Helpful Books and Readings

Mindfulness/Meditation

  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, Daniel J. Siegle
  • A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. Bob Stahl PhD, Elisha Goldstein PhD
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness.  Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being.  Daniel J. Siegle
  • The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Addiction

  • Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program.  Harold Urschel
  • The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Norman Doidge 
  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. Gabor Mate

Mental Health & Trauma Focus

  • Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think.  Dennis Greenberger, Christine Padesky
  • Letting Go of Self Destructive Behaviours (workbook). Lisa Ferentz
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.  Brene Brown
  • The Body Says No. Gabor Mate
  • Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body.  Dr. Peter Levine
  • The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook.  Edmund J. Bourne, PhD
  • Fear & Other Uninvited Guests.  Harriot Lerner, PhD
  • The Body Keeps the Score.  Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Healthy Relationships, Separation & Divorce

  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships. Harriet Lerner, PhD
  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power. Brene Brown
  • Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Revolution. The Revolution  and Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead.  Brene Brown
  • Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Lessons from the Therapists Couch. Lisa Ferentz 

Parenting

  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting.  Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding & Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children.  Ross Greene, PhD