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Recommended Books

PSYCHOLOGY/CLINICAL/THEORETICAL:

  • The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life by Bering, Jesse
  • The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
  • The Restoration of the Self by Heinz Kohut
  • In A Different Voice by Carol Gilligan
  • On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy by Carl Rogers


CHILDREN

  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Ashley Merryman
  • The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience by Martin Seligman
  • Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People by Stephen Glenn
  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson
  • Free Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry by Lenore Skenazy
  • Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves Parenting Our Kids by Clarke and Dawson
  • Homework: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out by Neil McNerney
  • 1, 2, 3 Magic by Thomas Phelan
  • Scream-Free Parenting by Hal Runkel
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson


SELF-HELP/WELLNESS:

  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • How To Find Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up by James Hollis
  • Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman
  • Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Rate
  • The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor
  • What You Can Change and What You Can’t: The Complete Guide to Successful Self-Improvement by Martin Seligman
  • Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin Seligman
  • Learned Optimism: How to Change your Mind and your Life by Martin Seligman
  • The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make you Happy but Doesn’t, What Should Make you Happy but Does by Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson


DIVORCE/LIFE TRANSITIONS:

  • The Good Divorce by Constance Ahrons
  • Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce by Elizabeth Marquardt
  • Crazy Time by Abigail Trafford


ANXIETY/DEPRESSION:

  • The Instinct to Heal: Curing Depression, Anxiety and Stress Without Drugs and Without Talk Therapy by David Servan-Schreiber
  • Depression-Free, Naturally: 7 Weeks to Eliminating Anxiety, Despair, Fatigue, and Anger from your Life by Joan Mathews Larson

OCD:

  • The OCD Cure – How to Overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for Life by Stephen Hall


COUPLES:

  • The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • Talk to Me Like I’m Someone You Love by Nancy Dreyfus
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson
  • Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Ester Perel
  • Love’s Executioner by Irvin D. Yalom


MINDFULNESS:

  • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment– and Your Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield


SUBSTANCE ABUSE/ ADDICTION:

  • Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp


ADOPTION:

  • The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier


TRAUMA:

  • In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine
  • Getting Past your Past: Take Control of your Life with Self Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy by Francine Shapiro
  • Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship by Laurence Heller
  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Bass and Davis


NEUROSCIENCE:

  • Neuroscience of Preference and Choice: Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms by Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth and Byock, MD, Ira, David


LOSS, GRIEVING:

  • On Death and Dying by Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth and Kessler, David
  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Dolan, Raymond, Sharot, and Tali