I Ain't Much, Baby--But I'm All I've Got by Jess Lair"What are some of the discoveries I have made? I found I needed people because I needed the love they could give me. I found that love was something I did. I found that the way I showed people my need and love for them was to tell how it was with me in my deepest heart. I came to feel that was the most loving thing I could do for anyone -- tell them how it was with me and share my imperfections with them. When I did this, most people came back at me with what was deep within them. This was love coming to me. And the more I had coming to me, the more I had to give away. I ain't much, baby -- but I'm all I've got." From his experience comes "I Ain't Much, Baby -- But I'm All I've Got." Lair originally wrote this book for his students, but when it gained widespread popularity he rewrote it for publication. It is a book meant to help people share in the success of finding themselves.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 248.4 LAI
Publication Date: 1995-03-01
Families and how to survive them by Robin Skynner, John CleeseWhat makes a family happy? Why do some marriages 'succeed' and others end in divorce? How can we free ourselves from the legacy of past mistakes and bring about positive change? Love, sex and marriage and parenthood, depression and sadness, independence and experience are just a few of the many issues explored in conversation by family therapist Robin Skynner and his former patient and comedian, John Cleese.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.24 SKY
Games People Play by Eric BerneWe think we are relating to other people but actually were all playing games. Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. We play games all the time; sexual games, marital games, power games with our bosses, and competitive games with our friends. Explosive when it first appeared, Games People Play is now widely recognized as the most original and influential popular psychology book of our time. Its as powerful and eye-opening as ever.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.2 BER
Publication Date: 1996-08-27
Overcoming low self-esteem : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques by Melanie FennellThis book will aid readers to understand their condition and with this knowledge enable them to break out of the vicious circle of negative self-image, learn the art of self-acceptance and alter their lives for the better. Explains the nature of low self-esteem and self destructive thinking. Contains a complete self-help programme and monitoring sheets. Is based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.1 FEN
Publication Date: 2009
Denial of the soul : spiritual and medical perspectives on euthanasia and mortality by M. Scott Peck.Through a profound exploration of one of the most explosive issues of our age - euthanasia and the right to die - M. Scott Peck helps us determine the spiritual lessons that dying is meant to teach us. DENIAL OF THE SOUL grapples with the deeper meanings of life and death and asks whether we have the ethical right to kill ourselves even though we have the power. Through compelling stories from Dr Peck's own experiences as a physician as well as from other medical cases, he guides the readers through a disturbing emotional and philosophical terrain towards greater spiritual understanding.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 179.7 PEC
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 152.46 BUT
Publication Date: 1999
Self-Coaching by Joseph J. LucianiThe simple, untold truth about anxiety and depression is that they are habits of insecurity-and, like all habits, they can be broken. In this new edition of the highly successful Self-Coaching, Dr. Joseph Luciani shows you how to change your way of thinking and develop a healthy, adaptive way of living through his proven Self-Talk strategy for coaching yourself back to health.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.852706 LUC
The Anger Control Workbook by Matthew McKay; Peter RogersThe Anger Control Workbook offers a new and highly effective approach to anger control that gives you the tools you need to manage anger in your day-to-day life. You'll get a deeper understanding of how anger affects all areas of your life--both physically and emotionally--and within a few weeks feel the benefits of controlling destructive anger.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 152.47 MCK
Publication Date: 2000-11-08
Change for the Better by Elizabeth Wilde McCormickThis third edition is a popular, practical guide for therapists and clients which describes in ordinary language how learned patterns of response contribute to psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, phobia, and relationship difficulty.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.1 MCC
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies by Rob Willson; Rhena BranchRob Willson will help identify unhealthy modes of thinking that have been holding you back from the changes you want. He will help overcome anxiety and depression, boost self-esteem, lose weight, beat addiction or simply improve your outlook in your professional and personal life.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.89142 WIL
Publication Date: 2006-02-17
F**k It by John ParkinSaying F**k It is like massage for the mind - relaxing you, releasing tension, giving up on things that aren't working. Just starting to say F**k It can transform your life. Saying F**k It feels good - to stop struggling and finally do what you fancy; to ignore what everyone's telling you and go your own way. John C. Parkin argues that saying F**k It is a spiritual act: That it is the perfect western expression of the eastern ideas of letting go, giving up and finding real freedom by realising that things don't matter so much (if at all)..
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 204.2 PAR
Publication Date: 2008-09-03
Feel the fear and beyond : dynamic techniques for doing it anyway by Susan Jeffers,Feel the Fear...and Beyond is a practical companion to this important book - yet it also stands alone as a must-have for facing life and facing fears in the twenty-first century. Filled with valuable exercises, it is designed to teach us that we can handle whatever life brings us in a powerful and life-affirming way. Susan Jeffers encourages us to make full use of these valuable tools when we are fearful of making changes or confronting new situations in our lives.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.1 JEF
Publication Date: 2000
If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him by Sheldon Kopp; Sheldon B. KoppTherapists do not and cannot give answers. Explore the true nature of the therapeutic relationship, and realize that the guru is no Buddha. He is just another human struggling. Understanding the shape of your own personal ills will lead you on your journey to recovery. Sheldon Kopp has a realistic approach to altering one's destiny and accepting the responsibility that grows with freedom.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8914 KOP
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 152.47 DAV
Publication Date: 2000
How to Be Your Own Best Friend by Paul A. HauckPeople can feel guilty about self-interest, but this book shows that self-neglect can hold you back in many ways and prevent you from getting the most out of life. The book offers practical advice about how to assess your goals and abilities positively, and handle opposition and frustration calmly.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.1 HAU
The Overcoming Series offers step-by-step guides to self-improvement based on the methods of cognitive behavioral therapy. [Description supplied by publisher]
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott PeckThe Road Less Traveled continues to enable us to explore the nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us determine how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one's own true self. Recognizing that -- in the famous opening line of his book -- "Life is difficult" and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his readers, but rather gently guides them through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.