We’ve ordered in some excellent resources for the library. If you have not used our library before, come check it out the next time you are at the North Shore Community Resources office at Capilano Mall. We have books, CDs, films, and periodicals that are helpful to our community of caregivers.
This month, look for these 3 new book titles in our library:
- Feel the Fear…and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D
“If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life, yet so many are out there “doing it” despite the fear, then we must conclude that fear is not the problem.”
– Susan Jeffers, Ph. D
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway is a classic book on the topic
of fear and anxiety. It offers tools, techniques, and tips for turning your fear into action, decisiveness, and power. Dr. Susan Jeffers inspires readers to take control of their fears and live a more fulfilling life.
2. Healing Conversations Now: Enhance Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones by Joan Chabourne and Tony Silbert
“It is through conversations, silent and verbal, that caregivers are able to support the dying. They may help them to celebrate life, clarify wishes, take action, and die peacefully. Sometimes words aren’t needed. Sitting quietly together maybe taking a hand or placing your hand on the person’s shoulder, are all that is needed.”
-Joan Chabourne and Tony Silbert
Do you want to start a healing conversation with your elder or dying loved one? This book offers practical advice on what to say and do to open this new type of dialogue. Stories from other loved ones inspire caregivers to initiate conversations for a better sense of peace between you and your loved one.
3. The Mindful Way through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life by Susan M. Orsillo, PhD and Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
“Learning how to take a mindful stance toward painful thoughts and feelings decreses their intensity and inhibitive power, freeing us up to pursue valued life directions. Mindfulness increases our willingness to experience the full range of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that arise when we are fully engaged and participating in life.”
–Susan M. Orsillo, PhD and Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
Whether you describe your anxiety as worry, fear, or stress, this book offers mindfulness practices specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. Step-by-step strategies can help caregivers to identify their feelings and ensuring that they do not escalate . Free audio downloads of mindfulness exercises and other resources are also available on the authors’ website: www.mindfulwaythoughanxietybook.com.
Do you have specific book titles that have helped you? Please share them in the comment section above.