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Suggested Readings



  • Unholy Ghost, Edited By: Nell Casey
  • Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, William Styron
  • The Mindful Way Through Depression, Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale,Zindel V. Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook For Depression, William J. Knaus, Albert Ellis
  • The Heartache No One Sees:Real Healing For A Woman’s Wounded Heart, Sheila Walsh
  • Get Out of That Pit Beth Moore
  • Morning Has Broken: A Couple’s Journey Through Depression, Phillip Aronson, Emme
  • Help Someone I Love Depressed, Archibald Hart
  • Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression


  • Calming The Anxious Mind, Jeffrey Brantley, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Transforming Anxiety, Doc Childre, Deborah Rozman, Doc Lew Childre


  • Brain Lock, Jeffery M. Schwartz
  • Loving Someone With OCD, Karen J. Landsman, Kathleen M. Rupertus, Cherry Pedrick


  • Delivered From Distraction, Edward Hallowell & John Ratey


  • A Time To Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One, Carol Staudacher
  • When Bad Things Happen To Good People, Harold S. Kushner
  • Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss, Hope Edelman
  • Healing Grief, Amy Hillyard Jensen
  • The Journey Through Grief, Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Ease Grief -Health Journeys, Belleruth Naparstek
  • Understanding Your Grieving Heart After A Loved One’s Death, Mary M. Wong
  • Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology
  • Smiling Through Your Tears: Anticipating Grief, Harriet Hodgson, Lois Krahn
  • After The Darkest Hour,The Sun Will Shine Again, Elizabeth Mehren
  • More Than Surviving Caring For Yourself While You Grieve, Kelly Osmont
  • Grieving With Hope, Susan Holtkamp
  • Silent Grief, Clara Hinton
  • Thoughts For the Holidays, Doug Manning
  • Not Just Another Day, Missy Lowery
  • Into The Cave, Dr. Ron Petrie
  • Dying to be Free, Beverly Cobain,Jean Larch
  • Good Grief , Granger E. WestbergLoss of a Child

Loss of a Child

  • Later, Courtney: A Mother Says Goodbye, Susan C. Evans
  • Helping Your Marriage Survive The Death Of a Child, Paul C. Rosenblatt

Loss by Miscarriage

  • Miscarriage: A Shattered Dream, Sherokee Ilse, Linda Hammer Burns
  • Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death, Sherokee Ilse, Arlene Appelbaum
  • Your Premature Baby: Everything you Need To Know About Childbirth,… Frank P. Manginello, Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

When You are Dying

  • When Death Walks In Mark Scrivani
  • When You Know You Are Dying:12 Thoughts To Guide You Through The Days James E. Miller

Helping Those Who Are Grieving

  • Helping the Bereaved Celebrate The Holidays, James Miller
  • When The Dying Speak, Ron Wooten-Green
  • The Art of Being a Healing Presence, James E. Miller
  • Where Souls Meet: Communicating with the Terminally Ill ,Dillon Woods
  • What Dying People Want, David Kuhl
  • What Can I Do? Ideas To Help Those Who Have Experienced Loss, Barbara A. Glanz
  • One You Love Is Dying: 12 Thoughts to Guide You on the Journey, James E. Miller
  • When A Child You Love is Grieving, Harold Ivan Smith
  • Lean On Me Gently: Helping the Grieving Child, Doug Manning

Pet Loss

  • When Your Pet Dies, Alan D. Wolfelt

Death By Suicide

  • Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention, Earl A. Grollman
  • Suicide Survivor’s Handbook, Trudy carlson
  • Living When A Young Friend Commits Suicide, Earl A. Grollman
  • My Son, My Son…: A Guide to Healing after Death, Loss or Suicide, Iris Bolton
  • Someone I loved Died By Suicide, Doreen Cammarata

Friend Loss

  • Grieving the Death Of a Friend, Harold Ivan Smith

Loss of a Parent

  • Finding Your Way After a Parent Dies, Richard Gilbert
  • Father Loss, Neil Chethik

Loss of a Spouse

  • Finding Your Way After A Spouse Dies, Marta Felber

Job Loss

  • Job-Loss Recovery Program Book, Lynn Joseph
  • Job-Loss Recovery, Lynn Joseph

Student Grief

  • Helping The Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers, The Dougy Center
  • A Teacher’s Guide to the Grieving Student Hospice of Lancaster County


  • Healing the Shame that Binds You, John Bradshaw
  • Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal, Belleruth Naparstek
  • Allies In Healing, Laura Davis
  • The Courage To Heal, Ellen Bass & Laura Davis


  • Alcohol & Other Drugs -Health Journeys, Belleruth Naparstek
  • Stop Smoking -Health Journeys, Belleruth Naparstek
  • Parched, Heather King
  • Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption, William Cope Moyers, Katherine Ketcham
  • Alcoholics Anonymous-Big Book, AA Services
  • Addiction: Why Can’t They Just Stop? John Hoffman, Susan Froemke
  • A Gentle Path Through the 12 Steps, Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott


  • Anger, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Letting Go Of Anger: The 10 Most Common Anger Styles & What To Do
  • Freeing the Angry Mind: How Men Can Use Mindfulness To Save Their Lives… C. Peter Bankart


  • Discovering Your Personality Type, Don Riso & Russ Hudson
  • The Wisdom Of The Enneagram, Don Riso & Russ Hudson
  • The Enneagram In Love And Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Busines.. Helen Palmer
  • Stop Walking On Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care… Paul T. Mason
  • I Hate You Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality, Jerold J. Kreisman, Hal Straus


  • Wherever You Are There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Your Playlist Can Change Your Life, Galina Mindlin, Don Durousseau, Joseph Cardillo

Eating Disorders

  • Binge No More: Your Guide to Overcoming Disordered Eating, Joyce D. Nash
  • Conscious Eating, Conscious Living: A Practical Guide To Making Peace with.. Barabara Holtzman

Anorexia Nervosa

  • Overcoming Bulimia Workbook
  • Overcoming Night Eating Syndrome
  • Surviving An eating Disorder
  • Way to Eat
  • Anorexia Workbook
  • Eating Mindfully, Susan Albers


  • Bipolar The Bipolar Workbook: Tools for Controlling Your Moodswings Monica Ramirez Basco
  • Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder Julie A. Fast, John D. Preston
  • An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison

Women’s Issues

  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health.. Christiane Northrup
  • Understanding Your Moods When You are Expecting, Lucy J. Puryear


  • Sleeping Better, Jean-Luc Mommaerts, MD
  • Good Night, Roxanne Daleo
  • Sleep Deep: Simple Techniques to Beating Insomnia, Karen Williamson
  • Getting a Good Night’s Sleep: A Cleveland Clinic Guide, Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer

Brain & Behavior

  • The Mindful Brain, Daniel Siegel
  • Brain Rules, John Medina
  • Brain Work David A. Souza
  • A Calm Brain Gayatri Devi


  • Chasing Daylight, Gene O’Kelley
  • Man’s Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl
  • The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch

Issues of the “Self”

  • Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerfgul Program To Help You Raise… Beverly Engel
  • True Love: A Practice For Awakening The Heart, Tich Nhat Hahn
  • The Forgiving Self, Robert Karen
  • Emotional Intelligence, Daniel P. Goleman
  • Social Intelligence, Daniel P. Goleman
  • CoDependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start…. Melody Beattie
  • The Road Less Traveled, Scott M. Peck
  • The Drama of The Gifted Child, Alice Miller, Ruth Ward
  • Soul Without Shame, Byron Brown
  • The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene` Brown, Ph.D.
  • The Power of Story, Jim Loehr
  • The Power of Full Engagement, Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
  • How Full Is Your Bucket, Tom Rath and Donald Clifton
  • The Power of Habit, Charles Duhligg
  • The 15 Laws of Growth, John C. Maxwell
  • Today Matters, John C. Maxwell
  • Making Habits Breaking Habits, Jeremy Dean
  • The Happiness Advantage, Shaw Achor
  • Crazy Busy, Edward Hollowell
  • One Word That Will Change Your Life, Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, Jon Gordon