Self Help Books My Clients Are Loving

 

 

by Glynis Sherwood

Here’s a list of books that my psychotherapy clients and I have found to be helpful, practical or just plain inspiring in the journey to becoming the people they  are meant to be.

  1. The Abandoned Child Within: On Losing and Regaining Self-Worth Hardcover ~ Kathrin Asper
  2. Adult Children of Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents ~ Lindsay C. Gibson
  3. All About Love ~ Bell Hooks
    A psychological and philosophical discussion of love in the 21st century.
  4. Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents ~ Nina W Brown
  5. Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving ~ Pete Walker
    A guide for recovering from severe childhood trauma that lingers into adulthood.
  6. How to Break Your Addiction to a Person: When and Why Love Doesn’t Work ~ Howard Halpern
  7. Hold Me Tight ~ Sue Johnson
    Highly successful Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) you can do with your partner at home.
  8. In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach To Diagnosis And Treatment In Couples Therapy ~ Ellyn Bader & Peter Pearson
  9. Mother’s Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters ~ Susan Forward
  10. Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss ~ Hope Edelman
  11. Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused – and Start Standing Up for Yourself ~ Beverly Engel
    A guide to help women overcome the pressure to please others, and feel free to be their true selves
  12. Psychopath Free: Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People ~ Jackson MacKenzie
  13. Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself ~ Amy Ahlers and Christine Arylo
  14. Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships Paperback ~ Kelly McDaniel
  15. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls ~ Mary Pipher
  16. Self-Therapy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Wholeness and Healing Your Inner Child Using Internal Family Systems ~ Jay Earley
  17. The Fantasy Bond: Structure of Psychological Defenses  ~ Robert W. Firestone
  18. The Lies We Tell Ourselves:  How to Face the Truth, Accept Yourself and Create a Better Life ~ Jon Frederickson
    A master psychodynamic psychotherapist reveals the ways we fool ourselves and how to get unstuck.
  19. The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond ~ Patricia Evans
  20. Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in Their Struggle for Self ~ Elan Golomb
  21. When the Body Says No ~ Gabor Mate.  The role of psychological stress in chronic illness.
  22. Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers ~ Karyl McBride
  23. Women, Sex, and Addiction: A Search for Love and Power ~ Charlotte S. Kasl

    What books have you found to be helpful for your personal development or healing journey?  Please add them in the Comments section below.

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Glynis Sherwood – MEd, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC), specializes in recovery from Family Scapegoating, Low Self Worth, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Complicated Grief and Addictive Behaviors.