Bookshelf 2, More self-help books


“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful”.

Albert Schweitzer


Bookshelf No.2

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

Front cover, anger2By 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.***


Coming soon. Summer 2021

How to Sleep Like a Baby – Every single night

Overcome insomnia without drugs or alcohol.

By Renata Taylor-Byrne

How to sleep like a babyInsomnia 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.

For more information, please click this link: Sleep like a baby.***


How to Quickly Fix your Couple Relationship:

A brief DIY handbook for serious lovers

Front cover, DIY Couples, 2bBy 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.

For more information about this book, please click this link: Quick improvement to relationships.***


Coming soon… 2021…

Recovery from Childhood Trauma:

How I healed my heart and mind – and how you can heal yourself

Front cover,1By 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.

For more information, please click this link: Personal recovery from trauma.***


How to Have a Wonderful, Loving Relationship:

Helpful insights for couples and lovers

Kindle cover, How to LoveBy 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.

For more information about this book, please click this link: Marriage guidance and couple relatkonships.***


Coming soon, in summer 2021

How to be a Successful Husband:

Essential knowledge and skills for men in relationships

Front cover, 1BBy 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.

For more information about this book, please click this link: Successful Husband.***


Bookshelf 3Go to Bookshelf No.3,

which contains books for counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches

and others who help people to manage their emotional and behavioural problems.***