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Emi
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Self help Books?

Post by Emi » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:02 am

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone had books they can recommend for building self esteem or help with boundaries and assertiveness for survivors? Has there been any that helped you through when you felt like you had 0% self confidence or feeling like you're in the dumps?

Thank you =)

Diver
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Re: Self help Books?

Post by Diver » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:25 am

Anything with DBT is supposed to help with all of what you mentioned. You can order the workbooks and try on your own or online or find a therapist that has a dbt program even.
There's also an author, Brene Brown, who has written some great books on the subject of self help, living whole heartedly.
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Re: Self help Books?

Post by HealingHearts » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:51 pm

The body keeps the score by Bessel Van Der Kolk,2015

Subtitled: the brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma; published by Viking Books (Added by Xanthia)
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Re: Self help Books?

Post by GrowingTree » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:35 pm

healing trauma, peter a levine
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Re: Self help Books?

Post by freedomfighter » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:28 pm

I would recommend the following on trauma and healing:

Pete Walker - Complex PTSD From Surviving to Thriving
John Bradshaw - Homecoming
John Bradshaw - Healing The Shame That Binds You
Ellen Bass - The Courage to Heal

Hope they are of some use to you
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Re: Self help Books?

Post by GrowingTree » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:05 pm

Brene brown? She's an author. It's not self help but she talks about shame.
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Re: Self help Books?

Post by FracturedTat » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:47 pm

Just finished "The Rescued Soul: The Writing Journey for the Healing of Incest and Family Betrayal," by Christina Enevoldsen. Found a lot of helpful stuff in this one.
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Re: Self help Books?

Post by GrowingTree » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:22 pm

healing trauma by peter a levine
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