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Favorite Helpful Books

LightSun

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A few books to share that have been some positive influence. Please others please do share those specifically pivotal readings which did make some impact upon you.

(1). Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (1995).

(2). Feeling Good by David D. Burns, M.D. (1980). [Cognitive Discipline of your mind]

(3). Frames of mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences. by Howard Gardner (1983/1993).

(4). A New Guide to Rational Living by Albert Ellis, PhD. & Robert A. Harper PhD. (1961, 1975). ([Rational-Emotive, basically similar to Cognitive Disciplinary mind set]

(5). Please Understand Me by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates (1984). [MBTI also known Myers-Briggs Typology Index]

(6). Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy by Dr. Albert Ellis (1962). ([Rational-Emotive, basically similar to Cognitive Disciplinary mind set]

(7). The Seven Sacred Spiritual laws of Success by Deepak Chopra (1994).

(8). 365 Days of Walking the Red Road: The Native American Path to Leading a Spiritual Life Every Day by Terri Jean (2003).

(9). World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts (Of International Religious Foundation (1991).
 
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deathwarmedup

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Emotional Clearing by John Ruskan.

Human Types by Susan Zannos (includes introduction to the subdivisions of the four (not three) Centers of Intelligence upon which the Enneagram teachings were originally based; you'll see the true identity of what have erroneously come to be known as "cognitive functions").
 

Ace_

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How to win friends and influence people - Dale Carnegie
Predictably Irrational - Dan Ariely
 
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Memories, Dreams, Reflections, by Carl Jung
Man and His Symbols, by Carl Jung, Von Franz, Luiz Marie
Psychological Types, by Carl Jung.
 

The Cat

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Coloring books. :wubbie:
 

Peter Deadpan

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For men and women escaping abusive relationships, or relationships with someone on the antisocial personality spectrum. The second is a pretty lame title but a helpful book.

Why Does He Do That?

Psychopath Free
 

The Cat

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Twilight-Zone-To-Serve-Man-Journal.jpg
 

CharlotteSnarktimes

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Dominion by Matthew Scully
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Tess of the Durbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Winter Study by Nevada Barr
Wild Animus by Rich Shapero

Also: "Running up that Hill" by Kate Bush and Sister Wendy's Story of Painting.
 

LightSun

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A few books to share that have been some positive influence. Please others please do share those specifically pivotal readings which did make some impact upon you.

(1). Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (1995).

(2). Feeling Good by David D. Burns, M.D. (1980). [Cognitive Discipline of your mind]

(3). Frames of mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences. by Howard Gardner (1983/1993).

(4). A New Guide to Rational Living by Albert Ellis, PhD. & Robert A. Harper PhD. (1961, 1975). ([Rational-Emotive, basically similar to Cognitive Disciplinary mind set]

(5). Please Understand Me by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates (1984). [MBTI also known Myers-Briggs Typology Index]

(6). Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy by Dr. Albert Ellis (1962). ([Rational-Emotive, basically similar to Cognitive Disciplinary mind set]

(7). The Seven Sacred Spiritual laws of Success by Deepak Chopra (1994).

(8). 365 Days of Walking the Red Road: The Native American Path to Leading a Spiritual Life Every Day by Terri Jean (2003).

(9). World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts (Of International Religious Foundation (1991).
“What book, movie, etc. inspired you and made a fundamental difference in your life?

Dr. David Burns Feeling Good (CBT 10 cognitive distortions in the human thought process)

Dr. Albert E. Ellis A New Guide to Rational Living (REBT 11 Irrational Beliefs In the Human Thought Process)

Dr. David Keirsey Please Understand Me (Myers Briggs Typology Index)

Dr. Helen Fisher Why Him, Why Her? (Biological Anthropology)

I am an admirer of Eastern Buddhism’s mindful approach. I will share a Western approach that can vastly help in becoming mindful of our inner thoughts and thus evolve.

It’s a discipline of the mind for those who wish to better themselves and disentangle themself from illusions of the world and so discover a deeper, truer self.

CBT and REBT teach mindfulness. Dr. Albert E. Ellis acknowledged the role of the Greek and Roman stoic thought as preliminary precursors to western society cognitive science in psychology.

This is the psychology field. CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) has identified 10 cognitive distortions that are always present within negative emotions.

REBT (rational emotive behavior therapy) has identified 11 irrational beliefs present in negative emotions.

They are present in the subconscious. If people were aware of this, they then could take responsibility for their own thoughts, feelings and actions.

This instead of blindly and negatively reacting and projecting unto life and others their own unfinished business,

unresolved conflicts, emotional baggage, and psychic wounds. If we would educate our young with this knowledge and help them learn to be more cognitively mindful the world would be a far better place.” LightSun
 
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