Recommended resources

Books

The following list of books (philosophy, self-help, spirituality, and recovery) have been instrumental for countless clients over the past few decades. Throughout the years of my practice, they’ve helped reinforce or motivate countless clients.

You Can Heal Your Life – Louise L. Hay

This self-help book begins with the proposition that healing begins once we realize the importance of the mind-body connection; it is recognized as one of the most acclaimed in the genre, selling over 35 million copies.

The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

This self-help book gained popularity via Oprah Winfrey’s show in the 1990’s and stayed on the NY Times best-selling list for over a decade. It lays down a foundation for personal conduct by way of Toltec teachings.

The Nature of Personal Reality – Jane Roberts

“In this perennial bestseller, Seth challenges our assumptions about the nature of reality. He explains how the conscious mind directs unconscious activity and has at its command all the powers of the inner self. Included are excellent exercises for applying these theories to any life situation.” (Google Books)

Codependent No More – Melody Beatty

This book examines how to identify and ultimately exit out of toxic codependent relationships. It’s an absolute toolkit for navigating a modern understanding of what makes relationships toxic and codependent to the point where a person’s daily functioning is significantly compromised and continuing on is potentially dangerous.

Way of the Shaman – Michael J. Harner

This is a collection of non-Western texts on spirituality with unique descriptions of creation myths, deities and more! This is useful for expanding awareness and acknowledgement of non-Western spiritual paradigms.

Soul Retrieval – Ingerman

With warmth and compassion, Sandra Ingerman describes the dramatic results of combining soul retrieval with contemporary psychological concepts in this visionary work that revives the ancient shamanic tradition of soul retrieval for healing emotional and physical illness. This revised and updated edition includes a new afterword by the author.

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/18974748

Personal Power of Awareness – Roman

Creative Visualization – Gawain

Adult Children of Alcoholics – Wotitz

In the 1980’s, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. In this updated edition of her bestseller she re-examines the movement and its inclusion of Adult Children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics. After decades of working with ACoAs she shares the recovery hints that she has found to work. Read Adult Children of Alcoholics to see where the journey began and for ideas on where to go from here.

https://www.amazon.com/Children-Alcoholics-Dysfunctional-Families-Anniversary/dp/1944840036/

The Dance of Anger – Wotitz

The renowned classic and New York Times bestseller that has transformed the lives of millions of readers, dramatically changing how women and men view relationships.

Anger is something we feel. It exists for a reason and always deserves our respect and attention. We all have a right to everything we feel—and certainly our anger is no exception.
“Anger is a signal and one worth listening to,” writes Dr. Harriet Lerner in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers. While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this engaging and eminently wise book, Dr. Lerner teaches both women and men to identify the true sources of anger and to use it as a powerful vehicle for creating lasting change.
For decades, this book has helped millions of readers learn how to turn their anger into a constructive force for reshaping their lives. With a new introduction by the author, The Dance of Anger is ready to lead the next generation.

https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-dance-of-anger-harriet-lerner?variant=39876006445090

Meditations – Aurelius

Focusing – Gendlin

American Primitive – Oliver

Siddhartha – Hesse

Tao Te Ching – A Feminist Translation by Mitchell

Relaxation Response – Benson

Where Two Worlds Touch – Karpinski

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious – Jung

The Complete Guide to the Tarot – Grey

The Artist’s Way – Cameron