Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Man's Search for Meaning


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published. “This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength.” —Anderson Cooper,  Anderson Cooper 360/CNN This seminal book, which has been called “one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought” by Carl Rogers and “one of the great books of our time” by Harold Kushner, has been translated into more than fifty languages and sold over sixteen million copies. “An enduring work of survival literature,” according to the New York Times , Viktor Frankl’s riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946. At the heart of Frankl’s theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for “meaning”) is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl’s classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles. A must-read companion to this classic work, a new, never-before-published work by Frankl entitled Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything , is now available in English.

  • Author: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Genre: History, World
  • ISBN: 978-0807014271
  • Dimensions: 5.52 x 0.58 x 8.53 inches

                 

2. Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

The author of the New York Times best seller You Are the Placebo , as well as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain , draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Listeners will learn that we are, quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations, we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly coherent streams of consciousness and energy; that we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical transcendental experiences; and how, if we do this enough times, we can develop the skill of creating a more efficient, balanced, healthy body, a more unlimited mind, and greater access to the realms of spiritual truth.  Topics include: Demystifying the body’s seven energy centers and how you can balance them to heal How to free yourself from the past by reconditioning your body to a new mind How you can create reality in the generous present moment by changing your energy The difference between third-dimension creation and fifth-dimension creation The secret science of the pineal gland and its role in accessing mystical realms of reality The distinction between space-time vs. time-space realities And much more.... PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Adam Boyce
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Psychotherapy, TA & NLP

                 

3. Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

From author and psychotherapist Dr. Brian Weiss comes the classic New York Times bestseller on the true case of the past-life therapy that changed the lives of both the prominent psychiatrist and young patient involved—now featuring a new afterword by the author. As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from the “space between lives,” which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss’ family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career. With more than one million copies in print, Many Lives, Many Masters is one of the breakthrough texts in alternative psychotherapy and remains as provocative and timeless as it was when first published.

  • Author: Brian L. Weiss
  • Publisher: Fireside (July 15, 1988)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People
  • ISBN: 978-0671657864
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.44 inches

                 

4. No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

Discover an empowering new way of understanding your multifaceted mind―and healing the many parts that make you who you are. Is there just one “you”? We’ve been taught to believe we have a single identity, and to feel fear or shame when we can’t control the inner voices that don’t match the ideal of who we think we should be. Yet Dr. Richard Schwartz’s research now challenges this “mono-mind” theory. “All of us are born with many sub-minds―or parts,” says Dr. Schwartz. “These parts are not imaginary or symbolic. They are individuals who exist as an internal family within us―and the key to health and happiness is to honor, understand, and love every part.” Dr. Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) model has been transforming psychology for decades. With No Bad Parts , you’ll learn why IFS has been so effective in areas such as trauma recovery, addiction therapy, and depression treatment―and how this new understanding of consciousness has the potential to radically change our lives. Here you’ll explore: • The IFS revolution―how honoring and communicating with our parts changes our approach to mental wellness • Overturning the cultural, scientific, and spiritual assumptions that reinforce an outdated mono-mind model • The ego, the inner critic, the saboteur―making these often-maligned parts into powerful allies • Burdens―why our parts become distorted and stuck in childhood traumas and cultural beliefs • How IFS demonstrates human goodness by revealing that there are no bad parts • The Self―discover your wise, compassionate essence of goodness that is the source of healing and harmony • Exercises for mapping your parts, accessing the Self, working with a challenging protector, identifying each part’s triggers, and more IFS is a paradigm-changing model because it gives us a powerful approach for healing ourselves, our culture, and our planet. As Dr. Schwartz teaches, “Our parts can sometimes be disruptive or harmful, but once they’re unburdened, they return to their essential goodness. When we learn to love all our parts, we can learn to love all people―and that will contribute to healing the world.”

  • Author: Richard Schwartz Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Sounds True (July 6, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-1683646686
  • Dimensions: 6.05 x 0.6 x 8.98 inches

                 

5. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!   "An irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition." ( Kirkus , starred review) "Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing." (Katie Couric) "This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book." (Arianna Huffington, founder, Huffington Post and founder & CEO, Thrive Global) "Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book." (Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author of Quiet ) From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world - where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).   One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.   As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives - a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a 20-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys - she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.   With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.   Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.

  • Author: Lori Gottlieb
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships, Love & Romance

                 



6. DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

Featuring more than 225 user-friendly handouts and worksheets, this is an essential resource for clients learning dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills, and those who treat them. All of the handouts and worksheets discussed in Marsha M. Linehan's DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition , are provided, together with brief introductions to each module written expressly for clients. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, DBT has been demonstrated effective in treatment of a wide range of psychological and emotional problems. No single skills training program will include all of the handouts and worksheets in this book; clients get quick, easy access to the tools recommended to meet their particular needs. The 8 1/2" x 11" format and spiral binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print additional copies of the handouts and worksheets. Mental health professionals, see also the author's DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, which provides complete instructions for teaching the skills. Also available: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder , the authoritative presentation of DBT, and Linehan's instructive skills training videos for clients-- Crisis Survival Skills: Part One, Crisis Survival Skills: Part Two, From Suffering to Freedom, This One Moment , and Opposite Action .

  • Author: Marsha M. Linehan
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; Second Edition, (Spiral-Bound Paperback) (October 21, 2014)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1572307810
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 1.3 x 11.05 inches

                 

7. Crystals for Healing: The Complete Reference Guide With Over 200 Remedies for Mind, Heart & Soul


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

Unlock the healing power of crystals with detailed crystal profiles and more than 200 crystal healing remedies. The resonating energies of crystals have long been believed to hold the secrets to healing, well-being, and success. With Crystals for Healing , beginners and seasoned healers can address more than 90 of the most common states people struggle with or aspire to achieve, including: >> Anxiety • Courage • Grief • Inspiration • Emotional Balance • Love • Worry • and Dozens More << From agate to zoisite, this comprehensive crystal bible explores a multitude of stones, their unique healing properties, the influence of color, and each corresponding chakra. It also provides guidelines for creating grids to further harness the positive energy of crystals and gemstones. With daily meditations and mantras, Crystals for Healing offers a truly holistic approach to healing and unearthing the deep connection between mind, body, and spirit. Create positive change and open yourself to a more fulfilling life through crystals and crystal healing.

  • Author: Karen Frazier
  • Publisher: Althea Press (November 18, 2015)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1623156756
  • Dimensions: 5.83 x 0.98 x 8.27 inches

                 

8. Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

“Most people will never find a great psychiatrist or a great Buddhist teacher, but Mark Epstein is both, and the wisdom he imparts in  Advice Not Given  is an act of generosity and compassion. The book is a tonic for the ailments of our time.”—Ann Patchett,  New York Times  bestselling author of  Commonwealth   Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. And while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In Advice Not Given , renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, two traditions that developed in entirely different times and places and, until recently, had nothing to do with each other, both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our well-being, and both come to the same conclusion: When we give the ego free rein, we suffer; but when it learns to let go, we are free. With great insight, and in a deeply personal style, Epstein offers readers a how-to guide that refuses a quick fix, grounded in two traditions devoted to maximizing the human potential for living a better life. Using the Eightfold Path, eight areas of self-reflection that Buddhists believe necessary for enlightenment, as his scaffolding, Epstein looks back productively on his own experience and that of his patients. While the ideas of the Eightfold Path are as old as Buddhism itself, when informed by the sensibility of Western psychotherapy, they become something more: a road map for spiritual and psychological growth, a way of dealing with the intractable problem of the ego. Breaking down the wall between East and West, Epstein brings a Buddhist sensibility to therapy and a therapist's practicality to Buddhism. Speaking clearly and directly, he offers a rethinking of mindfulness that encourages people to be more watchful of their ego, an idea with a strong foothold in Buddhism but now for the first time applied in the context of psychotherapy. Our ego is at once our biggest obstacle and our greatest hope. We can be at its mercy or we can learn to mold it. Completely unique and practical, Epstein's advice can be used by all--each in his or her own way--and will provide wise counsel in a confusing world. After all, as he says, "Our egos can use all the help they can get."

  • Author: Mark Epstein
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (January 16, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Health, Fitness & Dieting

                 

9. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork - all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach's 20 years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students. Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales, and guided meditations. Step by step, she leads us to trust our innate goodness, showing how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion that is the essence of Radical Acceptance. Radical Acceptance does not mean self-indulgence or passivity. Instead it empowers genuine change: healing fear and shame and helping to build loving, authentic relationships. When we stop being at war with ourselves, we are free to live fully every precious moment of our lives.

  • Author: Tara Brach
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Psychotherapy, TA & NLP

                 

10. Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Psychology Psychotherapy - August 2021

Practical, proven self help steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more.

  • Author: Mark Goulston
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Reissue edition (February 1, 1996)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-0399519901
  • Dimensions: 5.15 x 0.53 x 7.98 inches