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Book recommendations

Communication skills

McKay, M., Davies, M., Fanning, P. (2004). Messages. The Communication Skills Book. New Harbinger Publications

Bolton, R. (2006). People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others and Resolve Conflicts.Simon & Schuster, New York, 1986

Berne, E. (2018). Games People Play

Stone, D., Patton, B., Heen, S. (2006). Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Lewicki, R., Saunders, D., Barry, B. (2019). Essentials of negotiations

Winch, G (2011). The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships, and Enhance Self-Esteem

Fuller, M. (2012). Working with Bitches: Identify the 8 Types of Office Mean Girls and Rise Above Workplace Nastiness

Gordon, T & Burch, N. (1975) T.E.T., Teacher Effectiveness Training. Crown publishing

Marshall, N.  (2014). The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment: Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff

Hirsch, J. (2017).  The Feedback Fix. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Furman, B. (2016) Kids'Skills in Action: A Solution-focused method for coaching children to overcome difficulties. Published by: Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute 

Cialdini, R (2006). Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. Harper Collins Publishers

Anderson, C. (2016). TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Mariner Books

Kushner, M. (1999). Public Speaking for Dummies. Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Demarais, A. (2005). First Impressions: What You Don't Know About How Others See You. Published by: Bantam Books


Fennel, M. (2009). Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Basic Books Publications

Törnblom, M. (2008). Self-esteem Now!: Your Personal Coach Shows You how. Pblisher: MT, Personlig utveckling

Cuddy, A (2015). Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges. Published by: Little, Brown & Company

Neff, K. (2015). Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks

Williams, M., Penman, D. (2011). Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. Published by: Piatkus Books

Yeung, R. (2008). Confidence: The Art of Getting Whatever You Want. Published by: Pearson Canada

Hibberd, J & Usmar, J. (2015). This Book Will Make You Confident. Published by: Quercus

Gray, C. (2020). The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary. Published by: Aster


Crowe, M. (2005). Overcoming Relationship Problems. A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. ‎ Robinson Publishing

McGraw, P. (2001). Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner. Published by: Hachette Books

Fisher, H. (2005). Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love. Published by: Holt Paperbacks 

Kennerley, H. (2000). Overcoming Childhood Trauma: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Published by: ReadHowYouWant

Gibson, L. (2015). Adult Children Of emotionally Immature Parents. New Harbinger Publications

Stahl, S. (2021). The Child In You: The Breakthrough Method for Bringing Out Your Authentic Self. Penguin Life Publications

Kirby Lassen, M. (2000).Why Are We Still Fighting?: How to End Your Schema Wars and Start Connecting with the People You Love. New Harbinger Pubns Inc

Huges, D. (2013). 8 Keys to Building Your Best Relationships. Published by: W. W. Norton & Company

Perel, E. (2017).The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. HarperCollinsPublishers

Bancroft, L. (2003).Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. Published by: Berkley Books

Davies, W. (2009).Overcoming Anger and Irritability, 1st Edition: A Self-help Guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Robinson Publishers

Engel, B. (2015). The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing. Brilliance Audio Publications

Mellody, P., Wells Miller, A., Miller, J.K. (2003). Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives. Harper & Row Publishers

Fischer, B., Alberti, R. (2016). Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends. Impact Publications

Markaman, H.J, Stanley, S.M, Blumberg, S.L. (2010). Fighting for Your Marriage: A Deluxe Revised Edition of the Classic Best-seller for Enhancing Marriage and Preventing Divorce. Jossey-Bass Publications.

Personality and Motivation

Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, Fast and Slow. Macmillan Publishers

Coombes, F. (2011). Successful Self-Motivation. Published by: Hodder Education

Maslow, A.H. (1987). Motivation and Personality, 3rd Edition. ‎ Longman Publisher Group

Borg, J. (2010). Mind Power: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. Financial Times Press

David, S. (2016). Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. Avery Publishing

Levitin, D.J. (2015).The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.  Dutton Publishing

Stress, anxiety and depression

Bourne, E. J. (2020).The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. New Harbinger Publications

Butler, G. (2008).Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Published by: Basic Books

Tubridy, Á. (2008). When Panic Attacks. Gill & MacMillan, Limited

Ellis, A. (2000). How to control your anxiety before it controls you. New York: Citadel.

Ellis, A. (1999). How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable. Impact Publishers

Davis, M., Eshelman, E. R., & McKay, M. (2000). The relaxation & stress reduction workbook (5 ed.): New Harbinger Publications

Selhub, E. (2020). The Stress Management Handbook: A Practical Guide to Staying Calm, Keeping Cool, and Avoiding Blow-Ups. Paperback

Cole, F., Macdonald, H. jt (2005).Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Robinson Publishing

Greenberg, D., Padesky, C. A. (2015). Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. The Guilford Press

William, S. (2019). Reducing Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Burnout. Routledge 

Walker, M. (2017). Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. Scribner

Hibberd, J., Usmar, J. (2015). This Book Will Make You Calm. Published by: Quercus 

Petitcollin, C. (2019). I Think Too Much. Published by: Tredaniel

Kross, E. (2021). Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It. Published by: Crown

O`Sullivan, S. (2016). It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness. Published by: Vintage Books

Polizzi, N., Shojai, P. (2020). Exhausted: How to Revitalize, Restore, and Renew Your Energy. Published by: Hay House Inc

Van der Kolk, B. (2015).The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Penguin Publishing Group

Mate, G. (2004). When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress. Published by: Vintage Canada

Mood disorders

Gilbert, P. (2009). Overcoming Depression: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Basic Books

Curtiss, A. (2006). Brainswitch Out of Depression: Break The Cycle of Despair. Oldcastle Publishing

Pipich, M.G. (2018). Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder. New York NY: Citadel Press

Addictive disorders

Spada, M. (2008). Overcoming Problem Drinking. Robinson Publishing  
Dean, R. (2019). Mindful Drinking How Cutting Down Can Change Your Life. Orion Publishing Co

Trauma, grief, pain of loss

Rothschild, B. (2009). 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing. Published by: W. W. Norton & Company

Dyregrov, A. (2008). Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults Second Edition. Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Gilbert,I., William, O., Gilbert, P. (2012). The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools. Crown House Publishing

Kübler-Ross, E., Kessler, D. (2007). On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss. Published by: Scribner

Sandberg, S., Grant, A. (2017). Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. Published by: Knopf

Van der Kolk, B. (2015).The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Penguin Publishing Group

Winfrey, O., Perry, B.D. (2021). What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book

Useful reading for expanding the general knowledge

Butler, G., McManus, F. (2000).Psychology: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press

Gleitman, H., Gross, J., Reisberg, D. (2014). Psychology, 8th Edition. W. W. Norton & Company

Boniwell, I. (2012). Positive Psychology In A Nutshell: The Science Of Happiness. Open University Press

McMillan, K., Weyers, J. (2011). How to Write Dissertations & Project Reports (Smarter Study Skills). Published by: Prentice Hall

Dingman, M. (2020).Your Brain, Explained: What Neuroscience Reveals About Your Brain and its Quirks. Published by: Nicholas Brealey

Nordengen, K. (2018). Your Superstar Brain: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human. Published by: Piatkus

Perry, B.D. (2017).The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog. Published by: Basick Books

Boaler, J. (2019). Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers. Published by: HarperOne

Todd, S. (2013).The Little Book of the Autism Spectrum (The Little Book Series). Published by: Independent Thinking Press

Hallowell, E.M, Ratey, J.J. (2022). ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction--from Childhood through Adulthood. Random House Publishing Group

Oyebode, F. (2018). Sims' Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive. Psychopathology (6th ed). Published by: Elsevier

Lewis, R. (2005).When Cultures Collide, 3rd Edition: Leading Across Cultures 3rd Edition. Nicholas Brealey Publishing