TED Talks and Video Articles:
Emotional Hygiene
The Happy Secret to Better Work
Power of Vulnerability
Self Compassion
New Direction on Drugs and Alcoholism
Dive Into Change

Helpful Books, Workbooks & Scholarly Articles:

Emotion Regulation and Self-Acceptance:

Brown, B. (2010). The gifts of imperfection: Let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are. Hazelden Publishing.

Harris, R. (2008). The happiness trap: how to stop struggling and start living. Trumpeter, Boston.

Hayes, S. C. (2005). Get out of your mind and into your life: The new acceptance and commitment therapy. New Harbinger Publications.

Chödrön, P. (2012). Living beautifully with uncertainty and change. Shambhala Publications.

McKay, M., Wood, J. C., & Brantley, J. (2007). The dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook: Practical DBT exercises for learning mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation & distress tolerance.      

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Addictions:

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change-J. Foote, Ph.D., C. Wilkens, Ph.D., N. Kosanke, Ph.D., S. Higgs, Ph.D.

Living Sober - Published by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today's Generation  - Melody Beattie

The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents - Melody Beattie

Voices from the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery - Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Actor and Arts-based Techniques for Listening, Mood, Motivation, and Commitment:

Sanford Meisner on Acting  -- Sanford Meisner & Dennis Longwell

The Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique  -- William Esper

The Artist’s Way — Julia Cameron


The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought - David Adam

Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness - Steven Hinshaw, Ph.D.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness - Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.

The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating - Kiera Van Gelder, MFA

Darkness Visible- William Styron

The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion

Link to the International OCD Foundation's list of Books and Multimedia Resources

Scholarly Articles & Books:

Burns, D. D. (1999). The feeling good handbook, Rev. Plume/Penguin Books.

Craske, M. G., Kircanski, K., Zelikowsky, M., Mystkowski, J., Chowdhury, N., & Baker, A. (2008). Optimizing inhibitory learning during exposure therapy. Behaviour research and therapy, 46(1), 5-27.

Craske, M. G., Treanor, M., Conway, C. C., Zbozinek, T., & Vervliet, B. (2014). Maximizing exposure therapy: an inhibitory learning approach. Behaviour research and therapy, 58, 10-23.

Germer, C. (2009). The mindful path to self-compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions. Guilford Press.

Harris, R. (2006) Embracing Your Demons: An Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 12, 2-8.

Hayes, S.C, Strosahl, K.D., & Wilson, K.G. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The process and practice of mindful change (2nd edition). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Hill, C. E. (2018). Existing psychotherapy theories about meaning in life. In C. E. Hill, Meaning in life: A therapist’s guide (pp. 65-73). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.

Leahy, R. L., Tirch, D., & Napolitano, L. A. (2011). Emotion regulation in psychotherapy: A practitioner's guide. Guilford Press.

Neff, K., & Tirch, D. (2013). Self-compassion and ACT. Mindfulness, acceptance, and positive psychology: The seven foundations of well-being, 78-106. Chicago.

Neff, K., & Sands, X. (2011). Self-compassion: The proven power of being kind to yourself. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Tirch, D. D. (2010). Mindfulness as a context for the cultivation of compassion. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3(2), 113-123.