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Mental Health ​​​​​Blogs:
Therapy Matters​

​Heart & Work of Parenting

Suggested Readings



Anxiety and Phobia Workbook - E Bourne
Feeling Good: The new mood therapy - D Burns
Wired for Dating: How understanding neurobiology & attachment can help you - S Tatkin
The Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative - F Williams
Flow: The psychology of optimal experience - M Csikszentmihalyi
Love 2.0: Creating happiness and health in moments of connection - B Fredrickson
The Healthy Aging Brain: Sustaining attachment, gaining wisdom - L Cozolino
The Mindful Brain: Reflection & Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being  - D Siegel
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - R Sapolsky

Marriage and Families

Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy:  Advances from Neurobiology - B Atkinson 
Marriage Rules: A manual for the married and the coupled up - H Lerner
The Neuroscience of Human Relationships - L Cozolino
Love Sense: The revolutionary new science of romantic relationships - S Johnson

What Makes Love Last? How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal - J Gottman & N Silver
Co-parenting Survival Guide: Letting go of conflict after a difficult divorce - Thayer & Zimmerman

Yoga & Meditation 

The Science of Yoga: Risks and rewards - W Broad

Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A return to wholeness - D Farhi

Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective practices for mood management - A Weintraub

Writing to Heal - J Pennebaker

Yoga as Medicine: The yogic prescription for health and healing - T McCall

Work as a Spiritual Practice: A practical Buddhist approach to inner growth - L Richmond

*Additional Resources Below

Mental Health Providers

Attachment Disturbances in Adults - D Brown & D Elliott
Attachment in Psychotherapy - D Wallin
​Mindfulness and Psychotherapy - C Germer, R Siegel, & P Fulton
The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma - B Van der Kolk
The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience - D Siegel
The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective neuroscience & practice - Fosha, Siegel & Solomon
The Master and his Emissary: The divided brain & the making of the western world - McGilchrist
The Neurobehavioral and Social Emotional Development of Infants and Children - E Tronick
The Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life  - D Stern

The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy - A Schore
The Archaeology of Mind - J. Panksepp & L. Biven
Shadow of the Tsunami: The growth of the relational mind - P Bromberg

Child Development
Brain Rules for Baby: How to raise a smart, happy child from 0 to 5 - J Medina

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk- Faber &  Mazlish

Irreducible Needs of Children - T Brazelton & S Greenspan

Childhood Disrupted: How biography becomes biology, and how to heal - DJ Nakazawa
Parenting by Heart - R Taffel

Everyday Blessings - M & J Kabat-Zinn
Parenting from the Inside Out - D Siegel & M Hartzell

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys - D Kindlon & M Thompson
The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies - D Siegel & T Bryson
Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional & Behavioral Development - T Brazelton
Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach- H Glasser  & J Easley 
How Children Succeed: Grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character - P Tough

Additional Yoga & Meditation Resource *

Palouse Mindfulness - MBSR Free Online Class
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center - Meditations
Meditation & Mindfulness - Jack Kornfield  
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy - Elisha Goldstein, PhD
Guided Meditations - Tara Brach
Plum Village Mindfulness Practice - Tich Nhat Han
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers - Sapolsky Video
Bouancy Rather than Burnout– Joan Halifax