Recommended Books

Trauma and Recovery

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma – by B. Van der Kolk
  • The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries From the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity – by N. Doidge
  • It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle – by M. Wolynn

Internal Family Systems (IFS) – Parts Work

  • Parts Work: An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life – by T. Holmes, L. Holmes
  • Self-Therapy – by J. Earley
  • You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For: Bringing Courageous Love To Intimate Relationships – by R. C. Schwartz

Grief and Loss

  • Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving – by J. Samuel
  • It’s OK that You’re Not OK – by M. Devine
  • The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief & Healing – edited by K. Young
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook – by J. W. James & R. Friedman


  • The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey – by N. L. Kriseman
  • The Conscious Caregiver: A Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself – by L. Abbit

Dealing with Shame

  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – by B. Brown

Life Transitions, Search for Meaning

  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes – by W. Bridges
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – by V. Frankl
  • Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life – by G. Levoy
  • Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life – by R. J. Leider & D. A. Shapiro
  • What Should I Do with My Life – by P. Bronson
  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life – by B. Burnett & D. Evans
  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now – by M. Jay