Recommended Self-Help Books for Current Clients This book shows how we can optimize autonomic functioning in ourselves and others, and bring the body into a state of safety that activates its innate capacity to heal. —great exercises for anxiety, depression and trauma. Francine Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), explains how our personalities develop and why we become trapped into feeling, believing, and acting in ways that don’t serve us. Through detailed examples and exercises, listeners will learn to understand themselves, and why the people in their lives act the way they do. Most importantly, listeners will also learn techniques to improve their relationships, break through emotional barriers, overcome limitations, and excel in ways taught to Olympic athletes, successful executives, and performers. Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them – in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do “healthy boundaries” really mean – and how can we successfully express our needs, say “no”, and be assertive without offending others? Written by the developers of an effective CBT therapy program for treating GAD, this workbook includes all the information necessary for a client to learn the appropriate skills to combat their excessive worry. When used in conjunction with the therapy, this book provides a complete treatment package with a proven success rate and is a one-of-a-kind resource that allows clients to work alongside their therapist to personalize their treatment strategy and overcome their GAD. It’s a memoir that examines the author’s personal struggle with depression, the hidden roots of her illness, the effect it had on her life, and her ability to cope with the disease. Discusses the impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of African Americans and explains why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects. The Strong Black Woman is a familiar term that is actually a myth that fosters anxiety and depression. Yes, we are strong, but what exactly does that mean? Where’s the truth behind the myth and how can we as Black women discard the myth and show up authentically? More and more young Black women are re-examining the Strong Black Woman syndrome and engaging in self-care practices that change their lives. Every day you tell yourself how amazing you are and that you can do it, trust me, you will believe it. As long as you commit to reading, your subconscious will take over, and these thoughts and ideas will become part of who you are.