“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.”
– Lawrence Clark Powell
Looking for good books about self-development? Here are some recommended reading, browse the list and see what treasures you can uncover. These books are organised by category, you may click on the following links for quick access.
EDUCATION AND CAREER
Peak Performance: Success In College And Beyond
By Sharon Ferrett
Peak Performance helps students make the connection between their academic efforts and their job and life skills. Students learn a variety of personal productivity skills related to positive work and study habits, as well as creative problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
This new edition includes new features to encourage students to practice their decision making skills and focus on one task at a time to achieve peak performance. This practical guide includes the most “how to” information to give students ample opportunity to put the material into practice.
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The Power of Mindful Learning
By Ellen J. Langer
Radical in its implications, this original and important work may change forever the views we hold about the nature of learning. In The Power of Mindful Learning, Ellen Langer uses her innovative theory of mindfulness, introduced in her influential earlier book, to dramatically enhance the way we learn. In business, sports, laboratories, or at home, our learning is hobbled by certain antiquated and pervasive misconceptions. In this pithy, liberating, and delightful book she gives us a fresh, new view of learning in the broadest sense. Such familiar notions as delayed gratification, “the basics”, or even “right answers”, are all incapacitating myths which Langer explodes one by one. She replaces them with her concept of mindful or conditional learning which she demonstrates, with fascinating examples from her research, to be extraordinarily effective. Mindful learning takes place with an awareness of context and of the ever-changing nature of information. Learning without this awareness, as Langer shows convincingly, has severely limited uses and often sets on up for failure. With stunning applications to skills as diverse as paying attention, CPR, investment analysis, psychotherapy, or playing a musical instrument, The Power of Mindful Learning is for all who are curious and intellectually adventurous.
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What color is your parachute? A practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers
By Richard N. Bolles
What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide with more than ten million copies sold. Now, no matter what your circumstances, every job-hunter can find help with up-to-the-minute information on what has changed about the job-market, plus strategies for finding jobs even when everyone tells you there are none. And if you are a returning vet, there is a new twenty-page appendix this year, specifically addressing your unique needs.
This 2015 edition includes up-to-date research and tips about writing impressive resumes and cover letters, doing effective networking and confident interviewing, and negotiating the best salary possible.
HF 5382 .Bol 2014
Stress Less Workbook
By Jonathan S. Abramowitz
You may not be able to change the things that are stressing you out, but what if you could respond differently? How would it feel to let go of chronic worry and tension, manage your time more effectively, be less irritable and exhausted, and tackle everyday hassles with confidence? Now you can find out for yourself. Weaving together proven self-help strategies, prominent clinician-researcher Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz helps you accomplish more–and stress less. Easy-to-use worksheets, forms, and numerous examples show you step by step how to create a personalized anti-stress action plan. You’ll learn where stress comes from, when it can actually be beneficial, and how it gets out of control. Dr. Abramowitz provides the guidance, specific instructions, and encouragement you need to:
- Break free of all-or-nothing thinking and other mental traps.
- Get more out of each hour in the day.
- Resolve conflicts with your partner or kids.
- Cope with work problems and financial strains.
- Use meditation to attain a sense of well-being.
- Set achievable goals for healthy eating and exercise.
- Meet your deadlines–without running yourself into the ground.
- Reduce stress-related pain and other health concerns.
BF 575.S75 Abr 2012
Stress Management For Life: A Research-Based Experiential Approach
By Michael Olphin
This book emphasizes experiential learning and clearly explains the “how to” of stress management and prevention. Michael Olpin and Margie Hesson offer students more than just a book about stress; they offer students a life-changing experience. This text empowers students to experience personal wellness by understanding and managing stress. The authors encourage students to personalize the information in the text through practical applications and a “tool-box” of stress-reducing resources, including the stress relief audio files and student activities, both found on the CourseMate Website. Well-researched, this text gives stress-related topics a real-life context and helps motivate students to manage stress in a way that accommodates their lifestyle, values and goals.
WM 172. Olp 2013
The Fine Arts of Relaxation , Concentration and Meditation: Ancient and Modern Minds
By Joel Levey, Michelle Levey
Joel and Michelle Levey have taught thousands of people around the globe to live in greater harmony and balance. Field-tested and refined over many years, the Leveys’ unique approach to stress-mastery and personal development offers step-by-step guidance for developing personal strengths, enhancing the quality of life, and making a real contribution to the world.
The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration and Meditation offers a treasury of their most useful teachings:
- Waking up throughout the day–finding your meditation practice and sticking to it.
- Balancing breath, brain, and mind-mastering stress–enhancing performance in every arena of your life.
- Creative intelligence–the dynamic synergy of active and quiet mind skills.
- Mastery, mystery, and meditation–awakening to your true nature.
- Inspired Work–relaxation, concentration, and meditation on the job.
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The Resilient Practitioner: Burnout Prevention and Self-care Strategies for Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, and Health Professionals
By Skovholt, Thomas M.
Therapists and other helping professionals, such as teachers, doctors and nurses, social workers, and clergy, work in highly demanding fields and can suffer from burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary stress. This happens when they give more attention to their clients’ wellbeing than their own. Both students and practitioners in these fields will find this book an essential guide to striking an optimal balance between self-care and other-care. The authors describe the joys and hazards of the work, the long road from novice to senior practitioner, the essence of burnout, ways to maintain the professional and personal self, methods experts use to maintain vitality, and a self-care action plan. Vivid real-life examples and self-reflection questions will engage and motivate readers to think about their own work and ways to enhance their own resilience. Eloquently written and supported by extensive research, helping professionals will find this a valuable resource both when a novice and when an experienced practitioner.
WM 172 .Sko 2011
Creating well-being: four steps to a happier, healthier life
By: Pamela A. Hays
This book presents scientifically supported guidance for people who want to replace stress and painful emotions with a sense of well-being and contentment. With empathy and unfailing good humor, Dr. Pamela Hays outlines a four-step process that has proven successful in her professional clinical psychology practice as well as in her own life. She invites readers to step onto the path of well-being by recognizing their stressors, avoiding negative thought-traps, re-examining their thinking, and taking action wherever possible, using environmental change, better communication skills, social support, and self-care. Each chapter demonstrates how taking small, manageable steps adds up, over time, to real and permanent change. Packed with tips and tools for self-reflection and behavioral change, this book shows readers how to build well-being from the ground up.
BF 575.H27 Hay 2014
Emotional Health and Well-Being: Practical Mind Science
This book is an informative and practical guide for using the mind to improve health, resilience, and well-being. Drawn from many tried and tested methods and using a question and answer format, it also includes over 30 practical activities for improving well-being and coping with emotional, mental, and physical difficulties. The book covers stress, panic, worry, sleep deprivation, self-esteem, setting goals, building self-confidence, and more. You can learn how to use these resources in many positive ways to enhance your physical health, lower stress levels, cope with anxiety, anger, and break negative habits.
BF 575.H27 Alc 2014
The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment
By Eckhart Tolle
It’s no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.
In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”
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Practicing The Power Of Now : Essential Teachings, Meditations, And Exercises From The Power Of Now.
By Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s most inspiring spiritual teachers, sharing the enlightenment he himself experienced after a startling personal transformation. His views go beyond any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. This book extracts the essence from his teachings in The Power of Now, showing us how to free ourselves from “enslavement to the mind.” The aim is to be able to enter into and sustain an awakened state of consciousness throughout everyday life. Through meditations and simple techniques, Eckhart shows us how to quiet our thoughts, see the world in the present moment, and find a path to “a life of grace, ease, and lightness.”
BL 624 .Tol 1999
The Miracle Of Mindfulness
By Thich Nhat Hanh
In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness–being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
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Mindfulness in Plain English
By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share – a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.
BQ 5630.V5 Gun 2011
Mindful – gym home 2.0 : a self – help stress reduction and wellness program
By Dr. Phang Cheng Kar, M.D.
Mindful-Gym™ is a mindfulness-based stress management program specially designed for relaxation and wellness. Locally developed by consultant psychiatrist Dr. Phang Cheng Kar in 2010, it is based on ancient spiritual wisdom and state-of-the-art scientific research in mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy and positive psychology. MINDFUL-Gym is similar to the 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs developed in United States and United Kingdom respectively.
This DVD contains more than 500 PowerPoint slides that will guide you through the program step-by-step.
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus : The Classic Guide To Understanding The Opposite Sex
By John Gray
The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever in trade paperback. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.
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Why Mars & Venus Collide : Improving Relationships By Understanding How Men And Women Cope Differently With Stress
By John Gray
In Why Mars and Venus Collide, Gray focuses on the ways that men and women misinterpret and mismanage the stress in their daily lives, and how these reactions ultimately affect their relationships.
BF 575.S75 Gra 2008
Men, Women, And Relationships : Making Peace With The Opposite Sex
By John Gray
Men and women are different — there’s no denying it. So why do we constantly expect the same actions and feelings from them? This enormously helpful book not only enables you to recognize the differences between you and your loved one but also leads you toward an acceptance of those differences, thereby paving the way for a stronger relationship.
With his characteristic wit and wisdom, relationship expert John Gray explains the different ways men and women communicate, cope with stress, resolve conflicts, and experience and give love. Once you understand these differences, you’ll be better equipped to handle inevitable bumps in the road, and be on your way to a long-lasting and truly loving relationship.
BF 692.2 Gra 1993
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
By Gary D Chapman
In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner – starting today.
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By Andrew Matthews
Provides examples and tips for making friends, which is sometimes easy and sometimes hard.
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When Friendship Hurts: How to Deal with Friends Who Betray, Abandon, or Wound You
By Jan Yager Ph.D
“HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO ME?”
We’ve all had friendships that have gone bad. Whether it takes the form of a simple yet inexplicable estrangement or a devastating betrayal, a failed friendship can make your life miserable, threaten your success at work or school, and even undermine your romantic relationships.
Finally there is help. In When Friendship Hurts, Jan Yager, recognized internationally as a leading expert on friendship, explores what causes friendships to falter and explains how to mend them — or end them.
BF 637.I48 Yag 2002
Toxic People: 10 Ways Of Dealing With People Who Make Your Life Miserable
By Lillian Glass
Some people really can make you sick!
Is there anyone in your life-a relative, boss, friend, even a lover or spouse-who drives you crazy? Are there people who make you feel inadequate, unworthy, or just plain miserable? If there’s someone who is not supportive and does not wish you well, then you’ve got a “toxic” person in your life.
Do you recognize any of these toxic terrors?
- The opportunistic user
- The control freak
- The meddler
- The arrogant know-it-all
- The me, myself, and I narcissist
- The instigator
- The emotional refrigerator
- The liar
Dr. Glass not only helps you identify the “toxic” people in your life, she also provides ten techniques for successfully dealing with them.
BF 637.I48 Gla 1997
The Friendship Factor: How to Get Closer to the People You Care
By Alan Loy McGinnis
At the heart of each relationship, says McGinnis, is the friendship factor-the essential ingredient of warmth and caring. With captivating case histories and anecdotes about such famous people as George Burns, Howard Hughes, and C. S. Lewis, McGinnis shares the secret of how to love and be loved. The first edition of The Friendship Factor, published in 1979, has sold more than 350,000 copies.
BF 575.L8 Mcg 2004
First Things First : To Live, To Love, To Learn, To Leave A Legacy
By Covey, Stephen R, Merrill, A. Roger & Merrill, Rebecca R.
I’m getting more done in less time, but where are the rich relationships, the inner peace, the balance, the confidence that I’m doing what matters most and doing it well?
Does this nagging question haunt you, even when you feel you are being your most efficient? If so, First Things First can help you understand why so often our first things aren’t first. Rather than offering you another clock, First Things First provides you with a compass, because where you’re headed is more important than how fast you’re going.
The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People : Restoring The Character Ethic
By Stephen R. Covey
The priceless wisdom and insight found in the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (more than 10 million sold!) is distilled in this palm-size Running Press Miniature Edition™. It’s full of advice on taking control of your life, teamwork, self-renewal, mutual benefit, proactivity, and other paths to private and public victory. Steven R. Covey is chairman of the Covey Leadership Center and the nonprofit Institute for Principle-Centered Leadership.
BF637.S8 Cov 1989
Living The 7 Habits : Stories Of Courage And Inspiration
By Stephen R. Covey
“Living the 7 Habits: Stories of Courage and Inspiration” captures the essence of people’s real-life experiences, applying proven principles to help them solve their problems and overcome challenges. In this uplifting and riveting collection of stories, readers will find wonderful examples of hope and encouragement as they are touched by the words of real people and their experiences of change — change that got them through difficult times; change that solved family crises; change that mended broken relationships; change that turned their businesses around; change that influenced entire communities.
BF637.S8 Cov 1999
The Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff Workbook : Simple Ways To Keep The Little Things From Taking Over Your Life
By Richard Carlson
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff is a book that tells you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life.
You can learn to put things into perspective by making the small daily changes Dr. Carlson suggests, including advice such as “Choose your battles wisely”; “Remind yourself that when you die, your ‘in’ box won’t be empty”; and “Make peace with imperfection”. With Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… you’ll also learn how to:
- Live in the present moment
- Let others have the glory at times
- Lower your tolerance to stress
- Trust your intuitions
- Live each day as it might be your last
With gentle, supportive suggestions, Dr. Carlson reveals ways to make your actions more peaceful and caring, with the added benefit of making your life more calm and stress-free.
BF637.B4 Car 1998
By Martin Seligman
A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology—and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness.
BF 575.H27 Sel 2002
Even Happier – A Gratitude Journal For Daily Joy And Lasting Fulfilment
By Tal Ben-Shahar
52 weeks of new exercises, meditations, and “time-ins” . A journal to record your thoughts, feelings, and personal growth Life-changing insights of philosophers, psychologists, artists, writers, scientists, and successful entrepreneurs
This is no ordinary self-help book that you read and toss aside. It’s a complete, user-driven journal filled with proactive challenges, thought provoking questions, and “time-ins” that allow you to pause and reflect. You can engage in these activities every day to stimulate your creativity, enhance your sense of empowerment, enrich the quality of your life, and, yes, feel Even Happier.
BF 575.G68 Ben 2010
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
By Stephan Pastis
Want to aspire to greatness? Check out this new edition of Timmy Failure’s first adventure—featuring the bonus section “How to Draw Timmy and Total.”
He may be clueless, but the comically self-confident Timmy Failure is CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Now Timmy’s legion of fans are invited to set off on their own path to mastery with the help from Stephan Pastis. Added material includes step-by-step instructions on how to draw Timmy and his impressively lazy business partner, the polar bear Total—including a trick to making them both look a tiny bit nuts (hint: the secret is in the eyes). Even better, kids are invited to share the spotlight with Timmy by sending their drawings to his website, for a chance to be featured in the Timmy Failure Gallery of Greatness.
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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
By John C. Maxwell
Are some people born to achieve anything they want while others struggle? Call them lucky, blessed, or possessors of the Midas touch. What is the real reason for their success? Is it family background, wealth, greater opportunities, high morals, an easy childhood?
New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.
Most people are never prepared to deal with failure. Maxwell says that if you are like him, coming out of school, you feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. But Maxwell has learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength: 101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges
By Amy Newmark
We’re all stronger than we think, and we often discover our inner strength and resilience when a problem arises. The 101 empowering stories in this collection will inspire and encourage you to overcome your own challenges.
There’s nothing like real stories from real people to inspire you. These empowering and uplifting stories by people who have overcome challenges, solved problems, or changed their lives will help you find your own inner strength, resilience, and remind you to think positive, count your blessings, and use the power that you have within you.
BF 698.35.R47 Chi 2014
Manage your time
By Tim Hindle
The four new guides in this best-selling series are ideal for managers at every level. These compact references — the most accessible single-subject business guides on the market — demonstrate techniques and skills useful in any work environment.
Do it now!
By Andy Bruce, Ken Langdon
Learn all you need to know about how to meet the demands of today’s business world by making and implementing decisions quickly. Do It Now! shows you how to think and plan constructively and how to prioritize to achieve the best results. Power tips help you handle real-life situations so you can meet your targets with a minimum of stress. The Essential Manager have sold more than 1.9 million copies worldwide! Experienced and novice managers alike can benefit from these compact guides that slip easily into a briefcase or a portfolio. The topics are relevant to every work environment, from large corporations to small businesses. Concise treatments of dozens of business techniques, skills, methods, and problems are presented with hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams. It is the most exciting and accessible approach to business and self-improvement available.
The 8th Habit : From Effectiveness To Greatness
By Stephen R. Covey
Note Accompanied by CD-ROM : CD-ROM 330
The world has changed dramatically since the classic, internationally bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was published, influencing tens of millions. The challenges and complexity we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude. In order to thrive, innovate, excel and lead in what Covey calls the new Knowledge Worker Age, we must build on and move beyond effectiveness…to greatness. Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today’s new reality requires a sea change of new thinking — a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set — in short, a whole new habit.
Call Number CD-ROM 330
Author Covey, Stephen R.
Title The 8th habit : from effectiveness to greatness
Publication London : Simon & Schuster, 2004.
1 computer laser optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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By Stephen R. Covey
How do we as individuals and organizations survive and thrive amid tremendous change? Why are efforts to improve falling so short in real results despite the millions of dollars in time, capital, and human effort being spent on them? How do we unleash the creativity, talent, and energy within ourselves and others in the midst of pressure? Is it realistic to believe that balance among personal, family, and professional life is possible?
Stephen R. Covey demonstrates that the answer to these and other dilemmas is Principle-Centered Leadership, a long-term, inside-out approach to developing people and organizations. The key to dealing with the challenges that face us today is the recognition of a principle-centered core within both ourselves and our organizations. Dr. Covey offers insights and guidelines that can help you apply these principles both at work and at home — leading not just to a new understanding of how to increase quality and productivity, but also to a new appreciation of the importance of building personal and professional relationships in order to enjoy a more balanced, more rewarding, more effective life.
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The 7 Laws Of Learning: Why Great Leaders Are Also Great Teachers
By Richard L. Godfrey, Hyrum W. Smith, Gerreld L. Pulisper
Become a great leader like Christ, Confucius, Winston Churchill, and other extraordinary leaders. Teach new ideas in ways that both engage people and persuade them to use their agency to bring about personal and global change. By using storytelling, metaphor, and other teaching styles that motivate and inspire, you’ll soon be effectively communicating and leading in every situation.
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Barefoot leadership: the art and heart of going that extra mile
By Alvin Ung
Barefoot Leaders can make a real difference without money, power or access to a network of influential people.
Learn how an English-illiterate teenager created jobs for millions, how a village boy saved an airline, how a woman mobilisied hundreds of doctors to save lives in danger zones, and how a teenager boy transformed of poor people into bankers.
Join Alvin Ung as he unearths the mindsets of extraordinary Malaysian leaders who have transformed the lives of many around the world. They included Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Irene Fernandez, Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Helen Read and Mark Chang. Through uplifting stories, these Barefoot Leaders invite you to transform yourself, your work and your world by being true to your calling.
Barefoot Leadership gives you the art and heart of knowing what to do while staying true to who you are.
BF 637 .Ung 2012
Blink: The power of thinking without thinking
By Malcom Gladwell
Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?
The Introvert Advantage: How To Thrive In An Extrovert World
By Marti Olsen Laney
Note Can read a part of it on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Introvert-Advantage-Thrive-Extrovert-World/dp/0761123695
At least one out of four people prefers to avoid the limelight, tends to listen more than they speak, feels alone in large groups, and requires lots of private time to restore their energy. They’re introverts, and here is the book to help them boost their confidence while learning strategies for successfully living in an extrovert world.
BF 575.Gb8 Ben 2010
Principles Of The Enneagram
By Karen A Webb
Still the definitive introduction to the Enneagram, this revised and updated edition covers all the key information on this curiously accurate system of knowledge about human personality. From its historical roots to how to use it in everyday life, the book encompasses all of the key aspects and principles of the subject. It explains the nine personality types, how they interrelate and how to recognise and understand your own and others’ basic types. It also explores how the model can provide a lifelong guide that will encourage personal and spiritual growth, helping you to work with your personality’s strengths and weaknesses to realise your true potential. The perfect introduction to a timeless topic, this book will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand more about the Enneagram, whether for personal application or general interest.
BF 698.36.E54 Web 2013
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
By Susan Cain
In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.
BF 698.35.I59 Cai 2013
The REBT Super-Activity Guide: 52 Weeks of REBT For Clients, Groups, Students, and YOU!
By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D
Looking for an all around activity guide to help you to shift out of an unproductive mood and into positive action? You’ve found it! Great for use with groups & classes!
WM 425 .Gar 2009
The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT
By Russ Harris
Russ Harris explains that the way most of us go about trying to find happiness ends up making us miserable, driving the epidemics of stress, anxiety, and depression. This empowering book presents the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a revolutionary new psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research in behavioral psychology. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life.
BF 575.H27 Har 2008
You can heal your life
By Louise L. Hay
Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” The author has a great deal of experience and first-hand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer.
Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.
Life Is Really Very Simple. What We Give Out, We Get Back.
BF637.S4 Hay 2004
All is well: heal your body with medicine, affirmations, and intuition
By Louise L. Hay
In this healing tour de force, best-selling authors Louise L. Hay and Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz have teamed up for an exciting re-examination of the quintessential teachings from Heal Your Body. All Is Well brings together Louise’s proven affirmation system with Mona Lisa’s knowledge of both medical science and the body’s intuition to create an easy-to-follow guide for health and well-being. And, for the first time ever, they present scientific evidence showing the undeniable link between the mind and body that makes these healing methods work.
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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
By Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living – a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, “No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough,” and to go to bed at night thinking, “Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.”
BF 697 .Bro 2010
The Reality Slap: Finding Peace and Fulfillment When Life Hurts
By Russ Harris
The “reality slap” takes many different forms. Sometimes, it’s more like a punch: the death of a loved one, a serious illness, a divorce, the loss of a job, a freak accident, or a shocking betrayal. Sometimes it’s a little gentler. Envy, loneliness, resentment, failure, disappointment, and rejection can sting just as much. But whatever form your reality slap takes, one thing’s for sure – it hurts! And most of us don’t deal with the pain very well.
The Reality Slap offers a four-part path for healing from crises based on acceptance and commitment therapy. In these pages, you will learn how to:
- Find peace in the midst of your pain
- Rediscover calm in the midst of chaos
- Turn difficult emotions into wisdom and compassion
- Find fulfillment, even when you can’t get what you want
- Heal your wounds and emerge stronger than before
BF 632 .Har 2012
The Self Esteem Coach “10 days to a confident new you”
By Lynda Field
Research shows that happiness and self-esteem do not depend on success; on the contrary, success naturally flows to those who are high in self-worth and are happy to be themselves. This is great news because it means that we can raise our game in every single area of our life if we simply concentrate on becoming more self-confident.
However, if you are feeling low in confidence or overwhelmed by self-doubt, you need a strategy to help you to raise your game. The Self-Esteem Coach gives you a unique, interactive experience. You will discover all the steps you need to take to keep motivated, find happiness, attract success, focus on your goals, solve difficult personal problems and have brilliant relationships. Just sit back, relax and enjoy this effortless way to become a confident new you.
BF697.5.S46 Fie 2012
The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
By Russ Harris
Drawing on the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a cutting-edge form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, The Confidence Gap explains how to:
- Free yourself from common misconceptions about what confidence is and how to build it
- Transform your relationship with fear and anxiety
- Clarify your core values and use them as your inspiration and motivation
- Use mindfulness to effectively handle negative thoughts and feelings.
BF 575.S39 Har 2011
Working With Emotional Intelligence
By Daniel Goleman
For leaders, emotional intelligence is almost 90 percent of what sets stars apart from the mediocre. As Goleman documents, it’s the essential ingredient for reaching and staying at the top in any field, even in high-tech careers. And organizations that learn to operate in emotionally intelligent ways are the companies that will remain vital and dynamic in the competitive marketplace of today—and the future.
HD 38.2.Gol 1999
Forgiveness And Retribution
By Margaret R. Holmgren
Forgiveness and Retribution: Responding to Wrongdoing argues that ultimately, forgiveness is always the appropriate response to wrongdoing. In recent decades, many philosophers have claimed that unless certain conditions are met, we should resent those who have wronged us personally and that criminal offenders deserve to be punished. Conversely, Margaret Holmgren posits that we should forgive those who have ill-treated us, but only after working through a process of addressing the wrong. Holmgren then reflects on the kinds of laws and social practices a properly forgiving society would adopt.
BJ 1476. Hol 2012
By Mary Larnia
Emotions affect motivation, self-awareness, social relationships, decision-making, self-control, and your ability to achieve goals. Yet many young adults have little understanding about how emotions actually manifest in daily life. In this book, clinical psychologist Mary Lamia breaks down individual emotions such as shame, anger, hope, and happiness and shows teens where each emotion originates, how it makes you feel physically and mentally, and what you can do about it if it feels too big or out of control. This is an invaluable book for any teen struggling with strong emotions or wanting to understand more about themselves and their emotion-fueled life.
BF561. Lam 2013
Internet Addiction : A Handbook And Guide To Evaluation And Treatment
By Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu Young & Kimberly S. Young
This book provides cutting-edge coverage by expanding the field to include specific problems such as online gaming, cybersex addiction, and gambling addiction. Its extensive attention to dealing with adolescents is essential, given the rapid rise in media and technology use by both Net Generation young adults and iGeneration teenagers. I am thrilled to have this invaluable, comprehensive, well-written resource for my own work and recommend it to people who need to understand this unique form of addiction.
WM 176 .Int 2011
Caught In The Net : How To Recognize The Signs Of Internet Addiction–And A Winning Strategy For Recovery
By Kimberly S. Young
For Internet addicts as well as their parents, spouses, friends, and employers, Caught in the Net offers guidance on where and how to seek help from counselors, therapists, and other professionals who take this affliction seriously. For mental health professionals, this book provides insights into the nature and causes of Internet addiction and encourages counselors and therapists to expand their addiction recovery programs to address the specific problems of Internet addicts
WM 176 .You 1998
Recovery From Eating Disorders- A Guide For Clinicians And Clients
By Greta Noordenbos
With a uniquely perspective on the key factors in recovery from eating disorders, this practical guide for patients and clinicians draws from relevant, real-life case studies.
1. Focuses on real-life recovery strategies that involve motivational factors, physical and psychological health, and issues such as self-esteem, body attitude, emotion regulation and social relationships.
2. Draws on extensive qualitative research with more than 80 former sufferers
Offers experience-based guidance for professionals assisting clients in their recovery process
WM 175. Noo 2013
AD/HD And The College Student
By Patricia O. Quinn
This is the essential handbook and comprehensive resource for college students with AD/HD. Bestselling author Dr. Pat Quinn answers the most common questions and tackles the most challenging problems students with AD/HD face in college. Students will find compassionate, realistic, informed, and time-tested advice on how to design an academic program that really works and achieve life-school balance while managing AD/HD symptoms far away from home and parents. Detailed information on medication, relationships, and whether college is even right for you complete this guide and make AD/HD and the College Student the definitive guide for managing AD/HD.
LC 47136.4 Qui 2012
The Colour of My Mind
By Albert Wang Tew Jit
Albert Wang’s ‘The Colour of My Mind’, written by a man wrestling with schizophrenia, tells his side of the story, and the notable thing is how poignantly simple and ordinary it is. The fact is, a majority of schizophrenics are not very much different from us, except for being humans who suffer with emotional and mental tribulations as well loneliness that are much vaster than ours. Many of them possess a really sensitive and vulnerable temperament.
WM 7 .Wan 2009
A Friend Like Henry
By Nuala Gardner
This is the inspiring account of a family’s struggle to break into their son’s autistic world – and how a beautiful retriever dog made the real difference.
Dale was still a baby when his parents realised that something wasn’t right. Worried, his mother Nuala took him to see several doctors, before finally hearing the word ‘autism’ for the first time. Dale’s autism was severe and violent and family life was a daily battleground.
But the Gardner’s lives were transformed when they welcomed a gorgeous Golden Retriever into the family. The special bond between Dale and his dog Henry helped them to produce the breakthrough in Dale they had long sought. From taking a bath to saying ‘I love you’, Henry helped introduce Dale to all the normal activities most parents take for granted, and set him on the road to being the charming and well-adjusted young man he is today.
WS 350.8.P4 Gar 2008
Borderline Personality Disorder
I Hate You–Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
By Jerold J. Kreisman; Hal Straus
After more than two decades as the essential guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), this new edition now reflects the most up- to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, ADHD, and eating disorders.
Both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic advancements point to real hope for success in the treatment and understanding of BPD.
This expanded and revised edition remains as accessible and useful as its predecessor and will reestablish this book as the go-to source for those diagnosed with BPD, their family, friends, and colleagues, as well as professionals and students in the field.
WM 190.5.B5 Kre 2010
By Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.
PQ 9698.13.O3546 Alc 1993
Tuesdays With Morrie
By Mitch Albom
Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.
PS 3552. Alb 1997
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
By Mitch Albom
In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything you’ve ever thought about the afterlife–and the meaning of our lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this is a book that readers of fine fiction, and those who loved Tuesdays with Morrie, will treasure.
PS 3552. Alb 2003
Man’s Search for Meaning
By Viktor E. Frankl
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”)-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
At the time of Frankl’s death in 1997, Man’s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a “book that made a difference in your life” found Man’s Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.
WM 420 .Fra 2006