Resources

Guided Breathing Meditation
Breathing Mediation - guided by Susan
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Relationships

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship  - Stan Tatkin 

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work  - John M. Gottman 

 

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love - Sue Johnson (better than her recent book Love Sense, in my opinion)

 

Making Marriage Simple - Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

 

What Makes Love Last?  How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal - John Gottman 

Wired for Dating - Stan Tatkin

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Neurobiology

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation - Daniel J. Siegel

 

Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life - Jon Kabat-Zinn 

 

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation - Sharon Salzberg

 

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness - Jon Kabat-Zinn 

 

10% Happier - Dan Harris

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics - Dan Harris

Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha - Tara Brach 

 

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness - Sharon Salzberg

 

Kristin Neff's Self Compassion Site: www.self-compassion.org

 

Brené Brown's The Gifts of Imperfection and her video on Vulnerability: Ted Talk

Parenting

Parenting from the Inside Out - Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell 

 

No Drama Discipline - Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

 

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child - John Gottman 

 

Film: Inside Out by Pixar (for children and grown-ups)

Buddhism and Mindful Living

Tara Brach on Western Buddhism (audio and video talks): www.tarabrach.com

 

Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience - Sharon Salberg

 

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - Mark Epstein

 

Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism - Kittisaro and Thanissara

 

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times - Pema Chodron

 

Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering - Phillip Moffitt

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki

For Therapists

Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy - Marion Solomon and Stan Tatkin

 

Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy - Christopher K. Germer and Ronald D. Siegel, Eds.

 

The Mindful Therapist - Daniel J. Siegel 

 

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy - Christopher K. Germer, Ronald D. Siegel, Paul Fulton, Eds.

 

Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body, Brain - Marion F. Solomon and Daniel J. Siegel

 

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk

Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective - Mark Epstein

*If you would like additional guidance on which resource might best suit your needs, please send me an email or a short note here and I will be happy to help.  Not all recommendations are listed here.

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