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Counselling Services provides you with informational resources and online tools (books, videos, applications, worksheets, etc.) to help you develop good mental health literacy and support you in your academic and personal journey.

Academic Life

Perfectionism

Book

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power (Brene Brown)
  • The Gifts of Imperfection (Brene Brown)
  • Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control (Allan E. Mallinger and Jeannette Dewyze)
  • When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism (Martin Antony and Richard Swinson)

Video


Worksheets

Motivation and Procrastination

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • SMART Goals - The Secret of Achieving Anything You Want in Life [Kindle Edition]   Author: John Wade
  • The Magic Lamp: Goal Setting for People Who Hate Setting Goals   Author: Keith Eillis
  • Achieve Anything in Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals   Author: Jason Harve
  • The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play   Author: Neil Fiore
  • The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done   Author: Piers Steel

Worksheets

Study Skills

Please visit your Mentoring Centre or the Academic Writing Help Centre (AWHC).

Mental Health

Anxiety and Stress

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think (Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky)
  • The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Chad LeJeune)
  • 10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to Overcome Panic Attacks, Calm Physical Symptoms, and Reclaim Your Life (Martin M. Antony and Randi E. McCabe)
  • 10 Simple Solutions to Worry: How to Calm Your Mind, Relax Your Body, and Reclaim Your Life (Kevin L. Gyoerkoe and Pamela S. Wiegartz)
  • 10 Simple Solutions to Stress: How to Tame Tension and Start Enjoying Your Life (Claire Michaels Wheeler)
  • Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Ednra B. Foa and Reid Wilson)
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook (Edmund J. Bourne)
  • 10 Simple Solutions to Shyness: How to Overcome Shyness, Social Anxiety, and Fear of Public Speaking - Author: Martin M. Antony

Videos


Worksheet

Depression

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think (Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky)
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (David D Burns)
  • The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Videos


Worksheets

Addictions

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (Dr. Gabor Maté)
  • Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs (Dr. Mark Lewis)
  • Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change (Carrie Wilkens, Jeffrey Foote, Nicole Kosanke, and Stephanie Higgs)
  • Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction (David Sheff)
  • Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (Nic Sheff)
  • Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Guide to Getting To, Getting Through, and Living in Recovery(Harry Haroutunian)
  • Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II (Al-Anon Family Groups)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous The Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous)
  • Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention (Terence T. Gorski and Merlene Miller)

Videos

Self-Harm and Suicide

​​Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying To Kill Me (Susan R Blauner)
  • Suicide: The Forever Decision (Paul G. Quinnett)
  • Out of the Nightmare: Recovery from Depression and Suicidal Pain (David L. Conroy)
  • Freedom from Self-Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments (Kim L. Gratz and Alexander L. Chapman)
  • A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain (Marilee Strong)
  • Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation (Steven Levenkron)
  • The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence (Tracy Alderman)

Videos

Trauma

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth (Glenn Schiraldi)
  • Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience: A Prolonged Exposure Treatment Program Workbook (Barabara Rothbaum, Edna B. Foa, and Elizabeth A. Hembree)

Videos

Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Harassment

Book

  • The Facts about Gender-Based Violence (Geraldine Terry and Joanna Hoare)
  • Helping an Abused Woman: 101 Things to Know, Say and Do (Alison Cunningham and Linda Baker)
  • Helping an Abused Woman: An Essentials Guide (Kimberly E. Harris)

Website

Social Life

Grief

Books

  • A Grief Observed (C.S. Lewis)
  • How To Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies (Therese A. Rando)
  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss (Elisabeth Kuthler-Ross and David A. Kessler)
  • Healing After Loss : Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief (Martha Hickman)
  • Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair (Miriam Greenspan)

Videos


Worksheets

Managing Emotions

Phone App

iPhone

Books

  • When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within (Matthew McKay. Peter D. Rogers, and Judith McKay)
  • Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life (Thomas Harbin)

Videos


Worksheets

Assertiveness

Books

  • Asserting Yourself-Updated Edition: A Practical Guide For Positive Change (Sharon Anthony Bower and Gordon H. Bower)
Self-esteem

Books

  • Self-Esteem (Matthew McKay)
  • The Self-Esteem Workbook (Glenn Schiraldi)

Videos

 

Identity

Books

  • The Introvert Advantage (Marti Olsen Laney)
  • Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking (Susan Cain)
  • Passages (Gail Sheeh)
  • Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior... and Feel Great Again (Jeffrey E. Young and Janet S. Klosko)
Sexuality

Books

  • Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship (David Schnarch)
  • Sexual Healing: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Common Sexual Problems (Barbara Keesling)
  • Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (Esther Perel)
Communication

Books

  • Emotional Intelligence (Daniel Goleman)
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (Marshall Rosenberg)
Relationships

Phones Apps

Android:

Books

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (Sue Johnson)
  • The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide To Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships (John Gottman)

Videos

Self-Care

Mindfulness and Relaxation

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety (Georg H. Eifert and John P. Forsyth)

VIDEOS


Worksheets

Sleep

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need (Stephanie Silberman)
  • No More Sleepless Nights (Peter Hauri and Shirley Linde)
  • No More Sleepless Nights, Workbook (Peter Haudri and Shirley Linde)

Videos


Worksheets

Body Image and Nutrition

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks (Thomas Cash)
  • 10 Simple Solutions for Building Self-Esteem: How to End Self-Doubt, Gain Confidence, & Create a Positive Self-Image (Glenn R. Schiraldi)

Worksheets

Staying Healthy

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (Rick Hanson with Richard Mendius)
  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway (Susan Jeffers)
  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—And How To Make The Most of Them Now (Meg Jay)
  • The Disease to Please (Harriet Braiker)
  • The Happiness Hypothesis : Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (Jonathan Haid)

Worksheet

Self-Compassion and Self-Esteem

Phone Apps

iPhone
Android

Books

  • Self-Esteem: A proven program of cognitive techniques for assessing, improving and maintaining your self-esteem (Matthew McKay)
  • The Gifts of Imperfection (Brené Brown)
  • Self-compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind (Kristin Neff)
  • The Self-Esteem Workbook (Glenn Schiraldi)

Videos

The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff


Worksheets

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