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World Book Day: Mental Health Books We Love!

Washington Psychological Wellness celebrates World Book Day by promoting some of our favorite mental health books and resources!

 

Happy World Book Day!

The world has been collectively experiencing trauma a result of COVID-19. We, as mental health practionners are not immune. The past year has affected us like none other and we’re still learning how to deal with the mental and emotional effects not only for ourselves but our clients. 

As mental health professionals, it's important we lean toward each other, colloborate and share as many resources as we can during tiring times. That is exactly why our team at Washington Psychological Wellness put together this list of mental health resources and books we jointly love. 

Here are two books we love:

􀀀 “It Didn’t Start with You” by Mark Wolynn

􀀀 “The Body Keeps Score” by Bessel Can Der Kolk 

For a complete List of Resources Check Out:

       https://washington-psychwellness.com/books-we-love/

       Feel free to use this resource or share it with clients or colleagues! 

       What are some mental health book suggestions to add to our list!?

       We are always looking for more recommendations! 

 

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Calm

Scientific evidence supports the use of the sleep app Calm for decreasing daytime sleepiness and fatigue and for reducing somatic and cognitive pre-sleep arousal. The use of Calm is also empirically substantiated as a means of improving sleep quality. Consequently, the Calm app may be an effective treatment modality for adults presenting with sleep disturbance. Moreover, the app is relatively affordable further suggesting that the data may have broad applicability and implication for community dissemination.

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It depends on the practitioner's theoretical alignment. From my perspective, dream analysis can be useful during treatment as dreams function as our mind's way of working through issues that we struggle with, combined with our wishes and fears, as well as subconscious information that we acquire in our waking lives. Consequently, dream analysis can afford us with valuable personal insight.