Denise Evans, Clinical Counsellor

Beattie, Melody. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start
Caring for Yourself. (1987). Hazelden.
A detailed discussion and plan to help people focus on their own behaviour rather than others.

Bettelheim, Bruno. The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. (1975). Vintage Books Random House.
He discusses how the metaphors in fairy tales support children in facing dilemmas and move forward in their lives.

Chodron, Pema. Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears. (2009.)
Discussion of “shenpa”, emotional reactivity and how to manage it in your life.

Damasio, Antonio. The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotions in the Making Of Consciousness. (1999). Harcourt, Inc.
Explication of consciousness from the perspective of neurology.

Erikson, Erik. Childhood and Society. (1950). WW Norton and Company.
An in depth analysis of the intertwining of cultural context and childhood by a Clinical Psychologist whose own developmental theory spans cultures and time.

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ. (1995). Bantom Books.
Review of the research on brain and behaviour and how that is changing the way we think about being human. How empathy, self-awareness and self-discipline can all be further developed regardless of age.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon.
•    Whereever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday. (1994). Renaissance Books.
A meditation workbook.
•    Full Catastrophe Living:Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. (1990). Delta.
The program at the stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre with a focus upon mindfulness meditation.

Kornfield, Jack.
•    The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace. (2002). Bantom Books.
Meditations and sayings to open up the ideas and learn how to practise forgiveness, lovingkindness and peace.
•    A Path with Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. (1993). Bantom Books.
Integrates Buddhist practise and psychology as a way of life.
Both books are wonderful.

Sacks, Oliver. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales. (1987). HarperPerennial.
Anecdotes that clarify the connection between brain and behaviour.

Siegel, Daniel J. The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being. (2007). W.W. Norton and Company.
Discussion of more recent research on the brain and the relationship between the
brain, behaviour and the mind. Fascinating.

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