ADULTS.

Our Recommendations.

For the majority of adults today, we grew up in a world where children were only supposed to be seen and not heard, anything related to mental health was rooted in stigma and there was certainly no reference to it during our years in school. Thankfully this is changing (slowly) and it is never too late to start investing in yourself and your mental health. Our advice is to be where you are now. We hope the resources below will be a starting point for you.
If you feel you need further support then please check out our Services and urgent help pages also. Take care.

 

Books
  • Emotional Resilience – Dr. Harry Barry *
  • Jump – Daniella Moyles *
  • My Mate Jeffrey – Niall Breslin *
  • Bonus Time – Brian Pennie *
  • Commit – Enda McNulty *
  • Persona Medusa: A Tale of Selective Mutism & Social Anxiety by D.J. Sharry *
  • Owning It Your Bullsh*t Free Guide to Living with Anxiety by Caroline Foran *
  • Mind Full: Unwreck Your Head, De-Stress Your Life by Dermot Whelan *

* denotes Irish authors

 

  • Permission to Feel – Marc Brackett
  • Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
  • Rising Strong – Brene Brown
  • Set Boundaries: Find Peace – a guide to reclaiming yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • You’re not Listening – Kate Murphy
  • The Chimp Paradox – Prof Steve Peters
  • The Polyvagal Theory – Stephen W. Porges
  • The Power of Now – Eckart Tolle
  • A Compassionate Mind – Paul Gilbert
  • Burnout: Solve Your Stress Cycle – Emily & Amelia Nagoski
Trauma / ACE's Related (Books)
  • What Happened to You – Oprah Winfrey & Dr. Bruce Perry
  • The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk
  • When the Body Says No – Gabor Mate
  • The Boy who was Raised as a Dog – Dr. Bruce Perry
  • The Deepest Well – Dr. Nadine Burke Harris* denotes Irish authors
Mindfulness & Well-being (Books)
  • Untamed – Glennon Doyle
  • Wherever you go there you are – Jon Kabat Zinn
  • Full Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat Zinn
  • The 5 Minute Plan – Dr Rangan Chaterjee
  • Morning – Allan Jenkins
  • The 4 Pillar Plan – Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  • The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Riz
  • What I know for sure – Oprah Winfrey
  • Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Into the Magic Shop – Dr. James R. Doty
  • You can heal your life – Louise Hay
  • The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse – Charlie Macksey
Podcasts
  • Where is my Mind? Podcast – Niall Breslin *
  • The Keith Walsh Podcast *
  • Journeying by Dr. Dee Duffy *
  • The Pat Divilly Podcast *
  • How To Fall Apart by Liadan Hynes *
  • The Blindboy Podcast *
  • Sea-Related Podcasts
  • Oceans of Learning *
  • All Things Considered by Amelia Cullen – The Science of the Sea *
  • Newstalk – Alive & Kicking with Clare McKenna – Ireland’s Healing Waters *
  • Brené Brown
    • Unlocking Us
    • Dare to Lead
  • Supersoul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey
    • Dr. Maya Angelou
    • Dr. Bruce Perry + many more
  • We Can Do Hard Things by Glennon Doyle
  • How to Fail by Elizabeth Day
  • Feel Better Live More with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
    #92 – How To Make Lifestyle Changes That Will Last
    #119 Esther Perel: Relationships and How They Shape Us
    #121 Peter Crone: How To Break Free From The Limitations Of Your Mind
  • Alcohol-Related Podcasts
    • Rich Roll Podcast #444 Andy Ramage on Creating ‘The One Year No Beer’ movement.
    • One Year No Beer Podcast
    • This Naked Mind by Annie Grace
    • All things Considered by Amelia Cullen –
  • How to Socialise Again
  • Under the Skin
    • #053 with Gabor Maté – Damaged Leaders Rule and Addicted World
    • #85 with Brene Brown Vulnerability and Power
  • Magic Lessons Podcast – Elizabeth Gilbert

* denotes Irish authors

Ted Talks
  • Every Conversation Can Change a Life | Pat Divilly *
  • The Power of Vulnerability |Brené Brown
  • How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal
  • Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are | Amy Cuddy
  • Every person has infinite worth | Dr. Kent Hoffman
  • Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth
  • The Power of Introverts | Susan Cain
  • Taming and Tending your Meerkat Brain | Jane Evans (youtube)
  • The Window of Tolerance Animation | Beacon House (Youtube)
  • Why Design Should Include Everyone | Sinead Burke *

* denotes Irish speaker

Courses

Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization
Positive Psychology: Well-being for life. Master strategies and tools that enable individuals and organizations to thrive
Link: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/positivepsychology

Bal-A-Vis X – (highly recommend)
Regular Bal-A-Vis-X (R-BAVX) is a series of BALance, Auditory, VISion, eXercises of varied complexity, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm.
For: Individuals, parents, teachers, OT’s, SNA’s, therapists
Link:
EU – https://www.brightbrain-scotland.co.uk/
US – bal-a-vis-x.com