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Self-Help

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (Inner Workbook) - Julia Cameron , Mark Bryan , J P Tarcher, 1992 -- Asserting that creative expression is the natural direction of life, noted Hollywood screenwriter and director Julia Cameron presents an exciting method for artists to recover their creativity from limiting beliefs, self-sabotage, inattention, fear, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other forces that inhibit the creative process.

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression - Mary Ellen Copeland, Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1992 -- A detailed overview of the history, causes and treatment of mood disorders. Offers step-by-step, self-help guidance for taking responsibility for your own wellness; using charts to track and control your moods; find appropriate mental health professionals; build a support system, increase your self-confidence and self-esteem; using relaxation, diet, exercise and full-spectrum light to stabilize your moods; and avoid conditions that can exacerbate you moods swings. "An essential tool to assist people struggling with depression and mania to gain insight to actively enter a lifelong journey of healing and wellness."

Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks - R. Reid Wilson, Harper Collins, 1996 (Revised Edition) -- Panic. Nearly everyone has experienced it at some time or another, but in the form of a panic attack, it can be incapacitating. With insight and compassion, a leading expert on panic attacks offers an accessible and practical self-help program for reducing and eliminating these attacks, providing a detailed five-step strategy for controlling the moment of panic.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy - David Burns, M.D., Avon, 1992 -- The self-help classic that outlines a drug-free cure for anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem and other "black holes" of depression. Readers can immediately change the way they think, feel, and act.

How to Heal Depression - Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. and Peter McWilliams, Prelude Press; 1994 -- The first companion to the eighteen-year bestseller, How to Survive the Loss of a Love, this clear, simply-written program explains what depression is, what causes it, and what the most effective treatments are.

How to Heal Depression, Cassette Version - Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. and Peter McWilliams, Prelude Press; 1996 -- The first companion to the eighteen-year bestseller, How to Survive the Loss of a Love, this clear, simply-written program explains what depression is, what causes it, and what the most effective treatments are. 3 cassettes.

Learned Optimism - Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., Pocket Books, Reissued March, 1998 -- People everywhere are looking for a reason to believe--in themselves, in their world--and Learned Optimism offered enough answers to vault it onto bestseller lists everywhere.

Learned Optimism - Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., Simon & Schuster (Audio) , 1991 -- (cassettes) An esteemed psychologist demonstrates that by retraining our thinking habits, we can develop an optimistic outlook and achieve the happiness and success that may be missing from our lives.

Living With Depression & Manic Depression : Self-Help Strategies/Cassette - Mary Ellen Copeland, New Harbinger , 1994

Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability - Mary Ellen Copeland, New Harbinger , 1994 -- A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability - Those affected with depressive and manic depressive disorders can live fairly normal lives with proper treatment: this title provides self-help tips to supplement treatment programs, providing encouragement for self-advocacy and including recommendations for support and self-help therapy. From minimizing negative influences from the past to using peer counseling effectively, this provides a workbook packed with tips.

Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude - Sarah Ban Breathnach, Warner Books, November 1, 1996 -- This companion journal to the national bestseller Simple Abundance provides women with a place to record their daily moments of gratitude while offering them insight via inspirational quotes.

Triumph Over Fear - Jerilynn Ross, Rosalynn Carter, Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1995 (paperback) -- Ross, president of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, combines her firsthand account of overcoming her own disabling phobia with inspiring case histories of recovery from other forms of anxiety, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The book includes the latest research on anxiety disorders in children, plus advice for dealing with family members and employers.

What You Can Change and What you Canít (cassettes) - Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. , Simon & Schuster (Audio), 1994 -- The bestselling author of Learned Optimism gives listeners the skills to change what they can and the ability to cope with what they can't. He explains the cause of the problem, the degree of changeability, and the comparative success of available options.

What You Can Change and What you Canít (cassettes) - Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. , Fawcett Books, 1995 -- In the climate of self-improvement that has reigned for the last 20 years, misinformation has flourished. Grounded in the most recent and authoritative studies, this book pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for conditions in virtually every area of self-improvement, explains why they work, and shows how anyone can use them to change their life.

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! : A Self-Help Audio Program for Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders/Cassettes - Kate Kelly , Peggy Ramundo , Simon & Schuster Audio -- The first practical self-help guide for Attention Deficit Disorder is now available in audio. The authors offer the first friendly and practical guide to identifying, understanding and managing the dynamics of ADD in adults. 2 cassettes.

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! : A Self-Help Book for Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder - Kate Kelly , Peggy Ramundo , Larry B. Silver, Fireside, 1996 -- Offering straightforward, practical advice for taking control of the symptoms and minimizing the complications of adult ADD, this book explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration, and impulsive behavior. 51 illustrations. Resource list.

Modified November 18, 2005

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