Oasis Counseling & Educational Services Recommended Resources

Anxiety:
‘Anxiety is stress or intense worry that can come from any incident that makes you feel frustrated, angry or nervous’.
www.adaa.org: The Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
ADAA is a U.S. non profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and improving the diagnosis of Anxiety and Depression. It provides information and support for patients and healthcare professionals, with detail of conditions and lists of resources.
‘Attacking Anxiety and Depression’ and ‘From Panic to Power’ – Lucinda Bassett

Depression:

www.healthcentral.com: Depression in Teenagers
‘Choice Beating Depression; Teens find Light at the end of the Tunnel’ – Faye Zucker and Joan Huebl. (Scholastic book)

Effective Communication:

www.loveisrespect.org: Learn about Healthy Communication in Relationships
www.helpguide.org: Effective Communication; improving Communication skills.
‘Five Habits of highly Effective Communicators’ – Forbes

Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

‘ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a condition that affects the areas of the brain that help us to control impulses, concentrate, and organize. Studies have shown that it can be treated with medicine, therapy, and other support’.
‘Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program that Allows you to See and Heal the 6 types of ADD’ – Dr. Daniel Amen.

Parenting:

‘The Five Love Languages of Children’ by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

Anger Management:  

‘Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion. This brochure is meant to help you understand and control anger’.
www.apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx: Controlling Anger…Before it Controls You.
Anger management: Tips and Techniques for Getting Anger under Control.
www.angriesout.com/grown18.htm: Anger can be a Cover up for Guilt, Shame and Vulnerability.

Grief:

‘Grief is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.
Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away.[1] Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship.[2] Loss can be categorized as either physical or abstract,[3] the physical loss being related to something that the individual can touch or measure, such as losing a spouse through death, while other types of loss are abstract, and relate to aspects of a person’s social interactions’.[4]
www.Grief.com: Because Love never Dies

Relationships & Marriage:

‘All relationships require work–the work of communication, compromise, and compassion. When a relationship seems to require more work than the partners can offer on their own, but there is a desire to maintain the relationship, a couple may seek professional assistance. People may also seek relationship counseling for premarital counseling, parenting issues, changes in the nature of the relationship (regarding monogamy and other commitments, for instance), divorce counseling, terminal illness of one partner, and many other reasons’.
The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman

Spirituality:

The Christ Is Born In You: Wisdom Teachings From Jesus – Kim Michaels
Addictions & Recovery:
www.alcoholicsanonymous.com: Alcoholics Anonymous
www.dallasal-anon.org: Dallas Al-anon
www.celebraterecovery.com: Celebrate Recovery
 Hope for Today: 12 Step Literature
Co-dependents Guide to the Twelve Steps – Melody Beattie

Suicide Prevention:

www.sprc.org/files/Teens.pdf: Teen Suicide Prevention.