I’m going to try something new here.
I am going to go to my death with a giant heap of books I’ve not been able to read. In fact, if it weren’t for the Kindle, I might well go to my death UNDER a giant pile of books I’ve not been able to read. I’m aware there are lots of good resources I’m missing on. I don’t see this as a valid reason for everyone else missing out on them too, but I can’t personally recommend stuff I’ve not checked out.
In order to fix that, I’ve set up this blog page as an opportunity for people to post suggestions for any kind of resource (books, DVDs, training courses, podcasts, etc.) they’ve found useful. Anyone who feels that way inclined can post their suggestions in the comments. Only rule I’d like is “don’t push your own stuff”, because that’s not a offering a recommendation, that’s using this site for free marketing.
The format I think may work well (but you don’t have to stick to it) is:
- Title, author, link.
- Brief summary of what the thing is all about.
- What you got out of it.
- Anything else relevant.
So, for instance:
- “Removing the narcissistic malware course”, by Richard Grannon, link.
- From the website – “Topics Covered:
- How the narcissistic “shell” personality is formed.
- How narcissistic abuse manifests and the damage it does to the victim.
- How to overcome the types of issues from childhood that leave us “open” to narcissistic abuse.
- How to fully recover from abuse and the CPTSD it causes.
- How to “upgrade our mental software” and learn how to detect abusive types and protect ourselves from them.
- How to get on with and enjoy life after narcissistic abuse.”
- This is a live recording of a seminar. I found it both useful and user-friendly. Useful because it explains in very simple terms some of the incorrect and counterproductive beliefs that growing up or living with narcissists can leave us with, AND gives strategies for coping with and overcoming both the beliefs and their fallout. User-friendly because I can’t be having with sitting in front of a screen for hours on end, but I could listen to the seminars while doing stuff around the house (in that particular case, painting). I would NOT recommend listening to them while driving as the content is rather distracting.
- Richard also has a YouTube channel full of free videos. Although the free videos don’t cover all the material in the course, they are extremely useful on their own and can also give you an idea of whether his style of presentation is what you’re after.
Or something like that. It’s worth a try, I hope.
One thought on “A heap of good stuff.”
* Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry, Albert J. Bernstein, Ph.D., here.
* From the Amazon page:
“Emotional Vampires will help you cope effectively with the people in your life that confound you, confuse you, and seem to sap every ounce of your energy. Bestselling author Dr. Al Bernstein shows you how to recognize each vampire type–antisocial, histrionic, narcissists, obsessive-compulsives, paranoids–and deal with them effectively. He uses many examples from the latest news headlines, which will help you distinguish between the types and deepen your understanding of each one.”
* I enjoyed the stories and especially the concrete guidelines both for those who deal with emotional vampires but especially for any emotional vampires themselves who want to change.
* Long on practical advice, short on high-falutin’ theory.