Resources

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin

Here is a list of favorite resources covering a wide range of healing topics. Select book cover image and it will link you to Amazon.com for more information on each title. Feel free to share with others. Enjoy!

ANXIETY AND FEAR

“Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway- Dynamic Techniques for Turning Fear, Indecision, Anger Into Power, Action, and Love” by Susan Jeffers

Feel the Fear ... and Do It Anyway

ART THERAPY

“The Art Therapy Sourcebook” by Cathy Malchiodi

The Art Therapy Sourcebook

“Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children” edited by Cathy Malchiodi 2nd Edition (Just published with a chapter written by my colleague Madoka Urhausen, LMFT, ATR-BC)

“The Handbook of Art Therapy” 2nd Edition by Cathy Malchiodi   (More Clinical)

Handbook of Art Therapy, Second Edition

“Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience” Edited by Noah Hass-Cohen and Richard Carr  (More Clinical)

“Recovery of Your Inner Child” by Lucia Capacchione, PhD

ATTACHMENT, RELATIONSHIPS

“Attached. The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep Love.” by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind?and Keep?Love

BRAIN HEALTH* & FUNCTION

“Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter*

“The Female Brain” by Louann Brizendine

CBT (COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR THERAPY) HANDBOOK

“Mind Over Mood. Change How You Feel by Changing How You Think.” by Dennis Greenberger, Christine A. Padesky, Aaron T. Beck.

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think 

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY-SCHEMA THERAPY & EMOTIONAL REGULATION, MINDFULNESS

“Emotional Alchemy. How the Mind Can Heal the Heart” by Tara Bennett-Goleman

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CODEPENDENCE AND RELATIONSHIPS

“Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself” by Melody Beattie

DEPRESSION/ MINDFULNESS

“The Mindful Way Through Depression- Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness” by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn

DBT (DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY) HANDBOOK

“Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life. How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Put You In Control.” By Scott. E. Spradlin

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control

EMOTIONS, MOOD & NUTRITION*

“The Mood Cure. The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions Today” by Julia Ross*

GRIEF AND LOSS

“You Can Heal Your Heart- Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death” by Louise Hay and David Kessler

You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death

IPNB (INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY WITH ATTACHMENT THEORY) EMOTIONAL REGULATION

“Mindsight- The New Science of Personal Transformation” by Dan Siegel

IPNB- (INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY WITH ATTACHMENT THEORY) UNDERSTANDING THE TEENAGE BRAIN

“Brainstorm The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain” by Daniel Siegel

IPNB (INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY WITH ATTACHMENT THEORY)

PARENTING, IDENTIFYING TRIGGERS, PATTERNS

“Parenting from the Inside Out- How a Deeper Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive” by Dan Siegel

LIFE TRANSITIONS, INTUITION & SYNCHRONICITY,

‘DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL’

“The Purpose of Your Life: Finding Your Place In The World Using Synchronicity, Intuition, And Uncommon Sense” by Carol Adrienne

Purpose of Your Life: Finding Your Place In The World Using Synchronicity, Intuition, And Uncommon Sense

MEDICAL ISSUES*, MIND-BODY CONNECTION, ILLNESSES* & EMOTIONS 

“You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay*

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“Full Catastrophe Living- Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness” by Jon Kabat-Zinn*

Full Catastrophe Living Updated Edition

MEDICAL*- GUIDED IMAGERY

“Rituals of Healing: Using Imagery for Health & Wellness” by Jeanne Achterberg, PhD. Barbara Dossey, RN, MS, FAAN and Leslie Kolkmeier, RN, MEd.

MINDFULNESS, COMPASSION  –  ANXIETY, FEAR, DIFFICULT TIMES  

“When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron

“The Places that Scare You” by Pema Chodron

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

MINDFULNESS AND RELATIONSHIPS

“How To Be An Adult in Relationships. The Five Keys to Mindful Loving” by David Richo

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

“Wherever You Go There You Are- Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Mindfulness for Beginners- Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

MYTHOLOGY, THE HERO’S JOURNEY, ARCHETYPES, 

The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

“Before Happiness- The Five Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change” by Shawn Achor

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change | [Shawn Achor]

POWER OF VULNERABILITY

“Daring Greatly. How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love Parent and Lead.” by Brene Brown

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SENSITIVITY- HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON

“The Highly Sensitive Person- How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You” by Elaine Aaron

“The Undervalued Self: Restore Your Love/Power Balance, Transform the Inner Voice That Holds You Back, and Find Your True Self-Worth” by Elaine Aaron

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TRAUMA

” The Body Keeps the Score, Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel A. van der Kolk MD

“The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma Dissociation, and Disease”

by Robert C. Scaer

The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease

“Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders” by Christine A. Courtois , Julian D. Ford , Judith Lewis Herman , Bessel A. van der Kolk MD

“In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Restores Trauma Restore Goodness” by Peter Levine PhD

“Waking the Tiger Healing Trauma” by Peter Levine PhD

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma - The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences

WOMEN’S HEALTH AND HORMONES*

“Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled” by Richard Shames and Karilee Shames *(Please contact your physician before embarking on any health changes.)

*DISCLAIMER ABOUT RESOURCES AND MEDICAL INFORMATION:

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