If you’re the family member of an addict, you may feel confused, guilty, and scared of doing the wrong thing. And when you don’t know how to help, you may find yourself in a codependent role, trying so hard to keep your addicted loved one alive, out of jail, or emotionally appeased that you may actually prevent them from realizing they need help.
Drawing on her own personal experience with her brother’s addiction, Addict in the House offers a pragmatic,
step-by-step guide to dealing with a loved one’s addiction, from accepting the reality of the disease to surviving what may be repeated cycles of recovery and relapse. You’ll learn how to encourage your addicted loved one to get help without forcing it, and finally find the strength to let go of co-dependence.
With this revealing and straightforward book, you’ll have the support you need to take an honest look at how addiction has affected the family, cope with the emotional hurdles of having an addicted family member, create and maintain firm boundaries, and make informed decisions about how to best help your loved one.
Poor sleep can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing, leaving us feeling run-down, exhausted and stressed out. This self-help guide explains the causes of insomnia and why it is so difficult to break bad habits. This updated edition gives you clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques for improving the quality of your sleep:
· Keeping a sleep diary
· Setting personal goals
· Improving your sleep hygiene
· Dealing with a racing mind
· Making lasting improvements to your sleeping and waking pattern
Open this book and you will
– Explore what causes insomnia
– Find personal strategies
– Overcome obstacles to sleep
– Get a good night’s rest
Insomnia is a problem that seriously affects millions of people. But Adrian Tannock has found that by using NLP techniques, people can hugely improve their sleeping experience.
This book is full of practical, NLP-based guidance, which will help everyone from serious sufferers to people who have the occasional problems. These NLP techniques, combined with the friendly and straightforward approach of Teach Yourself, could hold the answer to your sleep problems.
‘What is evident from this book is how widely Carl Rogers’ ideas have spread throughout the humanistic scene – and how valuable they have been.’ – Self & Society
‘…a stimulating, enjoyable book and I recommend it to anyone interested in the person-centred approach.’ – Counselling
This book is edited by David Brazier and includes his chapter “The Necessary Condition is Love”.
When life gets challenging, simple pleasures and timeless traditions can help us manage. Bread Therapy is a love letter to the art of making real bread.
Making our own bread provides us with an unhurried, creative activity that is joyful, calming and productive – providing a much-needed antidote to life’s stresses and strains. From kneading dough, to taking a delicious-smelling freshly baked loaf out of a hot oven, bread-making can be a mindful experience and a therapeutic craft that can nurture and nourish us. As yeast transforms flour and water, so making bread can transform us and our lives.
As we seek ‘slow skills’ to free us from the digital world we are inhabiting more and more, and mindful activity to help us manage our mental wellbeing, so bread-making is experiencing a renaissance. This book will guide you through the art of bread making, with insight into the benefits of this ancient craft which will nourish mind and body. It celebrates bread making as a way of understanding ourselves better, learning important life lessons and making positive changes to our mental and physical wellbeing. It features eight simple bread recipes to get you started on your bread-making journey.
Pauline Beaumont is a passionate bread baker, mother of six and counsellor who believes fervently in the power of bread-making to aid our emotional and psychological wellbeing.
‘A process for healing from paralyzing grief, addiction and emotional wounds.’ – Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, New York Times bestselling author.
Healing from addiction can be an intensely painful process as decades of frozen grief are unpacked. This book is written to help recovering addicts to work through old wounds including bereavement, abandonment, betrayal, and abuse. It uses effective mindfulness practices to complement long term recovery and to help process sometimes-overwhelming feelings. Mindfulness is also recognized as a powerful tool in relapse prevention. Interspersed with personal reflections from the author’s own experience, and stories from those with similar experience, this book balances insight and support with practical strategies and mindfulness tools.
Covering everything those recovering from addiction might need to know, including the need to grieve, coping with depression and shame, and spiritual wellbeing, it also offers a number of guided meditations as well as a variety of different exercises.
For those building emotional wellbeing and peace in recovery, Drug-Addiction Recovery: The Mindful Way offers healing ways to enhance self-respect, and points the path to serenity.
Everyone struggles with sleep from time to time, but when sleepless nights and overtired days become the norm, your well-being is compromised, and frustration and worry increase-including concerns about what’s stopping you from getting the sleep you need, and what can be done about it. So, how do you stop the cycle of relentless worries and restless nights?
End the Insomnia Struggle offers a comprehensive, medication-free program that can be individually tailored for anyone who struggles with insomnia. Integrating the physiology of sleep, and proven-effective approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book provides step-by-step guidance for developing your own treatment plan according to your particular challenges with insomnia.
With this book, you’ll have everything you need to overcome the relentless thoughts, ruminations, and stress of insomnia. Utilizing these evidence-based strategies and easy-to-use tools, you’ll finally get to sleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested and ready to face the world as your best self, day after day.
Do you find yourself lying awake at night, ruminating about the events of the day? Do you toss and turn, worrying about what you have to do in the morning or what you did earlier in the day? If so, you are not alone. In fact, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder faced by the general population today. The most common complaint in those who have trouble sleeping is having a “noisy mind.” Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it seems like you cannot silence all the internal dialogue. So what do you do when your mind is spinning and your thoughts just won’t stop?
Accessible, enjoyable, and grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Goodnight Mind directly addresses the effects of rumination-or having an overactive brain-on your ability to sleep well.
Written by two psychologists who specialize in sleep disorders, the book contains helpful exercises and insights into how you can better manage your thoughts at bedtime, and finally get some sleep. Traditional treatment for insomnia is usually focused on medications that promote sedation rather than on the behavioral causes of insomnia. Unfortunately, medication can often lead to addiction, and a host of other side effects.
This is a great a book for anyone who is looking for effective therapy to treat insomnia without the use of medication. This informative, small-format book is easy-to-read and lightweight, making it perfect for late-night reading.
Does your child have trouble getting to sleep? Are they worried about being left alone?
Sleep problems are a common issue for school-aged children and can be a stressful situation for child and parent alike. But whether your child suffers from bedtime separation anxiety, insomnia or night-terrors, or simply refuses to sleep in their own bed, this book can help.
Written by expert authors with experience of treating childhood sleep disorders, this easy to read manual uses tried and trusted techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help everyone have a better night’s sleep, including:
· Using sleep diaries to set a sleep routine that helps your child fall asleep quicker
· Proven methods for helping your child to face their worries around bedtime
· Strategies for dealing with bedwetting, night terrors and sleepwalking
This step-by-step guide to establishing better sleep patterns will help you become a sleep therapist for your child!
Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically-proven techniques.
Series editors: Professor Peter Cooper and Dr Polly Waite
If your loved one is one of millions of Americans who suffers from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, you may feel alone, without guidance or understanding. As a romantic partner, you need to know how to navigate issues such as parenting, sex and intimacy and running a household. This book provides that help by addressing your uniquely complex and difficult situation and provides much-needed support for growth and healing.
In Loving Someone With an Eating Disorder, you’ll find valuable information about eating disorders, diagnostic categories and common misconceptions. You’ll also learn about the importance of self-care and boundaries for yourself and find writing and perspective-taking exercises to help you gain a greater understanding of your partner’s struggle.
You’ll also learn skills to help you address specific problems, such as managing groceries and meals together, sex and intimacy issues and concerns about parenting.
Finally, you’ll find a practical discussion about treatment and recovery from disordered eating-making it clear that both you and your partner need healing-as well as information about seeking further support.