Author Topic: Book Recommendations  (Read 81185 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #70 on: May 23, 2019, 05:42:45 pm »
The Worry Trick by David Carbonell.

This book is very well structured with a "take home" at the end of each chapter. Very useful, very practical, direct and well executed to keep you interested.

I have read most books on this string and this is by far my "go to" book for pleasant reminders every now and then to prevent myself from falling off the bus.
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[Buddie]

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #71 on: August 08, 2019, 02:18:36 pm »
Dr. Claire Weekes, all her books and recordings. I have "Self help for your nerves" and "Essential help for your nerves". Excellent advice for people suffering agoraphobia, anxiety, panic, fears etc.

Barry McDonagh's DARE Response
and his earlier work The Panic Away Program are minor updates on Dr. Weekes' work. I searched for this the whole forum, but couldn't find him. So I think his work is worth mentioning.
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[Buddie]

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #72 on: October 09, 2019, 05:06:42 pm »
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety by Forsyth and Eifert.

Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - some reviewers on Amazon criticize it for being repetitive. It does repeat key points but personally I find this helps reinforce the points and helps me integrate the material. This book along with therapy, exercise and meditation (I love Headspace app) have been hugely helpful for me.
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[Buddie]

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2021, 07:52:11 pm »
Breath: the New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

I can't wait to go back and read through this thread!
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[Buddie]

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #74 on: January 08, 2021, 08:25:27 pm »
Descartes' Error by Antonio Damasio.

If you read this, you might be able to relate it to phases in your withdrawal. It's a book that goes into a lot of detail, with case studies, about how emotion forms an essential part in being able to behave rationally and function socially. It's helping me put my experience in context. Anybody interested in the neuroscience of mind would enjoy this, it's relatable to my experience at least.
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[Buddie]

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #75 on: January 08, 2021, 08:40:18 pm »
The Sober Truth by Lance Dodes & Zachary Dodes

The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas S. Szasz

Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker

Medical Nihilism by Jacob Stegenga
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[Buddie]

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2021, 05:03:57 am »
Fear, by Thich Nhat Hanh.  There is something so clear and true about the way he explains things (he is a Buddhist monk who seems to have a knack for just getting right to the heart of things).  He has written a bunch of books, but this is the one that touched me the most and really helped me (a chronic worrier and person with anxiety) breathe easier.

Real Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg.  She also has lots of meditations you can google.  She is another one with a very clear, no-bs, calming perspective.  Her books and meditations have helped me a lot.

Invisible Heroes by Belleruth Naparstek.  Has to do with PTSD and trauma.  An amazing book.  She also has a lot of very calming meditations and affirmations you can probably google.  I really like the one for PTSD.

Good thread!
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[Buddie]

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2021, 09:24:06 pm »
 I would urge all to read the work of Dr Claire Weeks, the legendary Australian Therapist. She is referred to as " The Woman who cracked the anxiety code." In the 70s she developed simple theories that are now standard practice.

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[Buddie]

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #78 on: November 17, 2021, 08:59:38 am »
Weekes wasn't about 'tapering' through anxiety. Applied to Benzos, her premise would be CT all the way (with safety exceptions). Can easily get in over your head. I tried to apply it to a sensitive area of trauma of mine: extreme violence, video, photos etc. I was horribly traumatized from then on. She advocated it with pain as well. For example, you'd have dental work done without the anesthesia. Also is the exposure undertaken with faith or doubt or which would interfere with process? What also about various forms of fear such as rage, guilt, delusion etc? Would she have advocated waterboarding as form of therapy? The exposure might better done under controlled conditions. The mind is very powerful. Last thing you would want would be to induce further fear into it. Just a few considerations, precautionary notes.
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