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Links & Resources | Books

This is a list of books over a range of subjects which we hope you will find informative and either comforting or challenging or both. The list is not exhaustive and some books may fall into more than one category. Journal articles have not been included in this list, as keeping them up to date is too time consuming. If you are interested in finding further resources feel free to contact us and we will try to help.

Please note that Baobab Centre does not necessarily agree with the views given in any of these resources.

Books concerning philosophy and self development;

  • Buber, M. (1958) I and Thou Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark
  • Bunzl, R. (2008) In search of thinking Sophia Books: East Sussex
  • Buzan, T. (2001) Headstrong London: Harper Collins
  • Cathcart, T. And Klein, D. (2007) Plato and a Platypus walk into a Bar  London: Penguin Books
  • Chopra, D. (1996) The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success New York: Bantam Press
  • Cox, G. (2010) How to be a Philosopher London: Continuum
  • Dalai Lama & Cutler, H.C. (1999) The Art of Happiness London: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Harrold, F. (2001) Be Your Own Life Coach Philadelphia: Coronet Books
  • Hanson, R. (2011) Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.
  • Horwitz, A.V. and Wakefield, J.C. The Loss of Sadness, How Psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Johnson, R.A. (1991) Owning your own shadow Harper Collins: New York
  • Jung, C.G. (1958) The undiscovered self  Routledge:  Abingdon, Oxon
  • Lindenfield, G. (1992) Assert Yourself London: Thorsons
  • Marinoff, L. (2003) The Big Questions London: Bloomsbury
  • Moncrieff, J. (2009) The Myth of the Chemical Cure Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pedler, M. and Boyell, T (1999) Managing Yourself London: Lemos & Crane
  • Progoff, I. (1975) At a Journal Workshop New York: Dialogue House
  • Rasmussen, P. R. (2010) The Quest to Feel Good New York: Routledge
  • Rinpoche, S. (2002) The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: A Spiritual Classic From One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West 10th ed. London: Rider and Co.
  • Scrivner, J. (2000) Detox Your Life  London: Judy Piatkus (Publishers) Ltd
  • Warburton, N. (2004) Philosophy, the basics London: Routledge
  • Zweig, C. and Abrams, J. (Eds.) (1991) Meeting the Shadow,  The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature New York: Penguin Group

Books concerning management and organisational life;

  • Adams, A. (1992) Bullying at Work – How to Confront and Overcome It London: Virago
  • Attwood, M. et al (2003) Leading Change: A Whole Systems Perspective Bristol: Policy Press
  • Bagshaw, M. (2000) Using Emotional Intelligence at Work Ely, Cambs: Fenman Training
  • Beer, J.E. and Stief, E. (1997) The Mediator’s Handbook Canada: New Society Publishers
  • Brown, B. ( 2013) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead New York: Penguin Books
  • Cain, S. (2012) Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking London: Viking
  • Cherniss, C. and Goleman, D. (Eds.) (2001) The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace San Francisco: Jossey Bass
  • Ciarrochi, J. Forgas, J.P. Mayer, J.D. (Eds.) (2001) Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life Hove, E. Sussex: Psychology Press
  • Fisher, W. and Ury, W. (1991)  Getting to Yes London: Business Books Ltd.
  • Goleman, D. (1996) Emotional Intelligence London: Bloomsbury
  • Goleman, D. (Narrator) (2003) Destructive Emotions and How to Overcome Them: A Dialogue with The Dalai Lama London: Bloomsbury
  • Goleman, D. Boyatzis, R. and McKee, A. (2002) The New Leaders: Transforming the Art of Leadership into the Science of Result London: Little Brown
  • Heifetz, R. A. and Linsky, M. (2002) Leadership on the Line Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press.
  • Hirschhorn, L. (1990) The Workplace Within, Psychodynamics of Organizational Life London: The MIT Press
  • Leadbeater, C. ( 2009) We Think Profile Books: London
  • Mann, S. (2004) Anger Management in a Week London: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Montgomery, C. (2012) The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs New York: Harper Business
  • Moore, M. H. (1995) Creating Public Value Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  • Pedler, M. et al (2001) A Manager's Guide to Self-Development (4th Ed) Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill
  • Pedler, M. et al (2003) A Managers Guide to Leadership Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill
  • Peltier, B. (2001) The Psychology of Executive Coaching New York: Brunner-Routledge
  • Potter-Efron, R. & Potter-Efron, P. (1995) Letting Go of Anger Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications
  • Rayner, C. Hoel, H. and Cooper, C.L. (2002) Workplace Bullying London and New York: Taylor and Francis
  • Rennie Peyton, P. (2003) Dignity at Work Hove, E. Sussex: Brunner-Routledge
  • Tehrani, N. (ed.) (2001) Building a Culture of Respect: Managing Bullying at Work London: Taylor Francis
  • Ury, W. (1991) Getting Past No London: Business Books ltd.
  • Wagner, A. (1991) The Transactional Manager How to Solve People Problems With Transactional Analysis Denver, Co: T.A. Communications Inc.
  • Zimbardo, P. (2007) The Lucifer Effect Rider: London

Books concerning Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Berne, E. (1966) What Do You Say After You Say Hello? New York: Oxford University Press
  • Egan, G. (2002) The Skilled Helper: A Problem Management and Opportunity Development Approach to Helping 7th ed Belmont CA: Brook/Cole
  • Howe, D. (2012) Empathy: What it is and Why it Matters. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Jacobs, M. (1999) Psychodynamic Counselling in Action (2nd ed.) London: Sage
  • Jacoby, H.  (Ed.) (2009) House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies  Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, Series Editor W. Irwin, John Wiley and Sons Inc: Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Kahn, M. (1991) Between Therapist and Client: The New Relationship New York: Freeman and Co.
  • Keeran, D. (2012) Learn Empathy Building Skills For Caring Vancouver: CMHC
  • Krznaric, R. (2014) Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution United Kingdom: Rider & Co.
  • Mason, P. (2010) Stop Walking on Eggshells. Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder 2nd ed. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications
  • Mearns, D. and Thorne, B. (1999) Person-Centred Counselling in Action London: Sage
  • Mickel, E. (2005) Africa Centered Reality Therapy and Choice Theory Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, Inc.
  • Progoff, I. (1975) At a Journal Workshop New York: Dialogue House
  • Rogers, C.R. (1961) On Becoming a Person Boston:Houghton Mifflin
  • Rowan, J. (1990) Subpersonalities: The People Inside Us. London: Routledge
  • Swartz, L., Gibson, K., Gelman, T.  (2002) Reflective Practice: Psychodynamic Ideas in the Community Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council Publishers
  • Trower, T., Casey,A. and Dryden, W. (1988) Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling in Action London: Sage
  • Van de Riet, V., Korb, M.P. and Gorrell, J.J. (1980) Gestalt Therapy: An Introduction New York: Pergamon
  • Van Deurzen, E. (1998) Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy Chichester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
  • Van Deurzen, E. (2002) Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice (2nd ed.) London: Sage
  • Yalom, I. D. (1989) Love’s Executioner and other Tales of Psychotherapy Harmondsworth: Penguin
  • Yalom, I. D. (2012) The Spinoza Problem New York: Basic Books


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