Top titles on stress management, body image, happiness, and more
As we say goodbye to 2021 and look forward to 2022, now is the time to reflect on goals and ambitions for the new year. Whether you’re looking to support your clients or yourself, here are 22 books to combat stress, promote happiness, and create a more peaceful 2022.
The Making Peace with Food Card Deck: 59 Anti-Diet Strategies to End Chronic Dieting and Find Joy in Eating
End chronic dieting and heal your relationship with food! In this unique card deck, you’ll find 59 anti-diet strategies to help you break free from the diet mindset and establish peace with food.
The Happiness Toolbox: 56 Practices to Find Happiness, Purpose & Productivity in Love, Work and Life
This toolbox is here to help! By providing researched exercises to change your life with an interactive journaling format, you will learn how to choose happiness by adding simple habits into your daily life.
"Many books promise paths to happiness these days. The Happiness Toolbox really delivers. Dr. Paquette makes the compelling case that true happiness is a practiced state of mind you can choose to cultivate through ten well-researched practices that deepen your happiness from the inside out." ~ Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being
Soothe: Your Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Dealing with Crappy Emotions
Let psychologist (and your new best friend) Dr. Heidi Kopacek give you a holistic approach to de-frazzling from 21st century stress and negativity in this hilarious, practical, and fiercely honest book.
"I just finished Dr. Kopacek's book and am going to go back and read it all over again! The way she explains emotions makes more sense to me than anything I've ever read before (and I work in the profession). The techniques that she offers to help soothe our bodies, minds, and spirits are easy to use and things I can implement into my life right away." ~ Nicole Lovald, Amazon customer
The Mindful Doodle Book: 75 Creative Exercises to Help You Live in the Moment
Mindful doodling is fun, calming, and deeply moving. Grab a pen or pencil and explore the 75 doodle exercises that draw on emotions, thoughts, hopes and sensory awareness.Find happiness, purpose, and productivity.
"This book is an incredible tool for meditation and conscious self-introspection through doodling. I love it." ~ Natalia, Amazon customer
Cool, Calm & Connected: A Workbook for Parents and Children to Co-regulate, Manage Big Emotions & Build Stronger Bonds
Our kids learn how to self-soothe only with the supportive engagement of a caring adult. When you learn to become a co-regulator for your child, you get to be the loving parent you aspire to be and have a child who feels better.
"This book has given us great talking points and helped us figure out what we need to work on. Just talking has brought us so much closer and given us a better understanding of each other. I think this is one of the best investments I've made in our marriage. There are some pages we will definitely bring to therapy with us and do again and again." ~ C. Lanier, Amazon customer
Thank You Body, Thank You Heart: A Gratitude and Self-Compassion Practice for Bedtime
Invite your child to explore the many reasons to be grateful for their body in this engaging bedtime practice. Make this colorful and charming body-scan book a regular part of the nighttime routine!
"This book was easy to read to all of my kids and they really enjoyed it. A great bedtime story to help kids find the gratitude for their little body and all it does for them each day." ~ Kerri Shultz, Amazon customer
Melt Anxiety and Relax Card Deck for Kids: 44 Strategies Using Art, CBT and Mindfulness
Using the best strategies from CBT, mindfulness, and art therapy, kids can learn how to regulate their thoughts and emotions and find ways to express themselves in a healthy way.
"Lisa Ferentz has written a thoughtful, engaging, and practical book that invites readers to look at themselves and their lives without judgment. Her clients are lucky to have her voice dispensing these words, and now the rest of us are, too." ~ Meg Wolitzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Interestings
The Unwinding Anxiety Card Deck: 60 Science-Based Strategies to Break Cycles of Worry and Fear
Based on Dr. Judson Brewer’s New York Times bestselling book Unwinding Anxiety, this deck features 60 research-based practices to help you overcome unhelpful anxiety responses that prevent you from living life to the fullest.
"I really like the deck and plan to use it for myself and my clients! Amazing exercises." ~ Gigi, Amazon customer
The Yes Brain Workbook: Exercises, Activities and Worksheets to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity & Resilience In Your Child
From bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, this workbook teaches caregivers how to cultivate a mindset in their children (and themselves!) that will encourage them to approach life with a yes state of mind.
"Tammy Nelson is a gift to our field, she is a pioneer in the work of understanding couple sexuality and ethical non-monogamy. I recommend every one of her books. This book allowed me to begin to practice what I was learning as I was moving through the book." ~ Brittany Edge, licensed marriage and family therapist, Amazon customer
Digital Detox Card Deck: 56 Practices to Help You Detox, De-Stress, Distract, and Discover
Take advantage of the 56 practices inside this deck to detox from your devices, feel rejuvenated, find healthier coping skills, and embrace the present moment.
"Living in the digital age is hard! I think it's really valuable to have accessible do-able ideas for how to have a better relationship with tech. These cards deliver exactly that! They're fun, easy, and simple." ~ T. Davis, Amazon customer
The Depression and Bipolar Workbook: 30 Ways to Lift Your Mood & Strengthen the Brain
The innovative and drug-free practices in this workbook guide you step by step to stabilize mood, improve sleep, find focus, and manage repetitive worries and rumination.
"It is liberating to be able to empower my patients to take back control over their moods, especially for those who have tried but may have failed conventional pharmacotherapy, feeling an external locus of control. A resource I recommend to patients, colleagues, family members...that I use myself." ~ Kelly Hoyt, Amazon customer
Some Days I Breathe on Purpose: Learning To Be a Calm, Cool Kid
In this delightful rhyming story, kids can discover how to use mindful breathing to help them stay centered, regulated, and ready to handle any emotion that comes their way.
Teach young clients to breathe on purpose and calm big emotions with free exercises in our blog: The Power of Breath.
"Representation matters, and little Maysie is a beautiful demonstration of the healing power of breathing on purpose, for us all!" ~ Nicole Crooks, chief protectress of joy, legacy & well-being, Indigo Butterfly Effect
Mindfulness and yoga expert Mary NurrieStearns has created 78 brain-changing practices help you focus on life-enhancing thoughts and actions, which lead to self-understanding and living with meaning and peace.
"I feel like this book is a user's manual for my mind. Reading the chapter on Neuroscience & Psychoeducation resulted in a light bulb over my head! Now I get why I am how I am. Now I can do something constructive about it. The workbook format allows for me to do more than just read and file the information away in my brain." ~ Danna Vitt, Amazon customer
You Untangled: Practical Tools to Manage Your Emotions and Improve Your Life
Using the principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, this workbook offers proven methods to help free you from the tangled circumstances often brought on by chaotic thinking and behavior.
"I love this helpful deck of ideas to calm anxiety. Just what I needed. The cards can be read any time of day, several times per day, or in whatever fashion desired or needed. I have them all over the house. They have saved many days from going downhill." ~ Sunshine, Amazon customer
Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy
Renowned psychotherapist and aging expert Andrea Brandt, Ph.D., MFT, helps you throw out the stereotypes about getting older and move toward your future, alive with possibility!
"This book is really designed to be read at any age and really helps you understand how to look at life as you go through it. It really surpassed my expectations and I’m giving it as Christmas gifts this year." ~ John Pomposello, Amazon customer
The Stress-Buster Workbook for Kids: 75 Evidence-Based Strategies to Help Kids Regulate Their Emotions, Build Coping Skills, and Tap into Positive Thinking
Help your kids on extra stressful days with these 75 evidence-based strategies, activities, and scripts to help them overcome challenges and build self-confidence.
"Life can be complicated, but the author’s experiential know-how, soothing tone, and creative worksheets provide multiple ways forward to help kids confront difficulties, seize the day, and feel good about themselves." ~ Joanne Foster, EdD, award-winning author/co-author of several books, including Being Smart about Gifted Learning, Bust Your BUTS, and Beyond Intelligence
Anti-Burnout Card Deck: 54 Mindfulness and Compassion Practices To Refresh Your Clinical Work
This brilliant deck of cards will help you let go of emotional residue and countertransference between therapy sessions and finish each day with a sense of satisfaction.
"I can't count the amount of people that I have recommended The Miscarriage Map. It's such a bold and honest approach to such a devastating life event that in far too many cases gets left in the dark." ~ Amazon customer