Following are resources that I have used with clients over the years. If you want to get a head start on therapy, I strongly urge you to read Mind Over Mood, Second Edition, by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky. Start with the Prologue, Chapters 1, 2 and 3, then read Chapters 10, 11 or 12 on Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Anger, Guilt and Shame, based on your particular needs. This book introduces you to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which is foundational for making changes that have lasting effects. Most libraries have copies if you prefer to review it before purchasing and you can also use Amazon's "Look Inside" feature to read several pages. Much of the foundational work of therapy incorporates the concepts discussed in this book.
Student of the Self Reflection Exercise. A way to look at how your past impacts your present, so you can decide if you want to make changes.
- When Life Goes Dark, Dr. Richard Winter, 2012
- Mind Over Mood, Greenberger and Padesky, Second Edition
- YouTube Video - I had a black dog, his name was depression. World Health Organization, Oct. 2, 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc
- Mind Over Mood, see above reference
- The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, 6th Edition Edmund Bourne, PhD
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America. They have a wealth of information available and an Apps section under "Find Help" to use apps to track and address symptoms. adaa.org/mental-health-apps
The Centre for Clinical Interventions in Northbridge, Western Australia, has a 12 module program titled Shy No Longer- Coping with Social Anxiety. Working through these modules, in conjunction with professional support, may help address struggles with social anxiety. http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=40
See page on this website devoted to OCD
Cognitive Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mind Over Mood, Greenberger and Padesky, 2nd Edition
Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Center for Loss and Life Transition, has developed a useful and easy to read library of articles that many funeral homes and hospices incorporate on their website. If you do an internet search using the words 'Grief Words Library', you will find any number of links to websites that have the complete list of articles.
Christian society doesn't often discuss the idea of lament. Our sadness, grief, frustration, anger over so many things that affect our daily walk in this life is often put aside, and we are encouraged to be happy, joyful, have faith etc. But God wants us to talk to Him about our laments, and as a faith family we need to be open to sitting with, and listening to, those who have struggles, as well as sharing our own struggles with others. A beautifully written article by Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing in Concordia Theology addresses "On Living with the Laments" concordiatheology.org/2011/02/on-suffering-the-bible-and-preaching-part-2/
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence - Hotline for Domestic Violence 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Hotline for Sexual Assault 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) http://www.ncdsv.org/index.html
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs - The home of the Duluth Model Power and Control Wheel
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