Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual
by Louise Kaplan
Using concrete examples, Dr. Kaplan takes parents through each phase of a baby’s life, and describes what the child is thinking and feeling, explaining the meaning behind such universal childhood behavior as the first smile, the “peek-a-boo” game and temper tamptrums. She equips parents with a deeper understanding of their. Child’s experience so they can appreciate and help their child in their struggle to become an individual.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
by Bessel van der Kolk
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self control, and trust.
How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self
by Nicole LePera
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical and spiritual wellness that equips people with the interdisciplinary tools necessary to heal themselves. After experiencing the life changing results herself, she began to share what she’d learned with others and soon “The Holistic Psychologist” was born.
The Self-Acceptance Project: How to Be Kind and Compassionate Toward Yourself in Any Situation
Edited by Tami Simon
A collection of heartfelt, intelligent suggestions for being kind to yourself in any situation in your life from leaders in the spiritual field, including Judith Blackstone, Tara Brach, Jeff Foster and Harville Hendrix.