Self Help Book List

In February 2009, the Library Council of Ireland, the HSE and the Irish College of General Practitioners are introducing the 'Power of Words' scheme to support and aid people with emotional and psychological difficulties to gain insight into and treat the problems that are upsetting or disturbing them.

Topic Title Author (s) Year
Anger          

Overcoming Irritability & Anger

Managing Anger

Will Davies

Gael Lindenfield,

2009

2000

Anorexia Nervosa

Bibliotherapy for Eating Disorders

HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders

2019

Anxiety Overcoming Anxiety Helen Kennerley 2014
Assertiveness Assert Yourself Gael Kidenfield 2014
Bereavement

The rage of Bereavement

Living with Loss: A book for the Widowed

Virginia Ironside

Liz  Mc Neill Taylor 

1997

2000

Binge Eating &

Bulimia Nervosa 

Bibliotherapy for Eating Disorders (Link above)

HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders

2019

Child Abuse

(Adult Survivors)

Overcoming Childhood Trauma Helen Kennerley 2011
Depression

Depression: The Common Sense Approach

Overcoming Depression

Depression: The Way out of your Prison

Tony Bates

Paul Gilbert

Dorothy Rowe

2011

2009

2003

Depression / Anxiety The Feeling Good Handbook David Burns 1999

Topic Title Author (s) Year

Mood Swings/

Bi-Polar Disorders

Overcoming Mood Swings Jan Scott 2010

Obsessions

& Compulsions

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

David Veale & Rob Wilson

Frederick Toates & Olga Coschug- Toates

2005

2005

Panic

When Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks

Aine Tubridy

Christine Ingham

2018

2000

Relationship

Problems

Overcoming Relationship Problems Michael Crowe 2017
Self Esteem

Self Esteem: Simple Steps to Develop Self Reliance and Perseverance

10 Days to Great Self Esteem

Gael Lindenfield

David Burns

2014

2000

Social Anxiety Overcoming Social Anxiety & Shyness Gillian Butler 2016
Stress

Managing Stress (Teach Yourself )

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (5th Edtn)

Terry Looker & Olga Gregson

Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

& Mathew Mc Kay

2008

2000

Trauma Overcoming Traumatic Stress Claudia Herbert & Ann Wetmore 2017
Worry How to Stop Worrying Frank Tallis 2019