Recommended Reading

While new books become available almost daily, and this list is nowhere near complete, I hope you will enjoy looking at the various titles I’ve listed here.

Most books are linked to if you decide that you’re interested in looking at them in more detail. These are all books I have read and found helpful….Nancy

Click a title below, to be taken to Books in that Interest Area
Compassion and Lovingkindness Mindfulness Practices and Getting Grounded
Consciousness, Prayer, Healing, Shared Consciousness and Energy Psychology Living In The Present Moment
Hopeful Living Intuition And Deeper Ways Of Knowing
Spiritual Development For Therapists

For Therapists

Allen, J. G. (1995). Coping with Trauma: A Guide to Self-Understanding.
Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Berg, I. K., & Dolan, Y. (2001). Tales of Solutions: A Collection of Hope-inspiring Stories.
New York: Norton.

Cozolino, Louis J. (2002). The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Building and Rebuilding the Human Brain.
New York: Norton.

Cozolino, Louis (2006). The neuroscience of human relationships:
attachment and the developing social brain.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-70454-9
ISBN-10: 0-393-70454-8

Levine, Peter A. & Maggie Kline (2007). Trauma through a child’s eyes:
Infancy through adolescence.
Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, and Lyons, CO: ERGOS Institute Press. ISBN-13: 978-1-55643-630-7
ISBN-10: 1-55643-630-0

Rothschild, B. (2000). The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment.
New York: Norton.

Scaer, Robert (2005). The trauma spectrum: Hidden wounds and human
New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
ISBN 0-393-70466-1

Shapiro, F. (2001). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. 2nd Edition.
New York: The Guilford Press.

Siegel, Daniel J. (2007). The mindful brain: Reflection and attunement in
the cultivation of well-being.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-70470-9 ISBN-10: 0-393-70470-X

Siegel, Daniel J., M.D., & Mary Hartzell, M.Ed. (2003). Parenting from the
inside out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise
children who thrive.
New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.
ISBN 1-58542-295-9 (paperback edition)
ISBN 1-58542-209-6 (alk. paper)
Silver, S. M., & Rogers, S. (2002). Light in the Heart of Darkness: EMDR and the Treatment of War and Terrorism Survivors.
New York: Norton.

Stern, Daniel N., M.D. (2004). The present moment in psychotherapy and
everyday life.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
ISBN 0-393-70429-7

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Compassion and Lovingkindness

Borysenko, J. (1990). Guilt is the teacher, love is the lesson.
New York: Warner.
Chodron, P. (1994). Start where you are: A guide to compassionate action.
Boston: Shambhala.
Galland, C. (1998). The bond between women: A journey to fierce compassion.
New York: Penguin Putnam.

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Ingram, C. (1990). In the footsteps of Gandhi.
Berkeley: Parallax.

Salzberg, S. (1995). Lovingkindness: The revolutionary art of happiness.
Boston: Shambhala.

Salzberg, S. (1999). A Heart as Wide as the World: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness.
Boston: Shambhala.
Salzberg, Sharon. (2002). Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience.
New York: Riverhead Books

Thich Nhat Hanh (2003). Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community and the World.
New York: Free Press.

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Mindfulness Practices and Getting Grounded

Borysenko, Joan. (1993). Fire in the soul. A new psychology of spiritual optimism.
New York: Warner Books.

Dolan, Y. (1998). One small step: Moving beyond trauma and therapy to a life of joy.
Wastonville, CA: Papier-Mache Press.
Epstein, M. (1998). Going to pieces without falling apart: A Buddhist Perspective on wholeness.
New York: Broadway Books.

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Epstein, M. (1995). Thoughts without a thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective New York: Basic Books. [Especially for therapists.]
Epstein, M. (2001). Going on Being: Buddhism and the way of change.
New York: Broadway Books
Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go, there you are.
New York: Delta.

Heller, Diane Poole. (2001).Crash Course: A self-healing guide to auto accident trauma & recovery. This is a great resource for understanding the process of Somatic Experiencing, which may be applied to any kind of trauma.
Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Kornfield, J. (1993). A path with heart: A guide through the perils and promises of spiritual life.
New York: Bantam.

Levine, P. A. (1997). Waking the Tiger: Healing trauma.
Berkeley, CA: North Altantic Books
Pema Chodron (2001) The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times.
Boston: Shambhala.

Rinpoche, Yongey Mingyur (2007). The joy of living: Unlocking the secret & science of happiness.
New York: Harmony Books.
ISBN-13: 978-0-307-34625-4 ISBN-10: 0-307-34625-0
Shapiro, F., and Forrest, M. S. (1998). EMDR: The breakthrough therapy for overcoming anxiety, stress, and trauma.
New York: Basic Books.
Kasl, Charlotte. (2001). If the Buddha Married: Creating Enduring Relationships on a Spiritual Path.
New York: Penguin Compass.Kasl, Charlotte. (1999). If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path.
New York: Penguin Compass
Shapiro, Eddie and Debbie. (1998) Peace Within the Stillness: Relaxation and Meditation for True Happiness.
Thich Nhat Hanh. (1991). Peace is every step: The path of mindfulness in everyday life.
Berkeley: Parallax.
Thich Nhat Hanh. (1990). Present moment, wonderful moment: Mindfulness verses for everyday living.
Berkeley: Parallax.
Turner, Vernon Kitabu. (2000). Soul sword: The way and mind of a Zen warrior.
Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing. Welwood, John. (2000). Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation.
Boston: Shambhala. Back to Top of the PageConsciousness, Prayer, Healing, Shared Consciousness and Energy Psychology
Dossey, Larry. (1999) Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing.
New York: HarperSanFrancisco.
Lieb, Kathy (2003). Moving Beyond
Trauma: Gentle Lessons in Body Awareness. Phillips, M. (2000). Finding the Energy to Heal: How EMDR, Hypnosis, TFT, Imagery, and Body-Focused Therapy Can Help Restore Mindbody Health.
New York: Norton.Gallo, F. P., & Vincenzi, H. (2000). Energy Tapping: How to Rapidly Eliminate Anxiety, Depression, Cravings and More Using Energy Psychology.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.Back to Top of the PageLevy, S. L., & Lehr, C. (1996). Your Body Can Talk: How to Use Simple Muscle Testing to Learn What Your Body Knows and Needs. Prescott, AZ: Hohm Press.Lambrou, P., & Pratt, G. (2000). Instant Emotional Healing: Acupressure for the Emotions.
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Living In The Present Moment Eckhart Tolle (2003). Stillness Speaks.
Novato, CA: New World Library.
Kane, Ariel and Shya. (1999) Working on Yourself Doesn’t Work.
New York: ASK Productions.

Kornfield, J. (2000). After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the heart grows wise on the spiritual path.
New York: Bantam Books
Sri Nisargaradatta Maharaj. (1973) I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Majaraj.
Durham, NC: The Acorn Press.
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Nadeen, Satyam. (1996) From Onions to Pearls: A Journal of Awakening and Deliverance.
Carlsbad, CA: Hay House.

Tolle, Eckhart. (1999) The Power of Now. Novato, CA: New World Library.
Novato, CA: New World Library.
(This is a truly wonderful book. Most of the people I know who have read this book have chosen to reread it a number of times. Each time, they discover more useful information and approaches to living skillfully in the present moment.)
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Hopeful Living
Seligman, Martin. (1998) Learned Optimism. How to Change Your Mind and Your Life.
New York: Pocket Books.

Vaughan, Susan. (2000) Half Empty, Half Full: Understanding the Psychological Roots of Optimism.
New York: Harcourt.
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Intuition And Deeper Ways Of Knowing
Franquemont, Sharon. (1999) You Already Know What to Do : 10 Invitations to the Intuitive Life
New York: Tarcher/Putnam.

Naparstek, Belleruth. (1998) Your Sixth Sense: Unlocking the Powers of Your Intuition.
New York: HarperSanFrancisco.

Back to Top of the PageSpiritual DevelopmentMyss, C. (2001). Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential.
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