Useful Literature and Books

The use of books for therapeutic purposes is known as bibliotherapy. Self-help books have been used in this way for many years and are now being recommended as part of psychological therapy which allows you to begin a process of self-empowerment.

There is strong evidence for the effectiveness of self-help books based on a cognitive behavioural approach.
The following books are available to all students at Yeats library in IT Sligo:

Issues relating to Alcohol

  • An Introduction to Sensible Drinking Marcantonio Spada, 2011

Issues relating to Anger

  • Act on Life Not Anger Georg Eifert et al, 2006

Issues relating to Anxiety

  • An Introduction to Coping With Anxiety Brenda Hogan & Lee Brosnan, 2007
  • Overcoming Anxiety Helen Kennerley, 2004
  • An Introduction to Coping With Health Anxiety Charles Young & Brenda Hogan, 2007
  • An Introduction to Coping With OCD Lee Brosnan, 2007
  • Overcoming Perfectionism Roz Shafran & Sarah Egan, 2010
  • Assertiveness for Men and Women Gael Lindenfield
  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spritual Enlightenment Eckhart Tolle

Issues relating to Bereavement

  • An Introduction to Coping with Grief Sue Morris, 2010

Issues relating to Body Image

  • Overcoming Body Image Problems David Veale, 2009

Issues relating to Abuse

  • Breaking Free: Help for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon, 2000

Issues relating to Depression

  • Coming Through Depression Tony Bates, 2011
  • Overcoming Depression Paul Gilbert, 2009

Issues relating to Eating

  • An Introduction to Coping With Eating Problems Gillian Todd, 2011
  • Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa Christopher Freeman & Peter Cooper, 2009
  • Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa & Binge-Eating Peter Cooper, 2010
  • Overcoming Weight Problems Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert & Clare Grace, 2005

Issues relating to Relationships

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For A Lifetime of Love Sue Johnson, 2011
  • Issues relating to Self-Esteem:
  • An Introduction to Improving Your Self-Esteem Melanie Fennell with Lee Brosnan, 2011

Issues relating to Self-Harm

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance Matthew McKay et al, 2007

Issues relating to Sexual Concerns

  • Overcoming Sexual Problems Vicki Ford, 2010

Issues relating to Sleep

  • An Introduction to Coping With Sleep Problems Colm Espie, 2011
    Issues related to Attachment:
  • The Drama of Being a Child : The Search for the True Self Alice Miller
  • Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life Susan Forward

Issues relating to Autism

  • I am Special: Introducing Children and Young People to their Autistic Spectrum Disorder Peter Vermeulen, 2008

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