Further Reading (and Listening)

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A Woman In Your Own Right: Assertiveness and You

A Woman In Your Own Right: Assertiveness and You

Anne Dickson defines assertiveness as the art of clear, honest and direct communication. An assertive approach builds self-esteem and strengthens our ability to make our own choices in life, by helping us to manage the anxiety and stress of communicating in difficult situations. Instead of being governed by the need to either please or blame others, assertiveness teaches us to take responsibility for our own feelings and behaviour. A Woman in Your Own Right has become the core assertiveness training handbook, recommended in confidence building and personal development courses, coaching and mentoring programmes as well as counselling and therapeutic contexts throughout the UK and, with subsequent translations, in many parts of the world. Most importantly, Anne Dickson's work has helped millions of women who have been inspired and empowered by this book. Revised and reissued to celebrate its 30th year. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Assertiveness For Earth Angels: How to be Loving Instead of Too Nice by Doreen Virtue PhD

Assertiveness For Earth Angels: How to be Loving Instead of Too Nice by Doreen Virtue PhD

Do people take advantage of your niceness? In this groundbreaking book, Doreen Virtue teaches Earth Angels (lightworkers and highly sensitive people) how to maintain their inner peace and loving nature while holding boundaries with others. You'll discover how to overcome fears about saying no, and how to ask for what you want from those around you and from the universe. Assertiveness for Earth Angels is for anyone who wants to learn the art of speaking up in relationships and in their activism about issues related to the world. Whether you need more assertiveness with your family, on the job or in your lightwork, you'll appreciate Doreen's gentle-but-firm approach to negotiating your earthly needs in heavenly ways! Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
When I Say No I Feel Guilty: How to Cope, Using the Skills of Systematic Assertive Therapy by Manuel J Smith

When I Say No I Feel Guilty: How to Cope, Using the Skills of Systematic Assertive Therapy by Manuel J Smith

The best-seller that helps you say: "I just said 'no' and I don't feel guilty!" Are you letting your kids get away with murder? Are you allowing your mother-in-law to impose her will on you? Are you embarrassed by praise or crushed by criticism? Are you having trouble coping with people? Learn the answers in When I Say No, I Feel Guilty, the best-seller with revolutionary new techniques for getting your own way. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Malanie Fennell

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Malanie Fennell

Melanie Fennell’s Overcoming Low Self-Esteem is a classic of self-help literature, winning acclaim for its practical and user-friendly approach and now recommended on the National Health Service’s self-help scheme known as Books on Prescription. This book will aid readers to understand their condition and with this knowledge enable them to break out of the vicious circle of negative self-image, learn the art of self-acceptance and alter their lives for the better. Explains the nature of low self-esteem and self destructive thinking. Contains a complete self-help programme and monitoring sheets. Is based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns

The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns

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Genre: Self-Esteem
Tag: Self Esteem
Free yourself from fears, phobias and panic attacks. Overcome self-defeating attitudes. Discover the five secrets of intimate communication. Put an end to marital conflict. Conquer your procrastination and unleash your potential for success. In ‘Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy’ Dr David Burns introduced a groundbreaking, drug-free treatment for depression that has helped millions of people around the world. Now, in this long-awaited sequel, he reveals powerful new techniques and provides practical exercises that will help you cope with problems and learn how to make life a happier, more exhilarating experience. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Gillian Butler

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Gillian Butler

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness is a self-help manual for this common problem, which explains why it happens and sets out practical methods of resolving it. Everyone sometimes feels foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised, but this becomes a problem when it undermines their confidence and prevents them doing what they want to do. This easy-to-use guide, full of real-life examples, is for those who suffer from all degrees of social anxiety and shyness, for their families and friends, and for the professionals who help them: psychologists, doctors and others. Explains the many forms and causes of social anxiety. Contains a complete self-help program and work sheets. Is based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Overcoming Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques by Helen Kennerley

Overcoming Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques by Helen Kennerley

Overcoming Anxiety has been developed as a self-help manual by Dr Helen Kennerley at her clinic in Oxford. A whole range of anxieties and fears is explained, from panic attacks and phobias to 'burn out' and executive stress. It is an indispensable guide for those affected, their friends and families, psychologists and others working in the medical profession. Includes an introduction to the nature of anxiety and stress. Contains an easy-to-follow self-help program and check sheets. Is based on successful, clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy. Click 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action by Susan Jeffers

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action by Susan Jeffers

Internationally renowned author, Susan Jeffers, has helped millions of people around the globe to overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives. Such fears may include: Public speaking; Asserting yourself; Making decisions; Intimacy; Changing jobs; Being alone; Ageing; Driving; Losing a loved one; Ending a relationship. But whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want - so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis and depression to one of power, energy and enthusiasm. This inspiring modern classic has helped thousands turn their anger into love - and their indecision into action - with Susan Jeffers' simple but profound advice to 'feel the fear and do it anyway'. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
The Worry Cure: Stop Worrying and Start Living by Robert L Leahy

The Worry Cure: Stop Worrying and Start Living by Robert L Leahy

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Genre: Worry
Tag: Worry
Do you worry that you'll say the wrong thing, wear the wrong outfit, or look out of place? Or maybe that you'll make a mistake at work, disappoint your partner, or overlook a serious health problem? Or perhaps you just worry too much - constantly running what-if scenarios through your head? Of course you do - we all do. Worry is a central issue in many people's lives; 38% of people say they worry every day. In this groundbreaking book, Dr Robert Leahy offers new insight, advice and practical techniques for everyone who has ever had a sleepless night. Using the most recent research and his 25 years of experience treating patients, Dr Leahy helps us understand why we worry and how best to defeat it. In his easy-to-follow-programme, he tells you how to: Identify productive and unproductive worry; Accept reality and commit to change; Turn 'failure' into opportunity; Use your emotions rather than worry about them. Combining stories from his practice with unique approaches to reducing worry, The Worry Cure is an essential companion for everyone who is anxious. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
How to Stop Worrying by Frank Tallis

How to Stop Worrying by Frank Tallis

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Genre: Worry
Tag: Worry
Worry is a natural warning system. It's your brain's way of warning that something is wrong and needs to be dealt with. But sometimes things get out of hand, and worrying starts to spoil your enjoyment of life and even to affect your health. In this easy-to-read manual, Dr Frank Tallis explains how to understand your fears, and how to control your worry and make it work for you in a positive way. Topics include: Defining worry and its mechanism; Preparing to solve your problems - skills to practice; How to solve your problems - brainstorming, making decisions; Problem-solving in action - did it work? Coping with setbacks; When the worry won't stop - coping successfully with unavoidable problems! Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →