Recommended Readings

Addiction and Recovery:

  • Patrick Carnes -  A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps

  • Anne M. Fletchm - Sober for Good

Anger:

  • Thomas J. Harbin -  Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men

  • Harriet Lerner - The Dance of Anger: A Women’s Guide

Anxiety:

  • Edmund J. Bourne -  The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Bipolar Disorder:

  • Kay Redfield Jamison -  An Unquiet Mind

The Brain:

  • Daniel G. Amen -  Change your Brain, Change your Life

  • Daniel J. Siegel -  The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Communication:

  • Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • Marshall B. Rosenberg -  Non-violent communication: A Language of Life

Couples, Relationships, Intimacy Issues:

  • Harville Hendrix -  Getting the Love you Want: A Guide for Couples

  • Harriet G. Lerner - The Dance of Intimacy

  • Stephen A. Mitchell -  Can Love Last?:  The Fate of Romance Over Time

  • Daphne Rose Kingma - Coming Apart: Why Relationships End & How to Live Through

  • David M. Schnarch -  Passionate Marriage:  Love, Sex & Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships

Death and Dying:

  • Elizabeth Kubler-Ross -  On Death and Dying

  • Irvin D. Yalom -  Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death

Depression:

  • Wayne Katon, E. Ludman, G. Simon -  The Depression Helpbook

  • Thomas Marra -  Depressed and Anxious

  • Andrew Solomon -  The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Eating Disorder:

  • Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn -   Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery

  • Sylvia Haskvitz -  Eat by Choice Not by Habit: Practical Skills for Creating a Healthy Relationship with your Body And Food

  • Geneen Roth -  When Food is Love

  • Green Roth -  Feeding the Hungry Heart

Parenting:

  • Claudia Black – Straight Talk

  • Jean I. Clarke -  How Much is Enough?

  • Adele Faber - How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk

  • Mary Pipher – Reviving Ophelia:  Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

  • Daniel J. Siegel -  Parenting from the Inside Out

  • Ron Taffel – Parenting by Heart:  How to Stay Connected to Your Child in a Disconnected World

Personal Growth:

  • Viktor E. Frankl -  A Man’s Search for Meaning

  • Alice Miller – The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

  • Nancy J. Napier – Recreating Your Self:  Building Self Esteem

Sexual Abuse:

  • Ellen Bass & Laura Davis - The courage to Heal

  • Laura Davis - The Courage to Heal Workbook

Somatic Abolitionism 

  • Resmaa Menakem- My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

  • Resmaa Menakem- The Quaking of America

Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):

  • Judith L. Herman - Trauma and Recovery

  • Peter A. Levine -  Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

  • Peter Levine & Maggie Kline – Trauma-Proofing your Child