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). 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
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