Book Resources

Trauma

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine with Ann Frederick 

  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson PsyD

  • Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents by Linday Gibson PsyD

  • Unf--k Your Brain by Faith G. Harper 

Forgiveness

  • The Forgiving Life by Robert D. Enright, Ph.D.

  • Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves by Myra Warren Isenhart, Ph.D & Michael Spangle, Ph.D.

Relationships

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, Ph.D. & Nan Silver

  • Healing Your Attachment Wounds: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships by Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson.

Body Image

  • Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston Ph.D.

  • Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon, Ph.D. 

  • The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

  • Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight - and What We Can Do About It by Harriet Brown.

  • Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.

  • Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings

Substance Use

  • In the Realm of the Hungry Ghost by Gabor Mate

Spirituality & Self Exploration

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. 

  • Many Lives Many Masters by Brian L Weiss MD

Grief

  • Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen, Illustrated by Taylor Bills

  • Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. 

 

 

These are just a few of my favorites.

More to come!