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Here is a list of recommended reading - most are available from amazon.co.uk; in which case a direct link is provided. Others are available direct from the author and/or from the IPA store. (Note: IPA store is currently under renovation. If you would like to order a title you may contact Steve Soifer via email).

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Shy Bladder Syndrome
George D. Zgourides, Joseph Himle, Steven Soifer

In the book, among other topics, Dr. Soifer describes a practice called desensitisation, or graduated exposure therapy. It is a process through which you learn to gradually expose yourself to (rather than AVOID) situations in which you cannot urinate. Considered the definitive book on the subject.
ISBN: 1572242272

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the IPA store

 

Curing Phobias, Shyness & Obsessive Compulsive
Disorders
Dr. Howard Liebgold

Also referred to as Phobease.This offers practical advice in treating social phobias, including paruresis. He also teaches classes and is a member of the IPA Advisory Board.

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Free 2 Pee: A Self Help Guide for Men with Paruresis
Dr. Christopher McCullough

Though geared towards the male audience, this book provides useful information on secondary paruresis and how to deal with it. In essence, you learn how to be comfortable BEING ANXIOUS.

the IPA store

 

Not Your Normal Family
Fiona Barrington

An autobiographical account of the difficulties of growing up and living as an undiagnosed Asperger Syndrome woman; Fiona also suffered from shy bladder until receiving therapy in her late teens. She went on to gain fulfilment by adopting two Down’s Syndrome boys. An inspirational read.

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Bathrooms Make Me Nervous: A Guidebook for Women with Urination Anxiety (Shy Bladder).
Carol Olmert

YouTube Article

"For more than 40 years, I suffered from a severe case. Almost every waking moment my attention was focused on everyday rituals - the when, where, how and whether I could urinate that day and the consequences of not being able to do so. When am I going to find that next safe bathroom? If I'm thirsty,can I risk drinking something now? As a result, I missed out on all kinds of life-affirming activities and opportunities. In short, my condition ran my life - it defined who I was to a large degree - and I felt very alone and isolated because of it. After many years of struggle, I have now completely recovered. As a result, my life has changed in many positive ways. I want to share my long journey with you through this book. In it I provide female and male paruretics - and those who treat and support them - with the wisdom that I and others have gained from our personal experiences with this condition."

Alibris

 

I'm OK You're OK
Thomas A Harris
ISBN: 0099552418

amazon

 

TA Today : A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Ian Stewart, Vann Joines
ISBN: 1870244001

amazon

 

Knots
RD Laing
ISBN: 03494717767

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Do You Really Love Me?
RD Laing
ISBN: 0140040870

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Laughter Therapy
Annette Goodheart
ISBN: 0936941057

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Brain Lock
Jeffrey Schwartz
ISBN: 0060987111

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