Walter Riso

ITALY, 1951

Walter Riso was born in Naples (Italy) and lives in Barcelona and Latin America. He has a Doctorate in Psychology specializing in Cognitive Therapy and earned a Master's in Bio-Ethics. For the past thirty years he has worked as a clinical psychologist, a practice that he alternates with higher education and the publication of scientific and educational works in different media, many of which have proved very successful among readers.
His books have been translated into more than ten languages. They seek to offer a vaccination against human suffering, proposing healthier approaches to different aspects of living.

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By Walter Riso

  • Overcoming Adversity

    SELF-HELP, 2020

    How to deal with stressful events, learn from them and come out stronger. Adversity is difficult and stressful. It puts our ability to adapt to the test. But if we can process the suffering...

  • The courage to be who you are (even if you might not like it)

    SELF-HELP, 2020

    A guide for rebels who love their individuality This book is founded in a basic principle: in order to grow as a person you have to be, more than anything, free inside; to think, feel and act...

  • I’m sick of you

    SELF-HELP, 2019


  • A thousand loves

    SELF-HELP, 2019

    In addition to being a renowned psychologist and sought-after conference speaker, Walter Riso is a great author of aphorisms. Every day, thousands of readers look for his phrases on Twitter and...

  • Pizzeria Vesubio

    NOVEL, 2018

    A recipe for an unforgettable novel: Take some family dough, knead by hand and add the following ingredients in generous quantities: love, humour, secrets, betrayal, nonsense, minor dramas and...

  • Now that I’ve said goodbye, how do I forget you?

    SELF HELP, 2016

    A guide to ridding your ex from your head and your heart. Some people and relationships leave an indelible mark. It's as though they've got tangled up in our DNA; the very essence of who we...

  • Wonderfully Imperfect, Scandalously Happy

    SELF HELP, 2015

    Many people are the victims of what Walter Riso called irrational perfectionist mandates or ‘successful anti-values'. These mandates seek to place us in the ‘top rank of men and women'...

  • The Right To Say No

    SELF HELP, 2015

    Why are we afraid of refusing certain requests? Why do we submit to the desires of others? Is it that we think that our self-esteem is less important than satisfying others? The right to say no is...

  • In Love or Enslaved

    SELF-HELP. 2013.

    Emotional Liberation means taking the reins of one's own emotional life, even when you're in a relationship and thus avoiding the useless suffering and heartache that prevent us from being who we...

  • Peace of Mind Without Anesthesia

    SELF-HELP, 2012

    How to free yourself of everything that holds you back and prevents you from achieving wellbeing. " If you think that something or someone is indispensable for your happiness, you have a...

  • Fall in Love With Yourself

    SELF-HELP, 2012

    A great book that describes and teach us the art of loving ourselves without becoming selfish or egomaniac persons.  Since we are little, we learn to take care of ourselves: to brush our...

  • Emotional Wisdom

    SELF HELP, 2009

    These pages constitute a call to restore the balance between body and mind through an emphasis on one of our most valuable resources, which today has become increasingly ignored and...

  • Manual for Not Dying of Love

    SELF-HELP, 2011

    Don't suffer for love, go on afective strike! Be in peace with solitude and with the necessity to love above all and to all price. Rescue your own love, your first love from which the others...

  • The Art of Being Flexible

    SELF-HELP, 2010

    Is mental inflexibility or hardness an illness? It would seem so. Modern research clearly indicates that processing information in a way that is closed and resistant to change not only generates a...

  • Philosophy for everyday life

    SELF-HELP, 2009

    Philosophy for everyday life pretends to recover and actualize some basic principles of philosophy in order to understand this science as a practical psychology that is born from the capacity...

  • The Limits of Love

    SELF-HELP, 2009

    In a culture in which too much emphasis has been placed on an unlimited commitment to love, our relationships have become our principle means of self-expression. Exaggerated sentimentalism means...

  • Love, Don't Suffer

    SELF HELP, 2009

    Love is the most overwhelming and vital emotion of human existence. To give it up is to live without intensity, it is to give up living. So why do we suffer so for love? This book is a serious and...

  • Highly Dangerous Love

    SELF-HELP, 2008

    We err far too often when it comes to selecting a partner.  We put too much faith in love and its supposed virtues, and for that reason we very often do not realize who our potential...

  • Love or Dependency?

    SELF-HELP, 2008

    Emotional dependency on one's partner will result, sooner or later, in suffering and depression.  Millions of people are victims of inadequate relationships, yet they don't know what to do...

  • What Every Woman Should Know about Men

    SELF HELP, 2008

    Can men love? And do they know how to? What are the psychological weaknesses of men? What effect do they have on men’s sex lives? What do men think of women? Why do men find it so difficult...

  • Think Well, Feel Well

    SELF HELP, 2008

    The premise of this book is that if we think better, we’ll act and feel better. But how can one think better and get beyond the irrationality that causes us so much harm? As a therapist, the...

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