Brach, T. (2004) Radical Acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha. Bantam

Brach,T. (2012) True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart Random House Publishing

Chodron, P. (2009) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears. Shambhala

Chodron, P. (2000) When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Shambhala

Chozen-Bays, J. ( 2011)How to train a wild elephant and other adventures in mindfulness. Shambhala

De Mello, A. ( 1984) The Song of the bird. Doubleday

Epstein, M. (1999) Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness. Broadway.

Epstein, M. (1995) Thoughts Without A Thinker: Psychotherapy From A Buddhist Perspective. Basic Books

Frankl, V. (2006) Man’s Search for meaning Beacon Press. Gunaratana

Huber, C. (2002) Suffering Is Optional: Three Keys to Freedom and Joy. Keep it simple books.

Kabat-Zinn J. (2011) Mindfulness for beginners: Reclaiming the present moment-and your life. Sounds True.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (2006) Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. Hyperion.

Kabat-Zinn (1994) Wherever You Go, There You Are – Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life. Hyperion.

Kabat-Zinn (1990) Full Catastrophe Living Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Delta

McQuaid, J., Carmona, P. & Segal, Z. (2004) Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression. New Harbinger.

Nhat Hanh, T. (2014) How to sit Parallax Press

Sheridan, T. (2011) Buddha in blue jeans; An extremely short simple zen guide to sitting quietly and being Buddha.

Snel, E. (2013) Sitting still like a frog; Mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents). Shambhala

Tolle, E. (2004) The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. New World Library.

Warner, B. (2003) Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth about Reality. Wisdom Publications.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy/Borderline Personality Disorder

Aguirre, B. & Galen, G. (2013) Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve your suffering using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. New Harbinger.

Chapman, A. & Gratz K. (2007) The Borderline Personality Disorder survival guide: Everything you need to know about living with BPD. New Harbinger

Fruzzetti, A. (2006) The High-conflict couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy guide to finding peace, intimacy and validation New Harbinger

Harvey, P. & Penzo, J. (2009) Parenting a child who has intense emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills to help young children regulate emotional outbursts and aggressive behaviors. New Harbinger

Linehan M.M. (1993) Skills training manual for treating Borderline Personality Disorder. Guilford Press.

Manning, S. (2011) Loving someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to keep out of control emotions from destroying your relationship. Guilford Press.

Matta, C. (2012) The Stress response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy can free you from needless anxiety, worry, anger and other symptoms of stress. New Harbinger.

Porr, V. (2010) Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family guide for healing and change Oxford University Press

Van Dijk, S. (2012) Calming the emotional storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills to manage your emotions and balance your life. New Harbinger

Van Gelder, K. (2010) The Buddha and the borderline: My recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism and online dating. New Harbinger

Behaviorism and Biology

Hanson, R. (2013) Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Harmony Books.

Hanson, R. (2009) Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. New Harbinger.

Kazdin, A. (2008) Parent Management training: Treatment of oppositional, aggressive and antisocial behavior in children and adolescents. Oxford university press.

Pryor, K. (1999) Don’t shoot the dog!: The New art of teaching and training. Bantam

Sapolsky, R. (2004) Why zebras don’t get ulcers: The acclaimed guide to stress, stress-related diseases and coping. Holt Paperbacks

Suicide prevention/Self-Harm 

Blauner, S.R. ( 2003). How I stayed alive while my brain was trying to kill me: One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention. Harper Publications.

Gratz, K. & Chapman, A. (2009) Freedom from self harm: Overcoming self-injury with skills from DBT and other treatments. New Harbinger

Huber, C. (2001) There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate. Keep it simple books.

Jamison, K.R. (2000) Night falls fast: Understanding suicide. Vintage

Understanding Emotions and being human

Brantley, J. (2007) Calming your anxious mind: How mindfulness and compassion can free you from anxiety, fear and panic. New Harbinger.

Brown B. (2012) Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead. Gotham.

Brown, B. (2010) The gift of imperfection: Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. Hazelden.

Brown, B. (2007) I thought it was just me (but it isn’t): Making the journey from “What will people think?” to “I am enough”. Gotham.

Cacioppo, J.T. (2009) Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection. W.W. Norton & Co.

Eifert, G., McKay, M. & Forsyth, J. (2006) Act on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger. New Harbinger.

Germer, C. & Saltzberg,S. (2009) The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. Guilford Press.

Greenberg, L. (2002) Emotion-Focused Therapy: Coaching Clients to Work Through Their Feelings. American Psychological Association

Huber, C. (1995) The Fear Book: Facing Fear Once and for All. Keep it simple books.

Kashdan, T. (2009) Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life William Morrow.

Ladner, L. (2004) The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and Psychology. Harper One

Lerner, H. (2002) The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate. Harper Publishers.

Lerner, H.(2005) The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships. Harper Publishers

Neff, K. (2011) Self- Compassion: Stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind. William Morrow

Pinkola-Estes,C. (1996) Women Who Run with the Wolves .Ballantine Books.

Tarvis, C. (1989) Anger: The misunderstood emotion. Touchstone


Alderman, T. & Marshall, K. (1998) Amongst ourselves: A self help guide to living with dissociative identify disorder. New Harbinger

Boon, S., Steele, K. & van der hart, O. (2011) Coping with trauma-related dissociation; Skills training for patients and therapists. Norton and Company

Levine, P. (2010). In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA.

Levine, P. (1997). Waking the Tiger: Healing trauma. North Atlantic Books. Berkeley, CA.

Shapiro, F. (2012). Getting past your past: Take control of your life with self-help techniques from EMDR Therapy. Rodale Books, NY, NY. van der Kolk, B. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Viking, NY, NY.

Understanding the struggle with food

Gold, S. (2011) Food: The good girl’s drug: How to stop using food to control your feelings. Berkley

Grassi, A. (2014) The PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook: 100 Easy and Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Beat PCOS Luca Publishing

Grassi, A & Mattei, S (2009) The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health. Luca Publishing

Johnston, A. (2000) Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling Gurze Books

Lock, J & Le Grange, D. (2005) Helping your teenager beat an eating disorder. Guilford

Roth, G. (2011) Women, Food and God: An Unexpected path to almost everything. Scribner

Schaefer, J., & Rutledge, T. (2003) Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too. McGraw–Hill.

Taitz, J.L. (2012) End emotional eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills to cope with difficult emotions and develop a healthy relationship to food. New Harbinger Mood and Well-Being

Otto, M.W. & Smits, J. (2011) Exercise for Mood and Anxiety; Proven strategies for overcoming depression and enhancing well-being. Oxford

Williams, M., Teasdale, J., Segal, Z., & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007) The Mindful way through depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. Guilford Press.