Self-help books are great tools for taking the things we teach in therapy sessions to a deeper explanation for your lives. I am always on a lookout for good ones! This week we are sharing our reviews of some we like with you! Hope you find one you enjoy that will help you work though somethings in your life! Parenting from the Inside Out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
Being a parent, I love to read about ways to improve. This book helps you take a deeper look inside yourself to help you be your best self, which will then help you be the best parent you can be. It digs into child development, neurobiology, and attachment styles as you sort through things that shaped you through your life. The healing that can come from this book could provide you and your children with a healthier approach to life. You can't change your past, but healing can give you freedom from it. If you have a deeper understanding of where you've been, you'll have more power in the future to not continue the dysfunction. As I read this book, things click for me about how we formulate our ideas from the situations we've been in. I am a firm believer as a therapist that we must be whole, complete, emotionally healthy people in order to have healthy relationships. Siegel and Hartzell have powerful exercises throughout the book to help you explore your own life. For being an intellectually stimulating book about deeper psychology, it isn't difficult to grasp their concepts and apply them to your life. There are several "Ah-Ha" moments reading this. If you've ever found yourself frustrated and thinking, "I sound just like my mother", then this book is a great tool for helping your break dysfunctional cycles!
Keep checking back this week for more great book recommendations!
Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.