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Happy books that reinforce therapy

There is "My Family and Other Animals" by Durrell about his childhood on Corfu. It's a happy, carefree book, with very gentle humor. "Theophilus North" by Wilder is a novel about a young man gently helping different people overcome their difficulties (many of which are psychological). The book, considering the theme, is remarkably devoid of angst, grief and pathos. It's quite light, respectful and a bit mischievous. One of my favorite children books is the Moomins book. Moomins are a nice,...Read More...
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Thank you for the recommendation. I always love to read books about relationships, etc. I'm currently reading "Manic" by Terri Cheney. I've finished the prequel to this book about her childhood. I'd recommend it to you guys. It's about Terri's personal experience of living with Bipolar Disorder and how she knew she was different from age 7 when she attempted suicide. It's quite profound. SadieRead More...
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Splitting of the Ego in the borderline/psychotic cases.

Askalot I’m not aware of any psychology forum’s for students, but maybe you could have a Google, see what comes up and if you like the feel of it. Also, if you are struggling, try going to the library, they can help not only with books. I’m not sure how old you are, but they can help you with research techniques, so you can utilise better ways of finding the info, especially via journals, you are seeking.Read More...
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Read this!

"They are in great pain and that’s because they are paying attention." This answers a BIG question for me. Once I asked Quick T ( thats how I refer to her) why she doesn't prescribe meds for me. In her best Doctor tone she responded, "Do you want meds?" I said, "No, I guess not. (I just wanted to find an easier way to do therapy.) Some months later in the midst of doing the HARD work, and thinking about suicide (not like me to think that way), I asked her again, "So many people take meds,...Read More...
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I've seen this book in my T's office but have not read it before. I'm glad it has helped you! i believe it is very true about weight being a distraction and food used as a way to act that out. If food is love it makes sense for me - or if food is safety - because I know I reject food when it is likely I need love the most. i wish you luck in your ED journey. I've been battling an grab bag of anorexia w/ bulimia as well.Read More...
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Your voice in my head

Hi Exploring, Thank you for believing I'm a good writer. I have thought about writing an article describing what I went through trying to find help after my P died, because I had to be proactive and I think I should have received more support from my P's colleagues, but my case isn't that unusual. Also how difficult it is coming to terms with the grief when you can't attend a memorial, meet with friends and family who share the grief as we normally do when someone close to us dies. You...Read More...
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Attachment Books?

Thanks so much!!! You guys are the best. Can't wait to read. Outside of the part where experiencing all this stuff myself is awful, gut-wrenching torture, I do find learning about it so fascinating. And my T seems usually willing to read them too, which has fascilitated our communication on tough or complicated topics before.Read More...
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Two more good books

Hi Jillian, I actually listened to the audio book. It was easier for me to have him "read" it to me. I was able to absorb more of the message. I am going to listen to it again since there is so much to take in. The first book I recommended is much easier to absorb. I loved it. I really like the Buddhist principles and teachings; the whole philosophy he references; it speaks to me. Because much is based on love, acceptance and internal growth. I was raised Christian/Catholic and severely...Read More...

Intimacy and Solitude

Liffey, this sounds really interesting, I'm going to try to get hold of a copy. My T says I have intimacy problems that we need to deal with. I do love solitude. This week I have been mostly alone. And I liked it.Read More...

Great Recommendation!

Just wanted to say I've just read this book, and I loved it. It made me think about things completely differently. I love the way she understands fear.Read More...