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Counselling is advice on how to channel your own mind to help in the healing process and to unlock your potential for emotional and mental health. It includes everything from simple encouragement and accountability to increased awareness to altering your counterproductive thought patterns. Some techniques and approaches are better suited for some individuals than others, and like most therapies, they work best when matched to your specific needs and personality. Just like physical exercise improves everyone’s physical health, so harnessing the power of your mind can improve your mental and emotional health.
There are a few books I recommend frequently for patients to read and expand the power of their minds:
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
A modern restatement of the Buddhist principle of awareness and a guide to joyful living in the present moment.
Taming Your Gremlin by Scott Carson.
Each of us has our own gremlins that sabotage our best laid plans. Learning to tame your gremlins helps you get what you want out of life.
The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is based on the idea that distorted thoughts lead to distorted emotions. Sort out your thought process and you sort out your emotions so that you can overcome depression, anxiety, anger and other emotional disturbances. This handbook is a step-by-step self help guide to finding the happiness you deserve.