Recommended Reading

This is a selection of books that I have found very useful over the years and is regularly updated. I share lots of recommendations with clients and friends and wanted to share this with you too. If you have a book to recommend to me, please do. I am always on the look out for inspiration on my own journey.

Self Help/IFS

Self Compassion
– Kristin Neff, Ph.D

– Jay Earley Ph.D

Internal Family Systems Therapy
– Richard Schwartz

Playing Big
– Tara Mohr

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
– Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

Transformational Speaking If you want to Change the World Tell a Better Story
– Gail Larsen

Parts Work An Illustrated Guide to your Inner Life
– Tom Holmes

Change, Loss, Anger, and Depression

Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change
– Pema Chodron

When Things Fall Apart: Heartfelt Advice for Difficult Times
– Pema Chodron

Flying Without Wings
– Arnold R. Beisser

The cow in the Parking Lot A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger
– Leonard Scheff and Susan Edmiston

Anger Buddhist Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
– Harriet Lerner, PhD

Yoga For Depression
– Amy Weintraub


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
– John Gottman, Ph.D.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the way with Live, Love, Parent and Lead
– Brenee Brown

To Bless the Space Between Us
— John O’Donohue

Marriage in Motion The Natural Ebb & Flow of Lasting Relationships
– Richard S. Schwartz, M.D. and Jacqueline Olds, M.D.

Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Turn Disconnection into Intimacy
– Mona Barbera, Ph.D.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships
– Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Connected: How your Friends’ Friends’ Affect Everything You Feel, Think, And Do
– Nicholas A. Christakis, M.D., Ph.D. and James H. Fowler, Ph.D.


The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma
– Richard C. Miller PhD

The Body Keeps Score: Brain Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma
– Bessel van der Kolk

Parts Psychology: A Trauma-Based, Self-State Therapy for Emotional Healing
– Jay Norick, PhD.

Mindfulness and Spirituality

Beginning Mindfulness Learning the way of awareness a ten-week course
– Andrew Weiss

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-being
– Daniel J. Siegel MD

Sitting Still like a Frog Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)
– Eline Snel CD voice by Myla Kabat-Zinn

The New Feminine Brain
– Mona Lisa Schulz M.D. Ph.D

Man’s Search for Meaning
– Viktor Frankl

Courageous Dreaming How Shamans Dream the world into Being
– Alberto Villoldo PhD


Train your Mind Change your Brain
– Sharon Begley

The Emotional life of your Brain
– Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D with Sharon Begley

The Brain that Changes Itself
– Norman Doidge M.D.

Incognito The secret lives of the brain
– David Eagleman

Magnificent Mind At Any Age
– Daniel G. Amen, M.D.