Hey You! You’re Awesome!: Books to Help You Heal From Emotional Abuse - Part 1

         I love self-help books. Stories that encourage you, inspire you, help you heal of past hurts, make you analyze yourself and the world around you- and ultimately- motivate you to be the best version of yourself possible. They can validate you like a good therapist, convict you of where you’ve been wrong in a loving way like a well-meaning parent, and advice you on ways to make your life better from this moment on. They can be written by licensed counselors, spiritual leaders, professors, or even other inspiring “regular” people with lessons from their own lives to share.                                                                                       

          Because of this I love self-help and Christian Inspirational books and their related themed media. And if you’re reading this post or are on any of my sites or social media pages, then I have no doubt you are probably someone who appreciates them as well. We are kindred spirits. And I want to see the best for you. You are valuable, capable, and deserving of the best in life. It just might take some work and honest self-reflection to fully get there but that’s OK.                 

          Life is a journey. A long, often bumpy process to healing and self-fulfillment and I want to help make that transition as smooth as possible. By creating and promoting products and resources to encourage, inspire, empower, and remind you of your worth and value in this world.                                                                 

          I aim to create and share life affirming products and resources on here at www.affirmationsgiftshop.com & on my author site www.tiffanygrandmedia.com. I pray with my whole heart to encourage other people through this work. But honestly I haven’t always lived or believed it myself wholeheartedly because of my own wrong thinking and wounds of the past. Growing up, I felt like I always had to be my own cheerleader in life and had to proactively find ways to encourage myself through various media such as music, books, plays, films, and magazines in an attempt to pull myself out of my downward spirals of depression, anxiety, discouragement, and deep rooted anger and rejection issues.                                 

           Now, I would like to share some of the best, most life affirming and healing work that I have encountered on my journey or that I plan to dive into soon to reaffirm myself and help facilitate emotional and psychological healing for anyone else who has also struggled.                                                                                     

          This is a daily, monthly, annual process for sure. But that’s OK too. As Christian inspirational author Joyce Meyer says, “I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be. I’m OK and I’m on my way!”                 

           And so are you.                                                                                             

           So without further ado, here is a list of some great books to help you heal, learn of your worth, and reprogram your mental computer through affirmations, positive psychology, and other methodologies. Thanks for reading. You are awesome! You are beautiful, you are lovable, and you are healing even when you don't always feel it. Don’t ever forget that.

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1.) “Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame” by Beverly Engel

This book, my friends, is one I am VERY eager to dive into. Kind of wishing I discovered it sooner. Here's an excerpt from Amazon:

"Overcome your tendency toward self-blame, self-hatred, and self-destructiveness Learn self-nurturing and set effective limits to help you control your tendency to overeat, drink too much, overspend, and/or overwork Become the person you are meant to be by being more accepting of yourself... Learn to love who you see in the mirror with the breakthrough program found in Healing Your Emotional Self.." 

2.) “The Self-Love Workbook for Women”  by Megan Logan

I haven't begun this one yet but it is DEFINITELY one I will be going through shortly. Check it out below if you enjoy the workbook style of learning. 

"It's not always easy to treat ourselves with love and compassion--but the Self Love Workbook for Women is a simple first step. It's full of thought-provoking reflection and encouragement for women who want to build the confidence and self-esteem they need to take on the world..." 


3.) “Beauty for Ashes” by Joyce Meyer

I've read this book several times and each time it chips away and reveals to me something new. I highly recommend this book to any believer in Christ who seeking to understand emotional healing from a biblical (but straight forwardly written) perspective. Here's an excerpt from the description on Amazon:

"Isaiah 61 reveals that the Lord came to heal the brokenhearted. He wants to heal victims of abuse and emotional wounding. Joyce Meyer is a victim of the physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Yet today she has a nationwide ministry of emotional healing to others like herself. In Beauty for Ashes she outlines major truths that brought healing in her life and describes how other victims of abuse can also experience God’s healing in their lives. You will learn: * How to Deal with the Emotional Pain of Abuse * How to Understand Your Responsibility to God for Overcoming Abuse * Why Victims of Abuse Often Suffer from Other Addictive Behaviors * How to Grab Hold of God’s Unconditional Love * The Importance of God’s Timing in Working Through Painful Memories." 

 These are just a tiny fraction of the amazing resources out there to encourage you and help you heal from emotional wounds and reprogram your mental computer one day at a time. Follow me on social media and on the website @affirmationsgiftshop (www.affirmationsgiftshop.com) and on my author social media pages @tiffanygmedia (www.tiffanygrandmedia.com) for more great book and media recommendations coming soon!


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