Reading List

CREATING COUPLES RELATIONSHIPS THAT WORK

    • Real Love In Marriage – Baer, Greg MD
    • Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection into Intimacy – Barbera, Mona
    • The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate – Chapman, Gary
    • Take Back Your Marriage – Doherty, William PhD
    • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – Gottman, John M. and Silver, Nan
    • Why Marriages Succeed or Fail – Gottman, John M.
    • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples – Hendrix, Harville
    • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – Kabit-Zinn, and Johnson, Susan
    • The Dance Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate – Lerner, Harriet
    • New Rules of Marriage – Real, Terrance
    • You Are the One You Have Been Waiting For: Bringing Courageous Love to Intimate Relationships – Schwartz, Richard C.

RESOURCES FOR CREATING PHENOMENAL FAMILY

    • Fighting For Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love – Blumberg, Susan L.
    • The Intentional Family – Doherty, William PhD
    • The Resilient Self: How Survivors in Troubled Families Rise Above Diversity – Wolin, Steven and Sophie Wolin.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT & PARENTING

    • The Five Love Languages of Teenagers – Chapman, Gary
    • Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility – Cline, Foster W. & Fay, Jim
    • Family Virtues Guide – Popov, Linda Kavelin
    • The Virtues Guide – Popov, Linda Kavelin

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY/DELAY

    • The Out of Sync Child – Kranowitz, Carol Stock (One of the Best books on Sensory Dysfunction & Integration)

DIVORCE

    • The Good Divorce – Ahorns, Constance
    • Healthy Divorce – Everett, Craig and Everett, Sandra Volgy
    • Fighting For Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love – Markham, H.J., Stanley, Scott, and Blumberg, Susan L.
    • Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce – Newman, Gary
    • Mom’s House, Dad’s House – Ricci, Isolina
    • Divorce Busting: A Step By Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again – Weiner-Davis, Michelle

GRIEVING, DEATH & DYING

    • When Children Grieve – James, J.W., Friedman, R., and Mathews, Leslie L.
    • Death & Dying: The Final Stage of Growth – Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth
    • Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying – Levine, Stephen

FORGIVENESS AND HEALING FROM AN AFFAIR

    • Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer of All – Jampolsky, Gerald G.
    • Love is Letting Go of Fear – Jampolsky, Gerald G.
    • Forgive for Good – Lauskin, Fred
    • Forgive for Love – Lauskin, Fred
    • The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate – Lerner, Harriet
    • Intimacy After Infidelity: How to Rebuild and Affair Proof Your Marriage – Soloman, Steven D. and Teagno, Loie J.
    • How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, The Freedom Not To – Spring, Janice Abrams PhD
    • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful – Spring, Janice Abrams PhD

GENDER ISSUES

    • When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships – Gottman, John and Jacobson, Neil
    • The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships – Lerner, Harriet
    • The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships – Lerner, Harriet
    • That’s Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships – Tannen, Deborah
    • You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation – Tannen, Deborah
    • Getting Through to the Man You Love: The No-Nonsense, No-Nagging Guide for Women – Weiner-Davis, Michelle

GETTING IT TOGETHER: EFFECTIVE TOOLS FOR CHANGE

    • Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes – Bridges, William
    • The Way of Transition: Embracing Life’s Most Difficult Moment – Bridges, William
    • Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human – Buscaglia, Leo
    • Comfortable with Uncertainty – Chordron, Pema
    • Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living – Chodron, Pema
    • The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times – Chodron, Pema
    • When Things Fall Apart – Chodron, Pema
    • Excuse Me Your LIFE is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feeling – Grabhorn, Lynn
    • Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness – Kabat-Zinn, Joni
    • Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life – Katie, Byron
    • Love is Letting Go Of Fear – Jampolsky, Gerald
    • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Jeffers, Susan
    • Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow – Lesser, Elizabeth
    • Guide to Stress Reduction – Mason, John L.
    • Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood – Muller, Wayne
    • It’s Not Your Fault: How Healing Relationships Change Your Brain & Can Help You Overcome a Painful Past – Romano-McGraw, Patricia
    • The Four Agreements – Ruiz, Don Miguel
    • Love Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness – Salzberg, Sharon

IFS: RESOURCES FOR INNER PARTS WORK

    • Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection into Intimacy – Barbera, Mona
    • Parts Work: An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life – Holmes, Tom
    • Introduction to Internal Family Systems – Schwartz, Richard C.
    • You Are the One You Have Been Waiting For: Bringing Courageous Love to Intimate Relationships – Schwartz, Richard C.

JUST FOR KIDS (3-6 years)

    • Fred Stays With Me – Coffeit, Nancy
    • Where Is Daddy? – Goff, Beth
    • Divorce Is…(Coloring Book) – Magid & Schreibman
    • Two Homes – Masre, Claire
    • Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore – Stinson, Kathy
    • My Family’s Changing – Thomas, Pat

JUST FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS (7 and older)

    • It’s Not the End of the World – Blume, Judy
    • Surviving Your Parents’ Divorce – Boeckman, Charles
    • Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families – Brown, Laureen and Brown, Marc
    • Where in the World is the Perfect Family? – Heat, Amy
    • When Children Grieve – James, J.W., Friedman, R., and Mathews, Leslie L.
    • How to Get it Together When Your Parents Are Coming Apart – Richard & Willis
    • Why Are We Getting a Divorce? – Krementz, Jill
    • When Mom and Dad Divorce – Nickman, Steven and DeGoat, Diane
    • Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids – Ricci, Isolina

MINDFULNESS: STRATEGIES FOR RELAXATION AND STRESS REDUCTION

    • Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames – Hanh, Thich Nhat
    • Miracle of Mindfulness – Nanh, Thich Nhat
    • Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions – Hanh, Thich Nhat
    • Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness – Kabat-Zinn, Joni
    • Guide to Stress Reduction  – Mason, L. John
    • Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing – McCall, Timothy and Yoga Journal

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

    • Rituals for Healing: Using Imagery for Health and Wellness – Achterberg, Dossey, and Kokmeier
    • Premenstrual Syndrome Self Help Book – Lark, Susan M.
    • Menopause Self Help Book – Lark, Susan M.
    • Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing – McCall, Timothy and Yoga Journal

 MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

    • The Panic Attack Book – Burns, David M.
    • An Unquiet Mind – Jamison, Kay Redfield (One of the best books on Manic Depressive Illness)
    • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Jeffers, Susan
    • Fear and Other Uninvited Guests: Tackling the Anxiety, Fear, and Shame That Keep Us from Optimal Living and Loving – Lerner, Harriet
    • The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate – Lerner, Harriet
    • EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Therapists and Clients – Maiberger, Barb
    • Stop Walking on Eggshells; Coping When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder – Mason, Paul T. and Kreger, Randi
    • EMDR: The Breakthrough “Eye Movement” Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma – Shapiro, Francine and Forrest, Margot Silk
    • The Mindful Way Through Depression; Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness – Williams, Mark;  Teasdale, John; Segal, Zindel and Kabat-Zinn, Jon

 ADDICTIONS: HOPE AND RECOVERY

    • Codependency No More – Beattie, Melody
    • Beyond Codependency and Getting Better All the Time – Beattie, Melody
    • The Language of Letting Go: A Book of Meditations – Beattie, Melody
    • Codependents Guide to the 12 Steps – Beattie, Melody
    • Strong at the Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse – Sanford, Linda T.
    • It Will Never Happen to Me – Black, Claudia
    • It Will Never Happen to Me!: Growing Up With Addiction as Children, Adolescents and Adults – Black, Claudia (Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics)
    • A Gentle Path Through Recovery: A Guidebook For All People in Recovery – Carnes, Patrick (This is a great workbook for getting through the 12 steps)
    • Stage II Recovery – Larsen, Earnie
    • Daily Affirmations For Adult Children of Alcoholics – Lerner, Rochelle
    • Stop Walking on Eggshells; Coping When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder – Mason, Paul T. and Kreger, Randi
    • Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood – Muller, Wayne
    • Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism and Other Addictions – Olitzky, Kerry M. and Copans, Stuart A.
    • How to Be An Adult: A Handbook On Psychological and Spiritual Integration – Richo, David
    • Healing the Child Within – Whitfield, Charles L.
    • My Precious Child: Affirmations for the Child Within – Williams, Mary L.

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