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Abuse

  • Courage to Heal – Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (+ workbook available)
  • Journey to Sexual Healing – Wendy Maltz
  • Attention Deficit Disorder:
  • Help4ADD@Highschool - Kathleen Nadeau Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention - Kathleen Nadeau (7 - 12 years)

Adoption

  • Lost and found: The adoption experience - by Betty Jean Lifton

Anger

  • Anger Management for Youth – Leona Eggert (recommendation, I haven’t read this)
  • Beyond Anger – A guide for men: How to free yourself from the grip of anger and get more out of life – Thomas J. Harbin (recommendation, I haven’t read this)
  • Hot stuff to help kids chill out – Jerry Wilde (for kids ages 8 – 12)
  • Letting Go of Anger - Ron and Pat Potter-Effron

Assertiveness

  • When I say No I Feel Guilty - Dr. Manuel Smith

Anxiety

  • From Panic to Power - by Lucinda Bassett - for adults
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much - A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (ages 6-12 years) - by Dawn Huebner

Autism

  • Nobody Nowhere – Donna Williams
  • Somebody Somewhere – Donna Williams
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon - fiction

Bullying

  • Safe Teens – Anita Roberts
  • Stick up for yourself – Gershen Kaufman
  • The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander - Barbara Colorosso

Career

  • Do What You Are - Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger (Myers Briggs Personality material)
  • I can do anything, if only I knew what it was – Barbara Sher
  • It’s only too late if you don’t start now – Barbara Sher
  • Divorce / Separation:
  • What About the Kids – Judith Wallerstein

Depression

  • Feel Good – David Burns – helpful book with exercises to do.

Eating Issues

  • Health at every size – the surprising truth about your weight – by Linda Bacon, Ph.D.
  • Hungry – Story of a Plus Size Model – by Crystal Renn

Grief

  • I found a Dead Bird: The Kids Guide to the Cycle of Life and Death – Jan
    Thornhill, client’s recommendation

Health

  • Breaking the Vicious Cycle – Elaine Gottschall (intestinal health)
  • Energy Medicine - Donna Eden
  • Energy Medicine for Women – Donna Eden
  • Perfect Health – Deepak Chopra, an introductory guide to Ayurvedic medicine
  • The Broken Mirror - Katherine Phillips (eating disorders)
  • The New Middle Ages – Jean Marmoreo
  • The Wisdom of Menopause – Dr. Christiane Northrup
  • When the body says ‘No’ – the hidden cost of stress - Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom – Dr. Christiane Northrup

Parenting

  • Any books by Barbara Colorosso
  • How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk – Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • Nurture By Nature - Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger (Myers Briggs Personality material)
  • Reviving Ophelia – Mary Pipher
  • Motherless Mothers: How Mother Loss Shapes the Parents We Become - Hope Edelman

Personality

  • The Introvert Advantage- Marti Olsen Laney – I had this book recommended to me but have not read it. She found it useful.
  • Quiet – by Susan Cain, all about introverts (in an extraverted world)

Philosophical / Spiritual

  • Any books written by the Dalai Lama (eg. Ancient Wisdom, Modern World)
  • Anatomy of the Spirit - Caroline Myss – for understanding the connection between physical, emotional, and spiritual health
  • Buddha’s Little Instruction Booklet – Jack Kornfield
  • Life After Death - Deepak Chopra
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
  • Positive Energy – Judith Orloff, M.D. – client’s recommendation, I haven’t read it Re:Enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West – Jeffrey Paine – tells of the east / west exchange of culture re: Tibet, very readable
  • Sacred Contracts - Caroline Myss
  • Seat of the Soul – Gary Zukov
  • Seeking Peace – Chronicles of the worst Buddhist in the World - by Mary Pipher, an autobiography of this talented therapist/writer
  • The Cup of Life – Joyce Rupp
  • The Power of Kindness – Piero Ferrucci
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are – Jon Kabat-Zinn – how to ‘be present’
  • The Wisdom of Compassion by Victor Chan and the Dalai Lama

Relationships

  • Coping with Difficult People – Robert Bramson
  • Emotional Smarts – June Donaldson
  • Motherless Daughters - Hope Edelman
  • The Dance of Anger – Harriet Goldhor Lerner
  • The Dance of Intimacy – Harriet Goldhor Lerner
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens - Sean Covey
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families – Steven Covey
  • The 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work - John Gottman and Nan Silver
  • Toxic Parents – Susan Forward
  • Trapped in the Mirror – by Elan Golomb, about adult children of narcissists

Self-Esteem

  • Girls Speak Out – finding your true self – Andrea Johnston
  • The Self-Esteem Workbook – Glenn R. Schiraldi
  • The Tyranny of Niceness - Evelyn K. Sommers

Stress Management

  • Life Without Stress – Dr. Arthur Sokoloff
  • Mindfulness for Everyday Living – Christopher Titmuss
  • Stress, Relief and Relaxation Techniques – Judith Lazarus
  • The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook – Martha Davis Ph.D.
  • 20 Minute Yoga Workouts – Alice Christensen
  • Yoga, Mind and Body – Firefly Books

Suicide

  • Healing after the Suicide of a Loved One – Ann Smolin and John Guinan
  • No Time to Say Goodbye; Surviving after the Suicide of a Loved One – Carla Fine
  • After Suicide: A Ray of Hope – Eleanor Betsy Ross
  • After Suicide Loss – Coping with your Grief – Bob Bougher Ph.D. and Jack Jordan Ph.D.
  • Helping Children Cope with Grief – Alan Wolfelt
  • Why Suicide – Eric Marcus

Wellness

  • The Creativity Cure – by Carrie and Alton Barron – a very good self help program for you to explore being creative in any way, no special artistic talent needed, to find ways to be happy and solve problems differently, using movement, mindfulness, quieting the mind.