Recommended Self Help Books

Spirituality
Spirituality for Parents and Kids
  • Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents by Deepak Chopra
  • Fire in the Heart: A Spiritual Guide for Teens by Deepak Chopra
  • The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Meditation/Mind-Body-Soul Connection
  • A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times by Jack Kornfield (includes CD w/guided meditations)
  • Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
  • Laughter, Tears, Silence: Expressive Meditations to Calm Your Mind and Open Your Heart by Pragito Dove
  • Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield
  • The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness by Inna Segal, M.D.
  • Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh
Therapy
  • Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward, Ph.D.
  • The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self by D. Chopra, D. Ford, and M. Williamson
  • There is Nothing Wrong With You: Going Beyond Self-Hate by Cheri Huber
  • The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting by Alice Miller
  • Emotional Blackmail: When People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You by Susan Forward
  • The Gift of Imperfection: Let Go of Whom You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
  • The Right Questions: Ten Essential Questions to Guide You to an Extraordinary Life by Debbie Ford
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
Relationships
  • How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving by David Richo
  • Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self by Charles Whitfield
  • Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power by Gary Zukav
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond by Patricia Evans
  • If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path by Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D.
  • If the Buddha Married: Creating Enduring Relationships on a Spiritual Path by Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D.
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Love by Marshall B. Rosenburg, Ph.D.
  • Centering and the Art of Intimacy: A New Psychology of Close Relationships by Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. & Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D.
  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Food Addiction & Eating Disorders
  • Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth
  • Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall & Monika Ostroff
  • Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn
  • Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth
Alcoholism
  • The Thirst for Wholeness by Christina Grof
Inner Child Work
  • Do I Have to Give Up Me to be Loved by God? By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
  • Inner Bonding: Becoming a Loving Adult to your Inner Child by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
  • Healing Your Aloneness: Finding Love and Wholeness Through Your Inner Child by Erika Chopick and Margaret Paul
  • Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child by Thich Nhat Hanh
Money & Workplace
  • The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
  • Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core by Bruce D. Schneider
  • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success & Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
Co-dependence
  • Facing Codependence: What it Is, Where it Comes From, and How it Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody
  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today's Generation by Melody Beattie
  • The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome by Harriet B. Braiker
Sexual Abuse
  • The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Beverly Engel, M.F.C.C.
  • Repressed Memories: A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse by Renee Fredrickson, Ph.D.
  • Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
Inspiration
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Religion/Mysticism/Shamanism
  • The Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran
  • The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran
  • The Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran
  • The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology  by Jack Kornfield
  • Love Burning in the Soul: The Story of Christian Mystics by James Harpur
  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
  • The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism by Daniel Matt
  • Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide by Aryeh Kaplan
  • Mysticism by Evelyn UnderHill
  • The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner
Transpersonal
  • The Spectrum of Consciousness by Ken Wilber
  • Direct Connection: Transformation of Consciousness by Judith Miller, Ph.D.
  • The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth through Transformational Crisis by Christina and Stanislav Grof, M.D.
  • Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis by Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof
  • The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives by Stanislav Grof, M.D.
Intuition
  • Discover your Psychic Type: Developing and Using Your Natural Intuition by Sherrie Dillard
  • Intuition: Awakening Your Inner Guide by Judee Gee
After Death/Mediumship/Spirituality
Life Among the Dead by Lisa Williams
  • The Survival of the Soul by Lisa Williams
  • Walking in the Garden of Souls by George Anderson
  • Lessons from the Light: Extraordinary Messages of Comfort and Hope from the Other Side by George Anderson
  • Books by Brian Weiss
Symbol Guide
  • The Herder Dictionary of Symbols by Chiron Publications