“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful”.
More self-help books by Jim Byrne and/or Renata Taylor-Byrne
Anger, resentment and forgiveness:
How to get your inappropriate anger under reasonable control
By Dr Jim Byrne
This book is based on twenty years’ experience by the author of providing anger management counselling and coaching to hundreds of individuals.
It includes a unique chapter on the processes required to achieve forgiveness, and a rationale for doing so. And it contains lots of insights into the philosophy, psychology and biology of anger management.
For more information, please click this link: Anger management book.***
Who Are You, And Where Are You Going?
Transformative insights from psychology and the philosophy of psychotherapy
By Dr Jim Byrne, Doctor of Counselling
If I asked you, “Who are you?” my guess is that you would tell me your name.
But that is just an identification label attached to you, soon after birth, by your parents. You are not your name! How do I know? Because you are at least a physical body, and your physical body is not a name.
So then, you might try telling me your name (again) combined with your place of birth, your age, gender, and current marital status. But that is not who you are, because many other people are the same gender as you, but they are not you. Many other people have your marital status, but they are not you. Many people are your age, but they are not you.
You might then tell me some of your accomplishments, and your work role. But that is not who you are, because many other people have the same or similar accomplishments, but they are not you. And many other individuals do work which is similar to yours, or virtually identical to yours, but they are not you.
So there is a real problem for you, because you do not have a clue who you are. And therefore you cannot know what is possible for somebody like you.
For more information, please click this link: Self, identity and life direction.***
Coming soon. Summer 2021
How to Sleep Like a Baby – Every single night
Overcome insomnia without drugs or alcohol.
By Renata Taylor-Byrne
Insomnia is a growing problem in the Anglo-American world, due to the pressures of neoliberal economic policies, and growing inequality, and intensified exploitation of workers at every level.
Insomnia is defined at the inability to fall asleep, in the first ten or twenty minutes of being in bed. It can also include the tendency to wake up again, a couple of hours after going to bed.
Sleeplessness is a horrible place to be. Not only will it rob you of the peace and happiness of a gentle tomorrow; but it’s torture to endure.
This book will show you how to manage your body-brain-mind and your physical environment in order to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep, every single night; to boost your physical and mental health, and your happiness and resilience.
How to Quickly Fix your Couple Relationship:
A brief DIY handbook for serious lovers
By Dr Jim Byrne
This book has been specially designed to provide some quick relief up front.
That means that, right at the start of the book, I share with you some of the most powerful insights into how to have a happy relationships.
I then help you to complete a couple of exercises that take five minutes per day, and which will begin to change your relationship situation almost at once.
Coming soon… 2021…
Recovery from Childhood Trauma:
How I healed my heart and mind – and how you can heal yourself
By Dr Jim Byrne, Doctor of Counselling
Many people struggle with emotional distress, just below the level of conscious awareness, which mars their life chances, and limits their capacity for happy relationships. Much of this distress could and should be classified as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); or emotional distress which follows on from a traumatic experience, which is too stressful (at the time of occurrence) to be processed into a coherent story. And even more should be defined as Complex-PTSD, arising out of protracted child abuse in early childhood.
The author describes the main traumatic experiences that occurred in his childhood, which hung like a dark cloud over his emotional and relational life, up to the age of almost forty years or so. He also describes the various therapeutic processes that he used to try to process his undigested childhood pain. … He also includes guidelines for the reader to do their own writing therapy on their own childhood trauma, which will greatly improve the quality of their emotional and relational lives. … His hope is that the reader will use this book to become happier and healthier, and more at ease in their own skin; with a better prospect of moving forward into a more enjoyable future life.
How to Have a Wonderful, Loving Relationship:
Helpful insights for couples and lovers
By Jim Byrne (with Renata Taylor-Byrne)
Originally published with the title, Top secrets for Building a Successful Relationship, in 2018. Reissued with a new title and minor changes in November 2019.
Do you sometimes feel that you are just reliving your parents’ relationship? The unworkable, misery-inducing pattern that you witnessed in childhood? If so, you are probably right. That is most often how relationships turn out, unless you wake up and begin to change your unconscious pattern of relating.
Most human beings long to be engaged in a loving relationship with another person who they like and admire, and who likes, admires, loves and respects them in turn.
But most people have no idea how to bring this about.
A few lucky people will automatically ‘know’ what to do, non-consciously, because they had parents who openly demonstrated their love for each other.
Find out how to reprogram yourself for a loving, joyful, peaceful relationship that enriches your life, instead of making you miserable and disappointed.
Coming soon, in summer 2021
How to be a Successful Husband:
Essential knowledge and skills for men in relationships
By Jim Byrne, with Renata Taylor-Byrne, 2020
This book is designed to help younger men to have happier, more successful marriages, or marriage-like relationships, which will, in turn, positively impact every aspect of their lives, including their physical and mental health. Every young man, starting out on the road towards finding or creating a committed sex-love relationship, needs the kind of advice and guidance contained in this book.
Any man who believes he can achieve personal success – however that is defined – by getting the support of a subordinated woman, is self-delusional. If he tries this approach, his success will be superficial; and it will not last long.
It is also now well known that very many physically sick men are likely to have a conflicted relationship with a wife or partner driving their illness. Unhappy relationships make us sick, physically and mentally.
By contrast, happy relationships make life worth living; improve our immune functioning; and bring sunshine to our otherwise difficult lives.
This book consists of a course of self-study, designed to teach younger men some of the basic knowledge and skills they need in order to be successful husbands to equally successful and happy wives.