A good book can be life-changing. Here are 4 must-read books on mental health we recommend.
Don’t Feed The Monkey Mind
By Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
Are you giving up your long-term interests or compromising your personal values in exchange for short-term anxiety relief?
This straightforward and well written guide by psychotherapist Jennifer Shannon provides a cognitive behavioral therapy-based approach to managing anxiety and anxious thoughts. In addition to mindfulness and ACT, (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) the author provides simple, effective techniques that are easy to learn and implement.
Mindfulness For Anger Management
By Dr. Stephen Dansiger
Mindfulness for Anger Management: Transformative Skills for Overcoming Anger and Managing Powerful Emotions is a fantastic workbook that overdelivers on the title’s promise.
Dr. Steve Dansiger, PSYD, MFT, delivers a compelling case for how practicing mindfulness can unlock tools to better harness our emotions, including anger. It explores the role of trauma in creating anger, rage, and how to better understand our anger . Ultimately, this book is a guide to achieve a life of compassion, joy, and kindness.
Let That Sh*t Go
By Bruna Nessif
This heartwarming collection of short, personal stories detail the intimate relationships of the author, Bruna Nessif. An introspective tell-all on the lessons learned from relationships, both good and bad, it covers a range of emotions from traumatic to embarrassing to joyous.
Spoiler alert: it ends with readers having the tools to heal and love themselves on a deeper level.
Let That Sh*t Go: A Journey to Forgiveness, Healing and Understanding Love is available on Kindle and in paperback at Amazon.
The Anxiety Toolkit
By Alice Boyes, Phd
Over 40 million adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. Fewer have the tools to overcome it.
The Anxiety Toolkit by Dr. Alice Boyes is an evidence-based guide of effective strategies to better manage anxious thoughts and overthinking. If you excessively worry about the worst that could happen, are a perfectionist, or overly self-critical, this one is for you.