Loriann Hoff Oberlin, MS has written ten non-fiction books and hundreds of articles for consumer publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, Parenting, Elegant Bride, Family Circle, Parents, Woman’s World and numerous others. Books provide supportive self-help.
In an effort to make sessions more effective and to lessen overall length of treatment (and costs), I do recommend reading between sessions and practicing specific new skills, especially in terms of relationship interactions, communication, and interpersonal connection. As long as your physician allows, exercise remains a great complement to mental health therapy. It helps to lessen anxiety and anger, improve mood, confidence, and self-esteem. Plus, it’s just good for your physical health as well.
You’ll see a few self-help suggestions on this page as adjuncts to therapy, client education, child/parent communication, sensory input/focus help, and maybe just fun or gift-giving. Some of these suggestions make excellent stocking stuffers, small or large gifts for special occasions. Links are provided to Overcoming Passive-Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career, and Happiness, The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child Is Out of Control, and Surviving Separation & Divorce. You’ll also spot women’s fiction—Letting Go: Book One of The Maryland Shores as well as Second Chances: Book Two of The Maryland Shores—written under Loriann’s pen name plus dozens of games, books, fidget toys, gifts, inspiration and relaxation. Find Kindle and other formats here. Visit the App Store or Google Play to read Kindle books for FREE on phones, tablets and computers.
Women’s Fiction Titles
Must-Read Gottman & Other Marriage Resources
Cool Feelings Fun for Kids: Think Stocking Stuffers, School Lockers & Emotion Expression
It’s Hard to Stay Frustrated When Creative
Gifts That Make Parent/Child Communication Fun
School Focus • Fidget Aids • Sensory Input During Homework
More Fidget Toys & Relaxation Fun
Learning About Family Systems Improves Relationships
Helping Kids Stay Organized
Middle Schooler & Young Adult Favorites
To Help Through Winter Doldrums
Writing Resources & Learning Aids
The Power of Positivity & Learning Fun
Escapes Meant Especially for Her
Teaching Children Boundaries & Personal Safety
Other Useful Recommendations