There are many ‘must read’ books on Cancer, here are just some of my favorites

  • A Year to Live by Stephen Levine (ways to access a meaningful life no matter how long we have to live)
  • All I Want is a Good Night’s Sleep by Sonia Ancoli-Israel (proven strategies for improving sleep and sleep habits from a world-renowned expert)
  • Comfortable with Uncertainty: Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion by Pema Chodron (Buddhist approach to challenges we face daily)
  • Dancing in Limbo: Making Sense of Life after Cancer by Glenna Halvorson-Boyd and Lisa K. Hunter (Balance is not static, it requires movement and flexibility)
  • Feeling Good by David Burns (cognitive behavioral therapy approach to dealing with depression, especially helpful for learning to recognize and challenge your automatic negative thoughts that tend to maintain depressed moods)
  • Also by David Burns:The Feeling Good Handbook
  • Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work
  • When Panic Attacks
  • Ten Days to Self-Esteem
  • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know by Lori Hope (how to be supportive for family and friends of people with cancer)
  • How to Say No without Feeling Guilty: and Say Yes to more Time, more Joy, and what Matters Most to You by Patti Breitman and Connie Hatch (Actual phrases that we can use in common situations to say no in a nice way)
  • Make Health Happen: Training Yourself to Create Wellness by Erik Peper, Katherine Gibney and Catherine Holt (Chapter by chapter, this workbook teaches mind/body relaxation, guided imagery and other exercises for healing)
  • Here For Now: Living Well With Cancer Through Mindfulness by Elana Rosenbaum (based on Jon Kabat-Zinn?s MBSR)
  • Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky (Self-guided workbook based on cognitive behavior therapy for depression)
  • The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn (Self-help for depressive symptoms based on a minfulness approach)
  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshemann and Matthew McKay
  • Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning
  • The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Chad LeJeu


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