BOOKS.

Books We Recommend.

The following is a list of books we here at BeWell-DoWell personally recommend.
Mental health and well-being resources have come a long way from when we were children so it is wonderful to see now that we are spoilt for choice for both adults and children. That said it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start. We hope this list helps you on your way.

For Children (aged 3-6 years)
  • The Magic Moment – Niall Breslin *
  • Take Five – Niall Breslin *
  • The Chill Skill – Niall Breslin *
  • Mindfully Me Series – Louise Shanagher *
  • In My Heart – Jo Witek
  • Red Red Red – Polly Dunbar
  • Freya’s Funny Feeling – Samia Quddus
  • The Feelings Book – Todd Parr
  • ‘But Really…Adventures with a Difference’ – David King *
  • Only a Tree knows how to be a Tree – Mary Murphy *
  • Perfectly Norman – Tom Percival
  • I Like Myself – Karen Beaumont
  • The Lion Inside – Rachel Bright
  • The Koala who Could – Rachel Bright
  • Izzy Gizmo – Pip Jones
  • The Bucket Fillosophy – Carol McCloud

* denotes Irish authors

For Children (aged 6-11 years)
  • Under the Mask – Emma Cahill *
  • Break the Mould – Sinead Burke *
  • Self-Kindness For Kids: Whizzo-Voice To The Rescue! – Fiona Foreman *
  • It’s Ok to Cry – Molly Potter
  • Moody Cow Meditates – Kerry Lee Maclean
  • Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – Jane Evans
  • The Disappointment Dragon – K.I. Al Ghani
  • What to do when you worry too much – Dawn Heuber
  • My Inner Chimp (Managing Anger) – Prof. Steve Peters
  • Aroha’s Way – Craig Phillips
  • Let it Go – Craig Phillips

* denotes Irish authors

For Children Dealing with Grief
  • Rose – Sarah Woods *
  • Noodle loses Dad – Sarah Corbett Lynch *
  • The Goodbye Book – Todd Parr
  • The Invisible String – Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
  • Grandad’s Island – Benji Davies

* denotes Irish authors

For Teens
  • Breaking the Mould – Sinead Burke *
  • Quiet Power (Growing up in a world that won’t stop talking) – Susan Cain
  • Wolfpack – Abby Wambach
  • Outsmarting Worry – Dawn Heuber
  • The Red Tree – Shaun Tan
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens – Sean Covey
  • The Teenager Guide to Stress – Nicola Morgan
  • Blame my Brain – Nicola Morgan
  • Teen Breathe – teenbreathe.co.uk (Magazine)
  • Brainstorm – Dan Siegel

* denotes Irish author

For Adults
  • 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 – D.J. Sharry *
  • Owning It Your Bullsh*t Free Guide to Living with Anxiety – Caroline Foran *
  • Mind Full: Unwreck Your Head, De-Stress Your Life – Dermot Whelan *
  • Permission to Feel – Marc Brackett
  • Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
  • Rising Strong – Brene Brown
  • Dare to Lead – Brene Brown
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – 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

  • 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 & Wellbeing
  • 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
For Parents
  • Love In Love Out  – Dr. Malie Coyne *
  • Cop On – Colman Noctor *
  • Perfectly Imperfect Parenting – Dr. Mary O’Kane *
  • 15 Minute Parenting – Joanna Fortune *
  • 15 Minute Parenting : The Teenage years – Joanna Fortune *
  • Cotton Wool Kids – Stella O’Malley *
  • Bully-Proof Kids – Stella O’Malley *
  • The Whole Brain Child – Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • Parenting from the Inside Out – Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • Hold on to Your Kids – Gabor Mate
  • GRIT – Angela Duckworth
  • Scattered Minds (re ADHD) – Gabor Mate

* denotes Irish authors