Book List

My Favorite books

The Unethered Soul, Michael Singer

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Joe Dispenza (and most anything else by him – check out his youtube videos)

The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff

Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage , Brené Brown PhD

The Power of Now and A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle

Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

Healing the Child Within, Charles L. Whitfield, M.D.

The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth, M. Scott Peck, M.D.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell

Most any book by Malcolm Gladwell: Blink, Tipping Point, Outliers, Talking to Strangers

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Milman

Illusions and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach

Way of the Superior Man, David Deida

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

 

Abuse

The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence , Gavin de Becker

A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive, Dave Pelz

Psychopath Free: Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships, Jackson MacKenzie

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling: Lundy Bancroft

Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey of Recovery, Shannon Thomas 

 

Addiction

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Gabor Maté

Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking, Allen Carr

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions, Russell Brand

Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr

Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Drinking by Allen Carr

Anger

Anger-Taming a Powerful Emotion,Gary Chapman

The Dance of Anger (for women), Harriet Lerner

The Art of Not Giving a Fuck, Cristin April Fray

The Cow in the Parking Lot, A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger, Leonard Scheff

 

Anxiety

The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer

Rewire Your Anxious Brain, Catherine M. Pittman PhD

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Daniel G. Amen M.D.

The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety, Tanya J Peterson

Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, Max Lucado

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund J. Bourne PhD

Improve Your Social Skills, Daniel Wendler

 

Assertiveness

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition, Henry Cloud

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals, Rachel Hollis

Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself and Still Win the Respect of Others, Judy Murphy

The Art of Everyday Assertiveness; Speak Up. Set Boundaries. Say No. Take Back Control. Get What You Want. Patrick King

Codependency

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition, Henry Cloud

Codependent No More, Melody Beattie

The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations, Melody Beattie

No More Mr Nice Guy, Robert A. Glover

Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abus, Jackson MacKenzie

 

Chronic Pain or Illness

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

Explain Pain by David Butler

How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide by Toni Bernhard

You Are Not Your Pain: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Restore Well-Being by Vidyamala Burch

 

Communication and Social Skills

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, Oren Jay Sofer

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships, by Marshall B. Rosenberg

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships, Michael S. Sorensen

Improve Your Social Skills, Daniel Wendler

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships, by Leil Lowndes

 

Depression

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson

The Happiness Trap: How to stop struggling and start living. Harris, R.

Rethinking Depression: How to shed mental health labels and create personal meaning. Maisel, E.

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, Martin Seligman

The Mindful Way through Depression by J. Mark Williams

 

Divorce

Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After by Katherine Woodward Thomas 

Transformational Divorce: Discover Yourself, Reclaim Your Dreams, and Embrace Life's Unlimited Possibilities by Karen Kahn Wilson

Co-Parenting Works!: Helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce by Tammy Daughtry

 

Grief

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Sheryl Sandberg

The Grief Recovery Handbook, John W. James

When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold S. Kushner

Grief Day By Day by Jan Warner

 

Happiness

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress, Dan Harris

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World, Admiral William H. McRaven

The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living, Dalai Lama

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson

 

Heart Break

The Wisdom of a Broken Heart: How to Turn the Pain of a Breakup Into Healing, Insight, and New Love by Susan Piver

Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan J. Elliott

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön

Calling in "The One" 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life, Katherine Woodward Thomas

 

Meditation

The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe

Making Space by Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

 

Mindfulness

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle

The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

Mindfullness in Plain English HENEPOLA GUNARATANA

 

Men’s Issues

5 Love Languages- Men’s Addition, Gary Chapman

No More Mr Nice Guy, Robert A. Glover

Way of the Superior Man, David Deida

 

Parenting

Positive Discipline, Jane Nelson (This has multiple books in the series based on age groups)

Parenting from the Inside out, Daniel Seligman

How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen, Joanna Faber

Attached: How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep – Love, by Amir Levine

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

 

Relationships/Couples/Marital

Attached: How It Can Help You Find - and Keep – Love, by Amir Levine

5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman

Mating in Captivity, Ester Perels

Hold Me Tight, Sue Johnson

Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus, John Gray

 

Self Esteem

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, Jen Sincero

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson

The Gifts of Imperfection: Embrace Who You Are, by Brené Brown

 

Sex and Sexuality

The New Good Vibrations Guide to Sexuality

Mating in Captivity, Ester Perels

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, Emily Nagoski

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century, Barbara Carrellas

 

Shame

Men, Women and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being, Brené Brown PhD

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals, Rachel Hollis

Healing the Child Within, Charles L. Whitfield, M.D

 

Trauma

The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel van der Kolk

It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, Mark Wolynn

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, Matthew McKay

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, Francine Shapiro

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Peter Levine

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms, by Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula

 

Unwanted Sexual Experiences

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Light Shines in the Darkness: My Healing Journey Through Sexual Abuse by Lucille F. Sider

After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back by Nancy Venable Raine

The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault by Aphrodite T. Matsakis

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