“And when I talk about therapy, I know what people think ..
But oh how I loved everybody else, when I finally got to talk so much about myself” – Dar Williams
These are some books I have come across over the years that many of my clients have found helpful and that I hope you find useful.
When Love Meets Fear by David Richo
A beautiful and in depth look at the ways we hide ourselves in intimate relationships with steps and affirmations on how to make meaningful changes
When the Past is Present by David Richo
Helps make connections between our earlier experiences and how they can impact our present relationships
Calming Your Anxious Mind by Jeffrey Brantley, MD
A mindfulness based approach to coping with anxiety and making peace with your demons.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
A wonderful book about learning to connect with ourselves and the here and now in deeper ways.
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
A gentle approach to looking deeper into ourselves and learning how to stay with difficult sensations and experiences.
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne, Phd
A great resource of coping skills for dealing with all kinds of anxiety.
Brain Lock by Jeffrey Schwartz
Helpful for dealing with addictions, impulsive behaviors and obsessive compulsive disorder. Based upon the notion of neuroplasticity, that we can over time effect change in our brains neural pathways through intention and diligent practice.
A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield
A great guide for those interested in learning more about meditation as well as some useful skills to help in the healing process.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
A gorgeous reflective meditation on nature. This book can help you if you are trying to let go of your difficult thoughts and looking for ways to connect more with nature and the world outside thoughts.
Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman
Essential reading for anyone struggling with trauma and its aftermath
The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron
All of Pema’s books are wonderfully supportive if you’re learning to face or open more to your feelings, struggles and sense of uncertainty. This is a good one to start with.
As One Is by J. Krishnamurti
A powerful look at how our minds have been conditioned by society and how these messages affect our suffering and the continued suffering in the world.