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Reading Lists

You may find these links helpful to locate books of interest to you. 


Books about ADHD/the Brain/Mood:


Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell & John Ratey

The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand & Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps by Melissa Orlov

ADHD Parenting Handbook - Practical Advice to Parents from Parents by Colleen Alexander Roberts

Taking Charge of ADHD - The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell Barkley

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated by David Burns

Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions & Compulsions by Edna Foa

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne

Hope & Help for Your Nerves by Claire Weeks

The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression One Small Change at a Time by Alex Korb

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom by Henry Emmons

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen

The Mood Cure: The 4-step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions - Today by Julia Ross


Books about Relationships:


Facing Shame: Families in Recovery by Merle Fossum & Marilyn J. Mason

Shame: The Power of Caring by Gershen Kaufman

Healing the Shame That Binds You by John Bradshaw

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love & Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch

Connecting With Self & Others by Wackman, Nunnaly, Miller & Miller

Hold Me TIght: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson

Not "Just Friends": Rebuilding Trust & Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley P Glass

Should I Stay or Go?: How controlled separation (CS) can save your marriage by Lee Raffel

How Can I Get Through to You? Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men & Women by Terrence Real

Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Turn the End of a Relationship into the Beginning of a New Life by Susan Anderson

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman

The Good Marriage by Judith Wallerstein

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix (for couples)

Keeping the Love You Find by Harville Hendrix (for single persons)

The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed or Desperate by Harriet Lerner

Hot Monogamy by Pat Love

The Truth About Love by Pat Love


Books about Parenting:


Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

The Wonder of Boys by Michael Gurian

A Fine Young Man: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Adolescent Boys into Exceptional Men by Michael Gurian

The Blessings of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel

Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated by Anthony Wolf

Real Parents Real Children by Holly Van Gulden

Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser & Jennifer Easley

The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood by Selma Fraiberg

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish and Kimberly Ann Coe

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (How to Help Your Child by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Raising a Child Responsibly in a Sexually Permissive World by Sol Gordon & Judith Gordon

Books about Eating Disorders/ Body Image


Eating Disorders:

The Deadly Diet by Terrence Sandbeck

Your Dieting Daughter....Is She Starving for Attention? by Carolyn Costin

Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy by Courtney Martin

Overcoming Night Eating Syndrome

Feeding the Empty Heart: Adult Children and Compulsive Eating by Barbara McFarland & Tyeis Baumann

Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn

Overcoming Bulimia: Your Comprehensive Step by Step Guide to Recovery (New Harbinger self-help workbook) by Rahdi McCabe, Traci McFarlane & Marion Olmstead


Body Image:

Transforming Body Image: Love the Body You Have by Marcia Germaine Hutchinson (a classic)

The Body Image Workbook: An 8-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks (New Harbinger Workbooks) by Thomas Cash

Yoga From the Inside Out: Making Peace With Your Body Through Yoga by Christina Sell & John Friend

Body Love: Learning to Like Our Looks & Ourselves - A Practical Guide for Women by Rita Freedman


For Family & Friends:

Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family & Friends by Michelle Siegel

How Did This Happen? A Practical Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders - For Coaches, Parents and Teachers by


Books about Body/ Alternative Medicine


Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A - Z Reference to Drug-free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and Food Supplements by Phyllis Balch

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook by Ross Pelton, James B LaValle & Ernest B Hawkins

The New Glucose Revolution: The Authoritative Guide to the Glycemic Index - The Dietary Solution to Lifelong Health by Jennie Brand-Miller, Thomas Wolever & Stephen Colagiuri

The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes: The Definitive Guide to Managing Diabetes and Prediabetes Using the Glycemic Index (Marlowe Diabetes Library) by Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, Stephen Colagiuri and Alan Barclay

South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston

The South Beach Heart Program: The 4-Step Plan that Can Save Your Life by Arthur Agatston

Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental & Physical Strength by Bill Phillips

Children With Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder by Jacquelyn McCandless

Say Good-bye to Illness by Nevi Nambudripad (interesting, controversial)

Strong Women, Strong Bones (Updated) by Miriam Nelson and Sarah Wernick

Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause by Ann Louise Gittleman

Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain by Pete Egoscue & Roger Gittiness

Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-care for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil

Breathing: The Master Key to Self-healing by Andrew Weil audio cassette

The Andrew Weil Audio Collection: Masterkey to Self-healing/ Meditation for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn & Joan Borysenko

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn


Books about Addictions/ 12-Step Programs


Self-Discovery in Recovery (Hazelden Recovery Series) by Abraham Twerski

Almost an Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski & Robert Doyle

Healing the Addictive Mind by Lee Jampolski

The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior by Craig Nakken

A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps Workbook by Stephanie Covington

The 12 Steps to Self-Parenting for Adult Children by Patricia O'Gorman & Philip Oliver-Diaz

Many Roads One Journey: Moving Beyond the 12 Steps by Charlotte Kasl


Books about Forgiveness/ Prayer/ Meditation


Forgiveness Is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope by Robert Enright

Exploring Forgivenesss by Robert Enright & Joanna North

The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn & Joan Borysenko

Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

A Course in Miracles by Helen Schucman

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Tao of Pooh (The Wisdom of Pooh) by Benjamin Hoff

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner


Books about Trauma/ Boundaries/ Dysfunctional families



The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild

Trauma, Dissoctiation & Impulse Dysregulation in Eating Disorders by Johan Vanderlinden & Walter Vandereycken

The Survivor's Guide to Sex: How to Have an Empowered Sex Life After Child Sexual Abuse by Staci Haines

Emotional Healing at Warp Speed: The Power of EMDR by David Grand




Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine

Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

At Personal Risk: Boundary Violations in Professional-Client Relationships by Marilyn Peterson


Dysfunctional Families


The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman & Robert Pressman

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents by Nina Brown

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller

Trapped in the Mirror by Elan Golomb


Other Books


The Ageless Spirit, 2nd Edition: Reflections on Living Life to the Fullest in Midlife and the Years Beyond by Connie Goldman

A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman by Joan Anderson

How to Turn Your Money Life Around: The Money Book for Women by Ruth Hayden

For Richer, Not Poorer - The Money Book for Couples by Ruth Hayden

Start Where You Are: Retirement Planning in a Changing World by Ruth Hayden

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