Best Books on Emotional Health and Healing

Top 10 Best Books on Emotional Health and Healing : Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, You Can Heal Your Life, Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves, You Can Heal Your Life Companion Book, The Gifts of Imperfection, I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame, The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships, and Life, Healing the Shame that Binds You, Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame, The Power Is Within You

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
AuthorSusan Jeffers
Dynamic and inspirational, FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY is filled with concrete techniques to turn passivity into assertiveness. Dr. Susan Jeffers, teaches you how to stop negative thinking patterns and reeducate your mind to think more positively. You will learn: the vital 10-Step Positive Thinking...
You Can Heal Your Life
AuthorLouise L. Hay
This book is actually dangerous. I can't remember ever having said that about a text?

I read thirty pages of it, before having to shut it and run far away.

Every single copy of it should come with a huge trigger warning for ableism, fatphobia, and victim blaming of every variety.

Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves
AuthorC. Terry Warner
Life can be sweet. Our relationships with friends, spouses, colleagues, and family members can be wonderfully rewarding. They can also bring heartache, frustration, anxiety, and anger. We all know the difference between times when we feel open, generous and at ease with people versus times when...
AuthorLouise L. Hay
Louise Hay was born to a poor mother who married Hay's violent stepfather. When she was about five, she was raped by a neighbor. At fifteen she dropped out of high school without a diploma, became pregnant, and on her sixteenth birthday gave up her newborn baby girl for adoption.

She moved to Chicago,...
The Gifts of Imperfection
AuthorBrené Brown
New York Times best-selling author and professor Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough.

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages...
I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
AuthorBrené Brown
An affirming, revealing examination of the painful effects of shame—with new, powerful strategies that promise to transform a woman’s ability to love, parent, work, and build relationships.

Shame manifests itself in many ways. Addiction, perfectionism, fear and blame are just a...
AuthorTaylor Hartman
Folk psychology at its worst.

Agressive poeple are really pushy? Wow... thanks for that one captian obvious!

Truth be told I couldn't stomach finishing this filth. Pigeon-holing billions of individualities into four basic, color coded, types is the most stupid and irresponsible...
AuthorJohn Bradshaw
“I used to drink,” writes John Bradshaw, “to solve the problems caused by drinking. The more I drank to relieve my shame-based loneliness and hurt, the more I felt ashamed.”

Shame is the motivator behind our toxic behaviors: the compulsion, co-dependency, addiction and drive to...
Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame
AuthorBeverly Engel
Healing Your Emotional Self

"Emotionally abusive parents are indeed toxic parents, and they cause significant damage to their children's self-esteem, self-image, and body image. In this remarkable book, Beverly Engel shares her powerful Mirror Therapy program for helping adult survivors...
The Power Is Within You
AuthorLouise L. Hay
In The Power Is Within You, Louise L. Hay expands her philosophies of loving the self through:
- learning to listen and trust the inner voice;
- loving the child within;
- letting our true feelings out;
- the responsibility of parenting;
- releasing our fear about growing older;
The Dance of Anger
AuthorHarriet Lerner
"Anger is a signal and one worth listening to," writes Dr. Harriet Lerner, in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers. While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling...
Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts and You Don't Know Why
AuthorSusan Forward
Is this the way love is supposed to feel?

• Does the man you love assume the right to control how you live and behave?
• Have you given up important activities or people to keep him happy?
• Is he extremely jealous and possessive?
• Does he switch from charm to anger without...
The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships
AuthorPatrick J. Carnes
Exploitive relationships can create trauma bonds - chains of trust that link you to someone who is dangerous, abusive, and toxic. Divorce, employee relations, litigation, incest and child abuse, family and marital systems, domestic violence, hostage situations, kidnapping, professional exploitation...
AuthorPhyllis A. Balch
Natural health's number-one bestseller for more than twenty years, completely revised and updated.

With more than five million copies sold, Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the most trusted, comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. A pioneer...
I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better: Six Practical Principles That Empower Others to Solve Their Own Problems While Enriching Your Relationships
AuthorGary B. Lundberg
In their weekly radio show and in their popular workshops, Gary and Joy Lundberg have already helped thousands of people and their families to communicate more effectively. Now, the Lundbergs address an all too common dilemma that arises when others expect you to solve their problems for them, showing...
Handbook to Higher Consciousness
AuthorKen Keyes Jr.
Written in 1975, this is a New Age classic and a truly awful book. Normally I just ignore awful books, but I have some things to say about exactly why the worldview presented by Keyes is toxic.

The post-colon half of this book's title is "The Science of Happiness," which points to two ways this book...
Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love and Happiness
AuthorBradley Nelson
The Emotion Code is a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage. Releasing trapped emotions often results in the sudden disappearance of physical problems, self-sabotage, and recurring relationship difficulties. Filled with real-world examples from many years of clinical practice,...
The Dance of Deception: A Guide to Authenticity and Truth-Telling in Women's Relationships
AuthorHarriet Lerner
When The Dance of Deceptionwas published, Lerner discovered that women were not eager to identify with the subject. "Well, I don't do deception" was a common resonse.

We all "do deception", often with the intention to protect ourselves and the relationships we depend on. The Dance of Deceptionunravels...
The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage
AuthorBrené Brown
Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen

Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace...
Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao
AuthorWayne W. Dyer
Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance...
AuthorPatricia Evans
In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important,...
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
AuthorMarshall B. Rosenberg
Do you hunger for skills to improve the quality of your relationships, to deepen your sense of personal empowerment or to simply communicate more effectively? Unfortunately, for centuries our culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can actually perpetuate conflict, internal pain and...
AuthorAllen Klein
Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand (Mark Twain)

So what makes a person "funny." This author has a good take on this debate. He believes that bad comics laugh at their jokes and hope the audience joins him in the hilarity. Good comics react to their audience, know their audience...
Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child
AuthorThich Nhat Hanh
An exciting contribution to the growing trend of applying Buddhist practices to encourage wellness and balance mental health. Reconciliation focuses on mindful awareness of our emotions and offers concrete practices to restore damaged relationships through meditations and exercises to help...
A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last
AuthorStephen Levine
In his new book, Stephen Levine, author of the perennial best-seller Who Dies?, teaches us how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully--as if it were all that was left. On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to practice dying as the highest form of wisdom. Levine decided to live this...
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
AuthorTara Brach
For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much--just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work--to make us feel that we are not okay. Beginning to understand how our lives have become...
AuthorZoe Weil
Above All, Be Kind teaches parents how to raise their children to be humane in the broadest sense—to become not only more compassionate in their interactions with family and friends, but to grow up to make life choices that demonstrate respect for the environment, other species, and all people. The...
AuthorHelen Palmer
It would be impossible for most of us to spend a day without coming into direct or indirect contact with dozens of people family, friends, people in the street, at the office, on television, in our fantasies and fears. Our relationships with others are the most changeable, infuriating, pleasurable...
Chasing Redbird
AuthorSharon Creech
To Zinny Taylor, life is like trying to untangle spaghetti - she needs to escape the chaos of her family. So when she finds a long-forgotten trail in the wild woods near her home, she resolves to follow it. It's a journey that leads her to unravel the dark secrets of her aunt's life - and her own. And while Zinny...
AuthorSanaya Roman
One of my favorite bedside readers, simple steps to finding joy in everyday life. Concepts such as joy, inner peace, self esteem, clarity, love, appreciation, life purpose, and changing the negative to positive are explored. The format is a short chapter followed by exercises to help you to experience...
AuthorTeal Swan
     Growing up in a tranquil wilderness, Teal Swan had a childhood that was anything but serene. Horrors lurked behind the façade of the perfect houses and pious community of the surrounding towns, and Teal attracted undue attention because of her unusually powerful extrasensory abilities....
AuthorSanaya Roman
This step-by-step guide to making soul contact and awakening your heart centers was given to Sanaya Roman by Orin, a wise and gentle spirit teacher. As you read, you will be taking a wonderful journey of adventure and growth. You will prepare your personality, journey to the soul plane, and receive energy...
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