Suggested Reading

10 books we highly recommend

  1. Daniel Siegel - The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
  2. Bruce Lipton - The Biology of Belief: unleashing the power of consciousness, matter, and miracles.
  3. Joseph Chilton Pearce - Magical Child
  4. John Lee - Growing Yourself Back Up
  5. John Bradshaw - Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child
  6. Melody Beattie - Codependent no More
  7. Louis Cozolino - The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain
  8. Tomas Verny - The Secret Life of the Unborn Child
  9. BonniePema Chodron - When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
  10. Angeles Arrien - The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary

Addictions and Recovery

  • John Bradshaw - Healing the Shame that Binds You
  • Robert Burney - Codependence: Dance of Wounded Souls —A Cosmic Perspective of Codependence and the Human Condition
  • Patrick Carnes - Don’t Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction
  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
  • Judy Hollis - Fat is a Family Affair
  • Pia Mellody - Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes From, How It Sabotages Our Lives
  • Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love —The Love Connection to Codependence

Creativity

  • Julia Cameron - The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
  • Vein of Gold - A Journey to Your Creative Heart
  • Susan O’Doherty - Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued: A Woman’s Guide to Unblocking Creativity

Emotional Release

  • Arthur Janov - The New Primal Scream: Primal Therapy Twenty Years On
  • The Primal Scream: Primal Therapy —The Cure for Neurosis
  • Primal Healing: Access the Incredible Power of Feelings to Improve Your Health
  • John Lee - Facing the Fire: Experiencing and Expressing Anger Appropriately
  • T.I. Rubin - The Angry Book

Family/Parenting/Childhood

  • Thomas Armstrong - The Radiant Child
  • Seven Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Multiple Intelligences
  • Robin Karr-Morse & Meredith S. Wiley - Ghosts From the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence
  • R.D. Laing - The Politics of the Family, and Other Essays
  • Ken Magid - High Risk: Children Without a Conscience
  • Alice Miller - Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
  • For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence
  • Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society’s Betrayal of the Child
  • Mary Piper - The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families
  • Virginia Satir - New Peoplemaking
  • Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell- Parenting From the Inside Out

Grief

  • Margaret Bouvard & Evelyn Gladu - The Path Through Grief: A Compassionate Guide
  • John Bowlby - Loss: Sadness and Depression
  • Alexandra Kennedy - Your Loved Ones Live On Within You
  • Elisabeth Kubler-Ross - On Death and Dying
  • Christine Longaker - Facing Death and Finding Hope: A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Core of Dying
  • Sukie Miller - Finding Hope When a Child Dies: What Other Cultures Can Teach Us
  • Raymond Moody Jr. & Diane Arcangel - Life After Loss: Conquering Grief and Finding Hope
  • Ashley Davis Prend - Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief and How to Make It Meaningful
  • Phil Rich - The Healing Journey Through Grief: Your Journal for Reflection and Recovery
  • Dr. Catherine M. Sanders - Surviving Grief and Learning to Live Again
  • Judy Tattlebaum - The Courage to Grieve

Inner Child Work

  • Jeremiah Abrams, Editor - Reclaiming the Inner Child
  • Margaret Paul - Inner Bonding: Becoming a Loving Adult to Your Inner Child
  • Cathryn Taylor - The Inner Child Workbook: What to Do With Your Past When It Just Won’t Go Away

Pre- and Perinatal Psychology

  • Arthur Janov - Imprints: The Lifelong Effects of the Birthing Process
  • Marshall Klaus - Your Amazing Newborn
  • Ashley Montagu - Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin
  • Peter Nathanielsz - Life In the Womb: The Origins of Health and Disease
  • Randolph Heiniger - Kids Learn from the Inside Out
  • Tomas Verny - The Secret Life of the Unborn Child
  • Myrium Szejer - Talking with Babies: Healing with Words in a Maternity Ward

Relationships

  • Sharon Ellison - Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication
  • John M. Gottman - The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide From the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
  • John M. Gottman & The Relationship Cure: A Five-Step Guide to Strengthening
  • Joan DeClaire - Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
  • Harville Hendrix - Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
  • Keeping the Love You Find Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved
  • Dean Ornish - Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy
  • David Schnarch - Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships
  • Maurice Taylor & Seana McGee - The New Couple: Why the Old Rules Don’t Work and What Does
  • Charles Whitfield - Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting & Enjoying Self

Self-care

  • Elaine Aron - The Highly Sensitive Person
  • Jacquelyn Aldana - The 15-Minute Miracle
  • Mary Ellen Copeland - Wellness Recovery Action Plan
  • Wayne Dyer - Power of Intension: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way
  • Louise Hay - You Can Heal Your Life
  • Shad Helmstetter - What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
  • Anne Katherine - Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day
  • Tama Kieves - This Time I Dance! Trusting the Journey of Creating the Work You Love: How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All!
  • John Robbins - Reclaiming Our Health
  • Thom Rutledge - Embracing Fear and Finding the Courage to Live Your Life
  • Manuel Smith - When I Say No, I Feel Guilty

Spirituality

  • Deepak Chopra - Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old
  • Florinda Donner - Being-in-Dreaming: An Initiation to the Sorcerers’ World
  • Foundation for Inner Peace - A Course In Miracles
  • Taro Gold - Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Book of Eastern Wisdom
  • Willis Harmon - Higher Creativity: Liberating the Unconscious for Breakthrough Insights
  • Roger Housden - Ten Poems to Change Your Life
  • Dancing with Joy
  • Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation
  • Deborah Johnson - Living the Sacred Yes: Affirmations for Action
  • Wayne Muller - Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantage of a Painful Childhood
  • Don Miguel Ruiz - Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
  • Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
  • Marianne Williamson - The Healing of America
  • A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
  • A Woman’s Worth
  • Gary Zukav - The Seat Of the Soul

Stress Management

  • David Burns - The Feeling Good Handbook
  • Richard Carlson - Don’t Sweat Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life
  • Doc Lew Chidre - Freeze Frame: One Minute Stress Management – A Scientifically Proven Technique for Clear Decision Making and Improved Health
  • Peter Williams - You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn - Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life

Trauma

  • Judith Herman - Trauma and Recovery
  • Maggie Scarf - Secrets, Lies, Betrayals: The Mind/Body Connection
  • Peter A. Levine - Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma—The Inner Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences

Other

  • Daniel Amen - Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
  • Bonnie Badenoch - Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Ram Dass - Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
  • Stanislav Grof - Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy
  • Candace Pert - Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
  • Daniel Siegel - The Mindful Brain