Self-help books

Following student feedback, the Bodleian Libraries Disability Subcommittee recommended the creation of a collection of self-help books to support students who may experience difficulties during their time in Oxford. As a result, the Bodleian Libraries worked in collaboration with the Counselling Service and College Libraries to acquire the titles listed below.

The titles are available as ebooks and University members can access them remotely by clicking on the link in the title of each book. Single Sign-On (eg abcd1234) will be required for authentication. If you require any additional information, please contact

Potter-Efron, Ronald T
Angry All the Time : An Emergency Guide to Anger Control
iDreamBooks Inc

Treasure, Janet
Anorexia Nervosa : A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Families, and Friends.
Robinson Publishing

Basco, Monica Ramirez
The Bipolar Workbook, Second Edition : Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings

Bessel van der Kolk
The Body Keeps the Score : Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
New Harbinger Publications

Gilbert, Paul
Compassionate Mind : A New Approach to Life's Challenges
Robinson Publishing

James, Sophie; Lee, Deborah
Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma
Constable & Robinson

Harris, Russ,
The Confidence Gap
CRC Press.

Ellen Noonan
Counselling Young People,
Constable & Robinson

Koellhoffer, Tara; Murphy, Madonna M.; Banas, Sharon L.
Dealing with Frustration and Anger
Constable & Robinson

Miller, Alice
The drama of the gifted child

Jeffers, Susan
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® : Dynamic techniques for turning Fear, Indecision and Anger into Power, Action and Love
Constable & Robinson

Steven C. Hayes & Spencer Smith
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
New Harbinger Publications

Schmidt, Ulrike; Treasure, Janet; Alexander, June
Getting Better Bite by Bite : A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders
Guilford Press

Russ Harris
The Happiness Trap
Robinson Publishing  

Potter-Efron, Ronald T
Healing the angry brain : how understanding the way your brain works can help you control anger and aggression 
New Harbinger

Phillips, Estelle; Pugh, Derek S.
How to get a PhD : a handbook for students and their supervisors

Otto, Michael W.
Living with bipolar disorder : a guide for individuals and families (Updated edition)
Oxford University Press 

Colley, Mary
Living with dyspraxia : a guide for adults living with developmental dyspraxia
Jessica Kingsley Publishers 

Goodwin, Vicki; Thomson, Bonita
Making Dyslexia Work for You
Constable & Robinson

Gillian Butler and Tony Hope
Managing Your Mind
Robinson Publishing

Dennis Greenberg and Christine A. Padesky
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think

Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Mindful Way through Depression: Free yourself from chronic unhappiness
New Harbinger Publications

John P Forsyth & Georg H Eifert
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
Constable & Robinson

Kirk D Strosahl & Patricia J Robinson
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression
Constable & Robinson

Kocovski, Nancy L.; Fleming, Jan E.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness : Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Free Yourself from Fear and Reclaim Your Life
Constable & Robinson

Davies, William,
Overcoming Anger and Irritability : A Self-help Guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

Christopher Freeman
Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Jeffers Press

Williams, Christopher
Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic : A Five Areas Approach,
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Christopher Fairburn
Overcoming Binge Eating
Chelsea House Publishers

Clarke, Alex; Veale, David; Willson, Rob.
Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder
New Harbinger Publications

Cooper, Peter
Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating

Helen Kennerley
Overcoming childhood trauma : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques
Constable & Robinson

Gilbert, Paul,
Overcoming Depression : A Books on Prescription Title
Robinson Publishing

Williams, Christopher
Overcoming Depression and Low Mood, 3rd Edition
CRC Press

Williams, Christopher
Overcoming Depression and Low Mood, A Five Areas Approach

Espie, Colin A.
Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Hodder Arnold

Fennell, Melanie
Overcoming Low Self-Esteem : A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Guilford Press

Scott, Jan
Overcoming Mood Swings
New Harbinger Publications

Veale, David.
Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder : A Books on Prescription Title
Oxford University Press

Egan, Sarah.
Overcoming Perfectionism
Constable & Robinson

Spada, Marcantonio
Overcoming Problem Drinking
New Harbinger Publications

Butler, Gillian
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness : A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Robinson Publishing

Safi, Omid
Progressive muslims : on justice, gender and pluralism

Potter-Efron, Ronald
Rage : A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Explosive Anger
Guilford Press

Russ Harris
The Reality Slap: How to Find Fulfilment When Life Hurts
Constable & Robinson 

Davis, Martha; Eshelman, Elizabeth Robbins; Fanning, Patrick
Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
Oxford University Press

Lukas, Christoper; Seiden, Henry M
Silent Grief : Living in the Wake of Suicide
New Harbinger Publications    

Wertheimer, Alison
A special scar : the experiences of people bereaved by suicide

Neil Fiore
Summary: The Now Habit
Primento Digital

Chrissoula Andreou and Mark White
The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Marziller, John
The trauma therapies
Oxford University Press

Weisaeth, Lars; van der Kolk, Bessel A.; McFarlane, Alexander C.
Traumatic Stress : The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society
Guilford Press

Redfield, Jamison, Kay
An unquiet mind : a memoir of moods and madness

Maxine Aston
What Men with Asperger's Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Abrams, Rebecca
When Parents Die : Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent
New Harbinger Publications

Kaye, Sanford
Writing under pressure : the quick writing process
Oxford University Press 

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