Reading books to support your healing journey is important whether or not you are engaged in a psychotherapy process or not. Books can help us through those times when we feel stuck or uninspired and they can certainly help us find the way when the confusion of our path takes over. Many people begin therapy with little knowledge about the fundamentals of psychology or the emotions that they have and where they come from, let alone tools that can help them on their path to self awareness.
Books can support psychoeducation and help us expand our consciousness and awareness. I often recommend books in my therapy practice for expats in Berlin that I feel would support the process outside of the sessions. Of course it is entirely up to you if you choose to read them.
Here is a (very) condensed list of some of the books that are on the top of our recommended list for the summer. If you like this list or would like more suggestions just let us know below.
- Mindset: Changing the Way you Think to Fulfill Your Potential
- On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
- The Art of Loving: Classic of Personal Development
- The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief
- The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves
- Healing the Shame that Binds You: Recovery Classic
- Opening Up by Writing it Down: How Expressive Writing Improves Health and Eases Emotional Pain
- Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
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