While I encourage you to tell me your story, there are many other stories out there that you can utilize to your benefit in between sessions to keep you occupied and pull out vital information and inspiration. These readings vary across a broad spectrum of topics and genres. Take the time to check out these narratives:
We all need support and guidance during difficult times.
I first discovered this book when I was going through a difficult break up. Essentially what this book details is that if you follow the four agreements as best as possible you can minimize the hurt, resentment, suffering and limitations that can prevent us from living up to our potential as people who can give back to this world.
Want to be Happy? It's quite simple. Neil Pasricha breaks it down to an equation; Want Nothing+Do Anything=Have Everything. We all want to be happy, but nowadays many people seem so dissatisfied with life. Follow this simple equation and do it FOR YOU, and you can not be deterred by criticism
If someone found the cure for procrastination they would be a millionaire! Well, in this book Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy and dedicated to help you stop drifting and start actualizing towards your life goals. They will help you identify your life accounts and see where you can focus your attention to more and get the best out of your production.
This best seller by social psychologist, Jordan Peterson, details how you can acquire some basic things that everyone should know. AS we try to navigate the most difficult parts of our world we have two choices; we either face realty and deal with suffering or we socially retreat, which is inevitably a slow and painful death. Choose what type of suffering you want.
Not to be outdone, Jordan Peterson returns to give us 12 more rules for life. After having experienced a very traumatic setback, Mr. Peterson gives us another look into how in today's day and age we are being bombarded with overwhelming control. We need to take a more practical, common sense approach to life since too much order can lead us into tyranny.
If you love poetry, you will love this collection of poems from Pierre Alex Jeanty. If you have ever been through pain and heartache, you will need to learn how to take your time and grow to learn from past misfortunes. You will one day love again.
Books to Help Educate You on the Field
Psychologist Susan Heitler gives us her perspective on the natural, holistic ways to heal what ails us. This book will show you that the problems that most people arrive to counseling for can be alleviated primarily if we change how we interact with our daily world and change perspectives rather than seeking the medication prescription bad. Of course, medications may be necessary in some instances, but start with the simple interventions first.
There are more people addicted to substances like drugs and alcohol now than ever before. Worse yet, people in the United States are often jailed to draconian sentences for using drugs to deal with emotional pain. The author of this book challenges the system to look at addiction as a mental health epidemic rather than a failure of moral character.
For a long time we have been told that the problem with depression is rooted in a chemical imbalance in the brain. Having lived through depression, Johan Hari begins to explore the real reasons behind depression. Contemporary society has created an unnatural way for us to remain disconnected, which goes against our gregarious nature as human beings. Try to explore the realistic reasons for your depression.
It may seem hard to believe that a psychiatrist that is trained as a medical doctor to prescribe medications would write a book detailing how to get off of medications. Dr. Kelly Brogan wrote this book with the intention of helping women learn through natural methods of detoxification like food intake, sleep and stress management can women cleanse themselves from toxins that increase depression and irritability.
I've Always Believed That True Stories are the Most Memorable
As a young hockey player growing up in Canada, Theo Fleury had aspirations to make it to the NHL. It wasn't until a traumatic episode led him to deal with emotional turmoil by using drugs and alcohol that ultimately ended his professional hockey career. Through the path of sobriety and dogged determination, he rebuilt his life and became an even better human. Sobriety saved him, and this story shows the beauty of the human spirit.
I have long believed that physical fitness is the best antidepressant. This man is living proof of how embracing suffering and engaging in endurance tasks can help you overcome a traumatic past. While is the worst time of his life, David Goggins had to choose what kind of suffering he was willing to endure; the pain of never being anything or the pain of going through the process of self discovery. This is a great tale of what it means to build callouses on your mind. Stay Hard!
Nearly one hundred years after its first release, this book has gotten a resurgence in popularity as of late. Why do we all seem to be suffering from a meaning crisis? Victor Frankl survived Auschwitz only to becoming a better psychiatrist working with his patients who were in the most dire circumstances. Essentially, you have to find your sense of meaning in this life when you change your view towards inevitable suffering and find something that makes you want to get up and move each day.
In today's day and age when we are told to double, triple, and quadruple check our surroundings to avoid falling prey to disaster or violence, Gavin DeBecker, the world's foremost security expert, lets us know that we already have an inborn defense system that can prepare us for any threat better than the advances in technology. He offers a real life look into the real threats we face versus the one's that we are programmed to fear. This may help alleviate your anxiety.
If you are looking for an easy read that will tell you how to accomplish things through the perspective of someone with a no quit, no excuses attitude, this is a the book for you! Former Navy Seal, Jocko Willink, gives us his field manual for how to handle the toughest obstacles that life has to offer us. It is simple, effective, useful, and applicable to anyone.
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