Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The landmark book for bringing mindfulness meditation into daily life to reduce stress and cope with emotional and physical pain, written in simple language.
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope
Stories of how yoga can create personal transformation and help us live in alignment with our deepest values. It is also the story of the Kripalu Yoga lineage.
Kripalu Yoga by Richard Faulds
The handbook for Kripalu Yoga, overviewing all aspects of practicing the yoga of transformation.
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
A basic guide to understanding and releasing codependency, the pattern of neglecting our own needs while feeling compelled to please others.
Out of the Shadows by Patrick Carnes
A comprehensive guide to understanding sexually compulsive and destructive behaviors.
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
A guide to the basics of Buddhist psychology, and how to transform suffering into wisdom about life.
A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps by Patrick Carnes
A simple, practical guide on how to apply the 12 step process for healing.
The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
How parental neglect can create damaging dilemmas for children.
Healing Your Aloneness by Erika Chopich and Margaret Paul
A guide to healing the pain of neglect and abuse of childhood, using the Inner Child model.
Peaceful Mind by Mcquaid and Carmona
Using mindfulness and other therapy techniques to work with depression and other life-limiting patterns.
The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
A simple, readable guide to Acceptance Commitment Therapy, which is a simple, practical set of teachings for ending the struggle with difficult emotions and how they can block us from living a full life. Don’t be fooled by the mainstream ‘self-help’ packaging of this book- the teachings are great- basically applied Buddhist psychology aimed at emotional difficulty.
Go In and In by Dana Faulds
Poems about the awakening and spirituality one yoga teacher encounters on the life path of yoga.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Tolle obsessively focuses on the habits of the mind that pull us out of the present moment, which, he points out, is the only time we actually get to live. Although some of his statements about achieving permanent freedom from struggle are over the top, this book is a valuable resource for seeing how the mind works. He has a gift for simple, clear language to illustrate subtle concepts about how we inadvertently add suffering to our lives.
When Things Fall Apart and The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron
Brief, inspirational books on facing difficult circumstances with more grace and less fear. And, learning to let the fear be there, and not be controlled by it.
The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield
Warm, humorous guide to Buddhist Psychology and how to apply it in our lives.
Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
Simple teachings on how to live a more skillful and peaceful life by training the mind to be more focused. Basic help for attentional difficulties that are sometimes medicalized, diagnosed and medicated as ADD/ADHD.