READING FOR RECOVERY

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A list of helpful books for dealing with depression and anxiety. By Kevin Braddock

 

Philosophy & Psychology

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations 
John Powell – Why Am I Afraid To Tell You Who I Am?
Bessel Van Der Kolk – The Body Keeps The Score
Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Antifragile; Skin In The Game 
Eugen Herrigel – Zen In The Art Of Archery 
Viktor Frankl  – Man’s Search For Meaning
Irvin D. Yalom – Love’s Executioner
Adam Phillips – Going Sane
John N. Gray – Straw Dogs
Seneca – On The Shortness Of Life 
Irvin D. Yalom – Love’s Executioner 
Carl Rogers – On Becoming A Person
Sarah Bakewell – At The Existentialist Cafe
RD Laing – The Divided Self
Carl Rogers – On Becoming A Person
Sigmund Freud – Civilisation And Its Discontents
Sigmund Freud – The Interpretation Of Dreams
Seneca – On The Shortness Of Life
Søren Kierkegaard – Fear & Trembling
Leonard Koren – Wabi-Sabi For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
Darian Leader – The New Black
Johann Hari – Lost Connections
Michael Pollan – How To Change Your Mind, The New Science of Psychedelics

Narrative

Vincent Deary – How We Are 
William Styron – Darkness Visible 
James Frey – Million Little Pieces; My Friend Leonard 
Denis Johnson – Jesus’ Son 
Amy Liptrot – The Outrun
Haruki Murakami – What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Matt Haig – Reasons To Stay Alive
Matt Haig – Notes On A Nervous Planet

Gender

Robert Bly – Iron John
Robert A. Johnson – The Fisher King & The Handless Maiden
Dan Millman – The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior 
Naomi Wolf – The Beauty Myth

Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous – Living Sober
Alcoholics Anonymous – The Big Book
Gabor MatéIn the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

Faith & Spirituality

Anthony De Mello – Awareness
Steve Hagen – Buddhism Plain & Simple
Deng Ming-Dao – 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
Lao-Tzu – Tao Te Ching
Eugen Herrigel – Zen In The Art Of Archery
Alan Watts – What Is Tao?
Alan Watts – The Way Of Zen
Alan Watts  – The Book: The Taboo On Knowing Who You Are
William James – The Varieties Of Religious Experience 

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Kevin Braddock – Everything Begins With Asking For Help
(Amazon)


Marcus Aurelius – Meditations (Foyles)


Bessel Van Der Kolk – The Body Keeps The Score (Foyles)


Vincent Deary –
How We Are (Amazon)

 

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