Friday, July 28, 2017
With all of the absurd and unexpected situations, I always laugh when I read this book. It's not the kind of humor everyone will enjoy, but it remains one of my favorite books through the years.
More by the Author:
Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe, and Everything
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Friday, July 21, 2017
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 7 Steps to Freedom from Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts - Lawrence Wallace
The book cover definitely caught my eye with a shadow person inserting a new cog into their head and I found it representative of the book's contents. I enjoyed the inclusion of the religious and philosophical texts and that the author chose a variety in order to help the reader integrate the process with his or her own personal beliefs. This text will assist a reader in deciding if CBT may be the solution he or she is looking for with it's readable explanations and process. Due to it's short-length, however, it is not in-depth and readers will likely need to pursue other resources or assistance from a trained counselor to proceed.
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD - Dawn Huebner
Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD - David A. Clark, Christine Purdon
Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior - Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Friday, July 14, 2017
When this first arrived in the mail I was both confused and ecstatic! The package did not contain a letter and only contained a return address on the package. Once I remembered I had entered the giveaway for this book, I couldn't wait to read it.
Since I already have an understanding of Jungian analysis, I found Part I somewhat tedious, but it set an important groundwork for me to understand Harris and Harris's personal approach to the matter. Part II contains the actual work and immediately reminded me of Women Who Run with the Wolves with the way the authors reframe the story. Part III gets more specific as to what negative feelings can be approached this way and how to use it. Part IV is an invitation and map for authenticity, which provides closure to the book and encourages further work by the reader in their personal life.
I only have two gripes with the book. The amount of times Part I hints at the Medusa myth and tells readers the book will address it later is both tiresome and frustrating. It's supposed to be tantalizing, but it feels like it leaves too much unsaid. I would also liked to have seen more story examples of using negative tales for positive gain in order for the reader to get more in-depth understanding of how to use them.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for people who are looking to change their story. I look forward to reading more books by these authors.
More by the Author:
Like Gold Through Fire: Understanding the Transforming Power of Suffering
The Art of Love: The Craft of Relationship: A Practical Guide for Creating the Loving Relationships We Want
Women Who Run with the Wolves -Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Warrior Goddess Training - HeatherAsh Amara
Coming Alive!: Spirituality Activism, & Living Passionately in the Age of Global Domination - Rebecka Eggers
Friday, July 7, 2017
For anybody looking for representation and gentle lessons, this is a wonderful addition to the library.
More by the Authors
Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons