CONTENTS/LINKS:

  WEBSITES AND SERVICES RELATED TO PSYCHOLOGY -

       See also Personal Growth 

  SERVICES ONLY

        COUNSELORS/TRAINERS
        PSYCHOLOGICAL SEMINARS/TRAININGS/WORKSHOPS - For indepth
            "finishing" of areas that hold us all back.
        LIFE EDUCATION AND PHILOSOPHICAL TRAININGS - Very effective 
            trainings in changing viewpoints and how one operates in life.

  BOOKS - See also Positive Thinking Reading List
                   The Most Powerful Life Books Of All 

    KEY BOOKS TO READ FIRST


    BY SUBJECT  (Enter into search engine, for these.)

          ADDICTIONS - Even "soft" addictions make a difference.
          AFFIRMATIONS AND EMPOWERING CONVERSATIONS
          ATTITUDES - Adjusting, affirming.
          BELIEFS
          CONFIDENCE/SELF-ESTEEM
          EMOTION MANAGEMENT
               ANXIETY, FEAR
               DEPRESSION
          GRATITUDE
          HAPPINESS Resources
          MEDITATION RESOURCES
          OVERALL PSYCHOLOGY
          PERSONALITY TYPES
       THOUGHT MANAGEMENT/CONTROL


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WEBSITES AND SERVICES
RELATED TO PSYCHOLOGY

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  Links to counseling services that are recommended.)

       Oprah's Site & Network - Unique and powerful.

  OVERALL

      PsyWeb.com - A real, in-depth resource.
      HelpGuide.org - A comprehensive site, with everything from relaxation techniques to how to be
          better off psychologically.  Quite excellent!  Non-profit.
      Coping.org: Tools For Coping with Life's Stressors - Good  reference compilation of some very
           specific psychological subjects.
      PsyBlog - High standards for reputability of information and  substance
      Livestrong.com - A unique style of summarizing that enables a quick overview.

      DrPhil.com  No longer recommended as it dropped all its value for commercialism.

      40 Superb Psychology Blogs
      Best Psychology Websites 

      Excellent on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and the basics of psychology:

            Threeminutetherapy - An actual book, plus some other pieces.
             Rational.org - Much of Frogatt's material, great for understanding RBT and psychology
             Skysite.org - Lots of good materials to get emotional understanding and mastery

  HAPPINESS SITES (Being constructed...)

        HowToBeHappy.org - A nice ebook on happiness.

  OTHER ONES I LIKE

        TheEmotionMachine 


  SELF-ESTEEM/CONFIDENCE

  A   *BARKSDALE WISDOM - Self Esteem and Stress Control.  (So good that I bought all the
        copyrights and am providing the materials at no cost.)  Really the best I have
        seen in "straight thinking".  A+ impact! (The acquiring organization appears to have
        killed this website, but I am attempting to buy the rights to it to prevent these works
        from being lost. (See the comments on the great underlying book, and the ordering  
        instructions, at Confidence/Self-Esteem page.) 

  TRANSFORMATION/LIFE EDUCATION   Click here to go to recommended services.    



DO: Consider using the Barksdale material and taking the basic course at Landmark Education, as many others, from "normal" people to highly successful people, such as the President of Reebok, have made significant changes in the quality of their lives.  You are likely to experience similar results.  
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SERVICES
RELATED TO PSYCHOLOGY/AWARENESS
AND COUNSELING/TRAINING


CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION     

         Counseling/Training
         Hypnosis
         Transformational/Life Education


COUNSELORS/TRAINERS

RICHARD LUI - Life Balance Counseling, Sacramento, California 916-481-0234
   Excellent multi-discipline, multi-resource life counselor, psychologist, and
   relationship counselor.  For people who want to Master their lives; you dont have to
   be nuts to benefit from his methodology and wisdom.  Has some excellent courses he
   teaches also.  Also, look for his classes in relationships and in personal growth in the
   Learning Exchange.
ROBERT AND JOYCE SIMPSON, The Self Center, Santa Ana, California - Two excellent, practical counselors with years of experience.  Excellent also at couple's counseling and workshops.  714 997-9600
Dr. Daniel Binus - Sounds interesting, though I have yet to meet him.  Holistic.  About.

HYPNOSIS - See the write-up so you'll know what this is and is not.  Many people have blown this up into something it isn't: Hypnosis: What Is It And What Does It Do? 

    KATHERINE ZIMMERMAN, CHT - A Master Practitioner, serving the greater Sacramento
         area. 916 373-1932, go to her website.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SEMINARS/TRAININGS/WORKSHOPS

  HOFFMAN INSTITUTE - For an indepth, complete viewing and resolving of what is occurring in
  one's life this is the penultimate, with proved exceptional high effectiveness in terms of everything       from greater confidence to very reduced stress and a much greater sense of well-being.  A number     of famous people in the growth field attest to its effectiveness.  An 8 day program with lots of       
  graduate courses available.  Read The Hoffman Institute Summary page. 

  Nedley Depression Recovery Programs Evaluation - A great resource, both the DVD programs and the supereffectve 10-day residential program,  His book is excellent,

LIFE EDUCATION TRAININGS, WHICH OFTEN "TRANSFORM" ONE'S LIFE 

These are effective in changing viewpoints and understandings about life - one of the most valuable areas to put your effort toward, as it can increase the quality of life more than you might anticipate.  Some have independent surveys supporting their effectiveness. Click on the red title above to go to that section.


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BOOKS RELATED TO PSYCHOLOGY/AWARENESS


CONTENTS OF THIS  SECTION: (Click red underlined links.)

THE KEY BOOKS TO READ FIRST

PRIME RECOMMENDED ITEMS - YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY READ EACH OF THE PRIORITIZED (A-B), PLUS READ ANY ASTERISKED BOOK IF THE AREA IS RELEVANT TO YOU.


     ADDICTIONS - Even "soft" addictions make a difference.
     BELIEFS
     CONFIDENCE, SELF-ESTEEM
     EMOTION MANAGEMENT
          ANXIETY, FEAR
          DEPRESSION
     HAPPINESS
     METHODS
     OVERALL
     THOUGHT MANAGEMENT/CONTROL
     PERSONALITY TYPES

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WHICH ONES TO READ FIRST:  There are a number of good books out there, but it is important to read them in priority order.   Some are absolutely essential to a good education in life management, so they will be given a priority rating above others.  You should read the prioritized (A-B) and then the asterisked books if the area is relevant.  However, all the books are excellent.  
                                                                                                                                      
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THE KEY BOOKS TO READ FIRST

Although the priority system for what to read still applies here, I've reworked this section to be put in the order that I think that most people would be benefited most.  Of course, if there are specific interests go to those also.l

  For foundational understanding, in this order:

        To Love Is To Be Happy With, Barry Neil Kaufman - Stop creating and using
            beliefs that don't serve for the greater good. 
                    Read "Why You Should Read To Love Is To Be Happy With."                
        The Science of Happiness, Stefan Klein - Covers the key insights from the science of
           the brain all the way to what works to create happiness - and what not to waste your
           time on.                        

BOOKS, ETC. BY SUBJECT AREA

ADDICTION

               The Soft Addiction Solution: Break Free Of The Seemingly Harmless Habits That
                   Keep You From The Life You Want, Judith Wright - The title says it all! This is
                   a central work to read and follow.

AFFIRMATIONS

                Empowering Conversations Resources

ATTITUDE - Adjusting, affirming, creating

                See Hay House books, CDs, DVDs.  The DVD "You Can Heal Your Life" is
                    recommed first by most people.  I particularly think these books are useful:
                    Life! Reflections On Your Journey and Love Yourself, Heal Your Life
                   Workbook.

BELIEFS - For the most up to date and detailed resources, go to the Beliefs section, Learning About Beliefs subsection.   That section replaces this one.

           A1     To Love Is To Be Happy With, Barry Neil Kaufman - Stop creating and using beliefs that
                   don't serve for the greater good.
                         Read "Why You Should Read To Love Is To Be Happy With."           

CONFIDENCE, SELF-ESTEEM -
See the main page:   Confidence Self Esteem intro page and Resources Self Esteem And Confidence,, which lists books and sites to use. .


EMOTION MANAGEMENT

        A2   Becoming Real, Gail Saltz, M.D. - Very practical, defeats "stories" we make up
               and are not aware of running us, to our detriments.  Read first 1/2, then "scan-
               read".
        A1   COMPLETE CONFIDENCE, Sheenah Hankin - Deals with how so many people are 
               fooling themselves with old scripts, from shame, guilt, and self-pity to anger and blame. 
               Scan read for essential ideas and what is applicable to you.  Outstanding.
               Quiet Your Mind, John Selby - An easy to use guide to ening chronic worry and negative
               thoughts and living a calmer life.  One of the most practical, tying together "cognitive" re-
               forming of the thought process with meditative approaches.  See his website for
               meditations and music you can play for free over the internet. www.JohnSelby.com
        A3   Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach.  In the top 20 books of all time from a
               respected psychologist.  This is a key thing to learn, so we have some of the
               materials built in to this website. 
        A2   SOUL WITHOUT SHAME, A GUIDE TO LIBERATING YOURSELF FROM THE JUDGE
               WITHIN, Byron Brown.  An excellent and freeing explanation of giving up the child view of
               being subject to the judge and no longer having to be "motivated" by the critic.  


     ANXIETY - See the resources listed in the Anxiety section.
     DEPRESSION - See the resources listed in the Depression section.

GRATITUDE - Moved to the Gratitude section, where there will likely be a greater, more updated list in the future.

               Attitudes of Gratitude, How To Give And Receive Joy Every Day Of Your Life - M. J. Ryan                  - Another great book by M.J.
               Count Your Blessings - Dr. John F. DeMartini - One of the sages.
               Gratitude - AffirmingThe Good Things In Life - Melodie Beattie - From the wisdom of her
               best selling books.
               Gratitude, A Way Of Life - Louise L. Hay and friends - Pretty much a classic in the field.
        ++   The Gratitude Effect - Dr. John Demartini - For some reason, after reading this book, I had
               a new view about gratitude, about my life, my body, and circumstances in life.  Important
               reading.

(Although the following are not about gratitude, it is good to read books with stories of people succeeding, sometimes over all odds, and those with "happy" stories.  Although some people consider these corny, they can be quite inspirational and illuminating.  The most famous series is The Chicken Soup For The Soul books.)

HAPPINESS - Moved to the Happiness section.  



METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENT

                The Power of Focusing, A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing, Ann Weiser
                Cornell, Ph.D.  A powerful book, used intrinsically in the practice of a highly respected
                counselor.  It is a way of focusing on what issues are coming up for you, by first
                "listening" to where your body is sensing something to resolve or explore and then
                "listening" to what is said, while nurturing yourself in a rather unique way that helps
                 teach acceptance and self-loving, while being tremendously self-healing.


OVERALL

        A4    Self Matters, Dr. Philip McGraw.  Together with the workbook, one of the most
                practical approaches to self understanding and management.
        A1    Change Your Mind & Your Life Will Follow, Karen Casey - An excellent "grounding"
                book for life and eliminating, with an absolute cut-off, the behaviors and thinking that
                gets in the way of attaining peace and happiness.
                Bad Childhood, Good Life, Dr Laura Schlessinger - Definitely overcomes any idea of
                victimness!


PERSONALITY TYPES

        A1   The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Don Riso and Russ Hudson.  Great way to
               determine your precise personality type and how to deal with your strengths
               and weaknesses, what drives you and what you need to be more aware of. 
               Excellent.


"SELF-HELP"

Free online:

              Self Help, Samuel Smiles - "First" self-help book - and a very good one at that!
              Self-Help Stuff That Really Works, Adam Khan - Super highly rated.  (Go to the bottom of
                   the page this links into, then use the links to each of three sections.  You can also
                   buy a hard copy.)             


THOUGHT MANAGEMENT/CONTROL (Note that thoughts are largely beliefs, so that you should see and read in that area.)

              The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World
               Lynne McTaggart - Recommended by a high intentioned person who was bound and
               determined to gain control over her thoughts so that she would no longer be a victim of
               negative thought processes.  Highly rated by quite a few people (see Amazon reader
               reviews), she says this is the only thing that works for her!  It has a few of the "higher"
               level "intention manifests itself" in physical ways, which a number of people won't buy, but
               which has a truth if explained in another way (and it can't do any harm). 


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PART OF BEING HAPPY IS LIFE MANAGEMENT, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES HOW YOU LEARN, THINK, AND OPERATE IN LIFE.
PRIORITIZATION SYSTEM

A = Vitally Important
B = Good Contribution
Do all of the A's first, then the B's
1 = Do first in the category,
2 = Books to read after read all "1"s
3 = Read after "2"s
* = Read if this area applies to you
PRIORITIZATION SYSTEM

A = Vitally Important
B = Good Contribution
Do all of the A's first, then the B's
1 = Do first in the category,
2 = Books to read after read all "1"s
3 = Read after "2"s
* = Read if this area applies to you
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THE FOUR BEST RESOURCES

THE FOUR BEST RESOURCES

In-depth psychological
   Hoffman Institute
Coaching/life training
   ToolsToLife (free)
Life Philosophy training
    Ongoing
        Landmark Education
    Intensives
        Option Institute 
MEDITATION Resources

Oprah's Site & Network  - Videos, etc.

GOOD SITES TO GO TO:

Oprah's Site  
Kendra Cherry at About.com

Instant Reference For Valuable Browsing- For My Spare Moments - Including reading but also free videos and audios (in lieu of tv?).
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Martha Beck - See her books and link to the free videos on YouTube.

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