Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Best Self Help Books

I decided to put together a list of self help books that I have read and have found to be very useful and insightful and thought I would share these on my blog. Hopefully, they will help you as much as they have helped me!

One of the very first books I ever read in my early twenties was:
“You can heal your life” by Louise Hay. What a fantastic introduction to the world of self development. Louise Hay was, and still is, ahead of her time.

The Ten Minute Life Coach – Fiona Harrold
Indestructible Self Belief – Fiona Harrold

I have always found Fiona Harrold’s books inspirational and the above two books have been great books in that I have been able to ‘dip in and out’ of them as and when I need. They are definitely worth looking into.

For those of you who have ‘lost’ yourselves or lost direction in life – a comprehensive book has been written by Martha Beck – “Find Your Own North Star”. A really good book for rediscovering your ‘essential self’.

Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft is an informative book on abusive relationships and to date, it is still the best book on the subject.

For books on parenting and how to raise happy children and teenagers – Steve Biddulph offers great insight and has written many books on the subject.

Somebody Should Have Told Us – by Jack Pranksy. I loved this book, it summarised my knowledge and outlook to date and contains so much wisdom!! Highly recommended.

Finally, Brain Rules by John Medina is a fab book that should every teacher should read. It explains the best way to secure student’s attention – the rules that help people to memorise info and is filled with useful info on how to get the most out of our brains!
I shall update this list in the near future with any other books I really enjoy

Mandy X

All names have been changed to protect the identity of clients. Personal client stories shared in this blog have been published with prior permission from the relevant clients.



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