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In early May 1996, I requested comments from members of the Traumatic Stress mailing list on published and available self-help books or workbooks that have proved useful in your clinical work with trauma patients -- and I promised a summary for the list.
I think the broader goal is not how many, or which, self-help books you read – but how you get to the place you need to be. My best friend always said I needed to love myself before someone else could love me. And as much as I knew he was right, it took a while to really understand what that meant. I think Catherine, myself and others are good examples of using blogging as a means to this end. It sounds like R, and others, use self-help books, which is great, too.
Perfect timing for this spotlight! I have been recently browsing through my own self help shelf and thinking it was time to beef it up some. It has been years – literally – since I have bought a self help book. I used to spend a couple hours in the bookstore browsing titles, finding the next great thing to enlighten me. Apparently, somewhere along the way, I thought I was “fixed” and stopped reading them. Lately, I am thinking I am not so “fixed” anymore… or maybe I am just slightly off path. Either way, I think it is time to hit up that bookstore again and see what I stumble upon.