Well-Read: Amber’s Book of the Month

Dr Amber Johnston is passionate about helping medical practitioners, researchers, and the general public understand the benefits and nuances of psychology and neuropsychological therapy. She likes to share her favorite books and resources as she continues her professional development to find the very best methods of psychology and treatment for her patients.

Read along with Amber as she continues to further her education and learn more about how you can continue working to create a healthy mind for yourself.

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  • Internal family systems
    March 2023

    Internal family systems

    by Richard Schwartz

    The authoritative presentation of internal family systems (IFS) therapy which is taught and practiced around the world. IFS reveals how the subpersonalities or parts of each individual’s psyche relate to each other like members of a family.

  • Atomic Habits
    February 2023

    Atomic Habits

    by James Clear

    Packed with evidence-based strategies, Atomic Habits will teach you how to make small changes that will transform your habits and deliver amazing results.

  • Living Beyond Your Pain
    January 2023

    Living Beyond Your Pain

    by Joanne Dahl

    This workbook is a valuable resource for those struggling with chronic pain.  It is packed with information and exercises to explain the concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in pain management treatment.  This resource could be used as a supplement to treatment but also offers enough guidance for you to try on your own to gain greater insight and understanding of your personal situation.  

  • Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To
    December 2022

    Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To

    by David Sinclair

    Written by a Harvard professor turned public figure, this book redefines ageing as a disease itself, not something that we should all simply accept.  This premise turns the face of medicine on its side, as the target of medical intervention could be revolutionised.  Heavy in science in the first part, the latter sections focus on the ethics of living longer, and what that means for the human responsibility to live better, healthier lifestyles. 

  • Period power
    November 2022

    Period power

    by Maisie Hill

    This is a book for women to help understand the major role of female hormones across our physical and emotional well-being.  Packed with humour and accessible science, this is a great read for anyone wanting insight into the incredible dance of an amazing system, and what it really means by “that time of the month.”  

  • The Science of Meditation
    October 2022

    The Science of Meditation

    by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson

    This book looks at why meditation has withstood thousands of years of humanity.  It explores the evidence behind meditation effects in both practical terms but also from perspectives of neurological change.  If you want to know why you should meditate, this is the book for you!