**Please note that if you have a history of trauma, it is not necessarily recommended that you read about trauma and trauma therapy prior to consulting with a therapist who can give you guidance on what to read and when to read it.
*The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
*Tapping In, Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.
*Getting Past Your Past, Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.
Mindfulness, Anxiety, Depression
*Radical Acceptance,Tara Brach, Ph.D.
*Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, Mark Epstein, M.D.
*The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living, Russ Harris
*Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Robert M. Sapolsky
*The User's Guide to the Human Mind, Shawn Smith, Psy.D.
*Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent, A Guide For Stressed Out Children, Grace Lebow, Barbara Kane w/ Irwin Lebow
*The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss, Nancy L. Mace, MA and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., MPH
Adolescence, Parenting and Children
*Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance, Christopher McCurry, Ph.D.
*BRAINSTORM: An Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12-24, Daniel Siegel
*The Whole Brain Child, Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
*ACT With Love, Russ Harris
*The Mindful Couple, Robyn Walser, Ph.D., Darrah Westrup, Ph.D.
*Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): https://www.actmindfully.com.au/upimages/Dr_Russ_Harris_-_A_Non-technical_Overview_of_ACT.pdf
*Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT): http://www.mindfulcompassion.com/
*Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Information: http://www.aa-dc.org/
*APA, Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse: http://www.apa.org/topics/trauma/memories.aspx
*Meditation Resource, Tara Brach: https://www.tarabrach.com/
*The Space Between Self -Esteem and Self-Compassion, Kristin Neff at TedxCentennialParkWomen
"Talk Nicely To Yourself" with Dr. Paul Gilbert
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