Here is a list of books that I enjoy and believe are helpful for anyone working to understand more about anxiety, hopefulness, improving communication in relationships and taking steps towards a better tomorrow. Evidence shows that using self-help resources is most helpful when combined with support from a therapist. These resources can be borrowed from the Toronto Public Library or purchased by clicking a hyperlink below.
1. Feeling Good by David Burns
2. When Panic Attacks by David Burns
3. Feeling Good Together by David Burns
4. Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson
5. Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
6. Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay & Patrick Fanning
7. Thoughts and Feelings by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis & Patrick Fanning
Video & Audio Resources
The happy secret to better work with Shawn Achor
- In this amusing TED Talk, psychologist Shawn Achor explores the widespread belief that we should work hard in order to be happy. Through his wit and wisdom, Shawn argues that happiness actually inspires us to be more productive. He also offers tried and true tips for creating a more positive outlook in life.
Body Scan with Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Adapted from his contribution to the book, The Mindful Way through Depression, Jon Kabat-Zinn talks you through a powerful mindfulness-based practice. The Body Scan has been proven to be a healing and calming form of meditation that focuses on specific regions of your physical body and the sensations that exist therein.
Are you looking for some guidance on the go? These apps are helpful options that can be downloaded on your iPhone or Android device.