3 Unique Self-help Books You Won’t Find in Your Local Bookstore That Are Worth a Read

When psychologist/ photographer Brian Flynn watched people walking along the stony shores of Campobello Island, Canada, he observed people’s fascination and connection with beach stones on the Many of the island’s beaches. Visitors spend time walking silently on the beaches, seldom looking up from the stones underfoot. Periodically, beachcombers stoop down, pick up stones, examine them, and place them in their pockets. This often goes on for hours. At the end of the day, they proudly display their treasures for whomever will look. Seldom has a visitor left without a bag full of stones to display or add to their collection.

“The Wisdom of Stones” his first book, set about to include fine photography and inspirational text intended to provoke thought, promote reflection, and engender connections between people and their environment.

In Dr. Flynn’s second book, “The Voices of Stones”, again he is able to communicate the powerful lessons learned in his many years as a trauma psychologist. His life’s work has taken him to the locations of some of the country’s most tragic events — events such as the shootings at Columbine High School, numerous hurricanes, floods, and fires, the bombings in Oklahoma City, and the attacks of 9/11. In the unique format of “The Voices of Stones,” Flynn shares the lessons learned from decades of being with individuals, families, and communities in their darkest hours. The stones give voice to his wisdom as they speak to all of us.

“The Voices of Stones” is a unique and compelling journey. In its pages we follow an old man returning to walk stone beaches while we listen in on his dialogue with the stones that cover those beaches. These are not frivolous conversations. The old man asks the stones to speak to him about the pain of loss and the search for hope. In this dialogue the old man finds hope and gains new perspective on the world and his place in it.

This book resonates with those who face loss of all types, and are reminded that they are not alone and that recovery and hope is possible.

In the United States alone, more than 22 million people are addicted to alcohol and other drugs, for every individual with this disposition, there are four or more family members or friends directly involved with their loved one’s substance abuse issues.

Reclaim Your Life: You and the Alcoholic/Addict by Carole Bennett, MA, was written for the millions of people who struggle with the heartache, frustration, confusion, and resentment, and who urgently seek help as they navigate the murky waters of addiction. This reader-friendly guide teaches specific communication tools that empower you to implement confident boundaries. Reclaiming your respect, dignity, and peace of mind are achievable goals through the theories, concepts, and case studies this book offers.

These are just a few of the self-help books published by, and available from, Sea Hill Press. Check out our Self help section to learn more.

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