Reading Ideas

Trauma Is Really Strange

Trauma Is Really Strange

Steve Haines

I feel like its really important to have very complex things presented in clear, concise yet precise ways sometimes. People who struggle with mental health don’t always have the capacity to absorb much from lengthy, complicated texts. I’m an avid reader myself yet I can say that from experience. Trauma Is Really Strange is a…

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The Truth Pixie

The Truth Pixie

Matt Haig

Last Boxing Day I was overwhelmed and struggling. I was fatigued, experiencing painful hypersensitive hearing and was very very tearful. I despaired and I didn’t even know why. I was bent over the coffee table with my hands over my ears sobbing until the room cleared. I felt like very alone. At the same time,…

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Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving

Pete Walker

I have found that books specifically addressing Complex PTSD are few and far between so I got quite excited when I discovered this one. Focusing on childhood trauma through abuse and neglect in particular, I honestly didn’t think the specific scenarios were relevant to me until a recent counselling session revealed “Rejection Island” to me…

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complex-PTSD-Surviving-RECOVERING-CHILDHOOD/dp/1492871842/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1542982918&sr=1-1&keywords=complex+ptsd+from+surviving+to+thriving

The Life – Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

The Life – Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

Sarah Knight

Frankly, I don’t think I’d like Sarah Knight very much should we have ever met in person. Thankfully, I don’t give a fuck and she probably doesn’t either. Her book for the most part is very good however. Like most of these books I don’t agree with every single thing she says but there are…

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The Dance of Anger

The Dance of Anger

Harriet Lerner Ph.D

Ill be honest I resent the gendering of this book and its theories because its clearly applicable to both men and women. That said, it is a very good book about the rhythms, patterns, cycles and “dance steps” we fall into and how to break those patterns – to step out of the dance- and…

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Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

Matthew Walker
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How To Break Up With your Phone

How To Break Up With your Phone

Catherine Price

  Apparently, the average person spends two hours a day on their phone. My personal average is more like 3-4. It has been as high as 7 recently if you can imagine. I’m not going to lie that startled me (though does listening to music count?). My phone habits like so many of us cusp…

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Notes On A Nervous Planet

Notes On A Nervous Planet

Matt Haig

  Infinitely wise, humorous and just plain epic Matt Haig draws on his own experiences to offer sage advice on depression anxiety and just life in general. He does it with great skill; simply with warmth and kindness and humour

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Stalking The Soul

Stalking The Soul

Marie-France Hirigoyen

Superb book that describes with accuracy and clarity the insidious nature of prolonged accumulative emotional abuse and the profound damaging affects it has on its victims. Strongly recommend this book to those who have experienced or who are currently experiencing an abusive relationship

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The New Codependency

The New Codependency

Melody Beattie
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The Human Magnet Syndrome

The Human Magnet Syndrome

Ross Rossenburg

This book was one of the game-changing ones. This man gets it. This guy, understands. For the first time ever I found something that accurately described my relationship with S. ┬áRoss Rosenberg knows his narcs and his codependents and he knows them very well. A revelation and an eye opening book that has had a…

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Letting Go Of Anger

Letting Go Of Anger

Ronald T.Potter-Efron, MSW Ph.D. Patricia S. Potter- Efron, MS
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