Emotional Health & Psychology Books

Feelings are powerful. They can take us to the depths of despair and the heights of bliss and serenity. Discover how to harness your emotions, understand what's going on in that fascinating mind of yours — and figure out how to make the best of all of it.

Emotional Health & Psychology Books

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Reiki For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 06-20-2022

Millions of people seek ways to relax, promote healing, or connect with their higher selves. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a simple but profound healing system developed in Japan. The Reiki system is universal because it can be used by people of any background or religion. Reiki For Dummies explains how you can harness this energy for yourself.

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Anxiety and Depression Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 04-04-2022

Struggling to cope with anxiety and/or depression? Have no fear ― this friendly, easy-to-follow guide focuses on helping you pinpoint the root of your problems and find relief from your symptoms. With concise, eye-opening exercises, you'll understand how to assess your current situation, remove the roadblocks to change, face your fears, and improve your view of yourself and the world around you.

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Sports Psychology For Dummies

Published 02-15-2022

<p><b>Get your head in the game with this hands-on guide to the psychology of sport</b></p> <p>There's more to getting into the right headspace for the big game or event than trying to think like a winner. Modern sports psychologists emphasize advanced strategies like biofeedback and neurofeedback, while encouraging the use of mindfulness and other mental health techniques.</p> <p>In <i>Sports Psychology For Dummies, 2nd Edition</i>, a team of athletic performance experts and psychologists walks you through the mental side of intense competition and training. From the importance of focus to the tactics designed to restore and improve confidence after a loss, you'll explore ideas such as goal setting, self-perception, and self-talk. This book also covers:</p> <ul> <li>Personalized plans for athletic success</li> <li>Real-life examples of sports psychology changing the athletic experience in different sports</li> <li>The wide variety of careers available in the field of sports psychology and how to get started in them</li> </ul> <p>Ideal for athletes, parents of student athletes, and coaches looking for ways to improve performance both on and off the field, <i>Sports Psychology For Dummies</i> is also the perfect resource for anyone interested in a career in this rapidly growing and evolving field.</p>

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Anger Management For Dummies

Published 09-28-2021

<p><b>Learn to mitigate&nbsp;your anger&nbsp;and take charge of your life&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Everyone experiences anger from time to time, but when left unchecked or unbridled, this normal human emotion can become&nbsp;disruptive&nbsp;and&nbsp;damage&nbsp;relationships. If&nbsp;you&rsquo;re ready to stop letting&nbsp;anger&nbsp;control your life,&nbsp;turn to&nbsp;<i>Anger Management&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies.</i>&nbsp;This&nbsp;trusted source&nbsp;gives&nbsp;you&nbsp;tools&nbsp;to identify the source of&nbsp;your&nbsp;anger&mdash;whether it&rsquo;s fear, depression, anxiety, or stress&mdash;and&nbsp;offers ways to&nbsp;deal with the &ldquo;flight or fight&rdquo;&nbsp;instinct&nbsp;that anger produces,&nbsp;allowing you to&nbsp;release yourself&nbsp;and your life&nbsp;from its&nbsp;grip.</p> <p><i>Anger Management&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;outlines&nbsp;specific anger management methods, skills, and exercises&nbsp;that you can use to take control of your&nbsp;feelings and actions.&nbsp;It provides:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Information on the different kinds of rage, including&nbsp;road, air, and&nbsp;office&nbsp;</li> <li>A look at&nbsp;Intermittent Explosive Disorder&nbsp;(IED)&nbsp;and how to&nbsp;manage&nbsp;aggression&nbsp;</li> <li>Advice on&nbsp;how to deal with angry children&nbsp;and&nbsp;teens&nbsp;</li> <li>Details on&nbsp;how anger is related to the "fight, flight, or freeze" response of the&nbsp;nervous system and prepares you to fight (for good or bad)&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Overcoming anger issues requires support, mindfulness, and a bit of practice&mdash;all of which this book provides.&nbsp;When you&rsquo;re ready to&nbsp;face your triggers and&nbsp;change your perspective on the emotions of anger or rage,&nbsp;let&nbsp;<i>Anger Management&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;give you&nbsp;the&nbsp;helping hand&nbsp;you&nbsp;need.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Self-Compassion For Dummies

Published 07-07-2021

<p><b>Become your own best friend and reap the life-changing benefits!&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Being kind to yourself might sound simple, but self-compassion can change your life dramatically (and most of us are WAY kinder to others than to ourselves)&nbsp;&nbsp;<i>Self-Compassion&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;will help you discover self-critical thoughts and&nbsp;self-defeating&nbsp;behaviors that are holding you back from fulfilling your potential&nbsp;and explore how you can&nbsp;learn to work around these&nbsp;things to find your way to more joy and satisfaction. We often think being hard on ourselves will help motivate us to be better people, but Dr. Steven Hickman&rsquo;s&nbsp;review of the&nbsp;research&nbsp;finds&nbsp;that just the opposite is true. When you learn to love and appreciate yourself completely&nbsp;(as an imperfect human with messy feelings and uncomfortable thoughts), you free yourself up to achieve great things. This book will show you how!&nbsp;</p> <p>Befriending&nbsp;yourself&nbsp;and coping mindfully with the challenges of everyday life&nbsp;is easy with this practical guide.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll learn how to give yourself a taste of your own medicine by&nbsp;turning&nbsp;understanding, acceptance, and love&mdash;stuff you already do for others all the time&mdash;inward.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Discover the research behind self-compassion and learn how it can help you&nbsp;face your&nbsp;insecurities and life a fuller life&nbsp;as a result&nbsp;</li> <li>Cultivate feelings of self-worth, acceptance,&nbsp;and love for&nbsp;someone who really deserves it&mdash;you!&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Explore&nbsp;the potential of&nbsp;self-compassion&nbsp;to address self-criticism, perfectionism, shame, self-doubt, anxiety,&nbsp;and anger&nbsp;</li> <li>Work through evidence-based&nbsp;exercises and practices&nbsp;to easily master the art of self-compassion&nbsp;as a daily way of being and not just an esoteric exercise&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Now more than ever, we need to offer support and love to ourselves.&nbsp;Thankfully, this is a skill we can all develop with a little help from&nbsp;<i>Self-Compassion&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies.&nbsp;</i></p>

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Criminology For Dummies

Published 05-18-2021

<p><b>Explore the world of crime and punishment</b></p> <p>Police, forensics, and detective stories dominate our TV screens and bookshelves&mdash;from fictional portrayals such as&nbsp;<i>Silence of the Lambs&nbsp;</i>and<i>&nbsp;Law and&nbsp;Order</i>&nbsp;to&nbsp;lurid&nbsp;accounts of real-life super-criminals like Pablo Escobar and Al Capone. As well as being&nbsp;horribly&nbsp;fascinating, knowledge of what makes criminals tick is crucial to governments, who spend&nbsp;billions of dollars each year&nbsp;trying to keep their people safe. Criminology&nbsp;brings disciplines like psychology, biology, and economics together to help police and society solve crimes&mdash;and to&nbsp;prevent them before they even happen.</p> <p>The&nbsp;new edition of&nbsp;<i>Criminology&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies&nbsp;</i>shines a light into the dark recesses of the criminal mind and goes behind-the-scenes with society&rsquo;s response to&nbsp;crime, putting you right on the mean streets with cops and criminals alike. Along the way,&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;learn&nbsp;everything a rookie needs to survive, including basic definitions of what a crime is and how it&rsquo;s measured; common criminal motivations, thinking, and traits; elementary crime-solving techniques; the effects on and rights of victims;&nbsp;and more.</p> <ul> <li>Understand types of crime, from white-collar&nbsp;to organized&nbsp;to terror attacks</li> <li>Follow law-enforcement officials and agencies as they hunt the bad guys</li> <li>Meet key players in criminal justice and see how and why the guilty are punished</li> <li>Check out jobs in the field</li> </ul> <p>Whether you&nbsp;plan to enter&nbsp;the criminal justice field or just want to know more about what turns some people to the dark side&mdash;and how the thin blue line fights back&mdash;this is your perfect guide to&nbsp;criminology basics.</p>

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DBT For Dummies

Published 05-11-2021

<p><b>Keep calm, be skillful&mdash;and take control!</b></p> <p>Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is one of the most popular&mdash;and most effective&mdash;treatments for mental health conditions that result from out-of-control emotions. Combining elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Eastern mindfulness practice, DBT was initially used as a powerful treatment to address the suffering associated with borderline personality disorder. It has since proven to have positive effects on many other mental health conditions and is frequently found in non-clinical settings, such as schools. Whether you struggle with depression, anger, phobias, disordered eating, or want to have a better understanding of emotions and how to focus and calm your mind, DBT practice serves the needs of those facing anything from regular life challenges to severe psychological distress.</p> <p>Written in a no-jargon, friendly style by two of Harvard Medical School's finest, <i>DBT For Dummies</i> shows how DBT can teach new ways not just to reverse, but to actively take control of self-destructive behaviors and negative thought patterns, allowing you to transform a life of struggle into one full of promise and meaning. Used properly and persistently, the skills and strategies in this book will change your life: when you can better regulate emotions, interact effectively with people, deal with stressful situations, and use mindfulness on a daily basis, it's easier to appreciate what's good in yourself and the world, and then act accordingly. In reading this book, you will:</p> <ul> <li>Understand DBT theory</li> <li>Learn more adaptive ways to control your emotions</li> <li>Improve the quality of your relationships</li> <li>Deal better with uncertainty</li> </ul> <p>Many of life's problems are not insurmountable even if they appear to be. Life can get better, if you are willing to live it differently. Get <i>DBT For Dummies</i> and discover the proven methods that will let you take back control&mdash;and build a brighter, more capable, and promising future!</p>

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Depression For Dummies

Published 04-06-2021

<p><b>The&nbsp;good&nbsp;news&nbsp;on beating the blues&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Do you want the good, the bad, or the best news first? OK, the bad news is that&nbsp;an estimated&nbsp;264+ million people&nbsp;worldwide&nbsp;suffer from&nbsp;a depressive illness.&nbsp;The good news is that we know how to defeat these illnesses better than ever before using a growing range of highly effective psychotherapies, medications, and other therapeutic methods that are improving all the time. And the best news: because of these advances, the majority&nbsp; of&nbsp;people&nbsp;no longer&nbsp;need to suffer&nbsp;the debilitating&mdash;and sometimes dangerous&mdash;effects of long-term depressive illness.</p> <p>The new edition of&nbsp;<i>Depression&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;shows how you can make this happen for you by providing&nbsp;the latest and best&nbsp;information&nbsp;on how to&nbsp;banish&nbsp;the noonday demon and&nbsp;bring&nbsp;the&nbsp;sunshine back into your&nbsp;world.&nbsp;In&nbsp;this&nbsp;friendly, cheerful,&nbsp;no-nonsense guide, leading clinical psychologists Laura L. Smith and Charles H. Elliot&nbsp;give you the straight talk on&nbsp;what&nbsp;you face&nbsp;and&nbsp;proven,&nbsp;practical advice on&nbsp;how&nbsp;to&nbsp;punch back&nbsp;and&nbsp;win.&nbsp;Showing&nbsp;you&nbsp;how&nbsp;to&nbsp;know your enemy, they&nbsp;demystify common types of depression,&nbsp;explain&nbsp;its physical effects, and&nbsp;help&nbsp;identify&nbsp;the kind you have.&nbsp;Armed in this way, you&nbsp;can&nbsp;take&nbsp;firmer&nbsp;steps toward&nbsp;the&nbsp;lifestyle changes&mdash;as well&nbsp;as therapy&nbsp;or medication&mdash;that will put you back in control.</p> <ul> <li>Learn about&nbsp;different forms of depression&nbsp;</li> <li>Build simple, daily habits into your life that&nbsp;help banish the blues&nbsp;</li> <li>Understand&nbsp;conventional, alternative, and experimental therapies&nbsp;</li> <li>Move&nbsp;on:&nbsp;avoid relapses and stay happy!&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Whatever your level of depression&mdash;occasional bouts or&nbsp;long-term&mdash;this book gives you the insight, the tools, and the&nbsp;inner strength and persistence to put&nbsp;enjoyment back in your life.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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Resilience For Dummies

Published 03-03-2021

<p><b>What doesn't kill you makes you stronger! Activate your natural ability to thrive with <i>Resilience For Dummies</i></b></p> <p>Stress, anxiety, and exhaustion are all-too-common features of our crazy-paced, curveball-throwing contemporary existence, and it's sometimes hard to see how we can make it from one week to the next intact. But there's a solution to the struggle: resilience! In <i>Resilience For Dummies</i>, Dr. Eva Selhub&mdash;former Harvard Medical School instructor and director of the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital for six years&mdash;outlines the proven steps we can all take toward optimal resilience to build healthier, more purposeful, and increasingly joyful lives.</p> <p>The six pillars of resilience are: physical vitality, emotional equilibrium, mental toughness and clarity, spiritual purpose, healthy personal relationships, and being an inspiring leader and part of a wider community or team. Dr. Selhub explains why each of these foundations is crucial to flourishing, how fortifying them gives us a base for attacking stress, hardship, and failure head-on, and how this confrontation then develops the strength we need for transformative change within our personal and professional lives.</p> <ul> <li>Know how genetics, education, and culture contribute to resilience</li> <li>Avoid learned helplessness and the victim mindset</li> <li>Harmonize stress and make it work for you</li> <li>Clear negative emotions and find your bliss</li> <li>Build up your physical, mental, and spiritual muscles</li> </ul> <p>Dr. Selhub's six pillars of resilience show you how to channel your inner strength, face down whatever trouble comes your way, and come out thriving on the other side.</p>

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Enneagram For Dummies

Published 01-19-2021

The Enneagram is a personality typing framework that helps individuals understand their particular ways of approaching the world. It’s used to gain personal insight and sometimes as a tool for understanding workplace interpersonal dynamics. Learn the nine Enneagram types, including your own, and how the framework is used to improve self-awareness, leadership skills, emotional intelligence, and more.

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