Helpful Books, Workbooks & Scholarly Articles:
Emotion Regulation and Self-Acceptance:
Brown, B. (2010).Â 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).Â Get out of your mind and into your life: The new acceptance and commitment therapy. New Harbinger Publications.
McKay, M., Wood, J. C., & Brantley, J. (2007).Â 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
Listening and Mindfulness:
Living Beautifully: Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change - Pema Chodron
Sanford Meisner on Acting -- Sanford Meisner & Dennis Longwell
The Actor's Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique -- William Esper
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
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.
Germer, C. (2009). The mindful path to self-compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions. Guilford Press.
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.
Mason, P. T., & Kreger, R. (2010). Stop walking on eggshells: Taking your life back when someone you care about has borderline personality disorder. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Neff, K., & Sands, X. (2011). Self-compassion: The proven power of being kind to yourself. New York, NY: William Morrow.