Changing for Good: A revolutionary six-stage program for overcoming bad habits and moving your life positively forward
by James O. Prochaska, Ph.D, John C. Norcross, Ph.D, Carlo C. Diclemente, Ph.D
To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three psychologists studied more than 1000 people who were able to positively alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by someone who understands how it works. This book offers simple self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify each stage and process. Whether the goal is to start saving money or end addictive behavior, this program can help.
Dialogue and The Art Of Thinking Together: A pioneering approach to communicating in business and in life
by William Isaacs, introduction by Peter Senge
While this book was written with special attention to the corporate environment, its insights, theories and models are excellent for use any communication situation. Highly recommended!
Passionate Marriage: Keeping love & intimacy alive in committed relationships
by David Schnarch, Ph.D
Ideas and techniques for couples to achieve greater intimacy. Realistic strategies to overcome sexual and emotional blocks that hold partners back from finding satisfaction with each other. A respectful, erotic, and spiritual guide for making intimacy and love a reality.
The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life
by Piero Ferrucci, foreward by HH The Dalai Lama
Italian philosopher Ferrucci has drawn on his experience as a psychotherapist and on fundamental human values to write on the importance of kindness. A stirring examination of a simple, but profound, concept in this age of "global cooling."
On Death and Dying: What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy, and their own families
by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD
The classic bestseller and important 20th-century psychological study. This eloquent plea for the rights of the dying grew out of Dr. Kubler-Ross's interdisciplinary seminar on the transition from life to death in which she explained her now-famous five stages of death: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. In interviews and conversations, read how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve the patient, and the patient's family. An important book for anyone who knows someone who might die someday...
A New Way of Thinking About Human Relationships
by Roberta M. Gilbert MD
As my main man Dr. Dan Siegel points out, a human being's reality is made up of brain inputs, mental inputs and relational inputs. Our brain effects our mind and our relationships. Our mind effects our brain and relationships. And our relationships effect our mind and our brain. Nobody explains how relationships do this better than Dr. Murray Bowen, the father of family therapy. Bowen was the first to say that the family, not the individual, is the primary emotional unit. Getting your head around this fact will change your life---your mind, your brain and your relationships. Highly recommended.---MR