Book: The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem

Book Title:

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem.

Author(s): Joe Oliver.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: New Harbinger, Workbook Edition.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

We all have stories we have created about ourselves-some of them positive and some of them negative. If you suffer from low self-esteem, your story may include these types of narratives: “I’m a failure,” “I’ll never be able to do that,” or “If only I were smarter or more attractive, I could be happy.” Ironically, at the end of the day, these narratives are your biggest roadblocks to achieving happiness and living the life you deserve. So, how can you break free from these stories-once and for all?

Grounded in evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this workbook offers a step-by-step programme to help you break free from self-doubt, learn to accept yourself and your faults, identify and cultivate your strengths, and reach your full potential. You will also discover ways to take action and move toward the life you truly want, even when these actions trigger self-doubt. Finally, you’ll learn to see yourself in all your complexity, with kindness and compassion.

Book: The CBT Art Workbook for Coping with Anxiety

Book Title:

The CBT Art Workbook for Coping with Anxiety.

Author(s): Jennifer Guest.

Year: 2019.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

Using the principles of CBT, these 150 information pages and worksheets help adults to understand and manage symptoms of anxiety.

The activities follow the framework of a typical CBT course: how it works, looking at the nature of the anxiety, linking thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physiology cycles, exploring different levels of thinking and beliefs, and identifying goals and future planning.

Suitable for adults in individual or group work, this is an excellent resource to use as a standalone resource or in conjunction with professional therapy to deal with anxiety.

Book: The CBT Art Workbook for Coping with Depression

Book Title:

The CBT Art Workbook for Coping with Depression.

Author(s): Jennifer Guest.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

Using the principles of CBT, these illustrated worksheets help clients to understand and manage their symptoms of depression.

The activities follow the framework of a typical CBT course: how it works, looking at the nature of depression, linking thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physiology cycles, exploring different levels of thinking and beliefs, and identifying goals and future planning. It presents these theories in an accessible way so that clients are familiar with the foundations of CBT they will be using in the worksheets. They can complete them by writing or drawing, alongside the opportunity to colour in parts of the pages as they consider ideas.

Suitable for adults in individual or group work, this is an excellent resource to use as a standalone resource or in conjunction with professional therapy to deal with depression.

Book: The Art Activity Book for Psychapeutic Work

Book Title:

The Art Activity Book for Psychapeutic Work: 100 Illustrated CBT and Psychodynamic Handouts for Creative Therapeutic Work.

Author(s): Jennifer Guest.

Year: 2017.

Edition: First (1st), Illustrated Edition.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

Help clients to raise self-esteem, cope with change and adversity and manage complex emotions with these brand new 100 ready-to-use illustrated worksheets and activities.

Drawing on psychotherapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), these worksheets are ideal for use in therapeutic work, for starting conversations and addressing problems that clients face. Each worksheet is designed to encourage clients to express their thoughts and emotions creatively in a relaxed way. The book also includes activities that centre on visual diary keeping, to help clients gain perspective on their unique issues and learn to solve their problems in a positive, healthy way.

Suitable for adults and young people, in individual or group work, this is an excellent resource for those who work in therapy, counselling and social work.

Book: The CBT Art Activity Book

Book Title:

The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 Illustrated Handouts for Creative Therapeutic Work.

Author(s): Jennifer Guest.

Year: 2015.

Edition: First (1st), Illustrated Edition.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

Explore complex emotions and enhance self-awareness with these 100 ready-to-use creative activities.

The intricate, attractive designs are illustrated in the popular zentangle style and are suitable for adults and young people, in individual or group work. The worksheets use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and art as therapy to address outcomes including improved self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, anger management, coping with change and loss, problem solving and future planning. The colouring pages are designed for relaxing stress management and feature a complete illustrated alphabet and series of striking mandala designs.

Book: Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting

Book Title:

Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting – The Astonishing Power of Feelings.

Author(s): Lynn Grabhorn.

Year: 2003.

Edition: First (1st), 1st Trade Paper Ed Edition.

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Argues that feelings, rather than positive thinking or intelligence, set the tone for people’s lives, and helps listeners find peace and pleasure in life by feeling rather than thinking.

What are the Psychological Factors Associated with Financial Hardship & Mental Health?

Research Paper Title

Psychological factors associated with financial hardship and mental health: A systematic review.

Background

A review of the literature investigating the role of psychological factors in the relationship between financial hardship and mental health was completed.

Methods

The review sought to identify which factors have been most consistently and reliably indicated, and the mechanisms by which these factors are proposed to contribute to the association between hardship and mental health.

Results

Although the review identified that a broad variety of factors have been investigated, skills related to personal agency, self-esteem and coping were most frequently and reliably associated with the relationship between financial hardship and mental health outcomes.

Just over half of the studies reviewed concluded that the psychological factor investigated was either eroded by financial hardship, increasing vulnerability to mental health difficulties, or protected mental health by remaining intact despite the effects of financial hardship.

The remaining studies found no such effect or did not analyse their data in a manner in which a mechanism of action could be identified.

Conclusions

The methodological quality of the research included in the review was variable.

The valid and reliable measurement of financial hardship, and conclusions regarding causation due to the use of predominantly cross-sectional design were areas of particular weakness.

Reference

Frankham, C., Richardson, T. & Maguire, N. (2020) Psychological factors associated with financial hardship and mental health: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101832. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Book: This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health

Book Title:

This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health.

Author(s): Nathan Filer.

Year: 2019.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Faber & Faber, Main Edition.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

A journey into the heartland of psychiatry.

This book debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mentally ill.

And what it means to be human.

This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health was previously published in 2019 in hardback under the title The Heartland.

Book: Stress Management for Dummies

Book Title:

Stress Management for Dummies.

Author(s): Allen elkin.

Year: 2013.

Edition: Second (2nd).

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons.

Type(s): Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Tired of letting stress have a negative impact on your life? Easy. It’s impossible to get through life without encountering stress.

And unfortunately, most of us learn the incorrect ways to cope with it.

Thankfully, Stress Management For Dummies gives you trusted, time-tested guidance on teaching your body and mind to properly cope with stress while keeping your sanity intact.

Whether it’s love, work, family, or something else that has you in the red zone, this updated edition of Stress Management For Dummies will help you identify the stress triggers in your life and cut them down to size all without losing your cool. * Shows you how to use stress in a positive, motivational way instead of letting it negatively affect your life * Teaches you to retrain your body and mind to react positively to stress * Helps you overcome common stresses faced in modern life If you want to manage stress and get back to living a normal life, Stress Management For Dummies has you covered.

Book: 8 Keys to Stress Management

Book Title:

8 Keys to Stress Management.

Author(s): Elizabeth Anne Scott.

Year: 2013.

Edition: First Edition (1st).

Publisher: W.W. Norton Company.

Type(s): Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

According to many measures, people today are dealing with stressors that are greater in number and severity than in the past several decades, and this stress is taking a toll on our collective wellness.

The book outlines strategies to identifying stressors, offers techniques in reversing the response, and discusses the effects of stress.