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Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Self Reflection books.

1. Soul Therapy: A 365 day journal for self exploration, healing and reflection (2018)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should ReadSoul Therapy is a daily, interactive journal designed to aid you in self exploration, healing, and reflection. Featuring 365 days of thought provoking prompts, inspiring quotes, open-ended questions, daily practices, and motivational soul food with room for writing, this journal is the ultimate tool for personal growth.The countless positive benefits you will receive from this journal will transform your life. To name a few, journaling is the ultimate positive habit to add into your daily routine. Taking a few moments in the day for reflection will help you stay grounded, present, and in touch with…
Author(s): Positive Soul, Jacqueline Kademian

2. Practice You: A Journal (2017)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should ReadWhen the way forward seems uncertain, where can we turn for guidance we can trust? For yoga luminary, meditation teacher, and artist Elena Brower, the answer has always been close at hand. “Whenever I’ve needed direction, strength, or centering, I’ve so often turned to my own journals. Why? Because many of the answers we seek are found within ourselves.” Now, for those compelled to the pen and page, Elena invites us to gather our own wisdom through writing, self-inquiry, and reflection. Practice You is a portable sacred sanctuary to record our flashes of…
Author(s): Elena Brower

3. Question Your Life: Naikan Self-Reflection and the Transformation of our Stories (2017)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should ReadWhen we travel, we have limited space in our bags. We try to take only what’s important and leave the rest behind. We would be wise to treat our stories the same way. We carry around our stories in our mind and heart. Some of these stories don’t serve us very well. They weigh us down. The renowned Indian pandita, Aryadeva, said, “To merely question that things might not be as they seem can shake the very foundation of habitual clinging.” Pythagoras questioned whether the earth was flat. Aristotle questioned whether the earth was flat. This questioning spirit changed the way we understand…
Author(s): Gregg Krech

4. 52 Weeks of Self Reflection (2016)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should ReadThis reflective journal will provide the inspiration you need to ignite self-reflection through writing. Each week you will be introduced to a new topic that you will either reflect on immediately or incorporate throughout your week, and reflect at the close of the week. No matter your goal, you will have a clear, refreshing reflection of self at the completion of your 52 weeks….
Author(s): Erika R Dawkins

5. The 365 Self-Discovery Journal: One Year Of Reflection, Development & Happiness (Writing Journals To Write In For Women And Men) (2018)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should ReadSimply The Best Daily Journal With Guided Prompts. If you want to master self-improvement on a daily basis The 365 Self-Discovery Journal is the perfect choice. This book has helped thousands discover new ideas, challenge old beliefs & unlock your secret potential. It’s an inspirational and well-designed journal with a new self-discovery question every day. Created by 21 Exercises, experts when it comes to making guided journals, this book combines a no-nonsense approach with deep & honest self-reflection questions. If you’re looking for…
Author(s): 21 Exercises

6. Experiencing CBT from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists (Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Guides for Psychotherapists) (2015)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should ReadEngaging and authoritative, this unique workbook enables therapists and students to build technical savvy in contemporary CBT interventions while deepening their self-awareness and therapeutic relationship skills. Self-practice/self-reflection (SP/SR), an evidence-based training strategy, is presented in 12 carefully sequenced modules. Therapists are guided to enhance their skills by identifying, formulating, and addressing a professional or personal problem using CBT, and reflecting on the experience. The book's large-size format makes it easy to use the 34 reproducible worksheets and forms. Purchasers also get access to a…
Author(s): James Bennett-Levy , Richard Thwaites , et al.

7. The Mindfulness Journal: Daily Practices, Writing Prompts, and Reflections for Living in the Present Moment (2017)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should Read: It’s easy to feel worried when you’re surrounded by negativity and headlines full of bad news. With The Mindfulness Journal, you can build a stress-reducing habit that makes you appreciate every single day. : The Mindfulness Journal provides 365 daily writing prompts divided into 52 weekly mindfulness topics. This gives you seven days to fully immerse yourself in each topic. Also the prompts are unique enough so you’ll never feel bored while journaling. These prompts are fun, engaging, and will help you gain an appreciation for the world around you. : Each prompt is on its own separate page, so you’ll have lots of room for reflection…
Author(s): Barrie Davenport, S.J. Scott

8. Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection (2001)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should ReadDrawing on Eastern tradition, Naikan (“nye-kahn”) is a structured method for intensely meditating on our lives, our interconnections, our missteps. Through Naikan we develop a natural and profound sense of gratitude for blessings bestowed on us by others, blessings that were always there but went unnoticed. This collection of introductory essays, parables, and inspirations explains what Naikan is and how it can be applied to life and celebrations throughout the year. is Executive Director of the ToDo Institute, a Naikan education and retreat center near Middlebury,…
Author(s): Gregg Krech

9. Being Present: A Book of Daily Reflections (2015)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should ReadThis is a simple book, meant to make your life more peaceful, more rewarding, and more awakened. It has one purpose: to give readers an opportunity to be in the moment once a day, every day.Being Present is: Longtime therapist and meditator David Kundtz gives you permission not to fret about whether you’re getting your meditation practice right or not. It’s right. The whole purpose of your meditation is to show up as awake and aware as possible to your everyday life. He reminds us that the reason to meditate is not simply to experience the peaceful moments of the meditation time, but also to maintain…
Author(s): David Kundtz

10. Experiencing ACT from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists (Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Guides for Psychotherapists) (2019)

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should ReadFrom leading acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) practitioners, this experiential training workbook invites therapists to broaden and strengthen their ACT skills through deep engagement with ACT theory and techniques. Through a systematic process, readers learn how to effectively apply ACT to a personal or professional challenge and reflect on the experience. Fifteen step-by-step modules are illustrated with vivid examples from the authors' own SP/SR journeys. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 17 reproducible worksheets and…
Author(s): Dennis Tirch, Laura R. Silberstein-Tirch, et al.

Best Self Reflection Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some self reflection books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

Author(s): Jia Tolentino
Publisher: Random House, Year: 2019, Size: 898 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2397094

Experiencing ACT from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists

Author(s): Dennis Tirch; Laura R. Silberstein-Tirch; R. Trent Codd; Martin J. Brock; M. Joann Wright
Publisher: The Guilford Press, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2403859

Experiencing Schema Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists

Author(s): Joan M. Farrell, Ida A. Shaw, Wendy T. Behary, Jeffrey E. Young
Publisher: The Guilford Press, Year: 2018, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2162388

Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense

Author(s): scott crow, Ward Churchill
Publisher: PM Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2197243

Experiencing Compassion-Focused Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists

Author(s): Russell L. Kolts et al.
Publisher: The Guilford Press, Year: 2018, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2211885

Experiencing CBT from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists

Author(s): James Bennett-Levy PhD MPhil, Richard Thwaites DClinPsy, Beverly Haarhoff PhD, Helen Perry MA, Christine A. Padesky PhD
Publisher: The Guilford Press, Year: 2015, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1309706

Self-Leadership in Social Work: Reflections from Practice

Author(s): Bill McKitterick
Publisher: Policy Press, Year: 2015, Size: 949 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1437627

Finding time for your self : a spiritual survivor's workbook : 52 weeks of reflections and exercises for busy people

Author(s): de Llosa, Patty
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2080420

Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness: Values, Self-Reflection, Dialogue

Author(s): Andrii Krawchuk, Thomas Bremer (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1480161

Cognition Through Understanding: Self-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection: Philosophical Essays, Volume 3

Author(s): Tyler Burge
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1166118

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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