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boyandbear_book A Boy and a Bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book

Helpful information that enables children under 12 years of age to learn relaxation skills and anxiety control methods, such as deep breathing and imagery.

Brain Building Nutrition Book Cover Brain-Building Nutrition: How Dietary Fats and Oils Affect Mental, Physical, and Emotional Intelligence

Michael A. Schmidt, Ph.D., who works with NASA scientists in the field of metabolism and human performance, provides an excellent overview of why our brains need the right fats. He also provides expert and specific guidance on how to maintain a healthy human brain through nutrition, particularly with omega-3, antioxidants, and various foods.

amen_changeyourbrain_book Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness

Daniel Amen presents a succinct and simplified presentation of complex brain lobe functions with SPECT scan images. Also gives the reader ideas on how to deal with syndromes linked to brain dysfunction in disorders, such as ADHD and depression.

feeling_good_burns_book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated

David Burns, M.D.’s classic book that teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principals to help you overcome beliefs of hopelessness and feelings of depression.

gut_and_psychology_book Gut and Psychology Syndrome

Details the link between the gut and immune system and Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), and several other syndromes. Provides a detailed treatment plan designed to help the person detoxify and the brain to develop and function properly.

kid_cooperation_book Kid Cooperation: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate

Outlines important techniques on how to deal with your child’s stubborn or oppositional behaviors.

spinal_cord_injury_book Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Living (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)

This is book is highly recommended reading for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their families. The book details the significant adjustments and challenges that persons with SCIs can expect to face on a daily basis, such as with family, sexuality, and independent living.

ADD_book The A.D.D. Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child

This book details the current understanding of ADHD and includes information on neurofeedback, medications, and educational aspects of ADHD.

human_body_book The Human Body Book

This is an excellent overview of the human anatomy and physiology that covers all the major systems in just the right amount of detail, which makes it perfect for non-technical readers. The pictures are displayed in gorgeous colors and detail that border on being works of art. A great reference book for the times when you do not need the excessive detail common to true medical textbooks.

positive_parenting_book The Power of Positive Parenting : A Wonderful Way to Raise Children

An excellent book used at a major university’s parent training seminars. Positive Parenting teaches parents how to apply behavioral principals derived from the operant conditioning and classical conditioning sciences in a very straightforward and readable manner.

relaxationstress_workbook The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

An excellent and extensive workbook that teaches cutting edge stress reduction techniques.

relaxationstress_kids_workbook The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety & Transitions (Instant Help / Nhp)

An excellent workbook that teaches cutting edge stress reduction techniques in a suitable and age appropriate presentation for children.

try_and_make_me_book Try and Make Me!

A fantastic book by Ray Levy that explains how to deal with your child’s stubborn or oppositional behaviors. Great book!

worry_too_much_book What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids)

Teaches relaxation skills to children and adolescents. Worksheets are provided so that the reader can practice newly learned skills.

whenangerhurts_kids_book When Anger Hurts Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide

This book details techniques that will help couples decrease anger in their relationship through use of communication skills and helps parents better understand impact of anger on their children.

whenangerhurts_book When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within, 2nd Edition

This book details techniques that will help couples decrease anger in their relationship through use of communication skills and more.

when_panic_attacks_book When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life

An excellent book by David Burns, M.D. that details the latest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to help eliminate or control anxiety and panic attacks. Also includes a chapter on the serious problems with psychotropic medication research and their published effectiveness.

Important Note: Self-help books are not intended to replace the services of a healthcare professional. Please get help from a competent healthcare professional if you or your family member suffers from a serious physical or psychological condition. Please read our disclaimer for additional important information.

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