My favourite resources: April – June 2021

Here’s another reminder about the purpose of this blog: I really want this blog to be a useful space where people can find all sorts of therapeutically relevant information, mixed up with a good dollop of personal reflections and ramblings with a sprinkling of humour for good measure.  I also want it to be a place where you can find links to all the resources that I share with clients, things that I think have strong therapeutic merit or that are innovative and really want people to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Therapy isn’t just about what happens in session.  I’m all about being creative with therapy – that’s what the whole ‘therapy. done differently’ is about.  I believe that therapy can also come in the form of blogs, podcasts, books and conversations with other people who are important to your healing.

This is the last week of the quarter and I’m again sharing some of my favourite blogs, websites, books, apps etc. with you all – these are the things I’ve been devouring – would love to hear what you think of them!

Podcasts / YouTube interviews:

 Oprah has been super busy lately and there has been a few things in particular that I think are really worth a watch / listen:

  • Linked to the launch of her book with Dr Bruce Perry (see below) was an interview with Brené Brown around trauma, in particular childhood trauma click here.
  • And also on trauma was a brilliant series on Apple TV with Prince Harry called The Me You Can’t See click here for more information.

And actually, Prince Harry has been quite the advocate on not only mental health, but also trauma and the important role therapy can play in healing.  There’s a couple of things that caught my attention:

  • A podcast interview with Dax Sheppard on The Armchair Expert, click here to hear this frank and brilliant chat.
  • An interview on Sunrise a few weeks ago where Prince Harry shares his experiences of EMDR, a modality I am pretty passionate about – click here.

Lastly for this quarter is a bit more Brené Brown action:

  • A podcast that she recorded with two other podcast legends, Dax Sheppard and Tim Ferriss – there is so much GOLD in this episode! Click here for this one.
  • This most recent episode is something that I’ve only just started and is the first of a six-part series to accompany a reading of the 10th anniversary edition of her book, The Gifts of Imperfection. If you have never read this book, here’s a great opportunity. Click here to find out more.

Books:

  • James Clear – Atomic Habits
  • Nedra Glover Tawwab – Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself
  • Oprah Winfrey & Dr Bruce Perry – What Happened to You?
  • Matt Haig – The Midnight Library
  • Corinne Sweet – The Anxiety Journal

Websites:

  • Wholehearted Living Inventory by Brené Brown click here.
  • James Clear – SO much good (and free) stuff about habits – click here.
  • Simplified Myers-Briggs (personality profiling) – 16 Personalities – click here.

Apps:

  • Balance – Meditation (free for the first year)
  • Anxiety Release – based on bi-lateral stimulation, used in EMDR
  • Breathe In – breathwork app (more on breathwork next week)