Meg Debski, Psychologist | Body Mind Soul Natural Therapy Centre

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Body Mind Soul Natural Therapy Centre, 33 Gladstone Street, Moonee Ponds 3039

Booklist

Mindfulness

A New Earth: Create A Better Life
Eckhart Tolle
A wonderful book that focuses on the power of having your thoughts in the ‘now’ as opposed to the chatter that can cause so much emotional discomfort.
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The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living
Russ Harris, Steven Hayes, Ph.D.
This book focuses on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which is based on cutting-edge research. By clarifying your values and focusing on mindfulness you can work towards true satisfaction in life.
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Mindsight: Change Your Brain and Your Life
Daniel J. Siegel
Dr Siegel shows us how to observe the working of our minds, allowing us to understand why we think, feel, and act the way we do, and how, by following the proper steps, we can literally change the wiring and architecture of our brains.
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The Brain

Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life
Michael Merzenich, Dr, PhD, Dr Michael Merzenich Phd
Soft-Wired offers sound advice for evaluating your brain and gives clear, specific, scientifically proven guidance for how to rejuvenate, remodel, and reshape your brain to improve it at any age.
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Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life
John B. Arden
This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships.
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Relationships

Act with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Dr. Russ Harris
This book focuses on how couples can use mindfulness to increase intimacy, connection, and understanding. It shoes how to resolve painful conflicts and reconcile long-standing differences by acting on your values to build a rich and meaningful relationship.
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After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
Janis Abrahms Spring, Michael Spring
This is a very powerful book that deals with the pain and trauma caused when a partner has been unfaithful. It guides both hurt and unfaithful partners through the three stages of healing: normalizing feelings, deciding whether to recommit and revitalizing the relationship.
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Intimacy and Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship
Dr. David Morris Schnarch, PhD
This book explains why normal healthy couples in long-term relationships have sexual desire problems; regardless of how much they love each other or how well they communicate. It provides a roadmap for how couples can transform common sexual desire problems into self-exploration and personal development that leads to stronger relationships, and more powerful and meaningful desire for each other.
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Love is Never Enough
Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
Overflowing with insights, advice and exercises which add up to the solutions that may save a failing marriage or make a good relationship better than ever.
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Mating in Captivity
Esther Perel
Esther Perel looks at the story of sex in committed couples. She argues for playfulness, distance, and uncertainty and shows what it takes to bring lust home. Mating in Captivity is the monogamist’s essential bedside read.
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?: A Guide to Sorting Out Whether Your Relationship Can-and Should-be Saved
Lundy Bancroft, JAC Patrissi, Jac Patrissi
Lundy Bancroft concentrates on the difference between a healthy-yet-difficult relationship and one that is really not working. With a particular focus on women, this book teaches how they can practically take stock of their relationships and move forward-with or without their partners.
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The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships
Harriet Goldhor Lerner
In The Dance of Intimacy, Dr Lerner outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged–by distance, intensity, or pain–she teaches about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others.
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The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing
Beverly Engel
In this book, Beverly Engel clearly and compassionately offers step-by-step strategies to stop emotional abuse…helping both victims and abusers to identify the patterns of this painful and traumatic type of abuse.
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The Sex-starved Marriage: A Couple’s Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido
Michele Weiner Davis
An estimated one in three couples suffer from problems associated with one partner having a higher libido than the other. In this book, marriage therapist Michele Weiner Davis helps couples come to terms with this problem. Weiner Davis shows you how to address psychological factors like depression, poor body image and communication problems that affect sexual desire.
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Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Lundy Bancroft
This volume offers women guidelines on how to improve and survive an abusive relationship, discussing various types of abusive men, analysing societal myths surrounding abuse, and answering questions about the warning signs of abuse.
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Women Who Love Too Much
Robin Norwood
Robin Norwood describes loving too much as a pattern of thoughts and behaviour, which certain women develop as a response to problems from childhood. Many women find themselves repeatedly drawn into unhappy and destructive relationships with men. They then struggle to make these doomed relationships work. This self-help book investigates and reveals how powerfully addictive these unhealthy relationships are - but also gives a very specific programme for recovery from the disease of loving too much, a problem that plagues women everywhere.
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Parenting

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Thomas Phelan
1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers all over the world establish an effective, appropriate discipline system that helps children listen better and motivate themselves to behave well. Dr. Phelan has broken down the elements of effective parenting into an easy-to-understand program that can work for any family.
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Steve Biddulph’s Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different - and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced Men
Steve Biddulph
Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Historically, home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become, happy, responsible and emotionally confident adults. Few books have stayed in the news as much as Steve Biddulph’s million-copy seller RAISING BOYS. It has changed how we parent sons.
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Raising Girls
Steve Biddulph
There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards.
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