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Here is a brief list of materials that I’ve found helpful as a mental health practitioner. I’ll keep adding to it occasionally. Nobody has paid me to promote these materials… I just want to shout them out because they’re that awesome.
Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hahn – Thich Nhat Hahn is a Buddhist monk who has written dozens of books about mindfulness. Using metaphors and straightforward language, this particular book guides the reader to manage anger using compassionate listening, guided meditation, mindful breathing, and mindful walking.
On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers – If you aren’t familiar with Carl Rogers, he is the founder of the humanistic psychology movement. I cannot recommend this book enough. It changed the way that I see my profession, and my life.
Pathways to Recovery: A Strengths Recovery Self-Help Workbook by Priscilla Ridgway, Diane McDiarmid, Lori Davidson, Julie Bayes & Sarah Ratzlaff – This workbook is helpful for everyone, especially people with severe mental illnesses and cognitive deficits. The simple, straightforward presentation of the material makes this book a resource I return to again and again. Pathways to Recovery uses a strengths-based, person-centered recovery model with a dash of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook Sixth Edition by Davis, Eshelman, and McKay – This book offers a wide range of interventions, broken down step by step. These interventions not only address stress specifically, but also, depression, anger, fears, insomnia, work stress, neck and back pain, and more. I used this workbook as the foundation of a group I ran at the Kenneth Young Center, Coping with Stress, and the participants found the interventions invaluable.
Zen Doodle Coloring: Uplifting Inspirations by Justine Lustig – Gorgeous illustrations that are easy to color, featuring sayings like ” you are worth it,” “perfect is boring,” and “be your best self.” I say this is for my clients, but truth be told, I color in it all the time. And at $10, the price can’t be beat.