We have many books and workbooks our clients find useful. If you would like to purchase any of these, click on the link to order.
Larry recommends these self-help resources:
Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World
When St Patrick came to Ireland in the 5th century AD, he discovered Christians worshiped one God, the Celts had many and found divinity all around them. The ancient Celtic reverence for the spirit in all things survives today. Now, Irish poet and scholar John O'Donohue shares with secrets of this ancient world. Using authentic Irish prayers and blessings, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within your own soul and the 'secret divinity' in your relationships. Click here to purchase.
The Anger Control Workbook by Mathew McKay, Ph.D. and Peter Rogers, Ph. D.
The Anger Control Workbook offers a new, effective approach to anger control that gives you the tools to manage anger in your day-to-day life. You’ll understand how anger affects all areas of your life—physically and emotionally. This workbook shows you how to practice new coping behaviors that allow you to gain control in anger-stimulating situations. Techniques are in a step-by-step format, including exercises and worksheets. It’s arranged to make it easy to put together a program tailored to your obstacles and triggers. Click here to purchase
Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again
In this book, Michele Weiner-Davis gives effective advice on preventing divorce and how couples can stay together. Using marriage-enriching, divorce-preventing techniques, can be used if only one spouse participates, Weiner-Davis shows readers how to leave the past behind and set attainable goals, strategies for identifying problem-solving behavior that works—and how to make changes last, methods for breaking unproductive patterns shows readers in pain that working it out is better than getting out. To purchase, click here
The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage
Rescue your marriage with the proven techniques of The Divorce Remedy—sound, sensible advice from a renowned relationship expert!Michele Weiner-Davis wrote this empowering and encouraging guide for revitalizing marriage and building stronger, more loving bonds. Weiner-Davis outlines a realistic, solution-oriented seven-step program for managing marital problems, using revealing anecdotes and in-depth case studies, she illustrates practical ways for marriage partners to avoid the “divorce trap”, identify specific marriage-saving goals, become an expert on “doing what works”, overcome infidelity, Internet obsessions, depression, sexual problems, and midlife crises. To purchase, click here
Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace By Kim Phuc Phan Thi
Get out! Run! We must leave this place! They are going to destroy this whole place! Go, children, run first! Go now! These were the final shouts nine year-old Kim Phuc heard before her world dissolved into flames―before napalm bombs fell from the sky, burning away her clothing and searing deep into her skin. It’s a moment forever captured, as an iconic image that has come to define the horror and violence of the Vietnam War. Kim survived the pain of her body ablaze, but how could she possibly survive the pain of her devastated soul? Fire Road is the true story of how she found he answer in a God who suffered Himself; a Savior who truly understood and cared about the depths of her pain. Fire Road is a story of horror and hope, a harrowing tale of a life changed in an instant―and the power and resilience that can only be found in the power of God’s mercy and love. To purchase click here.
Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains revisions with a new chapter, new exercises and foreword detailing Dr. Hendrix’s philosophy for eliminating negativity from couples’ daily interactions. Harville Hendrix, PhD., in partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD., originated Imago Relationship Therapy, a healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents. Together they have more than thirty years’ experience as educators and therapists.
Getting the Love You Want Workbook
Harville Hendrix with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, published Getting the Love You Want. The book introduces their Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents. Doctors Hendrix and Hunt aid couples in their plight for more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships into lasting sources of love and companionship.
GRIEF SHARE: Your Journey From Mourning to Joy
The GriefShare participant workbook contains a 13-week video note-taking section, a daily personal Bible study, a weekly journaling and "grief work" section, insights from prominent Christian leaders, helpful articles, Scripture tear-out cards, and a gospel presentation. To purchase, click here.
Healing from Infidelity: The Divorce Busting® Guide to Rebuilding Your Marriage After an Affair The feelings of discovering a spouse has been unfaithful leave the one shocked, devastated and overwhelmed, couples often hit stalemates as they struggle to get past intense emotional pain, mistrust, resentment and never-ending arguments about the betrayal. Weiner-Davis offers a step-by-step program to help readers deal with traumatic feelings after the discovery, respond to questions about the affair, talking about intense emotions without arguing, end the affair, overcome flashbacks and painful memories, rebuild trust and accountability, find forgiveness and reconnect sexually. Click here to purchase
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr Marc Weissbluth A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep
How to Help Your Spouse Heal From Your Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful
How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair offers advice for those who've strayed and want a second chance. How to avoid the potholes that doom marriages after affairs, 15 essential steps for repair after betrayal. Click here to purchase.
Making Marriage Simple: Ten Relationship-Saving Truths
Making Marriage Simple is the accessible, essential road map to building a strong marriage in the modern world. Bestselling authors Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt formulate ten essential truths they have learned creating a successful and satisfying relationship. Each chapter introduces a simple truth—such as “a frustration is a wish in disguise,” “incompatibility is grounds for marriage,” or “conflict is growth trying to happen”—then walks couples through effective exercises to help them apply each truth in life, every day. Click here to purchase.
The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress Imagine an 8-week program that has been tested and proven effective, can help you overcome depression, anxiety, and stress--by learning new ways to respond to your own thoughts and feelings. The expert authors introduce mindfulness practices to try each week, plus reflection questions, tools for keeping track of progress, and helpful comments. Guided meditations are provided on the accompanying MP3 CD and are also available as audio downloads. Note: The MP3 CD can be played on CD players (only those marked "MP3-enabled") as well as on most computers. Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. Click here to purchase.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living What if depression could lead to positive change? This edition of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression includes research on self-compassion, mindfulness, and neuroscience to help you live a more meaningful life. Depression can damage relationships, cause problems at work, lead to substance abuse, and make it more difficult to overcome physical illnesses. You may feel scared to reach out for help, or you may avoid your feelings. Know there are effective ways to overcome depression, one day at a time. Using the skills outlined in this book, you’ll be able to work through your depression, experience greater peace and well-being, and go on to create a better life. To purchase, click here.
Positive Addiction by William Glasser
Positive Addiction shows readers how to gain strength and self-esteem through positive behavior. Click here to purchase.
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) Details step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an overstimulated world. This workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the go-to source for stress reduction strategies. This edition is updated with relaxation techniques proven treatment methods, including progressive relaxation, self-hypnosis, visualization, mindfulness and acceptance therapy. You'll explore your stress triggers and symptoms, and create a personal plan for stress reduction. Each chapter features a method for relaxation and stress reduction, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed. Click here to purchase.
A Whimiscal and Fanciful Coloring Book for Adults
"A Whimsical and Fanciful Coloring Book for Adults" is a collection of original drawings by Joseph Copeland. His coloring book for adults contains drawings for adults and the entire family. He and his wife Yvonne Copeland, a licensed Social Worker, were collaborators of the book. The book can be a tool for stress relief for adults who use art as a mechanism to relax. It also has pictures that can be used as a fun activity for the entire family. The book contains 40 original drawings. All drawings are printed on separate pages of the book so completed art can be framed. This book should provide many hours of coloring pleasure! Click here to purchase.
101 Reasons to Avoid Ritalin Like the Plague by Howard Glasser This book captures the pivotal decision to put a child on Ritalin or medications. There are many physical and psychological side-effects never mentioned to the parent who is seeking help or being pressured by the school to do something about their child's behavior or poor performance at school. This book advocates for the parent to have full disclosure regarding medications. Most doctors get information from pharmaceutical companies that have an interest in selling medications. The message to the child is "neither you, nor your teacher, nor your parents, nor the doctor can handle you, it scares us and we need to make it go away." The author discovered a simple, reliable way to help convert a child's intensity into his source of greatness. To purchase, click here.
Erica suggests the following books:
Happy Habits for Every Couple: 21 Days to a Better Relationship by Kathi Lipp When was the last time you flirted with your husband or wife? Does your idea of a hot date include a drive-thru and springing for the extra-large fries? What would your marriage look like after 21 days of turning your attention to happy habits that will better your relationship? In Happy Habits for Every Couple, Kathi Lipp and husband Roger show you practical, fun-filled ways to put love and laughter back into your marriage. Here are a few results you'll see when you put Happy Habits for Every Couple into practice: 1. New levels of warmth and tenderness in your relationship. 2. A deeper sense of security with your spouse. 3. A marriage filled with fun and flirting. This 21-day plan will give you the boost you need to bring you closer together. To purchase, click here.
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Pamela Blair, PhD Each year eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close. Those who face a sudden death, the authors are two women who experienced sudden loss. This edition of the bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide, depression, the circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings. These pages have offered solace to seniors, teenagers, the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. To purchase, click here.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?
In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today. To purchase, click here
Getting the Love You Want: a Guide for Couples: Second Edition by Harville Hendrix Become the most connected couple you know with this revolutionary guide, combining behavioral science, depth psychology, social learning theory, Gestalt therapy, and interpersonal neuroscience to help you and your partner recapture joy, enhance closeness, and experience the reward of a deeply fulfilling relationship. To purchase, click here.
What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question. To purchase, click here.
Dawn suggests the following Apps/Websites:
Calm (App)- Meditation and relaxation aid that promotes help with sleep and reduces stress and anxiety. This app offers sleep stories, guided education, meditation and music.
Shine (App)- User friendly app designed to offer daily check ins to help practice mindfulness and focus on positive mindset and well-being. The app encourages healthy perspective on making self care easier for a busy life.
Youper (App)- This app features emotional health assessments, journal logs, mood logs and a chat feature to help become aware of thoughts and feelings and how they impact our daily living.
Pacifica (App)- An app based on cognitive behavioral therapy that allows user to track stress and anxiety with journaling, tracking mood, and practical activities suggested based on self reflection. This will increase insight regarding depression, stress, and anxiety in daily living. There is also a community support feature.
Storyberries.com (Website)- Read free fairy tales, bedtime stories, nursery rhymes, poems for kids, and short stories for kids. The best free kids books online!
Erin suggests the following resources:
Trauma Informed Parent - Facebook Group
Nature and Thrive blog - Books for teaching children emotional regulation.
The Body Keeps The Score - book by Bessel Van Der Kolk
Virtual Hope Box - App
Sanvelle for Stress and Anxiety - App
It Gets Better Project - Website
Square Breathing Technique - found on YouTube