Best Popular Neuropsychology Books
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1. The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
Author: by Bessel van der Kolk
September 25, 2014
‘Dr. van der Kolk’s masterpiece combines the boundless curiosity of the scientist, the erudition of the scholar, and the passion of the truth teller’ Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery The effects of trauma can be devastating for sufferers, their families and future generations.
Here one of the world’s experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body.’Van der Kolk draws on thirty years of experience to argue powerfully that trauma is one of the West’s most urgent public health issues …
Packed with science and human stories’ New Scientist’Everyone should read this book’ Nigella Lawson
2. Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture
Author: by Designing the Mind
The Instant Cult Classic on the Art of Reprogramming Your Own Psychological SoftwareA bold and fascinating dive into the nuts and bolts of psychological evolution, Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture is part philosophical manifesto, part practical self-development guide, all based on the teachings of legendary thinkers like Marcus Aurelius, Lao Tzu, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Abraham Maslow.
The ideas and techniques it offers are all integrated into a vital theory for helping individuals scale the heights of self-mastery and lead great lives.”A fascinating framework” – Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-ActualizationThis visionary guide argues that the mind can be compared to software, made up of many interwoven algorithms which were originally programmed by natural selection.
Though most never learn to alter their default programming, it is possible to rewire cognitive biases, change ingrained habits, and transform emotional reactions. The process of psychitecture enables you to unplug from your own mind, identify its underlying patterns, and become the architect of your own enlightenment.”It has already changed my life, and I know it will change others as well” – Aaron T.
3. Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma
Author: by Pete Walker
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR RECOVERING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
4. Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry
Author: by Catherine M. Pittman
New Harbinger Publications
Do you ever wonder what is happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, and worried? In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research.
In the book, you will learn how the amygdala and cortex (both important parts of the brain) are essential players in the neuropsychology of anxiety. The amygdala acts as a primal response, and oftentimes, when this part of the brain processes fear, you may not even understand why you are afraid.
By comparison, the cortex is the center of worry. That is, obsessing, ruminating, and dwelling on things that may or may not happen. In the book, Pittman and Karle make it simple by offering specific examples of how to manage fear by tapping into both of these pathways in the brain.
As you read, you’ll gain a greater understanding how anxiety is created in the brain, and as a result, you will feel empowered and motivated to overcome it. The brain is a powerful tool, and the more you work to change the way you respond to fear, the more resilient you will become.
5. The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
Author: by Edmund J. Bourne
New Harbinger Publications
Celebrating 30 years as a classic in its field and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook is an unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias. Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life.
Tackle the fears that hold you back with this go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You’ll find an arsenal of tools for quieting worry, ending negative self-talk, and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including:Relaxation and breathing techniquesNew research on exposure therapy for phobiasLifestyle, exercise, mindfulness and nutrition tips Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this fully revised and updated seventh edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear.
6. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Author: by Daniel Goleman
#1 BESTSELLER The groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be smart, with a new introduction by the author A thoughtfully written, persuasive account explaining emotional intelligence and why it can be crucial. USA TodayEveryone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why.
Daniel Goleman’s brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our two mindsthe rational and the emotionaland how they together shape our destiny. Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well.
These factors, which include self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy, add up to a different way of being smartand they aren’t fixed at birth. Although shaped by childhood experiences, emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened throughout our adulthoodwith immediate benefits to our health, our relationships, and our work.
7. Unfuck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with science (5-Minute Therapy)
Author: by Faith Harper PhD LPC-S ACS ACN
A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hellbent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide. Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholeshaving melt downs, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments.
Your brain knows it’s not good to do these things, but it can’t help it sometimesespecially if it’s obsessing about trauma it can’t overcome. That’s where this life-changing book comes in. With humor, patience, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what’s going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).
8. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures
Author: by Francine Shapiro
The Guilford Press
The authoritative presentation of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, this groundbreaking book-now revised and expanded-has enhanced the clinical repertoires of more than 125,000 readers and has been translated into 10 languages. Originally developed for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this evidence-based approach is now also used to treat adults and children with complex trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, addictive behavior problems, and other clinical problems.
EMDR originator Francine Shapiro reviews the therapy’s theoretical and empirical underpinnings, details the eight phases of treatment, and provides training materials and resources. Vivid vignettes, transcripts, and reproducible forms are included. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size.
New to This Edition *Over 15 years of important advances in therapy and research, including findings from clinical and neurophysiological studies. New and revised protocols and procedures. Discusses additional applications, including the treatment of complex trauma, addictions, pain, depression, and moral injury, as well as post-disaster response.
9. Master Your Emotions: A Practical Guide to Overcome Negativity and Better Manage Your Feelings (Mastery Series)
Author: by Thibaut Meurisse
Have you ever thoughtabout your thoughts? Do you have a bias toward the negative? Understanding how negative feelings and emotions work is the first step. Then we must learn how to reprogram those emotions and turn them around. A happier life is possible if you follow the steps.This program works.
Over 100,000 copies sold. It gives me a place to go to that makes me feel better about my present situation and gives me hope for the future. KimberlyMy biggest take away so far (I’m not yet finished with the entire book) is that I am NOT my emotions.
Emotions come and I – I still am who I am! ItzelYou’ll learn: 31 simple coping strategies How to make your emotions work FOR you. A formula to reprogram your mind A free downloadable workbook, and much, much more! The author was an introvert whose shyness kept him from getting the results in life he wanted.
When he decided to devote his life to betterment, everything changed. This is his story and how he found joy. It will be the blueprint for your transformation, too. You’ll love this practical, no frills program, because the results are easy to achieve once you’ve decided to Master Your Emotions.Get it now.
10. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook — What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
Author: by Bruce D Perry
A renowned psychiatrist reveals how trauma affects children-and outlines the path to recovery”Fascinating and upbeat…. Dr. Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist.” (Mary Pipher, PhD)How does trauma affect a child’s mind-and how can that mind recover?
In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry explains what happens to the brains of children exposed to extreme stress and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing, can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.
11. Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism
Author: by Stanley Rosenberg
The best-selling book on the topicnow in 14 languages. This practical guide to understanding the cranial nerves as the key to our psychological and physical well-being builds on Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theoryone of the most important recent developments in human neurobiology.
Drawing on more than thirty years of experience as a craniosacral therapist and Rolfer, Stanley Rosenberg explores the crucial role that the vagus nerve plays in determining our psychological and emotional states and explains that a myriad of common psychological and physical symptomsfrom anxiety and depression to migraines and back painindicates a lack of proper functioning in the vagus nerve.
Through a series of easy self-help exercises, the book illustrates the simple ways we can regulate the vagus nerve in order to initiate deep relaxation, improve sleep, and recover from injury and trauma. Additionally, by exploring the link between a well-regulated vagus nerve and social functioning, Rosenberg’s findings and methods offer new hope that by improving social behavior it is possible to alleviate some of the symptoms at the core of many cases of autism spectrum disorders.
12. Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts
Author: by Sally M. Winston
New Harbinger Publications
You are not your thoughts! In this powerful book, two anxiety experts offer proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help you get unstuck from disturbing thoughts, overcome the shame these thoughts can bring, and reduce your anxiety. If you suffer from unwanted, intrusive, frightening, or even disturbing thoughts, you might worry about what these thoughts mean about you.
Thoughts can seem like messagesare they trying to tell you something? But the truth is that they are just thoughts, and don’t necessarily mean anything. Sane and good people have them. If you are someone who is plagued by thoughts you don’t wantthoughts that scare you, or thoughts you can’t tell anyone aboutthis book may change your life.
In this compassionate guide, you’ll discover the different kinds of disturbing thoughts, myths that surround your thoughts, and how your brain has a tendency to get stuck in a cycle of unwanted rumination. You’ll also learn why common techniques to get rid of these thoughts can backfire.
13. Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks
Author: by Barry McDonagh
‘EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE A BOOK COMES ALONG THAT COMPLETELY TRANSFORM THAT FIELD -THIS IS THAT BOOK FOR ANXIETY’ If you’re tired of just managing your anxiety and want a powerful natural solution, then apply the Dare’ technique as explained in Barry McDonagh’s latest book.
Based on hard science and over 10 years helping people who suffer from anxiety, Barry McDonagh shares his most effective technique in this new book. The DARE technique can be used by everyone, regardless of age or background, to live a life free from anxiety or panic attacks.
In this step-by-step guide you will discover how to: Stop panic attacks and end feelings of general anxiety. Face any anxious situation you’ve been avoiding (driving/flying/shopping etc.. Put an end to anxious or intrusive thoughts. Use the CORRECT natural supplements to relieve anxiety.
Boost your confidence and feel like your old self again. Fall asleep faster and with less anxiety each night. Live a more bold and adventurous life again. IMPORTANT: THIS IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST A BOOK It also comes with a free App for your smartphone as well as four audios for quick anxiety relief.
14. The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
Author: by Deb Dana
The polyvagal theory presented in client-friendly language. This book offers therapists an integrated approach to adding a polyvagal foundation to their work with clients. With clear explanations of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory, this complex theory is translated into clinician and client-friendly language.
Using a unique autonomic mapping process along with worksheets designed to effectively track autonomic response patterns, this book presents practical ways to work with clients’ experiences of connection. Through exercises that have been specifically created to engage the regulating capacities of the ventral vagal system, therapists are given tools to help clients reshape their autonomic nervous systems.
Adding a polyvagal perspective to clinical practice draws the autonomic nervous system directly into the work of therapy, helping clients re-pattern their nervous systems, build capacities for regulation, and create autonomic pathways of safety and connection. With chapters that build confidence in understanding Polyvagal Theory, chapters that introduce worksheets for mapping, tracking, and practices for re-patterning, as well as a series of autonomic meditations, this book offers therapists a guide to practicing polyvagal-informed therapy.
15. Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
Author: by Francine Shapiro
A totally accessible user’s guide from the creator of a scientifically proven form of psychotherapy that has successfully treated millions of people worldwide. Whether we’ve experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don’t fully understand.
Getting Past Your Past offers practical procedures that demystify the human condition and empower readers looking to achieve real change. Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), explains how our personalities develop and why we become trapped into feeling, believing and acting in ways that don’t serve us.
Through detailed examples and exercises readers will learn to understand themselves, and why the people in their lives act the way they do. Most importantly, readers will also learn techniques to improve their relationships, break through emotional barriers, overcome limitations and excel in ways taught to Olympic athletes, successful executives and performers.
16. The Anxiety Workbook: A 7-Week Plan to Overcome Anxiety, Stop Worrying, and End Panic
Author: by Arlin Cuncic MA
Manage worry, panic, and depression with practical, action-oriented solutions Whether it takes the form of full-blown panic or chronic worry, anxiety can limit the potential of every aspect of your life. Regain control with help from The Anxiety Workbook, a simple, 7-week plan that gives you the tools you need to manage your anxiety so you can feel and function at your best again.
You’ll learn how to set clear goals, identify and change unhelpful thoughts, and practice new behaviors to diminish the power anxiety has over you. Each week explores a different topic, with cumulative lessons that offer a straightforward path to success.
It’s time to get free from the obstacles holding you back, break away from negative thought patterns, and alleviate your anxiety over the long term. This anxiety and phobia workbook includes: An easy paceTake anxiety management at your own pace with exercises that challenge you and address your concerns without stressing you out.
A proactive approachExplore hands-on ways to relieve anxiety with simple, actionable checklists, writing exercises, activities, and more. An evidence-based methodDiscover research-supported information and exercises based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Take the reins of your life back with The Anxiety Workbook.