energizing DVD!
II. OTHER MOST USEFUL BOOKS FOR EVERY PERSON
by Donald A. Tubesing
Balance caring for the whole self with caring for others – practical steps! Seeking Your Healthy Balance provides a framework to help groups or individuals find the answers for themselves. It’s a classroom text, discussion guide, and participant workbook, all in one easy-to-understand, user-friendly format.
by Joel Fuhrman
One of the best guides to enjoyable healthy eating!
III. BOOKS TO IMPROVE PARTNER RELATIONSHIPS
by John Mordechai Gottman
A key guide to building friendships!
by Willard F. Harley Jr.
Grow closer by knowing your differences! Marriage works only when each spouse takes the time to consider the other’s needs and strives to meet them. It identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses.
IV. BOOKS ON PARENTING
by David Lustig and Marvin Silverman
Very handy strategies!
V. BOOKS FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
by David D. Burns
A model guide for positive change! Anyone who experiences emotional distress (that is, everyone) will find this book invaluable.
by Robert Handly and Pauline Neff
Multiple coping strategies! This book is helpful in its discussion of the causes of irrational fear, suggesting ways to tap into alpha brainwave states and alter messages from one’s unconscious.
VI. BOOKS FOR ABUSIVE / CODEPENDENT RELATIONSHIPS
by Dr. Robert Hemfelt, Dr. Frank Minirth and Paul Meier M.D.
Understand and overcome codependency!
by Dr. Robert Hemfelt, Dr. Frank Minirth, Paul Meier M.D., Dr. Brian Newman and Dr. Deborah Newman
This workbook helps you to step back and examine your life and then effectively deal with your codependency at your own pace. It can be used independently, or with Love Is a Choice, to help you break the cycle of codependency and be free to make new choices–free to choose love.
by Melody Beattie
Moving out the return role. This book is good for people who find themselves depressed and needing some insight on why they feel the way they do.
VII. BOOKS FOR RECOVERY FROM CHILD ABUSE
by Laura Davis
An inspiring, in-depth workbook that speaks to all women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. It is also useful for emotional, verbal and physical abuse. The combination of checklists, writing and art Projects, open-ended questions and activities expertly guides the survivor through the healing process.
VIII. BOOKS ON SURVIVING CANCER
by Bernie S. Siegel
Siegel, a New Haven surgeon, believes that the power of healing stems from the human mind and will, that his scalpel only buys time against cancer, and that self-love and determination are more important than choice of therapy. His philosophy has caused radical changes in his practice. Siegel recounts many arresting anecdotes: joyous stories of patients who survived against all odds, sad chronicles of those who seemingly gave up and assented to their own deaths. The author’s credentials make this one of the more plausible books on the mind-body connection.
by O. Carl Simonton M.D., James Creighton Ph.D. and Stephanie Matthews Simonton
In this revolutionary book the Simontons profile the typical “cancer personality”: how an individual’s reactions to stress and other emotional factors can contribute to the onset and progress of cancer — and how positive expectations, self-awareness, and self-care can contribute to survival. This book offers the same self-help techniques the Simonton’s patients have used to successfully to reinforce usual medical treatment — techniques for learning positive attitudes, relaxation, visualization, goal setting, managing pain, exercise, and building an emotional support system.
by Harvey Diamond and Marilyn Diamond
Fit for Life aims to return you to a lifestyle based on your natural body cycles. That means 70 percent of your diet should be “high-water-content foods”–fruits and vegetables–which facilitate all body functions. Consume nothing but fruit or fruit juice until noon, then eat salad and vegetables with every meal for the rest of the day.
by Harvey Diamond, Marilyn Diamond and Kay S. Lawerence
A complete health program that includes all areas of life, including sleep, stress reduction and relationships.
IX. BOOKS ON ADULT ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVE DISORDER (ADHD)
by Edward M. Hallowell M.D. and John J. Ratey M.D.
This book has the advantage of personal testimony regarding adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)—the authors themselves have ADD—as well a very readable presentation of the latest research in the field. Defining ADD as a collection of traits, some positive, some negative, the authors intend to encourage those who have this condition or are raising children with it and advise on how to maximize their abilities and minimize characteristics, such as procrastination, that may hinder them at school or work.
by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau
The focus of this book is placed on the particular dilemmas and challenges of adults with ADD. It provides organizational skills for life; allowing energy to be focused on strengths, rather than disorder, through the use of humor and compassion.