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Recommended Reading for Emotional Well-being

Introducing the books recommended by Donna Hunter LCSW, owner of Global Therapy, to help you on your journey to healing and self-discovery. These books cover a range of topics, including trauma, depression, stress, relationships, and codependency. Whether you are looking to understand your own experiences or seeking practical tips and techniques, these books offer valuable insights and guidance.


by Bessel van der Kolk

"The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel van der Kolk explores the connection between the mind, body, and healing from trauma. "The Depression Journal" offers a daily check-in and reflection tool to help you better understand and manage your depression. "Lost Connections" by Johann Hari delves into the root causes of depression and offers unexpected solutions. 
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

by Nick Trenton

For those looking to reduce stress and negative thoughts, Stop Overthinking: 23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present (The Path to Calm)

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by Leil Lowndes

9 ways to make a dynamite first impression

14 ways to master small talk, "big talk," and body language

14 ways to walk and talk like a VIP or celebrity

6 ways to sound like an insider in any crowd

7 ways to establish deep subliminal rapport with anyone

9 ways to feed someone's ego (and know when NOT to!)

11 ways to make your phone a powerful communications tool

15 ways to work a party like a politician works a room

7 ways to talk with tigers and not get eaten alive

by Missy Beck

What sets this journal apart from other books for depression:

  • Repeated daily check-ins—Learn to identify emotional trends and work through triggers as you record everything from your feelings throughout the day to your social engagements.

  • Guided prompts—Reflect on your life and find ways to break free from challenging depression symptoms using the dozens of unique prompts included in this journal.

  • Healthy habits—Give your mental health a boost with habits designed to help you center yourself including practicing mindfulness, using breathing exercises, and making a list of supportive friends.

Journal your way to a healthier state of mind with this standout depression book.

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by Johann Hari

It is an epic journey that will change how we think about one of the biggest crises in our culture today. His TED talk, “Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong,” has been viewed more than eight million times and revolutionized the global debate. This book will do the same.

by Whimsical Relaxing Coloring Books

Zen Coloring Book For Mindful People | Adult Coloring Book With Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, ... ADHD, Loss Of Anxiety, Relaxation, Meditation

This coloring book for adults offers:

  • 50 beautiful animal and flower mandalas to color

  • Dark, textured back pages prevent tracing

  • Varied motifs on contrast pages (dark motif background), 3D pages (motifs look more vivid), ...

  • Coloring supports relaxation and stress reduction and resembles soothing meditation

  • Coloring book with soft cover in square format (8.5 x 8.5in)

  • Templates with medium to high complexity

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by Pete Walker

This book is a valuable resource for those dealing with Complex PTSD, written by an author who has not only personally navigated the path to symptom reduction but has also helped others through their recovery. It offers a unique perspective, providing hope and understanding to survivors who have felt misunderstood, alone, or stigmatized by their experiences of childhood trauma, including severe neglect and abuse. This self-help guide is practical and relatable, filled with personal anecdotes, detailed recovery concepts, and useful tools and techniques. It simplifies psychological concepts for the layperson, acting as a roadmap for recovery and self-compassion. The book also serves to support loved ones of those with Cptsd, making it a comprehensive aid for both survivors and their support networks in the journey toward healing.

Mindfulness & Meditation Exercises - Anxiety Relief & Relaxation

These Self Care cards are a practical tool for anyone looking to incorporate mindfulness and stress-relief techniques into their daily routine. Suitable for all ages, they offer 52 easy-to-memorize exercises for relaxation and self-care, developed by experts in therapy and yoga. Highly recommended by health care professionals, these cards are perfect for use in various settings, including work, school, or before sleep. The appealing design and travel-friendly size make them an accessible resource for on-the-go meditation, breathing exercises, and positive visualization, serving as a lifelong companion for managing stress and promoting mental well-being.

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