Recommended Readings

Below is a list of recommended reading sorted by topic:


Children/Parenting Resources

-The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection, Brené Brown, Ph.D.

-The Explosive Child, Ross Greene, Ph.D.

-Redirecting Children's Behavior, Katherine Kvols & Bill Reidler

-The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety & Transition, Lawrence Shaprio, Robin Sprague & Matthew McKay

-Parenting from the Inside Out, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Mary Hartzell, M. Ed.

-The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

-Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.


Chronic Pain Resources

-The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life, Dennis Turk & Fritz Winter


Managing Emotional Distress Resources

-Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart, Tara Bennett-Goleman

-Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach

-True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, Tara Brach

-The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D.

-Daring Greatly, Brené Brown, Ph.D.

-Rising Strong, Brené Brown, Ph.D.

-Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, Stephen Cope

-The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Martha Davis, Patrick Fanning, & Matthew McKay

-Yoga for Emotional Balance, Bo Forbes, Psy.D.

-The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, J. Forsyth & G. Eifert

-Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life, Steven Hayes

-Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming the Body and the Mind, Mary Nurriestearns & Rick Nurriestearns

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


Disordered Eating Resources

-Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, Thich Nhat Hanh & Lilian Cheung

-Hunger, Hope, and Healing, Sarahjoy Marsh

-The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

-Addiction to Perfect, Marion Woodman

-The Owl Was a Baker's Daughter: Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa, and the Repressed Feminine, Marion Woodman


Grief Resources

-The Grief Process: Meditations for Healing, Stephen Levine & Ondrea Levine

-Who Dies? An Investigation Into Conscious Living and Conscious Dying, Stephen Levine & Ondrea Levine


Life Transitions Resources

-When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pema Chodron

-A Lamp in the Darkness, Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

-The Wise Heart, Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

-The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good For You, and How To Get Good At It, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

Relationship Resources

-After the Affair, Janis Abrahms-Spring

-Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, John Gottman

-The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman & Nan Silver

-Getting the Love You Want, Harville Hendrix

-Couples Companion: Meditations and Exercises for -Getting the Love You Want, Harville Hendrix

-Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Sue Johnson

-Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships, Sue Johnson

-To Love and Be Loved: The Difficult Yoga of Relationships, Stephen Levine & Ondrea Levine

-Facing Codependency, Pia Mellody

-Facing Love Addiction, Pia Mellody

-How Can I Get Through to You?, Terrence Real

-The New Rules of Marriage, Terrence Real

-How to Be an Adult in Relationships: Five Keys to Mindful Loving, David Richo & Kathlyn Hendricks

-After the Honeymoon: How Conflict Can Improve Your Relationship, Dan Wile


Trauma Recovery Resources

-Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body, David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper, Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine & Stephen Cope

-Outgrowing The Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused as Children, Eliana Gill

-Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman, M.D.

-Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body, Peter Levine


-Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences, Peter Levine & Ann Frederick

-The Body Never Lies, Alice Miller and Andrew Jenkins

-The Drama of the Gifted Child, Alice Miller

-The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.



























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