Below I’ve listed books I’ve read in the last couple years that continue to mold and nurture me. For some of them I have included a link where you can read my favorite excerpts from these amazing resources. As has become my tradition, I glean the words of others in order to process and retain what I’ve read. Somehow this seems to make the learning last, and provides a review of what struck me the first time around. Also, I just love these books, and want to tell everyone about what others are writing and learning. I’d like to personally thank the amazing authors on the list, and have provided page numbers so that you can check context where relevant to your personal learning. I apologize for any typos and acknowledge that they sometimes happen. Feel free to bring these to my attention, and I’ll fix them up if I can. I hope that you find something helpful for your personal journey among these gleanings! Happy Reading…
Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion. Encinitas: Puddledancer Press, 2000.
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, by Esther and Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham). Carlsbad: Hay House, Inc. 2004. Has 1,399 reviews and a 4.5 on a 5 point scale on Amazon.com
Wired For Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, Stan Tatkin 2011, New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love, by Robert Karen, PhD. Oxford University Press, 1998
Bioenergetics: The Revolutionary Therapy that Uses the Language of the Body to Heal the Problems of the Mind, Alexander Lowen, MD. New York: Penguin Compass, 1975
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, Peter A. Levine, PhD. North Atlantic Books, Berkely, California, 2010.
The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain, by John E Sarno, M.D. Warner Books, New York, NY, 1999.
I Love You But I Don’t Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship, by Mira Kirshenbaum. Berkley Books NY, 2012
The Art of Empathy: a Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill, by Karla McLaren
Molecules of Emotion; Why you feel the way you feel, by Candace Pert, PhD. Scribner, New York, NY 1997.
Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love & Intimacy, by David Richo. Shambhala publications, Inc. Boston, MA 2010
The Five Languages of Apology: How to Experience Healing in All Your Relationships by Gary Chapman & Jennifer Thomas Northfield Publishing, Chicago, IL 1973
In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want, by Iyanla Vanzant, Simon and Schuster, NY 1998.
When food is love: Exploring the relationship between eating and intimacy, by Geneen Roth, 1992. Penguin Group, New York, NY.
Stop Trying. Start Living. The Art of Effortless Living. Do Less, Let Go, and Discover Health, Emotional Well-Being, and Happiness, by Ingrid Bacci, Ph.D., 2000. Berkley Publishing Group, New York, NY.
McLaren, K. (2010). The Language of emotions: What your feelings are trying to tell you. Boulder, CO: Sounds True.
Who’s Controlling You? Who Are You Controlling? Strategies for Change by Carol Rogne. Outskirts Press, Inc. Denver Colorado. 2011.
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. Broadway Books New York, 1996.
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life, Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend. Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1992.
Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. New York, NY, 1998.
Get Out of My Life But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D., HarperCollinsCanadaLtd, 1991.
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing, Carolyn Myss, Ph.D. Random House, Inc. New York, NY 1996.
I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, Terrence Real, Scribner, New York NY 1997.
The Pathwork of Self-Transformation, Eva Pierrakos, Bantam Books, New York, NY 1990.
Compassionate Wrath: Transpersonal Approaches to Anger, essay by Robert Augustus Masters (2008). http//pods.gaia.com/Robert_augustus_masters/discussions/view/333694?printable=1
Who’s Pulling Your Strings? How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life, Harriet Braiker, McGraw Hill Books, New York, 2004.
Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving & Thriving with the Self-Absorbed, Wendy T. Behary, LCSW New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Oakland California, 2003.
Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, Clare Pain, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. New York NY 2006.
Undefended Love, Jett Psaris, Ph.D.& Marlena S. Lyons, Ph.D. New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Oakland CA 2000.
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Peter A. Levine, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA 1997.
Controlling People, Patricia Evans, 2002, Adams Media Corporation
Radical Forgiveness, Colin C. Tipping, 2002, Global 13 Publications, Inc.
Breaking Free of the Co-dependency Trap, Barry K. and Janae B. Weinhold, PhD’s, New World Library, Novato, CA, 2008.
The Flight from Intimacy, Healing your Relationship of Counter-Dependency—The other side of Co-Dependency, Barry K. and Janae B. Weinhold, PhD’s, 2008, New World Library, Novato, CA 2008.
EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing: The Breakthrough “Eye Movement” Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma, Francine Shapiro, PhD & Margot Silk Forrest, Basic Books, 2004.
Codependent No More & Beyond Codependency, Melody Beattie, Hazeldon Foundation, New York, NY, 1992.
Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life By Telling the Truth, Brad Blanton, Sparrowhawk Publications, Stanley, VA 2003
Emotional Bullshit: The Hidden Plague That is Threatening to Destroy Your Relationships—And How to Stop It, Carl Alasko, Ph.D. Penguin Group, New York, NY, 2008.