Health and well-being are so important for all that work in social care so I decided to go for it and see if I could come up with a top 10 self-help books to give as gifts. We have found in working with those that care for others, they are not always good at putting themselves first and ensuring their own health and well-being are prioritised. Those in families caring for someone with a disability need care too, so this list is for you.
They range from the obvious such as Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s Invitation to the childrens book: A Wizard of Earthsea, which charts a young mans journey to discover and name his shadow. In between are those based on the course in miracles, the work of the family therapist John Bradshaw and some psychosynthesis with Piero Ferrucci.
What I have discovered in the charitable world is that people carry a lot on their shoulders.