Over time I have been influenced and touched by a number of books that had a bearing on me and the therapeutic approach adopted by me. I am including the best of the best here for those interested in reading further into psychology and human mind.
|1. Feeling Good by Dr. David Burns
In this landmark work Dr. David Burns introduced a groundbreaking, drug-free treatment for depression.
|2. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
The author of this book challenged the accepted notion – “Higher the IQ Higher the chances of Success”. Goleman instead argued that emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged.
|3. The Road Less Traveled – M Scott Peck
Dr Peck takes a no-nonsense approach to life and starts with accepting the fact that “life is difficult”. He offers clues through a compelling and touching narrative of his therapy sessions with his unnamed clients about how one can start changing their life bit by bit.
|4. Many Lives, Many Masters – Dr Brian Weiss
If past life regression interests you and if you are interested in knowing why we go through the series of lifes then this book offers great insights. Written by Dr Brian Weiss a psychiatrist who recently appeared on The Oprah Show this book chronicles his hypnotherapy based past life regression sessions with his anonymous client.
|5. Only Love is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited – Dr Brian Weiss
Another book by Dr Brian Weiss offering compelling reasons why love is what we seek through lifetimes and that soulmates do exist.
|6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Dr Stephen R Covey
I fall short of words to offer praise for this book. Dr Covey presents compelling and well researched techniques for increasing effectiveness in everything we do in our life. A must read for all adults.
|7. Man’s Search for Meaning – Dr Viktor Frankl
Dr Viktor Frankl writes this book with first hand experience of living in concentration camps and treating patients in his practice. Dr Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can change the way we cope with it, find meaning in it for our life and progress forward with wisdom and purpose.
|8. Open the Door of your Heart – Ajahn Brahm
I loved the stories in this book. They are full of wisdom and provide therapeutic healing for a distressed mind. Written by a Buddhist Monk residing in Perth Australia I would like to recommend this book to anyone.
|9. Progressive Relaxation and Breathing – Matthew Mckay and Patrick Fanning
This audio program presents a complete introduction to the Jacobsen technique for progressive deep muscle relaxation. It offers simple breathing exercises to help you turn stressful feelings into a vanishing memory. You will also discover Yoga breathing techniques to help you relax or build extraordinary energy when you need it most.
|10. The power of your subconscious mind – Joseph Murphy
In this book, Dr. Joseph Murphy gives the tools one needs to unlock the awesome powers of your subconscious mind. One can learn to improve their relationships, finances, physical well-being.