Books About Abuse And Recovery

Second hand books can be purchased very cheaply from Abebooks

Latest Additions:

General Self-Help:

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life:
The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Steven C. Hayes & Spencer Smith

Healing is not about resisting your emotions; it’s about feeling them completely and yet not turning your choices over to them.
The Gifts of Imperfection:
Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Brene Brown

important book about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.'
The Whole-Brain Child:
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

great for parenting your children or reparenting yourself after child abuse.
Who Moved My Cheese:
An A-Mazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and Your Life
Dr. Spencer Johnson

A tale focusing on change, how change is perceived, and its impact on life.
Predictibly Irrational:
Revised and Expanded Edition, The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely

'In creative ways, author Dan Ariely puts rationality to the test.' ~ Boston Globe
It's OK to Be Neurotic:
Using Your Neuroses to Your Advantage
Frank Bruno

Explores twenty strategies for coping with and benefiting from neuroses.
A Shining Affliction:
A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy
Annie G. Rogers

''...what makes this book so extraordinary is her willingness to reveal exactly what goes on in the sometimes mysterious encounter between therapist and patient.'' ~ The Los Angeles Times.
No Comfort Zone:
Notes on Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Marla Handy

highly personal account that helps us understand what PTSD is.
Bad Therapy:
Master Therapists Share Their Worst Failures
Jeffrey A. Kottler & Jon Carlson

20 of the world's most famous practitioners discuss their mistakes, misjudgements, and miscalculations on working with clients. Helps to have a perspective on the fact that therapists are human too. More understanding and less grudges this way.
Weekends at Bellevue:
Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER
Julie Holland

admissions psychiatrist in NYC. Controversial, at times bordering on inappropriate, but still interesting.
A Million Little Pieces
James Frey

An account of the author's decision to enter rehab and the six weeks he spends there, trying to recover from alcohol and drug addiction, after waking up on a plane with no memory of how he got there or of the past two weeks of his life.

The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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