Welcome to What Your Therapists Are Reading for September 2016. In my part of the world, we are entering cooler weather and my favorite season. Although I am sad to see summer go, I am excited for some nice cooler weather. Just like summer though, I will continue to enjoy reading outdoors. This month seems to have a theme of accepting ourselves and authenticity! Enjoy!
It’s a wonderful exploration that interweaves both personal story and much research about how we face obstacles and access personal power, or don’t. And how with a few tweaks to our body language, mindset and behavior we can nudge ourselves into showing up more fully and powerfully ourselves. One of the most impressionable books I’ve read in a long time. Rebecca Wong, LCSW-R, relationship therapist, consultant and creator of Connectfulness.com
This book is a positive perspective mindset changer. It is about letting go of deep seated feelings of something being wrong with us and accepting ourselves. It is a how to and includes various activities along with story and cases. You can connect withErin Gibb, MSc, RP, CCC at Eguinyou@mail.niagara.edu
I am fascinated with our fears and discomfort with not knowing. It really is the basis for anxiety. This book talks about how mindfulness and compassion can help us change our thinking around uncertainty, and how freeing that can be. Read it with a pencil or highlighter — lots of great passages worth noting! You can connect with Gina Della Penna, LMHC at www.ginadellapenna.com
I hope everyone finds at least one book they are interested. Please come back, as we do this each month. You can find the previous months in the links: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, and August. You can find all of 2015 in What Your Therapists Are Reading here.
Jessica Fowler, LCSW
*Please note that this blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. If you are in need of mental health services, please seek a local therapist.