Long-Term Life Patterns


Suggested readings about Long-Term Life Patterns. Return to main Reading List page.

Sink into Sleep: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Reversing Insomnia. (2013) by Judith R. Davidson. New York: Demos.

Gone are the old days when it was believed that the only way to overcome insomnia was to take pills. Also gone are the days when it was believed that all you had to do to overcome insomnia without pills was to follow a list of sleep hygiene rules like avoiding caffeine in the evening and avoiding daytime naps. This self-help book, by Ontario Psychologist Dr. Judith Davidson, uses a scientifically proven form of CBT known as CBT-I (cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia) to help the reader follow evidence based steps to getting a better sleep.


Boundaries. (1992) by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Written by two Psychologists from a Christian perspective, this is a helpful introduction to the concept of interpersonal boundaries.


Reinventing Your Life: How to Break Free from Negative Life Patterns and Feel Good Again. (1993) by J. Young and J. Klosko. New York: Plume.

This book takes a cognitive schema perspective and is particularly useful for people whose problems have been present since their teens. Sometimes people have long term ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that contribute to relationship problems, depression, and anxiety. The authors of this book help you to discover and break free from these negative life patterns. The eleven life traps they describe are abandonment, mistrust and abuse, emotional deprivation, social exclusion, dependency, vulnerability, defectiveness, failure, subjugation, unrelenting standards, and entitlement.