On this page you will find a few self-help books, designed to be studied on your own, to resolve your own problems in your own way.
How to Resolve Conflict and Unhappiness: Especially during Festive Celebrations:
Coping with and resolving frustrations, disappointments and interpersonal clashes at family celebrations like Christmas, Yuletide, Hanukkah, Eid, and Thanksgiving
Dr Jim Byrne (With Renata Taylor-Byrne)
The first Monday after the Christmas & New Year annual holidays is called ‘Divorce Day’, because that is when the highest number of divorce petitions is issued. And it seems most likely that the other major family holiday times are the runners up in the divorce stakes. However, what is hidden under these divorce statistics is the mountain of personal and social misery that precedes such drastic ‘solutions’ to repeated conflict, disappointments and interpersonal clashes.
But there is a better way to deal with these problems. Rather than letting the misery build up over time, you can take control of both your own mind, and the way you communicate within your family and society. You can insulate your social relationships from constant or repeated misery and unhappiness; and learn to have a wonderful life with your family and friends.
The solutions have been assembled by Dr Jim Byrne in this book about how to re-think/re-feel/re-frame your encounters with your significant others; how to communicate so they will listen; how to listen so they can communicate with you; and how to manage your lifestyle for optimum peace, happiness and success in all your relationships.
Don’t let your relationships deteriorate. Get the solution today. Click this link for more.***
Who Are You, And Where Are You Going?
Transformative insights from psychology and the philosophy of psychotherapy
By Dr Jim Byrne
With Renata Taylor-Byrne
Most people lead lives of quiet desperation. They don’t know who are what they are. They also don’t know what is driving their actions in the world.
Most people skip the challenge of becoming conscious about who and what they are; where they are located in time/history; and what is possible for such an actor in terms of future directions for a viable/enjoyable life.
Most people spend the whole of their life living as largely non-conscious victims of a script they wrote for themselves, with the aid of their parents, when they were less than seven years old, when they hadn’t got enough sense to write a really good outcome for themselves.
This book teaches you who and what you are; and in particular, it helps you to come to know your own personality, and your life script. It shows you how to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, including your relationship behaviours, in order to produce a better future for yourself. Change your destiny!
How to Write a New Life for Yourself:
Narrative therapy and the writing solution.
Prices: from £4.22 GBP (Kindle) to £13.27 (paperback)
This book contains more than twenty exercises to help you to get more of what you want from your life.
Journal writing, and various forms of writing therapy, and reflective writing are included, with specific exercises for specific purposes.
Transforming Traumatic Dragons –
Third edition is in the process of being published… More information here.***
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 and biology of anger management.
If you study this book, you will learn how to control your anger, and to use it appropriately.
Price: £14.75 from Amazon.
Safeguard Your Sleep and Reap the Rewards:
Better health, happiness and resilience
By Renata Taylor-Byrne
A detailed review of the science of sleep, and what this tells us about the importance of sleep for a happy, successful life.
Now you can begin to understand why you need sleep; how much you need; how to optimize your chances of getting a good night’s sleep; and what to do if you experience sleep disturbance. You will also learn how to defend your sleep against modern sleep-distractions.
Price: £14.99 (GBP)
By Renata Taylor-Byrne
How to Quickly Fix your Couple Relationship:
A brief DIY handbook for serious lovers
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.
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How to Control Your Anger, Anxiety and Depression:
Using nutrition and physical activity.
Changing your philosophy of life will not control your emotions, unless you also attend to your diet and exercise needs.
It is now increasingly being argued, by cutting edge scientists, that the root cause of physical and mental health problems is inflammation in the body, especially in the guts. The concept of leaky gut giving rise to leaky brain is increasingly being verified; and very often the causes of anxiety, depression and anger are to be found in the client’s diet; or their lack of physical exercise.
By Renata Taylor-Byrne and Jim Byrne
Prices: from £3.10 (Kindle) to £9.93 GBP (paperback)