Recommended Reading

The Dance of Anger: A Women's Guide to Relationships, by Harriet Lerner

A tried and true book which explains that anger is an important signal that something is wrong and is critical to pay attention to. She describes how anger can be a vehicle for creating powerful and lasting change. This book is as relevant to men as it is to women.

Getting Past your Past, by Francine Shapiro

From the originator of EMDR, this is a practical, user’s guide, which explains trauma and how it can impact our lives. It offers tools and techniques based on EMDR that you can work on at home. This is not a substitute for therapy, but an incredibly helpful adjunct.

Hold Me Tight, by Dr. Sue Johnson

Dr. Johnson has written this fabulous book about building deeply, fulfilling love relationships. "Hold Me Tight” is designed to be used by couples; young, old, married, engaged, cohabitating, happy, distressed, straight, gay; in short, all partners seeking a lifetime of love.

How I stayed alive when my brain was trying to kill me, by Susan Rose Blauner

The statistics on suicide are staggering. The author’s message of hope and suggestions for getting there are based on personal experience.

The Instinct to Heal: Curing Depression, Anxiety and Stress Without Drugs and Without Talk Therapy, by David Servan-Schreiber

This fascinating book presents 7 natural approaches to healing depression and anxiety written by a neuroscientist and presented in clear, understandable language. This book is about the body's relationship to the brain and how we can learn to care for ourselves.

Parenting From the Inside Out, by Daniel Siegel

Wonderfully written book where the subtitle says it all: "How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive".

Positive Dicipline, by Jane Nelson, Ed. D

A loving, practical guide for establishing relationships with our children based on kindness, respect, firmness and encouragement.

Super Better, by Jane McGonigal

"SUPERBETTER delivers mind-boggling, science-supported, health-promoting knowledge and practical steps to bring more well-being into your life in a fun and engaging way, even if you are facing epic challenges like anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, or medical illness. Visionary innovator and researcher Jane McGonigal provides the proof and the practices that reveal how living a ‘gameful’ life can help you get personally stronger, closer to others, clearer in your mind, braver in your actions, and a greater hero in your own unfolding life story. SUPERBETTER is a playful, hands-on manual immersing you directly in challenges and adventures of creative gaming to develop more flexibility and resilience as you transform your life." – Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine and author of Mindsight

Waking The Tiger-Healing Trauma, by Peter A. Levine

This book presents the concept that the body has an innate capacity to transform traumatic experiences. It is filled with practical exercises and normalizes the symptoms of trauma.