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 Recommended Reading

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  1.  The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

  2.  Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

  3.  What To Say To Yourself When You Talk To Yourself by Shad Helmsettetter

  4.  Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

  5.  Forgive for Good by Fred Luskin

  6.  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

  7.  Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

  8.  Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff

  9.  The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron

  10. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Adult Children of Substance Abusers

  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz

  2. Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics by Herbert Gravitz and Julie Bowden

  3. Codependency, People Pleasing and Boundaries

  4. Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

  5. Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

  6.  Where to Draw the Line by Anne Katherine

  7. The Disease to Please by Harriet Braiker


Dysfunctional Families

  1.  Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

  2.  If You Had Controlling Parents by Dan Neurharth

  3.  Running on Empty by Jonice Webb

  4.  The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori


  1. Who’s Pulling Your Strings by Harriet Braiker

  2. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

  3. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

  4. After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring

  5. Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love Hardcover – April 8, 2008 by Dr. Sue Johnson EdD



  1.  The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel

  2.  Get Out of my Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony Wolf

  3. Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! by Michael Bradley

  4. The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary


Depression/Mental Health

  1.  Feeling Good by David Burns

  2.  Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman

  3.  8 Keys to Mental Health through Exercise by Christina Hibbert

  4.  DARE: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks by Barry McDonagh


For Women

  1.  Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood

  2.  Why Does He Do That? By Lundy Bancroft

  3.  The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

  4.  The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

  5.  Perfect Daughters by Robert Ackerman For Men

  6.  I Don’t Want to Talk about It by Terrence Real

  7.  Silent Sons by Robert Ackerman


Trauma and Healing

  1.  Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

  2.  The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van der Kolk LiveWellwithSharonMartin.com

  3.  You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

  4.  Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine



Grief/Perinatal Loss

  1.  Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah Davis

  2.  Bearing the Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore

  3. I was Not Ready to Say Goodbye

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