Aside from the occult/new age section at the store, the other place you’re very likely to find me in a book store is in the self-help section. Even before I earned my degrees in Holistic Life Coaching and Spiritual Counseling, I have had an affinity for self-help as far back as I can remember. Every time the publisher I get my free review books from has a new self-help book available, I jump on it!
Pain-Free with CBD by Alice O’Leary Randall
I started using CBD oil daily almost a year ago. I can’t praise it enough. It has helped with both my chronic pains and my anxiety. It is the thing I have been looking for for years. My go-to brand, if you’re interested, is HempWorx. I like them because they use very few ingredients… they don’t stuff their product with crap you don’t need.
Because of my recently discovered love of CBD, I was thrilled to grab up this book, Pain-Free with CBD. Anything that can help me get more benefit out of something I already use is definitely worth my time to read.
The book breaks things down into illnesses and describes how CBD can help, which dosages are required, and other information you’ll find useful. I like the primer on CBD that explains a lot about the product and even touches base on the laws surrounding the use of hemp and marijuana products (which are changing all the time).
If you have any of the following illnesses, this book may be for you (these are the ones covered within the book) – Alzheimer’s, ALS, Anxiety Disorders, Arthritis, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, HIV/Aids, Huntington’s Disease, IBS/IBD, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Migraines, MS, Parkinson’s, PTSD, Stroke, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
A Patient’s Guide to Acupuncture by Sarah Swanberg
I’ve heard acupuncture works. I’m too afraid to try. I thought buying this book would take away my fears. It’s a great book. I’m still not going to get acupuncture done.
So, now that we have that out of the way, A Patient’s Guide to Acupuncture contains “Everything You Need to Know” about acupuncture. It’s an excellent guide, whether you’re thinking of getting it done, already got it done and want to know more about the benefits, or if you’re learning to be an acupuncturist.
What I did LOVE about this book is that it’s about more than just where they stick the “needles.” It covers the elements, talks about Yin and Yang, and it also has some acupressure points you can try at home. Acupressure is using pressure on specific points of the body to promote healing to pain relief (basically the same as acupuncture, but without pokes).
The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook by Amy Marlow-MaCoy
Self-help workbooks are amazing things to have in your roster, whether you’re a therapist or the one looking for therapy. The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook is a place where you can work through your feelings after being subject to emotional abuse. As someone who has lived through emotional abuse from more than one source, I found this book extremely useful.
I like that it prompts you, kind of in a diary form, to talk about the things you’ve experienced and your feelings. You may not even realize that you have been gaslighted until you start answering the questions put forth in the pages of this book.
Have you been lied to? Has someone made you feel like you’re crazy by blaming you for doing things you didn’t even do? Are you always the scapegoat? Through this book, you’ll learn how to spot the signs of gaslighting and how to protect yourself.