Links to Resources

The focus of my life work – healing and awakening into aliveness and wholeness – includes sharing with others experiences and resources that encourage our psychological “growing up” and spiritual “waking up”.  The resources below focus especially on the integration of Western psychology and Eastern spiritual traditions, tools from both paradigms increasingly validated by modern neuroscience.   May you find them helpful.

Books and Websites

Badenoch, Bonnie, PhD. (2008). Being a Brain Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology. NY: W. W. Norton.

Baniel, Anat. (2009) Move into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality.  New York: Harmony Books.

Barasch, Marc Ian. (2005) Field Notes on the Compassionate Life. Rodale.

Baraz, James, and Alexander, Shoshana (2010) Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness. NY: Bantam.

Begley, Sharon (2007). Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves. NY: Ballantine Books

Bennet-Goleman, Tara. (2001) Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart. New York: Harmony Books.

Boorstein, Sylvia, PhD. (2008) Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life. NY: HarperCollins.

Brach, Tara, PhD. (2003) Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam Dell.

Brach, Tara, PhD. (2012) True Refuge:  Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart.  New York: Bantam.

Bridges, William. (2004) Transition: Making Sense of Life’s Changes. Perseus Books.

Brown, Brene, PhD. (2010) The Gifts of Imperfection:  Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.  Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Brown, Stuart, M.D. (2009) Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. Avery.

Bush, Ashley Davis. (2015) Simple Self-Care for Therapists: Restorative Practices to Weave through Your Workday. W.W. Norton

Carter, Christine, PhD.  (2010) Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. NY: Ballantine Books.

Carter, Christine, PhD. (2015) The Sweet Spot: How To Find Your Groove at Home and Work. Ballantine Books.

Chodron, Pema. (2010) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears. Boston: Shambala.

Cope, Stephen. (2000) Yoga and the Quest for the True Self. New York: Bantam.

Cozolino, Louis, PhD. (2008) The Healthy Aging Brain: Sustaining Attachment, Attaining Wisdom. W.W. Norton

Cozolino, Louis, PhD. (2006) The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain. NY: W.W. Norton.

Cozolino, Louis, PhD (2002) The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Building and Rebuilding the Human Brain. W.W. Norton.

Csikszentmihalyi, M (1991) Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: Harper Collins.

Cullen, Margaret, and Gonzalo Brito Pons PhD. (2015) The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook. New Harbinger Publications.

Dalai Lama, and Cutler, H. (1998) The Art of Happiness. New York: Riverhead Books.

Damasio, Antonio, M.D. (1999) The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. New York: Harcourt.

Davenport, Leslie.  (2009) Healing and Transformation through Guided Imagery .  Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts.

Davidson, Richard, PhD., with Begley, Sharon. (2012) The Emotional Life of your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live – and How You Can Change Them. NY: Hudson Street Press.

Desmond, Tim. (2016) Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy: Mindfulness-Based Practices for Healing and Transformation. W.W. Norton

Doidge, Norman, M.D. (2007) The Brain that Changes Itself. Penguin Books.

Doidge, Norman, M.D. (2015) The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. Viking Press.

Dweck, Carol, PhD. (2006) Mindset. Ballantine Books.

Eagleman, David, PhD. (2011) Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. Vintage Books.

Ecker, Bruce,PhD. (2012) Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation. Routledge.

Ekman, Paul, PhD. (2003) Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Epstein, Mark, M.D. (1998) Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart. New York: Broadway Press.

Flowers, Steve and Stahl, Bob. (2011) Living with Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Unworthiness, Inadequacy and Shame. New Harbinger Publications.

Fosha, Diana, PhD (2000). The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change.  New York: Basic Books.

Foster, Rick and Hicks, Greg (2004) How We Choose to be Happy. NY, Penguin Group.

Frederick, Ron, PhD. (2009) Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Frederickson, Barbara, PhD. (2009) Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive. New York: Crown Publishers.

Gelb, Michael. (2012) Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age.  Novato, CA: New World Library.

Gendlin, Eugene. (1996). Focusing-oriented psychotherapy: A manual of the experiential method.

Germer, Christopher, PhD editor. (2005) Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. New York: Guildford Press.

Germer, Christopher, PhD. (2009) The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion. NY, Guilford Press.

Germer, Christopher, PhD and Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD. (2012)  Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy:  Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice.  New York: Guilford Press.

Gilbert, Daniel (2006) Stumbling on Happiness. Vintage Books

Gilbert, Paul, PhD. (2009) The Compassionate Mind. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Gilbert, Paul, Phd. (2014) Mindful Compassion: How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others. New Harbinger Publications.

Goldstein, Elisha, PhD. (2012) The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life. New York: Atria Books.

Goldstein, Elisha, PhD. (2015) Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. Atria

Goldstein, Joseph. (2002) One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism. New York: Harper Collins.

Goleman, Daniel, PhD. (2005) Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than I.Q. New York: Bantam Books (10th anniversary edition)

Graham, Linda. (2013) Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being. New World Library.

Goleman, Daniel, PhD. (2006) Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. NY, Bantam.

Goleman, Daniel, PhD. (2013)  Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence.  New York: HarperCollins.

Greater Good Science Center: The Science of a Meaningful Life.

Michaela Haas, PhD. (2015) Bouncing Forward: Transforming Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs. Atria.

Hanson, Rick. (2013) Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.  New York: Harmony Books.

Hanson, Rick, PhD and Mendius, Rick. M.D.. (2009) Buddha’s Brain: the Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom. Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publications.

Happify Daily

Hayes, Stephen et al. (2004) Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition. New York: Guilford Press.

Hayes, Stephen et al, editor. (2005) A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. New York: Springer.

Henderson, Lynne, PhD. (2011) The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Overcome Shyness and Social Anxiety. New Harbinger Publications.

Hobbs, Carolyn (2005). Joy No Matter What: make 3 Simple Choices to Access Your Inner Joy. Boston, Conari Press.

Insights at the Edge

Johnson, Sue, PhD (2004). The Practice of Emotion Focused Couples Therapy. NY, Brunner-Routledge.

Johnson, Sue, PhD (2008) Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.  New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon, PhD. (2005) Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. New York: Hyperion.

Kahneman, Daniel, PhD (2011). Thinking, Fast and Slow. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Kashdan, Todd, PhD. (2014) The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self – Not Just Your “Good” Self – Drives Success and Fulfillment. Hudson Street Press.

Keltner, Dacher, PhD (2009) Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life. NY, W.W. Norton.

Kornfield, Jack, PhD. (2008) Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology. NY, Bantam.

Kornfield, Jack, PhD. (1993) A Path With Heart: A guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York: Bantam.

Ladner, L. (2004) The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and Psychology. New York: Harper Collins.

Lehrer, Jonah. (2012) Imagine: How Creativity Works. New York: Houghton Mifflin.

Lesser, Marc. (2013) Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: Five Truths to Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Everyday Life. New World Library.

Levine, Peter, PhD (2010) In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. North Atlantic Books.

Lucas, Marsha, PhD. (2012) Rewire Your Brain for Love: Creating Vibrant Relationships Using the Science of Mindfulness.  Carlsbad, CA: Hay House.

Lyubomirsky, Sonja, PhD. (2007) The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want. New York: Penguin Press.

MacGilchrist, Iain (2009) The Master and his Emissary:  The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.  Yale University Press.

Makransky, John (2007) Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness. Boston, Wisdom Publications.

Neff, Kristin, PhD. (2015)  (2015)  Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. New York: HarperCollins.

O’Donohue, John. (2008) To Bless the Space Between Us. NY, Doubleday.

Ogden, Pat, PhD.  (2006) Trauma and the Body: a Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. New York: W.W. Norton.

Oliver, Mary. (1992) New and Selected Poems. Boston: Beacon Press.

Open Colleges-Australia, Emotional Intelligence,

Psychotherapy Networker magazine.

Richo, David, PhD. (2002) How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving. Boston: Shambala.

Richo, David, PhD. (2006) The Five Things We Cannot Change…and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them.  Boston: Shambala.

Rosen, Kim. (2009) Saved by a Poem: the Transformative Power of Words. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House.

Rosenbaum, R. (1999). Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy. New York: Plenum Press.

Rosenberg, Marshall, PhD. (2003) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press.

Salzberg, Sharon. (1995) Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Boston: Shambhala.

Schlitz, Marilyn, PhD, et al. (2007) Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Segal, Zinder, et al (2002) Mindfulness-based Cognitive-Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse. New York: Guilford Press.

Seligman, Martin (2002) Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment. New York: Free Press.

Siegel, Daniel, M.D. (2010) Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. NY: W.W. Norton.

Siegel, Daniel, M.D. (2010) The Mindful Therapist. NY, W.W. Norton.

Siegel, Daniel, M.D. (2007) The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being. W.W. Norton.

Siegel, Daniel, M.D. (1999). The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience. New York: Guilford Press.

Siegel, Dan, M.D. and Bryson, Tina Payne, PhD. (2011) The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. Bantam Books.

Siegel, Ron, PsyD. (2010) The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems. Guilford Press.

Shapiro, Shauna, PhD and Chris White, M.D. (2014) Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising and Emotionally Intelligent Child.  Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Shimoff, Marci, (2008). Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out. NY, Free Press.

Stahl, Bob, PhD and Goldstein, Elisha PhD. (2010) A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. New Harbinger Publications.

Stern, Daniel. M.D. (2004) The Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life. New York: Norton.

Schwartz, Richard, PhD. (1995) Internal Family Systems Therapy. New York: Guilford Press.

Tart, Charles, editor. (1992) Transpersonal Psychologies: Perspectives on the Mind from Seven Great Spiritual Traditions. New York: HarperCollins.

Turkle, Sherry. (2011) Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Basic Books.

Vieten, Cassandra, PhD and Scammell, Shelley, PsyD. (2015) Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice. New Harbinger Publications.

Wallin, David, PhD (2007) Attachment and Psychotherapy. NY, Guilford Press.

Watson, G and Batchelor, Stephen, editors. (2000) The Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Science, and Our Day-to-Day Lives. York, ME:S. Weiser.

Welwood, John, PhD. (2000) Toward A Psychology of Awakening. Boston: Shambhala.

Wehrenberg, Margaret. (2008) The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques. W.W. Norton

Whyte, David, (2009) The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship. NY, Penguin Books.

Wilber, Ken. (2000) Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy. Boston: Shambhala.

Wilber, Ken et al, (2008) Integral Life Practice: A 21st Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. Boston, Shambala Publications.

Williams, Mark et al. (2007) The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness.  New York: Guilford Press.