Books and Online Resources We Like
Stuff That Sucks – Accepting what you can’t change and Committing to what you can by Ben Sedley
Each of us has thoughts that are painful at times; sometimes the pain is sadness, sometimes worry or anger or shame or grief or some feeling that you don’t even have words for. If you are a young person struggling with your emotions, you do not want to be told that ‘everyone feels like that’ or that ‘you will grow out of it’. You want to feel that your emotions are valid and that the person offering help truly understands how painful life can feel at times. With a strong emphasis on validation and compassion, Stuff That Sucks encourages you to accept your emotions rather than struggling against them. It also shows how to reconnect with what is really important to you, giving you the tools to help clarify your personal values and take steps towards living a life where those values can guide you in your day-to-day behaviour.
Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong: A Guide to a Life Liberated from Anxiety by Troy Du Frene & Kelly Wilson.
The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Worry, Panic, and Fear by Denis Tirch.
The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Chad Lejeune.
The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living by Russ Harris.
The Wisdom to Know the Difference by Kelly Wilson.
Living Beyond your Pain: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Ease Chronic Pain by Joanne Dahl and Tobias Lundgren.
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life by Joseph Ciarrochi, Louise Hayes, Ann Bailey and Steven C. Hayes.
Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance: A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Christopher McCurry.
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Pain Management Seminars: Pain Psychology