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This is a list of suggested books for your psychological and emotional well-being.


The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine

Healing Developmental Trauma by Laurence Heller and Aline Lapierre

It Didn’t Start With You by Mark Wolynn

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper

Relaxation / Stress Relief

How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hahn

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks


This is Depression by Diane McIntosh

Learned Hopefulness by Dan Tomasulo

The Mindful Way through Depression by Mark Williams

Feeling Great by David Burns


Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

The Power of Attachment by Diane Poole Heller

Attachment-Focused Parenting by Daniel Hughes

Raising a Secure Child by Kent Hoffman

Attachment by John Bowlby

Brain Development / Research

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge

The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard Davidson and Sharon Begley

The Feeling of What Happens by Antonio Damasio

The Mindful Brain by Daniel Siegel


Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hahn

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

Mindsight by Daniel Siegel