Notes from Paula on good therapy
"Good therapy works to integrate the emotional, rational, spiritual and physical parts of the self and it is this integration that is the healing agent which empowers people to love themselves and others and to find meaning in their lives."
These books are wonderful resources that will help you on your journey.....
Alchemy of The Heart – Michael Brown
An Unquiet Mind – Kay Redfield Jamison (bipolar disorder)
Buddha in the Waiting Room – Paul Brenner, MD
Co Dependent No More – Melody Beattie
Darkness Visible – William Styron (depression)
Feeling Good – David Burns, MD
Focusing – Eugene T. Gendlin
Full Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat-Zinn
I Don’t Want To Talk About It – Terrence Real (men and depression)
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation – Dan Siegel, MD
Reclaiming Your Life – Jean Jenson
Soul without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within – Byron Brown
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook – Edmund Bourne, Ph.D.
The Drama of the Gifted Child – Alice Miller, Ph.D
The Girl Within – Emily Hancock (buy used – out of print)(women)
The Pearl Beyond Price: Integration of Personality into Being: An Object Relations Approach (Diamond Mind Series, No. 2) – A. H. Almaas
The Presence Process: A Journey into Present Moment Awareness – Michael Brown
Where To Draw The Line – Anne Katherine, M.A.
Getting the Love You Want – Harville Hendrix, Ph.D
How Can I Get Through To You – Terrence Real
In Search of Pleasure: A New Map of Love – Carol Gilligan, Ph.D
The New Rules of Marriage – Terrence Real
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – John Gottman, Ph.D
In a Different Voice – Carol Gilligan, Ph.D (girls)
Inside Out Parenting – Dan Siegel, MD (best parenting book ever!)
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child – John Gottman
Raising Cain – Michael Thompson (boys)
Reviving Ophelia – Mary Pipher, PSY. D (girls)
The Developing Mind – Dan Siegel, MD
The Family Crucible – Augustus Napier
The Wonder of Boys – Michael Gurian (boys)
The CoParenting Toolkit, The essential supplement for Mom’s House, Dad’s House – Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
Mom’s House, Dad’s House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Remarried – Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two – Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
A Christian Perspective on the Enneagram – Richard Rohr
Discovering the Enneagram: An Ancient Tool a New Spiritual Journey– Richard Rohr
Ennea-type Structures Self-Analysis for the Seeker – M.D. Claudio Naranjo
Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide — Revised & Updated – David Daniels and Virginia Price
Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery – Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
The Enneagram for Teens – Elizabeth Wagele
The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI, Version 2.5) – Russ Hudson & Don Richard Riso
The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul – Sandra Maître
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types – Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
The 27 Subtypes – Bea Chestnut
Understand Yourself; Understand Your Partner – Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D. & Ron Corn, M.S.W.
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” – Marianne Williamson
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – Cynthia Bourgeault
Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self – Richard Rohr
Interior Castle – St. Theresa of Avila
Reflections on the Unknowable – Thomas Keating
The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life – Jean-Francois Revel and Matthieu Ricard
The Naked Now – Richard Rohr
The Power of Now, A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself – Michael A. Singer
The Wisdom Way of Knowing: Reclaiming An Ancient Tradition to Awaken the Heart – Cynthia Bourgeault
Wisdom Jesus – Cynthia Bourgeault
Banished Knowledge – Alice Miller, Ph.D
EMDR: The Breakthrough “Eye Movement” Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety – Francine Shapiro, Ph.D
Getting Past Your Past – Francine Shapiro, Ph.D
Reclaiming Your Life – Jean Jenson, LCSW
The Wounded Heart – Dan Allender, Ph.D
Understanding the Borderline Mother – Christine Ann Lawson
Will I Ever Be Good Enough? – Karyn McBride
Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book)
A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis
Boundaries – Cloud and Townsend
Daily Affirmations for Forgiving and Moving On – Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
Divine Therapy and Addiction: Centering Prayer and the Twelve Steps – Thomas Keating
Driven to Distraction – Edward Hallowell
Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul – Melody Beattie
Mindfulness and Acceptance for Addictive Behaviors – Edited by Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. and Michael E. Levin, M.A.
My Husband’s Affair Became the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me – Anne Bercht
Season of Life – Jeffrey Marx
Stop Walking On Eggshells – Paul Mason
The POWER of SURRENDER – Judith Orloffe, M.D.
The Wisdom of Menopause – Christine Northrup, MD
Tuesday’s With Morrie – Mitch Albom
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom – Christine Northrup, MD
5 Easy Steps to Effective Reflective Writing
10 Coaching Points (for men) on How to Keep Your Romantic Relationship in Good Condition
A Guide For Working Through Destructive Behavior Patterns
“Trigger” – an unresolved wound that ignites an inappropriate (and often childlike) response due to overwhelming feelings of anger, shame, sadness and/or anxiety.
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