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Book Recommendations



Burns (2006). When Panic Attacks. Morgan Road Books.
Chapman, Gratz (2015). The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anger: Using DBT Mindfulness & Emotion Regulation Skills to Manage Anger. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Clark, Beck (2012). The Anxiety and Worry Workbook – The Cognitive Behavioral Solution. The Guilford Press.
Li (2018). Defining Life. Li
McKay, Wood, Brantley (2007). The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Shepherd, Tom (2017). Stepping Out of Depression and Anxiety with CBT – A Workbook With Simple Techniques To Retrain Your Brain. CreateSpace.
Wilson (2001). Stopping the Noise in Your Head. Health Communications, Inc.


Duhigg (2014). The Power of Habit – Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business. Random House.
Hanh (2010). Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life. HarperOne.
Hanh, Vriezen (2011). Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness With Children.  Parallax Press.
Kabat-Zinn (2013). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness.  Second Edition, Revised and Updated. Bantam/Random House.
Kabat-Zinn (2016). Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life. Sounds True.
Newport, Cal (2016). Deep Work. Grand Central Publishing.
Sarno (1999). The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain. Warner Books.
Tolle (2006). A New Earth:  Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.  Plume.
Williams, Kraft (2012). The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors. Raincoast Books.


Bradshaw (2005). Healing the Shame That Binds You. Health Communications, Inc.
Branden (1997). Taking Responsibility For Your Life: Self Reliance and the Accountable Life. Fireside.
Cain (2012). Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Crown/Archetype.
Carnes (1997). The Betrayal Bond: Beeaking Free of Exploitive Relationships. Healthy Communications, Inc.
Howes (2017). The Mask of Masculinity. Hay House UK.
Levine, Heller (2012). Attached – The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Fine – And Keep – Love. Tarcher Perigee.
Mellody (2003). Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes From, How It Sabotages Our Lives. HarperCollins.
Mellody, Miller, Miller (2003). Facing Love Addiction. Harper San Francisco.
Reynolds (2011).  Parenting Through Divorce. Skyline Publications.
Perel (2017). The State of Affairs – Rethinking Infidelity. Harper.
Schiraldi, Gerald (2001). The Self Esteem Workbook. New Harbinger Publications.
Tatkin (2016). Wired For Dating – How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate. New Harbinger.
Thomas (2016). Conscious Uncoupling – 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After. Harmony.
Wegscheider-Cruse (2012). Learning to Love Yourself: Finding Your Self Worth. Health Communications, Inc.
Whitfield (1994). Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self. Health Communications, Inc.


Astin (1997). Stress Reduction through Mindfulness Meditation: Effects of Psychological Symptomatology, Sense of Control, and Spiritual Experiences. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 1997,66:97-106.
Brown, Ryan (2003). The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-Being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 84(4), Apr 2003, 822-848.
Hofmann, Sawyer, Witt, Oh (2010). The Effect of Mindfulness-Based Therapy on Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol 78(2), Apr 2010, 169-183.
Witkiewtz, Lustyk, Bowen (2013). Retraining the Addicted Brain: A Review of Hypothesized Neurobiological Mechanisms of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Vol 27(2), Jun 2013, 351-365.

Most of these books were either ones that touched my life, or they were told to me by clients who said they were very impactful on their lives.  If there’s a book that’s really impacted you, please let me know so I can read it and share it here so you can Pay It Forward.