Recommended Psychology Books with LDS Authors


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Hey, can anyone recommend me any books with LDS authors that talk about psychology with a gospel perspective? I am specifically looking for books on full self-control using gospel principles, basic or advanced. Or heck, even a book that doesn't necessarily teach you but at least talks about such. I can't really find anything though...  Also something that mixes meditation with LDS principles would also be incredibly welcome and helpful.

I know "Matters of the Mind: Latter-day Saint Helps for Mental Illness", but that seems to be the only book on LDS psychology that I can find so far. I really really wish to learn to control my body and mind on an incredibly high level, but I really want to avoid getting into waters I maybe should have left alone. Or disturbing and using powers that maybe ought not to be used at all.

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The first one that pops to mind regarding self control by an LDS author is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

The next author that comes to mind is not LDS. James Allen wrote a lot about this topic. I don't agree with the entirety of his philosophy, but he does have some good ideas. He was a big fan of both Christianity and Buddhism and that really comes through in his writing. All his stuff is public domain, and you can read it free at this link: http://james-allen.in1woord.nl/

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Do a google search for Phil McLemore.  He has some YouTube videos, and a website http://meditatewithphil.com.  I have a friend (good, solid member) that recommends him.  I heard him speak once (on the internet).  He appears to be a good, faithful member of the church.  If I remember correctly, it was him that got me started with mediation.  

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Thanks everyone! I'll look into all these much more.

EDIT: I don't know why but the site, www.meditatewithphil.com kinda ticked me off. He won't give any information outside of you paying for it and there's no handy book I can just buy and be done with it. Furthermore, the course costs $45.00... The heck?

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4 hours ago, Awakened said:

Thanks everyone! I'll look into all these much more.

EDIT: I don't know why but the site, www.meditatewithphil.com kinda ticked me off. He won't give any information outside of you paying for it and there's no handy book I can just buy and be done with it. Furthermore, the course costs $45.00... The heck?

OH drats sorry about that.  I don't pay for it.  I just mentioned him because hearing him on a podcast was very helpful.  I'd link to the podcast instead, but I don't recommend the site where it was located, and don't want to promote it.  

How about this - Jon Kabot-Zinn is a doctor who uses meditation to help people manage chronic pain.  My point being that I don't think you have to worry about conflicting religious ideas with him.  He has several books, here is some basic info about him to get you started: http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php

I also like Father Thomas Keating (he's Catholic, not LDS) but I didn't think anything he shared conflicted with our beliefs.  He teaches about "Centering Prayer" which is basically meditation with the goal of being closer to God. 

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For those seeking therapy, psychologytoday.com has a "find a therapist" feature, that lets you filter for location and religion.  In the Seattle area I found one therapist who identified as LDS.  In the Salt Lake City area you would find around 2-dozen. 

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