Present Perfect - Pavel G Somov

Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control – Pavel G Somov

While there’s no doubt that setting high standards for yourself is a good thing, you’ve probably already noticed that perfectionism can come at a high price. And when you take steps to try to change, it’s easy to beat yourself up and fall into the same traps that keep you feeling stressed and disappointed. This book presents a revolutionary approach to overcoming perfectionism-a way to transform your need for precision into self-acceptance, compassion, and love for each perfectly imperfect passing moment in our lives. In Present Perfect, you’ll use the Buddhist psychology of mindfulness to learn to accept the present moment in all of its ordinary perfection. This book is filled with over 150 exercises and meditations that you can practice to become more flexible toward yourself and others without losing your love of a job well done. With this compassionate approach, you’ll soon be able not only to accept life as it is, but also become more accepting and forgiving of yourself and others.

This brilliant and practical new book is designed to help alleviate the excess stress and dissatisfaction of perfectionism, one of the main practices of the extremely popular, if unheralded, religion I lovingly call Control Freakism. Pavel Somov gives us numerous helpful awareness exercises, conscious inquiries, insights, mindfulness practices, original perspectives, and penetrating ideas, all conducive to helping us free ourselves from this tyrannical inner demon and experience the radiant reality of things just as they are. Acceptance has its own transformative magic, and I heartily recommend this work to all who want to transform, awaken, and edify.

Lama Surya Das, founder of Dzogchen Meditation Centers and author of Awakening the Buddha Within

Even those of us with a lot of self-help reading under our belts will experience many a-ha moments while immersed in Present Perfect. Somov s approach is highly logical, creative, resourceful, and compassionate. Never once will you feel judged; instead, you ll feel understood. I highly recommend this valuable resource to therapists and anyone with perfectionist tendencies.

Dina Cheney, author of Tasting Club and Williams-Sonoma’sNew Flavors for Salads

Rarely does a work of art like Present Perfect fall upon one’s desk. This book allows us to transform existential pain caused by our need to be perfect. This book is abundant with tools and ideas that equip the reader to resolve guilt, shame, and perfectionism. Once you accept and surrender your perfectionism, the magical paradox of mindfulness as a healer will unfold.

Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D., executive director of the Open Mind Training Institute and author of Wise Mind, Open Mind

Pavel Somov offers an intelligent, witty, and compassionate critique of perfectionism and makes a compelling case that life is already perfect. I found this book to be thoroughly enjoyable and personally and professionally useful from the first page. I feel as comfortable recommending this book to my colleagues as I do to my patients and am confident that both will find it of tremendous value in their lives. Since perfectionism is often the other side of compulsive and addictive behavior, this book will be relevant to all who seek more moderation and balance in their lives.

Andrew Tatarsky, Ph.D., clinical psychologist in New York City specializing in treating addictive behavior and author of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy.

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Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control – Pavel G Somov

Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control - Jeannette Dewyze

Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control – Jeannette Dewyze

For many of us, perfectionism can bring life’s most desired rewards. But when the obsessive need for perfection and control gets in the way of our professional and emotional lives, the cost becomes too high. Although many of us appear cool and confident on the outside, inside we are in emotional turmoil, trying to satisfy everyone, attempting to direct the future, and feeling that we are failing.

In TOO PERFECT, Dr. Allan Mallinger draws on twenty years of research and observations from his private practice to show how perfectionism can sap energy, complicate even the simplest decisions, and take the enjoyment out of life. For workaholics or neat freaks, for anyone who fears change or making mistakes, needs rigid rules, is excessively frugal or obstinate, TOO PERFECT offers revealing self-tests, fascinating case histories, and practical strategies to help us overcome obsessiveness and reclaim our right to happiness.

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Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control – Jeannette Dewyze   

Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition

Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop – Christopher Fairburn

This trusted bestseller provides all the information needed to understand binge eating and bring it under control, whether you are working with a therapist or on your own. Clear, step-by-step guidelines show you how to:

  • Overcome the urge to binge.
  • Gain control over what and when you eat.
  • Break free of strict dieting and other habits that may contribute to binges.
  • Establish stable, healthy eating patterns.
  • Improve your body image and reduce the risk of relapse.

This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving–and maintaining–a transformed relationship with food and your body.

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Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop – Christopher Fairburn

Eating Disorders Time For Change

Eating Disorders: Time For Change: Plans, Strategies, and Worksheets – Mona Villapiano

This collection for therapists and clients presents practical, how-to information, for the treatment of eating disorders. The authors have kept the needs of the therapist in mind by considering managed care as well as specific therapeutic issues. This resource will maximize the efficient use of time and resources for the therapist and increase the efficacy of work with clients with eating disorders. Clients will find the tools to be helpful resources and a critical extension of individual therapy.

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Eating Disorders: Time For Change: Plans, Strategies, and Worksheets – Mona Villapiano

Get Me Out of Here My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder

Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder – Rachel Reiland

Borderline Personality Disorder. “What the hell was that?” raged Rachel Reiland when she read the diagnosis written in her medical chart. As the 29-year old accountant, wife, and mother of young children would soon discover, it was the diagnosis that finally explained her explosive anger, manipulative behaviors, and self-destructive episodes- including bouts of anorexia, substance abuse, and sexual promiscuity. With astonishing honesty, Reiland’s memoir reveals what mental illness feels like and looks like from the inside, and how healing from such a devastating disease is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones.

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Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder –  Rachel Reiland

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD – Alex Chapman

If you or someone you love is struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you need up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information on the problems you’re facing and where you can turn for help. But where do you look? Much of the professional literature on BPD is too technical and confusing to be of much help. And searching the Internet for accurate information can be treacherous, with some sites providing useful information and others giving dangerous advice and misinformation. If you’re living with BPD, this compassionate book offers what you really need: an easy-to-follow road map to guide you through this disorder and its treatment.

This book provides answers to many of the questions you might have about BPD: What is BPD? How long does it last? What other problems co-occur with BPD? Overviews of what we currently know about BPD make up the first section of the book. Later chapters cover several common treatment approaches to BPD: DBT, mentalization-based treatment (MBT), and medication treatments. In the last sections of the book, you’ll learn a range of useful coping skills that can help you manage your emotions, deal with suicidal thoughts, and cope with some of the most distressing symptoms of BPD.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

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The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD – Alex Chapman

I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

I Hate You–Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality – Jerold Kreisman

A revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to understanding borderline personality disorder. 

After more than two decades as the essential guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), this new edition now reflects the most up- to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, ADHD, and eating disorders.

Both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic advancements point to real hope for success in the treatment and understanding of BPD.

This expanded and revised edition remains as accessible and useful as its predecessor and will reestablish this book as the go-to source for those diagnosed with BPD, their family, friends, and colleagues, as well as professionals and students in the field.

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I Hate You–Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality – Jerold Kreisman

The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians - Jeff Riggenbach

The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians – Jeff Riggenbach

Theoretically sound, yet practical and easy-to-use, The CBT Toolbox guides you through evidence-based exercises to help navigate the road to recovery. For a client’s use on their own or for use in a therapeutic setting, this book will teach how to overcome unhealthy life patterns, providing fresh and proven approaches to help: * identify triggers for a variety of psychological problems * create step by step plans to improve self-worth * dismiss dysfunctional thinking * track and monitor anger * find calm in stressful situations * break destructive patterns in toxic relationships * defeat depression Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the most empirically-supported form of treatment for a broad range of psychological problems. The CBT Toolbox is not a “one strategy first all” book. Rather, you will receive exercises that integrate research with practical application for specific symptom sets with the necessary depth to create meaningful change. The CBT Toolbox will provide you with effective and easy-to-use tools for: * Anxiety * Depression * Impulsive and Destructive Behaviors * Problems Solving * Toxic Relationships * Stress Management * and much more

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The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians – Jeff Riggenbach

Change Your Thinking: Overcome Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, and Improve Your Life with CBT

Change Your Thinking: Overcome Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, and Improve Your Life with CBT – Sarah Edelman

Practicing psychologist Sarah Edelman clearly lays out how to use CBT to develop rational thought patterns in response to upsetting emotions and situations. By following the practical, easy-to-follow exercises and examples, you can take control of your thoughts, emotions, and feelings, and find more positive ways of dealing with life’s hurdles-and a happier you.Change Your Thinking will teach you how to Fight negative and self-defeating beliefs to minimize your experience of upsetting emotions Recognize “thinking errors” that cause you unnecessary distress Learn how to dispute thinking errors with your behavior and rational thoughts Prevent negative thoughts and emotions from occurring Acknowledge and face the obstacles that prevent you from obtaining your goals Achieve a more balanced and happier life Whether you’re faced with overwhelming feelings of worthlessness, frustration, anger, depression, or anxiety, CBT can help you change your thinking and make a difference in your life-beginning today.

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Change Your Thinking: Overcome Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, and Improve Your Life with CBT – Sarah Edelman