Book Recommendations

This page was created to offer you helpful resources as you begin your journey to healing.  I have included links to Amazon for all books listed here for your convenience.  I do not receive payment when you click a link.

Marriage/Relationships

Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson – This book was written by the creator of Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and is a wonderful resource for couples.

Love Sense by Sue Johnson – Dr. Johnson makes the case that love is not only logical, but can dramatically enhance our sense of well-being.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman – This book offers practical steps for you and your partner to begin enjoying a more fulfilling relationship.

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail by John Gottman – Another practical book with helpful suggestions to improve or strengthen your marriage.

Parenting

Parenting from the Inside Out by Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell – The authors suggest that, rather than focusing on parenting skills, developing a greater understanding of the self can naturally lead to healthier relationships with your children that in turn help them thrive.

The Whole-Brain Child by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson – Offers 12 strategies to foster healthy brain development in your child.

No-Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson – There is a link between a child’s natural development and the way parents respond to their children’s misbehavior.  This book offers helpful suggestions to take your child’s development into account and help them learn to grow and thrive.

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay – Interested in raising self-confident and motivated children?  Then this is the book for you.

Guilt/Shame/Self-loathing

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown – Brene Brown helps you realize the power of vulnerability and how it can transform your relationships and your life.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown – Offers ten guideposts on the road to letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be and accepting who you truly are.

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn – Mindfulness is quite the buzz word these days, but Kabat-Zinn’s definition succinctly sums up why I have included this book in this section: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”