Suggested Readings

Eastern Viewpoints in Healing

Eastern Viewpoints in Healing

  • A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life, by Jack Kornfield
  • Awakening The Buddha Within, by Lama Durya Das
  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With The Heart Of A Buddha, by Tara Brach, Ph.D.
  • Letting Go of the Person You Used To Be, by Lama Surya Das
  • Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Art of Happiness, by the Dalai Lama
  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice For Difficult Times, by Pema Chodron
  • The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them, by David Richo
  • Dancing With Life: Buddhists Insights For Finding Meaning and Joy In The Face of Suffering, by Phillip Moffitt
  • The Wise Heart, by Jack Kornfield
  • Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits, by Martine Batchelor
  • Awakening To The Sacred, by Lama Surya Das
  • Dharma Punx, by Noah Levine
  • Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea, by Jaimal Yogis
  • The Zen Path Through Depression, by Philip Martin
  • Be Here Now, by Ram Dass
  • The Wisdom of No Escape, by Pema Chodron
  • Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering,
    by Adyashanti
Intimate Relationships & Sexuality

Intimate Relationships & Sexuality

  • The Mastery of Love, by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Getting the Love You Want, by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • Intimate Connections, by David D. Burns, M.D.
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, by Gary Chapman
  • Receiving Love, by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • Spiritual Divorce, by Debbie Ford
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Sue Johnson, Ph.D.
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman, Ph.D.
  • Getting The Sex You Want, by Tammy Nelson, L.P.C.
  • The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, by Daniel Siegel
  • Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships, by Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha
  • Undefended Love, by Jett Psaris, Ph.D., & Marlena S. Lyon, Ph.D.
  • How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women, by Terrence Real
  • Conscious Loving, by Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. & Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D.
  • Mating In Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic, by Esther Perel
  • Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, By Stan Tatkin, PysD., MFT
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love, by Amir Levine & Rachel Heller
  • Slow Sex: The Path to Fulfilling and Sustainable Sexuality, by Diana Richardson
  • The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, by Esther Perel
  • Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, by Emily Nagoski Ph.D.


  • Co-Dependent No More, by Melody Beattie
  • Facing Co-Dependence: What It Is, Where It Comes From, How it Sabotages our Lives, by Pia Mellody
  • When I Say No, I Feel Guilty, by Manuel J. Smith, Ph.D.
  • Stop Caretaking The Borderline or Narcissist: How to End the Drama and Get on With Life, by Margalis Fjelstad
  • Anxious to Please: 7 Revolutionary Pratices for the Chronically Nice, by James Rapson & Craig English
  • Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder, by Paul Mason, M.S. & Randi Kreger
  • How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To, by Janis A. Spring
  • Dodging Energy Vampires: An Empath’s Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power, by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
  • Energetic Boundaries, by Cyndi Dale
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents, by Lindsay C. Gibson

Depression and Anxiety

  • The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D
  • Feeling Good–The New Mood Therapy, by David D. Burns, M.D.
  • The Feeling Good Handbook, by David D. Burns, M.D.
  • Soul Without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself From the Judge Within, by Byron Brown
  • Loving What Is, by Byron Katie
  • Learn to Relax, by Mike George
  • Healing The Shame That Binds You, by John Bradshaw
  • The UltraMind Solution: The Simple Way to Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety, and Sharpen Your Mind, by Mark Hyman, M.D.
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, by Alice Miller
  • Embracing Unrest: Harness Vulnerability to Tame Anxiety and Spark Growth, by Dr. Sandra Parker
  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Dr. Kristin Neff
Trauma Resolution

Trauma Resolution

  • Waking The Tiger, by Peter Levine, Ph.D.
  • In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Truama and Restores Goodness, by Peter Levine, Ph.D.
  • Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease, by Robin Karr-Morse
  • The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease, by Robert Scaer
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk M.D
  • Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory, by Peter A. Levine Ph.D.
  • Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship, by Laurence Heller Ph.D. & Aline LaPierre, Psy.D.
  • It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, by Mark Wolynn
  • Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma–An Integrative Somatic Approach, by Kathy Kain and Stephen Terrell
  • The ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships, by Tian Dayton PhD
  • Healing the Adult Children of Narcissists: Essays on The Invisible War Zone and Exercises for Recovery Paperback, by Shahida Arabi
  • Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices, by Deb Dana
Eating Issues & Other Addictions

Eating Issues & Other Addictions

  • Eating in the Light of the Moon, by Anita Johnston, Ph.D.
  • When Food is Love, by Geneen Roth
  • The Pathway, by Laurel Mellin
  • Breaking Free From Emotional Eating, by Geneen Roth
  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.
  • Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love, by
    by Pia Mellody & Andrea Wells Miller
  • Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions, by A. Thomas Horvath
  • The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease, by Marc Lewis, Ph.D.
  • Being in Your Body (Guided Journal): A Journal for Self-Love and Body Positivity, by Fariha Róisín


  • A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, by Marianne Williamson
  • Backwards: Returning to Our Source for Answers, by Nanci L. Danison
  • Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch
  • The Shack, by WM. Paul Young
  • God Is A Verb: Kabbalah and The Practice of Mystical Judaism, by Rabbi David A. Cooper
  • The Instruction: Living the Life Your Soul Intended, by Ainslie MacLeod
  • Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human, by David G. Benner, Ph.D.
  • Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide, by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Near‑Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife, by Eben Alexander, M.D.
  • Messages From The Masters, by Brian Weiss, M.D.
  • Journey of Souls, by Michael Newton
  • I Am the Word: A Guide to the Consciousness of Man’s Self in a Transitioning Time, by Paul Selig
  • Oneness, by Rasha
Personal Growth

Personal Growth

  • Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, by Stuart Brown
  • The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
  • The Mind of the Soul, by Gary Zukav & Linda Francis
  • Keeping the Love You Find, by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • In the Meantime, by Iyanla Vanzant
  • The Truth Will Set You Free, by Alice Miller
  • How Full is Your Bucket?, by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D.
  • Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self, by Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Way of The Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman
  • The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle
  • The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality, by Pam Grout
  • Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life, by Gregg Levoy
  • How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, by Michael Pollan
  • Transforming Your Dragons: How to Turn Fear Patterns into Personal Power, by José Stevens
  • A Year To Live, by Stephen Levine
Body-Oriented Healing/Pain Management

Body-Oriented Healing/Pain Management

  • You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay
  • Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self, by Andoea Judith
  • The Edge Effect, by Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
  • Spontaneous Healing, by Andrew Weil, M.D.
  • Break Through Pain, by Shinzen Young
  • The Female Brain, by Louann Brizendine, M.D.
  • The Male Brain, by Louann Brizendine, M.D.
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, by  Robert M. Sapolsky
  • NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind our Irrational Behavior, by Eliezer Sternberg

Life Transitions

  • Who Moved My Cheese?, by Spencer Johnson, M.D.
  • Transitions, by William Bridges
  • Necessary Losses, by Judith Viorst
  • The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, by Francis Weller
  • Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death, by Joan Halifax
  • Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying, by Stephen Levine and Ondrea Levine

Parenting Skills

  • Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks For Developing Capable Young People, by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. & H. Stephen Glenn
  • Positive Discipline, by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
  • Help Your Child or Teen Get Back on Track, by Kenneth H. Talan, M.D.
  • Parenting From the Inside Out, by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • Fire Child, Water Child: How Understanding the Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Attention, by Stephen Cowan, M.D.
  • The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them, by Elaine Aron
  • Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents’ Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience, by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline
  • Authentic Parenting Power, by Sandi Schwartz
  • The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving, by Dr. Lisa Miller
  • Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, by Lisa Damour