Reading novels, poetry, and self-help books can provide comfort, reassurance, and food for thought, and can be a valuable aid to building esteem, confidence, assertiveness, and other qualities.
Below is a list of books recommended by myself and by some of my clients. Clicking on the links provides direct access to online purchasing of these titles, as well as readers’ reviews. Many of them can also be borrowed from libraries or picked up in second-hand bookshops.
There’s nothing as practical as a good theory.Kurt Goldstein
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.Viktor Frankl
When we avoid the legitimate suffering that results from dealing with problems, we also avoid the growth that problems demand from us. It is for this reason that in chronic mental illness we stop growing, we become stuck. And without healing, the human spirit begins to shrivel.M Scott Peck