Anxiety and Depression

Handout: Cognitive Distortions                                                     a list of the 10 most common cognitive distortions
Entering the Emptiness, by Gerald May                                        good introduction to the practice of meditation and mindfulness
The Feeling Good Handbook
, by David Burns                                   a classic cognitive-behavioral therapy text
Get out of Your Mind and into Your Life, by Stephen Hayes               CBT meets mindfulness, a more nuanced approach to Burns (above)
The Confidence Gap, by Russ Harris                                                Acceptance and Commitment Therapy text for anxiety/depression


The Enneagram: a journey of self discovery
, by Beesing,          a Catholic version of the Enneagram
The Wisdom of the Enneagram, by Riso and Hudson                        this is the version I use most often, but don't bother using the tests

Family of Origin

Drama of the Gifted Child, by Alice Miller                                          considered a classic in the field
Growing Up Again: by Dawson and Clarke                                         subtitle: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children


It Takes One to Tango, by Winifred Reilly                                          good explanation of differentiation and the skills required for marriage
Passionate Marriage, by David Schnarch                                          differentiation and sex; ch 1-3 is a good differentiation overview
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman     solid research, lots of exercises
Resurrecting Sex, by David Schnarch                                                


Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce, by Gary Neuman                      coparenting, talk to your child about divorce in age-appropriate ways
Our Babies Ourselves, by Meredith Small                                          sleep, feeding, and crying issues with new babies; excellent book
Positive Discipline, by Jane Nelson                                                   discipline
Punished By Rewards, by Alfie Kohn                                                 The Trouble w/ Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, & Other Bribes       
Unconditional Parenting, by Alfie Kohn                                               well-researched and challenging book

Recovering from Sexual Abuse

The Courage to Heal, by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis                          an essential text