Therapy Reading

for the individual

When Food is Love is a great read for those who find themselves struggling with overeating and binge eating issues. Approximately 1/3 of our population is overweight and there is a growing prevalence of physical and mental issues related to overeating. In her book, Geneen Roth does a wonderful job of illustrating, through personal experience and experiences of people she has worked with, the painful process of using food to satisfy unmet emotional needs. “This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers- physical and emotional- that makes us human.”

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself is a great read for cultivating your self-compassion. In her book, Kristin Neff, Ph.D. encourages one to increase their self-compassion by providing exercises and action plans for managing many of life’s emotionally debilitating struggles. “Using solid empirical research, personal stories, practical exercises, and humor, Dr. Neff- the world’s foremost expert on self-compassion- explains how to heal destructive emotional patterns so that you can be healthier, happier, and more effective.”

 

Daring Greatly is a phenomenal book by Dr. Bren√© Brown. This book is about courage to face and embrace our emotional vulnerability in order to be the full participant in life that we ultimately long to be. “Brown explains how¬†vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity.”

for the couple

“In Hold me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship-from Recognizing the Demon Dialogue to Revisiting a Rocky Moment-and uses them as touchpoints for seven healing conversations. Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.”

for the family

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships.Written for parents of children of all ages, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will enrich the bonds between parent and child and contribute immeasurably to the development of a generation of emotionally healthy adults.”

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