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This page was created to provide quick access to recommended reading as suggested by your Therapist Kerry

It was created so you can take a deeper dive in matters that

give you some background knowledge on

process and understanding how you can improve

your processes, and patterns -

to create better overall outcomes.

This is aligned with your therapy sessions

and intended that this be discussed in sessions

for insights and amplification of what works

and change out the processes that don't serve you

- for those that will serve you!

The reading list provided here has no links to purchase

just Authors name & Book Title so you can source them easily 


Author:  Michael Yapko

Keys to Unlocking Depression: An Internationally Known Depression Expert Tells You What You Need to Know to Overcome Depression

  •  In Keys to Unlocking Depression world-renowned clinical psychologist and depression expert, Dr. Michael Yapko, gives us the essential information to manage and overcome depression.

  • It is intended to help provide a life raft of clarity to those who are treading water in the sea of confusion about depression. In this easy to read format of 50 statements, Dr. Yapko sums up the science and clinical judgment he has shared with his patients and professional colleagues for over 30 years.

  • Depression is greatly influenced by your own perspective. Therefore, making sure your perspective is clear and well informed is a first step in overcoming depression. Equipped with the information in Keys to Unlocking Depression, readers will learn how to think about depression in a way that will make overcoming it both easier and more effective. No one overcomes depression by declaring himself or herself a victim, so take the valuable keys that Dr. Yapko provides in this book and unlock your depression.

HAND-ME-DOWN BLUES : How To Stop Depression From Spreading In Families.


Author:  Amanda Dounis

My Coping Skills Handbook

This book has been created by Amanda Dounis an highly esteemed colleague of mine, we trained together and I can speak to her profound care and great competence in helping others,  This book & companion course - whilst written for children aged 8 to 12, is also written to help those who love, care for and support those children, to gain knowledge and skills with her C.O.P.E formula..

My Coping Skills Online Course 

This is the perfect course for your child to learn the coping skills you’ll wish you learned as a child…  Amanda herself walks your child through interactive videos and audios to learn the skills they need to cope with everyday challenges for happier and more confident kids

Both of these wonderful resources is available to you - just go to this link:


Author:  Deborah Tannen

Book list per the following



Author:  Charles Mackesy

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse


This inspiring story is called The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy is all about friendship, kindness, happiness and love and teaches us some very important lessons about life. Enjoy!)



Author:  John Clarke

Working with Monsters: How to Identify and Protect Yourself from the Workplace Psychopath

  • How to identify and protect yourself from the workplace psychopath.

    Does the following person sound familiar?* He/she works inside many of Australia's businesses and corporations.* He/she intimidates fellow workers.* He/she exhibits impulsive behaviour.* He/she demonstrates a lack of remorse.* He/she is glib and superficially charming. Who is he/she? Workplace psychopaths exist in a variety of workplaces. They are individuals who manipulate their way through life and leave an indelible mark on both their victims and society. They are destructive men and women - cunning, self-centered, ruthless and terrifying. They make working life a living hell for many of us. What motivates these individuals? How can you protect yourself from these 'monsters' who hide behind a veneer of respectability? Working With Monsters provides a fascinating insight into the mind of the workplace psychopath. Drawing on his studies and research in forensic psychology, and experience in criminal profiling for law enforcement agencies as well as corporations experiencing difficulties with an employee, Dr John Clarke shows you how to recognise and manage a workplace psychopath within your midst. Don't be a victim - be wise to their 



Author:  You

(Yes - YOU!)

 & I will help you with the how!

Get a good quality Diary , Start using it now!

( & Workbooks & Vision Boards & Pens you can use easily to help organise)

Overthinking?  Overwhelmed,? Physically & Mentally tired of juggling everything in your head or a digital (phone) format? - it is VERY COMMON - so let me help you get rid of all the mind clutter - get rid of the brain fog and mental exhaustion - and organise it so you can let your brain have some rest!!

  • All that clutter and all those thoughts that keep running in your head, need a place to be managed - outside of your brain - so you brain can REST

  • A good diary helps you to get all the daily, weekly & monthly clutter you keep in your mind into a place where you can record it all - and not worry about remembering

    • A diary can help you to visualise it, sort it, prioritise and manage it!

  • A Vision Board, or if you want the projects to be more private - then a  large format Project Book can help you manage projects, visually - at view - play with and sort & prioritise those projects

  • To help you keep your ideas fresh, clean, visually sorted and managed - a good set of pens can be helpful!(I recommend erasable pens, markers, highlighters & textas) see the Pilot Frixon range - available at office suppliers - ask me and I can tell you more - :)  Kerry

  • Even the faintest ink is better than a sharp mind or a long memory!

  • When you write it down, you not only have it available as a reference, you also are more likely to remember it in the first place


Author:  Joanna Faber, Julie King

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
(By: Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish)


Parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish provide effective step by step techniques to help you improve and enrich your relationships with your children.

Learn how to: Break a pattern of arguments; Cope with your child's negative feelings; Engage your child's co-operation; Set clear limits and still maintain goodwill; Express your anger without being hurtful; Resolve family conflicts peacefully.

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen - A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7  (Joanna Faber, Julie King)


A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, co-author of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”

Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the young kids in your life.

This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers.


Author:  Peter Roger Breggin


Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families

By Peter Roger BregginPeter Roger Breggin · 2012

  1. ISBN-10 0826108431

  2. ISBN-13 978-0826108432

  3.  Publisher - Springer Publishing Company

Your Drug May Be Your Problem, Revised Edition: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications Paperback 

by David Cohen (Author), Peter Breggin (Author)

Publisher - Da Capo Press

Toxic Psychiatry: Why Therapy, Empathy and Love Must Replace the Drugs, Electroshock, and Biochemical Theories of the New Psychiatry Paperback 
by Peter R Breggin MD (Author), Breggin (Author)

The Antidepressant Fact Book: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, And Luvox Paperback 

by Peter Breggin (Author)

Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of

Vio lence, Sui cide, and Crime 

by Peter R Breggin MD (Author)

Guilt, Shame, And Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions 
by Peter R. Breggin MD 

Talking Back to Prozac: What Doctors Won't Tell You about Prozac and the Newer Antidepressants

by Peter R. Breggin (Author), Ginger Ross Breggin (Author)

Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex
by Peter Breggin (Author)


Author:  Chris Voss 

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It 

by Chris Voss  (Author)

A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations--whether in the boardroom or at home.

Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

** A Wall Street Journal Bestseller **


Author:  XX

More to come! -

Watch this space!



Quote:  Audrey Hepburn

When they asked her to reveal her beauty secrets, Audrey Hepburn wrote this beautiful text that was later read at her funeral.


′′ To have attractive lips, speak kind words.

To have a loving look, look for the good side of people.

To look skinny, share your food with the hungry.

To have beautiful hair, let a child cross it with his own fingers once a day.

To have a beautiful poise, walk knowing you're never alone, because those who love and loved you accompany you.

People, even more than objects, need to be fixed, spoiled, awakened, wanted and saved: never give up on anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a hand, you'll find them at the end of both your arms.

When you become old, you will discover that you have two hands, one to help yourself, the second to help others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, in her face or in her way of fixing her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the door open to her heart, the source of her love.

The beauty of a woman doesn't lie in her makeup, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the tenderness that gives love, the passion that it expresses.

The beauty of a woman grows over the years ′


Judi Dench

"Don’t prioritise your looks my friend, as they won’t last the journey.

Your sense of humour though, will only get better with age.

Your intuition will grow and expand like a majestic cloak of wisdom.

Your ability to choose your battles, will be fine-tuned to perfection.

Your capacity for stillness, for living in the moment, will blossom.

Your desire to live each and every moment will transcend all other wants.

Your instinct for knowing what (and who) is worth your time, will grow and flourish like ivy on a castle wall.

Don’t prioritise your looks my friend,

they will change forevermore, that pursuit is one of much sadness and disappointment.

Prioritise the uniqueness that make you you, and the invisible magnet that draws in other like-minded souls to dance in your orbit.

These are the things which will only get better."


Cameron Diaz: Fame will never make you happy


Cameron Diaz explains the real meaning of happiness

For everyone who ever thought you need to be famous to be successful and happy, Cameron Diaz says, you're wrong.

In a very heart-warming interview for the movie "Human", Cameron candidly talks about what it means to be happy. And no, it doesn't come from being famous. "Being famous is my job... When I'm home, with my family and friends I am not famous. I am me," says Cameron in the video below.

"Fulfillment comes within you by being authentic to yourself."

This is yet another nice and very real reminder, that happiness isn't something that is given to you, it's something you create and value. And being truly happy with who you are and what you do will bring you more happiness than anything else in this world.


Author:  XX



Reading with Coffee

Every person has a story, and life's experiences and knowledge to share


All of is now stand on the shoulders of those who went before us.

We are fortunate to be in a position to do better, because of the work of others

who have lead the way, this reading list helps you access their knowledge and dive deeper.


We can all be grateful to those who have taken the time to

capture what they have learnt, the essence of something valuable 

- so they can share it with us.

 You have your story, and you can make sure that you too

through your words and actions, create you goals,

make your choices to create your life, your world, your legacy.


Good on you, because you have chosen to

find the way, with me, just like you

 to improve your progress and processes and through your words,

your actions, what you choose to do better - to leave a better legacy for all.

Well done - the work and the fun have just begun!