Resources - Readings

Addiction & Recovery

Another Chance: Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family, by Sharon Wegscheider Crus

Facing Love Addiction, by Pia Mellody

Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery, by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.

Women, Sex and Addiction, by Charlotte Davies Kasl, Ph.D.

Overcoming Addictions: The Spiritual Solution,
by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Changing For Good, by James O. Prochaska, Ph.D., John C. Norcross, Ph.D. and Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D. A revolutionary six-stage program for overcoming bad habits and moving your life positively forward.

Trauma and Addiction, by Tian Dayton, Ph.D.

Reclaim Your Family from Addiction, by Craig Nakken

The Addictive Personality, by Craig Nakken

Mindful Recovery, A spiritual path to healing from Addiction, by Thomas Bien, Ph.D. and Beverly Bien, M.Ed.

Codependents’ Guide to the 12 Steps, by Melody Beattie

The New Codependency, by Melody Beattie

Codependent No More: How to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself, by Melody Beattie


Delivered from Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.

Couples, The Seven Principals for Making a Marriage Work, by John M Gottman, Ph.D.

How Can I Get Through To You?, by Terrence Real

The Abusive Personality: Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships, by Donald G. Dutton

The Relationship Cure, by John Gottman, Ph.D.

For Men

The Seasons of a Mans Life, by Daniel J. Levinson
Explores and explains the specific periods of personal development through which all human beings must pass

Men and the Water of Life, by Michael Meade
The mythic tapestry of multicultural stories that encourages both men and women to look into their own lives to find the seeds of initiatory and healing experiences and the threads of meaningful community

The Secret Lives of Men, by Christopher Blazina. Ph.D.
A look into the inner world of the male psyche

The Male Brain, by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

For Women

Women who Run with the Wolves, by Clarrissa Pinkola Estes

The Female Brain, by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Women Who Love Too Much, by Robin Norwood

Learning to Love Yourself, Finding your self-worth, by Sharon Wegschieder-Cruse


Mindsight, by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
The New Science of Personal Transformation, connecting Neuroscience of the brain and spiritual wisdom as a path to leading a happier more productive life.

The Mindful Brain, by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

The Brain That Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge, M.D.


Care of the Soul, by Thomas Moore

Wherever You Go There You Are, Mindfulness meditation in every day life, by Jon Kabat- Zinn

The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chodron

A Path with Heart, by Jack Kornfield

The Spirituality of Imperfection, by Ernest Kurtz


Waking the Tiger, by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.

Healing Trauma, by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.

Depression / Anxiety / Stress

Coping with Anxiety, by Edmund Bourne, Ph.D.

How We Choose To Be Happy, by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks

I Don’t Want to Talk About It, Overcoming the secret legacy of male depression, by Terrence Real

Coping with Social Anxiety, by Eric Hollander, M.D. and Nicholas Bakalar

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, by David D. Burns, Ph.D.
A look at groundbreaking, drug-free treatment for depression

The Feeling Good Handbook, by David D. Burns, Ph.D.
Sequel to Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, this book reveals new techniques and provides step-by step exercises that help you to cope with the full range of everyday problems.

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, A guide to Stress Related Diseases, and Coping, by Robert M. Sapolsky

When the Body Says No, Understanding the Stress–Disease Connection, by Gabor Mate, M.D.

Teens & Families

Teens Under the Influence, The truth about kids, alcohol, and other drugs-how to recognize the problem and what to do about it, by Katherine Ketcham and Nicholas A. Pace, M.D.

Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope, by Olivia Gardner with Emily and Sarah Buder

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes you Knew, by Ellen Notbohm

Parenting from the Inside Out, by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Mary Hartzell, M. Ed.

Marijuana, What’s a Parent to Believe?, by Timmen L. Cermak, M.D.


Buzzed: A Year of paying Attention, by Katherine Ellison

It’s Not About the Horse, by Wyatt Webb

One Breath at A Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps, by Kevin Griffin

Drinking: A Love Story, by Caroline Knapp

Dry, by Augusten Burroughs

Beautiful Boy: A father’s journey through his son’s addiction, by David Shef

Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamines, by Nic Sheff

12 Steps on Buddha’s path: Bill Buddha, and We, by Laura S.

Addict in the Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery, by Beverly Conyers

Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery: Twenty True Stories from the Soul, by Barbara Sinor and Cardwell C. Nuckols

Hannah: My True Story of Drugs, Cutting and Mental Illness (Louder Than Words) by Hannah Westberg

Second Chances: Top Executives Share Their Stories of Addiction and Recovery, by Gary Stromberg and Jane Merrill

The Center Cannot Hold, My Journey Through Madness: Living with Schizophrenia, by Ellyn R. Saks

Other Books of Interest

Emotional Resiliency, Simple truths for dealing with the unfinished business of your past, by David Viscott, M.D.

Mistakes Were Made, (but not by me), Why we justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

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

Trapped in the Mirror, by Elan Golomb, Ph.D. Adult children of narcissists in their inner struggle for self.

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder, by Paul Mason and Randi Kreger

Surviving Schizophrenia, A manual for families, patients and providers,
by E. Fuller Torrey, M. D.

Emotions Revealed, by Paul Ekman

Radical Honesty, How to transform your life by telling the truth, by Brad Blanton, Ph.D.