I have added a few new books to the page “Books I’ve Read“.
A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps By: Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D. — This is a great book, and the lessons taught in this book work for every aspect of a person’s life. You don’t have to be an alcoholic to read this book. You can substitute any addiction (food, drugs, sex, co-dependency, Internet, ect…) for the word alcohol. I read this book as part of a co-dependency group, and I learned a great deal from it. There is also a work book that goes along with this book.
Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy By: Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D with Spencer Smith — This was a great book, and helped me a lot. This book helped me put into action things I knew that I needed to do, but couldn’t quite figure out how to do it. I have known for a very long time that I needed to come to terms with my past. This book showed me that I had to be willing to fully accept my past, the way that it made me feel, and then it showed me how to move forward and not dwell on the negative. It’s one of those books where you need to take the time to fully understand what it is teaching you, and how to apply it to your life. This book is well worth the effort that it asks you to put into practice. I read this book as part of a group for depression. I would say that this book works well for anyone who is not only feeling depressed, but for anyone who feels like they are stuck and just aren’t sure on how to move forward. The main key is that you have to be willing to try the things in this book otherwise it does you no good if you are not willing. You first have to be willing to change in order for change to actually occur.
Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse Workbook By: Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon — This was a great book, and it really helped me a lot. However, this book can be intense, and you need to be prepared to be able to handle it. I love that in the beginning of this book they prepare you for what to do if you start to feel overwhelmed. What helped prepare me a lot for this book was the support group that I had done called “In the Wildflowers”. This was a support group for dealing with childhood sexual abuse, and it was also a great group and a great help to me.
I will also be adding “In the Wildflowers” to the Internet resources page.
Thanks for taking a look at my blog, and I wish you peace and healing in your life. God Bless.