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Counselling, Self Help and Mindfulness Books and Resources 

1. Screw Work Let’s Play by John Williams

2. Free Range Humans by Marianne Cantwell

3. Stop Talking Start Doing by Shaa Wasmund

4. What’s Stopping You?: Why Smart People Don’t Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can by Robert Kelsey

5. Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Professor Mark Williams, University of Oxford and Danny Penman

6. The Artist’s way by Julia Cameron

7. Ask and it is Given: How to Manifest the Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks

8. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

9. How to Save an Hour Every Day by Michael Heppell

10. Overcoming procrastination by Dr Windy Dryden

11. Subpersonalties by Dr John Rowan

12. Meeting the shadow by Connie Zweig

13. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

14. It’s not how good you are it’s how good you want to be by Paul Arden

15. Freedom from your inner critic by Jay Earley and Bonnie Weiss

16. Perfect Love Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood

17. Sane New world by Ruby Wax

18. The Chimp Paradox by Stephen Peters

19. The six pillars of self esteem by Nathaniel Branden

20. Boundaries and Relationships by Charles Whitfield

21. Boundaries where you end and I begin by Anne Katherine

22. The Self-Acceptance Project: How to Be Kind and Compassionate Toward Yourself in Any Situation by Tami Simon

23. The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free From Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry
by John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert

24. The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety (Compassion Focused Therapy) by Dennis Tirch

25. The little book of Ikigai – The essential Japanese way to finding your purpose in life by Ken Mogi

26. What you think is what you get – An introductory textbook for the study of the Alexander Technique by Donald L Weed

27. Not Knowing: The Art of Turning Uncertainty into Opportunity by Steven D’Souza and Diana Renne

28. Overcoming perfectionism: A self-help guide using scientifically supported cognitive behavioural techniques by Roz Shafran, Sarah Egan and Tracey Wade

29. Emotional Agility by Susan David

30. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

31. Outsmarting VUCA by Don Gulman, Ed.D

32. The Subtle art of not giving a f–k by Mark Manson

33. The antidote by Oliver Burkeman

34. The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (includes Guided Meditation Practices CD) by Williams, Teasdale, Segal and Kabat-Zinn

35. Six Thinking Hats: Edward de Bono

36. One small step can change your life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer, Ph.D

37. Surrounded by idiots: Thomas Erikson

38. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Stephen Covey

39. The Power Hour: Adrienne Herbert

40. Boundary Boss: Terri Cole

41. Yes! You Are Good Enough: End Imposter Syndrome, Overthinking and Perfectionism and Do What YOU Want (Mindset, Confidence and Best Self Series): Trish Taylor

42. Love Your Imposter: Be Your Best Self, Flaws and All: Rita Clifton

Compasionate Mind Resources

Compassionate Mind Handbook:

Dr Paul Gilbert, Compassionate Mind website and free resources:

Depression Resources:

Depression Book Recommendations:

Jon Kabat-Zinn: the mindful way through depression

Matt Haigh: Reasons to stay alive. Useful tips, written from the perspective of a survivor of depression

Christine Padesky: Clinician’s Guide to Mind Over Mood

Depression other resources:

The Blurt Foundation offer a lot of help, support and information:

Free online self-help by Australian health service is a really good resource, not just for depression but for a range of other issues:

Depression You Tube:

I had a black dog, his name was depression:

Living with a black dog:

Menopause Resources:

Brayne, S (2011a) ‘Menopause: why women suffer in silence’, Therapy Today, Vol 22, Issue 6, pp. 10-14

Brayne, S (2011) Sex, Meaning and the Menopause, Continuum International Publishing Group, London

Greer, G (1991) The Change, Women, Aging and the Menopause, New York: Fawcett Columbine

Horrigan, B (1996) Red Moon Passage, the Power and Wisdom of Menopause, New York: Harmony Books

Kenton, L (1996) Passage to Power: Natural Menopause Revolution, London: Vermilion

National Health Service (NHS) Choices website (2012), menopause definition

National Health Service (NHS) Choices website (2012), menopause symptoms and comments

Northrup, C (2007) The Wisdom of Menopause, The complete guide to women’s health and wellbeing, London: Piatkus Books
Sheehy, G (1991) Menopause, The Silent Passage, New York: Pocket Books

Stoppard, M (1994) Menopause: The Complete Guide to Maintaining Health and Well-being and Managing Your Life, London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

Weed, S, (2002) New Menopausal Years, The Wise Woman Way, Woodstock: Ash Tree Publishing

Mindfulness Resources:

Free Mindfulness meditations:

Boundary setting Resources:

You tube clips:




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