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Self help resources

References highlighted in orange are available from the Learning Grid (upstairs on the shelf marked 'Education') at University House and in the Medigrid in the Medical Centre.

 

Topic

Book Title - comments

Author

Publisher

ISBN

Price

Alcohol use

The Demon Drink

Jancis Robinson

Penguin

0749300140

4.99

Anger

Overcoming Anger

Windy Dryden

Sheldon Press

0859697134

5.49

ANGER

Overcoming anger and irritability

Summary: This is a self-help manual for those who find that they are spoiling their own lives, and the lives of those around them, with constant irritability or flashes of bad temper. If this is you, it will help you understand your feelings and motivations, and how you can work through them

William Davies

Robinson

1-85487-595-7

9.99

ANGER

The anger control workbook: simple, innovative techniques for managing anger and developing healthier ways of relating

Summary: If the force of your anger ever frightens you, this workbook is for you. With sections on emergency anger control, relaxation and real-life coping. Also includes research on the effects of anger, and suggested reading

McKay, Rogers

New Harbinger press

1 57224 220 5

14.99

ANGER

Managing anger: simple steps to dealing with frustration and threat.

Summary: This book explains the effects of anger on the body and the mind. It also suggests strategies for preventing the build-up of frustration, how to deal with problems of buried and misdirected anger, and how to keep calm when faced with outbursts.

Gael Lindenfield

Thorsons

0-00-710034-5

7.99

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Coping with anxiety and depression

Summary: The author explains clearly how and why nerves affect you, and offers sensible advice, including information to guide you through the latest treatments

Trickett

Sheldon Press

0-85969-762-2

6.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

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ANXIETY - PANIC ATTACKS

 

When panic attacks – (book and audio CD)

Summary: This book explains the psychology and physiology underlying panic, and why sufferers are often profoundly affected by the lack of control they feel over their bodies. Dr Tubridy shows how panic attacks can be controlled through a variety of skills including muscle relaxation exercises, thought management, exercise, psychotherapy and both conventional and alternative medicine.
The book comes with an audio CD containing relaxation and muscle control exercises, including an ‘emergency drill’

 

Aine tubridy

 

Newleaf

 

0-7171-3614-0

 

14.99

 

ANXIETY

 

PANIC ATTACKS

 

Overcoming Panic (CBT)

Summary: A step-by-step management programme with monitoring sheets to help you overcome panic and associated agoraphobia

 

Derrick Silove and V Manicavasagar

 

Robinson

 

1-85487-701-1

 

9.99

 

ANXIETY

 

SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

Overcoming social anxiety and shyness (CBT)

Summary: Everyone can feel foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised sometimes, but this becomes a problem when it undermines people’s confidence and prevents them doing what they want to do. This book provides real-life examples and techniques for those who suffer from all degrees of social anxiety and shyness

 

Gillian Butler

 

Robinson

 

1-85487-703-8

 

9.99

 

ANXIETY

 

Overcoming Anxiety (CBT)

Summary: Based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy, this book helps you to overcome a whole range of anxieties and fears

 

 

 A guide explaining how to overcome problem fears and anxieties of all kinds - from panic attacks and phobias to executive "burn out" - in order to regain confidence and self control. A step-by-step self-help plan is included.

 

Helen Kennerley

 

Robinson

 

1-85487-422-5

 

9.99

 

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Book Title - comments

 

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ANXIETY - PANIC ATTACKS

 

When panic attacks – (book and audio CD)

Summary: This book explains the psychology and physiology underlying panic, and why sufferers are often profoundly affected by the lack of control they feel over their bodies. Dr Tubridy shows how panic attacks can be controlled through a variety of skills including muscle relaxation exercises, thought management, exercise, psychotherapy and both conventional and alternative medicine.
The book comes with an audio CD containing relaxation and muscle control exercises, including an ‘emergency drill’

 

Aine tubridy

 

Newleaf

 

0-7171-3614-0

 

14.99

 

ANXIETY

 

PANIC ATTACKS

 

Overcoming Panic (CBT)

Summary: A step-by-step management programme with monitoring sheets to help you overcome panic and associated agoraphobia

 

Derrick Silove and V Manicavasagar

 

Robinson

 

1-85487-701-1

 

9.99

 

ANXIETY

 

SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

Overcoming social anxiety and shyness (CBT)

Summary: Everyone can feel foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised sometimes, but this becomes a problem when it undermines people’s confidence and prevents them doing what they want to do. This book provides real-life examples and techniques for those who suffer from all degrees of social anxiety and shyness

 

Gillian Butler

 

Robinson

 

1-85487-703-8

 

9.99

 

ANXIETY

 

Overcoming Anxiety (CBT)

Summary: Based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy, this book helps you to overcome a whole range of anxieties and fears

 

 

 A guide explaining how to overcome problem fears and anxieties of all kinds - from panic attacks and phobias to executive "burn out" - in order to regain confidence and self control. A step-by-step self-help plan is included.

 

Helen Kennerley

 

Robinson

 

1-85487-422-5

 

9.99

 

 

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Book Title - comments

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ASSERTIVENESS CONFIDENCE

Confidence works: learn to be your own life coach

Summary: This book will help you to understand yourself a bit better and learn to respect yourself, so that you can gain confidence and assertiveness in your everyday life. The life skills contained are based on fully researched psychological theory

McMahon

Sheldon Press

0-85969-869-6

7.99

ASSERTIVENESS

The assertiveness workbook – how to express your ideas and stand up for yourself at work and in relationships

Summary: This workbook combines science and the clinical experience of the author to help people currently struggling with assertiveness difficulties. It is written in a sensitive and readable style, and the workbook format helps you to build on what you have previously learnt, in a structured fashion

Randy J Paterson

New Harbinger Press

12-57224209-4

13.99

ASSERTIVENESS

Social skills and confidence

How to Win Friends and Influence People
First published in the 1930s, this classic best-selling self-help book still has useful things to say about building social confidence and social skills

Dale Carnegie

 

0091906814

6.39

ASSERTIVENESS

The assertiveness Handbook

 

Mary Hartley

Sheldon press

0859699412

7.99

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

Managing Intense emotions and overcoming self-destructive habits: a self-help manual

Summary: A self-help manual for people who meet the diagnosis of ‘emotionally unstable’ or ‘borderline personality disorder (BPD)’. It explains what BPD is, describes the problems commonly experienced by people who are given this diagnosis, and outlines a programme designed to help tackle them

Lorraine Bell

Brunner-routledge

1-58391-915-5

17.99

BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS

The Courage to Grieve

A very understanding book about many aspects of grief and mourning

Judy Tatelbaum

 

0749309369

7.99


 

 

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BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS

Facing Grief: Bereavement and the Young Adult

Specifically written for age 18-28 and dealing with specific losses eg. Grandparent, sibling, partner, baby, friend.

- Susan Wallbank

 

0718828070

8.57

BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS

Death and how to survive it – a unique, practical and uplifting guide to coming to terms with the loss of your partner

Summary: The author of this book was herself widowed at the age of 33. For a while afterwards she felt that her life had lost its purpose and wanted it to end. But she got through it, and wrote this down-to-earth book for people going through a similar experience. Offers frank, empathetic and warm advice on dealing with the grieving process.

Boydell

Vermilion

0091902576

9.99

BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS

Living with grief

Summary: Dr Lake’s sympathetic book describes all the different ‘phases’ of grief, and explains what can help people work their way through them.

Lake

Sheldon press

0 85969 426 7

7.99

CHILDHOOD

ABUSE / TRAUMA

Overcoming childhood trauma: a self help guide using CBT

Summary: A self-help manual for those who have suffered abuse in childhood who now struggle with its legacy. It helps sufferers understand the links between past trauma and present difficulties, and offers ways to gain control over their current problems, whether they be intrusive memories, mood swings or difficulties in relationships.

Kennerley

Robinson

1 84119 081 0

7.99

 

 

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Publisher

ISBN

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CHILDHOOD

Toxic Parents: Overcoming their hurtful legacy and reclaiming your life

Susan Forward

Bantam Trade paperback

0553814826

8.99

DEPRESSION

How to lift depression (fast)

Summary: This book starts from the premise that depression is not an illness, but a response to some sort of loss. It helps the reader explore what might be at the root of their depression, and goes on to suggest practical ways of lifting a state of depression and coping healthily with the loss that caused it

Griffin and Tyrell

HG Publishing

1899398414

9.99

DEPRESSION

Overcoming depression (CBT)

Summary: Cognitive-behavioural therapy treats emotional disorder by changing negative patterns of thought. This self-help manual is full of step-by-step suggestions, case studies and practical ideas for gaining control over depression and low mood. It also explores why the brain tends to shift into negative styles of thinking when we are depressed, and shows how mind and body can interact to provoke this.

 

This is an excellent book, filled with clear, un-patronising explanations and abundant good advice.  The first section explains the biology, psychology and sociology of depression in greater detail, with an interesting chapter on how evolution may have shaped our vulnerability to depression. The main part of the book goes into much more detail about depressed thinking habits and how to challenge them in practical, effective ways

Paul Gilbert

Constable

1-84119-125-6

9.99


 

 

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DEPRESSION

Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison -

- A very human and readable explanation of depression and ways to deal with it.

 

Dorothy Rowe

- Routledge

158391286X

6.99

DEPRESSION

Man’s Search for Meaning


An inspirational book about the need for us each to make meaning for our lives. A useful antidote to depression’s tendency to rob lives of meaning. From the Amazon synopsis: ‘Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that… everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances… He came to believe that man’s deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose.’

 

Viktor E. Frankl

 

1844132390

7.99

DEPRESSION

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

A classic in the pop psychology self-help genre. Quite simplistic and repetitive, but this book has inspired millions of people and the basic message is worthwhile. Potentially a useful support for challenging some forms of depressed thinking

Susan Jeffers

 

 

5.29


 

 

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DEPRESSION

Overcoming depression

Summary: In this informative and practical book, the authors present case studies and simple exercises, together with clear, concise information, to help you understand and change your situation. The book provides insight, practical suggestions and encouragement for a positive way forward, to help you to move away from damaging and destructive thoughts towards a sense of wholeness and wellbeing

Windy Dryden, Sarah Opie

Sheldon

0-85969-818-1

6.99

DEPRESSION

Climbing out of depression: a practical guide for sufferers

Summary: Being depressed often leaves you feeling paralysed and recovery can seem almost impossible. If you need help, that is what this book offers on a practical, humane and spiritual level

Atkinson

Lion Publishing

0-7549-2248-1

7.99

Depression / anxiety CBT approach

Mind over Mood: a cognitive treatment manual for clients


A best-selling self-help workbook that takes you step by step through the process of changing your negative thinking. It has a chapter focusing on depression, but is also about challenging unhelpful thinking patterns in general. It has blank ‘record sheets’ to photocopy, such as an activity sheet for recording your activity levels. Very helpful for putting the ideas from this site into practice.

Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky

 

0898621283

12.88

EATING DISORDERS

Fit to die – men and eating disorders

Summary: At the root of all eating disorders is low self-esteem, and this is as much an issue for men as for women. However, men have the added problem that our society says they should be 'strong', so dealing with low self-esteem can be all the more difficult. This book offers a comprehensive overview of eating disorders as they affect men, and gives information, advice and hope for those affected and those who want to help them

Paterson

Lucky duck Publishing Ltd

1-90431-540-2

12.99

 

 

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EATING DISORDERS

Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) - A survival kit for sufferers of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders

Treasure & Schmidt

Psychology Press

0863773222

10.39

EATING DISORDERS

Workbook to go with above

 

 

1572243260

9.58

EATING DISORDERS

Bulimia nervosa – a cognitive therapy programme for clients

Summary: Written for those who either suffer from or come into contact with people with Bulimia Nervosa, this manual will be an invaluable source of support for all those who wish to understand and to change their behaviour. Written in a clear and accessible style, it provides a framework for understanding what maintains the disorder and why it has developed. It is a detailed, step-by-step programme to aid recovery

Cooper, Todd, Wells

Jessica Kingsley

1853027170

9.95

EATING DISORDERS

Eating disorders- the facts

Written for people with eating disorders, their families and health professionals, this book provides up to date information on the nature of these conditions, what is believed to cause them and common approaches to treating them.  There are descriptions of different types of eating disorders.  It features questions that professionals may ask you and your family in order to try and help you, as well as common ways in which the condition may be treated.

Abraham and Llewellen jones

Oxford Uni Press

0 19 850937 5

13.99

EATING DISORDERS

 

Diet of despair: a book about eating disorders for young people and their families

Summary: Anna Paterson has combined extensive research with her own personal experience of and recovery from eating disorders to produce this practical and positive book. It contains a moving account of her own experiences, a wealth of information about eating disorders, a description of the range of treatments currently offered, and plans to help aid recovery

Paterson

Lucky duck Publishing Ltd

1-873942-19-2

12.00


 

 

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EATING DISORDERS

 

Eating your Heart Out

Julia Buckroyd

Optima

0356210545

9.00

FOREGIVENESS

Heal the hurt: how to forgive and move on

Summary: Do you carry around with you anger or resentment at someone who has wronged you? This book will help the reader to explore the roots of a lack of forgiveness within specific situations in their lives, and hopefully, to improve them for the better

Macaskill

Shedon Press

0-85969-882-3

6.99

GENERAL

Learn to balance your life

Summary: This is a complete guide to taking control and living life on your own terms. It features inspiring and practical suggestions for managing your time, career, relationships, home and money. Contains more than 20 step-by-step practical exercises

Michael and Jessica Hinz

DBP

1-84483-014-4

9.99

GENERAL

The Food and Mood Handbook
Brings together fascinating info on how to analyse what you eat in order to discover which foods are boosting your mood, and which of them may be contributing to your anxiety and depression..

Amanda Geary

Thorsons

0 00 711423 0

12.99


 

 

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GENERAL

How to accept yourself

Summary: Learn the art of accepting yourself, warts and all, with your strengths and weaknesses, without constantly striving towards change and improvement, and you will be much happier. A professor of counselling gives techniques and examples to help you get started.

Dryden

Sheldon Press

0-85969-819-x

7.99

 

GENERAL

The kitchen shrink- food and recipes for a healthy mind

Summary: Have you ever felt frustrated that you can't be more focussed or more constant in your moods? Have you longed for a way to overcome anxiety and tension, without having to make dramatic changes to your lifestyle? This book contains nutritional information, diet plans and recipes to help you overcome a range of ailments including depression, stress, PMT, sleeplessness and SAD

Natalie Savona

DBP

1-84483-002-0

10.99

GENERAL

Manage your mind: the mental fitness guide

Summary: How to build up confidence, clarify goals and values, overcome anxiety and depression, break bad habits, establish and maintain fulfilling relationships, manage time, study effectively and develop your potential

Gillian Butler and Tony Hope

Oxford Uni Press

019-262383-4

16.99

HEARING VOICES

Accepting Voices

Summary: This acclaimed book illustrates how many people who hear voices come to terms with their experience without recourse to psychiatry. Focuses on techniques for dealing with voices, emphasising the importance of personal growth

Romme and Escher

MIND

1-874690-13-8

13.99

INSOMNIA

 

Learn to sleep well kit (inc audio CD)

Summary: This pack contains both Professor Chris Idzikowski's beautifully illustrated and expertly written book and an audio CD featuring meditations, visualizations, specially composed sleep music, and soothing sounds. Tackles all aspects of sleep, from combating different types of tiredness to creating an environment conducive to profound, uninterrupted rest. An ideal present for anyone who has sleep problems

Chris Idzikowski

Duncan Bird

1-903296-92-7

20.00

 

 

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INSOMNIA

Learn to sleep well

Summary: This essential guide to getting to sleep and staying asleep gives reliable and practical advice on how to combat problems such as insomnia, nightmares, snoring and children’s sleeping difficulties. It also contains exercises and information on natural remedies to enhance and deepen sleep, including meditation and massage

Chris Idzikowski

DBP

1-900131-59-5

9.99

INSOMNIA

The Good Sleep Guide -

Michael Van Straten, Kylie Cathie

 

1856265390

7.19

MOOD SWINGS

Overcoming mood swings (CBT)

Summary: This book is a self-help manual for anyone who has experienced extreme high or low spirits. It helps the reader to identify and then to manage their mood swings more effectively, and to regain a more stable and comfortable emotional level

Jan Scott

Robinson

1-84119-017-9

9.99

MOOD SWINGS

Coping with depression and elation

Summary: Sufferers of mood swings will find information in this book on effective ways to help them lead happier and more fulfilled lives.

McKeon

Sheldon Press

0-85969-747-9

 

7.99

OCD

OCD

Summary: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating condition in which unwanted and intrusive thoughts (and accompanying compulsive behaviour) prevent you from living a fulfilling and healthy life.
Dr Frederick Toates, an eminent psychologist and long-term sufferer from OCD who has managed to control the damaging aspects of this depressing condition, give professional analysis and personal insights into both obsessional thoughts and obsessional behaviour.
The new an completely rewritten second edition tell you all you need to know about OCD and gives sound, practical advice on how to control it

Toates and Coschug-Toates

Class publishing

1-85959-069-1

14.99


 

 

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OCD

Understanding obsessions and compulsions

Summary: Advice on a range of obsessional problems, and the depression they can cause. This book offers a lifeline to a new, anxiety-free life for people living with some degree of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Tallis

Sheldon

0859696529

7.99

PMS

Coping successfully with PMS

Summary: This book explains the causes of premenstrual syndrome (also known as PMS and PMT) and the actions that could relieve the symptoms. It will help you find the best way to treat your symptoms, including how to communicate more easily with your doctor, and put together an approach that really works for you

Evenett

Sheldon press

0-85969-726-6

3.99

PROCRASTINATION

Beating the Comfort Trap

A good motivating book for those of us who tend to put uncomfortable tasks off or run for the bar at the first sight of a problem - i.e. most of us!

Windy Dryden and Jack Gordon

 

 

085969660X

5.59

PROCRASTINATION

How to stop worrying

Summary: Learn how you can actually make worry work for you, and help you avoid stress and anxiety. Tallis explains how you can learn to understand your fears, and face the possibilities of life calmly.

Frank Tallis

Sheldon

0-85969-610-3

7.99


 

 

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RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSUALT

The survivors guide to recovery from rape and sexual abuse

Robert Kelly, Fay Maxted

ROSA

0955103703

15.99

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSUALT

"The Facts of Rape"

Toner B -

Hutchinson

0091282101

8.00

RELATIONSHIPS / SEXUAL PROBLEMS

Woman's Experience of Sex

Deals with sexuality from the woman's point of view.   Comprehensively readable, open-minded and thought-provoking. Sheila Kitzinger's is slightly more up-front and focussed

Sheila Kitzinger

Penguin

0140073485

31.17

RELATIONSHIPS / SEXUAL PROBLEMS

The new male sexuality

A comprehensive and witty book that exposes many modern sexual myths very well

- Bernard Zilbergeld

Fontana

0553380427

8.09


 

 

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RELATIONSHIPS / SEXUAL PROBLEMS

Intimacy & Solitude: balancing closeness and independence
An inspiring and practical look at the paradoxes of human relationships – how we strive for independence, yet also feel lonely; desire closeness, but often feel disappointed. Helps to understand and address your own unhelpful patterns in relationships.

The Intimacy and Solitude Self-therapy Book: developing inner strength, flexibility and choice with hundreds of therapeutic exercises to work on by yourself

Stephanie Dowrick

Stephanie Dowrick

Women’s Press Ltd

0704347547

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0704343770

6.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.39

RELATIONSHIPS / SEXUAL PROBLEMS

Sex Matters for women: A complete guide to taking care of your sexual self

Sallie Foley, Sally Kope, Dennis Sugrue

Guildford

1572306416

14.50

RELATIONSHIPS

Should you leave? The dilemmas of intimacy

Summary: A fascinating philosophical and psychological study of what makes relationships thrive or wither, containing riveting wisdom about what attracts people to each other

Kramer

Victor Gollancz

0575066571

12.99

RELAXATION

Relaxation: exercises and inspirations of well-being

Summary: A practical and inspiring book containing advice on how to bring relaxation into your day-to-day living without making dramatic changes to your lifestyle. It presents practical exercises and techniques for taking the tensions out of life including exercise, meditation, breathing exercises and massage. The author draws on Eastern approaches to relaxation including how to balance qi energy though meditation and acupressure

Sarah Brewer

DPB

1-904292-07-0

4.99

STUDENT LIFE

How to be a student: 100 great ideas and practical habits for students everywhere

Sarah Moore, Maura Murphy

Open Uni press

335-216528

12.99

 

 

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SELF ESTEEM – LOW SELF-ESTEEM

Overcoming low self esteem (CBT)

Summary: This book will aid readers to understand their condition and, in doing so, to break out of the vicious circle of negative self-image, learn the art of self-acceptance and alter their lives for the better

Mel Fennell

Robinson

1-85487-725-9

9.99

SELF-HARM

Self-harm – perspectives from personal experience

Summary: Short listed for the 1994 Mind Book of the Year Award, this is an enlightening and practical resource for anyone who harms themselves, and for those who care for them. It contains first hand accounts from people who have self-harmed, as well as recommendations, from the service-user perspective, for both those who self-harm and professionals. It also contains a useful list of organisations that provide support and information

Pembroke

Chipmunka / survivors speak out

1-904697-04-6

12.00

SELF HARM

Cutting: understanding and overcoming self-mutilation

Summary: Written for people who self-harm, and also their families, friends and therapists, this book unravels the mindset of people who hurt themselves, and describes how to help

Levenkron

W W Norton

0-393-31938-5

10.99

SELF HARM

Cutting – the risk (self-harm, self-care and risk reduction)

Summary: How do I make sure I don't cut an artery? Talk about my scars? Not harm so badly?
This book offers frank answers to questions like these. It is written by survivors and professionals attending the groundbreaking risk-reduction conference organised by the National Self-harm Network in 1999.

 

National self harm network

0-9534027-1-2

10.00


 

MIND BOOKLETS:

 

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How to survive family life

We are all the product of a family of some form. Families, as well as a source of love and support, can be a major source of pain in our lives. Whether they are too present or too distant from us, we have to cope with the feelings they produce. This booklet suggests practical strategies as well as sources of help.

Cloutte

MIND

1-874690-41-3

 

 

How to recognise early signs of mental distress

Summary: It is very important to recognise the early signs of mental distress, whether you suffer from mental health problems yourself and want to self-manage, or if you are a professional and do not want to misdiagnose. This booklet shows you what to do in both cases, and tells you where you can find help

Crepaz-Keay

MIND

1-874690-56-1

 

 

How to improve your mental well being

Summary: This booklet explains what keeps people mentally well, why some people may be more prone to mental distress, and what you can do to promote your mental wellbeing. It also suggests how you can care for someone who has mental health problems, while also looking after your own needs

Rowe

MIND

1-903567-28-9

 

 

How to cope with doubts about your sexual identity

Summary: Falling in love with someone of the same sex, or being turned on by them, can be really exciting and inspiring, but also scary and overwhelming because society still gives out negative messages about being gay. This booklet suggests ways of exploring your sexuality and coping with the feelings this brings as well as further sources of help.

 

Hill

MIND

1-874690-59-6

 


 

 

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How to cope with relationship problems

Summary: Coping with relationship breakdown really means acknowledging the stresses and getting appropriate help and support for yourself. This booklet will show you how to do that, pointing out some of the feelings you are likely to experience, and suggesting where you can go for the help and support you need

De Borsac

MIND

1-874690-52-9

 

 

How to cope with sleep problems

Summary: The causes of sleep problems are attributed to many things, but they are usually caused by unresolved worry and/or stress. This booklet gives practical tips on how to assess the seriousness of your sleep problem, where to find help, and what you can do for yourself.

Gorman and Darton

MIND

1-874690-68-5

 

 

How to cope with exam stress

Summary: People can face exams at any age. This booklet provides advice about how to prepare for exams, how to recognise if stress is getting out of hand, and what to do about it.

Carver

MIND

1-903567-30-0

 

 

How to cope with loneliness

Summary: Loneliness has always been around, but contemporary life makes us particularly vulnerable to it. It may relate to a particular situation, or be a deeper form of loneliness pervading a person's whole life. This booklet provides understanding of all of these forms and points to ways to combat loneliness.

Maekins and Gorman

MIND

1-874690-42-1

 

 

How to look after yourself

Summary: You can do a lot to protect yourself against some mental health problems, and you should take special care when you are dealing with stressful life events or are on your own. This booklet shows you where to start

Sharman

MIND

1-874690-17-0

 

 

How to cope with stress and student life

Summary: This booklet will focus on some of the anxieties you are likely to encounter as you embark on your student years and suggests ways of coping.

Cloutte

MIND

1-874690-53-7

 


 

 

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How to deal with anger

Summary: Anger is one of the most frightening of emotions, for those experiencing as well as for those on the receiving end. This booklet is for you if you have problems with managing your anger and want to deal with it in a healthy and constructive way.

Cloutte

MIND

1-903567-11-4

 

 

How to help someone who is suicidal

Summary: What are the warning signs that someone might commit suicide? What can you do if you are close to them? This booklet answers these questions and many more such as what is the nature of the link between suicide and Self-harm, if any. It also gives you useful sources of information and support

Hill and Gorman

MIND

1-874690-26-x

 

 

How to cope with panic attacks

Summary: A panic attack is an exaggeration of the body’s normal response to fear, stress or excitement. But symptoms like pains in the chest, dizziness and difficulty in breathing may feel more like something more severe, and may compound the sufferer’s anxiety. This booklet explains why panic attacks happen and gives sources of help.

Teevan and Gorman

MIND

1-874690-50-2

 

 

Mind guide to managing stress

Summary: Stress is something we all encounter in our day to day lives. A situation which is intolerable to one person may be stimulating to another. Whatever your individual response, this guide will give you a method of coping with stress and dealing more effectively with it.

Sharman

MIND

1 874690 43 x

 

 

How to stop worrying

Summary: Worrying means spending a lot of time thinking about bad things – being preoccupied with negative possibilities. This booklet gives suggestions on why you may worry excessively, and how you can help yourself not to

Flory

MIND

1-874690-73-1

 

 

 

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Mind guide to relaxation

Summary: Learning to relax improves day to day living, and can be a valuable tool for coping with stress of any kind. This booklet explores why people have problems trying to relax and how to resolve them. It explains how to introduce more relaxation into your everyday life, and how to take it further. It is not designed to go into specific deep relaxation techniques.

Atherton

MIND

1-903567-14-9

 

 

How to increase your self-esteem

Summary: This booklet is for anyone who wants to help themselves and others to deal with the feelings and experiences that arise from low self-esteem and continually undermine them. It explains how to recognise whether you suffer from low self-esteem. If you do, it shows you what to do and where to find help to help you improve it.

Cloutte

MIND

1-903567-03-3

 

 

Conquering fear

Summary: Fear helps to protect us from death and danger, but being too afraid stops us from living life to the full. The type of people we are, whether introvert or extravert, can define what frightens us. This booklet can help you work out what your worst fears are, and what you can do about them

Rowe

MIND

1-903567-49-1

 

 

How to assert yourself

Summary: Developing assertiveness may seem like a mountain to climb, but it can be developed by anyone, and will improve many aspects of your life. This booklet helps you see where the roots of low self-esteem come from, and points out where to go from here

Cloutte

MIND

1-874690-28-6

 

 

Conquering a sense of inferiority

Summary: In this booklet Dorothy Rowe presents the view that feelings of inferiority are caused by ideas that are formed in childhood. She describes the effects such feelings can have on lives, and explains what you can do to get over them

Rowe

MIND

1-903567-59-9

 


 

 

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Making sense of counselling

Summary: This new booklet introduces the most common types of individual, face-to-face counselling in the UK, and explains the difference between them. It looks at the kinds of problems counselling can tackle, and who can benefit from it. It also explains how you can find a professionally trained counsellor, how much sessions are likely to cost, and how to decide when it's time to stop.

Catty

MIND

1903567564

 

 

Making sense of CBT

Summary: CBT is a short-term talking treatment that nonetheless has a highly practical approach to problem-solving. It aims to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people's difficulties and in doing so to change the way they feel. This booklet is for anyone interested in knowing more about CBT. It explains who and what it's for, and how to access it.

Williams

MIND

1-903567-20-3