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Helpful Reading

You might find these books below helpful. They are from varied backgrounds and do not represent one school of thought on the nature of human struggles and tasks. You may find one that speaks to you more clearly than the others. 

As a Biographical Counsellor I personally seek and read books, articles and sources from many different schools of therapy, psychology, neurobiology, social studies, religion and philosophy. 

My recent article Understanding Anxiety and Working with Anxiety in Biographical Counselling, was published in Self & Society International Journal of Humanistic Psychology; Volume 45, Issue 1.  See in the Added Files at the bottom of this page. 

I am also putting here an article that I wrote for Therapy Today, a monthly publication of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The article is called 'Working with the Twelve Human Senses in Counselling', if you are interested you can read it via the link at the bottom of this page.  

This is a working list, ready to be updated at any time. If you have read a good and helpful book - email me your suggestion.

Freeing the Soul from Fear by Robert Sardello 

Taking Charge: Your Life Patterns and their Meaning   by Gudrun Burkhard and Christian Von Arnim

The Quiet Heart: Putting Stress in its Place   by Teresa Hale and Dr. P Gruenewald

Phases. Crisis and Development in the Individual   by Bernard Lievegoed

Man on the Threshold, the Challenge of Inner Development    by Bernard Lievegoed

Depressive Illness. The Curse of the Strong    by Dr Tim Cantopher

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss    by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

The Stairway of Surprise: Six Steps to a Creative Life    by Michael Lipson

The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century    by Susan Greenfield

Phases of Childhood (the three phases: 0-7, 7-14, 14-21)   by Karl Konig

Brothers and Sisters: the Order of Birth in the Family    by Karl Konig

Man and his Symbols    by Carl G. Jung and M.-L. von Franz Joseph Henderson et al. Coordinated editor John Freeman

Our Twelve Senses. How Healthy Senses Refresh the Soul    by Albert Soesman

The First Seven Years: The Physiology of Childhood  by Edmond Schoorel

Parenting from the Inside Out    by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell 

The Best Things Parents Do   by Susan Isaacs Kohl

Jan 2, 2013, 7:41 AM