It's 2024, and let's face it— modern blokes are slowly getting the picture they need to look after themselves in more ways than pumping some weights! If you're a guy who's keen to dive into the realms of self-reflection, or simply curious about understanding the noggin a little better, you're in the right place!
We've put together 5 books that are well known across the world. These aren't really 'self-help' books, just think of them as a bible of info that'll equip you to be a better bloke in one way or another.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Trauma comes in all forms, from near-death experiences to unexpected loss. In this book, author Dr. Bessel van der Kolk examines recent scientific findings and uses human stories to demonstrate how trauma impacts both the mind and the body.
Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions
Actor and comedian Russell Brand isn’t a mental health professional, but if you’ve dealt with addiction, it can be helpful to relate to experiences from other individuals. In this book, Brand opens up about what he’s learned in overcoming drug, sex and alcohol addictions, among others, with humor and compassion.
It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle
Author Mark Wolynn is known as an expert within the mental health world when it comes to the subject of inherited family trauma. In this book, he examines how trauma experienced by relatives can be passed down to younger family members, leading to patterns of depression, anxiety and other conditions.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Whether you’re experiencing burnout or struggle with being disorganized, or you simply want to live your life with more intention, this book will help you work toward sustainable balance in life, set realistic end goals and negotiate in a way that will allow you to work effectively with others.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies For Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, And Worry
In this book, Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D. examines the concept of mindfulness by providing a guide of 10 strategies for improving mental health. These tools include things like identifying negative thoughts and symptoms of anxiety of depression through manageable steps to effectively deal with them.
Kick start your new year by doing a little bit of work on yourself and we promise it'll make you a stronger blokes for yourself and the people around you!
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