Therapist Blog Challenge #5Listing your most recommended books makes a quick and easy blog post and is a fantastic resource for website visitors

You know those books that you recommend to clients over and over again? Write  down a list of them, add a couple of sentences about why you like that book, and provide a link to purchase the book. That’s it. Easy, right? Just to make it even easier, here’s my top 10 list. As always, feel free to use some or all of the following on your own list.

Here’s my list of top 10 most recommended books

Marriage

1) Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson

2) And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives by John Gottman Ph.D. and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD

Parenting

3) Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, PhD & Joan Declaire

4) Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson & Ahsley Merryman

5) The Whold-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Seigel, MD

Relationships

6) Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul Mason MS, Randi Kreger

7) Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Seigel, MD & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

Self-Worth

8) The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown, PhD

9) Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthough Program to End Negative Behavior…and Feel Great Again by Jeffrey E. Young, PhD & Janet S. Klosko

10) Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Kristin Neff, PhD

Additional reminders about the 2013 blog challenge

    • Write and post your blog article in the next 2 weeks. If you miss the deadline or you read this article months later, that’s OK too.
    • Post a link for this blog challenge in the comment section of this blog post.
    • Read, comment, and share other therapist’s articles.
    • Tweet your post using hashtag #therapistblog and tag @julie_hanks so I can retweet it.
    • Pin it on the challenge Pinterest Board. I’ve invited everyone who posted a comment on the initial blog challenge post as collaborators so you can pin onto the group board.
    • Spread the word and invite mental health colleagues to join the challenge. Articles can be added anytime throughout the year.
    • Write no more than 600 words, make it easy to read, use a conversational tone, and gear your articles toward your ideal client (not other professionals).
    • The goal of a professional blog is to provide value to your website visitors, help them get to know your professional perspective, increase traffic to your private practice website, and build your practice.