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Here is a mix of helpful resources, little gems and miscellaneous reads/authors for the non-clinician to explore (no "head-y" textbooks!). This is by no means complete or comprehensive, as there is so much out there!


  • Jay Earley: Self-therapy

  • Cheri Huber: There is Nothing Wrong With You

  • Beatrice Chestnut: The Complete Enneagram

  • Tsultrim Allione: Feeding Your Demons

  • Mark Manson: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • Gay Hendricks: Learning to Love Yourself

  • Steven Levenkron: Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation

  • William Pollack: Real Boys

  • Harriet Lerner

  • Iyanla Vanzant

  • Clarissa Pinkola-Estes

  • Bell Hooks

  • Brene Brown

  • Depak Chopra

  • Byron Katie

  • Gary Null

  • Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das: Being Ram Dass


  • Francine Shapiro: 

    •  EMDR: The Breakthrough "Eye Movement" Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma

    •  Getting Past Your Past

  • Laurel Parnell: Tapping In

  • Bessel Van Der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score

  • Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz:The Boy Who Was Raised By a Dog

  • Peter Levine: Waking the Tiger

  • Thomas Hubl: Healing Collective Trauma

  • Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele and Onno Van Der Hart: Coping With Trauma-Related Dissociation

  • Gabor Mate: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

  • Ariel Schwartz and Barb Mailberger: EMDR Therapy and Somatic Pyschology


  • Bob Stahl ad Elisha Goldstein: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

  • Ron Siegel: The Mindfulness Solution

  • Pema Chodron: 

    • When Things Fall Apart

    • Comfortable With Uncertainty

  • Rhonda Magee: The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

  • Anam Thubten: No Self No Problem

  • William Bridges: Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes

  • Thich Nhat Hanh: Miracle of Mindfulness

  • Tara Brach

  • Jack Kornfield

  • Sharon Salzberg


  • Debby Irving: Waking Up White

  • Rhonda Magee: The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

  • Robin DiAngelo:

    • White Fragility

    • Nice Racism

  • Glenn Singleton and Curtis Linton: Courageous Conversations About Race

  • Isabel Wilkerson: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

  • Ibram X Kendi: How To Be An AntiRacist

  • Tim Wise: White Like Me

  • Rebecca Walker: Black, White and Jewish

  • James Baldwin

  • Toni Morrison

  • Cornel West

  • David Archer: Anti-Racist Psychotherapy

  • Rema Menekam: My Grandmother's Hands


  • Bessel Van Der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score

  • Michael Pollan: How to Change Your Mind

  • Julie Holland: Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, From Soul To Psychedelics

  • Norman Doidge: The Brain's Way of Healing

  • Carl Hart: Drug Use For Grown Ups; Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear

  • Stanislav Grof: The Way of the Psychonaut


  • Markman, Stanley and Blumberg: Fighting For Your Marriage 

  • John Gottman and Nan Silver: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

  • Terry Real

  • Annie Chen: The Attachment Theory Workbook


  • Barbara Bean and Shari Bennett: The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors

  • Julie Brand: A Mother's Touch

  • Gail Ryan: The Web of Meaning

  • Jan Hindman: Just Before Dawn

  • Ellen Bass and Laura Davis: The Courage to Heal

  • Brent Coleman: Wounded in the Name of God

  • Mike Lew: Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse


  • Ira Byock: The Four Things That Matter Most

  • Steven Levine: Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings

  • Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  • Elaine Mallon: Healing After the Loss of Your Mother


  • Penelope Leach: Your Baby and Child

  • Maya and Jon Kabat-Zin: Everyday Blessings

  • Daniel Siegel: 

    • Parenting from the Inside Out

    • The Whole Brain Child

    • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

  • Kent Nerburn: Letters to my Son

  • Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

  • Rosalind Wiseman: Queen Bees and Wannabes

  • Foster Cline: Parenting with Love and Logic

  • Ross Greene: The Explosive Child


  • Peg Dawson and Richard Guare: Smart but Scattered


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