Sometimes just sitting and reading a well-written book can calm us and give us space to relax and enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites:
Self Esteem by Matthew McKay – a comprehensive guide that uses proven cognitive techniques for talking back to the self-critical voice inside you.
Mental Health Through Will-Training by Dr. Abraham Low – outlines an effective four step cognitive method for achieving mental wellness through any of life’s trivialities.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – a guide to spiritual enlightenment that helps us see the mental angst associated with time and teaches us to be more present
The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve by Rheeda Walker – An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis—and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system.
Black Mental Health Matters: The Ultimate Guide for Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community by Arren Snyder, LMFT – Because of a legacy of oppression, black people have a unique relationship with trauma, depression, anxiety, as well as many other issues. Therefore, to truly understand black mental health, a unique education is required.
Journey Into Healing: Awakening the Wisdom Within You by Deepak Chopra, MD – We learn what we think and feel can change our biology. We learn to go beyond self-imposed limitations and seek that place inside ourselves that is one with the infinite intelligence.
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of the Buddha by Tara Brach, PhD – The name says it all.