Good For: relationships, attachment, security with self & others
One of the most in-depth books on attachment available. You do not need to be in a nonmonogomous relationship, or even any relationship at all, for this to be a worthwhile read. This book provides excellent detail on identifying your attachment style as well as how to create more secure relationships with yourself and others.
Good For: trauma, addictions
Maté writes about the inextricable relationship between trauma and addictions- whether that be substances, your phone, or anything else. Using a harm-reduction framework, he normalizes the cravings and compulsions behind addiction as soothing techniques for managing past trauma and offers a nonjudgmental approach to working with it.
Good For: parenting, teens, substance use, risky behavior
Topics covered in this book include addiction, impulse control & cognitive functioning, and how to decrease communication conflict between parents and teens. Primarily for parents of teens who are using/experimenting with substances and having behavioral issues.
Good For: anxiety, depression, finding greater purpose
Frankl chronicles his time as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp during WWII and his creation during that time of of a meaning-based psychotherapy and approach to life. He writes from an existential lens about how to use tragic life circumstances to create deep meaning for life.
Good For: CPTSD, parental wounding, attachment, codependency
A psychotherapy classic. Alice describes the gifted child as one that is sensitive, attuned to others, intelligent, and emotionally aware. Explore how these traits in dynamic with a parental figure who did not meet your needs is impacting you as an adult. Learn steps to work with your inner child.
Good For: anxiety, depression, spirituality
Moore teaches you how to add depth, purpose & meaning, and sacredness into every day life. He discusses how to use depression, anxiety and grief as your teachers for meeting your deepest needs. Broaden your perspective and learn how to use your uncomfortable emotions to authentically care for your soul.
Good For: PTSD, Trauma, stress & anxiety, depression, somatic healing
Trauma is a fact of life. Dr. Bessel uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers' capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain's natural neuroplasticity. The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal.
Good For: CPTSD, PTSD, Trauma, stress & anxiety, depression, somatic healing
The causes of Cptsd range from severe neglect to monstrous abuse. If you felt unwanted, unliked, rejected, hated and/or despised for a lengthy portion of your childhood, trauma may be deeply engrained in your mind, soul and body. This book is a practical, user-friendly self-help guide to recovering from the lingering effects of childhood trauma, and to achieving a rich and fulfilling life.
Good For: Getting to know your parts, IFS education
Learn all about the Internal Family Systems model of therapy and how to apply it to your every day life. Tammy interviews other IFS practitioners to discuss everything from how to work with different parts, how to use the IFS perspective when managing conflict or making decisions to topics including gender, addiction, and disordered eating.
Good For: Spirituality, attachment, depression & anxiety, self-actualization
Good For: CBT, practical tips, education
You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You’re dead wrong. In "The Happiness Lab" podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.